Integrating Energy-Efficient Systems and Technologies in Hotel Design Strategies in Lagos Assessing Cost Implications

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Salami O.
Taiwo A. A.
Ibem E. O.
Ajayi O. O.

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This study explores the integration of energy-efficient systems and technologies in hotel design strategies in Lagos, with a focus on assessing the cost implications. Using a qualitative case study approach, the research delves into three prominent hotels: The Lagos Continental Hotel, The Federal Palace Hotel Lagos, and Eko Hotels & Suites. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with key stakeholders, including hotel owners, managers, facility engineers, and sustainability experts, to gather in-depth insights into their experiences, perspectives, and decision-making processes regarding energy efficiency initiatives. The analysis employed cost-benefit analysis to quantify initial investment costs and anticipated operational savings, and comparative analysis to identify common themes, challenges, and success factors across different hotel contexts. Ethical considerations, such as informed consent and data protection, were meticulously addressed. The findings reveal that, while significant initial investments are required, energy-efficient initiatives lead to substantial operational cost savings, improved environmental performance, and enhanced guest satisfaction. The study contributes to the body of knowledge by demonstrating the viability and benefits of sustainable practices in the hospitality sector, offering practical recommendations for implementation, and highlighting the importance of stakeholder engagement in achieving energy efficiency goals. Recommendations include prioritizing energy-efficient retrofits in older buildings, leveraging government incentives and subsidies to offset initial costs, continuously training staff on energy management practices, engaging guests through sustainability awareness programs, and regularly updating technologies to stay abreast of advancements in energy efficiency. This research underscores the economic and environmental advantages of integrating energy-efficient systems in hotel operations, providing a valuable reference for future projects in similar contexts.

Keywords: Cost Implications, Energy Efficiency, Hotel Design, Lagos Hotels, Sustainability

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Integrating Energy-Efficient Systems and Technologies in Hotel Design Strategies in Lagos: Assessing Cost Implications. (2024). African Journal of Environmental Sciences and Renewable Energy, 15(1), 69-87. https://doi.org/10.62154/mrc8sg85
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Salami O., Caleb University, Imota, Lagos State, Nigeria. 

Department of Architecture,

College of Postgraduate Studies,

Caleb University, Imota, Lagos State, Nigeria. 

Taiwo A. A., Federal University of Technology Akure, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria.

Department of Architecture,

School of Postgraduate Studies,

Federal University of Technology Akure, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria.

Ibem E. O., Caleb University, Imota, Lagos State, Nigeria.

Department of Architecture,

College of Postgraduate Studies,

Caleb University, Imota, Lagos State, Nigeria.

Ajayi O. O., Caleb University, Imota, Lagos State, Nigeria.

Department of Architecture,

College of Postgraduate Studies,

Caleb University, Imota, Lagos State, Nigeria.

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