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    New System Uses Wi-Fi to Help Hotels Catch Bed Bugs Early

    April 13, 2017

    CNBC – Source: Fifteen Beacon Hotel A new Wi-Fi enabled system promises to help hotels find and eliminate bed bugs without the help of exterminators. AIM, a product developed by a company named Delta Five, promises a 98 percent success rate. It monitors a bedroom using internal cameras and, as insects are lured to an embedded [...]

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    Carbon monoxide at hotel pool suspected in Michigan death

    April 10, 2017

    CNN -  A teenage boy died and 14 other people were hospitalized after guests at a southern Michigan hotel were found unconscious around an indoor pool. Fire officials said they believe the cause was carbon monoxide poisoning.

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    Prevent and prepare for springtime pests

    Buildings -  Warm weather is on the way, but it brings increased pest activity from insects, arachnids and other annoying invertebrates. It’s easier to prevent nuisance bugs from establishing an infestation, but if they’ve already invaded your facility, don’t panic. Get to know the most common springtime pests and determine how to deal with them [...]

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    Why HVAC/PTAC age and condition matters more than you think

    April 6, 2017

    Hotel Management -  Nobody enjoys spending money when they don’t have to, but hotels do just that all the time. When a packaged terminal air conditioner or heating, ventilation and air conditioning system component breaks on property, leadership turns to engineering to find out if the device in question can be salvaged or if a [...]

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    Pest management at the building envelope

    Facility Executive -  When facility managers consider their pest management responsibilities, they often think exclusively about work needed inside the building to keep rodents, insects, and other unwanted visitors away from employees, guests, and customers. However, much of the work in the fight against pests occurs outside the building envelope.

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    SmartStorage by Sharp For many hotels across the country, peak demand charges are costly and can represent up to 50 percent of the building’s utility bill. Pairing solar plus energy storage allows both demand and energy savings. A solar PV installation can reduce the energy charge portion of your utility bill, but not the peak demand charge portion. That’s where Sharp’s SmartStorage® energy storage system comes in. Sharp’s SmartStorage® energy storage system is a unique energy storage solution designed to reduce expensive peak demand charges. It can help hotel engineers better manage energy usage while also saving on electricity bills. Sharp’s confidence in its product is reflected in its innovative 10-year asset management service agreement and 10-year demand reduction performance guarantee, an option available for all SmartStorage® system installations.  If guaranteed performance is not met, Sharp will compensate for the deficit in promised peak demand reductions.   Sharp SmartStorage® + solar is available with no money down financing options in specific locations. For more information visit


    Bigfoot by Smartware Group

    Bigfoot CMMS, by Smartware Group, is a modern maintenance management solution designed to help your property surpass goals related to guest experiences, energy efficiency, cost reductions, and more. Through technological innovation and design, the cloud-based Bigfoot helps you standardize maintenance practices with superior Work Order and Asset Management, Preventive and Predictive Maintenance, Reporting, Safety, Inventory and Purchasing, Mobile App functionality. As an Allied member, Smartware Group is committed to advancing maintenance management solutions for the evolving hospitality industry. To learn more, visit or schedule a personalized demo today.



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