Title

The Applications of Environmental Technologies in Hotels

Keywords

Environmental technologies, facilities, hotels, qualitative study

Abstract

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.

Publication Date

4-21-2016

Original Citation

Chan, E., Chan, W. and Okumus, F. (2016). The Applications of Environmental Technologies in Hotels. Journal of Hospitality Marketing and Management, 26(1), 23-47.

DOI

10.1080/19368623.2016.1176975

Number of Pages

23-47

Document Type

Article

Language

English

Source Title

Journal of Hospitality Marketing and Management

Volume

26

Issue

1

College

Rosen College of Hospitality Management

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