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Russelectric Available for open- or closed-transition transfer, Russelectric's full lines of 3-cycle and 30-cycle close and withstand rated transfer switches and bypass/isolation switches are UL tested/listed/labeled under UL 1008. Russelectric offers the industry's most complete line of UL-listed 30-cycle-rated switches. Russelectric 3-cycle switches carry the industry's highest close/withstand ratings.



Benjamin Moore Ultra Spec 500 zero-VOC acrylic interior paint's fast-drying formulation ensures same day return to business. Benjamin Moore makes its own zero-VOC colorant, so Ultra Spec 500 remains VOC-free after tinting regardless of the color choice in any of the company's 3,500 hues or custom colors. Available in primer, plus five sheens.


Energy Saving Software

Yaskawa Controlling HVAC applications with a variable frequency drive can save energy and reduce operating cost. Download Yaskawa's HVAC Energy Savings Predictor to see how much you can save. This tool calculates energy savings and the carbon footprint on fans, pumps, and cooling towers utilizing Yaskawa's Z1000 drive.



Special-Lite, Inc. Sandstone-textured FRP is a commercial exterior flush door with fine-grained sandstone-textured face sheets. The doors feature the same premium construction as Special-Lite's super-durable SL-17 FRP flush door. Ideal for locations not expected to see deliberate abuse or vandalism. Features through-color, corrosion resistance and superior thermal performance.


Roof Restoration

Sika Sarnafil Sikacoat elastomeric roof coatings from Sika Sarnafil help to maintain and restore roofs while providing "cool roof" reflectivity. They can save you money on cooling costs and extend the life of your roof for less than the cost of replacement. Water-based acrylic technology is low in odor and VOCs. Sikacoat can be used with EPDM, TPO, PVC, asphalt and metal roofs.


Acoustical Ceiling

Armstrong Ceiling & Wall Systems Capz Acoustical Ceiling Systems from Armstrong provide excellent sound absorption while maintaining the look and feel of open plenum spaces. The system is a simple, affordable way to retrofit poor acoustic-performing exposed structure spaces. A Capz installation can improve acoustical performance up to nearly 50 percent with only 20 percent coverage.


Lamp Crusher

Air Cycle Corporation The CFL Premium Bulb Eater crushes spent fluorescent lamps of any size into 100 percent recyclable material; freeing up valuable storage space, reducing handling and related labor costs, and cutting recycling costs by 50 percent or more. The system can hold up to 3,000 compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) or 1,350 4-foot fluorescent lamps.



Grundfos The MAGNA pump with AUTOADAPT technology automatically adjusts to changes in demand. MAGNA's plug-and-pump design provides easy installation. Uses up to 80 percent less energy than standard circulators. Features an integrated frequency converter, short flange-to-flange length, proportional pressure control, low noise level, flows from 10 to 170 gpm, a highly efficient motor, and optimized sizing, installation and operation.


Door Hardware

SELECT Products Limited SELECT geared continuous hinges' recycled aluminum content and 60-year product life cycle make them a "green solution" for high-traffic entrances. More than 25,000,000 cycles in independent testing — 10 times beyond BHMA Grade 1 cycle count — prove their longevity. And they're backed by our never-ending Continuous Warranty.



AERCO The AERCO Benchmark 6000 boiler features 15:1 turndown, low NOx emissions, and high reliability in a compact footprint that is half the size of any other 6 million BTU/hr boiler on the market. The BMK6000 has an operating efficiency of 92.5 percent and comes standard with AERCO's patented Oxygen Level (O2) monitoring system.


Toilet and Urinal Systems

Sloan Valve Sloan High-Efficiency Toilet and Urinal systems combine flush valves and fixtures. Choose toilets flushing at 1.28 gpf or 1.6/1.1 gpf (dual-flush) or urinals flushing at 0.125 gpf, 0.25 gpf or 0.50 gpf. Power options include: solar, hardwired, battery and manual. Download Sloan's fixtures brochure at or call (800) 982-5839.


Light System App

Lutron Electronics The Q-Control+ iPad app for the Lutron Quantum Total Light Management System offers handheld system control and monitoring, enabling convenient in-space adjustment and programming of light and shade levels. The new Q-Control+ iPad app compliments the flexibility of Quantum by providing the ability to create the perfect light environment for any commercial space.


Dynamic Glass

SAGE Electrochromics SAGE Electrochromics is the world's leading manufacturer of dynamic glass, which can be tinted or cleared on demand to optimize daylight and improve the human experience in buildings. SageGlass controls the sunlight and heat that enter a building, significantly reducing energy consumption and increasing sustainability, while improving people's comfort and well-being.


Portable Air Conditioner

MovinCool / DENSO Sales California, Inc. MovinCool's Office Pro W20 water-cooled portable air conditioner cools offices, servers or telecom equipment down to 65F in minutes, providing 15,700 Btu/h of cooling. The Office Pro W20 runs off of standard 115V, 15amps power and features a programmable digital controller for automatic operation after-hours and during weekends.


Wireless Access Control

Kaba Access Control The E-Plex Wireless Enterprise Access Control System provides the benefits of a wired, online system with the practicality, flexibility and lower cost of stand-alone locks. A "dashboard" provides regular updates on door and network activity including audit trail reports. Features management of both wireless and stand-alone locks, emergency global lockdown or remote unlock and broad credential support.


Hand Dryer

Excel Dryer The XLERATOR XCHANGER combination kit's stainless steel panel allows XLERATOR hand dryers to mount neatly where built-in paper towel dispensers existed. XLERATOR dries hands in 10 to 15 seconds. It uses 80 percent less energy and delivers a 95 percent cost savings versus paper towels, while creating a more hygienic restroom.


Premium Vinyl Tile

Roppe Corporation Roppe Corporation introduces Northern Leathers premium vinyl tiles. Northern Leathers combine the expensive look of leather flooring with added durability and ease of maintenance to create beautiful floors that are environmentally friendly and fully recyclable.



Sherwin-Williams Emerald Interior and Exterior paints and ColorCast Eco Toner colorants are zero VOC. The self-priming acrylic paint prevents stains from penetrating, resists water streaking and spotting, and features anti-microbial properties that inhibit the growth of mold and mildew. Also resists blistering, peeling, chalking, fading, and dirt pickup. GreenGuard Indoor Air Quality certified.


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.


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 The next evolution in Fluke's thermal imagers — Fluke's easiest-to-use thermal imagers ever. Features simple, one-handed point-and shoot operation; IR-OptiFlex focus system provides focus-free images, with manual focus flexibility; and an ultra-rugged design that survives a 6.5-foot drop. Find out more at


HVAC Control

Mitsubishi Electric and Electronics USA, Inc. HVAC The PAR-30MAAU remote controller can control up to 16 indoor units in commercial applications. Offers a setback mode, a backlit LCD screen and a hold function that can pause a previously scheduled operation. Also features multilingual operation, weekly timer operation, auto-off timer, current zone temperature displays, a lockout feature, airflow direction and fan speed settings.


Exit Device

Detex Corp. Detex Concealed Vertical Rod ensures latching with a six-step latch hold-back method that keeps the latch retracted while the door is open, regardless of how hard the pushpad is pressed. The panic and fire exit hardware fits a variety of doors, including narrow stile aluminum and hollow metal doors without mullions.


Towel Dispenser

Georgia-Pacific Professional The SofPull automated touchless dispenser has a slim profile and a contemporary design. With its one-at-a-time dispensing system and adjustable sheet settings, the dispenser can reduce use by up to 40 percent over folded paper towels and 20 percent over kitchen roll towels. Its touchless technology also can reduce the risk of cross-contamination.


Integrated Air and Water System

Rheem Water Heating The H2AC Rooftop Unit featuring eSync Integration Technology uses the heat removed from a restaurant by the HVAC system to heat water. When a restaurant has a demand for air conditioning and hot water, it switches over from a refrigerant-to-air system to a refrigerant-to-water system.


Intelligent Building Controller

Tridium Inc. The JACE-NXT intelligent building controller is Windows-based and fully configurable. It includes built-in LonWorks FTT10A communication protocols as well as RS-485 and RS-232 ports for integrations. The unit enables users to integrate LonWorks, BACnet, Modbus, OPC, oBIX and other standard protocols with legacy systems.


Boiler Control

Xylem Inc. The new RBT-3000 low water cut-off and fuel economizer is designed to maximize fuel efficiency and provide valuable low water cut-off protection for hydronic heating systems. The intelligent controls built into the unit automatically adjust water temperature based on heat load and without the need for outdoor sensors.


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