Challenges in maintaining the green certification in Sri Lankan hotel sector

Bandara, N.H.M.W.W.C.P.K., Dissanayake, D.M.P.P., Karunasena, Gayani and Madusanka, Nadun 2017, Challenges in maintaining the green certification in Sri Lankan hotel sector, in Proceedings of the 6th Word Construction Symposium on What's New and What's Next in the Built Environment Sustainability Agenda, Ceylon Institute of Builders - Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 106-113.

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Title Challenges in maintaining the green certification in Sri Lankan hotel sector
Author(s) Bandara, N.H.M.W.W.C.P.K.
Dissanayake, D.M.P.P.
Karunasena, GayaniORCID iD for Karunasena, Gayani orcid.org/0000-0002-3972-3906
Madusanka, Nadun
Conference name Word Construction Symposium (6th : 2017 : Colombo, Sri Lanka)
Conference location Colombo, Sri Lanka
Conference dates 30 Jun - 02 Jul. 2017
Title of proceedings Proceedings of the 6th Word Construction Symposium on What's New and What's Next in the Built Environment Sustainability Agenda
Editor(s) Sandanayake, Dr. Y. G.
Ramachandra, Dr T.
Gunatilake, Dr S.
Publication date 2017
Start page 106
End page 113
Total pages 8
Publisher Ceylon Institute of Builders - Sri Lanka
Place of publication Colombo, Sri Lanka
Keyword(s) challenges
Green Certification
hotel industry
Summary Green Certification towards the sustainable concept has become a remarkable area in the hotel industry. Sustainable concept is no more new for the hoteliers and sightseers seek greener of the accommodation prior to arrival. Green Certification is contributing towards creating an environment friendly hotel by integrating the sustainability concept. Most of the hoteliers perceive that the Green Certification is a marketing tool which increases the customer demand as well as profit. Also, it is kind of aggressive tools which can contribute to competitiveness in a successful manner. Some people are saying that the Green Certification is one of the energy saving mechanisms because it directly focuses towards energy saving aspects. Even though Green Certification is more important for the hotel sector, there may be some challenges when maintaining the Green certification. Therefore, investigating those challenges is an essential requirement for entire hotel sector towards the continuation of the Green certification. Hence, the aim of this study has been initiated to investigate the challenges in maintaining Green Certification in the hotel sector in Sri Lanka. A qualitative research approach was followed to investigate the challenges in maintaining Green Certification in Sri Lankan hotel sector and twelve individuals were interviewed from three cases to obtain data for the research. Semi-structured interviews were carried out as data collection method and the collected data were subjected to cross case analysis to investigate challenges. Eventually, the outcomes of this study demonstrated that there are several challenges in maintaining GreenCertification and it was explored under five categories, namely technical, managerial, political and legal, environmental and biological, social and cultural.
Notes Incorporating : The 4th Green Building Awards Ceremony
ISSN 2362-0919
Language eng
Field of Research 1202 Building
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
ERA Research output type E Conference publication
Copyright notice ©2017, Ceylon Institute of Builders - Sri Lanka
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Collection: School of Architecture and Built Environment
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