Title: Best practices for optimising energy efficiency in the hotel sector: case study in Rondônia, Brazil

Authors: S.L.S. Nazario; T.B. Cetrulo; J.J.L. Lins; C.M.S. Toledo

Addresses: Department of Environmental Engineering – UNESC, Rua dos esportes 1038, Cacoal, RO, CEP: 76965-864, Brazil ' Federal Institute of Amazonas, Parintins, AM, Brazil ' Department of Environmental Engineering – UNESC, Rua dos esportes 1038, Cacoal, RO, CEP: 76965-864, Brazil ' Department of Environmental Engineering – UNESC, Rua dos esportes 1038, Cacoal, RO, CEP: 76965-864, Brazil

Abstract: Energy efficiency has become extremely important in recent decades. We can identify two factors leading to the search for energy efficiency. One of the factors is economic spending cuts and the other factor is a concern about environmental issues. Since 1968, with Club Rome, 92 in 2012 and Eco92 at Rio +20, these concerns have been intensified. This paper presents a case study on energy efficiency in hotels, using as base data, the Hotel Brazil, located in Espigão do Oeste - RO, in the State of Rondônia.

Keywords: energy efficiency; hotel sector; sustainable development; sustainability; hotels; best practice; optimisation; case study; Brazil; economic spending cuts; environmental issues.

DOI: 10.1504/PIE.2013.060665

Progress in Industrial Ecology, An International Journal, 2013 Vol.8 No.3, pp.179 - 188

Available online: 24 Apr 2014 *

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