Building Operating Management

Supplier Spotlight


Wireless Sensor

Johnson Controls Metasys wireless sensors are now available with an enhanced LCD display. Various models can transmit and display room temperature, occupancy status, setpoint, mode of operation, fan speed and signal strength. They are part of the Metasys family of wireless solutions that save time and money when applied to both new and existing building management systems.


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.



Firestone Building Products The Ultraply TPO InvisiWeld fastening system uses induction heating to bond the underside of the membrane to plates attached to the substrate, installing TPO roofs without fasteners penetrating the roofing membrane. This results in labor and materials savings, increased wind uplift resistance and a more balanced load distribution across the roof.


Gate Operator

Liftmaster Powered by a ½ HPS (24V) DC motor and coupled with a superior feature set, the LiftMaster Mega Slide and Mega Swing gate operators are equipped with unrivaled high-starting torque and continuous operation ideal for commercial building applications. Along with rugged performance and reliability, the Mega line is corrosion-resistant and comes with an industry-first, 10-year warranty. Plus, the on-board radio accepts LiftMaster Security+ transmitters so all of the property's access points can be easily controlled from one remote.


Tile & Grout Restoration

SaniGlaze The SaniGLAZE restorative bonding technology returns old, contaminated tile and grout to a "like new" appearance and prevents the problems from returning. The product also makes tile and grout surfaces very easy to maintain.



APCO Signs The Elements 2 line of decorative components and finishes combines the functional benefits of a comprehensive modular sign system with the unique look of a custom design. With 20 shapes and 82 standard finishes, Elements 2 design combinations are compatible with APCO's FullView, Accord15 or curved-face Arcadia modular sign systems.



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 rooftop units are built in.


Curtain Wall

EFCO The library at the center of Morgan State University uses the company's System 5600 Curtain Wall. The curtainwall was integral to achieving the scope of this 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.


Energy Software

Automated Logic EnergyReports is an easy-to-use reporting tool that enables facility managers to produce reports showing a building's energy consumption and demand data. With a glance at a color graph, managers can analyze building performance, compare periods and troubleshoot problem areas, providing a powerful tool to minimize energy consumption and maximize comfort.


Energy Monitoring Service

Schneider Electric EnergyView Online is a new Web-hosted remote energy monitoring service. Facility and energy managers can determine cost savings, compare data and monitor the load profile consumption of water, gas, electricity and steam. Create energy usage reports, verify bills, track carbon dioxide emissions and show trending over time. EVO easily integrates with a building's energy meters, and gives 24-7 access to a building's energy usage, through a web browser, Blackberry or iPhone.



Aerco The AERCO Low NOx Esteem 399 Gas Fired Hot Water Boiler is a wall-hung boiler with a uniquely designed stainless-steel heat exchanger with 95 percent efficiency. At the heart of the AERCO Esteem 399 is a 439 stainless steel fire tube heat exchanger. This highly corrosion-resistant heat exchanger is perfect for all condensing hydronic heating designs. It offers all the benefits of the new generation of high-efficiency, modulating, condensing boilers along with easy installation, low maintenance and high reliability.


Fire/Life Safety System Financing

Notifier Engineered Systems — distributors of NOTIFIER fire alarm, life safety and emergency communications systems throughout the U.S. — offers a flexible loan and leasing program maintained by LEAF Financial Corporation. Financing options can be customized to cover new equipment, regular maintenance and service fees, allowing facility owners to conserve working capital and overcome budget constraints.


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.



Special-Lite The company provides a single, sustainable solution to the multiple challenges of commercial entrances: custom fabricated to match any architecture, Greenguard Children & Schools certified, superior flush door thermal performance, no need to finish or refinish, extends life of entire entrance and easily cleaned with green cleaners. Request our brochure: 8 Reasons Why Special-Lite Entrances are the More Sustainable Choice.


Hand Dryer

American Dryer The eXtremeAir EXT dries hands in 12-15 seconds while using less electricity than conventional dryers. The patented design consumes three times less power using less than $0.18 of electricity per 1,000 hand dryings. Up to three EXT's can be connected to a single dedicated electrical line. Made in the USA.


Thermal Imager

Fluke Find out how quickly and easily a building inspection can be done using Fluke thermal imagers. Go to to view a video of Chip Wade, a professional contractor who appears on a popular house and garden cable network, perform a building inspection using a Fluke Thermal Imager.


Computer Room Air Conditioner

Data Aire Featuring a larger interior cabinet design, gForce computer room air conditioner units' backward curved plenum fans with EC motors use a third less energy than traditional fans and eliminate belts, pulleys, and external bearings and shafts. Rifled tubing cooling coils force the heaviest and coldest refrigerant to the outside of the coil for maximum heat transfer.


Wall System

CENTRIA Architectural Systems 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.



Steril-Aire UVC Kit for Air Handlers is ideal for fan coil units, unit ventilator systems and indoor air handlers. The UVC Emitters destroy microorganisms, including flu viruses, bacteria and mold, and can be installed in new and retrofit systems. Multiple mounting options make installation easy in these limited-access systems.


Resilient Flooring

Johnsonite Metallurgy designs for rubber tile make practical commercial flooring spectacular. The collection features 12 colors with finishes in silvers, brass, golds and coppers. What differentiates the Metallurgy line from other metallic representations is the unique blend of actual metal pigments, giving it a shimmering, definitive likeness to real metal.



NES Rentals The E-Z Up Lift has a working height of 16 feet and a 41-inch turning radius, ideal when working in tight spaces such as elevators, closets and aisles. Supports up to two workers and has high-amp batteries. Manufactured for easy single-person operation, the E-Z Up also has a 35 percent gradeability to make climbing onto ramps simple.



Delta Faucet Delta electronic faucets and flush valves with H2Optics Technology operate consistently, time after time, regardless of interference factors like dark clothing or lighting conditions. This Delta-exclusive technology utilizes advanced infrared sensing that calculates the distance before activation. And all faucets and flush valves featuring H2Optics Technology are backed by the industry's best 5-year limited warranty.


Door Frames

Timely Industries Pre-finished steel door frames are available in a variety of metals, including galvanized, stainless steel and brass. A wide selection of standard finishes and pre-matched custom finishes allow Timely frames to complement any décor. Timely frames are stronger and easier to install than conventional hollow metal frames and are perfect for steel stud and drywall construction applications.


Halon Replacement

3M Novec 3M Novec 1230 Fire Protection Fluid is a clean agent Halon replacement designed to balance industry concerns for performance, human safety and the environment — making it the ideal option to non-sustainable technologies. Suitable for use in a wide range of offshore and land-based applications, it protects occupied spaces, critical equipment and people.


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.


Building Automation Graphics

Reliable Controls Reliable Controls GrafxSet is a graphic developer's subscription library that is used in conjunction with your favorite graphics application to create appealing three dimensional building automation graphics. Quickly generate professional 3D system graphics for RC-Studio 2.0 and RC-WebView 2.0. GrafxSet 2.0 contains four main components; Library Viewer, Recent Additions, Graphic Requests, and My GrafxSet.


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 300mm and 600mm wide frames, in either chilled water (up to 70kW) or direct expansion (up to 37kW).


LED Track Lighting

Juno Lighting Group The 22-watt Cylindra produces illumination approximating 75-watt PAR30 halogen; the 15-watt model approximates 50-watt MR16 halogen. Both fixtures provide brilliant illumination while reducing energy consumption by about 30 percent. Both fixtures have a 50,000-hour expected service life, a three-year warranty, and are designed and engineered in the USA.


Roofing System

Sika Sarnafil Roofing systems don't have to be disposable. The EcoSmart Roof utilizes Sarnafil thermoplastic membrane that can be recycled at the end of its useful life, polystyrene insulation with a 40-year reuse warranty and gypsum roof board to produce one of the longest lasting, most ecologically responsible roofing systems available.



E-Mon E-Mon D-Mon Class 3000 offers a variety of communication options including Ethernet, ModBus, BACnet and LONworks for easy interface with E-Mon Energy software or new or existing Building Automation Systems. Features include an eight-digit display and split core current sensors for installation without power interruption. Meters install easily in new or retrofit applications.



Seesmart Seesmart announces a beautiful new addition to its PAR light series. Now available is a dimmable 9-watt R30. Available in warm white and day white, this LED light features a frosted glass lens, a stylish porcelain and aluminum heat sink base, and produces light equivalent to a 60-75 watt halogen bulb.


Elevator Retrofit

Kone The first turnkey full-replacement elevator solution for existing hydraulic elevators. Thanks to the KONE EcoDisc motor, EcoSpace EB machine room-less replacement fits into the existing hydraulic hoistway with the capability to seamlessly interface with existing entrances. This replacement solution consumes one-third the energy of a traditional hydraulic machine and requires no oil.


Paper Towel Dispenser

Bobrick Washroom Equipment Roll paper towel dispensers feature non-proprietary, automatic universal roll towel dispensing. Available in five models. Units dispense 1-½-inch to 2-inch diameter core, up to 8-inch diameter, 8-inch wide, non-perforated, nonproprietary rolls. Additional features include automatic, touch-free dispensing; 300,000 cycle, 1-year battery life; available AC adapter; and 50 percent to 70 percent recycled stainless steel fabrication.



Safety Technology International This STI Universal Stopper is an indoor/outdoor clear, waterproof cover with a green message hood, horn, enclosed backbox, sealed mounting plate and free custom label. Other mounting options include a surface or flush mount cover. The cover is also available without a horn and horn housing or label hood. Less than 4 inches in depth.


Door Closer

ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions The Norton 9000 Series Trinity 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, Trinity can be used in hospitals, schools or universities, office buildings and auditoriums.



Armstrong Ceilings Health Zone Ultima, a new ceiling from Armstrong, provides both superior acoustical performance and washability. The new ceiling panel features a Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) of 0.70 for sound control and a smooth, soil-resistant surface that can be cleaned with disinfectants for infection control.


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.


Systems Furniture

Kimball Office With an integrated portfolio of worksurfaces, storage units and mobile pieces, Footprint helps create workspaces with more possibility and personality. A coordinated palette of materials, details and finishes allows you to blend products simply and easily. At price points to satisfy any budget.


Transfer Switches

Russelectric Only Russelectric offers 30-cycle Transfer Switches in ratings from 100 to 4,000 amps for open- or closed-transition switching. UL labeled and listed for 30-cycle closing/withstand ratings based on testing per UL Standard 1008, they dramatically simplify selective coordination of overcurrent devices in emergency/backup power systems.



Duro-Last The Cool Zone roofing system reflects up to 87 percent of the sun’s energy. The Cool Zone system can help in obtaining credits toward LEED certification. From reducing heat islands and optimizing energy performance, to resource reuse and thermal comfort, the Cool Zone roofing system can be a part of a comprehensive package for improving building performance.


Lighting Controls

WattStopper WattStopper's Digital Lighting Management (DLM) includes plug-together sensors, switches and components that save more energy, and are faster and easier to specify and install than conventional controls. DLM controls automatically configure for the most energy-efficient sequence of operation. Multiple room systems may be connected via BACnet protocol for building-wide monitoring and management.



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