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Whitman, Christopher; Armijo, Gabriela P.; Schiappacasse, L. Nicolas
Languages: English
Types: Unknown
Subjects: TD, F1201, GV
Special interest tourists demand high-quality accommodation that respects its local environment\ud and resources, and enhances existing cultures whilst meeting their expectations in terms of comfort\ud and service. With its mix of volcanoes, monkey puzzle tree forests, indigenous Mapuche culture,\ud ski resorts and a high concentration of National Parks, the micro-region of Araucania Andina in\ud Chile’s 9th Region has become increasingly attractive as special interest tourist destination. As this\ud demand increases the infrastructure of the region must adapt and evolve. Accommodation must\ud provide comfort both during the cold wet winters which coincide with the main influx of\ud international tourists and the short hot summers of the local peak holiday season. At the same time\ud priority must be given to minimizing energy consumption due to both national and international\ud energy shortages, and in some cases the lack of connection to the national grid due to isolated\ud locations. This paper presents a review of the current tourism accommodation available in the\ud micro-region, with post occupancy evaluation of selected establishments. Initial results show that\ud most accommodation is inefficient in its energy use and provides poor hygro-thermal comfort.\ud However innovation and some exemplary projects do exist. The findings of this paper form the\ud benchmark for the design of a sustainable construction system, using local resources for thermal\ud insulation, and the transfer of technology and best practice in energy generation, waste disposal,\ud and heating systems for the tourism infrastructure in the micro-region of Araucania Andina
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