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Tools of the Trade

July 24, 2009
Find solutions, services, and products to maximize your buildings' performance. This month's section starts with a focus on products exhibited at The Every Building Show, and Exteriors.
Products Exhibited at The Every Building Show

Sarnafil Décor Roof Systems by Sika Sarnafil are ideal for projects that call for the appearance of a metal roof yet require the maximum watertight performance of a hot-air welded thermoplastic membrane. The system allows design flexibility and durable performance with minimal maintenance, and it’s available in EnergySmart Roof® colors that meet ENERGY STAR®, Title 24, and LEED requirements for solar reflectance and emissivity ratings.
Sarnafil Décor Roof Systems by Sika Sarnafil.

www.sikacorp.com • (800) 451-2504

Georgia-Pacific Professional’s enMotion High Capacity EPA-Compliant Roll Towels provide a high-quality, affordable washroom solution that’s thick and soft to the touch. The towels are available in white or brown, contain 40-percent post-consumer fiber, and are EcoLogo™ certified. The 800-foot roll provides up to 800 hand dries and makes a great pair with the enMotion touchless towel dispenser.
enMotion High Capacity EPA-Compliant Roll Towels by Georgia-Pacific Professional.

www.gppro.com • (866) HELLO-GP

OptimumHVAC is Optimum Energy’s ultra-high-performance HVAC optimization software application, which is guaranteed to reduce energy consumption and operating costs with no impact on occupant comfort. OptimumHVAC is delivered in a multi-protocol appliance that’s compatible with all building-automation systems. It tracks building performance remotely, and it measures and verifies equipment operations and savings on a real-time and historical basis.
OptimumHVAC by Optimum Energy.

www.optimumenergyhvac.com • (206) 701-7337
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The Schindler 330A® hydraulic elevator for low-rise buildings features an eco-friendly, holeless design that eliminates jack hole and potential oil leakage in the ground. The elevator has two to six stops, speeds of up to 150 fpm, and is available in single- or dual-jack applications. Ideal for passenger or hospital/service use, it has a capacity of 2,100 to 5,000 pounds, and is equipped with Schindler Remote Monitoring™.
Schindler 330A hydraulic elevator for low-rise buildings by Schindler.

www.us.schindler.com • (800) 847-5876

Kynar Aquatec™ is an innovative platform of emulsions used to make weatherable, water-based coatings. These coatings provide the same durability and performance of traditional Kynar 500®-based coatings, and they can be applied to a variety of substrates, including wood, metal, concrete, and more. Kynar Aquatec-based coatings feature resistance to dirt pick-up, superior water repellency, and high initial and long-term total solar reflectance and emissivity.
Kynar Aquatec-based topcoat by Arkema Inc.

www.arkema-inc.com • (800) KYNAR-500

HI-SCAN systems by Smiths Detection Inc. eliminate time-consuming manual screening and ensure the integrity of material being delivered using X-ray inspection. The systems feature superior image quality and reliable operation with a user interface designed with the operator in mind. Advanced Technology (AT) X-ray systems feature multiple views of scanned objects for better image interpretation and advanced algorithms for automatic threat detection.
HI-SCAN systems by Smiths Detection Inc.

www.smithsdetection.com • (973) 830-2100
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CertainTeed’s WeatherBoards™ FiberCement Siding combines 30-percent recycled fly ash, Portland cement, wood fiber, and special additives for an enhanced green formula. It features the most authentic wood grain in the industry and comes in a variety of textures, profiles, and colors. WeatherBoards is noncombustible, has a Class-A fire rating, and is impervious to the effects of wood-boring insects, salt spray, UV rays, and rot.
WeatherBoards FiberCement Siding by CertainTeed.

www.certainteed.com • (800) 233-8990

Sto BTS® Xtra by Sto Corp. is used as a lightweight adhesive, base coat, and leveler in StoTherm® insulated wall claddings. The one-component, polymer-modified, cement-based dry powder material is easy to install, resists cracking, and increases durability and freeze/thaw resistance. It’s ready to use, trowels easily, and can be applied to 1/8-inch thickness in one application with standard reinforcing mesh and up to 0.25 inches prior to installation of reinforced base coat.
Sto BTS Xtra by Sto Corp.

www.stocorp.com • (800) 221-2397

EcoShield Deck Tiles by Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies (AERT) snap together for simple, secure installation. The tiles enhance exterior surfaces and outdoor spaces, and are made of recycled wood fibers encapsulated in recycled polyethylene plastic. They contain 30-percent post-consumer recycled content and 60-percent pre-consumer recycled content, and they reduce rot, decay, moisture, and insects. EcoShield Deck Tiles are available in two sizes and three colors.
EcoShield Deck Tiles by AERT.

www.moistureshield.com • (866) 729-2378
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The new manufactured stone veneer profile from StoneCraft Industries™, DutchCraft Foundation, delivers a look of strength and integrity. The natural-looking stones are 8 inches tall and come in widths of 18, 24, and 30 inches. Details on the stone signify the look of fine masonry and are carried all the way through the top and bottom edges. DutchCraft features a palette of earth tones and is a fine complement to fiber cement, stucco, vinyl shakes and shingles, and wood.
DutchCraft Foundation by StoneCraft Industries.

www.stonecraft.com • (888) 580-6448

Lightweight metal panels with the architectural appearance of concrete, Kingspan API Granitstone® panels are an affordable, energy-efficient cladding option. The high-strength, factory-finished panels are insulated with the highest insulating value per inch of all exterior building materials, require minimal maintenance, and reduce operating costs. Aesthetically pleasing and weather resistant, Granitstone Panels are available in Granitstone and Granitstone Quartz finishes.
Kingspan API Granitstone Panels by Kingspan Insulated Panels Inc.

www.kingspanpanels.com • (818) 832-8250

EcoClad™ sustainable exterior cladding by KlipTech™ can contribute to seven LEED credits. The revolutionary product is made of a 50-50 blend of FSC-certified post-consumer recycled paper and wood fiber, and bamboo fiber, and is bound together with a 100-percent water-based copolymer resin. EcoClad is VOC and benzene free, offers a versatile texture, and comes in 10 stock wood grains and five stock matte colors.
EcoClad by KlipTech.

www.kliptech.com • (253) 507-4622
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Life Safety

The newly enhanced NICE Inform multimedia incident information management solution now offers incident reconstruction, including time-synched voice and video, supporting documentation, and instant call replay. With Inform Verify added to the NICE Inform suite, call-takers get instant access to recordings at their consoles, helping them make informed, split-second decisions. NICE Inform also provides sophisticated tools for post-incident analysis.
NICE Inform multimedia incident information management solution by NICE Systems.

www.nice.com • (201) 964-2600

Hafele America Co.’s full extension concealed undermount slides include an integrated Soft & Silent mechanism that allows for a smooth and consistent close. Innovative and functional, these BHMA Grade 1-certified slides will work with a drawer side thickness of 12 mm to 16 mm, and have a load capacity of 75 pounds/pair. A rear face frame mounting bracket is available, and quick-mount disconnect levers allow for a 2.5 mm height adjustment.
Concealed undermount slides by Hafele America Co.

www.hafele.com/us • (336) 434-2322

ATI-Advanced Thermal Insulation™ is an innovative, flexible mat insulation comprised of long E glass fibers oriented in a uniform manner. This noncombustible, high-density insulation provides superior thermal insulation and sound absorption, and it won’t lose its R-value when the temperature drops. It’s easy to install and realizes the best payback value of any insulation available on the market.
ATI-Advanced Thermal Insulation by AMCRG from TrimenECO LLC.

www.TrimenECO.com • (248) 535-9576
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Techstyle® E acoustical ceiling panels have an improved environmental index and simplified mounting system. Easy to install and featuring superior aesthetic and noise-reduction features, the panels have an NRC of 0.85 and a sound absorption average of 0.86. Techstyle E ceiling panels are also 48-percent less burnable, are soil resistant and easy to clean, and feature a daylighting LR of 81.
Techstyle E acoustical ceiling panels by Hunter Douglas Contract.

www.hunterdouglascontract.com • (800) 727-8953
Cleaning Supplies

With cleaning speeds of up to 5,500 square feet per hour, the Multiwash 14 mops, scrubs, cleans, and dries virtually all hard-surface floors in just one pass. It can be used on wood, PVC, rubber, linoleum, grouted tile, and stone floors. Drying floors within minutes, the Multiwash 14 is perfect for 24/7 facilities, and it can also be used to clean nonwoven short-pile carpets and carpet tiles.
Multiwash 14 machine by Powr-Flite.

www.powrflite.com • (800) 880-2913

Safety Technology Intl. Inc.’s Wireless Battery Driveway Monitor detects when a vehicle enters or leaves a protected driveway. Using a magnetometer sensor system, the monitor causes the receiver to chime and flash upon vehicle detection. It may be placed as far as 1,000 feet away from the receiver, is easy to install, and may work with up to four additional driveway sensors.
Wireless Battery Driveway Monitor by Safety Technology Intl. Inc.

www.sti-usa.com • (248) 673-9898
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With a stylish mesh back; arms that adjust for height and width; a seat that raises, lowers, and glides outward; and SCS Indoor Gold Certification, Scout by Allsteel is ergonomic and environmentally friendly. The chair has an intuitive synchro-tilt mechanism with tilt lock, making it easy to adjust, and is warrantied to accommodate up to 300 pounds for use in a 24/7 office setting.
Scout by Allsteel.

www.allsteeloffice.com • (888) ALLSTEEL

Henry Co.’s Elasto-Seal® CM100 is a one-component waterproofing compound that’s as easy to apply as a one- or two-ply system, has no offensive solvent odors and very low VOCs, and is nonflammable. It’s easy to spread and can be applied to horizontal and vertical surfaces. Elasto-Seal CM100 cures in 3 hours, bonds to green concrete, and can be applied in multiple layers.
Elasto-Seal CM100 by Henry Co.

www.henry.com • (800) 598-7663

Distinctive Ikat™ and Vivid Ombre™ solution-dyed carpet styles are available in broadloom and 18- and 36-inch carpet tiles. Both styles are manufactured with Antron® Lumena 6,6 nylon for superior stain resistance and cleanability, and maintain colorfastness and antistatic protection consistent with Bentley Prince Street’s warranty. These products are installed with High PerformancePC™ backing, which contains a minimum of 10-percent post-consumer recycled content.
Distinctive Ikat and Vivid Ombre by Bentley Prince Street.

www.bentleyprincestreet.com • (800) 423-4709
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Duro-Last® Roofing Inc.’s Rock-Ply roofing system is a great alternative to rock or stone ballast roofing. The Rock-Ply membrane provides the watertight performance and long-term durability of a thermoplastic, single-ply roofing system with the ballast look. The ballast pattern is printed on the membrane and is covered with a special polymer coating to protect from marring, fading, and dirt accumulation.
Rock-Ply roofing system by Duro-Last Roofing Inc.

www.duro-last.com • (800) 248-0280

ArrowLink is the new Arrow Hart® brand modular wiring device from Cooper Wiring Devices. The comprehensive device installation solution features modular connections that increase trim-out speed by more than 2:1. The connector leads are prepped, stripped, and ready to wire, and the risk of mis-wiring is eliminated with clearly marked, consistent pre-wired configurations. ArrowLink also features a one-piece, impact-resistant connector and a polybag connector cover.
ArrowLink modular devices by Cooper Wiring Devices.

www.cooperwiringdevices.com • (770) 631-2100

All eight vinyl product lines by Crystal Window & Door Systems now feature soft-coat low-E glass and argon gas filling. This means that all of Crystal’s basic window models achieve or exceed ENERGY STAR® thermal performance levels in all national climate zones. The windows also have options for triple glazing, foam-filled frames, krypton/argon blends, and the Performa TC special three-surface low-E glass coating system.
Vinyl windows by Crystal Window & Door Systems.

www.crystalwindows.com • (718) 961-7300
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American Ballast’s NEMA-approved, high-efficiency, multi-voltage ballasts are designed for retrofit and new construction. They operate one, two, three, or four T8 lamps and feature parallel lamp operation so that the lamps continue to function normally in the event of a single lamp failure. The ballasts have a lumen output of 0.87, a power factor of 98 percent, and a THD of 10 percent.
NEMA-approved high-efficiency ballasts by American Ballast.

www.americanballast.com • (888) 313-8188
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