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Products - July 2009

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Tournesol Greenwall Systems

Tournesol Greenwall Systems

Tournesol Siteworks offers two exceptional greenwall applications. TerraScreen is an easily installed galvanized grid for hanging plants that looks great inside or out, and has a nice price point. But the Tournesol VGM is even cooler. A direct-planted, commercial exterior system, the generous 4- or 8-inch soil depth allows a wide range of greenery in a variety of climates. The planting modules are 100-percent recycled polypropylene, and the stainless steel, powder-coated mounting rails will last as long as any commercial building. Planter modules can be removed and attached independently for maintenance or remodeling. Water-saving drip irrigation is recommended. Tournesol Siteworks, LLC; Fremont, CA.
510-471-6269, 800-542-2282;
www.tournesolsiteworks.com [CIRCLE 81]

Copper Led Architectural Lighting

Copper Led Architectural Lighting

Cooper Lighting’s Lumière Cambria 203 architectural accent and landscape fixtures are now available with LED lamping. Designed for standard 12-volt systems, integrating this LED technology into new or retrofit applications is simple and seamless. The fixtures are available in 3000K, 4300K, or 6300K color temperatures in 7-, 20-, or 25-degree optical throws. Built like MR16 halogen modules, the lamps incorporate a thermal control circuit that optimizes performance and operating life. Up to three lenses, louvers, and filters can be combined for lighting effects. The fixtures are fully upgradeable as the technology evolves. Cooper Lighting; Peachtree City, GA.
770-486-4800;
www.cooperlighting.com [CIRCLE 87]

Ebtron HVAC Airflow Measurement

Ebtron HVAC Airflow Measurement

The newest high-performance duct and plenum airflow measurement technology from Ebtron is the HTx104-P. In addition to keeping tabs on building, floor, or room pressurization, it can provide dilution control of outside ventilation air for moisture, contaminant, and energy management in IAQ, healthcare, and other applications. The probes’ technology accurately measures the relatively low flow rates of most HVAC applications, and can be installed in supply and return ducts, outside air intakes, exhaust ducts, and air handler cabinets. A pushbutton interface allows simple field configuration and diagnostics. Analog outputs, BACnet MS/TP, Modbus RTU, and JCI N-2 Bus are available. Ebtron, Inc.; Loris, SC.
800-232-8766;
www.ebtron.com
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Illmod 600 Joint Sealant

Illmod 600 Joint Sealant

A pre-compressed, self-expanding, tape-type polyurethane sealant, illmod 600 is designed to seal joints in concrete, masonry, and tilt-up panels—inside or out—against wind-driven rain, sound, drafts, and dirt. It’s also appropriate for sealing around window and door frames. Vapor-permeable but waterproof and permanently elastic, it contains no VOCs, is paintable, and uses a modified acrylic resin flame-retardant. One side has a pressure-sensitive adhesive for easier installation. It comes in nine different roll sizes that can be used in openings from 1/8 x 3/8 inch to as large as 1-5/8 x 2 inches. This sealant isn’t for below-grade use. Tremco, Inc.; Beachwood, OH.
216-292-5000, 800-321-7906;
www.tremcosealants.com [CIRCLE 83]

Convia Energy Infrastructure

Convia Energy Infrastructure

Convia (a Herman Miller company) recently partnered with cabling and distribution leader Wiremold (a LeGrand company) to offer a scalable and reconfigurable plug-and-play electric distribution, management, and analysis smart-building platform for commercial spaces. Switches, thermostats, sensors, HVAC, daylighting, security, and other individual technology applications are integrated in configurable zones ranging from individual workstations to entire buildings, allowing continuous commissioning for energy optimization. Data are gathered and displayed on monitors for easy analysis—every electrical event is tracked and logged, providing use patterns and identifying use sources. The reuseable components allow easy adap-tation to changing office needs. Convia; Buffalo Grove, IL.
847-876-6917;
www.convia.com [CIRCLE 84]

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Ultra-Grip Multi-Purpose Primer

Ultra-Grip Multi-Purpose Primer

The stain-blocking, 100 percent acrylic, multi-purpose Ultra-Grip primer from Dunn-Edwards is appropriate for interior and exterior residential and commercial applications including wood, masonry, metal (non-ferrous), drywall, even fiberglass. It also sticks to old enamel paints. The high-solids primer forms a tight film that offers superior hide properties—stains won’t rise. In addition to meeting the Master Painter Institute’s Green Performance standard and FDA’s guidelines for direct food contact surfaces, it achieves California’s Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) indoor air quality standard with 45 grams per liter VOC. A gallon covers about 400 square feet. Cleans up with soap and water. Dunn-Edwards Corporation; Los Angeles, CA.
888-337-2468;
www.dunnedwards.com [CIRCLE 86]

JER Thermoplastic Biocomposite Panels

JER Thermoplastic Biocomposite Panels

JER Envirotech manufactures marine-grade biocomposite sheeting that resists moisture, pests, and decay. The thermoplastic-to-fiber ratio is tailored to end use, but can contain up to 98 percent recycled content—with a maximum fiber content (oak, maple, or pine sawdust, or rice hulls) up to 60 percent, or maximum post-consumer polypropylene or polyethylene content (from food and beverage containers) up to 78 percent. The sheeting can be worked using normal wood tools and fasteners. Standard dimensions are 4 x 8 feet, but the length, width, and thickness can be custom ordered. Pre-colored and FR-rated sheets (using a non-halogenated fire retardant) are also available. JER Envirotech, Ltd.; Delta, BC, Canada.
604-940-9262;
www.jerenvirotech.com [CIRCLE 85]

Sideways FSC Wood Flooring

Sideways FSC Wood Flooring

Known primarily for bamboo flooring, paneling, plywood, and veneer (including the first FSC-certified bamboo products), Smith & Fong—the company that makes Plyboo—has entered the wood flooring market with the Sideways line. The 5 x 47-inch, engineered click-lock planks feature a non-traditional cross-grain, rotary-cut hardwood veneer. American-made from FSC-certified domestic maple, beech, birch, cherry, and hackberry, this distinctive flooring has no added urea formaldehyde and was designed to meet commercial as well as residential needs. Smith & Fong Company; San Francisco, CA.
415-896-0577, 866-835-9859;
www.plyboo.com [CIRCLE 89]

Peace Industry Felt Rugs

Peace Industry Felt Rugs

Handmade in small batches from 100 percent lamb’s wool and biodegradable vegetable dyes, felt rugs from Peace Industry are earth friendly, chemical free, and fair trade, revitalizing a nearly extinct tradition almost unknown by the international floor-covering community. This type of nonwoven rug goes back to Neolithic-age Iran, where the type of wool available produces an exceptionally strong, dense textile. Durable and lanolin-rich, they naturally resist staining. Standard sizes run from 4x6 to 8x10, 5.5-foot round, and runners. The big ones are about an inch thick! See the website for designs and colors; custom colors and sizes are also available. Peace Industry; San Francisco, CA.
415-255-9940;
www.peaceindustry.com [CIRCLE 88]

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