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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2017: 15th Conference of IBPSA


A Bottom-up Method to Assess Energy Consumption of Main Departments in Five-star Hotels in China

Meiwei Qi, Yuchen Shi, Xiaofeng Li
Department of Building Science, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China *Author for Correspondence. E-mail:

Abstract: Five-star hotels are one of the most energy intensive building types in China. Previous energy evaluation methods for hotel buildings do not assess the multifaceted nature of energy performance in hotel buildings. This study investigates the energy usage of 46 five-star hotels in China from 2013 to 2016. A bottom-up method is presented to separately evaluate the main functional areas of a hotel, including guestrooms, laundry rooms, and kitchens. This method defines the main influencing factors on energy consumption and quantitatively predicts the energy-saving potential of the given department in a hotel.
Pages: 816 - 825