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Engineering department in the hotel is responsible for operating and maintaining the entire building services systems. Around 1.5 to 3% of the total hotel financial turnover is spent for the engineering related Repair and Maintenance (R&M). The expenditure for engineering R&M includes AC fittings, dampers, thermostat, refrigerant gases, carpentry, electrical items etc. The major portion, say around 15 to 20% of engineering R&M is spent for the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC).

The following is the percentage break-up of energy consumption by various utility areas of engineering department.

  • HVAC 25 – 30%
  • Lighting 18 – 22%
  • Kitchen 10 – 15%
  • Lobby 10 – 15%
  • Elevators 02 – 04%
  • Banquets 02 – 04%
  • Others 10 – 25%

Environmental Impacts

To maintain the electrical, mechanical and plumbing system & equipment, the engineering department consumes enormous amount of resources and generates disproportionate amount of waste. These wastes has an adverse environmental impacts, some of them are listed below.

Significant environmental aspects and impacts of engineering department


Various activities in Engineering operation


Environmental Impact


Operation of generator

Generation of heat, vibration

Safety and health hazard


Generation of emission from the DG set

Generation of smoke, suspended particulate matter, CO2, CO, HC, SOX, NOX

Air Pollution

Effluent Treatment Plant

Flow of effluent from kitchen to treatment plant

Possibility of generation of oil & grease and the phosphates in the effluent for treatment

Water Pollution

Cooling Tower

Operation of cooling tower

Consumption of make up water due to evaporation and other losses

Resource Conservation Potential

Condenser Pump

Operation of pump

Generation of noise

Noise pollution


Operation of boiler

Generation of gas combustion exhaust

Air pollution

Natural Gas / Liquefied Petroleum Gas Equipment

Operation of the equipment by using the LPG/NG

Possibility of leakage of gas

Safety and health hazard

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