Originally published in Interiors & Sources

09/01/2007

Focus Products: Sustainable Technology

 

 

SUN CATCHERS
Open Energy's SolarSave® Roofing Tiles generate clean, safe, and efficient electricity from the sun to help reduce pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, and energy bills in commercial low-slope roof applications. No ground wire is needed for installation. Product is lightweight, safe, and easy to install. It has a snow load capacity of over 200 pounds per square foot and a wind load rating of up to 125 mph (with clip added). Tiles are available in Slate Grey, Earth Brown, and Terracotta.
OPEN ENERGY CORP.
SOLANA BEACH, CA


 

MAX ILLUMINATION
Columbia Lighting's EnergyMaxTM EMX24-2 T8 luminaire has a 3-inch-deep parabolic louver for glare control and maintenance-free operation. Optimized for standard T8 lamp technology, tuned ballast can reduce power usage to 67 watts. Shallow 4 7/8-inch housing height allows installation in restricted ceiling areas. Louver is formed from MIRO 5 anodized aluminum and secured in open or closed position by die-formed steel hinges. Mechanical light trap prevents light leaks.
COLUMBIA LIGHTING - A DIV. OF HUBBELL LIGHTING INC.
GREENVILLE, SC


 

CHANNEL LIGHT
Pilkington ProfilitTM channel glass from Technical Glass Products soars up to 23 feet. It can be installed vertically or horizontally and formed into straight or curved walls. It is available in a variety of textures and colors with varying degrees of translucency, allowing light through while maintaining privacy. System can be used in interior or exterior applications, with Nanogel® insulating aerogel for energy efficiency.
TECHNICAL GLASS PRODUCTS
KIRKLAND, WA


 

SENSIBLE WASHING STATIONS
Sloan Valve's 7000 series SloanStone® solid-surface double- and triple-station lavatory systems incorporate point-of-use sensor faucet operation for accurate, water-efficient hand washing. Faucet options include SolisTM solar-powered models, which run off natural or artificial light sources, and have 0.5 gallon-per-minute aerators for water savings. Curve basin design is available in 24 solid and speckled finishes and stands up beautifully in high-use restrooms. Every serviceable component is accessible via a removable latching lid on top of the unit.
SLOAN VALVE CO.
FRANKLIN PARK, IL


 

GREEN CEILING PANELS
Chicago Metallic's EurostoneTM ceiling panels blend environmental performance, long-term value, and classic styling. The lightweight, inorganic perlite panels feature a Class-A fire rating and offer acoustic performance and light reflectance. Product does not include coatings or biocides that can harm the environment. It supports indoor air quality and defends against harmful mold and bacteria growth. Panels are available in a variety of surface textures and edge details.
CHICAGO METALLIC CORP.
CHICAGO, IL


 

INTELLIGENT LEDs
Color Kinetics' eWTM Flex SLX is a strand of 50 white LED nodes with Chromasic®-based intelligence for individual control. Product's durable, flexible form factor allows dynamic points of white light to be installed across nearly any interior or exterior surface - walls, ceilings, floors, 3-D sculptures, set pieces, alcove spaces, and signage. Low power draw allows easy installation without complex electrical components.
COLOR KINETICS INC.
BURLINGTON, MA


 

SPORTY FINISH
Valspar Flooring's Valsport® WP-14 solvent-based OMU (oil-modified urethane) wood flooring varnish offers an ultralow VOC (volatile organic compounds) of 275 g/L, half that of traditional solvent-based OMUs. Features include long-lasting high-gloss finish for both new and previously coated floors; fast curing to a fully crosslinked, highly durable system; and low, nonoffensive odor. MFMA (Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association)-approved resistance for hardness assures resistance to mars, scuffs, abrasion, and harsh cleaning solutions. Applications include gymnasiums, athletic facilities, and offices.
VALSPAR FLOORING
WHEELING, IL


 

DAYLIGHTING FLEXIBILITY
'HeatMirror® insulating glass uses advanced thin-film technology to achieve optimal light transmission with 95 percent of the insulating performance of an R-19 wall. It combines high light transmission, solar control, sound insulation, and UV fading protection to help reduce energy costs, enhance comfort, and increase daylighting flexibility for sustainable design projects.
SOUTHWALL TECHNOLOGIES INC.
PALO ALTO, CA



 

THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF LIGHT
Architectural Area Lighting's Diretto fixture features tool-less servicing including a single-point steel latch, which opens the hinged top and ballast compartment, and field-adjustable optics that rotate on 90-degree centers. It uses energy-efficient lamp and ballast options to direct light where needed so only the right amount of energy is used. Fixture's cutoff optics are designed for dark sky-sensitive applications to reduce light pollution, including light trespass and sky glow.
ARCHITECTURAL AREA LIGHTING - A HUBBELL CO.
LA MIRADA, CA


 

3-IN-1 CEILING SYSTEM
Armstrong's TechZoneTM ceiling system organizes lighting fixtures, air diffusers, and sprinkler heads in a linear 6-inch-wide technical "zone" to create a clean, monolithic ceiling visual. When used with indirect lighting and high light-reflectant ceiling panels, it can contribute up to three LEED® credits in the Energy & Atmosphere category by reducing energy usage required for lighting and HVAC. Panels' high recycled content can contribute to LEED credits in the Materials & Resources category.
ARMSTRONG CEILING SYSTEMS
LANCASTER, PA


  

SMART GLASS
Research Frontiers' SPD-SmartGlass film uses suspended particle devices to regulate light, glare, and heat passage through windows, doors, and skylights. Microscopic particles permit less than 1 percent of visible light to pass through when no electrical voltage is present. As voltage is applied, the particles align and reduce the tint level. Product blocks more than 99 percent of ultraviolet light, can help reduce heating and cooling loads, and offers
dramatic daylighting and view preservation benefits.
RESEARCH FRONTIERS INC.
WOODBURY, NY


 

CUT AND CONTROL
Airolite's cantilevered, horizontal, vertical, and inclined sun controls can filter up to 80 percent of the sun's heat and glare, cut wintertime radiant heat loss, and integrate daylighting into a building. All-Welded Assembly offers extra strength and durability to resist vibration damage and eliminate the potential for galvanic corrosion. Products are available in 24 standard-color Kynar 500® and Hylar 5000® resin coatings, a variety of flouropolymer colors, and clear and color anodize coatings.
THE AIROLITE CO.
MARIETTA, OH 

 

 
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