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Leonard Glaser

Resources Management and Environmental Studies
Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, Faculty of Science
Leonard Glaser
Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, Faculty of Science
411-2202 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z4
Thesis: Energy Management for Luxury Hotels
Degrees: BSc
Supervisor: Milind Kandlikar

Awards & Scholarships

  • CIHR Bridge Strategic Training Fellowship 2014
  • Faculty of Science Graduate Award 2014
  • International Tuition Award 2014
  • International Tuition Award 2015

Research

The continuously growing hospitality industry generates more than 200 million vocations worldwide. Already 20 years ago, hospitality accounted for the strongest and largest single business sector in the world that yields more money than any country’s gross domestic product apart from the USA. The worldwide 300,000 hotels with approximately 11 million rooms combined are the most resource- and energy intensive industry in hospitality. Energy costs are the second highest expense in running a hotel and varies significantly with hotel size, number of rooms, provided service and amenities, climate zone, etc. A study in Ottawa has shown that the average energy consumption per floor unit was 688.7 kW m-2 in 1991. Much of this energy comes from steam, electricity, gas or even diesel. Diesel is a major energy source for some hotels in Australia due to unavailability of the electrical grid. Renewable energies (RE) can meet energy demand of large-scale hotels by substituting for diesel use.

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