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The Top 3 Priorities for Your Engineering Staff During Low Occupancy Periods

The global COVID-19 pandemic has caused many businesses to adjust to a new operating reality, and it has driven them to make many tough decisions. Unfortunately, no field or industry has been untouched, including the key role of building maintenance and engineering.
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Energy Benchmarking for Building Management: How to Track Consumption and Sustainability

Most corporations are well equipped to track cash expenses like business lunches, office supplies and travel, and they can identify ways to save on those costs. But when it comes to an issue like heat energy loss from the building, unless they have a trustworthy energy benchmarking system, those savings may be literally escaping out the doors and windows.
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Advice From a TOBY Judge

The TOBY Awards as described on the BOMA International website,  "are the commercial real estate industry’s highest recognition honoring excellence in building management and operations in 16 categories of building type or size."
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The Benefits of Preventive Maintenance

This article was originally published in November 2018 and has been updated. Able provides solutions to over one billion sq. ft. of real estate. We are ‘Service at Work.’ Preventive maintenance is an important part of facilities management. The goal of a successful preventive maintenance program is to establish consistent practices designed to improve the performance and safety of the equipment at your property.
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Sustainability

Reopening Hotels Safely

Suggested Guidelines For Hotels The economy is slowly opening back up again.  How can hotels reopen safely? It’s important for general managers to think about what to do when these current isolation restrictions ease up while the virus is still a threat. Make sure infection prevention plans are flexible and incorporate a scalable series of measures based on the current “infection alert level.” Able Services has developed a set of suggested approaches our team can implement to address the current COVID-19 pandemic as it applies to HVAC, mechanical, and control systems relevant to hotels. We offer these possible actions to our clients as practical steps to mitigate risk with an effort to improve the safety, health, and well-being of hotel employees and guests.
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Sustainability

Hotel Operations Post COVID-19

Hotel operations have adjusted to the post COVID-19 world. Throughout March, hoteliers across United States made rigorous adjustments to their operations because of COVID-19.  According to STR, over the next seven weeks, approximately 15% of the nation’s hotel inventory closed. And those that remained opened operated at historically low occupancies.  As occupancy is gradually improving and as many cities and states begin to lift stay-at-home orders, hotel owners and operators are planning for the anticipated rebound in room demand. Making adjustments before guests arrive, adjusting housekeeping protocols, and updating the guest experience are ways hotel operations are changing to accommodate for COVID-19 requirements.
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Establishing an Energy Conservation Program

This article was originally published in March 2011 and has been updated. To effectively reduce energy and utility consumption, we recommend a “whole building” approach including establishing an Energy Plan. This plan should include the following action items:
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