Hotel Energy Application Practices in Abuja Nigeria

  •  A. I. Shehu    
  •  I. I. Inuwa    
  •  I. U. Husseini    
  •  Ibrahim Yakubu    


The recent increase in prices of energy resources and effects of global warming propelled the growing relevance of improving energy efficiency especially in an energy intensive industry like hotels. This study examines the hotel energy application practices in Abuja Nigeria. The study administered questionnaires to hoteliers in Abuja Nigeria. Data collected was analyzed using descriptive technique. The results indicate hotels in the study area are of divergent physical and operational characteristics implying varying energy consumption and efficiency positions. The respondents aggregated mean ranking on hotel service provision shows all identified services as excellently or very well provided, except for electricity warmed pools which was ranked neutral. Predominantly three types of energy resources were utilized by hotels in the study area which includes grid supplied electricity, diesel and cooking gas respectively. The study recommends the adoption of Demand side management approach to checkmate guest and staff inefficient behaviors’ in addition to regular energy audits and employing renewable resources to straighten the track of the hotel’s energy consumption towards sustainability.

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