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“Pasadena City College’s decision to retrofit with Seesmart tube lights has not only saved them energy, it’s also saved them the cost and trouble of frequent light replacement,” remarked Ray Sjolseth, President of Seesmart, Inc.  “PCC will be able to enjoy their new lighting for years without needing to lift a finger for maintenance.”
Bryant-Denny Stadium University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
The ROAMview system provides property owners and small municipalities the ability to efficiently manage outdoor lighting using a wireless monitoring and control system.
The commercial low slope roofing market is flooded with options. Built Up Roofs, Modified Bitumen, EPDM, TPO, PVC and PVC + KEE products are the most common options. Choosing the right product is an important decision. It’s also an expensive one. By doing your homework, you can distinguish which choice will best protect your assets.

Many of us selecting, designing, manufacturing or installing a roof system are striving to conform to the sustainability ideal. Forging our way, we often find ourselves entangled in a debate. In roofing, what is sustainable? Are we achieving it if we paint our black roofs white to save energy? Surely we are if our roof is reflective. Are our roofs sustainable if we plant landscaped gardens above them and create space on them for the public to play? How about if our products endure rooftop harassment indefinitely? Or, are we only really achieving sustainability if we can tear off our old roofs, recycle and transform them into new roofing products like walkways, tiles or even new roofing membranes?


The term “people-friendly” is often used when addressing the topic of human factors in interior design. This phrase, however, does not refer only to the effect of the product on overall human health. It also includes, in that philosophy, company labor practices, community impact, human rights and product responsibility. The role of creating people-friendly spaces – from the products used in the building, to the layout of space and facility maintenance – is a crucial part of the process from beginning to end.

The Northwestern Memorial Hospital Infection Control Board concluded that XLERATOR LERATOR was the most hygienic hand drying option. Over 100 XLERATOR LERATOR hand dryers were installed – meeting the board’s rigorous hygiene standards.
It seems like all roofing manufacturers are now touting the lowest life cycle cost. How do I determine what product really does have the lowest life cycle cost for my building in my environment? What components make up the calculation of the costs over the life cycle of the roof?How do I calculate a life cycle cost comparison between two different roofing systems? For the answers to these questions, read on.
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