3/3/14, FacilitiesNet – LEED v4 is officially out, and the new suite includes an updated version of the LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (LEED-EBOM) rating system. As expected, the thresholds of performance have increased across the board for energy and water use, material related waste, pollution reduction, and improved indoor environmental quality.Read More …
3/1/14, Reuters – Three Los Angeles City Council members have launched a bid to nearly double the minimum wage for hotel workers in the U.S.’s second-largest metropolis to $15.37 an hour, among the highest rates proposed for any of the country’s private-sector workers. The “living wage” proposal would apply to about 11,000 workers at hotels [...]Read More …
2/28/14, FacilitiesNet- New plumbing products and systems have come a long way in performance and water conservation in recent years. Unfortunately, restrooms in many institutional and commercial facilities continue to use outdated and inefficient plumbing fixtures, valves, toilets and faucets that contribute to water waste and drive up utility costs.Read More …
2/25/14, Building Operating Management – Achieving the goals of a lighting upgrade requires a solid understanding of the way in which the facility and current lighting control system are used. In addition, facility managers starting an upgrade will want to be familiar with the advances in lighting control technology that have occurred over the past [...]Read More …
Feb 27, 2014, NAHLE - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced it will extend the comment period to March 8, 2014 on the proposed rule (See NPRM) to improve workplace safety and health through improved tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses. The proposed rule would amend recordkeeping regulations to add requirements for the electronic submission of [...]Read More …
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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.
For more than 80 years, S.R.Smith has offered products that make the pool experience better for swimmers, owners and hotel guests. If it involves a pool, chances are we've "seen it" and if there's a way to improve, we'll find it. We manufacture diving boards and slides on a commercial scale and offer salt-friendly products. Our comprehensive line of accessibility products helps ensure everyone can enjoy the benefits of being in the water. Visit www.srsmith.com
Carlisle SynTec is the leading manufacturer of single-ply roofing systems specializing in the development of premium products for commercial applications. Our seven divisions include, Carlisle Coatings and Waterproofing, Inc., EcoStar, Hardcast Inc., Hunter Panels, Versico LLC, Insulfoam and Premier Building Systems. With 45 years of industry experience, Carlisle continues to provide products that exceed customer expectations, offer cutting-edge innovation and long-term performance for all of your roofing needs. Contact Us.
WATCO provides easy to install plumbing waste fixtures providing a new look in minutes. The Watco Universal NuFit® Tub Trim Kits needs no extension into drain and covers any strainer body ﬂange up to 2 " diameter. The WatcoFlex® is a fully customized and pre-fabricated bath waste fixture, takes just minutes to install and eliminates all cutting and fitting in the field. It is factory sealed, tested and warranted. The WatcoFlex® is designed to fit on a specific tub and is ideal for high volume jobs. Visit Watco.com