Chinese Hotel General Managers' Perspectives on Energy Saving Practices

Publication Year:
2011
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Repository URL:
https://scholarworks.umass.edu/gradconf_hospitality/2011/Poster/134
Author(s):
Zhu, Yidan; Adler, Howard
artifact description
The increasing rise in energy prices is a major reason that hotels have begun energy conservation programs. They are viewed as a means of reducing energy costs. This study focuses on issues related to energy saving practices in Chinese hotels from the perspective of hotel general managers. This research will examine the importance of energy-saving practice for hotels in China. Through the use of survey data, this study investigated methods which Chinese hotels adopt to conserve energy. Since the Chinese hotel industry is a relatively new and fast growing industry, most of the hotels are non-branded or non-chain. The research findings are expected to provide researchers and Chinese hotels’ general managers a perspective to understand present issues and practices relate to energy-saving practices in the lodging industry in China.