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AERCO International The AERCO Esteem 399 wall-hung condensing boiler delivers 3.6:1 turndown and 95 percent efficiency, which helps improve system operation and reduce overall energy consumption in applications requiring 112,000 to 399,000 BTU/hr. A corrosion-resistant 439 stainless steel fire tube heat exchanger makes the boiler well suited for today’s efficient, condensing hydronic heating systems.


Work Surface Portals

Legrand/Wiremold Evolution Series work surface portals provide table-top access to electrical, voice, data and A/V services. They can accommodate large devices and cabling, yet install unobtrusively into any table top. Even when equipment is plugged in, the cover is fully closed. All connections are mounted below the table surface.


Wall System

CENTRIA FormaBond II is CENTRIA's new installation-ready MCM panel system. FormaBond II’s innovative design incorporates CENTRIA’s unique horizontal dry seal joinery to minimize water penetration and maximize ventilation. Available in a variety of colors and coating systems, FormaBond II is a smooth panel with a flat design that offers both crisp corners and soft curves.


Roofing Guide

Sika Sarnafil Everyone agrees that sustainability is "the right thing to do." But what does it take to "do it right?" Sika Sarnafil has a checklist of leading sustainable roofing criteria to help make the lasting choice for decades to come. For a free guide to sustainable roofing systems to learn what it takes go to


Integrated Controller and Sensor

KMC Controls BAC-1000 series FlexStat is an integrated controller and sensor designed for small building automation, unitary equipment control, or as part of a larger BACnet system. Built-in applications, selectable through the interface, can be used for standard HVAC challenges such as control of heat pump units, fan coil units, roof top units, and air handling units.


Drive Enclosure

Yaskawa This UL508A Type 3R Package is designed for outdoor use in ambient temperatures up to 122F without air conditioning. Product has space for several commonly used options to provide a degree of protection against falling rain; undamaged by the formation of ice on the enclosure. Standard features include 12 Gauge Steel Construction.


Door Hinges

SELECT Hinges Retrofit electrically equipped entrances with SELECT’s SL57 full-surface geared continuous hinge that protects and conceals the wiring. Concealed through-wires have a five-year warranty. The hinge is backed by 25 million independent test cycles and a Continuous Warranty. Pair-matched hinge leaves, lifetime lubrication and anodizing after machining work together for a 50-plus-year product life-cycle.



Kimball Office The Villa lounge collection can be arranged in endless ways, making it an ideal solution for huddle rooms, lobbies, and community spaces. The series includes: one-, two-, and three-seat options with several arm variations, 45- and 90-degree corners, wedges, benches, ottomans, tables, and plateaus. Pieces can gang, for small or large arrangements.


Hand Dryer

Bobrick TrimLine Series Surface-Mounted Warm-Air Hand Dryers feature a 4-inch projection for ADA and barrier-free compliance and low-profile, architectural styling. White-coated steel or 70 percent recycled satin-finish stainless steel. Features include an optimum balance of fast drying time and a moderate sound level. Dual parallax air flow delivers a broad warm air pattern.


Cleaning Products

Staples Facilities Solutions Sustainable Earth by Staples is a line of environmentally conscious cleaning products that is easy to use and powerfully effective, while providing a safer alternative for facilities and the planet. Sustainable Earth products exceed the industry's most stringent standards in the environmental, health and safety impact of cleaning products, while also delivering equal or better performance.


Energy Calculators

WattStopper WattStopper's Energy Calculators are free, web-based tools for identifying potential energy savings available with lighting and plug load controls. Users can analyze outcomes possible from different control strategies as well as compare savings for different lighting and ballast types. Can assess single or multiple spaces, and provide analysis for plug load control savings.


Vegetative Roof System

Firestone Building Products The SkyScape Vegetative Roof System can help lower building heating and cooling costs, protect roofing material from UV and heat stress degradation, and can even extend the working life of a roof system. Firestone provides full training to our network of certified Firestone Contractors to assure that each system is properly installed for optimal system performance.


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, switches dramatically simplify selective coordination of overcurrent devices in emergency/backup power systems.


Aerial Lift

NES RENTALS The AEUP-EZ UP has a platform height of 9 feet 6 inches and overall width of only 2 feet 5 inches to fit easily into tight areas including aisles, closets and elevators. Can drive through standard doors without the operator exiting the platform. Easy single-person operation.



Steril-Aire Steril-Aire's UVC Kit for Air Handlers is ideal for new and retrofit fan coil units, unit ventilator systems and indoor air handlers. The germicidal UVC Emitters destroy HVAC biofilm, keeping coils and drain pans clean and reducing energy costs. Multiple mounting options make installation easy in these limited-access systems.


Thermal Imager

Fluke Spot energy leaks, find hidden construction flaws and document your work with the TiS thermal imager. Meets proposed RESNET infrared inspection standards and has the rugged quality and performance you expect from Fluke. Features include 120 x 120 resolution, a 3.7-inch display and -4 to +212 F temperature range.



Glidden Professional Ultra-Hide No VOC interior paint a high-hiding, easy-to-apply paint that delivers industry-leading touch-up with virtually no residual odor. Recommended for all commercial, maintenance and residential applications where a uniform, high touch-up interior finish, and minimal disruption to occupied spaces is desired. Available in flat, eggshell and semi-gloss finishes.


Dimmable LED

Seesmart The dimmable R30 replaces a traditional 60- to 75-watt R30 bulb while drawing only 9 watts of power. This product features a glass lens and stylish porcelain and aluminum heat sink base. It is ideal in many floodlight and spotlight applications and available in day white and warm white.



EFCO When tested in 0-degree weather, the XTherm HX45 Double-Hung Window registers 10 to 17 degrees higher on the interior frame compared with a typical pour and debridge window. The Triple-Glazed-Capable XTherm family of fenestration products have pocket depth flexibility for extreme performance and value, providing both economic and environmental advantages.


Door Gasket

Pemko Manufacturing Pemko has developed a complete line of sound-rated gasketing products that effectively block noise without detracting from the aesthetics of the doorway. These seals achieve sound transmission control ratings of up to 52 with a comparable door panel. Now, appearance does not have to be sacrificed for efficiency.



Ceco Door The Trio-E door features an insulated foamed-in-place core for maximum energy efficiency with operable U-Factor of 0.34 and high recycled steel content. A steel stiffened core adds strength and durability, with 30 percent less thermal bow than most polyurethane foam core doors. No vertical weld marks on door face sheets.


Thermal Imager

FLIR Systems FLIR's i7 battery-operated point-and-shoot thermal camera provides on-screen temperature measurement and outstanding sensitivity in a rugged, lightweight package. Features include built-in emissivity and reflection correction, standard center spot, box maximum and minimum, and isotherm analysis. Can save fully radiometric JPEG images on the camera, also downloadable as PDFs.



Benjamin Moore Eco Spec WB Silver is the first zero-VOC paint formulated with elemental silver and other EPA-approved antimicrobial additives that inhibit bacterial odors and mildew growth. Available in any color, it remains VOC-free regardless the tint. Three finishes: flat, eggshell and semi-gloss.


Transfer Switch

Emerson Network Power The ASCO 7000 Series Bypass-Isolation Power Transfer Switch Rated 4,000 Amps can be bypassed and completely isolated from the power system without opening enclosure doors. It can be serviced for inspection, testing and maintenance, without interrupting power to the load. Automatic secondary disconnects and self-aligning power jaws set a benchmark for ease of operation.


Halon/HFC 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.


Ceiling Mounted Air Conditioner

Movin Cool The CM25, designed for protecting heat sensitive equipment, provides 25,000 Btu/h of cooling. It offers a high sensible cooling capacity, a 14 SEER rating, variable-speed inverter compressor and inverter fan motors. Features R-410A refrigerant and RoHS compliance. The CM25 comes standard with a wall-mounted controller that offers advanced communications, monitoring and self-diagnosis capabilities.


Fluorescent Lighting

GE Lighting The next generation in linear fluorescent UltraStart T5 Watt-Miser System meets your energy savings, long life, and lumen maintenance needs. At just less than 200 total input watts, the GE 4-lamp T5 system can save more than $108 per 4-lamp fixture over the life of the lamp (versus standard T5 systems @ $.10 per kwh).


Energy Management

Schneider Electric As a global specialist in energy management, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple markets, including energy and infrastructure, industrial processes and building automation. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, and efficient, the company's employees have an active commitment to help individuals and organizations "make the most of their energy."


Air Handler

Trane The Performance Climate Changer air handler with capacities up to 60,000 cfm provides energy recovery, airflow monitoring, and advanced humidity control options. These options include desiccant dehumidification wheels, energy recovery wheels, direct-drive plenum fan arrays, and dual-path split dehumidification units. Also features low pressure drop, enhanced filtration and optimized casing designed for minimal leakage.



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.


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.



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.


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.


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.


Gate Operator

Liftmaster Powered by a 1/2 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.


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.



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.

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