Study of energy performance of hotel buildings in Hong Kong

Shiming Deng, John Burnett

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A study of energy performance in 16 quality hotels in Hong Kong has been carried out and the results are reported. An average Energy Use Index (EUI) based on unit floor area has been derived for hotel buildings in Hong Kong using energy consumption data for 1995. The breakdown of energy use showed that electricity dominated total energy consumption and that, on average, about one-third of total energy was used for air conditioning. A number of factors that affect the energy use in hotel buildings, such as year of construction, hotel class, etc., are reviewed. The difficulties in assessing hotel building energy performance are also discussed, and methods for adequately evaluating energy performance for hotel buildings are proposed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-12
Number of pages6
JournalEnergy and Buildings
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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