UNWTO, Thailand Improve Hotels’ Energy Efficiency

24 March 2011: The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Government of Thailand have concluded a project that assisted hotels in reducing their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and energy costs through energy-saving technologies.  

The Program for Energy Efficiency in Kho Khao and Kho Lak (PEEK) involved hotels from the Thai Andaman coast and resulted in a reduction of GHG emissions between 10-25% annually. PEEK involved the mapping of energy consumption through an auditing process, followed by specific energy-saving recommendations for each facility.

The PEEK project also developed an Energy Efficiency Handbook for Thai Hotels and provided local communities with training courses and capacity building on energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. [UNWTO Press Release]