The Applications of Environmental Technologies in Hotels

Eric Siu Wa Chan, Fevzi Okumus, Wai Hung Chan

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This article investigates the use of environmental technologies in the hotel industry. Data was collected via a series of in-depth, semistructured interviews with hotel professionals. The research findings reveal that the environmental technologies most commonly used in the sampled were light-emitting diode lights, T5 fluorescent tubes, motion sensors, the key-card system, and water-cooled chillers. When not faced with budget or technical constraints, the hotel professionals preferred solar-based renewable energy-related technology, food-waste decomposers, and energy-saving chillers. This study provides a framework for hospitality researchers and practitioners to better understand the use of environmental technologies in the hotel industry. This study offers theoretical and practical implications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-47
Number of pages25
JournalJournal of Hospitality Marketing and Management
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2017


  • Environmental technologies
  • facilities
  • hotels
  • qualitative study

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
  • Marketing

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