Originally published in Interiors & Sources

09/01/2008

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FIRED UP
Lennox’s modern catalytic vent-free gas fireplaces are designed to hang on walls in contemporary high rises and offer the luxury of real gas fire with no venting or chimney required. Using catalytic converter technology, they achieve 99.9 percent efficiency and clean hot air as it leaves the combustion chamber. The line includes the slim, modern Radium™ , Scandium™, and Elite™ CVF as well as the new X-FIRES™, which combines the beauty of a natural granite or limestone frame with RefleXion™ technology for a unique fire experience. 
LENNOX HEARTH PRODUCTS
ORANGE, CA

 
 LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM
Sensor Switch’s nLight lighting control system incorporates occupancy-, daylight-, and time-based control and manual control to deliver maximum energy savings and occupant convenience without compromise. Product’s architecture consists of a network of intelligent lighting control devices and provides for system level control while still enabling zones of nLight devices to self-commission and function independently, eliminating the need for centrally hardwired equipment.
SENSOR SWITCH INC.
WALLINGFORD, CT
MODULAR SIGN SYSTEM
APCO’s Arcadia is a modular sign system with a uniquely designed curved frame that is made of 100 percent recyclable aluminum. All components are made within the United States, contributing to less transportation energy and pollution. Product accommodates recycled or recyclable laser-printed paper displays. Display lenses are GreenGuard certified. System offers Braille/tactile plaques with 40 percent recycled content.
APCO GRAPHICS
ATLANTA, GA

SUSTAINABLE BUILDING PANELS
Trespa’s Meteon® panels are high-quality, composite building panels for exterior rain screen cladding, decorative facades, fascias, storefronts, balconies, and more. Panels are durable, colorfast, easy to clean, and easy on the environment, particularly in the recycling of raw materials and recovering energy. Approximately 70 percent of materials used in the manufacturing process is derived from sustainable resources. Panels can also be easily removed and recycled.
TRESPA NORTH AMERICA LTD.
POWAY, CA
BE FLEXIBLE
Flex’s metal roof retrofit system converts a deteriorated, leaking metal roof into an energy-saving cool roof that can save expense. Product can reduce air-conditioning costs up to 35 percent or more. In extreme conditions the temperature of a metal roof surface can reach 180 degrees F, while a Flex white reflective cool roof system remains at about 100 degrees F. System qualifies for LEED® credits. It includes two layers of insulation and a reflective white single ply of TPO, or Flex Elvaloy® single ply.
FLEX ROOFING SYSTEMS
LEESPORT, PA
 

DIVINE DESIGN
Pella® Designer Series® aluminum-clad wood windows and doors contain more than 20 percent preconsumer recycled content. The wood components are treated with EnduraGuard, an immersion method that creates a protective barrier on exterior wood surfaces to offer long-term protection from moisture, stains, and decay. Series also includes blinds and shades located between the panes of glass, where they are protected from dust and damage, reducing life-cycle costs associated with the maintenance and replacement of room side blinds and shades.
PELLA CORP.
PELLA, IA
FIRE PANEL
Metl-Span’s Thermalsafe® Panel is a new development in fire-resistive wall construction technology. Metal facings bonded to a mineral wool core create composite panels that achieve up to 3-hour fire-resistive ratings under demanding conditions. The unique LockGuard® interlocking side joint further enhances the fire-resistive performance. Company’s panels install in one step with one crew.
METL-SPAN
LEWISVILLE, TX

 BE ARTSY
ModularArts® mineral composite panels use a combination of raised and inset forms to create innovative 3-D surfaces. Designs repeat for continuous sculptural walls or ceilings of any size. Interlocking-Rock™ feature ensures precise edge alignment and panel-to-panel continuity with contoured designs. Cast of mineral, products are durable, safe, and healthy and contain no plastics, VOCs, or urea-formaldehyde. Panels are non-combustible, lightweight, and easily trimmed on-site and have a rock-hard, paintable surface.
MODULARARTS INC.
SEATTLE, WA
MOUNT IT
Geberit’s concealed tank and carrier system provides a new dimension by mounting the toilet on the wall. The functional components are concealed behind the wall while retaining reliability, performance, and easy maintenance features. The flush panel incorporates an advanced water-saving option provided through dual-flush technology.
GEBERIT GROUP
DES PLAINES, IL
 

LAMINATED GLASS
Southwall’s XIR laminated products encapsulate XIR heat-rejecting film between two layers of PVB and glass. The finished product has a unique, low-reflectance appearance, allowing greater than 70 percent visible light transmittance while reflecting approximately 50 percent of ambient infrared heat. Glazed monolithically or combined into sealed insulating glass units, XIR film can be laminated with annealed, heat-strengthened, or tempered clear glass or combined with tinted PVB and tinted glass to meet the requirements of commercial new construction and renovation projects.
SOUTHWALL TECHNOLOGIES INC.
PALO ALTO, CA
FLOOR BOX
FSR’s FLH-20 high load capacity floor box combines rugged construction and elegant design. Product is ideal for high traffic areas where heavy equipment is used. Covers are designed to withstand 20,000 pounds and are available for use in concrete, carpet, or tiled floors. Two cable exit doors incorporate company’s exclusive three-position cam locks, which allow one-click operation to open the cable door or remove the cover. Internal brackets included in the box are adjustable to provide a variety of installation possibilities based around standard electrical gang plates. 
FSR INC.
WEST PATERSON, NJ

 LED FAMILY
Lightolier’s ColorWash LED family is available in recessed, track, and surface-mount configurations. These wall wash luminaires generate high-quality white light to blend into the functional space and can also create a dramatic environment through bold, dynamic color-changing capabilities. Products incorporate TrueTone RGBA technology that continuously monitors and adjusts to ensure consistent color output with no shift over time.
LIGHTOLIER
FALL RIVER, MA
 


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Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

Yaskawa drives offer quality performance for air handlers and cooling towers on the roof to secondary chilled water pumps in the basement

Bluebeam® Revu® simplifies digital facilities document management from design review to leveraging as-builts, maintenance manuals and O&Ms submittals.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.


Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

Yaskawa drives offer quality performance for air handlers and cooling towers on the roof to secondary chilled water pumps in the basement

Bluebeam® Revu® simplifies digital facilities document management from design review to leveraging as-builts, maintenance manuals and O&Ms submittals.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.


 
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