Centro Hotel Case Study – Abu Dhabi


Centro Hotel Abu Dhabi, recognized for its modern design and dedication to ensuring guest comfort, encountered a hurdle in handling its utility expenses. Elevated costs, especially within its commercial kitchens, led the hotel to seek energy-efficient alternatives. To tackle this challenge, the hotel opted to resolve the issue by implementing Intelli-Hood’s Demand Control Kitchen Ventilation (DCKV) system.


Centro Hotel Abu Dhabi struggled with substantial utility costs, facing an annual expenditure of $15,670 within its commercial kitchens, creating a significant financial strain. In a bid to enhance sustainability efforts, the hotel chose to invest in Intelli-Hood’s DCKV system. Promising optimized ventilation to lower energy consumption and operational costs, the system aimed to address this issue.

The seamless installation of Intelli-Hood’s DCKV system in all commercial kitchens ensured minimal disruption to the hotel’s daily operations, preserving its high service standards.

Favorable outcomes were achieved from the installation of Intelli-Hood at Centro Hotel Abu Dhabi. The hotel achieved an annual utility savings of $7,345, significantly reducing post-installation costs from $15,670 to $8,325. This marked a substantial decrease in operational expenses. With an impressive ROI of 2.2 years, the success underscores the economic viability of the Intelli-Hood DCKV system, emphasizing substantial cost savings and operational advantages from this investment.

The kitchen’s average fan speed was adjusted to 73%, synchronizing ventilation with cooking activities (refer to the graph below). This alignment led to enhanced energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Additionally, the Intelli-Hood installation not only curbed energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions but also significantly contributed to the hotel’s sustainability objectives, reducing CO2 emissions by 168,584 lbs. annually.


The implementation of Intelli-Hood’s DCKV system at Centro Hotel Abu Dhabi stands as a successful integration. This installation has delivered noteworthy utility cost savings, boasting an impressive ROI and elevating operational efficiency to achieve a substantial 47% reduction in operating expenses. Such advancements underscore the system’s profound impact on enhancing the hotel’s financial efficiency and operational effectiveness, marking a significant milestone in their pursuit of cost-effective sustainability.


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