12 Dec Better Building Products
Securitron EcoPower™ is a highly efficient power supply designed to work with low-power electrified locks. This small, aesthetic access control power supply reduces standby power consumption to only 8.5mW (0.0085W), a 99% decrease compared to current linear and switching power supplies. EcoPower can reduce total door power consumption from 10W or more to a phenomenal 0.21W, when used with a lock like one leveraging Ecoflex technology. The low power consumption means that the included EcoPower battery provides 24 or more hours of backup power. EcoPower is the most efficient, fully featured power supply available today.
H2i R2-Series VRF Zoning Systems
Mitsubishi Electric US Cooling & Heating Division (Mitsubishi Electric), has introduced the Hyper-Heating R2-Series of Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) zoning systems. It can operate at up to 100 percent of its rated heating capacity at temperatures down to zero degrees Fahrenheit – the highest performance heating capacity at the lowest temperature in its field. The H2i R2-Series joins the Hyper-Heating INVERTER (H2i®) family of products, the most complete family of cold climate heating products. The patented flash injection technology allows the H2i R2-Series to simultaneously cool and heat down to minus 4 degrees Fahrenheit.
Electrified Mortise Locks
Ecoflex™ technology, available in electrified mortise locks from ASSA ABLOY Group brands CORBIN RUSSWIN and SARGENT, represents a significant innovation in door opening technology. Ecoflex electrified mortise locks reduce energy consumption up to 96% compared to standard electrified mortise locks, as certified by GreenCircle. With this dramatic reduction in energy consumption, drawing less than 1/4 watt at 12V, EcoFlex offers more flexibility to consolidate power supplies and reduce operating costs. Ecoflex offers a flexible, reliable solution with a single ANSI/BHMA Grade 1 mortise lock that can be used for 12V – 24V applications and can be easily field-configured for fail-safe or fail-secure operation.
Trio-ETM Energy Efficient Steel Stiffened Door
Trio-E is a door opening system that delivers superior insulated values and strength plus, provides aesthetic qualities desired in today’s commercial building applications. The “E” is for energy efficiency and Trio-E has the lowest U-Factor (0.29) for a steel stiffened door in the market today. The Trio-E will provide years of strength and sustainable energy savings for any building. Trio-E is strong- with a steel stiffened core for durability, beautiful- with no visible weld marks on door face sheets, and sustainable- using injected polyurethane foam for superior insulation. Offered by ASSA ABLOY Group brands CECO Door, CURRIES, Fleming, and Pemko.
Heat energy only flows from a warmer place to a cooler place. The amount of heat flow depends on the temperature difference and the conductivity of the heat flow path. Traditionally, we limit heat flow by adding more “R” Value, usually in the form of fiberglass, cellulose or foam, between the temperature differences. The Infinite R™ approach is totally different. It controls the temperature differential across the «R»-value. When temperature differences are kept low, then the heat flow across any «R»-value is also kept low. If the temperature difference, sometimes referred to as Delta T, equaled zero then zero heat flow would occur. Using the Infinite R™ approach, zero heat flow conditions have been witnessed even when large temperature differences exist.
Multi V Mini
The Multi V Mini is a Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) heat pump system that is available in capacities of 3, 4 and 4.4 tons. Through VRF, users can effectively heat or cool only the areas or rooms to the desired temperature. The Multi V Mini is available in both single and three phase systems and is compatible with a wide range of LG ducted and non-ducted indoor units. The system is easy to install with attractive, lightweight design features.
Moisture in a project is unavoidable, but now there’s a revolutionary way to manage it. CertainTeed’s SMARTBATT™ fiber glass Insulation with MoistureSense™ Technology features an integrated smart vapor retarder that changes its permeability with the ambient humidity conditions of a building. Unlike traditional kraft faced insulation that will not completely block moisture in the winter, nor open up enough for complete drying in the summer; SMARTBATT adapts its permeability based on humidity levels in the wall, blocking moisture or allowing it to escape, helping prevent mold and mildew in wall cavities.
Wood Certified to the SFI® Standard
Wood’s inherent sustainability as a natural and renewable resource makes it an excellent environmental choice for any new construction or renovation. But many of wood’s positive attributes depend in large part on whether the forest resource is renewed. The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) Standard offers a proof point that the forest has been managed for multiple environmental, social and economic values – today and tomorrow. Architects and builders are turning to products certified to the SFI Standard to meet green building requirements. Look and ask for wood certified to the SFI Standard for all your projects.
The Andersen 100 Series product line features environmentally responsible and third-party-certified construction, economical pricing, and energy-saving performance with a clean, low-maintenance aesthetic. Recycled content is an important component in the construction of 100 Series products. As it contains 18%–24% pre-consumer recycled glass and wood fiber content. In addition, 100 Series products meet the strictest indoor air emission criteria in the United States, namely the California Section 01350. 100 Series is made using the company’s patented Fibrex® material; a highly sustainable structural composite blending the best attributes of wood fiber and polymers—much of it reclaimed from Andersen’s manufacturing operations. It combines the strength and stability of wood with the low-maintenance features of vinyl. Independent testing has found that Fibrex material has a low thermal expansion and contraction rate, is resistant to rotting and termite damage, and retains its rigidity and stability in high temperatures.
Indoor Air Quality Gypsum Board
AirRenew Indoor Air Quality Gypsum Board is the only drywall that cleans indoor air by permanently removing formaldehyde. In addition to AirRenew Essential, we offer AirRenew M2Tech for added moisture and mold protection. For areas requiring abuse resistance as well as moisture and mold protection, AirRenew Extreme Abuse & AirRenew Extreme Impact are designed for areas prone to surface abrasion and indentation. Extreme Abuse is recommended for hallways, playrooms, garages, and utility rooms. Extreme Impact provides the highest level of protection and is suited for high traffic applications such as hospital corridors, gymnasiums, utility rooms, airport terminals and public buildings.
Centennial Woods, LLC produces aesthetic building products manufactured from reclaimed Wyoming snow fence wood. The Company has been in business for over 15 years. We maintain the 500+ miles of snow fence that protects Wyoming highways from blowing and drifting snow. The wood that is reclaimed from these snow fences is unique in that it is FSC Certified recycled and 100% reclaimed and repurposed. It is unusually weathered; incorporating vibrant, natural coloring; and naturally weather resistant. These features allow Centennial Woods products to be highly sought after in the “Green” building industry. As a result of these features, and of the extensive source of wood available to Centennial Woods, the company has become the premier provider of reclaimed wood for exterior/interior siding, walls, ceilings, floors and other creative applications to green builders in the United States and Internationally.