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    Energy-saving impacts of window film

    Facility Management Journal You don’t often find an energy-efficiency investment that will positively affect the performance and energy usage of several building systems at once. But recent technology advances have made window film a viable option that holds this promise for commercial buildings. Although you may not be able to get rid of your windows [...]

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    LEED, International Green Construction Code and ASHRAE 189.1 Seek Harmonization

    BuildingGreen.com – A new partnership among five major U.S. standard developers in the U.S. (ASHRAE, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), the International Code Council (ICC), and USGBC) will harmonize ASHRAE 189.1, the International Green Construction Code, and the LEED rating systems to create the new three-part system.   Read more…

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    Dept. of Energy Proposes New Standards for Commercial Roof Top Air Conditioners

    DOE proposes Rulemaking (NPRM) to amend the energy conservation standards for small, large, and very large air-cooled commercial package air conditioning and heating equipment. The notice also announces a public meeting to receive comment on these proposed standards and associated analyses and results. DOE to hold public meeting / webinar on Nov. 6, 2014. Read [...]

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    Ebola – OSHA Website: Standards & Background Information

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides information about Ebola viruses and Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) for workers and employers. on their updated website. Standards for protecting workers include; Respiratory Protection, Hazard Communications, Blood Borne Pathogens, Personal Protective Equipment, and General Duty Clause.  Read More…

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    Ebola Surfaces: OSHA Guidance for Cleaning in Non-Health Care Industries

    Employers are responsible for ensuring that workers are protected from exposure to Ebola and that workers are not exposed to harmful levels of chemicals used for cleaning and disinfection. Read More…

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    Orkin Commercial Services provides some simple changes to make your hotel less attractive to pests without relying on chemical treatments.

    PVI Industries new line of commercial hotel water heaters receives Environmental Excellence Award.

     

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    Happy guests are the lifeblood of your business. Their satisfaction can make or break your reputation, and nothing turns them off more than pest problems. Your Orkin Man can tell you which insect species Room 414 just complained about, why it’s there and where it’ll go next. Orkin careers start in a classroom, studying everything from bug biology to DNA detection. Orkin understands that every hotel is different, so we’ll start with a comprehensive inspection. Then we put our scientific solutions to work with a Hospitality Precision Protection™ plan. Schedule your free consultation today and rest easy while your guests sleep tight. Orkin Commercial Services.

     

    Protect-A-Bed® Today’s discerning hotel guests demand a healthy, pristine sleeping environment that does not include bugs that bite, odors that irritate and other aggravations that can instantly destroy a hotel’s excellent reputation. Protect-A-Bed® offers an entire line of protection products for pillows and mattresses. As awareness of sleep environment hygiene grows hotels are becoming increasingly convinced of the need to protect mattresses and pillows. A mattress also represents a considerable financial investment, worthy of protection against spills, mishaps and early deterioration. Visit www.protectabed.com.

     

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