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    Marriott buys Starwood, becoming world’s largest hotel chain

    September 27, 2016

    The Associated Press via CNBC Several of the best-known names in travel are now united in one hotel company. Marriott International closed on its $13 billion acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, bringing together its Marriott, Courtyard and Ritz Carlton brands with Starwood’s Sheraton, Westin, W and St. Regis properties. In total, 30 hotel [...]

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    For Maximum HVAC Savings, Follow the 3 Laws of Optimization

    Energy Manager Today  Facility executives in charge of demanding environments— hospitals, pharmaceutical manufacturing and higher education campuses, for example — often are challenged to cut costs and help their organizations meet sustainability goals. Heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems are the natural place to look: these systems typically account for 44 percent of commercial buildings’ [...]

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    LEDs: Manufacturers Help Sort Through Misconceptions

    September 24, 2016

    FacilitiesNet Even with all the information about light-emitting diode (LED) technology available to maintenance and engineering managers, their benefits often get lost in the message. “It’s confusing if you’re not in this market every single day,” says Jerry Duffy with Current Powered by GE. “It’s confusing to know who the players are and if there [...]

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    View "Bed Bug War Webinar" Presented May 11, 2016 - Dr. Harrison discusses the war against bed bugs by providing the latest on bed bug monitoring, detection and solutions. As hotels across the country continue to experience high occupancy rates, it’s important to ensure you and your staff are prepared so that you can protect your bottom line from bed bugs.

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    MemberSpotlight_iStock_000003933485_Medium SmartStorage_Logo-Final-nographic-111215 (1)For many hotels across the country, peak demand charges are costly and can represent up to 50 percent of the building’s utility bill. Pairing solar plus energy storage allows both demand and energy savings. A solar PV installation can reduce the energy charge portion of your utility bill, but not the peak demand charge portion. That’s where Sharp’s SmartStorage® energy storage system comes in. Sharp’s SmartStorage® energy storage system is a unique energy storage solution designed to reduce expensive peak demand charges. It can help hotel engineers better manage energy usage while also saving on electricity bills. Sharp’s confidence in its product is reflected in its innovative 10-year asset management service agreement and 10-year demand reduction performance guarantee, an option available for all SmartStorage® system installations.  If guaranteed performance is not met, Sharp will compensate for the deficit in promised peak demand reductions.   Sharp SmartStorage® + solar is available with no money down financing options in specific locations. For more information visit


    Bigfoot CMMS, by Smartware Group, is a modern maintenance management solution designed to help your property surpass goals related to guest experiences, energy efficiency, cost reductions, and more. Through technological innovation and design, the cloud-based Bigfoot helps you standardize maintenance practices with superior Work Order and Asset Management, Preventive and Predictive Maintenance, Reporting, Safety, Inventory and Purchasing, Mobile App functionality. As an Allied member, Smartware Group is committed to advancing maintenance management solutions for the evolving hospitality industry. To learn more, visit or schedule a personalized demo today.


    Outdoor Light Perspectives - Hospitality

    Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Hospitality does absolutely everything to enhance guest experiences by designing, installing and maintaining outdoor illumination for exterior facades, entrances, common areas and special attraction outdoor spaces of hotels and resorts with stunning displays of highly-efficient LED lighting effects, while reducing energy bills by up to 60%. Whether it be a retro-fit of an outdated system or a new-build plan, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Hospitality serves Hospitality Engineers with expert consultation, the latest technologies and premium fixtures. For a complimentary design consultation or answers to questions, please contact Jim Morris at 804-353-6999 ext 244 or by email at or visit us for a Complimentary Design Guide.



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