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6 trends shaping global travel
Hotel News Now
The global economy might have stabilized, but the travel and tourism industry is as dynamic as ever, according to "World Travel Market global trends report 2013." Several key trends will emerge during this time of growth, according to the report.
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Making the US more energy efficient, one building at a time
Jefferson Public Radio
About a year and a half ago, researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory found a way for commercial building owners to chop their energy bills in half. All they had to do was retrofit old heating and cooling systems.
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Midnight raid 2.0, hotel management agreements under siege
Lexology
A panel of seasoned and experienced hospitality professionals examined the "midnight raid" method for the replacement of hotel management in light of recent case law and offered insights for future agreements and conduct. Some of the "takeaways" were that the rapid and unplanned transfer of hotel management can create disruption of hotel operations, adversely impacting the guest, the departing manager and the incoming manager.
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FMs hold key to productivity
Facility Management Journal
We all know of distractions that can take place in an office environment that may decrease productivity. Even with these distractions, a new survey revealed that more than 70 percent of office workers and managers believe that workers are more productive than they were five years ago. While we may be more productive today, there is still room for improvement, and facility managers have a key role in addressing these needs.
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Disaster tech
Today's Facility Manager
Disaster recovery planning is something all FMs must live with, but there is one aspect that many forget: technology. We all know that, in a disaster, we must be prepared to repair damaged facilities, relocate occupants and, in extreme cases, find an entirely new location from which to operate. But the same disaster that damages a facility probably also impacts the facility's technology.
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Why smart building technology is a 'no-brainer'
Environmental Leader
Pressure to manage costs, risks and energy consumption is pushing commercial building owners and investors to explore how smart building technologies can help a company's triple bottom line — people, planet, profits — according to Jones Lang LaSalle's latest report. The Changing Face of Smart Buildings: The Op-Ex Advantage says five key trends are making smart buildings a "no-brainer" for commercial property owners and investors.
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Advances in remote controls for facility management
By Joy Burgess
Building automation often includes automated communication, environmental monitoring, environmental control and automated security. A decade ago, this seemed to be an exciting idea for the future. But with recent advances in remote controls, intelligent buildings have become a reality.
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Green cleaning trends: Cleaning with electrolyzed water
Today's Facility Manager
It seems like every discipline in facility management is "going green" these days, and for good reason. Commercial cleaning and sanitizing is no exception to this trend.
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Will digital restaurant menus get consumers to spend more?
Reuters
Businessman Mitch Goldstone planned to shell out about $40 at the Red Square restaurant in Las Vegas before heading to a show, but he ended up spending four times that amount because of the alluring pictures of food and drinks on an electronic menu.
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Green buildings: A matter of health, not just energy
EarthTechling
Sure, the green buildings movement is about energy savings, water efficiency and carbon dioxide emission reductions — all important matters that impact the long-term health of the planet. But there's a more immediate and personal health element to the movement, as well. And in Northern California, the U.S. Green Building Council, famous for running the LEED certification system, is looking to elevate health as a concern when it comes to the built environment.
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