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Technology

Home Run: Maximizing Revenue Using Payment Technology

Property management organizations need to branch out on the payment options they offer to match the omnichannel payment approach that consumers expect – or risk dissatisfied residents and lost revenue.

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Soundproofing

Essential Soundproofing Tips for Commercial Contractors

By reducing external noise intrusion and protecting privacy with some basic soundproof remodeling, contractors can not only generate more revenue but also improve and secure the work environment of appreciative commercial property owners and tenants.

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Lighting

Creating Safer and More Efficient Facilities with LED Lighting

Businesses, facilities, and parking lots everywhere are quickly adopting new solid-state lighting technology. The most popular technology being adopted is LED, which is known to bring many benefits to both commercial and industrial applications.

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Clean

Can You Clean It?

A few years back, a new bank and bank building opened in San Francisco. Because the City by the Bay is already laden with scores of banks and banking services, this new organization went out of its way to build a new facility that was architecturally interesting and impressive. And, sure enough, it was.

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Project

How One Simple Shift in Thinking Can Improve Your Project Prioritization

When each of your buildings’ needs are treated exactly the same, effectively prioritizing projects can quickly become overwhelming. How can you ever find a place to start when every renovation need seems equally important?

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Remodeling

Commercial Bathroom Remodeling Challenges Facing General Contractors

Remodeling commercial bathrooms in places like university and college dormitories, public housing, hotels, and in assisted and long-term living facilities involve many complex decisions and steps. For this reason, many general contractors choose to hire sub-contractors for these large-scale projects.

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Lifts

Quiet, Dignified Lifts to the Second Floor for Schools and Universities

For lift platforms that are capable of reaching higher, many are poorly designed and disruptive, too tightly enclosed for those uncomfortable in small spaces, and require demolition of floors or walls to hide internal lift machinery. Now, however, industry advances promise quieter, ADA compliant wheelchair lifts.

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Green

Leveraging Variable Speed Drive Chillers Boosts Energy Savings & “Green” Reputations

More and more facility managers are being challenged to control building energy costs and enhance their property’s “green” reputation. In a typical building, almost 40 percent of the energy consumed is used for cooling and heating, according to data from the Department of Energy.

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LEED

The Importance of LEED Lighting

LEED-certified buildings are required to reduce their energy consumption and waste. While the LEED standards are designed to minimize a building’s overall carbon footprint, certification also has broader financial benefits.

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Smoke

Smoke Detector Alternative Promises Earlier Detection

For decades, traditional smoke detectors have been used to protect patients and personnel at healthcare facilities from the danger of smoke and fire – protection that is mandated by the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association). Now, however, a new approach using more sophisticated, established smoke detection technology is contributing substantial benefits for healthcare facilities.

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