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Millennials shift the hotel design landscape
Hotel News Now
Millennials range in birth years from the early 1980s to the early 2000s with a population estimated at about 70 to 80 million. Millennial adults range in age from about 18 to 33 and are the fastest-growing segment of today's workforce and business travelers. On track to be the largest consumer group in the United States, this demographic cohort is different from its predecessors in travel habits and the way it interacts with brands.
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Eye on Ebola: Updated OSHA website offers resources, guidance
FacilitiesNet
The updated website from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration provides information about Ebola viruses and Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) for workers and employers. The website includes sections on: background, including the origins of the Ebola virus and EHF; hazard recognition; medical information; standards for protecting workers from the Ebola virus; and control and prevention of EHF.
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How operators can prevent injury at hotel pools
Hotel Management
In June 2002, seven-year-old Virginia Graeme Baker drowned when she became stuck to the suction drain outlet of a hot tub. Baker, who had been swimming without assistance since age three, was trapped underwater by the suction force of the water flowing into the drain. She was unable to free herself.
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Study confirms capability of ozone systems to reduce laundry energy, water consumption
Green Lodging News
Those looking for assurance that ozone laundry technology does indeed reduce energy, water and related costs can find proof in study results recently released by the U.S. Department of Energy Building Technologies Office. The D.O.E., with the assistance of outside consultants, conducted a demonstration project to evaluate ozone laundry technologies for reducing the energy and water use of multi-load washers in healthcare and hospitality facilities.
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As facility management positions increase, training opportunities increase as well
Today's Facility Manager
According to Ecotech Institute's Clean Jobs Index, the number of positions in the facilities management field has increased by 64 percent in the first two quarters of this year, compared to the same time last year. Ecotech Institute, which is entirely focused on renewable energy and sustainability, offers its students hands-on training in the facilities management field, a rapidly growing industry.
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Time-of-use data is key to effective plug-load management
Greentech Efficiency
As plug loads — or energy used by equipment plugged into an outlet — continue to race to the top of the list of energy issues confronting building managers, measuring and controlling them has become a more critical and challenging aspect of building energy management.
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Leadership development: Building engagement and cultivating strategic intelligence
Facility Management Journal
What separates the world's most admired and successful companies from those that are merely "doing well?" The top executives at many leading businesses know from their own experience that leadership is essential. They understand that the best organizations are not "managed" to greatness; they are led there. A company that fails to embrace a leadership culture with a definitive mandate on what characterizes leadership for each employee will not achieve greatness.
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8 simple strategies to maximize energy savings
BUILDINGS
October is National Energy Action Month, and with winter just around the corner, it's the perfect time to implement new strategies to save energy and cut costs. But we all know it's not as easy as that — with occupant needs to consider and the seemingly ever-increasing price of energy, setting aggressive reduction goals and seeing them through to the subsequent savings can be an uphill battle.
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How to detect sensor glitches and improve building performance
GreenBiz
This article explores the various options of how to identify faulty sensors and manage their impact. Electrical surges, environmental extremities and simple aging are just a few of many reasons sensors fail. Ideally, all sensors in a building should be connected to the building management system.
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Energy efficient air conditioning is within sight
The Guardian
If we are going to get global consumption of power on to a much more efficient basis, one of the challenges is air conditioning. Could we find a breakthrough that would cut 90 percent of the electricity required for space cooling?
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