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Delta Faucet Proximity Sensing Technology transforms the entire faucet into a sensor, automatically responding when approached. There are no optics or infrared to maintain. Simply placing a hand near the faucet spout turns the water on. When hands are removed from the water stream, the faucet turns off within two seconds.

Critical Power

JT Packard As the nation’s largest independent critical power service provider, the company services UPS, batteries, DC plants, generators, HVAC, and fire suppression equipment. Whether you need mission critical equipment, sustainable designs, customer-centric solutions or just want current systems serviced, we have the resources to guarantee you national coverage and focused local delivery, 24/7/365.

Door Hardware

Select Products Limited Hospitals, correctional facilities, schools and other institutions can make existing doorways safer and meet legal requirements by retrofitting doors with the Tipit anti-ligature hospital tip for the company’s full surface continuous hinges. The product deters patients or inmates from harming themselves by hanging objects from the hinge.


Reliable Controls RC-Archive 2.0 is an SQL-based data-acquisition application that is used to create long-term trend log archives from multiple buildings. The application allows the user to quickly list any number of trend logs to be recorded from multiple buildings, and automatically polls the buildings using Ethernet (IP) communications. Alarm messages can be automatically e-mailed by the server to communicate server status.

Transfer Switch

Russelectric Russelectric offers 30-cycle Transfer Switches in ratings from 100 to 4000 amps for open- or closed-transition switching. UL-labeled and listed for 30-cycle closing/withstand ratings based on testing per UL Standard 1008. Simplifies selective coordination of overcurrent devices in emergency/backup power systems.


Kimball Office Definition combines desks, tables, storage and filing into versatile components packed with functionality and technology. Definition adapts to any changing floorplan; finished backs can divide space and offer the perfect configuration for any application. Modular components provide additional flexibility to complement the workspace. Definition gives a consistent, coordinated look with the freedom employees desire.

HVAC Drive

Yaskawa The E7S Slim Configured package includes as standard an input disconnect, with space for several commonly used options. This slim package meets the space requirements of end users and OEMs, yet has the flexibility to meet the specifications of engineers and designers. The E7S has network communications for Metasys N2, APOGEE FLN, Modbus, LonWorks, EtherNet/IP and BACnet.


Johnsonite Space is a modular resilient flooring solution that helps balance function with aesthetics. Space installs easily using a releasable adhesive, so it can be repurposed as easily as carpet tiles. Its extremely durable polyurethane (PUR)-reinforced wear layer contributes to its long life and resistance to abrasions, stains and tearing.


Armstrong Health Zone Ultima provides both superior acoustical performance and washability. The new ceiling panel features a water-repellent paint that is both durable and acoustically transparent. The panel’s smooth, soil-resistant surface can also be easily washed with disinfecting cleaners for greater infection control.

Green Roof

Sika Sarnafil With the increased desire for sustainable building products, green roofs have become a “growing” roofing option. Green roofs are visually pleasing, and help reduce urban heat islands, storm water runoff and energy consumption. Put Sika Sarnafil’s 40 years of green roof experience to work for you.


Steril-Aire Winner of four industry awards, the UVC Kit for Unitary Air Conditioners enhances air quality and saves money by reducing HVAC energy use and eliminating chemical coil cleanings. Designed for easy installation in unitary systems of less than 5 tons, the kit may be used with mini-split and ductless systems, split systems, packaged terminal air conditioning (PTAC) units and heat pumps.

Mass Notification

NOTIFIER The company has expanded its mass notification (a.k.a. emergency communications) capabilities to include delivery of multi-media alerts to PCs, electronic signage, telephones and wireless devices. Communication management tools provided by REACT Systems work in conjunction with the company’s suite of indoor/outdoor voice systems, amber strobes and LED signage to create a highly comprehensive mass notification system.

Water Detection

Dorlen Products Water Alert detection systems provide early warning of water leakage in unattended, inaccessible or critical areas. System is activated by liquid bridging the adjustable sensors, and can be used in computer rooms, mechanical rooms and anywhere water leakage is a concern. Can be used as a single detector or a combined ceiling/floor monitoring system for facilities of any size.

Tile Restoration

SaniGLAZE The SaniGLAZE system restores old, contaminated tile and grout to a brand new condition and prevents mold and mildew from returning. We’ll save time and money, eliminate construction headaches and make your floors easier than ever to maintain.

Maintenance Cart

Rubbermaid Commercial Products The DVAC 1 Pass Cleaning Solution is a dolly-integrated vacuum that allows cleaning professionals to collect waste and recycling, dust, and vacuum in a single pass, optimizing both productivity and cleaning quality. Features a deluxe rim caddy with storage areas and tool grips to hold supplies for on-the-go cleaning.

Insulated Metal Panels

MBCI Eco-ficient Insulated Metal Panels feature an R-value of 7.14 per inch of thickness; rigid foam that does not compress at connections, keeping the insulation continuous; and metal skins with 20 to 30 percent recycled content that are virtually 100 percent recyclable. The skins and side joints combine to keep air and moisture from permeating the envelope.

Tile Backing

Georgia Pacific Gypsum DensShield Tile Backer is designed with a built-in moisture barrier and a proprietary water-resistant treated core, which prevents moisture from seeping through the porous grout and damaging the wooden subfloor or wall cavity. It is engineered to provide strength and moisture management as well as superior microbial resistance (based on ASTM Standard D 6329-98).

Door Hardware

Rixson New Light Duty Pivots bring high-end door control to lightweight, narrow and low-frequency doors by eliminating sag. Model 173, for offset applications, and Model 176, for center-hung doors, use a top pivot to guide the swing of the door and maintain alignment, with a bottom pivot to bear the weight of the door.

Data Center Cooling

APC APC by Schneider Electric offers APC InRow Cooling products to provide highly efficient, predictable cooling to high density data center environments. The units are available worldwide in both 300 mm and 600 mm wide frames, in either chilled water (up to 70kW) or direct expansion (up to 37kW).

Access Control

Schneider Electric The Andover Continuum-Stentofon IP Interface provides a simple, yet powerful interface for trapping Stentofon intercom events and triggering Andover Continuum Plain English commands. The interface can be configured to: pop-up graphics with live video, execute command/control sequences, and capture and route intercom call requests to a work queue.

LED Lamps

Seesmart LED light tubes are available in lengths of 2 to 6 feet with a frosted or clear lens, are ETL-approved and designed as direct replacements for fluorescent T8s. They use 50 percent less energy than fluorescents, last for 50,000+ hours, require no ballast, emit no UV rays, and power on and off instantly.

Automatic Cleaner

Technical Concepts The SaniCell System is a cleaning solution that enhances cleanliness by eliminating bacteria on toilet and urinal surfaces and maintaining drains day and night. With consistent metered dispensing of a concentrated cleaning formula, the system reduces the time between manual cleaning cycles, cuts down on labor and reduces the amount of chemicals placed into waste streams.


Automated Logic   EnergyReports is a flexible reporting tool that enables facility managers to produce a wide variety of reports showing a building’s energy consumption and demand data. With just a glance at a color graph, managers can analyze building performance, compare periods, and troubleshoot problem areas.

LED Lamps

Cree Available in volume, the energy-efficient LRP-38 has a power input of only 12 watts. The LED lamp is low heat, low UV, and features a CRI of 92 at 2,700 K. It is designed to replace 50- to 90-watt halogen PAR38s in retail and display settings. Lasts 50,000 hours in open track fixtures.

HVAC Controller

Daikin Optimize performance and reduce energy consumption with Navigation Remote Controller (BRC1E71). The new controller regulates up to 16 indoor units and features a setpoint range limitation, auto changeover for heat pump and heat recovery systems, and setup/setback while the unit is turned off. The backlit LCD display has a built-in room temperature sensor, 12/24 hour clock, and is programmable in Celsius or Fahrenheit.


American Auto Matrix With the AspectFT HVAC Energy Control Solution not only can you access your building from anywhere in the world, but you can store data anywhere in the world; use familiar calendaring tools such as Google Calendar to schedule; and get live energy updates on a mobile device through everything from RSS to SMS.


Data Aire The company offers EC fans on heat exchangers providing greater efficiency and improved reliability. Depending on climate conditions and energy cost, each fan can save on average $200 per year. EC fans don’t require external speed controls and are driven by DC motors.

Thermal Imager

Fluke TiR32 Thermal Imager offers 320 by 240 image resolution and an intuitive three-button menu. Its rugged construction withstands a 6.5-foot drop. IR-Fusion provides automatic alignment (parallax correction) of visual and infrared images. SmartView analysis and reporting software included.


Duro-Last The Duro-Last Rock-Ply system is designed 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. The Rock-Ply membrane provides a ballast look and the watertight performance and long-term durability of a thermoplastic, single-ply roofing system.

Smoke Detection

SimplexGrinnell The AlarmEye Video Smoke and Flame Detection System is UL-listed and can detect flame and smoke in real-time video. It is well suited for large open spaces such as warehouses, exhibition centers, stadiums and industrial plants. Features daytime and nighttime round-the-clock operation equipped with IR night vision technique.

Door Closer

Norton Door Controls The 9900 Series Trinity is designed for doors that are subject to environmental conditions and self-adjusts to temperature changes; monitors speeds through both the sweep and latch zones; and responds by controlling the closing cycle of the door. Ideal for exterior or interior doors, it can be used in hospitals, schools or universities, office buildings and auditoriums.

Carpet Fiber

Antron The company’s carpet fiber is the most recognized brand of commercial carpet fiber. In addition to its advanced soil resistance, stain resistance, and exclusive fiber technology, the company’s carpet fiber is third-party certified as an Environmentally Preferable Product.

LED Fixtures

Ringdale ActiveLED Energy Saving LED Lighting solutions for the commercial and industrial marketplace deliver energy savings and the best warranty in the industry. LED Lighting fixtures significantly reduce power consumption, lower lighting maintenance costs and provide better illumination with less wattage than any conventional lighting source available today.

Lamp Recycling

AirCycle The Premium Bulb Eater crushes spent fluorescent lamps of any length into 100 percent recyclable material while capturing over 99.99 percent of the vapors released. The system, which is mounted to a 55-gallon container, can hold up to 1,350 4-foot fluorescent lamps.

Metal Wall Backup Panel

Centria MetalWrap is an alternative thermal, air and moisture backup panel system designed specifically for CENTRIA non-insulated metal wall systems. MetalWrap’s integrated single-panel design eliminates the need for conventional insulation, exterior gypsum board, air barriers, vapor retarders and building wraps, while providing better thermal efficiency and moisture control.


BASF Wall Systems An 8-page brochure describes the results of an Eco-Efficiency Analysis comparing brick, stucco and Senergy Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS). The detailed analysis was performed to determine the balance of environmental burden and life-cycle costs associated with the construction, use and disposal of commercial exterior wall claddings in the United States.

Towel Dispenser

Georgia Pacific Professional With a wave of the hand, elevate the image of your facility, help improve hygiene and achieve source reduction with the enMotion Recessed Automated Touchless Towel Dispenser. The sleek solution minimizes the risk of cross-contamination, and its controlled dispensing reduces towel usage by at least 20 percent.


APCO Signs Division, the newest series of decorative dividers for the Arcadia system, expands the design options and creative possibilities for this curved face system. The precision cut, curved dividers are available in several distinctive styles from clear polished acrylic to solid surface colors.


JLG The LiftPod is the first personal and portable aerial work platform (AWP) designed as an alternative to ladders. Powered with any common 18-volt cordless drill or an optional power pack, the product gives users a 360-degree range of motion at a 14-foot working height. It can be assembled by one person in less than 30 seconds.


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