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Wall Systems

CENTRIA Smart-R is CENTRIA's newest integrated wall system that combines a 3-inch T Formawall Dimension Series wall panel and a Formavue-600 window with a Formawall IMV insulated metal vertical joint. It is also available with the Formawall PE vertical seal plate option to provide a complete metal wall system with an unmatched combination of aesthetics, performance and sustainability.


Aerial Work Platforms

Teupen USA Inc. The LEO 18 GT offers enhanced user friendliness and incorporates innovations included in the LEO 13 GT. Unit has a minimal overall length of 14 feet, 5 inches; an overall minimal length with basket of 16 feet, 10 inches; a maximum working height of 57 feet, 9 inches; and a basket load limit of 441 pounds.


Building Controllers

Tridium Inc. JACE-NXT building controller is Windows-based and configured with the full functions of the Niagara Framework. The JACE-NXT includes a built-in LonWorks FTT10A communications port as well as an RS-485 and RS-232 port for integrations of a variety of communication protocols. Can be integrated with LonWorks, BACnet, Modbus, OPC, oBIX and other standard protocols.



AERCO Building on the success of the popular Benchmark boiler family, AERCO is excited to expand this line to include two additional sizes with an input of 750 and 1 million BTU/hr. The new smaller Benchmark employs the same fuel-saving technologies, design principles, and key components found in the field-proven design of the Benchmark series.


Thermal Imagers

Testo Testo Inc is pleased to announce the release of its newest thermal imager model 885 with rotating display. The testo 885 is ideal for preventive and predictive maintenance, building performance and maintenance evaluations as well as electrical inspection. With 76,800 temperature measurement points, objects are detected in clear image quality. This imager features a <30 mK sensitivity and a large 4.3" LCD touch screen with 480 x 272 resolution.



Legrand / Wiremold OFR Series Overfloor Raceway System from Legrand / Wiremold is designed for relocatable or permanent installations where access through floors and ceilings is not an option. ADA-compliant system provides four channels for power, communications, and A/V connectivity. It attaches directly to the floor covering, including carpet, tile, and wood.



PPG The versatility and durability of PPG BREAK-THROUGH is paired with FASTBLOCK technology to ensure very quick dry time and superior early block resistance for faster turnaround and increased productivity. BREAK-THROUGH is ideal for doors, windows, cabinets, shelving, hand rails, fixtures, trim, wood and concrete floors.


Search Engine

The Blue Book Introduced by The Blue Book Building and Construction Network, BPM Select enables you to search, spec and source building products within a highly targeted database of over 13,000 manufacturer websites. BPM Select returns only relevant results, without all the "noise" of the major search engines. BPM Select also provides direct access to local suppliers and installers.


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.


Rack Enclosures

Tripp Lite Tripp Lite's Industrial Rack Enclosure is NEMA 12 (IP54) and Zone 4 Seismic rated. It protects equipment from falling dirt, dust, drips and splashes and can withstand extreme movement and vibration. The steel frame supports 3,000 lbs. and industrial casters allow the enclosure to be moved when fully loaded.


Smoke/Co Detector

NOTIFIER NOTIFIER introduces IntelliQuad Plus smoke/carbon monoxide (CO) detector, with CO detection, superior smoke detection and nuisance alarm rejection as part of an ONYX Series fire alarm system. One unit senses smoke, CO, light/flame and heat to quickly and unequivocally verify true fire or carbon monoxide emergency. Combines with addressable B200S sounder base.


Waste Paint Hardener

Glidden Professional Glidden Professional Waste Paint Hardener (#3021-0000) allows you to harden and safely discard waste paint. Its new coagulation technology replaces hardeners that use the standard water absorption process. Solidifies all brands of latex paint quickly, with no mess. Hardened paint can be disposed of without releasing 99 percent of hazardous materials into environment.


Utility Vehicles

Cushman The Cushman 1600XD 4x4 utility vehicle is designed to handle a job's heaviest payloads. Its powerful 22-hp, 1,007cc three-cylinder OHV diesel engine provides exceptional hauling and towing capability — it has a 1,600-pound load capacity, a 14.4-cubic-foot steel cargo bed and 1,300-pound tow capacity. Visit for all of the vehicle's customizable options.


Transfer Switches

Russelectric Only Russelectric offers 30-cycle Transfer Switches and Bypass/Isolation Switches for 100-4000 amp open- or closed-transition switching. UL listed/labeled for 30-cycle close/withstand ratings (tested to UL Standard 1008), they dramatically simplify selective coordination of overcurrent devices in emergency/backup power systems.


Roof Coatings

Sika Sarnafil Sikacoat elastomeric roof coatings from Sika Sarnafil help to maintain and restore roofs while providing "cool roof" reflectivity. Create seamless waterproof barriers that expand and contract with roof movement. Water-based acrylic technology is low in odor and VOCs. Excellent adhesion to a wide variety of substrates.


Hand Dryers

Excel XLERATOR high-speed, energy-efficient hand dryers are now available with ADA compliant stainless steel paper towel dispenser retrofit kits. A stainless steel panel allows dryers to mount neatly where dispensers existed, leaving restrooms clean and green. XLERATOR completely dries hands in 10 to 15 seconds — three times faster than conventional dryers.


Floor Cleaners

Diversey The Diversey Dry Foam Carpet Care System is a low-moisture system that delivers excellent interim and near-extraction quality cleaning. With dry times as low as 25 minutes and superior resoiling resistance, foot traffic interruptions and labor costs are minimized. CRI-approved, the unique system works due to the combination of machine components and chemical with surfactant encapsulation technology.


Fire Alarm System

SimplexGrinnell The Simplex 4100ES (eServices) Fire Alarm System is a next-generation, Internet-ready life-safety platform that can improve serviceability and operational efficiency while reducing costs over the life of the system. The system's features include remote service diagnostics, remote program downloads over a customer's IT network, and mass storage of vital system data right within the 4100ES panel.


Single-ply Roofing

Duro-Last Highly reflective Duro-Last single-ply roofing system is Energy Star rated; resistant to chemicals, fire and high winds. Precision-fabricated to building dimensions and installed by authorized contractors. Fifteen-year standard warranty has no exclusions for ponding water.


Flooring Systems

Forbo Forbo Flooring Systems offers entrance system products to meet the individual requirements of each facility. Forbo Entrance Systems limit the amount of soil and moisture brought into a building, reducing floor care labor, water and chemical use, and maintenance costs, while increasing the life and sustainable performance of the facility's flooring.


Thermal Imagers

Fluke Three new models that excel in Industrial/Commercial applications. Small changes often make a big difference in the profitability of any facility. Find problems fast with these high-performance Fluke thermal imagers. Download the top 6 places to look for energy losses in a commercial building at


Kitchen/Paper Products

Staples Advantage Staples Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples, Inc., recently announced its new Sustainable Earth by Staples janitorial paper products and compostable kitchen items helping businesses cost-efficiently reach their green procurement goals. Staples makes it easy for businesses to order the products they need to meet their sustainability goals, reduce costs and improve operational efficiencies.


Building Controllers

Johnson Controls, Inc. Metasys building management system controls all building systems. Ready Access Portal's graphics capability delivers targeted views of data to any building occupant. Chiller Plant Automation algorithms operate and sequence plant equipment to ensure that runtime, starts and stops are equalized across individual plant components.


Power Management

ASCO ASCO PowerQuest facilitates critical and on-site power system testing, load management and bus bar optimization. It monitors normal and emergency voltages and frequency, indicates transfer switch position, source availability, normal and emergency voltage and frequency, current, power and power factor, and displays transfer switch event logs, time-delay settings, rating and identification.


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.



APCO Signs Arcadia (by APCO Signs) is a curved aluminum sign system designed to hold a variety of inserts. Easy maintenance and updates make Arcadia the perfect interior sign solution for facility managers and building owners alike.


Computer Room Cooling

Data Aire Data Aire combines gForce CRACs with active chimneys to provide a dynamic system to cool data centers, reducing CAPEX and OPEX. Unity Cooling System uses active rack fans capturing air exhausted by the servers. The rack volumes are totaled by a server, then transmitted to CRACs, which supply only the volume required.


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 Dryers

American Dryer EXTREMEAIR high-speed, energy-efficient hand dryer features adjustable sound and speed and can be connected to any voltage from 100 to 240 VAC and 50/60 Hz. While all of our hand dryers eliminate paper towel mess, the EXTREMEAIR goes one step further with antimicrobial infused air delivery system.



Steril-Aire 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 — keeping coils and drain pans clean and reducing energy costs.


Gate Operator

LiftMaster Powered by a 1⁄2 HP (24V) DC motor, the Mega Slide and Mega Swing gate operators are equipped with unrivaled high-starting torque and continuous operation ideal for commercial building applications. The line is corrosion-resistant and has a 10-year warranty. The on-board radio accepts Security+ transmitters so all access points can be controlled from one remote.



KwikSet With a SmartKey lock you can quickly and securely re-key your lock — so you can replace keys given to subcontractors or tenants without the extra time and cost of removing the lock to re-key. It's much more than security, it's smart security.


Wireless Access Control

Kaba Access Control Kaba's scalable Wireless System provides two-way communication from an E-Plex lock or controller to a central computer server. The system eliminates visiting doors and delivers real time functionality. Fast data transfer, long battery life, and mesh redundancy make Kaba's Wireless System an efficient, low cost access control solution.


Bath and Facial Tissue

Georgia-Pacific Professional Georgia-Pacific Professional's Angel Soft ps Bath and Facial Tissue now meet the EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines for minimum post-consumer recycled fiber content. Facial tissue comes in flat or cubed box and includes refill-indicator sheets. Bath tissue is available in an 80-roll Perfect Size case as well as a 40-roll dispenser pack.


Energy Reporting Software

Automated Logic EnergyReports is an easy-to-use reporting tool that enables facility managers to produce reports showing building 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 use and maximize comfort.


Exit Control Lock

Detex The Detex ECL-230X features a 1-inch throw, saw-resistant dead bolt lock; a 100 decibel alarm, powered by a 9-volt battery; and a surface/flush reversible strike. Accepts 5-pin through 7-pin standard and interchangeable core rim cylinders without using cylinder collar. Durable sign absorbs light to then "glow in the dark" when lights are dimmed.



Acuity Brands Lighting Organic LED luminaires are designed for indoor, ambient use. Kindred is a contemporary style luminaire with efficacy of 53 lumens per watt. Revel, a plug-in mounting system, doesn't require a grid design; it has an efficacy of 48 lumens per watt. Both offer a CRI greater than 85, temperature of 3,500K and a life expectancy of 15,000 hours.


Door Hardware

SELECT Products Limited Problem door? Fix the real problem — worn hinges — with SELECT geared continuous hinges. Pair-Matched hinge leaves, lifetime lubrication and anodizing after machining give them unmatched durability. More than 25,000,000 cycles in independent testing, and our Continuous Warranty, prove their longevity. That means you can fix your "problem door" for good.


Hand Dryers

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.


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.


Cabling Access Systems

Connectrac Connectrac's new LP Wireway system is just .75-inch high and incorporates wider and lower-sloping side ramps made of earth-friendly, moisture resistant MDF. This floor-mounted cabling access system provides connections for power and communications wiring anywhere on a floor. Its ultra-low profile and extremely subtle presence fits any interior setting, because it virtually disappears.


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