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Register for educational webinar: Mattress Hygiene/Encasement Makes Good Cents
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Don't miss out on NAHLE's educational webinar on Sept. 5. Hosted by Protect-A-Bed, the webinar includes a panel of experts discussing mattress hygiene and how to get the most out your property's No. 1 asset. Register for free at NAHLE's website, compliments of Protect-A-Bed. Learn what other GMs know. Register here.
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Take the LED in landscape lighting
Green Lodging News
Between 2010 and 2013 the Las Vegas Sands Corp., owner of The Venetian and The Palazzo hotels, saved close to $2.5 million annually by changing their light bulbs to LED bulbs. Such is the power of green lighting. If you are a hotelier looking for a way to be both energy and economically efficient, LED is clearly the way to go.
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Barriers to retrofitting buildings for energy efficiency
Inquirer.net
As people focus on the design and construction of new energy-efficient green buildings, the existing buildings in need of upgrades are often ignored. Many barriers arise in the retrofitting process — initial costs, for example, stop some building owners from upgrading their facilities. However, local government initiatives and energy efficiency conferences can help overcome the barriers to retrofitting.
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How the environment is shaping hotel design
AOL Travel
Imagine a hotel that breathes, that generates power and cools itself using the wind, that absorbs the sunlight for energy like a plant, that collects and recycles rainwater from underground pools, and is covered with a landscaped roof sloping out from the hillside.
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Air leakage testing: A hot button or hot air?
Buildings
Blowing air into your building can prevent you from blowing your stack about its envelope performance. Air leakage testing quantitatively measures air seeping through your enclosure. he process involves pressurizing a space with blower door fans to create a detectable differential across the envelope.
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Fire prevention in your building — what facilities managers need to know
FMLink
The goals of fire prevention programs are to prevent loss of life, property damage, and downtime in use of a building. Fires often cause disruption of business activities, loss of business documents, loss of employee work hours, and liability claims resulting from the spread of fire to adjacent properties.
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Renewable energy: Pursuing multi-site solar
Today's Facility Manager
As the demand for renewable energy continues to grow, more facility managers are looking for ways to improve sustainability with large-scale solar programs that establish their environmental commitment while providing proportionate financial rewards. For those who manage multiple properties, "going green" at one facility alone can be challenging enough. Implementing renewable energy across a portfolio of properties can seem even more daunting.
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Building Energy Management Systems
The Energy Collective
A Building Energy Management System is an integrated system of software, hardware and services that controls energy use through information and communication technology. Used primarily in commercial buildings, BEMS technology works by monitoring, automating and controlling building systems such as heating, ventilation, air conditioning, thermostats and lighting to increase building energy efficiency and improve comfort.
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Professional development: Equipment financing
Today's Facility Manager
Facility managers have a powerful ally to rely on as they seek to outfit their organizations' plant, equipment, and software needs. Equipment leasing and financing providers have the resources to make these acquisitions affordable and beneficial in a myriad of ways. Finance companies — from commercial banks to manufacturers to specialized commercial finance providers — offer a variety of options and can arrange financing that best suits an facility manager's capital plant and equipment needs, and financial structure.
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Is there a growing trend of CFOs prioritizing energy reduction projects?
By Ed Kirk
A growing number of CFOs are pushing for more spending on energy reduction projects despite another year of tight budgets. What has caused this recent shift by the protectors of fiscal responsibility to prioritize funding for energy reduction initiatives? This is not a new concept, as progressive facilities operations managers have been suggesting ways to reduce their overall budgets by reducing utility costs for years. And with the protracted recession we're in, those opportunities have come to the forefront and are attracting much more attention.
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