publication . Doctoral thesis . 2006

Responsible resource management in hotels : attitudes, indicators, tools and strategies

Bohdanowicz, Paulina;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2006
  • Publisher: KTH, Energiteknik
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
Hotels constitute one of the main, and still expanding, pillars of the tourism sector and are highly unique among other commercial buildings. Resource intensive and frequently inefficient systems and operational routines applied in the sector, result in considerable environmental impact and indicate an urgent need for more environmentally sound practices and products in the hotel industry. A certain level of activity in the area of reducing resource use has been observed for quite some time but the motivation for this was related to cost-benefit issues rather than the environment. Furthermore, most of the initiatives are still considered to be best practice case...
Subjects
free text keywords: hotels, energy and water management, energy and water conservation, environmental awareness, environmental reporting, performance indicators, consumption modelling, benchmarking, Mechanical energy engineering, Mekanisk energiteknik
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