Energy saving and tourism sustainability: Solar control window film in hotel rooms

Wai Hung Chan, Lui Ming Mak, Y. M. Chen, Y. H. Wang, H. R. Xie, G. Q. Hou, D. Li

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)563-574
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Sustainable Tourism
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 5 Nov 2008


  • Climate change
  • Energy efficiency
  • Hotel guest room
  • Solar control film

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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