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How design impacts energy savings
Hotel Management
Hotel lighting is accountable for a significant percentage of energy usage and something that impacts guests' perceptions of a space. Lighting is a great place for hoteliers to look when contemplating changes that might benefit guests and the bottom line. Ross Burch, project director at design company Wilson Associates Dallas, said the biggest impact designers can make in increasing a hotel's energy efficiency, is in the lighting choices.
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Developing a facility safety program? Consider workplace wellness
IFMA's FMJ
While facility managers spend a considerable amount of time developing emergency preparedness strategies to deal with unforeseen circumstances, they often overlook the significance of incorporating workplace wellness into their strategies. Recent outbreaks show that the spread of germs can be just as dangerous to a workplace as a natural disaster.
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Laundry sustainability
Hotel Management
Environmental sustainability is a term one hears frequently in the hospitality industry. Guests want hotels that are conscious of their impact on the environment, and hotels want to streamline their processes and save money. Part of this may mean upgrading to newer laundry equipment in properties that may need it.
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Enhanced BAS with data analytics
AutomatedBuildings.com
In theory, a building automation system provides all of the hardware and software required to analyze and operate all functions within a building. In reality though, what most of these systems do best is control the HVAC system. This leaves the task of evaluating building performance, deciding if it is optimal, and what changes might be required to improve efficiency to the operator. On most projects the end result is a building automation system that is underutilized and system performance that is less than optimal.
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Study find global opportunities for greater elevator efficiency
Green Lodging News
More energy-efficient elevators can significantly reduce the costs of operating a building, but the information needed to help building owners identify the appropriate elevator system — and the savings associated with it — aren't readily available, according to a new study published by a leading policy group.
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How to make your energy retrofit happen
Environmental Leader
Facility managers and commercial property owners increasingly accept that they can save their company significant amounts of money through reduced energy use and lower plant operating costs. But engaging in energy efficiency projects and upgrades can be costly and companies don't always have the funds to get started. Fortunately, funding options are available for companies that know how to find them.
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Energy management
Hotel Management
In the U.S., hotels spend in excess of $7.5 billion on energy each year according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This translates to an average spend of nearly $2,200 per available room each year on energy by the more than 47,000 hotels and motels in America, which, in turn, accounts for around 6 percent of all domestic hotel operating costs.
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5 common misconceptions about concrete floor maintenance
Facility Executive
Although concrete is frequently chosen flooring material in buildings throughout North America, there are challenges involved in maintaining this surface. Despite its reputation for being tough as nails, it must be cared for in a specific way.
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Seeing the light: The role of illumination in crime prevention
By Pamela Tresp
With everything we hear in the news these days in regard to crime, terrorism, workplace violence and homeland security, the role of a facility manager can get more complex with more at stake all the time. Whether it's a food processing plant with a disgruntled employee, a hospital with an active shooter, or the Mall of America with a bomb threat, we all need to be more cognizant of our surroundings and have a plan to look out for our properties, facilities and people. In this article, we will discuss the use of light as it may relate to crime.
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Maintaining a problem-free tap system
Foodservice Warehouse
Draft beer is a great product to serve in both a restaurant and bar setting. In order to keep your beer service consistent and up to par, you need to make sure your tap system is properly maintained.
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