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Title: Maintenance practices and energy performance of hotel buildings
Authors: Chan, KT 
Lee, RHK
Burnett, J
Issue Date: 2003
Source: Strategic Planning for Energy and the Environment, 2003, v. 23, no. 1, p. 6-28 How to cite?
Journal: Strategic Planning for Energy and the Environment 
Abstract: An attempt was made to explore the maintenance practices and energy performance in hotel buildings through a novel questionnaire survey in the hotels sector and detailed case studies in a representative hotel. An energy performance index and daily load profiles of different types of energy use in relation to outdoor temperature and hotel occupancy rates are identified. Allocation of resources and outgoing of expenditures on maintenance are examined and reported. The needs of multi-skilling for individuals of the maintenance team and computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) in hotels are discussed. Some key factors underpinning the formulation of a maintenance program and decisions on the utilization of in-house technicians or out-source contractors are identified. A self-assessed scheme was set up and conducted in individual hotels by the chief engineers. The findings would be helpful to maintenance personnel in developing appropriate maintenance strategies for better system availability and efficient energy use in hotels.
ISSN: 1048-5236
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