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Title: Energy benchmarking in support of low carbon hotels : developments, challenges, and approaches in China
Authors: Chan, W
Keywords: Energy use intensity (EUI)
Energy benchmarking
Low carbon
Hotels
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Source: International journal of hospitality management, 2012, v. 31, no. 4, p. 1130-1142 How to cite?
Journal: International journal of hospitality management 
Abstract: Achieving effective and objective energy benchmarking for hotels is integral in fostering the sustainable development of the lodging sector. In this work, we reveal the major and minor streams of hotel energy benchmarking and ascertain that the most popular approach in benchmarking is normalized energy use intensity (EUI) based on floor level. Previous efforts to establish EUI indicators using subsystem average, data envelopment analysis (DEA), and regression technique are also studied. We propose that hotel energy benchmarking based on floor area is useful from the top-down management perspective. However, on a practical perspective, energy benchmarking based on facilities should be the first priority for hotel management or owners. Compared with the general energy benchmarking in the building sector, we find that the hotel sector lags behind in the adoption of computer modeling for benchmarking.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/42961
ISSN: 0278-4319
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhm.2012.02.001
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