A study on energy performance of hotel buildings in Singapore

Rajagopalan, Priyadarsini, Wu, Zuchao and Eang, Lee Siew 2009, A study on energy performance of hotel buildings in Singapore, Energy and buildings, vol. 41, no. 12, pp. 1319-1324.

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Title A study on energy performance of hotel buildings in Singapore
Author(s) Rajagopalan, Priyadarsini
Wu, Zuchao
Eang, Lee Siew
Journal name Energy and buildings
Volume number 41
Issue number 12
Start page 1319
End page 1324
Total pages 6
Publisher Elsevier S.A.
Place of publication Lausanne, Switzerland
Publication date 2009-12
ISSN 0378-7788
1872-6178
Keyword(s) Energy use intensity
Fuel mix
Occupancy rate
Weather condition
Singapore hotel
Summary This paper presents a study on energy performance of Singapore's hotel buildings. Energy consumption data and other pertinent information were collected from 29 quality hotels through a national survey. Building features and operational characteristics contributing to the variations in hotel energy performance were discussed. The annual average total energy use intensity (EUI) in these hotels is 427 kWh/m2. Electricity and gas are used in all sampled hotels, and some hotels also use diesel to power standby generator or hot water boiler. We also investigated relationships between electricity consumption and number of occupied rooms in individual hotels; the weak correlations found indicate it is necessary to improve energy management when occupancy rate is low. Besides, Pearson correlations between hotel energy use intensity and possible explanatory indicators revealed that three-star hotels differ from high class establishments in energy use. Worker density and years after the last major energy retrofit were also found to be highly correlated to hotel building energy use intensity. Also discussed in this paper is the effect of weather conditions on electricity consumption of the hotels.
Language eng
Field of Research 120104 Architectural Science and Technology (incl Acoustics, Lighting, Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design)
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2009
Copyright notice ©2009, Elsevier B.V.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30019409

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Architecture and Built Environment
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