Editors' Picks

April 01, 2006 |

Sun-Block Calculator

Software allows designers to calculate the hours of direct sunlight and daylighting control provided by different window coverings. Eggcalc software works by modeling the geometry of direct sunlight for most window orientations, at any longitude and latitude, during the four seasonal periods. www.lighttex.com/eggcalc

Lighttex Canada Inc.

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Eco-Friendly Floor

Hardwood floor finish is the first of its kind to achieve GreenGuard certification, according to the maker. Manufactured with water-based finishes and dust-containment sanding equipment, the Environmental Choice System contains no toxic fumes and cures within three days.

BonaKemi USA

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Green on Top

Green roof system helps reduce energy costs and stormwater run-off, and can contribute to LEED credits. GreenGrid is delivered to the building site pre-planted and ready to install. In addition to reducing urban heat island effect, the system can protect and extend the life of the roof.

Weston Solutions Inc.

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Healthy Backup

Modular carpet collections come with tufted polyurethane carpet backing that is made with 35% recycled content and contributes to allowable points for LEED certification. The Theory, Way, and Simply collections are 100% recyclable through the manufacturer's Earth Square carpet rejuvenation program.

Milliken Carpet

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New Colors for Low-VOC Paint Line

The Lifemaster line of low- and no-VOC paint is now available in several bright colors. The paint features increased washability, fast cure times, and low odor during painting. Lifemaster adheres well to glossy, painted surfaces.

ICI Paints

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Hold on there

Collection of handrails and wall guards is composed of recycled high-density polyethylene and other rapidly renewable materials. The Bamboo line of hand and chair rails is made of grass. NuTree wall and corner guards are manufactured from recycled plastic containers, and the Stainless Steel line of wall guards is manufactured from 80% recycled, 16-gauge steel.

InPro Corp.

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Replacement Ballast

Ballast for 750-watt pulse-start systems can achieve a power savings of up to 270 watts per fixture when replacing 1,000-watt metal-halide systems. The Multi-5 ballast incorporates five voltage taps to cover all lighting applications. The unit comes with a replacement kit that includes a capacitor, brackets, and a starter.

Universal Lighting Technologies

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Metal Roof Stays Cool in the Hot Sun

Met-Tile panel roofing system meets Energy Star requirements for solar reflectivity and emissivity. Cool Roof panels feature a coating that provides solar reflectivity values ranging from 26% to 67%. The systems also resist wind gusts of up to 230 mph and feature a Class 4 impact-resistance rating.


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