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Analysing factors that contribute towards making hotel energy efficient and sustainable
Gaurav Shahane

Date: 2014-09-19 11:50 AM – 12:00 PM
Last modified: 2014-09-18

Abstract


This research investigates the different aspects, which make a hotel energy efficient and sustainable.

Base case of a hotel in Oxford UK is studied, on which Post Occupancy evaluation is carried out to understand the functionality of the hotel with respect to its users while the building design tool IES is used to understand what strategies can be followed in order to make the existing hotel energy efficient. The strategies analysed are based on the design, management and the customers’ attitude towards green hotels. The aim is to derive an optimum retrofit and environmental management solutions for existing hotels helping to reduce energy consumptions.

 

The  conclusions are that significant amount of energy can be saved if the management is trained towards technical and organizational activities which reduce the negative impacts of the hotel on the environment due to its operational activities. Refurbishing old hotel buildings with updated technology, energy efficient products saves energy expenditure. Hotels can use green strategies as a marketing tool, thus influencing the customer to pay for the green facilities.

 

Keywords: Hotels, Hotel Management, Customer attitude, Energy Efficiency