Sustainable Tourism II. Energy Efficiency in Hotel Industry Businesses -2014
Hotels have high energy consumption levels that mainly arise from fossil fuel; this causes their CO2 emissions to contribute to GHG. This is why the Mario Molina Center (MMC) through this study intends to gain knowledge on electricity consumption behavior in several hotels in order to propose to the establishments upper management, administrators and maintenance managers, efficient practices on energy management which will be disseminated through the publication of a voluntary implementation regulation and the elaboration of an energy efficiency assessment manual for hotels electric installations. We showed the assessment manual’s applicability in two real cases in hotels located in Mexico City.
The Sustainable Tourism area of investigation started in 2012 as a continuation to a series of studies on commercial buildings’ energy consumption behavior in 2010. This allowed establishing consumption limits through the Mexican Standard NMX-AA-164-SCFI-2013 “Edification sustainable – criteria and minimum environmental requirements” and in PROY-NMX-AA-171-SCFI-2013 “Requirements and environmental performance specifications of hotels”.
MARIO MOLINA CENTER FOR STRATEGIC STUDIES ON ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT