Hotel Design and Energy Consumption
Citation:Su, B. (2012). Hotel Design and Energy Consumption. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology. 72 (8) : 821-826.
Permanent link to Research Bank record:http://hdl.handle.net/10652/2186
A hotel mainly uses its energy on water heating, space heating, refrigeration, space cooling, cooking, lighting and other building services. A number of 4-5 stars hotels in Auckland city are selected for this study. Comparing with the energy used for others, the energy used for the internal space thermal control (e.g. internal space heating) is more closely related to the hotel building itself. This study not only investigates relationship between annual energy (and winter energy) consumptions and building design data but also relationships between winter extra energy consumption and building design data. This study is to identify the major design factors that significantly impact hotel energy consumption for improving the future hotel design for energy efficient