1. Energy recovery
Greenheck. The VersiVent Model VER energy-recovery unit features a total energy wheel, a centrifugal plenum supply fan, 2-inch double-wall construction and hinged access. Cooling options include Chilled Water, Split System DX and Packaged DX with environmentally friendly R410a refrigerant. Hot water, indirect gas or electric heating options are available.
Select the December 2009 issue RSN number 150 on AS&U's Product Information site for more information.
2. Green hand dryer
Bradley. The Aerix is an adjustable-speed hand dryer that suits any application. Multiple speeds give facility managers the option of turning up for fast drying in settings such as recreation centers and schools, or turning down for quiet operations such as museums or libraries. Aerix series hand dryers are a green solution because they use 80 percent less electricity than other dryers.
Select the December 2009 issue RSN number 151 on AS&U's Product Information site for more information.
3. Daylighting controller
Watt Stopper/Legrand. The LS-102 Daylighting Controller provides closed-loop, single-zone, on/off switching of most types of lighting in response to daylight contributions. It automatically calibrates itself, eliminating the need for repeated manual calibrations to capture changing light levels as room reflectance levels change. This reduces setup requirements automatically.
Select the December 2009 issue RSN number 152 on AS&U's Product Information site for more information.
4. Data collector
Videx. The iBR9000 is the newest addition to the data-collection family. Small and lightweight, the iBR9000 portable, handheld data collector is a miniature-sized reader of iButtons. This tough data collector measures 2¾ inches in length, weighs less than 2 ounces, and easily fits on a keyring or in a user's pocket. It can store at least 9,000 reads before the next download of data.
Select the December 2009 issue RSN number 153 on AS&U's Product Information site for more information.
5. Cleaning systems training
ProTeam. Cleaning Systems Training Group helps organizations improve the quality and productivity of their on-site cleaning and maintenance practices. The program gives leaders a systematic approach for improving cleaning quality, establishing control of supply costs and maximizing labor while minimizing overall costs. The program provides concrete tools for leaders to address opposition from a resistant workforce in positive, constructive ways. All training is done on-site and customized to each institution.
Select the December 2009 issue RSN number 154 on AS&U's Product Information site for more information.
6. Basket lockers
Salsbury Industries. Constructed of 12-gauge steel frames that are powder-coated black, basket lockers are an excellent addition to recreation facilities. Measuring 40 inches wide and 31 inches high, basket lockers are 13 inches deep. Each basket locker features nine 12-inch-wide by 8-inch-high by 12.5-inches-deep zinc-plated steel and wire baskets. Each of the individual baskets contains a hasp and can accommodate padlocks. Basket lockers are available as unassembled or assembled units.
Select the December 2009 issue RSN number 155 on AS&U's Product Information site for more information.
7. Solid-surface systems
Sloan Valve Company. The new Drain Deck and Bio-Deck style SloanStone solid-surface lavatory systems match water-efficient and durable electronic faucets with vandal-resistant sinks. New Bio-Deck lavatory styles are made from bio-material: Ground-up corn cobs replace the petroleum-based material that typically is used in solid-surface systems. Bio-Line lavatories come with oval-shaped, drop-in stainless-steel bowls or undermount porcelain bowls.
Select the December 2009 issue RSN number 156 on AS&U's Product Information site for more information.
8. Dual-motor vacuum
Electrolux/Sanitaire. The Dura-Lux dual-motor vacuum cleaner features an extra-large intake to handle clog-prone items. Its independently controlled twin motors and a durable chromed steel brush roll with an automotive-style V belt pulley enable it to tackle many commercial floor-cleaning challenges. Its sealed HEPA filtration system captures 99.97 percent of allergens and pollen down to 0.3 microns.
Select the December 2009 issue RSN number 157 on AS&U's Product Information site for more information.
9. Multifunctional table
SICO. The new 3-in-1 convertible table can be reconfigured easily to meet various applications: bench mode for auditorium seating; a single-unit bench with tabletop for testing and seminar applications; and a cafeteria table by linking two tables together. Front-mounted wheel locks engage easily, keeping tables securely in place when in use.
Select the December 2009 issue RSN number 158 on AS&U's Product Information site for more information.
10. Online video recorder (tie)
Brivo Systems. A new addition to the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) access-control solution is available: an integrated, online video recorder (OVR) that streams IP video from customer locations to a secure Web hosting facility. Developed in partnership with Axis Communications, the new video service requires only an Axis network camera to be located at a site. From the ACS WebService application, customers can view live and event-tagged video remotely using a standard Web browser.
Select the December 2009 issue RSN number 159 on AS&U's Product Information site for more information.
10. UVC kit (tie)
Steril-Aire. The new UVC Kit for Unitary Air Conditioners provides economical and long-lasting ultraviolet C performance. Designed for easy installation in unitary systems of less than 5 tons, the kit can be used with mini-split and ductless systems, split systems, packaged terminal air-conditioning (PTAC) units, heat pumps and window units with coil sizes up to 15 inches high by 26 inches wide.
Select the December 2009 issue RSN number 160 on AS&U's Product Information site for more information.