Conveniently located in the center of Jerusalem with 650 rooms and suites that serve 12,000 guests monthly, the Ramada Jerusalem is among the largest hotels in Israel. Prior to installation at the end of 2011, the hotel consumed 350,000 liters of diesel annually, creating a significant negative impact on the bottom line, as well as the environment.
The hotel management was searching for a way to reduce its huge energy expenses. After a thorough examination of several options, a decision was made to install the Phoebus Energy Hydra Air system.
The Ramada Jerusalem marks the largest Hydra Air installation of its kind. The commencement ceremony included high-ranking officials, including the Israeli Minister of Energy.
Water heating fuel consumption 350,000 liters (Diesel)
Heating costs (before) $540,000
Heating costs (after) $190,000
Global: CO2 210,180 kg
Local: NOx 21,232,000 gr CO 4,574,000 gr PM 1,493,000 gr
With the purchase of the Phoebus Energy system, we managed to reduce our fuel consumption by 70% to 80%, which translates into saving about 400,000 NIS (over $100,000) over the course of the first three months. Purchasing the system was among the most important decisions that I made as General Manager of the hotel.