High-tech system saving energy for Ocean Park Inn
Published - 08/31/15 - 05:36 PM | 3787 views | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Independently owned Pacific Beach hotel Ocean Park Inn is making a name for itself environmentally, using top-of-the-line, energy-saving technology.

The beachfront hotel, at 710 Grand Ave., is upgrading its internal operations, minimizing monthly energy expenses and supporting state environmental goals. That is being accomplished through Stem, leading provider of intelligent energy storage. Intelligent energy storage combines big data and predictive software to automatically lower energy use during peak hours, which saves on costly demand charges.

The Stem system learns Ocean Park Inn’s energy use patterns then draws on stored energy to offset peak charges. In addition, Stem is able to predict the hotel’s monthly energy use and cost, providing insight into how to spread out energy-intensive activities and create efficient hotelwide habits.

“Ocean Park Inn is taking steps to be on the forefront of technology to provide an energy-conscious hotel that our guests can be proud to stay in,” said Elvin Lai, Ocean Park Inn’s CEO. “Our Stem system equips us with insight and storage as we maintain an environmentally sustainable business while we continue to provide guests the ultimate experience in comfort and high-quality amenities.”

Lai noted that, with an innovative solution from Stem, Ocean Park Inn is simultaneously meeting guest needs while saving money and managing energy use – all without extra staff time or effort.

Since the beginning of the year, Ocean Park Inn has:

- Decreased energy demand charges by more than 10 percent with no effect to guest comfort;

- Gained valuable insight into energy use and costs, helping Ocean Park Inn discover new ways to save;

- Avoided peak-usage hours automatically, requiring no additional staff time or effort; and

- Participated in California’s Self-Generation Incentive Program, which supports energy resources that contribute to greenhouse gas emission reductions.

By installing energy storage, Ocean Park Inn is playing a role in a more efficient, reliable and clean electric grid in California.

Founded by the Lai family four generations ago, the Inn is a boutique hotel on the shoreline of Pacific Beach. It consists of 72 rooms with a variety of suites, complete with a private balcony and access to an ocean view pool and hot tub.

Valuing the environment and conservation, Ocean Park was the first San Diego hotel to install a Stem intelligent storage system.

To learn more or make a reservation, visit oceanparkinn.com.
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