Web Exclusive: What's New in Sustainable Building Products


A sampling of products designed to save energy and reduce environmental impact.

Company: Armstrong
Product: Soundscapes® Blades

Armstrong introduces new depths and shapes to its SoundScapes® Blades line of linear acoustical panels. These vertical panels combine acoustical absorption of 1.38 sabins/ft2 with linear design to reduce reverberation time and add visual interest to a space.  The panels are made from 71% recycled content and can be recycled through the Armstrong Ceiling Recycling Program at the end of their service life. Learn more

Company: Danfoss
Product: ICF Multifunction Control Valves

Danfoss announces two ICF multifunction control valves that are designed to significantly reduce cost, energy, and servicing and maintenance times. The valves serve as replacements for most conventional mechanical, electro-mechanical and electronically operated valves on the market, providing a number of advantages in the design phase of a refrigeration plant, as well as in the installation, service and maintenance. Learn more 


Company: RAE Coils
Product: Evaporative Condensing Tube Bundles

RAE Coils is offering replacement and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) evaporative condensing tube bundles. The tube bundles are a critical component of the highly efficient condensing units originally manufactured by Mammoth’s Ultraline and Penthouse brands. The tubes are constructed from copper to provide optimal heat transfer. Evaporative condensing units are ideal for use in commercial applications, such as hospitals, universities, industrial buildings, and more. Learn more


Company: Hillphoenix
Product: AdvansorFlex

Hillphoenix introduces the AdvansorFlex CO2 refrigeration system, which delivers all the benefits of natural CO2 refrigeration in a compact and scalable format that is perfect for stores of every size.  Because it relies solely on plentiful, all-natural CO2, AdvansorFlex is DOE and EPA compliant and exempt from future legislation and taxation. The unit’s weatherproof enclosure allows for inside and outdoor placement, and its compact footprint takes up less floor space. Learn more


Company: Big Ass Solutions
Product: Haiku L Series

Big Ass Solutions announces the new Energy Star-rated Haiku L Series ceiling fan, which offers high-end design at a more attainable price point. Available in black or white finish, this 52 in. fan features a built-in LED with 16 brightness settings. L Series is damp rated so it can be used indoors and in any covered outdoor setting. Learn more


Company: Coleman® HVAC brand of Johnson Controls
Product: Fault Detection and Diagnostics

Fault Detection and Diagnostics (FDD) technology from the Coleman® HVAC brand of Johnson Controls monitors refrigeration circuit temperatures and pressures, economizer operation, and outdoor humidity and temperatures. If issues arise, FDD provides easy access to detailed alerts, speeding up response to situations before they lead to possible equipment performance issues. Detailed alerts are accessible anytime from a smartphone or other remote device. With the Simplicity® Smart Equipment Controls Mobile Access Portal (MAP) gateway, alerts can be viewed on a web browser. Learn more


Company: Cree
Product: TW Series™ PAR30 Cree® LED Bulb

Cree, Inc. announces the TW Series™ PAR30 Cree® LED Bulb, designed to deliver bright, high-quality and focused light exactly where you want it, making it the ideal choice in areas where directed or dramatic pools of light are desired. It is engineered to deliver better lit spaces for homeowners, retailers and hospitality managers alike. Energy Star®-certified and available in 25° spot or 40° flood beam angles, the LED bulb is ideal for accent lighting in track and recessed fixtures. Learn more


Company: Pentair
Product: Nuheat SIGNATURE

Pentair announces that its Nuheat SIGNATURE electric floor heating system now works with the Nest Learning Thermostat. Through the integration, Nest’s combination of sensors, algorithms and machine learning can prompt the Nuheat SIGNATURE program to react to home occupancy. Homeowners can enjoy comfort and energy savings with their floor heat. Learn more


Company: Fresh-Aire UV
Product: Ice UV Mini™

Fresh-Aire UV offers Ice UV Mini™, an ultraviolet light system designed for eliminating unhealthy, maintenance-intensive biological contaminants in healthcare industry compact countertop ice flakers and water dispensers. Its ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) light technology works silently 24/7 eliminating slime and other biological contaminants from condensate drains and other countertop ice and water dispenser interiors. Six-month-long healthcare field studies have demonstrated successful slime elimination. Learn more  


Company: Architectural Lighting Works
Product: Clara

Architectural Lighting Works (ALW) announces the release of Clara. Available in linear suspended and wall sconce models, the luminaire provides designers a bold new aesthetic from which to deliver energy-efficient, high performance LED lighting. Delivering 89+ lumens per watt, the competitively priced Clara is available in 3000K and 4000K CCT at 80+ CRI. Learn more


Company: Southwire
Product: MC-PCS HCF Duo™ Cable

Southwire launches MC-PCS HCF Duo™ Cable, a new metal-clad cable product that combines power and control/signal conductors and includes redundant grounding paths to provide approximately 3.5 times better grounding performance than Type AC HCF Cable. It is ideal for use with LED lighting with 0–10 V dimming control in patient care areas of hospitals, nursing homes, dental offices, outpatient and other healthcare facilities. Learn more


Company: Nora Lighting
Product: Trimless multiple lighting system (MLS) fixtures

Nora Lighting presents new trimless multiple lighting system (MLS) fixtures, which are now available in one-, two- or three-light linear configurations. The fixtures present a smooth flange-less appearance that blends into the ceiling and are available in dedicated LED or PAR 30 medium base light sources. Each lighting module can be independently adjusted on two axes for effective illumination of displays or wall treatments (40° with 350° rotation). Learn more


Company: Mystaire®
Product: Isola™Series Filtered Chemical Workstations

Mystaire® Inc. announces Isola™ series filtered chemical workstations, a series of high-efficiency products that provide protection to the end user and environment from hazardous chemical fumes and vapors. The filtration matrix is configured of three stages of filtration media that effectively adsorb and capture a wide range of contaminates. The Isola™ VUE features a 360° clear viewing area, which makes it ideal for demonstration experiments. Learn more


Company: Pinta
Product: AirHush®

Pinta acoustic offers AirHush®, a portable sound-blocking panel system engineered to keep sound from traveling into adjacent spaces. Its contemporary appearance, modular design and sound isolation properties make the system ideal for open-plan offices as a huddle or conference room, educational facilities, music and media rooms, retail sound rooms, trade show conference areas, worship facility crying rooms, and more. Constructed with an inflatable core and modern soundproofing materials in an aluminum frame, standard AirHush panels have a sound transmission class (STC) of 34. Learn more


Company: Extech Instruments
Product: RHT3 EzSmart™

The RHT3 EzSmart™ from Extech Instruments transforms an iOS® or Android™ mobile device into a full-function hygro-thermometer, which can measure temperature, measure relative humidity, calculate wet bulb and calculate dew point. The product connects via the headphone jack of popular smartphones and tablets. Together with the ExView™ app, users can quickly evaluate indoor air quality (IAQ) conditions without any additional test equipment. Learn more


Company: U.S. Architectural Lighting
Product: Razar LED Generation Bollard

The Razar LED Generation Bollard is the latest model in U.S. Architectural Lighting’s Razar LED Generation of outdoor fixtures. The RZRB1 (single head) is designed for pathways and driveways where perimeter illumination is desired. The RZRB2 (twin head) is suitable for open areas, such as plazas, where illumination is required on all sides of the bollard. Color temperatures are offered in 3000K (warm white), 4000K (neutral white /standard) and 5000K (cool white). Learn more



LATICRETE offers FRACTURE BANTM membrane, a high-performance, pliable, lightweight peel-and-stick membrane designed for use under thin-bed adhesives for ceramic tile, stone and other hard surface installations. This reinforced high-strength membrane performs as an anti-fracture and an acoustical underlayment system. It eliminates the transmission of stresses from the substrate while dampening the transmission of impact and airborne noise through the floor to the room below. Learn more


Company: Columbia Lighting
Product: Zero Plenum® Troffer

Hubbell Lighting announces that Columbia Lighting has launched an LED version of its Zero Plenum® Troffer. The high performance luminaire addresses the issue of restricted plenum spaces without impacting the required distribution of light. For installation, the patented telescoping housing requires only 3 in. above the ceiling at one end of the fixture. Learn more


Company: BILCO Company
Product: BIL-Guard® 2.0

The BILCO Company introduces the BIL-Guard® 2.0, a fixed railing system that provides a permanent means of fall protection around roof hatch openings. The new and improved model will be available in summer 2016 and offers aluminum construction for increased strength and rigidity, a redesigned self-closing hinge and positive latching system, and stainless steel hardware throughout. Learn more

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