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LEED v4 requires new facility management approach to LEED
FacilitiesNet
LEED v4 introduces a number of new and revised prerequisites and credits, as well as updated reference standards for existing credits. LEED v4 is different from current and past versions of the rating systems, with a much clearer focus on measured performance; to meet those new performance standards, LEED v4 requires a new facility management approach to LEED.
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FMs can lean on tools of the trade
Facility Management Journal
Technological capabilities are continually evolving, and the high rate of change can be challenging. As measuring and monitoring operational performance and activities have assumed a major role in the management of the workplace, better tools must be utilized. It is no longer an issue of when these tools will be adopted, but in what shape and design.
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Chain shows how to win customers with a small touch
By Linchi Kwok
In the effort to respond to the shifting customer base, hotels spare no time or money in developing fresh concepts. In front of hundreds of hotel brands, many travelers might have difficulty distinguishing one brand from another. Competition becomes steep. Then, in addition to offering the state-of-the-art facility and exceptional customer service, what can a hotel do to build a clear brand identity and win more loyal customers? DoubleTree by Hilton's latest campaign shows how adding a "small touch" may help.
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Survey: Many US hotels lack direct 911 emergency phone access
Reuters
Guests at thousands of U.S. hotels cannot directly reach emergency services when they dial 911, according to a survey performed after the 2013 death of a woman who was stabbed repeatedly in a Texas motel, while her daughter tried fruitlessly to dial the emergency number. The results of the survey were released recently by Federal Communications Commission member Ajit Pai, who had sought information on dial-through 911 calls at hotels.
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From hotels to airlines, a quest to help customers sleep
The New York Times
The travel industry is dreaming up ways to woo weary consumers. Sleep was once the specialty of a handful of hotels. Today cruise lines and airlines are also in the business of selling sleep with high-tech mattresses, slumber-inducing scents and relaxation techniques. Not to be outdone, hotels are hiring sleep consultants and devising sleep-related services.
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Why hoteliers should relook their distribution strategy
4Hoteliers
With online distribution becoming an important source of room bookings, hoteliers are increasingly adopting this model. However they are also confronted with the complexities in the distribution environment.
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Air conditioning alternatives: Thermally driven cooling systems
Green Building Elements
Cooling in the heat of summer can be a daunting challenge in congested urban areas. Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE have been working on innovative sorbents that can store a particularly large amount of water vapor that can be used for cooling purposes.
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OSHA announces national stand-down for fall prevention in construction
Today's Facility Manager
The U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced a national safety stand-down from June 2-6, to raise awareness among employers and workers about the hazards of falls, which account for the highest number of deaths in the construction industry. During the stand-down, employers and workers are asked to pause their workday to talk about fall prevention in construction and discuss topics like ladder safety, scaffolding safety and roofing work safety.
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Essential steps for warm-weather success
Facility Maintenance Decisions
Spring can seem a long time away in many parts of the country when forecasts call for more snow and colder temperatures. But when the snow inevitably melts, and temperatures rise, grounds and landscape managers with institutional and commercial facilities face many challenges to prepare landscapes for a new growing season.
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Understanding new regulations for energy-efficient buildings
By Archita Datta Majumdar
The focus toward more energy efficiency in all aspects of life is important, as is the debate about the best steps to get to that point. One of the key areas is buildings, where both construction and usage have to be carefully planned and monitored. Energy efficiency is a journey, and we cannot take our foot off the gas pedal, lest we drive into major power wastage. The latest energy-efficiency legislation — The Energy Efficiency Improvement Act, H.R. 2126 — that has recently been approved by the U.S. House of Representatives is a significant step forward.
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