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Unapproved construction blamed for National Hotel closure
The Miami Herald
The National Hotel's renovation endangered guests during renovations and not following a construction plan laid out in the permitting process, according to a report by Miami Beach inspectors who ordered the oceanfront hotel to close. The National shut down in early July after being declared unsafe by Miami Beach. The closure became public when state regulators posted mass lay-off notices for the 74 workers at the 154-room hotel.
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Keep buildings cool in full sunlight
Buildings
A new cooling structure designed by a Stanford research team can cool structures even under direct sunlight, according to a profile of the device in Nano Letters. The device is highly reflective, keeping it from heating up and defeating the purpose of cooling.
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The 1st step in evaluating cooling tower efficiency
Facilitiesnet
There are two things that need to be understood in order to identify opportunities for improving cooling tower efficiency. Those two things are the quality of the makeup water and the current cycles of concentration.
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All Jordanian Movenpick hotels earn Green Globe certification
eTurbo News
The Movenpick Resort and Residences Aqaba, Jordan, the Movenpick Resort Tala Bay Aqaba, the Movenpick Resort and Spa Dead Sea all achieved top global sustainability rankings with the Movenpick Resort Petra and Movenpick Nabatean Castle Hotel recording an impressive 91 percent.
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Controversy doesn't stop green building standards
Waste & Recycling
After a year of simmering controversy, the U.S. Green Building Council has adopted a new version of LEED standards many inside the plastics industry say further alienates them from the green building movement. While some of the argument over the nonprofit USGBC's Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design certification program is the same as it ever was, the question remains: Can "green" construction and plastics come together?
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Congress targets LEED green building standards for federal agencies
Gazette.net
When the modernization and renovation of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Parklawn building in Rockville, Md., is complete, the massive complex is designed to win platinum certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. But the $270 million makeover might be one of the last federal building projects cited for its green design under bills moving in the Senate and House. The bills could effectively kill reliance on the council as the only industry stamp of approval for government-owned or -leased properties under its Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design program.
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JD Power study: Hotel guests are finally happy
Yahoo
Maybe the hotel check-in process has been simplified. Perhaps it's easier to make a reservation. Or maybe employees are just smiling more at guests. Whatever they've done is working. After years of declining consumer satisfaction, the hotel industry is finally making us happier. Markedly happier.
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Building a hotel in 6 days: A time-lapse of China's construction miracle
The Atlantic
Explaining why China's economy has boomed so much over the past 35 years is a complicated endeavor more suited for a book, but one crude way to describe it is this: China has built a lot of things very, very fast. How fast? Well, consider the example of this 15-story building constructed in six days in Changsha, the capital of central China's Hunan Province. In 2010, a city resident created this time lapse video showing the incredibly fast construction of the Ark Hotel.
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6 reasons to consider a metal roof
Buildings
When building owners were asked what matters most in roofing materials, they ranked service life and lifecycle cost first and second. Initial cost ranked ninth out of 10. This finding from a study by Ducker Research Company on the lifecycle costs of low-slope roofing cut across the three major roofing material categories: metal, asphalt and single-ply. The message is clear: building owners are looking for a roofing system that lasts for many years and saves money over the long term.
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