The Adoption of Sustainable Facilities Management (SFM) by the Hotel Industry


  • Alyaa Afifah Abu Talib Universiti Teknologi Mara
  • Nor Rima Muhamad Ariff Universiti Teknologi MARA
  • Mohamad Sufian Hasim Universiti Teknologi MARA,
  • Mohd Hafiz Hanafiah Universiti Teknologi MARA



Sustainable, Sustainability Facilities Management (SFM), Hotel.


Sustainability issues within the hotel industry are now increasingly known as a significant concern around the world. It has been described as a constituent activity that contributes to a significant impact on the environment. However, the concept of sustainable management is yet to be well received by the hotel industry in Malaysia. This paper aims to study the growing idea of Sustainable Facilities Management (SFM) adoption, specifically in the hotel industry. This paper provides valuable information on the theory of SFM evolution, including the meta-analysis on the SFM developing, trends and researchers around the world. This paper identified a total of 15 hospitality initiatives utilized around the globe, with only nine of them are currently employed and adopted by the hotel industry. These initiatives are essential that need to be implemented in a hotel organization to gain successful and holistic SFM practices adoption.

Keywords: Sustainable; Sustainability Facilities Management (SFM); Hotel. 

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2019. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BYNC-ND license ( Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.


Author Biography

Alyaa Afifah Abu Talib, Universiti Teknologi Mara

PhD Student, FSPU, Shah Alam


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How to Cite

Abu Talib, A. A., Muhamad Ariff, N. R., Hasim, M. S., & Hanafiah, M. H. (2019). The Adoption of Sustainable Facilities Management (SFM) by the Hotel Industry. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 4(12), 303–310.

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