Energy and water uses and their performance explanatory indicators in hotels in Hong Kong

Shiming Deng

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This paper firstly presents a case study on analyzing the electrical load profiles recorded in a Hong Kong hotel over a period of 12 months to examine the potential energy saving opportunities (ESOs) in its building services installations. The case study is followed by a report of the survey results of energy and water use in 36 quality hotels in Hong Kong. Finally, a regression analysis where the surveyed energy and water use data were correlated to a number of hotel background or operational parameters to search for suitable energy and water use performance explanatory indicators is presented. The survey results depict a diversified energy and water use situation in Hong Kong's hotels, but the regression analysis indicates that, while some of the correlations obtained are weak, there do exist a few strong energy and water explanatory indicators.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)775-784
Number of pages10
JournalEnergy and Buildings
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2003


  • Energy use
  • Hong Kong
  • Hotel
  • Load profile
  • Performance explanatory indicator
  • Water use

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Civil and Structural Engineering


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