07/29/2015

Whether they’re motivated by concern for their own health or the environment (or both), many people are carrying reusable water bottles these days. You could refill your water bottle at a drinking fountain, but drinking fountains weren’t designed for this purpose. Elkay®, which has been manufacturing drinking fountains in the USA since the 1960s, introduced the ezH2O® bottle filling station in 2010 in response to consumer demand for drinking water and the growing concern regarding the environmental impact of bottled water. ezH2O also allows you to refill your bottle more quickly. ezH2O can fill a 16-ounce bottle in about five seconds; traditional fountains need at least 20 seconds.



07/08/2015

How do you design beautiful, modern, collaborative buildings and workspaces that are acoustically comfortable?  The most effective solution is to install a sound masking solution in the office space. Sound masking is the addition of an unobtrusive background sound into an environment that covers up excess noise in the environment.



07/01/2015

Morton Buildings is the national leader in the post-frame construction industry. Partnering with Architects and Engineers across the country, Morton designBUILD specializes in constructing and managing complex, low-rise structures, whether commercial, residential, municipal, or for nearly any other application. Post-frame construction offers distinct advantages over other construction methods.



07/01/2015

Facility managers can benefit from understanding how to choose portable air conditioning or “spot cooling” for a wide range of applications, both temporary and permanent.  Sunbelt Rentals Climate Control Services, which now offers North America’s largest fleet of mobile cooling and heating equipment, provides guidelines on selecting the right portable air conditioner.

 



06/01/2015

As the number of different types of variable refrigerant flow systems increases, this technology is able to serve more buildings — and deliver more benefits, including exceptional energy efficiency.



06/01/2015

SitOnIt® Seating has introduced Lumin™ and Rio™, two new multipurpose chair collections. Lumin is an elegant contemporary multipurpose chair designed for exceptional support and comfort. Rio is an affordably priced, compact, stylish and versatile weight-assisted flexback stacking chair with transitional styling and loads of colorful options.



06/01/2015

What’s the best way to power a fan array in a critical operation?  For those who may not know what a fan array is, a fan array is exactly what it sounds like - a series of smaller fans designed to carry the load once handled by a single larger fan.



06/01/2015

Connectrac® wireways are the best floor-based solution for bringing power, data and communications from the wall to all interior commercial applications. Connectrac offers the flexibility to meet the demands for new technology connectivity while maintaining the aesthetic and structural integrity of the building – all without the expense and inflexibility of core drilling, trenching or floor boxes. According to a recent RSMeans study, Connectrac saves facility directors and electrical engineers 50% or more compared to core drilling or trenching in both new construction and retrofits of older buildings.



05/01/2015

An American architectural jewel tapped Bradley Corporation to lead its latest washroom makeover. The Merchandise Mart is one of the world’s largest commercial buildings. Established in 1930, the landmark’s iconic art-deco design is one of the defining features of Chicago’s riverfront. It has a dedicated stop on the city’s elevated train system and welcomes more than 25,000 people through its doors on a daily basis. 



04/07/2015

Seeking the most eco-friendly building technologies and materials for their new corporate headquarters, this fertilizer company, with the help of its mechanical contractor and design engineer, discovered an ideal piping solution for its geothermal, chilled and condenser water and snowmelt systems.



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