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Sustainable practices can mean big cost savings for hospitalityusers. Implementing sustainable practices could reduce bothutilities costs as well as labor costs, according to EddieNavarrette, hospitality permit expert and chief consultantat FE Design & Consulting. In addition thereare several environmental regulations that can impact the bottomline of hospitality users.

“First, we need to look at sustainable infrastructure,which is something that can be implemented at the start ofconcept,” Navarrette tells GlobeSt.com. “There are manyrefrigeration or ice machine systems available which have theoption for remote condensers. This, together with placement ofthese refrigeration/ice systems, could be vital in the design orlayout process. All these components can help your location becomemore profitable, as you'll be saving a lot on your power bill. Froma labor perspective, clustering workstations to reducetravel time for staff is a sure way to cut down labor costs. Lookat your operation and consider how you or staff can domore by doing less.”

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on GlobeSt.com and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.