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Money-saving products help facilities professionals maintain their buildings while managing their budgets. This annual program is a way for our readers to find solutions that benefit their bottom line.
This year, the BUILDINGS staff has curated 65 products in a broad range of categories, including HVAC, lighting, building automation, energy management, restrooms, waste management, interiors, janitorial, envelope, roofing, life safety and security. Designed to make your job easier, these products represent the best of the best in saving money by using resources, labor and time more efficiently.
We’ve also recognized three products with the special distinction of Editors’ Choice. These top products clearly lay out how they save money for users. Read all about them below to see why we chose these three products for the Editors’ Choice recognition, and stay tuned to learn more about each one in a series of upcoming podcasts and special features.
3 Editors’ Choice Winners
Retrofit Kit using Indigo-Clean Technology | Kenall Lighting
The Retrofit Kit using Indigo-Clean Technology reduces energy and maintenance costs thanks to the high efficiency and long life of LED lighting.
But it also reduces absenteeism and lost productivity by killing germs.
The LED retrofit kit utilizes a new, state-of-the-art technology to kill bacteria such as Staph (including the MRSA variant) in critical environments—patient rooms, dayrooms, locker rooms, waiting rooms, schools, physical therapy spaces and more—by combining white LED light with 405nm Indigo light, providing on-demand environmental disinfection.
Clockworks | KGS Buildings
Energy Savings & Building Automation
Mechanical, electrical, automation, and all other building systems naturally decline over time in terms of both performance and efficiency.
Clockworks automated buildings analytics helps uncover hidden savings opportunities and identify the root cause of under-performing systems.
A Fortune 500 biotechnology company recently deployed Clockworks globally and achieved $1.4 million in realized energy savings.
A product from KGS Buildings, Clockworks brings automated fault detection and diagnostics (AFDD) to empower facilities teams in their drive to make their operations proactive, minimize energy use, and improve occupant comfort.
System 4500 Windows and Doors | REHAU
These windows and doors achieve industry-leading energy efficiency by combining a proprietary uPVC formulation, a wide range of glazing thickness capabilities and compression-seal technology. The system achieves thermal performance up to 45 percent more efficient than comparable thermally broken aluminum windows.
REHAU System 4500 windows and doors are a versatile solution for commercial construction projects, surpassing aluminum systems on many attributes. uPVC is recognized in the industry for its long service life. The material greatly reduces leakage potential and the need for costly sill pans/pan flashing systems.
(REHAU also has a product winner in the HVAC category.)
Although all winning company names were listed in the April issue of BUILDINGS magazine, only 22 were featured. All winners are included in the articles below. The products that were not chosen as winners this year were added to our product database, where you can find dozens of product solutions for any facility.
We thank everyone who participated in the Money-Saving Products program and look forward to what seeing what 2020 brings.
See the rest of the 2019 winners:
- Building Automation & Energy Management
- Envelope & Roofing
- Interiors & Lighting
- Janitorial & Restrooms
- Life Safety & Security