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Running a hotel: Energy efficiency for business
The Guardian
While a 9-to-5 business owner should be safe in the knowledge that when the office shuts down for the day, the company's energy is also taking a break, hoteliers must be prepared to power their business round the clock. Taking measures to increase energy efficiency can therefore make a huge difference to a hotel's bottom line.
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Colors paint vibrant guest experience
Hotel News Now
Choosing the right color in hotel design long has gone beyond what looks vibrant or pretty. Color and surface design send a message to the type of guest hotels wish to attract and make loyal.
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12 ways to increase hotel security
Lodging
Even when hotels have strong security policies and procedures in place, they are still vulnerable to cyber attacks, break-ins, theft, fraud and other crimes. That's why it's vital to take precautionary measures and continually evaluate security programs.
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8 simple ways business can save energy
Business Green
Saving money should be as important as making profit for every business all over the world, but unfortunately it is something that is neglected all too often. However, reducing the energy they use does not have to be difficult or expensive. Energy efficiency experts offer eight simple ways your company can save money.
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Career credentials: Distinctions in the dynamic FM field
BUILDINGS
Whether you pursued a formal education in facilities management or picked up the practice at the school of hard knocks, there is always room for growth in this ever-evolving industry. Adapt with it and prove that you're the fittest of the lot.
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Exploring the use of ceramic materials to prevent corrosion
By Jesse Puga
There are many methods and techniques used for corrosion prevention. They generally include changing the environment, choosing the appropriate metal, monitoring surfaces, altering anodic areas, using chemicals that prevent deterioration and applying protective coatings. Typically these techniques are used for the protection of metal — the material that is most often the focus of corrosion prevention. In sharp contrast to metals, ceramics are less vulnerable to corrosion because their chemical bonds of ceramics are oxidized at the outset, and therefore, corrosion is already present.
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Tricks of the trade: Roofing research
Today's Facility Manager
What is the most important factor you consider when selecting a roofing contractor to service your facility? Is it integrity/trustworthiness, quality of work, pricing, the ability to problem-solve or response time/meeting a deadline? Or do you evaluate depending on the job?
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Look how drastically intelligent LEDs can cut energy consumption
Greentech Media
PG&E, California's largest utility, wanted to know how much energy controllable LEDs could save its industrial customers. It recently found its answer: a lot.
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History repeats itself in hotel design
Hotel News Now
Stories can be hidden within a building's walls — sometimes literally. And those stories can translate into a hotel's design. At least that's what two hoteliers discovered during renovations of historic properties.
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Video inspection technology: Drain cleaning with a view
Facility Maintenance Decisions
Front-line technicians were diagnosing and removing blockages from drains and piping systems in institutional and commercial facilities long before video-inspection technology emerged. But with video capability, they no longer have to play the guessing game.
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