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    1st Person with Matt Delman

    April 21 – 2014: Lodging Engineer magazine conducts interview of  2,000 acre resort Director of Engineering, Matt Dalman.

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    ASHRAE 2014 – NYC Presentation – Super Storm Planning & Recovery

    April 21-2014: Norm Nelson of CH2 MHILL identifies critical components of your hotel during storm events and how best to minimize business interruption.

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    Study: Eco-certified hotels run more efficient operations

    4/10/14, Cornell Center For Hospitality Research via Hotel News Resource - A new study from the Cornell Center for Hospitality Research at the School of Hotel Administration has documented an unexpected benefit when hotels earn a certification for environmental sustainability: they tend to run more efficiently. In the study, Cornell’s researchers tested the operating efficiency of [...]

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    Building automation systems transformed by digital technology

    4/8/14, KNXtoday - The automation of various building systems — including HVAC, lighting, fire and life safety and security and access controls — promises to improve energy efficiency and optimization, as well as enhance the comfort and health of occupants. Like the broader computing and voice, video and data communications markets in previous decades, commercial building [...]

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    12 ultra-efficient lighting strategies

    4/7/14, Buildings - You don’t always need a flashy renovation or a deep retrofit that requires gutting your building to boost energy efficiency. Sometimes the best things come in small packages — like these strategies by practicing FMs and green experts. Read more…

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    Electrical sub-metering is smart energy management

    4/4/14, By Jeannea Jones, MultiBriefs - Sub-metering allows for monitoring of the electrical consumption of individual components within a building, such as heating and cooling systems, lighting, refrigeration and more. This method utilizes individual “submeters” that allow facility managers to observe the energy use and performance of their equipment, creating opportunities for energy and capital expenditure [...]

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    Preparing a plan for painting projects

    4/3/14, Facility Maintenance Decisions - The proper selection and application of paints and coatings helps maintenance managers achieve two important goals: extend the life of capital components, and maintain the desired appearance of institutional and commercial facilities. Both goals are essential elements in the long-term management of a facility. Read more…

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    HVAC trends: Controls conversion

    3/23/14, Today’s Facility Manager - Increased energy and labor costs provide facility managers plenty of incentive to consider upgrading to more efficient systems. A partial or full conversion from a pneumatic system to a digital building automation system will provide: more actionable data for intelligent building management; lower energy costs through greater operating efficiency; lower maintenance [...]

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    5 common fire code violations

    3/22/14, Lodging - According to the National Fire Protection Association, there were 99,500 non-residential fires in businesses ranging from health care facilities to hotels to multi-tenant office buildings, resulting in 65 deaths, 1,525 injuries, and more than $2.5 million in losses in 2012. Properly maintained fire protection equipment reduces the risk of loss, but there are [...]

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    Maintenance and engineering: Key players in emergency preparedness

    3/20/14, FacilitiesNet - Consider these statistics: 43 percent of businesses that close as a result of a disaster never reopen. And 28 percent of those that do reopen fail within three years. These statistics equate to a 59 percent failure rate for businesses closed due to disasters. One important factor driving the success of an organization [...]

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    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

     

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    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