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An empirical approach for ranking environmental and energy saving measures in the hotel sector


  • Beccali, Marco
  • La Gennusa, Maria
  • Lo Coco, Leonardo
  • Rizzo, Gianfranco


The energy demand of the hotel sector of an Italian region is here utilized for hierarchizing, by means of an empirical method, efficient measures devoted to energy saving and reduction of CO2 emissions.

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  • Beccali, Marco & La Gennusa, Maria & Lo Coco, Leonardo & Rizzo, Gianfranco, 2009. "An empirical approach for ranking environmental and energy saving measures in the hotel sector," Renewable Energy, Elsevier, vol. 34(1), pages 82-90.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:renene:v:34:y:2009:i:1:p:82-90
    DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2008.04.029

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