A study on energy performance of homestay industry in Taiwan

Ming Yu Yang, Tain Fung Wu, Shieh Liang Chen, Hui Yen Liao, Shin Ku Lee

研究成果: Conference contribution

摘要

Tourism has emerged as one of the leading service industries that spurs economic development, providing the outlines of a better way of life for the public, promoting people-to-people diplomacy, and bringing many business opportunities. In Taiwan, the homestay sector has grown rapidly along with the trends of recreational farming and ecotourism. Since the homestay sector is booming in Taiwan, the related energy demands are also rising. To achieve the goal of green homestays, the energy consumption data and other pertinent information for 2013 is obtained from 29 approved homestays. Finally, the annual energy performance of individual homestays is evaluated in terms of EUI, which is defined as the source energy consumption per unit of gross floor area. The survey data indicated that the average EUI of homestays is 176.8 kWh/m2. Electricity consumption accounts for 84.6% of total energy usage, Diesel oil consumption for hot-water boiler accounts for 15.2% of total energy usage. The averaged EUI of homestays obtained in this study is more than the EUI proposed by Wang’s study in 2010 (144 kwh/m2). This result implies that the growing yearly occupancy rate of homestay sector in Taiwan lead to the increment of EUI. Average EUI is not a fair assessment of the energy performance of homestay. To develop a benchmarking system of homestays in Taiwan is suggested in this study.

原文English
主出版物標題Applied System Innovation - Proceedings of the International Conference on Applied System Innovation, ICASI 2015
編輯Teen-Hang Meen, Stephen D. Prior, Artde Donald Kin-Tak Lam
發行者CRC Press/Balkema
頁面557-562
頁數6
ISBN(列印)9781138028937
DOIs
出版狀態Published - 2016
事件International Conference on Applied System Innovation, ICASI 2015 - Osaka, Japan
持續時間: 2015 五月 222015 五月 27

出版系列

名字Applied System Innovation - Proceedings of the International Conference on Applied System Innovation, ICASI 2015

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Applied System Innovation, ICASI 2015
國家Japan
城市Osaka
期間15-05-2215-05-27

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Control and Optimization
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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