Guests Give Hotels Low Rating – AppliedSensor Offers IAQ Solution

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Energy-Efficient Indoor Air Quality Sensors Detect VOCs, May Increase Guest Satisfaction

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Not only is stale, stuffy air a major inconvenience – it could also be a health hazard. As Sick Building Syndrome becomes more prominent, facility managers will find that iAQ modules have been a necessity all along.

A recent survey found that hotel guest satisfaction has dropped to its lowest level in seven years. To combat one facet of this issue, hotel facility managers can improve occupant comfort and save energy costs with AppliedSensor’s line of indoor air quality (IAQ) modules.

Facility managers can equip individual guest rooms and lobby restrooms with energy-efficient IAQ modules that have been integrated with the facility’s demand-controlled ventilation (DCV) system. The module detects a broad range of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which can negatively impact occupant health, comfort and even productivity. The ventilation system is used only when target VOC levels are exceeded, thus eliminating unnecessary energy usage.

“While I’ve experienced hotel dissatisfaction firsthand as a frequent business traveler, I know that facility managers walk a fine line between occupant comfort and operating costs,” said AppliedSensor, Inc. CEO Tom Aiken. “Not only is stale, stuffy air a major inconvenience – it could also be a health hazard. As Sick Building Syndrome becomes more prominent, facility managers will find that iAQ modules have been a necessity all along.”

Conducted by J.D. Power and Associates, the survey of North American hotels was released to USA Today this week and indicates how satisfaction with rooms has dropped within a point of its lowest level in the past six years. Guest also reported dissatisfaction with check-in and check-out, food and other hotel services and facilities, such as pools and business centers.(1)

More information about hotel indoor air quality can be found at http://bit.ly/IAQhotel.

About AppliedSensor
Relying on 25 years of research and development, AppliedSensor designs and manufactures chemical sensor solutions for a broad range of applications, including intelligent indoor air quality (iAQ) modules for building automation, in-cabin air quality monitors for passenger vehicles and hydrogen leak sensors for fuel cell vehicles. AppliedSensor GmbH is located in Reutlingen, Germany and AppliedSensor Inc. in Warren, New Jersey, U.S.A. Additional information is available at appliedsensor.com.

1) Source: J.D. Power and Associates 2012 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study

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Contacts:
Thomas Aiken, AppliedSensor Inc.: tom.aiken[at]appliedsensor[dot]com, 908‐222‐1477
Mar Junge, c3PR: mar[at]c3pr[dot]com, 408‐730‐8506, mobile 408‐219‐0101

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