11/01/2009

Tools of the Trade

Find solutions, services, and products to maximize your buildings’ performance.

 
Artwork
Custom wallpaper murals on canvas by Murals Your Way

Murals Your Way now offers a canvas option. Previously, the custom murals were only available in commercial-grade vinyl. Murals Your Way features a database of more than 5,000 mural images, or reproductions of personal photos or original artwork at 12 square feet or larger. The canvas texture gives the murals the look and feel of a gallery image, and the murals will last up to 20 years without fading, yellowing, or decay.
Custom wallpaper murals on canvas by Murals Your Way.

www.muralsyourway.com • (888) 235-1318

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Communications
Clear-Com Concert Version 2.0 by Clear-Com Communication Systems

The Clear-Com® Concert Version 2.0 uses groundbreaking IP-based technology to deliver crystal-clear sound communications over a standard LAN, WAN, or Internet network between local and remote users. Concert V2.0 includes a highly customizable software panel, and retains the same functionalities of earlier versions of Concert, including enhanced audio features and an intuitive interface.
Clear-Com Concert Version 2.0 by Clear-Com Communication Systems.

www.clearcom.com • (510) 337-6600

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Building Controls
FlexStat by KMC Controls

Designed for small building automation and unitary equipment control, or as part of a larger BACnet system, FlexStat is an integrated controller and sensor that offers remarkable flexibility. It includes built-in applications for standard HVAC challenges, such as control of heat pump units, fan coil units, rooftop units, and air-handling units, and features humidity and occupancy sensing options.
FlexStat by KMC Controls.

www.kmccontrols.com • (877) 444-5622

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Exteriors
Tru-Brix Real Brick Siding System by Redland Siding Systems LLC

Tru-Brix® Real Brick Siding System is a unique thin-brick cladding system designed for installing lightweight brick onto existing or new structures. Designed to replace vinyl, aluminum, or wood siding, Tru-Brix can be installed over most surfaces. Brick tiles are made the same way genuine clay brick is made and are available in a variety of colors and shapes.
Tru-Brix Real Brick Siding System by Redland Siding Systems LLC.

www.tru-brix.com • (301) 223-7700

Meteon panels by Trespa North America Ltd.

Trespa Meteon architectural panels combine the aesthetics of unlimited design possibilities with sustainable performance. Based on thermosetting resins, they’re homogenously reinforced with up to 70-percent wood-based fibers. The panels have an integrated decorative surface, are extremely weather resistant and exceptionally durable, and are easy to clean. They’re available in a variety of colors, finishes, sizes, and thicknesses.
Meteon panels by Trespa North America Ltd.

www.trespa.com/na • (800) 487-3772

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Furniture Accessories
Stella by Details

The Stella keyboard support mechanism by Details has been redesigned and has achieved Cradle-to-Cradle Silver Certification from MBDC. With an adjustment range of 3.5 inches above the track and 5 inches below, the redesigned Stella maximizes knee clearance, eliminates any flex, and retains the knob-free adjustability in addition to making it slimmer, sturdier, and sustainable.
Stella by Details.

www.details-worktools.com • (800) 833-0411

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Glazing
Neutral 70 low-E glass by Guardian Industries Corp

Guardian’s Neutral 70 is an easy-to-process, fabricator-friendly, low-E glass that delivers superior energy performance when compared to pyrolytics. Durable and high performing, the glass offers U-value ratings as low as 0.33 and solar heat gain coefficient ratings as low as 0.40, and it has excellent color neutrality, giving it superior clarity, lower haze, and lower reflectivity.
Neutral 70 low-E glass by Guardian Industries Corp.

www.guardian.com • (248) 340-1800

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HVAC
7893 MicroTool Refrigerant Sniffer

The 7893 MicroTool Refrigerant Sniffer by E Instruments Group is portable and can pinpoint small leaks of any refrigerant gases from piping or appliances. The easy-to-use tool has a 16-inch fully flexible probe for hard-to-reach places; detects CFC, HFC, HCFC, Puron 412a, and others; and includes a built-in flashlight.
7893 MicroTool Refrigerant Sniffer by E Instruments Group.

www.einstrumentsgroup.com • (215) 750-1212

Air Sponge total space dehumidifier by Williams Comfort Products

The Air Sponge is the latest total space dehumidifier by Williams Comfort Products. Designed to work with a central cooling system or as a standalone unit to maintain the optimum humidity level throughout light commercial spaces, the Air Sponge dehumidifier can remove up to 130 pints of water per day to increase comfort, save energy, protect furnishings, and guard against mold and contaminants.
Air Sponge total space dehumidifier by Williams Comfort Products.

www.wfc-fc.com • (909) 825-0993

Model SP direct drive ceiling exhaust fan by Greenheck

Greenheck’s Model SP direct drive ceiling exhaust fan is designed for clean-air applications where low sound levels are required. The fan features many options and accessories, including lights, motion detectors, ceiling radiation dampers, and speed controls. They may be easily converted from horizontal to a vertical discharge, they have capacities from 25 to 1,600 cfm, and they’re AMCA Licensed for Sound and Air Performance.
Model SP direct drive ceiling exhaust fan by Greenheck.

www.greenheck.com • (715) 359-6171

CITY MULTI systems by Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division

Mitsubishi Electric HVAC’s CITY MULTI systems consist of 6-, 8-, and 10-ton outdoor unit modules that can be combined to form an outdoor unit system of up to 30 tons that can connect to as many as 50 indoor units. The units are lightweight and easy to transport, provide easy installation and maintenance, and provide opportunities to attain LEED points.
CITY MULTI systems by Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division.

www.mehvac.com • (800) 687-1968

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Insulation
Nanoporous aerogel insulation materials for solar panels by PACOR Inc.

PACOR Inc. has partnered with Aspen Aerogels Inc. to distribute and fabricate insulation materials made from nanoporous aerogels, which can service temperatures from -460 degrees F. to 1,200 degrees F. and are ideal for use in solar panels. Aerogels are lighter weight than other insulation materials and have outstanding resistance to moisture. An extremely thin profile provides more usable area for the same footprint.
Nanoporous aerogel insulation materials for solar panels by PACOR Inc.

www.pacorinc.com • (856) 303-8802

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Lighting
B180 solid brass pathlights by Orbit/Evergreen

The versatile B180 solid brass pathlights by Orbit/Evergreen coordinate fixture styling with landscape or architectural design. The low-voltage fixture has six different shade designs and is offered in three different finishes. Shades vary in width from 5.5 inches to 8.5 inches and attach with a screw-top finial. The fixture is 23 inches high and includes a JC bi-pin 20-watt lamp, GS-10 super spike, and CO-3 connector.
B180 solid brass pathlights by Orbit/Evergreen.

www.orbitelectric.com • (800) 90-ORBIT

IceLight High Power LED Desk Lamp by Koncept Technologies Inc.

The IceLight High Power LED Desk Lamp from Koncept consumes just 9 watts while putting out 150 footcandles of light from 15 inches above the table. A built-in dimmer allows the brightness to be adjusted as needed, and the new LEDs are recessed in a reflector cone to direct the light and minimize glare. The IceLight High Power is available in warm white LEDs or daylight (cool) LEDs.
IceLight High Power LED Desk Lamp by Koncept Technologies Inc.

www.konceptech.com • (323) 261-8999

Morph Fluorescent Exterior Area Lights from Columbia Lighting

Columbia’s Morph Fluorescent Exterior Area Lights use T5HO technology to offer a potential 52-percent energy savings over traditional 400-watt HID sources. Further advantages that the Morph lights have over traditional HID include instant on and re-strike, improved color rendering, longer lamp life, and more economic controls compatibility. Plus, the lights are easy to install on existing poles and require no extra wire for the optional occupancy sensor.
Morph Fluorescent Exterior Area Lights from Columbia Lighting.

www.columbialighting.com • (864) 678-1000

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Paint
Natura by Benjamin Moore

Natura is Benjamin Moore’s zero-VOC premium performance interior paint that is available in thousands of hues and a variety of sheens. The paint uses Benjamin Moore’s patented waterborne colorant system, so the VOC level is unaffected by the addition of colorant, and it promises easy application, excellent hide, and outstanding durability. Natura is fast drying, odorless, and washable.
Natura by Benjamin Moore.

www.benjaminmoore.com • (800) 316-7290

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Power
Spectro360 solar PV system by Carlisle Energy Services

The Spectro360 is the new solar PV system by Carlisle Energy Services. It adds a third dimension to rooftop PV systems with its cylindrical solar tubes and Carlisle’s ENERGY STAR-qualified roofing membranes. The system improves output and reliability with a lower operating temperature, and has lightweight, horizontally mounted panels that allow for more coverage of the available roof.
Spectro360 solar PV system by Carlisle Energy Services.

www.carlisle-syntec.com • (800) 4-SYNTEC

RTS Series Transfer Switches by Russelectric

The new RTS Series Transfer Switches by Russelectric are UL labeled and listed for 30-cycle closing. With a withstand capacity to allow downstream devices to clear a fault before upstream devices, these switches simplify selective coordination of overcurrent/short circuit devices in emergency and back-up power systems. RTS Series switches are available in single- and dual-motor versions in ratings from 100 to 4,000 amps for either open- or closed-transition switching.
RTS Series Transfer Switches by Russelectric.

www.russelectric.com • (781) 749-6000

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Roofing
Cedar Shake Roofing

InSpire Roofing Products’ new composite Cedar Shake Roofing offers a low-maintenance alternative to cedar roofing that’s resistant to rotting, warping, cracking, and bowing. Cedar Shake Roofing’s genuine appearance is created using molds cast from hand-split cedar. And it’s beautiful, practical, and durable, and it has a Class-A fire rating, Class-4 hail rating, and 110 mph wind uplift rating.
Cedar Shake Roofing by InSpire Roofing Products from The Tapco Group.

www.inspireroofing.com • (800) 971-4148

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Safety
Waterwall System by CINTEC America Inc.

Ideal for security management in bank or business lobbies, offices, and public and private areas, the Waterwall System by CINTEC America Inc. is a series of water-inflated, rapidly deployable, blast-suppression devices designed to isolate or shield suspicious objects to protect people and infrastructure. Specific dimensions and choice of internally reinforced fabric are customizable, and the compact design allows for easy storage.
Waterwall System by CINTEC America Inc.

www.cintec.com • (800) 363-6066

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Seating
VESTA chair series by 9 to 5 Seating

The VESTA chair series by 9 to 5 Seating offers comfortable, adjustable executive and task seating at moderate prices. Among several adjustable features, users can adjust the seat height and choose from five positions of back recline, and the seat depth and forward pitch are adjustable to user preferences. VESTA is available in several colors, and is made with water-based adhesives, non-toxic paints, and recyclable parts.
VESTA chair series by 9 to 5 Seating.

www.9to5seating.com • (800) 872-9787

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Security

The Symmetry Security Management System by AMAG Technology now integrates with a wide variety of IP network cameras from Bosch Security Systems, Panasonic, and Sony, giving users enhanced system flexibility. The system now supports PIV card formats, and it seamlessly integrates key security functions, including access control, video, alarm management, and visitor monitoring, to protect a facility’s staff, premises, and assets.
Symmetry Security Management System by AMAG Technology.

www.amag.com • (800) 889-9138

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Software
SyncWare by The Blue Book

SyncWare eliminates the risk that comes with having multiple copies of your project documents by allowing you to communicate and share plan documents with your project team using a safe, secure, online plan room. The software sits on your desktop, runs automatically, and enables you to easily update your plan room and send notification of changes to your project team.
SyncWare by The Blue Book.

www.thebluebook.com/sync • (800) 431-2584 x3618

Stonework design software plug-in by New World Stoneworks

The new stonework design software plug-in by New World Stoneworks enables you to design and render the exact stone pattern for a project. The completed design file is exported to New World Stoneworks, where natural stones are shaped with water to the architect’s exact approved rendering. The software module installs to run within your CAD program and uses an intuitive drop-down menu.
Stonework design software plug-in by New World Stoneworks.

www.newworldstoneworks.com • (508) 278-7060

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Surfacing
Designer Textured Metals by McNichols Co.

Designer Textured Metals from McNichols Co. offer aesthetic appeal, durability, and long-term cost savings. Perfect for exterior cladding, indoor wall panels, or other indoor applications, they provide low-maintenance, low-friction surfaces with heat-insulating and heat-dissipating properties. The lightweight, corrosion-resistant, hygienic, and environmentally friendly metals are available in colored stainless steel and patterned, bead blasted, polished, and other custom art finishes.
Designer Textured Metals by McNichols Co.

www.mcnichols.com • (866) 754-5144

R-Cast Mirage and R-Cast Textures by Reynolds Polymer Technology Inc.

R-Cast Mirage and R-Cast Textures are Reynolds Polymer Technology’s new architectural products. Stunning when illuminated, R-Cast Mirage uses proprietary resin-based materials to reproduce colors, images, or graphics flawlessly. Available in opaque and translucent colors, R-Cast Textures also extends design options with customized patterns sculpted into the resin panel. Both products are ideal for a variety of projects, including restaurants, hotels, nightclubs, and casinos.
R-Cast Mirage and R-Cast Textures by Reynolds Polymer Technology Inc.

www.reynoldspolymer.com • (970) 241-4700

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Surveillance
Site Sentry Remote Video Storage by Diebold Inc.

Diebold’s Site Sentry® Remote Video Storage offers new options for storing surveillance video. An ideal option for organizations that don’t have or want to create the infrastructure to store surveillance video, Site Sentry allows users to determine which videos and how much video to store for how long, and the image size and number of frames per second. The system also offers a migration path as new cameras and technologies are added.
Site Sentry Remote Video Storage by Diebold Inc.

www.diebold.com • (330) 490-4000

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Textiles
Optique Collection by Luna Textiles

The Optique Collection from Luna Textiles couples bold patterns and texture with elegant sensibility. Perfect for corporate and hospitality interiors, Optique includes three patterns – Enchant, Spellbound, and Delight – each available in a variety of colorways. Enchant and Spellbound feature shapes and playful lines that evoke mid-20th-century art and pop culture, and Delight is woven of 80-percent post-consumer recycled polyester, blending the tailored style of the mid-century with today’s need for sustainability.
Optique Collection by Luna Textiles.

www.lunatextiles.com • (415) 252-7125

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Tools & Equipment
E-Z Driver System by PAM Fastening

The PAM Fastening E-Z Driver System is an accessory that attaches to any drill/driver in seconds to firmly hold screws in position for insertion in difficult-to-reach areas or for fastening from an awkward position. A unique ball bearing system securely holds Phillips Square-Driv or PAMDrive recess screws, easily attaching them to any drill/driver, and making the E-Z Driver ideal for one-handed operation.
E-Z Driver System by PAM Fastening.

www.pamfast.com • (800) 699-2674

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Walls/Panels
Eckoustic Functional Panels (EFPs) by Eckel Industries Inc.

Eckoustic Functional Panels (EFPs) by Eckel Industries Inc. provide a simple, cost-effective method for reducing background noise and reverberation in indoor spaces without sacrificing the room’s appearance. EFPs are fire and graffiti resistant, can be used for walls and ceilings, and are available in virtually any color. Plus, they offer long-term durability with no degradation in acoustic performance, and require minimal upkeep.
Eckoustic Functional Panels (EFPs) by Eckel Industries Inc.

www.eckelusa.com • (617) 491-3221

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Washrooms
Tork Nickelite Intuition dispenser by SCA Tissue North America

SCA Tissue’s new Tork® Nickelite Intuition dispensing system features a nickel-coated ABS plastic shell that looks like stainless steel, will not dent or rust, is lightweight, is easy to clean and maintain, and is grounded to ensure static-free dispensing. The touchless electronic dispenser increases hygiene, uses only three batteries, and saves money with one-at-a-time dispensing and adjustable sheet size.
Tork Nickelite Intuition dispenser by SCA Tissue North America.

www.torkusa.com • (866) SCA-TORK

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Window Accessories
SheerWeave Style 5000 Contemporary Collection

Phifer’s SheerWeave Style 5000 Contemporary Collection uses the quality jacquard weave with the addition of shiny, translucent yarns, resulting in window-covering fabric with a clean, sleek, and shimmery look. The durable, easy-to-maintain fabrics reduce solar heat and glare through windows, and prevent the fading of interior furnishings while still allowing outdoor visibility, even when blinds are closed.
SheerWeave Style 5000 Contemporary Collection by Phifer Inc.

www.phifer.com • (205) 345-2120

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