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ASHRAE 2014 — super storm planning and recovery
Lodging Engineer
Winter storm Janus was not the only visitor to New York City thr third week in January 2014; approximately tens of thousands of other visitors were locked into attending the combined American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers Annual Winter Conference and the concurrent Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute Expsition at Javits Convention Center.
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Systems integration can streamline energy management, facilities management
FacilitiesNet
A typical commercial building will have an energy management system. It will need to integrate power consumption data from the HVAC system, power management and control systems, and the lighting system to provide the owner with information on the energy consumption of the building or to improve functionality and reduce energy use.
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Convention hotel construction picks up
Hotel News Now
The recent uptick of hotel construction in the U.S. is bringing with it a slate of new convention center headquarter hotels. JLL counts five such properties scheduled to open by 2017.
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Hidden dangers detected with infrared scan
Lodging Engineer
Wear and tear is an accepted fact in all mechanical equipment but do we look at the electrical circuits that deliver power to this equipment in the same way? In a lot of cases building equipment problems give themselves away through visual and audible signs.
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4 steps to proactive ADA compliance
FacilitiesNet
ADA accessibility lawsuits filed against businesses and facilities for alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act have been growing over the last few years. The best defense against ADA lawsuits is to remove accessibility barriers.
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Green parking garage certification now available
Green Building Elements
Up until now, parking garages were not able to earn green building certification (LEED does not recognize them). That has changed recently with the introduction of the Green Garage Certification program by the Green Parking Council.
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3 energy efficient alternatives to LED lighting
Soureable
There are limitations to LEDs, however, including their thermal properties, expensive production and costly maintenance. Kevin Dinh, a partner at boutique light firm Light-Box Studio in Melbourne, Australia, has noticed a strong trend toward LED lights.
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