The Energy Management Strategies for the Hotel Industry in Papua New Guinea

Suriyaprabha Kannan, Subbiah Kannan

Abstract


non-renewable energy is largely used in hotel industry for its operation and customer satisfaction.  The extensive energy consumption is detrimental to the environment as it contributes to the greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change.  It is essential to reduce the use of energy in hotels without compromising guest comfort.   This paper focuses on the strategies of energy management in hotels to reduce the cost of operation and for protecting the environment.  The simple energy management initiatives require a change of operational practice which could be achieved by minimal cost.  The capital intensive initiatives require capital investment based on the size of the property and customer service.  The small, medium and large hotels in Papua New Guinea (PNG) need to make use of the energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies to sustain business and help reduce their impact on environment.

Keywords


energy, management, hotel, environment.

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