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What — or who — is driving hotel updates?
Entrepreneur
The hotel world is, both literally and figuratively, under renovation, showcasing design changes and new launches said to be inspired by the millennial generation, generally those born between the late 1970s and 2000.
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High-performance exteriors require creativity, commitment
FacilitiesNet
In today's world of high-performance buildings, many of the best design solutions defy conventional logic. High-performance design requires unwavering commitment from the entire team, from engineers to facility managers.
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How to design spaces for meetings and events
Hotel News Now
There is a surge of renovation activity going on in the hotel industry. Some renovations are related to acquisitions and reflagging. Others are long-overdue updates and concept refreshes that convert dated venues to "millennial-ready" spaces. With a return of group business, some hoteliers also are adding event space.
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Cooling efficiency through energy storage
Facility Management Journal
Air conditioning of commercial buildings during summer daytime hours is the single largest contributor to electrical peak demand and the biggest stressor of the power grid and utilities. Ice-based thermal energy storage, an alternative to traditional cooling methods, uses a standard air conditioning chiller to produce solid ice in storage tanks at night during off-peak periods when the building's electrical loads are at a minimum.
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The HVAC factor: Double duty
Today's Facility Manager
The proliferation of smart phones and tablets, coupled with the general acceptance of Bring Your Own Device in offices, has created a new challenge for facility managers and property owners alike. Users have come to expect mobile connectivity everywhere, especially where they work and live.
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Distinctive elements in hotel design. Should we bother?
Hotel Business Review
What makes hotel design unique? Is it grand staircases, spectacular chandeliers, awe-inspiring art collection? Today, it seems that hotels try to outdo each other by investing in distinctive design features.
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How to maximize your water efficiency efforts
Facilities Net
While energy efficiency is still the star of most sustainability efforts, water is stepping up from supporting cast to featured player. With extreme droughts and water shortages becoming more common, water will continue to become more important, which means facility managers need to start thinking about how to cut down on water consumption.
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Grounds and equipment preparation for winter often begins in summer
Facilities Net
The arrival of warmer weather — or the pending arrival, depending on the part of the country — means grounds operations in institutional and commercial facilities are entering their most active phase.
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CCTV systems in hotels: What the digital future holds
eHotelier
The future in video surveillance in hotels is already here. Pan-Tilt-Zoom IP-cameras in the hotel bar, megapixel cameras at reception monitoring cash tills and HDTV network cameras covering the main entrance are the trends in the industry.
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The impact of climate on high-performance facades
Buildings
When the common man imagines a building, he likely pictures a four-sided brick box. But the energy-minded owner and architect have to think outside that construction. To maximize the effectiveness of the facade, it is likely that no side of it will look the same. Different climate zones require different design strategies, and those strategies entail taking a unique approach to the building's orientation. Special treatment should be given to each aspect of the system.
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