Going green: Developing a conceptual framework for the green hotel rating system

Hwai Shuh Shieh*, Jin-Li Hu, Her Jiun Sheu

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Going green is more than a mere fad in the hotel industry, green hotel is becoming the mainstream. Based on the relative literature review, this study tries to develop a general conceptual framework of the green hotel rating system, it consists of 3 main parts including environmental protection, natural conservation and building infrastructure and comprises a total of 20 attributes. The paper proposes a general conceptual framework featuring its complex, multiple, relativistic and dynamic nature as a more comprehensive framework of green hotel rating system to provide authorities and hoteliers a guideline for identifying and implementing practical and measurable criteria to assess green hotels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)521-530
Number of pages10
JournalActual Problems of Economics
Issue number8
StatePublished - 23 Aug 2012


  • Building infrastructure
  • Environmental protection
  • Green hotel
  • Green hotel rating system
  • Natural conservation


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