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    Water-Saving Projects for Maintenance Managers

    November 16, 2015

    Maintenance Managers Use Plumbing Systems to Wage War on Water Waste No matter where institutional and commercial facilities are located — whether in drought-stricken California or the rainy Pacific Northwest — water conservation remains a top priority for maintenance and engineering managers. As a result restrooms have become focal points for trying to achieve water-saving [...]

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    FCC Fines Hilton Hotels and M.C. Dean Over Wi-Fi Blocking in Two New Actions

    November 12, 2015

    FCC takes two enforcement actions on Wi-Fi On November 2, 2015, the FCC issued two separate news releases on Wi-Fi blocking. In one action, the FCC announced a $718,000 fine against M.C. Dean, one of the nation’s largest electrical contracting companies, for blocking personal mobile “hotspots” of convention visitors and exhibitors who tried to use [...]

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    4 Emergency Tips to Keep Occupants Safe

    November 5, 2015

      Practice Makes Perfect The best laid FM plans can go awry if occupants are not made aware of proper procedures during an emergency situation. One good way to prepare for the worst is to hold regularly scheduled safety drills. Make sure to cover key areas such as communication channels, escape routes, emergency signage, and [...]

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    Charging and Storage Systems the Next Sustainability Step

    October 30, 2015

    Sustainability is still a motivating factor for hotel guests, as are the savings associated with going green. Hilton Worldwide is taking another step toward capturing the green-focused traveler with a new plan to install EV charging stations at 50 of its U.S. hotels by the end of this year, and 100 hotels by the end [...]

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    The Orkin Files: Read Three Articles on Pest Management

    September 10, 2015

    September 2015 – Orkin adds three (3) articles for public viewing in NAHLE’s Resource Documents.   Read these new Orkin documents right here, below: 8 Places to Check Out before Pests Check In — view article (PDF)   Trends in Bed Bug Management, Monitoring and Treatment — view article (PDF)   The Orkin Files: Swallow Bugs Mistaken [...]

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    Will hotel room keys and desk check-in soon be obsolete?

    September 9, 2015

    CIO - Starwood Hotels, a hotel chain with over 1,200 properties worldwide, is eliminating pain points for guests by offering digital room keys, mobile check-in and functionality through an Apple Watch app. It’s also allowing hotel managers to make pricing decisions based on a new analytics system. Read More

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    How the hotel industry benefits from energy storage

    September 6, 2015

    Hotels typically spend 30% to 50% of their utility bill on ‘Demand Charges.’ As battery storage technology improves and new players such as Telsa enter into the storage market, an increasing number of hotels are looking to reduce their peak demand charges by combining analytical software with today’s safe and more reliable batteries.  GreenBiz  via Green [...]

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    10 ways to prevent building-associated Legionnaires’ Disease

    September 3, 2015

    Facilities Engineering Journal - Managing risks to the safety and health of your guests is one of the most important aspects of your job as a hotel engineer or maintenance professional. Taking a  preventive approach is key to minimizing the risk of infection from Legionnaire’s Disease. 10 proactive ways that can help you minimize the risk of [...]

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    Are Your Hotel Amenities Attracting Uninvited Guests?

    September 12, 2015

    Lodging Engineer – In a world where social media and instantaneous online customer reviews, it only takes one pest sighting to negatively impact your hotel’s reputation. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs coupled with stringent sanitation and facility maintenance help prevent pest problems before they occur. READ MORE

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    Caring for Concrete – Tips for extending the life of your floor

    September 1, 2015

    Cleaning & Maintenance Management – A recent continuing education article by McGraw-Hill (2015) “Entrance Mats Keep It Clean,” found that studies indicate “as much as 80 percent of all the soil, dust, contaminants, and moisture entering a facility are tracked in on the shoes of building staff and guests. Sustained tracking of dry soils into the [...]

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    Orkin teams up with NAHLE to provide our recent webinar, 'Hotel Amenities: Protecting your Property from Pests' with Dr. Ron Harrison, director of technical services, Orkin Pest Control.

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