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Hotel EMS – Conserve Energy Without Sacrificing Guest Comfort!

Hotel EMS – Conserve Energy Without Sacrificing Guest Comfort!

Hotel Energy Management Systems Part2: Conserve Energy Without Sacrificing Comfort! In my last newsletter, I discussed Energy Management Systems (EMS) as an option to reduce energy waste in your hotel. One of the most common concerns about an EMS is that they shut off while…

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Hotel Energy Management Systems – Saving Hoteliers On Operating Costs

Hotel Energy Management Systems – Saving Hoteliers On Operating Costs

Hotel Energy Management Systems – The Basics A typical hotel room can be unoccupied nearly 70% of the time! In addition, hotel guests are much less concerned about saving energy in your hotel than at their home. Therefore, many hoteliers pay to heat, cool, light,…

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Electric MRL vs Hydraulic Elevators: What is Right for your Hotel?

Electric MRL vs Hydraulic Elevators: What is Right for your Hotel?

Electric MRL vs Hydraulic Elevators: What is Right for your Hotel? In my last newsletter I answered some of the most common questions we receive regarding hotel elevators. Today I’ll discuss the two most popular types of elevators in low-rise hotels, Electric Machine Room Less…

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Select the Right Elevator for your Next Hotel!

Select the Right Elevator for your Next Hotel!

Select the Right Elevator for your Next Hotel! Passenger elevators play a vital role in hotel guest circulation.  In this article, I discuss some basics of elevator design and selection to ensure you make the right decision for your next hotel. We often receive questions…

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Should You Consider ICF Construction for Your Next Hotel?

Should You Consider ICF Construction for Your Next Hotel?

Should You Consider ICF Construction for Your Next Hotel? Insulating Concrete Form Construction, also called ICF, has proven itself as a high-performance wall system, offering economic and environmental benefits. With rising building costs across the US, many hotel owners are exploring the use of ICF…

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What is a Hotel Photometric Study?

What is a Hotel Photometric Study?

Hotel Photometric Studies:  Smart Lighting to Maximize Your Hotel Environment In out last newsletter, we discussed LED lighting as a popular energy saving component for hoteliers. Today I expand on how lighting design impacts the overall look and feel of a hotel. City officials often…

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LED Lighting:  Cost-Savings Every Month

LED Lighting: Cost-Savings Every Month

LED Lighting:  Cost-Savings Every Month As we discussed in our last newsletter, we strive to bring energy efficient designs to our clients. We want designs that are not only environmentally friendly, but also beneficial to the bottom line of a project. A popular energy-saving component…

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Hoteliers Benefit from No-Cost Cooling!

Hoteliers Benefit from No-Cost Cooling!

Hoteliers Benefit from No-Cost Cooling! After receiving some great questions from our last newsletter, I wanted to dive into another energy-efficient hotel design solution, one that is often overlooked. This solution involves utilizing your hotel’s dedicated outdoor air system (DOAS) for no-cost cooling. A DOAS…

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See You At ALIS!

See You At ALIS!

See You At ALIS! Base4 is excited to be attending the annual American Lodging Summit (ALIS) on January 19th, at the JW Marriott Los Angeles next week. ALIS is the largest hotel investment conference in the world and we look forward to spending time with…

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Cool Roofs – Saving Hoteliers Energy Costs!

Cool Roofs – Saving Hoteliers Energy Costs!

Cool Roofs – Saving Hoteliers Energy Costs! Hoteliers in warm and sunny climate zones often face the challenge of high monthly cooling expenses. After publishing a series on energy efficient hotel solutions, I received some questions about how a cool roof could be used in a…

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