Date Approved

11-15-2013

Date Posted

4-7-2014

Degree Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Engineering Technology

Committee Member

Shinming Shyu, Ph.D, Chair

Committee Member

Jiang Lu, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Tierney Orfgen, Ph.D.

Abstract

Many of today’s commercial industries are realizing the negative impact they have on the environment and taking steps to become more sustainable in hopes of lessening that impact. The hotel industry is one of those industries. Hotel owners and guests are expressing their concern for the environment, and both are playing a role in making the hotel industry more sustainable. With the help of government organizations, better technology, and green education, the idea of environmentally friendly hotels is not just an idea; it is becoming the norm.

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