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Control Valves

Bell & Gossett Bell & Gossett's Ultra Setter pressure-independent control valves provide more accurate flow that significantly reduces energy consumption and improves system efficiency for retrofits of water-based heating and cooling systems. Advanced GPM adjustable dial provides accurate flow control, eliminates valve hunting, and improves energy efficiency in HVACR systems.


Generator Sets

Cummins Cummins designs and builds complete power systems that include a line of standby generator sets with features that make them ideal for small businesses. These reliable generator sets range from 13–100 kW for models using natural gas or LP fuel, and from 20–100 kW for models that run on diesel fuel. To learn more, download product literature, detailed product specifications and application manuals at


Portable Air Conditioners

MovinCool The compact, self-contained CM25 provides 25,000 Btu/h of cooling, designed for protecting server rooms and other heat sensitive equipment. Features a high sensible cooling capacity and a 14 SEER rating made possible by an energy-saving, variable-speed inverter compressor and inverter fan motors, as well as R-410A refrigerant and RoHS compliance. A wall-mounted controller offers advanced communications, monitoring and self-diagnosis capabilities.



Yaskawa Yaskawa's Z1000 Configured Package has been designed for flexibility in providing the features and options commonly demanded by HVAC control designers. Our configured package is designed for tough environments. It is rugged and reliable. A variety of enclosure options provide the right environmental protection.


Water Dispensers

Haws The Brita Hydration Station is a touch-free, hygienic, water dispenser allowing users to enjoy the benefits of healthier, great-tasting water. The Brita Hydration Station is certified as a drinking fountain. Advanced water filtration system is certified to reduce lead and cysts. Substances reduced may not be in all users' water.


Lamp Recycling

Air Cycle Tired of hassling with complicated bags and boxes? Try EasyPak's newest product: VaporShield, a specially treated box that contains the release of mercury vapor, should its contents break. This container replaces the box and bag system, speeding the loading process. With VaporShield, it’s easy to safely load, store and ship lamps for recycling. IFMA World Workplace #150 and GreenBuild 4244N.


Air Handling Units

Innovent R-Series replaces aging 20-ton and larger units. Units match existing roof curbs and supply/exhaust connections. Features include direct-drive variable-speed fans, optional variable speed compressors, modulating gas or electric heat, and DDC programmable controls. Optional Retrovent program features include lease-to-own-financing, recycling of old units and installation of the new equipment.


Exhaust Ventilators

WW Grainger Dayton centrifugal belt-drive downblast exhaust ventilator features a 3 HP, 3-phase, 208-230/460v NEMA Premium rated motor to reduce energy consumption. Model 3GY69 is designed to meet the general clean air exhaust requirements for industrial and commercial buildings and can withstand severe exhaust conditions. Drive frame is internally isolated from the rest of the unit through use of neoprene isolators.



Sherwin-Williams Sherwin-Williams breaks new ground with Emerald Interior and Exterior paints — for best-in-class overall performance and sustainability. Emerald paints are zero VOC, offering exceptional durability and hiding. Additionally, Emerald paints are self-priming for a high-quality finish achieved with fewer coats. Backed by a lifetime warranty, Emerald paints offer unsurpassed beauty and are tinted with new ColorCast Ecotoner zero VOC colorants.


Access Control

Kaba Access Control Kaba's e-data Time Key integrates time, attendance and physical access control. Designed for businesses with up to 500 employees, this system captures clock-in and -out, and provides access control on eight doors. Time Key works with a variety of payroll systems and supports iClass cards and biometric fingerprint keys.


Air Conditioners

Mitsubishi Electric America's No. 1 selling brand of VRF technology gives you added performance and efficiency in a more compact design. New R2- and Y-Series units feature industry-leading efficiency ratings, increased capacity, smaller footprint and longer line lengths. We are redefining HVAC and what you can achieve in your buildings.


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.


Lighting Controls

Lutron Lutron Electronics has been selected by the Empire State Building Company, LLC, owner of the Empire State Building, the world's most famous office building, to provide sustainable lighting control solutions for pre-built tenant spaces throughout the iconic, 1930s, pre-war structure. The Lutron wireless light control solution is expected to provide total lighting energy savings of up to 65 percent and an installed payback of 2.75 years.



Carlisle Carlisle SynTec Systems' Solvent-Free EPDM Bonding Adhesive is an odorless, non-flammable and environmentally friendly adhesive that features a low VOC content (57 gpl) and meets all current VOC regulations. The high-strength, polymer-based product provides extremely fast installation, as well as excellent adhesion between various substrates and Carlisle's non-reinforced EPDM membranes and flashings. The single-sided wet lay-in adhesive offers a coverage rate of 100 square feet per gallon.



AERCO AERCO International announces the availability of the AERCO Esteem 399 wall hung condensing boiler with TriMax Control. The new TriMax Control helps the Esteem 399 deliver 96 percent efficiency for improved system operation and reduce energy consumption in a variety of commercial applications requiring 16,000 — 399,000 BTU/hr.


Restroom Design

ASI Group The ASI Group is your single source solution for washroom accessories, toilet partitions, lockers and other storage products worldwide. With experienced architectural representatives and customer service teams, we are here to help you deliver on projects that range from world-class office buildings, educational facilities, sports venues, and government buildings to hospitals, chain stores, and hospitality/entertainment complexes. Visit us at



Automated Logic Time-Lapse Graphics is a revolutionary new feature within the WebCTRL BAS that uses Automated Logic's unsurpassed ability to historically trend building data. Facility managers can now roll-back time, in up to 24-hour slices, and view hours of real-time data in just minutes, allowing instant identification of issues that impact energy efficiency and comfort.


Soap Dispenser

Bobrick DescriThe SureFlo automatic, top-fill bulk soap dispensers save over 80 percent on soap purchases compared to proprietary undercounter soap cartridges sold at locked-in prices. ROI is one year. Top-fill feature saves labor, eliminating awkward under-counter servicing; chrome finish matches existing restroom fixtures; and jug soap, available in all formulas and viscosities, reduces post-consumer waste by 57 percent. ption



Russelectric Available for open- or closed-transition transfer, Russelectric’s full lines of three-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 three-cycle switches carry the industry's highest close/withstand ratings.


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



Special-Lite Inc. Sandstone-textured FRP is a commercial exterior flush door that features exclusive fine-grained sandstone-textured face sheets for an aesthetically pleasing finish. 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.



Grundfos MAGNA pump with AUTOADAPT technology automatically adjusts to 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.


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.



SimplexGrinnell Remote Diagnostics TrueInsight Remote Service is an Internet-based technology that allows the company to remotely diagnose and service Simplex 4100U fire alarm systems, notify customers when there's a trouble condition and even proactively identify detectors that need to be cleaned, long before they cause a nuisance alarm.


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