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    How could Hurricane Harvey affect supplies for your business or project?

    September 19, 2017

    FMLink In addition to the overall devastating loss of life and property, Hurricane Harvey struck a significant blow to the Houston area, home to the sixth largest import terminal in the world, as well as all the shipping lanes in the Gulf Coast area. Given the strong economic linkages between the Gulf Coast and the [...]

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    Kentucky woman died from Legionnaires’ disease contracted at Guest House at Graceland hotel

    The Commercial Appeal A Kentucky woman who was among nine people sickened by Legionnaires’ disease after staying at a Graceland-area hotel later died as a result of the ailment, an autopsy report confirmed. Linda Gail Godsey, 62, a resident of Breathitt County, died on June 21, just days after she and three family members returned [...]

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    Stainless steel sinks may up your risk of legionnaires’ disease

    New Scientist A combination of rusty water and stainless steel taps, or faucets, can put people at risk of life-threatening legionnaires’ disease. It’s already known that rust particles in a water system, which can come from iron pipes, encourage the growth of Legionella bacteria. These bacteria cause legionnaires’ disease, which can involve headaches, muscle pain, [...]

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    Preparedness without paranoia: A new paradigm for maximizing workplace security

    IFMA’s FMJ Magazine Workplace violence is an all-too-common factor in modern society. Consequently, facility managers face an array of challenges to maximize safety and security of personnel. A recently formulated concept, Preparedness Without Paranoia, recognizes telltale signs of an evolving threat and empowers people to take effective action on their own.  READ MORE

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    Keeping Hotels Safe Through Staff Training

    September 13, 2017

    Facility Executive Consistency in the hotel business is key. Hotels operate and build large brands off of the idea that they can be consistent in every aspect when delivering a guest experience. One way that hotels express this consistency is through the policies and procedures they utilize for maintaining guest security. Most hotels have their [...]

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    Cushman - NAHLE Member Spotlight
    Cushman commercial and industrial vehicles are known around the world for versatility, durability and dependability. For hotels and resorts, the Shuttle™ series is the go-to solution for a complete range of comfortable personnel transport vehicles designed to get guests and luggage to their destinations quickly and safely. The Hauler® series takes care of your landscaping and maintenance crew with rugged utility vehicles built to carry the load of heavy-duty tasks. Gas-, diesel- and electric-powered models plus an extensive list of options and accessories make Cushman the most versatile choice in work vehicles. And with over 30 models to choose from, there's a Cushman vehicle for almost any application. Visit www.cushman.com.
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    Watts Water Technologies, through its subsidiaries, is a global provider of plumbing, heating, and water quality solutions for residential, industrial, municipal, and commercial settings. Our family of companies offers the most extensive plumbing, heating, and water quality product lines for hotels and resorts of all sizes, service levels and chain scale segments. We offer a wide range of world-class, water-related solutions that improve operational efficiency, enhance guest comfort and safety, and increase capital equipment life expectancy. To learn more, visit www.wattswater.com.

    ACUITY

    ACUITY is a nationally recognized company specializing in property and casualty insurance. ACUITY has earned many accolades for its financial strength, innovative technology, workplace environment, and community philanthropy. To learn more, visit www.acuity.com.

     

    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 www.sharpsmartstorage.com/hotels.
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