WIND TURBINE IS COST EFFECTIVE
Marquiss Wind Power’s rooftop wind turbine has a lower cost per kilowatt hour than solar power.
Its patented ducted design and self-stabilization address the challenge of attachment to rooftops. The turbine also has a low installation cost.
(916) 932-7197 / www.marquisswindpower.com CIRCLE NO. 80; ecostructure.hotims.com
LEDS REPLACE FLUORESCENT LIGHTS
Ilumisys’ MK1 mercury-free LED tubes feature optics, circuitry and thermal management to provide maximum light output with minimum power consumption.
The lights replace standard T8 and T12 fluorescent tubes and can operate in existing fluorescent fixtures.
(248) 614-2400 / www.ilumisys.com CIRCLE NO. 81; ecostructure.hotims.com
PARTITIONS ELIMINATE SIGHT LINE
Bradley Corp.’s Bradmar No Site Solid Plastic restroom door partitions eliminate the sight line between the door and pilaster.
The partitions are made from 100 percent post-consumer-recycled, 1-inch- (25-mm-) thick, high-density polyethylene,
which is waterproof and dent, graffiti and odor resistant. The partitions are available in 26 colors.
(800) 272-3539 / www.bradleycorp.com CIRCLE NO. 82; ecostructure.hotims.com
ROOF SYSTEM REDUCES ENERGY USE
MeTecno USA’s 1000 Series is an insulated, mechanically seamed system ideal for low-slope roofing applications.
The panels’ insulation helps keep a building cool, and its washable interior liner provides a reflective surface to reduce indoor lighting requirements.
The 42-inch- (1067-mm-) wide panels allow for quick installation.
(877) 638-3266 / www.metecnousa.com CIRCLE NO. 83; ecostructure.hotims.com
SIX NEW GLASS COLORS SAVE ENERGY
Guardian has added six low-E glass colors, including SunGuard AG 50 and Royal Blue 40, to its SunGuard Advanced Architectural Glass products line. Available on three float-glass substrates, the colors save energy by allowing high amounts of visible light into a building while minimizing solar heat gain.
(866) 482-7374 / www.sunguardglass.com CIRCLE NO. 84; ecostructure.hotims.com
WALLS ARE CULTURALLY RESPONSIBLE
3form’s Full Circle program creates products to help impoverished people earn income to improve education and living conditions in their communities. Raw materials, such as yarn and bamboo, from Africa, Asia and South America are made into patterns by local artisans. The materials then are sent to 3form to be inserted into their ecoresin walls, creating products such as Unravel and Bamboo Rings.
(800) 726-0126 / www.3-form.com CIRCLE NO. 85; ecostructure.hotims.com
TILES MIX COLOR TONES
Emerge, a resilient tile from Azrock by Tarkett, is composed of limestone and a polymeric blend composite. With a mix of tone-on-tone base colorations, the multicolor chips add design possibilities by allowing the tiles to pick up colors from the surrounding environment.
(713) 344-2858 / www.tarkett.com CIRCLE NO. 86; ecostructure.hotims.com
SHADES AUTOMATICALLY CONTROL DAYLIGHTING
MechoShade Systems’ SolarTrac automatically regulates shades’ positions incrementally throughout a building.
Shades are adjusted according to the sun’s position in the sky, the direction of the solar rays and the sun’s intensity.
SolarTrac uses solar radiometers to track the sun and microclimatic sky conditions to maximize daylighting while offering an outside view.
(718) 729-2020 / www.mechoshade.com CIRCLE NO. 87; ecostructure.hotims.com
GLASS TILES CONTAIN RECYCLED MATERIALS
Crossville’s Echo Recycled Glass tile for walls, countertops and floors are made from up to 50 percent recycled content.
Tiles are available in 15 luminescent colors, three finishes and five sizes.
Front and back textures refract light.
(800) 221-9093 / www.crossvilleinc.com CIRCLE NO. 88; ecostructure.hotims.com
CARPET TILES ALLOW UNCONVENTIONAL INSTALLATION
Tandus’ Manufactured Landscape Collection carpet tiles are manufactured in a 6-foot (1.8-m) pattern repeat, so various surface elements are created without duplication. The 24- by 24-inch (610- by 610-mm) tiles come in different sets of three and can be installed in a non-directional method.
(800) 248-2878 / www.tandus.com CIRCLE NO. 89; ecostructure.hotims.com
WATER-COOLED CHILLERS REDUCE OPERATING COST
McQuay water-cooled scroll compressor chillers from 30 to 200 tons (27 to 181 metric tons) now are available with R-410A refrigerant, which has no ozone depletion potential and no phase-out schedule. The chillers are designed to reduce operating costs for water-cooled, remote air-cooled and evaporative condensers. (800) 432-1342 / www.mcquay.com CIRCLE NO. 90; ecostructure.hotims.com
URINALS MADE FROM SOYBEAN RESIN
The Waterless Co. LLC’s line of soybean urinals are made from 30 percent soybean resin. The urinals do not require any water.
There is no difference in appearance, function or maintenance compared to other waterless urinals.
(888) 663-5874 / www.waterless.com CIRCLE NO. 91; ecostructure.hotims.com
SOLAR ENERGY HEATS WATER
VELUX’s Solar Water Heating System utilizes rooftop solar panels to harness the sun’s free energy to heat water.
The system, which can decrease heating bills 50 to 80 percent, can replace or be added to an existing water-heating system.
(866) 998-3589 / www.veluxusa.com/solar CIRCLE NO. 94; ecostructure.hotims.com
FIBER-GLASS ALTERNATIVE FOR WINDOWS AND DOORS
Pella Impervia fiber-glass composite windows and doors are a durable, cost-effective, energy-efficient alternative to vinyl and aluminum products. The windows and doors, which feature five-layer Duracast fiber-glass composite material, have earned the Energy Star rating and can save facility owners money in heating and cooling costs. (800) 374-4758 / www.pellaimpervia.com CIRCLE NO. 95; ecostructure.hotims.com