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3 trends in hotel renovations
Hotel News Now
Hotel owners and management companies are renovating their assets to ensure facilities and amenities are able to keep up with the needs of technologically savvy, millennial and social travelers. "Hotels are re-inventing themselves more so now than I've ever seen before," said Mario R. LaGuardia, partner of MLG Architects, a hotel-focused architecture firm based in New York.
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Hotels don't need CO alarms, new rules say
USA TODAY
New international building and fire codes that will be published this summer may provide hotel guests less protection from deadly carbon monoxide. The 2015 codes eliminate a 2012 requirement that required a CO alarm in each guest room or a detection system in all common areas, according to Michael O'Brian, a member of an International Code Council committee that recommended the new codes.
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Centralized facility management: An inevitable trend
Facility Management Journal
All over the world, the facility management profession continues to mature and evolve. For instance, the facility managers of today are expected to understand their company's core business and contribute to the bottom line. This can translate not only to reducing facility costs, but also to improving the productivity, revenue generating capacity and image of their organizations.
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How to find a balance with hotel technology
Hotel News Now
The place of technology in a hotel environment has probably been debated ever since the first guest was presented with a soulless printed folio instead of a gracefully handwritten invoice. After all, this is the hospitality industry, the epitome of a high-touch, caring environment. No one would debate that we need some technology.
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The ABCs of VOCs in facilities
Today's Facility Manager
What are VOCs and could they be big polluters in your facility? VOC stands for volatile organic compound. There are thousands of different VOCs and they have two things in common — they contain carbon, and they evaporate quickly.
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New standard for HVAC fans finalized by the Department of Energy
ApplianceMagazine.com
A new energy efficiency standard for furnace fans was announced by the U.S. Department of Energy recently. The standard is the latest of eight finalized standards and nine proposed standards issued since President Obama's Climate Action Plan was announced in 2013.
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Grounds care equipment comes of age
FacilitiesNet
Not that long ago, the purchase of a big-ticket piece of grounds equipment was a relatively straightforward process. Budgets had not tightened up yet, product options were more limited, and scrutiny of the specification process within institutional and commercial facilities had not risen to current levels.
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Is LEED becoming the new normal?
Triple Pundit
The LEED certification program has its roots back in 1993, when David Gottfried and Mike Italiano founded the U.S. Green Building Council. The aim was to promote sustainability throughout the building and construction industry, which naturally involves standard-setting, and so just a few years later, in 2000, about 60 private and nonprofit sector stakeholders gathered to launch LEED.
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Going keyless is the key: The hotel room key goes mobile
USA TODAY
The hotel room key card may become as obsolete as the brass room key it replaced. Door lock vendors have developed the technology to let smartphones function as keys, and the hotel industry is starting to experiment with it.
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The new super skinny skyscraper trend
Sourceable
New technology combined with engineering innovation is helping developers meet the demand for more skyscrapers on even the tightest and most compact of sites. Invariably, this trend for taller, more slender buildings, combined with the implicit challenges of making these buildings stable and serviceable, has necessitated the development of structural solutions that meet all of the governing relevant building codes with even more onerous wind, earthquake and robustness requirements.
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