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Title: Benchmarking energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in Singapore's hotel industry
Authors: Xuchao, W.
Priyadarsini, R.
Siew Eang, L. 
Keywords: Benchmarking
Greenhouse gas
Hotel industry
Issue Date: 2010
Citation: Xuchao, W., Priyadarsini, R., Siew Eang, L. (2010). Benchmarking energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in Singapore's hotel industry. Energy Policy 38 (8) : 4520-4527. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Hotel buildings are reported in many countries as one of the most energy intensive building sectors. Besides the pressure posed on energy supply, they also have adverse impact on the environment through greenhouse gas emissions, wastewater discharge and so on. This study was intended to shed some light on the energy and environment related issues in hotel industry. Energy consumption data and relevant information collected from hotels were subjected to rigorous statistical analysis. A regression-based benchmarking model was established, which takes into account, the difference in functional and operational features when hotels are compared with regard to their energy performance. In addition, CO2 emissions from the surveyed hotels were estimated based on a standard procedure for corporate GHG emission accounting. It was found that a hotel's carbon intensity ranking is rather sensitive to the normalizing denominator chosen. Therefore, carbon intensity estimated for the hotels must not be interpreted arbitrarily, and industry specific normalizing denominator should be sought in future studies. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.
Source Title: Energy Policy
ISSN: 03014215
DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2010.04.006
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