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Building type: Hotel Building  

Client Name: Betterspace for Hotel Schwertfirm 

Location: Karlsfeld, Germany

Building parameters: 4 floors, 68 rooms

Partner: Betterspace 

“Implementing Vicki smart radiator thermostats in our heating system not only improves our energy efficiency but also establishes us as one of the most innovative hotels in Germany”

Project owner

About Betterspace

Betterspace is one of the leading providers of smart software solutions for digital guest communication and intelligent energy management. With better.energy, hotels, care facilities, clinics, schools and office buildings can easily increase their energy efficiency. 1,700 customers already rely on Betterspace. In more than 1,000 companies, better.energy is in use with over 50,000 thermostats and modern LoRaWAN wireless technology. Hotels also benefit from the digital guest directory better.guest. The clever applications from Betterspace create a future-proof, digital and sustainable infrastructure that relieves the burden on customers and the environment, reduces costs, increases revenue and delights guests.
By integrating the smart software solution better.energy from Betterspace and the innovative MClimate LoRaWAN devices, hotels can optimize energy management, streamline operations, and enhance sustainability by reducing costs and staff workload.


Hotel Schwertfirm is a modern, family-run hotel in Karlsfeld, at the gates of Dachau and in the north of Munich. Official partner of TSV 1860 Munich the hotel is located away from the hustle of the big city, offering a lot of tranquillity and relaxation options while still allowing quick routes to Munich's city center and to the numerous sights and event locations in the area. With energy costs soaring across Germany, heating the hotel has become a significant expense that requires careful management. In order to achieve this, they had to optimize heating times and regulate temperatures in a manner that ensures they continue to provide excellent service while minimizing energy waste. The Hotel Schwertfirm was searching for a solution to the challenge and decided to digitize its energy management system by collaborating with Betterspace to integrate the smart energy system better.energy and installing Vicki LoRaWAN® Smart Radiator Thermostats.



To address the issue and remain at the forefront of innovation in the hotel industry, they've partnered with Betterspace to install the better.energy, smart software, and integrating 142 Vicki LoRaWAN® Smart Radiator Thermostats into their hotel rooms. By installing the MClimate Smart Radiator Thermostats, they were able to regulate room temperature based on occupancy, thereby preventing heating when the rooms are unoccupied. Due to Vicki's high compatibility with existing radiators, the installation process was quick and straightforward, eliminating the need for hiring professionals for the installation or laying of cables. Once in place, the devices monitored temperature, and humidity, and allowed temperature control to be set individually according to the needs of each room. This, along with schedule settings and applied temperature limits on the devices, target results in up to a 35% reduction in energy consumption. Vicki LoRaWAN® Thermostats utilize minimal energy for data transmission, ensuring extended battery life of up to 10 years, the longest on the market, without the need for maintenance. 


up to 35% reduction

of the heating costs

99% compatibility

with old radiator valves


up to 10 years of battery of life

High ROI

within one heating season


Products in this case study

Vicki LoRaWAN® Smart Radiator Thermostat

Vicki LoRaWAN is a radiator thermostatic valve fully compliant with the LoRaWAN standard. It is the perfect choice for large-scale projects as it offers amazing battery life, RF performance and no maintenance for years as well functionalities such as Child Lock, Detection of opened windows and much more.

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MClimate Wireless Thermostat LoRaWAN®

MClimate Wireless Thermostat is a stand-alone thermostat powered entirely by solar energy using an organic solar panel. The device features a 2.9" e-ink screen, sensor for movement (PIR), temperature and humidity sensor, LUX sensor and 3 buttons. The user can change the target temperature and see current indoor conditions. The device sends an uplink after any event as well as periodically.

MClimate Vicki Anti-vandal protective case

Protect your Vicki from tampering, vandalism and theft with our robust anti-vandal cover.

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