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EPA guide offers workplace water best management practices
EPA via Today's Facility Manager
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's WaterSense program has created "WaterSense at Work: Best Management Practices for Commercial and Institutional Facilities," a compilation of best management practices to help commercial and institutional facilities better manage their water use through efficient practices and products.
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Take elevator efficiency to the next level
BUILDINGS
Chronically neglected in favor of lower-hanging fruit, elevators are nowhere near the top of most FMs' energy upgrade priorities. These machines represent 3 to 7 percent of your building's energy consumption, however — so while elevators may not be your biggest energy consumer, they offer potential for considerable cost and energy savings.
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Regular inspections, testing help improve energy efficiency in chillers
Maintenance Solutions
Energy efficiency and HVAC system reliability remain top priorities for maintenance and engineering managers. Chillers are the single largest users of electricity in most institutional and commercial facilities, as well as the most expensive piece of equipment in HVAC systems. So they are natural targets for improvement efforts.
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High-tech hotels upgrade guests' stay with futuristic amenities
The Huffington Post
Total tech hotels and resorts from Tokyo to New York are offering business and leisure travelers futuristic conveniences far beyond the standard iPod docking stations and bedside controls. It's now a race to unveil the latest and greatest in futuristic finds and impress even the most tech-obsessed guest.
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Audit: OSHA, state plans did not use almost half of allocated recovery funds
Bloomberg BNA
An audit report on how the Occupational Safety and Health Administration handled the $13.6 million it was budgeted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 found that while OSHA met its promise to increase inspections, $6.4 million was never spent. The unspent dollars reverted back to the U.S. Treasury. The stimulus act included money for large-scale construction projects government-wide.
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Google: The ultimate travel tool
By Suzanne Mason
Usually when you want to look up a fact or are just curious about something, you "Google" it. But now, if you're looking to map out that road trip you've been planning, or if you want to know where you can get the most bang for your buck in New York, you can utilize new tools from Google. More and more, Google has stepped up to the plate to compete with the capabilities of travel sites like Hotels.com, Priceline.com, Yelp and other booking/review sites. However, in some cases, the new Google tools go above and beyond what we're used to.
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Take control of lighting upgrades
BUILDINGS
Lighting may be an energy-conscious facility manager's low-hanging fruit, but picking the right fruit is another challenge altogether. That's where a lighting audit comes in. By strategically cataloging every lamp, fixture, sensor and control in your facility, you can deal with the biggest energy hogs first and use the savings to finance other efficiency projects.
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Mobile check-in heats up: What's next is any guest's guess
4Hoteliers
Marriott International announced plans to roll out mobile check-in at 325 hotels in the U.S. and Canada, and just about every traveler saw the news. No surprise, really — most of them were on their cellphones. Mobile is the hottest platform to touch travelers' hands since ... and Marriott's news of mobile check-in just adds excitement to the booming market.
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The haves and have-nots of US state tourism budget
Skift
The budgets for the top 10 U.S. state tourism offices including Hawaii, Florida, California and Texas, represent more than half, or 53.5 percent, of the total budget for all state tourism offices. In the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, the average budget of those top 10 states was $36.6 million while the average for the other 36 reporting states was just $8.8 million.
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Business partnership between MGM Resorts, Hyatt begins to gain popularity
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Hyatt Hotels may not operate a resort complex on the Las Vegas Strip, but that doesn't mean frequent customers of the worldwide lodging chain are on the outside looking in. Members of Hyatt's loyalty program have access to hotel rooms at a dozen Strip-area resorts, including the MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, Aria and Bellagio.
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New York City's hotel market is hot
GlobeSt.
At a recent hospitality industry investment conference, the point was continually made that it's the opportune time to build hotels, due to readily available construction financing and the large number of companies focused on increasing their presence in New York City. The reason for this optimism is that hotel values are now higher than their replacement cost in part because of the paucity of planned developments during the Great Recession.
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