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Title: Water use in hotels in Hong Kong
Authors: Deng, SM 
Burnett, J
Keywords: Hong Kong
Water management
Water use
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Source: International journal of hospitality management, 2002, v. 21, no. 1, p. 57-66 How to cite?
Journal: International journal of hospitality management 
Abstract: This paper reports on a study of water use in 17 hotels in Hong Kong. An overview of water use in these hotels is first presented, and this is followed by a detailed analysis of water use in one of the hotels studied, where a number of operational factors that may potentially influence the water use in a hotel have been examined. These included the laundry load, number of guests, number of food covers made, and outdoor air temperature. A multiple variable regression analysis indicated that the laundry load, number of guests and number of food covers made would collectively affect the water use in a hotel in Hong Kong. In this paper, the difficulties in assessing water use in hotel buildings are briefly discussed. It is recommended that a water management programme be established in order to achieve both operational cost saving and environmental protection, and the key elements of such a water management programme based on experiences in Hong Kong hotels are highlighted.
ISSN: 0278-4319
EISSN: 1873-4693
DOI: 10.1016/S0278-4319(01)00015-9
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