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White Paper

NES Rentals Trying to get the most out of your capital budget? The company offers a free white paper that explains the real costs of owning your construction or industrial equipment - including storage to maintenance and beyond. Don't miss this chance to learn how renting can help you save money and stay profitable.


Sloan Valve The new Sloan Lumino sensor-operated faucet allows users to adjust water temperature, which is visually indicated by an illuminated color ring. Red indicates hot water; white is for tempered, or mixed, water; and blue is for cold. The faucet operates at a water-efficient flow rate of 0.5 gallons per minute.


Johnsonite Harmonium xf has 73 reasons to say yes linoleum. With a newly extended color line and xf, Harmonium’s innovative topcoat treatment, linoleum now has a tough surface to protect a beautiful, rapidly renewable material.

Energy Monitor

E-Mon The Web-Mon (Web Enabled Energy Monitor) provides users with one-page snapshots of real-time and historical energy usage data accessible via any standard Internet Web browser. Easy-to-read energy dashboards include kWh, kW demand as well as carbon footprint displays of estimated CO2, NOx, SO2 and other parameters.

Curtain Wall

EFCO The library at the center of Morgan State University uses the company’s System 5600 Curtain Wall. The curtain wall was integral to achieving the scope of this striking instructional space. Available in a wide range of mullion and face cover depths, this system features roll-on horizontals and concealed fasteners for uninterrupted joinery.


Dow Chemical A protected membrane roof (PMR) assembly featuring STYROFOAM brand extruded polystyrene foam insulation from Dow Building Solutions can provide more than 40 years of service when properly installed and maintained. By placing the insulation on top of the membrane, a PMR assembly provides a sustainable alternative to conventional roof design, offering superior performance and longevity.

Custom Scada

Russelectric Custom SCADA software for power control systems provides interactive monitoring, real-time and historical trending, comprehensive reporting, and alarm management. With optional enhancements, the operator can zoom in on a particular readout device for a better view, display current meter values, overlay displays, and operate all selector switches from the color SCADA screen. An optional simulator system allows operator training off line.


KMC Controls FlexStat is flexible building automation for any size space. This native BACnet device includes an integrated controller and thermostat with optional humidity and occupancy sensing. Selectable applications for air handling units, fan coil units, heat pump units, and roof top units are built in. Flexible inputs and outputs, including up to 9 input relays, make it useful for any automation project. Learn more at

Security Booth

B.I.G. Enterprises The Park Controller is the latest booth model integrating security and protection while showcasing a unique custom exterior. To complement a family environment, The Park Controller is designed to be aesthetically pleasing to park visitors, while maintaining a high level of security with its bullet-resistant construction. It comes complete with electrical — including provisions for data, communication and security camera systems — stainless steel shelves, and a high output commercial system HVAC.

Metal Wall Systems

CENTRIA MetalWrap is an innovative backup system designed specifically for CENTRIA Profile Series and FormaBond metal wall systems. Foam-insulated with a unique clip design, this integrated all-in-one panel reduces construction costs and minimizes penetration of the air barrier, effectively controlling moisture without sacrificing thermal efficiency. MetalWrap is Cradle-to-Cradle Silver certified.

X-Ray System

Smiths Detection The HI-SCAN 6040ds security X-ray inspection system provides security professionals with a small, mobile X-ray system that can be moved from site to site as needs change and is small enough to fit into older facilities. Applications include lobby checkpoint, special events and mail screening. The system can identify threats such as weapons, explosives, narcotics and contraband.

Hand Dryer

American Dryer The eXtremeAir dries hands in 10 to 15 seconds. That’s three times faster than conventional hand dryers. The patent-pending design uses 80 percent less energy, is GreenSpec listed and helps qualify for LEED credits. The dryer provides a 95 percent cost savings versus paper towels while eliminating maintenance costs and improving hygiene.

Rooftop Unit

Johnson Controls The Commercial Comfort Systems Series 10 is a light-commercial HVAC unit featuring energy-efficiency ratings up to 11.5 EER. Overhead rigging and a full-perimeter base rail for three-way forklift access simplify installation. Two compressors and independent refrigeration circuits ensure reliability. Foil-faced insulation improves air quality. Available in cooling-only, cooling with electric heat, and cooling with gas heat.

Boiler Data Sheet

AERCO As featured in a new data tech sheet, AERCO has redesigned its 2 million BTU/hour Benchmark 2.0 Low NOx condensing boiler to reduce its footprint, electrical consumption and gas pressure requirements while maintaining 20:1 turndown to maximize fuel savings.

Roofing System

Firestone The EnviroReady roofing system and warranty let users install a high quality conventional roof today and upgrade it with green roofing technology tomorrow. Firestone’s Red Shield Warranty keeps new EPDM or TPO systems “enviro-ready” for responsible upgrades for up to seven years after initial installation. This exclusive program covers inspections before and after installation of new green upgrades.

Hand Dryer

Excel Dryer XLERATOR hand dryer, the new industry standard, dries hands completely in 10 to 15 seconds and uses 80 percent less energy than conventional dryers. XLERATOR represents a 95 percent cost savings versus paper towels and eliminates their maintenance while improving restroom hygiene. XLERATOR is also GreenSpec-approved and helps qualify for LEED credits.

Rack Monitor

APC The new NetBotz Rack Monitor 550 (NBRK0551) is part of the next generation of NetBotz security and environmental monitoring products. Major enhancements to the line include improved camera and cabling support, power over Ethernet support and improved industrial design. Scalable from small network closets to enterprise-wide deployments, the modular design allows for custom camera configuration, including CCTV integration.


Duro-Last The Duro-Last Rock-Ply system is ideal for commercial roofing applications where appearance is important, but traditional rock or stone ballast is not practical because of weight considerations or difficulty transporting the ballast to where it’s needed on the roof. The Rock-Ply membrane provides a ballast look and the watertight performance and long-term durability of a thermoplastic, single-ply roofing system.


Steril-Aire New UVC kit for air handlers is designed for a wide range of HVAC applications to destroy microorganisms including flu viruses, bacteria and mold. The easy-to-install kit delivers Steril-Aire’s germicidal UVC technology to fan coil units, unit ventilator systems and indoor air handlers with coils up to 84 inches with dual access. Applications include air handlers serving patient rooms, classrooms, hotel/motel rooms and offices.


Generac From retail stores to data centers, wastewater treatment plants to hospitals, alarm systems to life support systems. No matter the size or type of business, Generac has it covered. We supply innovative backup power solutions from 8 kW to 9 MW in gaseous, diesel and bi-fuel.


KI KI’s new Enlite table collection features mobile casters, light-scale table tops and a unique design that allows trainers and staff to easily accommodate changing environments. Enlite tables are flexible enough to enable various room configurations, such as creating rows, circles or individual work areas that make the most effective use of existing space.

Lamp Recycling

Air Cycle Corp. The Premium Bulb Eater crushes spent fluorescent lamps into recyclable material, captures over 99.99 percent of vapors, frees up storage for spent lamps, reduces handling and labor costs and cuts recycling costs. Mounted to a 55-gallon container, it holds up to 1,350 4-foot fluorescent lamps. A recent study showed non-detectable levels of escaped mercury vapor even after crushing 1,500 lamps.

Hand Towel Dispenser

SCA Tissue Tork Nickelite Intuition roll towel dispenser features a lightweight, nickel-coated ABS plastic shell that looks like stainless steel. Dent- and rust-resistant and grounded for static-free dispensing, the touchless electronic system uses only three batteries. One-at-a-time delivery, adjustable sheet size and time-delay dispensing option control usage, eliminate waste and increase hygiene.

Geared Continuous Hinges

SELECT Products Fix sagging electrically equipped doors for good. Our rugged SL57 full surface geared continuous hinge — perfect for retrofit — uses our patent-pending process to protect and conceal the wiring. Concealed through-wires have a five-year warranty and the hinge is backed by 25,000,000 independent test cycles — 10 times beyond Grade 1 cycle count — and our continuous warranty.


Armstrong DC FlexZone, a new ceiling grid system from Armstrong, has the ability to distribute safe, low-voltage direct current power to lighting fixtures, sensors and other electrical devices in a space. The new grid system can significantly improve the flexibility and reuse of interior spaces by enabling easier repurposing and reconfigurations without the need to rewire.

Bird Control

Bird-X Repeller is programmable for specific species and frightens birds away for good using their own distress cries. Choose any or all of eight bird sounds – PREDATOR sounds create even more danger. Control box and four separate directional speakers cover up to six acres. Programmable sounds, volume, mute time, direction and hours of operation.

Entry Alert Chime

Safety Tech International Wireless entry alert chime lets you know when a guest enters through a protected door. Unit is easy to install with no wiring required. Operates up to 150 feet and offers 13 sounds. Wireless chimes, doorbell extenders and motion-activated chimes are also available. All chimes are compatible with the same receiver.


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