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http://facilityexecutive.com/2011/01/web-exclusive-preventing-problems-using-gutter-protection/
This Web Exclusive article is contributed by Tim Croll, manager of business development for FXI Building Products Corporation, maker of Leaf Defier® gutter protection systems. Clean gutters are a necessity for every facility. The failure to keep gutters free of obstructions and debris can lead to multiple problems that, in many cases, prove more timely […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Preventing Problems Using Gutter Protection

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Preventing Problems Using Gutter Protection

This Web Exclusive article is contributed by Tim Croll, manager of business development for FXI Building Products Corporation, maker of Leaf Defier® gutter protection...

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: sportSchwank By Schwank Group

This heater is designed to provide outdoor comfort heat to spectators in open air stadiums.

HeatTrak Expands Distributor Network

The manufacturer of portable heated matting products has added four partners to its distribution network.

Grants To Combat Graffiti Awarded

Keep America Beautiful has announced the organizations that have been awarded $2,500 grants through the 2010 Graffiti Hurts Grant Program.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Five Ways Birds Cost Your Facility Money

This article by Cameron Riddell, president of Bird Barrier America, highlights the threats birds pose to FM budgets.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: RoofHelpUSA From MemcoGlobal

This emergency and/or non-emergency roof leak response service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

CA Buildings Going For Zero Net Energy

the state’s Action Plan for Buildings provides a roadmap to transform five billion square feet of commercial space to “net zero” energy users by 2030.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Dinion and FlexiDome IP Cameras from Bosch

Support for the Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF) standard ensures the 40 new fixed body models integrate with compliant video products from other vendors.

FM Landscape Professional Recognized

The Professional Grounds Management Society will present its E. Earl Wilson Award to Jeffrey Bourne of the Montgomery County (MD) Department of Recreation.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Student Housing Gets High Marks

North 38 is far from just a roof over a student’s head. The facilities are designed to allow students to study, focus, and play in a relaxed, modern setting.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Bright Solutions By Action Services Group

The BrightSolutions service brand retrofits interior and exterior lighting applications for reduced energy consumption and maintenance.

EPA Monitors Air Outside Schools

The year old initiative monitors air quality surrounding a selection of schools around the United States.

Survey Reveals Parking Preferences

A notable, and probably expected, finding is that security is a big factor in choosing where to park.

Water Leaks Can Add Up

Toilets, sinks, and landscaping fixtures should be checked to identify unnecessary water costs.

Violent Events In Healthcare Facilities

The Joint Commission provides 13 items healthcare facility staff members should practice.

Sustainable Landscape Guidelines Tested

The Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™) has selected pilot projects to test a rating system for sustainable landscape design, construction, and maintenance.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Financing From NOTIFIER By Honeywell

This program aims to assist with the expense of new fire/life safety systems, and upgrades to existing systems mandated by code.

Wisconsin Healthcare Facility Wins $25,000

National Office Furniture last week presented its $25,000 Gift of Inspiration for Healthcare Environments award.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Super Quad-Blaster With Strobe

This Bird-X product repels unwanted birds using ultrasonic sound paired with a flashing strobe.

10 Tips To Reduce Outdoor Water Use

FM professionals can reduce irrigation water use by 20% to 50% while still maintaining attractive landscapes.

2010 Edition Of NFPA 1600 Released

The National Fire Protection Association has revised and reorganized its standard, which addresses disaster/emergency management and business continuity programs.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Pella Architectural Support

Pella's architects, engineers, technicians, and CAD drafters provide assistance on window and door selections for facility managers and their architects and general contractors.

CA Landscape Group Water Conscious

The California Landscape Contractors Association has received the WaterSense Label from the U.S. EPA for its Water Management Certification Program.

Building Enclosure Moisture Management Institute Forms

BEMMI is organized to represent manufacturers and suppliers of drainage space materials used in exterior walls in commercial building construction markets.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Blue Diamond Backlit Wall Switch

Larco's Blue Diamond Backlit Wall Switch is suitable for automatic indoor and outdoor entryway applications.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Roll-Formed Downspouts By MBCI

Measuring 4"x5", the roll-formed downspout provides nearly 43% more area than a 3½"x4" downspout.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Oakley Carousel Can From Witt Industries

This receptacle, suitable for both indoors and outdoors, features a sliding door for ease of servicing.

EPA Looks At Use Of Recycled Tires

The Agency conducted a limited field monitoring study of artificial-turf playing fields and playgrounds constructed with recycled tire material, or "tire crumb."

An LED New Year's Eve

Philips Electronics has participated in lighting the Times Square Ball for 10 years, with a conversion of the numerals (2-0-1-0) to LED technology this year.

Winter Maintenance Can Be Eased With Heated Mats

Walt Neilson, maintenance team leader at Mercy Hospital in Grayling, MI, discussed with TFM his department’s use of electric snow melting mats

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