National Association of Hotel & Lodging Engineers

    International Property Measurement Standards (IPMS) Initiative

    July 25, 2014 – The IPMS Coalition has published an Exposure Draft for final comments. IPMS will have a significant impact on property markets including hotels. This public comment period provides an opportunity for any individual or organisation to contribute to the process and development of the standard. The Coalition leading the work now extends to 44 [...]

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    Dallas Goes All-In On Green Building With Mandatory Regulations

    June 17 – CleanTechnica – Dallas, Texas implemented mandatory minimum green building regulations on October 1st in an aggressive effort to cut citywide power and water consumption en route to its goal of carbon neutrality by 2030. The regulations are the final step in a five-year implementation of the Dallas Green Building Construction Ordinance, cover [...]

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    Green building wall moves to filter indoor air

    Sourceable Researchers have created a public-scale prototype of a mobile green wall designed to harness the power of plants to clean the air inside the building. The prototype was created by researchers from the School of Architecture at Rensselear Polytechnic Institute at the Institute’s Center of Architecture Science and Ecology in New York City.

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    Prepare your trees for summer storm season

    By Jeannea Jones Preparing for summer storms is not always easy as the weather can be unpredictable. Cleanup from summer storms can also equate to increased overtime, so it is important that grounds professionals be as proactive as possible when it comes to weather changes and preparation. According to recent surveys, more than 1 million [...]

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    ASHRAE continues work on Legionellosis standard

    Plumbing Engineer Nearly 40 years after Legionnaires’ Disease first gained public attention, the disease remains common throughout the world. Recent cases include outbreaks in Australia, Canada and the United States. As a result, ASHRAE continues work on what would be the first set of standardized requirements specific to the building industry for management of the [...]

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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.

     

    Carrier EnterprisesCarrier Enterprise is your one-stop shop for all your HVAC needs. A division of Carrier, Inc. and Watsco, Carrier Enterprise is a national network of distributors with 1,600 professionals focused on providing specialized hospitality HVAC solutions. Carrier Enterprise helps hotel owners, operators and engineers maintain clean healthy buildings while operating at maximum energy efficiency, utilizing state of the art HVAC equipment, PTACs, energy management systems and air quality solutions. To see their vast array of products and services visit Carrier Enterprises.

     

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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 logoCarlisle 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 LOGOWATCO 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