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1) Design professionals and contractors need to assert that specific requirements for hotels in certain climates cannot be violated if hotels are to avoid mold and moisture problems.
2) The brand must accept that certain interior finish and HVAC choices need to be determined based on climate.
3) Hotel ownership groups must realize that the economics of a project will likely change when a discrepancy is found between brand standards and best practices for a particular climate.
If you are part of a hotel ownership group or a design/construction team involved in hotel construction, it is imperative that you understand that your determination of an interior finish, how outside air is put in and building pressurization is achieved, and how bathrooms are exhausted will directly impact your risk of mold and moisture problems – especially if you pay attention only to brand standards rather than understanding climatic limitations.
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