Table of Contents June 2008

  • Energy-Management Lighting

    Lutron Electronics Co. Inc.’s Quantum whole-building lighting- and energy-management solution gives building owners and facility managers control of a building’s lighting system.

  • Ceramic InsulCoat Exterior Wall

    Envirocoatings’ Ceramic InsulCoat exterior wall and roof products contain Cerylium, which helps prevent heat loss and gain and protects against extreme coastal or desert weather conditions.

  • Solar-Water-Heating System

    ELUX America has introduced a solar-water-heating system that reduces greenhouse-gas emissions by not operating with fossil fuels.

  • Aluminum Sunscreen System

    The UNA-CLAD SC-1 extruded aluminum sunscreen system from Firestone Metal Products can be customized with a selection of blade types, outrigger profiles, wall-attachment options and custom-fabrication capabilities.

  • EnerLume-EM

    The EnerLume-EM from Enerlume Energy Management Corp. ensures a ballast draws power for lighting only when it is most efficient.

  • Woven Bamboo Flooring

    EcoTimber’s Woven Bamboo flooring for homes and businesses looks like hardwood and reportedly is harder than than other bamboo flooring products.

  • The PVP30kW Commercial Inverter From PV Powered Inc.

    The PVP30kW commercial inverter from PV Powered Inc. expands module compatibility and increases total system energy harvest.

  • Bamboo Flooring

    Smith & Fong Co., manufacturer of Plyboo bamboo architectural plywood and flooring, has had its products certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.

  • End-To-End Wireless Building Infrastructure Support

    Johnson Controls has updated its Metasys building-management system to support end-to-end wireless building infrastructure.

  • Industrial-Duty Turbine Ventilator

    GreenRoo, an industrial-duty turbine ventilator, provides an airflow of 5,000 to 10,000 cubic feet (142 to 283 m3) per minute without the use of electricity; the ventilator is powered by wind.

  • EnviroGLAS Products

    EnviroGLAS products are made from recycled and reclaimed materials.

  • Rethinking the Construction Process

    John Tooley, senior building science consultant with Advanced Energy, Raleigh, N.C., explains that doing it right the first time is an often-neglected aspect of sustainability.

  • Innovations: June 2008

    These products will help achieve sustainability.

  • Evaluating the Office

    In today's era of mobile technology, offices often waste energy by sitting empty.