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Report: Facility management market worth $43.7 billion by 2019
Today's Facility Manager
According to a report, infrastructural development and technological advancements are the primary factors driving the growth for the facility management market. IT-based facility management solutions and services help facility managers to look carefully in the support functions as well.
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Plumbing codes, technologies and rating systems driving water efficiency
Facilitiesnet
Restroom design, plumbing, and water efficiency are areas of rapid change. New codes, technologies, and rating systems are having their impact, but these changes are now addressing all areas of water use in a facility. Laundry, kitchen, cooling towers, landscape, and the use of alternate sources of water are being increasingly scrutinized.
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10 things every hotel website needs to have
HotelChatter
Since we're always looking for examples of great hotel websites and also, how hotels can improve their websites, the folks at Noise came up with their 10 Commandments for Building Hotel Websites. These expert tips could apply to anyone building a website but Noise has a special few steps just for hotels.
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More hotel brands looking east for profit
By Archita Datta Majumdar
The latest buzz about the hospitality industry has been a renewed spate of global expansions, particularly to the Eastern Hemisphere. The Gulf and Asian markets are looking good, showing a high potential of growth. The icing on the top is the latest reports show an increasing percentage of travel booked for Asia and the Middle East. The World Travel and Tourism Council has predicted a 4.3 percent increase for the travel and tourism industry in 2014, with most of the growth centered around Asia. They have also forecasted that China will overtake the U.S. as the world's largest travel and tourism economy by 2027.
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Making the FM case for millennials
Facility Management Journal
Given that an increasing number of organizations believe that the successful integration of millennials with experienced staff is the fastest path to innovation, we must ask why facility managers have not yet realized how important it is to embrace this demographic cohort. If current attitudes continue, the profession of FM as practiced today might disappear or at least be diminished because of its inability to attract young members.
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Now on hotel lists: Private-label wines
The New York Times
Guests can order wine just about anywhere they stay, but now they can swirl something a bit more exclusive in their glass: A number of hotels are offering private label vintages as a way to increase cachet and enhance the local dining experience.
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How satisfying is a LEED building?
Daily Commercial News
A study published in a recent issue of the journal Building and Environment, indicates that people working in LEED buildings appear no more satisfied with the quality of their indoor workplace environments than those who work in conventional buildings. Instead, the authors found, that the positive value of LEED certification, from the point of view of occupant satisfaction, may tend to decrease with time.
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Necessary improvement through process management
By Jeannea Jones
Much of today's workforce is much less "connected," and our work environments are often decentralized to an even greater degree. Examples of such environments include college campuses, medical complexes, apartments, hotels, etc., where multiple living quarters, rooms or units make up the "community" with a single maintenance company supplying services that may include POM, custodial and grounds. In these settings, the technician must be able to work responsibly with autonomy.
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Science is finally making glass that birds won't fly into
Gizmodo
Birds flying into window panes might be the stuff of cartoon comic fodder, but the reality is bleak: Hundreds of millions of birds die from flying into transparent glass every year. Thankfully, science is finally putting a stop to it.
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Banking on solar
CleanTechnica
Improving loan opportunities could boost solar rates where third-party financing is lacking in some states, said Banking on Solar recently. Assembled by the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Banking on Solar plans to make progress eliminating roadblocks for banks that want to invest more in solar energy's potential, and increase their own asset mix.
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Forget the technology: Making sales in face-to-face interactions
By Linchi Kwok
Today's technology makes it easy for sales managers to locate and reach prospective clients over the Internet or on the phone. Consumers can also make travel plans with one click or two on the Internet. All it takes is a smartphone; travelers now can search and make reservations, check into a hotel, select an available room, open the guestroom, request for service or amenities, and check out — all without speaking to or interacting with any hotel staff. Then, why do hotel managers still bother to go out and talk to the prospective in person?
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