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Themed hotels on the rise
eHotelier
According to TOPHOTELPROJECTS, a provider of global B2B hotel data, more colorful and exuberant hotel worlds are arising worldwide. In China, Disney is building a "Toy Story" hotel, in Dubai a South Seas Resort is planned and a Ferrari property including an amusement park is arising in Barcelona, Spain.
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High-performance roofing strategies
FacilitiesNet
Expert roof consultant John D'Annunzio of Paragon Roofing Technology explains that due to increased requirements for reflectivity and emissivity, both in required energy and building codes and in voluntary green building rating systems, many manufacturers are stepping up their efforts to develop products that conform. One example of that is modified bitumen manufacturers that are developing new cap sheets with factory-applied reflective coatings, says D'Annunzio.
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Energy management systems (EMS) 2.0?
Today's Facility Manager
Energy management systems (EMS) have been around for many years. Most large commercial and industrial facilities, as well as supermarkets and big box retailers, use an EMS to control energy costs. Over the last few years, however, there has been a steady evolution and broadening of the EMS market.
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7 tips for task seating aesthetics
Hotel Management
Here are seven tips to help hotels gain an edge through seating design and layout.
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What the aging workforce means for facility management
Facility Dude
There is a trend in the facility management industry of waves of aging buildings and old infrastructure that, if left unchecked, can lead to a number of costly and time-consuming maintenance issues. But the buildings and assets aren't the only things that are getting older. The U.S. is currently riding the crest of the wave of the silver tsunami — the mass exodus of baby boomers into retirement age. The number of workers who fall on the older end of the spectrum is almost disproportionately high.
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Wearable technology will be a game-changer in 2015
Hotel Management
Wearable technology will be the real technology game-changer in 2015. That's according to U.K. travel company Thomson. This year saw mobile technology become 'the norm' as a way to search and book a holiday. Twenty-eight percent of all of Thomson and fellow U.K. travel company First Choice's online bookings made between January and October 2014 were reportedly on mobile technology (smartphones and tablets), the company reports.
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Energy saving tips from Greater Cincinnati Business Council
Green Lodging News
With colder weather right around the corner, it's a good time to look at energy consumption in your business and make changes to reduce energy use. The Greater Cincinnati Green Business Council recently announced eight energy-saving strategies for the workplace, including some that can start saving your business money today.
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Development and operations lessons from 3 LEED platinum certified hotels
Green Lodging News
The common misconception that LEED is too hard and too expensive was dispelled a few weeks ago at the International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show in a panel entitled, "Gone Platinum! A First-Time Ever Gathering of Leaders of Three LEED Platinum Hotels." The only three LEED Platinum certified hotels in the United States at this time (not including the one LEED Platinum hostel) were represented.
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Disruptive plastic products rapidly emerging in green building field
By Don Rosato
Green building technology redefines how we make and live in buildings. From a plastics material and processing perspective, we can both reduce a building's energy consumption and simultaneously provide for a building's energy production. These plastic material and process advances "disrupt" an existing market by displacing earlier technology. Let's delve into some emerging green building technologies that involve plastic material and processing aspects.
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Trending toward full disclosure
Facility Management Journal
Facility managers are accountable for the environmental performance of the built landscape. Within an organization, the principles of accountability aim to improve internal standards of corporate conduct, as well as external factors that deal with sustainable economic and ecologic strategies. As organizations are meeting the challenges of transparency and full disclosure, the operations and costs of the facility are an integral part of what is communicated to all interested parties.
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