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Zone Air Conditioning

Samsung The Mini DVM air conditioning systems come in 3-ton and 4-ton capacity units that feature Smart digital scroll inverter compressors, allowing delivered capacity to vary depending on the indoor building load and up to eight different zones. It comes in slim duct and medium static pressure duct types.


Heat Exchanger

Schneider Electric EcoBreeze, a modular heat exchanger, can switch automatically between air-to-air and indirect evaporative heat exchange, using the temperature difference between the outside air and the return air temperature to provide cooling to data centers. It has an R410a refrigerant system and an onboard water treatment system, eliminating the need for chemical water treatment.


Washroom Accessories

ASI The Roval Collection uses integral locking systems and heavy-duty piano hinges. It offers stainless steel finish, removable waste cans, full access to back panels, one-piece seamless doors and flush tumbler locks.


Reporting Software

ASCO Test Reports can automatically log, compile, interpret, archive and distribute relevant report data for NFPA 99 and 110, NEC 220.87 and JCAHO. The systems include their own data logger and can record a multitude of test data, including transfer times, engine hours, oil pressure, voltage and amperage, and total running time of EPS systems.


Reporting Software

Automated Logic Energy Reports can produce reports showing energy consumption and demand data for comparing building performance at different time periods and for trouble shooting. Reports are available in full color 3D bar, line or pie charts or tabular data. Energy consumption can be normalized by area or converted to other engineering units such as carbon dioxide.


Roof Hatch

Bilco These enhanced performance roof hatches feature polyisocyanurate thermal insulation in the cover and curb and a gasket for optimal energy efficiency. They meet LEED standards for recycled content and are constructed of mill-finish aluminum.


Single-Ply Roofing

Duro-Last Reflective white single-ply roofing system is Energy Star rated, and resistant to chemicals, fire and high winds. Factory cut to exact size. Comes with 15-year warranty and has no exclusions for ponding water.


Bearing Protection Rings

Electro Static Technology The Aegis SGE bearing rings and mounting kit protect VFD-driven motor bearings from electrical bearing fluting damage. The universal mounting kit allows mounting on nearly all AC motor shafts. Kit includes grounding ring, four styles of brackets and hardware.


Water Dispenser

Haws The Brita Hydration Station is a touch-free, water dispenser that is certified by CSA against NSF/ANSI Standard 42 for reduction of chlorine and against NSF/ANSI Standard 53 for reduction of lead and cysts.


Mobile Radio

Hytera The DMR portable and mobile radios use a fully open-standard protocol. Users can migrate existing analog systems one step at a time to these digital systems. Features include text messaging, voice, data and range of other applications.


Roof Retrofit System

MBCI The NuRoof roof retrofit system utilizes light-gauge steel framing over the existing roof's framing of steel, wood or concrete to create a sloped plane. It can be used on low-slope and high-slope applications.


Building Controls

Reliable Controls Designed to the requirements of a BACnet Operator Workstation, MACH-ProWeb controllers are programmable with a built-in Web server and flexible Web operator interface. Using a standard browser, enter the URL of the controller and navigate through the system to access and print point values, alarms, schedules, trend logs, runtime logs and audit trails.


Exterior Lighting

RAB Lighting The LPACK 13 replaces 100-watt metal halide wallpacks and can be mounted at heights up to 20 feet. The 13-watt LED lights are available in bronze or white finish and are suitable for entrances, pathways and facades. The lights are rated at 5,000 hours and produce 71 lumens per watt.


Transfer Switches

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


APC SymmetraPX250/500kW is a modular, hot-scalable UPS system consisting of dedicated and redundant power, intelligence, battery and communications modules. The system is scalable in 25 kW increments up to 500 kW with the ability to run up to four systems in parallel.




Roofing Guide

Sika Sarnafil The guide to sustainable roofing, What It Takes, lays out the criteria for a sustainable roofing system. Visit to request a copy.


Door Hardware

Select Products Limited The company's aluminum geared continuous hinges provide a solution for high-traffic doors. For wood, aluminum or hollow metal doors, the hinges distribute the door weight along the full length of the doorframe. No mortising is necessary. All the hinges are manufactured and machined together as pairs and anodized after machining. Uses a graphite lubricant that eliminates periodic maintenance.


Portable Cooling

TrippLite The company's portable AC unit provides 12,000 Btus of cooling for supplemental, emergency and off-hour cooling. The SRCOOL 12K is self-contained. There's no external condenser, refrigerant piping or plumbing required. A built-in evaporator expels condensate into the exhaust air stream. It plugs into a standard AC outlet.



Steril-Aire The large format UVC Kit for 61-inch emitters is designed for large indoor air-handling units and for coils greater than 60 inches. Also appropriate for installations with space and access constraints. The UVC emitters eliminate HVAC biofilm � a matrix of mold, bacteria, viruses and debris — according to the company, keeping coils and drain pans clean and reducing energy costs.


Outsourcing Service

UGL Services The company provides outsourcing services with an end-to-end approach combining corporate real estate advisory, facility management and project management services. The integrated service platform allows building owners and facility managers to delegate functions to a single entity.


Drive Enclosure

Yaskawa This UL508A Type 3R Package is designed for outdoor use in ambient temperatures up to 122 degrees F 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.


Lavatory System

Zurn The One Hydro Vantage series combines hydro generator faucets with vitreous china lavatories. The faucet is a self-sustaining hydroelectric sensor faucet that generates its own electrical power and comes with a 10-plus year back-up battery. The system comes in various lavatory designs, faucet styles and trap, supply and drain configurations.


Water Detection

Dorlen Products Water Alert detection systems provide early warning of water leakage in unattended, inaccessible or critical areas. The 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. It can be used as a single detector or a combined ceiling/floor monitoring system for facilities of any size.


Thermal Imager

Fluke Spot energy leaks, find hidden construction flaws and document work with the TiS thermal imager. It meets proposed RESNET infrared inspection standards. Features include 120 x 120 resolution, a 3.7-inch display and -4 to 212 degrees F temperature range.


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 more than 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.


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 airflow delivers a broad warm air pattern.


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.

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  posted on 3/4/2011   Article Use Policy