We do visit the cinemas for a few hours. However, the air-conditioning of the auditorium you watched your favorite movie in has possibly been running for ten hours. It is a wasteful expense that results in a very expensive cost of operations. Therefore, becoming cost-efficient is strictly advised.
Assuming the cinemas are luxurious, they are very likely to lose customers. Since the customers coming in to watch movies and entertainment are average income earners, keeping the movie ticket reasonably priced is essential. Therefore, to present luxury and not over-prize the ticket, the only option remaining is to cut costs.
The operating expenses are primarily heating, air conditioning, and lighting. Otherwise, it would just be a dark room with no entertainment. Every expense needs to be incorporated well in its capacity to create a complete experience for the visitors. However, there will be wasteful expenses too. Scenarios include auditoriums heated and cooled when the occupancy is less than half or even zero.
Cinemas are incorporating modern tools and innovative technology to assist in energy management. Sometimes, artificial intelligence is needed to monitor the temperature and control the ventilations efficiently in the auditoriums.
The modern tool is software that incorporates the HVAC functions with the electricity or gas controls. Therefore, the temperatures are adjusted and monitored according to the occupancy levels. The feature is still relatively very new and is being incorporated into the cinemas which can afford it.
Even though it is expensive, the feature is very reliable and guaranteed. It is the step in the right direction for minimizing energy waste and building controls that will aid in energy saving. It is designed to alarm the management if the energy requirements exceed a certain level.
Incorporating AI into the cinema’s auditoriums will manage the temperature efficiently. An auditorium that is too warm, too cold, or humid will present a very ill-managed brand of the cinema. Furthermore, the AI will control the HVAC efficiently that will contribute significantly to the customer experience.
The AI operates HVAC plants, ticket booths, and the project. The heating, cooling, and ventilation are adjusted according to the auditorium occupancy. When incorporated and used correctly, AI software can reduce energy expenses by 60%. All thanks to constant monitoring from remote locations.
Other ways to conserve energy include:
- Consulting with utility bidder with a more fitting expenses deal for the business venue.
- Switching to LED lights which are inexpensive to purchase, provide a more prolonged lifetime use, and reduce the energy expenses overall.
- Training the employees to switch lights when rooms are not occupied. Turning off machines when not underused is also advised. Even though the devices are asleep, they are still consuming energy.
Energy Efficiency Is Taking Place in the Background
Even though you may not see it at the forefront while watching a movie, energy efficiency is practiced behind the curtain. Growing energy-efficient is a long-term goal; therefore, businesses, including cinemas, must be given ample time to employ resources and strategies wisely.