Energy Efficiency Practices: Assessment of Ohrid Hotel Industry

Petrevska, Biljana and Cingoski, Vlatko (2016) Energy Efficiency Practices: Assessment of Ohrid Hotel Industry. In: XIII International Scientific Conference on Service Sector INSCOSES 2016, 06-07 Oct 2016, Ohrid, Macedonia.

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This paper provides information on the extent how the hotel industry in Ohrid meets the energy efficiency practices in terms of the current level of involvement. By undertaking an online survey in three, four and five-star hotels, the study assesses the attitudes and willingness of hotel managers concerning applying energy efficiency and environmental protection concepts and practices. Moreover, it investigates various determinants of energy consumption, like: solid waste management, resource usage and protection, as well as the benefits and constraints in applying the energy efficient practices. The results point that Ohrid hotels lack policies on general environmental issues. The hotel management is lacking interest in the energy efficiency blaming the high operational costs and restricted financial funds for application of renewable sources. The paper suggests valuable findings for developing and exerting wide range of energy efficient practices. Hence, hotel establishments may become increasingly environmentally responsible by taking care of the energy efficiency, and may additionally benefit from the environmental pro-activeness which is important for the performance and development of Ohrid hotel industry.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: This research was supported by a grant from the Goce Delcev University - Stip, Macedonia, as a part of the project “Opportunities and methods for energy substitution and energy improvements in the hotel industry” (Ref. No. 0201-165/6 and 0801-139/26).
Uncontrolled Keywords: Energy; Environment; Renewable sources; Hotels; Ohrid.
Subjects: Engineering and Technology > Environmental engineering
Social Sciences > Other social sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Tourism and Business Logistics
Depositing User: Biljana Petrevska
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2017 08:18
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2017 08:18
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/17451

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