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Title: The use of energy scenarios in the Greek hotel sector under the implementation of carbon strategies in buildings
Author: Maleviti, Eva
Awarding Body: University of Surrey
Current Institution: University of Surrey
Date of Award: 2010
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Abstract:
Climate change is an issue that has to be addressed since human activities cause significant environmental effects. Energy consumption in transportation, industry, commercial and residential buildings and agriculture are responsible for climate change and environmental effects. The main factor in reducing energy consumption and emissions is an appropriate energy policy framework that would be applied in each sector. Buildings are responsible for substantial energy consumption not only because several fuels are used in order to cover their energy requirements, but also because every building has its own various energy services and operations. The main focus of this research is the Greek hotel sector and its contribution to the country's efforts to meet the specified energy targets. In order for the country to meet these targets, it is essential to examine the effectiveness of the existing energy policy framework on this sector. Thus, the main aim of this project is to evaluate the existing national energy measures in the Greek hotel sector, by simultaneously identifying further options and alternatives for policy improvements. The methodology integrates the use of energy scenario development in the medium term and the owners' views in applying the proposed energy measures to their facilities. The data analysis focuses on the development of three energy scenarios that describe three different possible environments for a selected sample of Greek hotels. The findings of this research indicate that the existing energy measures could be very effective for Greek hotels, since significant reductions in final energy use could occur. In addition, the consideration of other hotels' practices could improve the existing measurements and provide further insights to both policymakers and end-users.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.527021  DOI: Not available
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