This paper investigates solar control film as an energy saver in the fast growing hotel sector in southern China. It investigates claims made for this low-cost retrofitted material in hotel rooms, calibrating reductions in solar gain in summer. It provides reliable and independent data about the performance and economic viability of solar control film in real hotel environments. The study found that, by limiting solar gain, the film helps limit tourism's impact on global warming and climate change. The paper also foreshadows new technical glazing developments.
- Climate change
- Energy efficiency
- Hotel guest room
- Solar control film
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geography, Planning and Development
- Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management