A Guide to Efficient Energy Management in the Tourism Sector

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United Nations, Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, 2003 - Tourism - 72 pages
The primary objective of this guide is to help public and private sector planners and developers, as well as management and operating staff in the tourism sector in ESCWA countries. The intent of this guide is not to steer the developer to a specific design or to technology options, but rather to provide an understanding of the overall significance of the planning, design and management decisions that can be made. The study comprises five chapters. Chapter one provides background information on the rationale for promoting Sustainable Tourism Development (STD), an overview of the STD concepts, goals, priorities and measures that have been adopted by global conferences and the international organizations concerned. Chapter two presents a brief description and analyses of the different energy supply options for tourist facilities, indicating their suitability for different energy usage in the sector. Chapter three conceptualizes and recommends options for energy systems, design and management that minimizes the consumption of scarce energy resources and reduce the environmental impact of energy systems. Chapter four reflects on the nature of tourism development in the region and efforts aimed at improving energy management. Chapter five outlines a conclusion of the outcome of the previous chapters of this guide.--Publisher's description.

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