2015 Product Innovations

08/01/2015 |

Creative solutions for interiors that enhance building performance

As real estate becomes more valuable, smart facility managers are actively pushing their interiors to work harder. They know that supporting occupants with the right furniture, lighting, acoustics, and power access improves the bottom line.

Awarded during NeoCon 2015, an interior design show, Product Innovations is a collection of offerings selected by our editorial team that will help you transform your workplace. We grilled companies on performance, sustainability, and maintenance to ensure these products will stand up to real-world demands.

This year’s Grand Prize and Merit Award winners cover a range of diverse solutions, including power and storage options for mobile devices, sit-to-stand furnishings, flooring that laughs in the face of dirt, and dynamic motion seating.

BUILDINGS FAVORITE

The BUILDINGS Favorite is awarded to a single product that has earned our personal seal of approval. The UCX Pro, an undercabinet LED with tunable color that dims, made our editorial team stop and say “Wow, I want one of those!” We can only think of all the office workers (ourselves included!) who avoid turning on their harsh fluorescents because of the glare. This task light is a smart way to allow occupants to optimize their space.

The UCX Pro is an undercabinet LED light that features a built-in touchstrip with tunable color from warm to cool white. This allows users to customize light levels to their work preferences. Multiple daisy-chained units stay synchronized in color thanks to the built-in intelligent controller. An optional occupancy sensor and adjustable timer module ensure the unit shuts off automatically when not in use. A Wi-Fi app can also remotely control the UCX Pro’s color, brightness, and on/off scheduling. UCX PRO by KONCEPT TECHNOLOGIES. Circle 231. www.koncept.com

 

Click on the following categories to see the rest of this year's winning products!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Interested in having your product become a winner in 2016? Email Senior Editor Jennie Morton to receive a submission reminder and visit http://www.buildings.com/product-innovations-awards.aspx to learn more about the program.

Connectrac® wireways are the new standard for bringing power & communications cable management to all interior applications. Free yourself from core drilling!

Surpass State Energy Requirements with Dual-Cooling Data Center CRAC Technology

See how professionals like you are taking advantage of the highest performing precision cooling system for their computer rooms and data centers, and why Data Aire is fast-becoming the number one choice for facility managers and building owners looking to decrease their energy consumption. 

Data Aire understands how digital technology and data gravity is rapidly impacting and transforming businesses. That’s why they developed ultra-efficient cooling technology to support the most modern (and not-so-modern) data centers.  Learn how One Wilshire in Los Angeles, one of the most advanced carrier hotels today, is surpassing California's strict energy efficiency requirements with Data Aire’s purpose-built system, which provide full-economization for 260 days – almost 72% of the year. That’s a measurable savings! Furthermore, the projected PUE on an annual basis for a full load is at or below 1.2.

Connectrac® wireways are the new standard for bringing power & communications cable management to all interior applications. Free yourself from core drilling!

Surpass State Energy Requirements with Dual-Cooling Data Center CRAC Technology

See how professionals like you are taking advantage of the highest performing precision cooling system for their computer rooms and data centers, and why Data Aire is fast-becoming the number one choice for facility managers and building owners looking to decrease their energy consumption. 

Data Aire understands how digital technology and data gravity is rapidly impacting and transforming businesses. That’s why they developed ultra-efficient cooling technology to support the most modern (and not-so-modern) data centers.  Learn how One Wilshire in Los Angeles, one of the most advanced carrier hotels today, is surpassing California's strict energy efficiency requirements with Data Aire’s purpose-built system, which provide full-economization for 260 days – almost 72% of the year. That’s a measurable savings! Furthermore, the projected PUE on an annual basis for a full load is at or below 1.2.


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