Resources Science ›› 2019, Vol. 41 ›› Issue (4): 814-823.doi: 10.18402/resci.2019.04.17

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Changes and causes of water use of star hotels in Beijing

LIU Huaxian1,2, CHEN Yuansheng1, ZHU He1, LV Wenfei1,2, LUO Wenzhe1,2, YAO Weiwei1   

  1. 1. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China;
    2. University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
  • Received:2018-08-15 Published:2019-04-25

Abstract: Star tourist hotels are a main water consumption industry in Beijing, and their pattern of water consumption has changed after the enforcement of water quota norm. Through a questionnaire survey of 349 hotels in Beijing, water consumption and structure changes from 2005 to 2015 of hotels in Beijing were analyzed in this study, and the causes of change were explored. The results show that: (1) The total water consumption of hotel has been controlled, and water-use efficiency has greatly improved; (2) Water consumption of hotels changed significantly, and restaurants became an important contributor of water use; (3) Water quota norm, water-saving devices, micromanagement, and unconventional water sources promoted the improvement of water use efficiency of hotels; (4) The classification method and accounting unit of water quota norm (2008 version) could continue to be used.

Key words: star tourist hotel, water quota, water consumption change, Beijing