Accor IBIS Hotel Brighton solution

Client brief: The challenge from the Accor Hotel Group was to provide a system that would achieve heating and cooling to the bedrooms in the most energy efficiency way. “ Toshiba UK team has provided Accor UK & Ireland Hotel Group with a professional and efficient VRF solution to meet customer comfort requirements while complying with the latest regulations.” Didier Louis (Operations Director Accor Hotel Group)

As a new build project they also required Toshiba to look at ways in which they could achieve BREEAM credits and compliance with BSEN378 regarding raising an alarm within the bedrooms and at supervisory level in the event of a major leak of refrigerant from our system. This needed to be achieved without the use of a refrigerant concentration sensor within the bedrooms. There was also a requirement for a simple central control system which would allow the hotel staff, including the maintenance team, to view and adjust key elements of the system.

How it all Works
By utilising the above controls solution we were able to provide the Accor Hotel Group with a fully integrated controls system for the VRF systems installed, as well as providing them with a leak detection system that not only provided them compliance with BSEN378, but also a much valued BREEAM credit as per their standard specification. The system will help their maintenance team with the requirements of the F-Gas regulation by being able to identify any potential system leaks at an early stage, therefore reducing the amount of R410A leaked into the atmosphere and helping to make sure the system runs at its peak energy efficient performance level. For full details please download the pdf or contact our hotel specialist division on