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EARTHCHECK RESEARCH INSTITUTE FACT SHEET 3: Efficient Air Conditioning

By EarthCheck Research Institute
EARTHCHECK RESEARCH INSTITUTE FACT SHEET 3: Efficient Air Conditioning
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Efficient heating and cooling systems are an essential part of guest comfort in tourism facilities. The use of heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems (also known as HVAC) are used to both heat and cool the air as well as control humidity and remove dust. The use of these systems varies significantly within the tourism industry depending on climate; for some hotels air conditioning can represent up to 50% of their overall energy consumption. This fact sheet looks at a number of factors such as thermostats, staff education and building layout that affect air conditioning efficiency.
Efficient heating and cooling systems are an essential part of guest comfort in tourism facilities. The use of heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems (also known as HVAC) are used to both heat and cool the air as well as control humidity and remove dust. The use of these systems varies significantly within the tourism industry depending on climate; for some hotels air conditioning can represent up to 50% of their overall energy consumption. This fact sheet looks at a number of factors such as thermostats, staff education and building layout that affect air conditioning efficiency. Reduce

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