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[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_separator type="transparent" position="center" up="30"][vc_single_image image="18627" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" img_size="full"][vc_separator type="transparent" position="center" up="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=".vc_custom_1424122673580{padding: 30px !important;}" row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" padding_top="50" padding_bottom="50"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="21507" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Exit Motion Sensor The XMS Passive Infrared Request to Exit Device is a motion detector specifically designed to reliably release magnetic locks. A person approaching the door is “seen” by the motion detector just before reaching the door. Securitron recommends that an emergency exit button be used in conjunction with the XMS to meet applicable building codes and specific life safety issues. Securitron www.securitron.com [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=".vc_custom_1424122673580{padding: 30px !important;}" row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" padding_top="50" padding_bottom="50"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="21512" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] 1600 PowerShade™ Sun Shade System Kawneer’s Photovoltaic (PV) cells in the 1600 PowerShade™ Sun Shade System convert light energy from the sun into electricity, which can be fed into the building’s system. It is designed to effectively reduce solar heat gain with its exclusive dual-position pivot system, which provides optimal angle and extension for shading a façade at almost any geographic location. Kawneer www.kawneer.com [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=".vc_custom_1424122673580{padding: 30px !important;}" row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" padding_top="50" padding_bottom="50"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="21522" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Essence Essence is both an essential money-saving machine and a work of art. Ranging from 8 to 14 feet (2.4 to 4.3 meters) in diameter, Essence was developed...

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[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_separator type="transparent" position="center" up="30"][vc_single_image image="18627" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" img_size="full"][vc_separator type="transparent" position="center" up="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" padding_top="30" padding_bottom="30"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Whole Trees Architecture & Structures WholeTrees uses whole diameter tree trunks and unwanted branched timbers that would otherwise be removed from routine forest thinning (such as fallen or diseased trees) to create structural building solutions. What results is round-timber: a sustainable, cost-effective alternative to steel, concrete and heavy timber products. Round-timber uses less than one-fifth of the energy required to make conventional lumber. It’s 50 percent stronger in bending strength than comparably sized squared timbers and typically costs less to install than other materials and is more light weight, reducing the need for foundation capacity. Round-timber helps earn points in green building rating systems, including up to 10 LEED points (v 4.0), and comply with international and state building codes. For more information on using WholeTrees products, visit www.wholetrees.com or call 608/310-5282. Whole Trees LLC www.wholetrees.com [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Solarban® z75 Solarban® z75 glass provides a steel-blue/gray appearance with an exceptional 0.24 SHGC in a standard one-inch IGU. Similar in appearance to Solarban z50 glass, the coating on Solarban z75 glass provides an added level of solar performance, giving architects two options for neutral cool-gray glass that is optimized to...

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Product Innovation

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_separator type="transparent" position="center" up="30"][vc_single_image image="18627" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" img_size="full"][vc_separator type="transparent" position="center" up="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=".vc_custom_1424122673580{padding: 30px !important;}" row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" padding_top="50" padding_bottom="50"][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_single_image image="19798" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" img_size="medium"][vc_separator type="transparent" position="center" up="15"][/vc_column][vc_column width="3/4"][vc_column_text] TouchTour by Engrain Engrain is at the forefront of touch technology for commercial real estate. We collaborate with leaders in the industry to craft an interactive experience—making property information more visual, more meaningful, and more accessible. Our award-winning TouchTour® systems serve as the focal point of an integrated “information ecosystem.” We offer increased visibility through custom design, branded websites, email-and SMS-based information sharing, and compatibility with property management, lead tracking, and other software systems. Engrain www.engrain.com [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="transparent" position="center" up="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=".vc_custom_1424122673580{padding: 30px !important;}" row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" padding_top="50" padding_bottom="50"][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_single_image image="20047" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" img_size="full"][vc_separator type="transparent" position="center" up="15"][/vc_column][vc_column width="3/4"][vc_column_text] LiveRoof® system With its unique patent pending Soil Elevators™ and Moisture Portals™, the LiveRoof® system gives you the monolithic look and function of a mature conventional plant-in-place green roof system with the turn-key benefits of a modular system. LiveRoof® is an integrated system designed by growers in conjunction with experts in the field of architecture, roofing, logistics, and ergonomics. LiveRoof Texas, LLC http://liverooftexas.com [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="transparent" position="center" up="70"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=".vc_custom_1424122673580{padding: 30px !important;}" row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" padding_top="50" padding_bottom="50"][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_single_image image="19812" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" img_size="medium" alignment="right"][vc_separator type="transparent" position="center" up="15"][/vc_column][vc_column...

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[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_separator type="transparent" position="center" up="30"][vc_single_image image="18627" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" img_size="full"][vc_separator type="transparent" position="center" up="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=".vc_custom_1424122673580{padding: 30px !important;}" row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" padding_top="50" padding_bottom="50"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="19326" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_separator type="transparent" position="center" up="30"][vc_column_text] Aquicore Aquicore is a real-time energy management software, which allows companies to use energy data from multiple facilities to optimize their energy consumption, automate processes, and improve predictability and accountability on one centralized platform. Specializing in commercial real estate and industrial facilities, Aquicore provides complete transparency into energy consumption so portfolio owners, facility managers, and engineers can make data-driven decisions to continuously improve their facilities operations. Aquicore www.aquicore.com [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=".vc_custom_1424122673580{padding: 30px !important;}" row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" padding_top="50" padding_bottom="50"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] CarbonCure Ready Mixed Concrete The CarbonCure Ready Mixed Concrete Technology recycles waste carbon dioxide (CO2) into concrete. The technology is used by concrete producers to make greener and stronger concrete. CO2 is collected from industrial emitters, and injected into concrete during mixing. The CO2 becomes permanently embedded within the concrete, thereby becoming “sequestered” within the concrete as a mineral. The benefits of incorporating CO2 into concrete are two-fold: (1) CO2 is chemically captured in the concrete, thereby reducing greenhouse gases, and
(2) the addition of CO2 can result in improved material properties of the concrete such as enhanced compressive strength. CarbonCure www.carboncure.com [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image...

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Product Innovation

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_separator type="transparent" position="center" up="30"][vc_single_image image="18627" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" img_size="full"][vc_separator type="transparent" position="center" up="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" padding_top="30" padding_bottom="30"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Whole Trees Architecture & Structures WholeTrees uses whole diameter tree trunks and unwanted branched timbers that would otherwise be removed from routine forest thinning (such as fallen or diseased trees) to create structural building solutions. What results is round-timber: a sustainable, cost-effective alternative to steel, concrete and heavy timber products. Round-timber uses less than one-fifth of the energy required to make conventional lumber. It’s 50 percent stronger in bending strength than comparably sized squared timbers and typically costs less to install than other materials and is more light weight, reducing the need for foundation capacity. Round-timber helps earn points in green building rating systems, including up to 10 LEED points (v 4.0), and comply with international and state building codes. For more information on using WholeTrees products, visit www.wholetrees.com or call 608/310-5282. Whole Trees LLC www.wholetrees.com [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Solarban® z75 Solarban® z75 glass provides a steel-blue/gray appearance with an exceptional 0.24 SHGC in a standard one-inch IGU. Similar in appearance to Solarban z50 glass, the coating on Solarban z75 glass provides an added level of solar performance, giving architects two options for neutral cool-gray glass that is optimized to...

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Better Building Products

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_separator type="transparent" position="center" up="30"][vc_single_image image="18459" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" img_size="full"][vc_separator type="transparent" position="center" up="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" padding_bottom="30"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text] EcoPower 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. Securitron www.securitron.com [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text] 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...

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Greenbuild Products

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_separator type="transparent" position="center" up="30"][vc_single_image image="17330" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" img_size="full"][vc_separator type="transparent" position="center" up="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" padding_bottom="30"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text] 20 kW automatic standby generator The KOHLER 20 kW automatic standby generator ensures homeowners are prepared for power outages, which have become more frequent in recent years and cost U.S. consumers up to $150 billion each year in spoiled food and medicines, flooded basements, frozen pipes, and hotel stays.  Designed to protect today’s sophisticated electronics, a KOHLER generator runs on liquid propane or natural gas and automatically restores power within 10 seconds after detecting a utility power outage. It offers quiet operation, a non-corrosive enclosure, remote monitoring capabilities through a laptop or mobile device, and a five-year warranty. Kohler Co. www.kohlergenerators.com. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text] Phuzion™ LED high bay The Phuzion™ LED high bay, available in 12,000 to 48,000 lumens, provides unprecedented light levels at temperatures up to 65°C. Driver housing can be mounted remotely up to 50 feet away for greater thermal protection, extending the life of the electronics. Marrying the latest in LED technology with legendary Holophane prismatic glass, vertical lighting is improved while horizontal lighting remains strong and uniform. Embedded controls sense occupancy and daylight to provide significant energy savings. Ideal for heavy industrial, light manufacturing, warehousing, and other large...

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Energy Efficient Technology

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_separator type="transparent" position="center" up="30"][vc_single_image image="16586" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" img_size="full"][vc_separator type="transparent" position="center" up="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text] FlexShade Draper’s FlexShade window shades reflect light and heat from the sun, reducing the amount of energy required to cool the building. Motorized window shades can automatically adjust to compensate for the changing shade requirements throughout the day. Draper, Inc. www.draperinc.com [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text] ChargePro Charging Station SemaConnect is a leading developer and producer of smart networked electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and sophisticated software for EV station owners.. SemaConnect www.semaconnect.com [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text] UltraMax® II Using TOTO’s industry-leading Double Cyclone technology, the Ultramax® II 1G harnesses the power of water and gravity to provide an efficient and balanced flush. It uses just a gallon of water per flush—saving you 35 percent more water on average over a standard 1.6 GPF. The sleek one-piece design is protected by our patented Sanagloss® glaze which keeps the surface free of debris, making cleaning a breeze and ensuring long-life durability. Toto www.totousa.com [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_separator type="transparent" position="center" up="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" background_color="#ffffff"][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]   Pozzotive® Kingston Block & Masonry Supply manufactures its environmentally friendly concrete product line with Pozzotive®—a sustainable, high performance Supplementary Cementitious Material made entirely from regionally recovered, postconsumer recycled glass. Pozzotive® replaces a percentage of the Portland cement in Kingston Block’s concrete mix design to...

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Future-Facing Green Technology

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_separator type="transparent" position="center" up="30"][vc_single_image image="16371" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" img_size="1130x80"][vc_separator type="transparent" position="center" up="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text] Green Cedar™ and Green Slate™ has developed a breakthrough, patented process to produce the world’s first ecological synthetic roofing and siding products at competitive prices. Made from waste limestone and recycled plastic—milk bottles and grocery bags—GR Green CedarTM and GR Green SlateTM look natural, cost less than the competition, and can be completely recycled at the end of their 50 plus years of use, making GR's products not only ecological but also sustainable. GR Green Building Products Inc. www.grgreen.com [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text] Eco by Cosentino Countertops These durable countertops are cradle to cradle certified and come in a variety of colors. They are made of 75 percent recycled content composed of post-industrial or post-consumer glass and bound by an environmentally friendly resin, which comes in part from corn oil. Eco by Cosentino www.ecobycosentino.com [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text] Mushroom® Insulation Ecovative Mushroom® Insulation is a renewable, high-performance, and cost-effective replacement for plastic foams. Ecovative’s process combines agricultural byproducts with fungal mycelium, a natural, self-assembling binder, to literally grow structural rigid insulation. Ecovative www.ecovativedesign.com [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator type="full_width" position="center" thickness="5" up="20" down="40"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text] Phases Design is deconstructed. Inspired by the seamless migration of pattern and interplay of surfaces, our designers looked to fashion, architecture, sculpted art, and textiles for inspiration for this 24x24...

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