1. Bulb crusher
Air Cycle. The Bulb Eater:
• Costs — Pre-crushing can cut recycling costs by 50 percent.
• Storage — Holds 1,350 4-foot lamps in a single 55-gallon drum.
• Time — Crushes a 4-foot lamp in less than 1 second.
• Safety — EPA- and OSHA-compliant, and captures more than 99.9 percent of vapors released.
Select the December 2011 issue RSN number 150 on AS&U's Product Information site for more information.
2. Faucet selector
Chicago Faucets. A new online Electronic Faucet Selector enables visitors to select and match the options of electronic faucets and features. The user easily can select an electronic faucet feature, such as type of mounting, application, spout and power source, by clicking on the button next to the description and photo of each feature. When selections are complete, choosing “Configure Item” at the bottom of the page summons results with a photo of the product, as well as links to product Web pages or specification sheets.
Select the December 2011 issue RSN number 151 on AS&U's Product Information site for more information.
3. Clean, efficient power
Cub Cadet Commercial. The TANK S LP offers fuel efficiency, ground-breaking Synchro Steer, featuring a steering wheel instead of lap bars, and is designed for increased stability on slopes and hillsides. It reduces emissions, fuel costs and requires less engine thanks to its clean LP fuel source. The TANK S LP also meets all current EPA and CARB emissions standards.
Select the December 2011 issue RSN number 152 on AS&U's Product Information site for more information.
4. Buildings for every purpose
VP Buildings. Schools should look to VP Buildings when they need classrooms and administration, cafeterias, assembly halls, auditoriums, gymnasiums and athletic facilities, such as this indoor practice facility in Ohio (above). The company provides cost-efficient building system solutions and can help schools achieve an attractive and affordable campus. Its nationwide network of more than 1,000 independent authorized builders has decades of experience.
Select the December 2011 issue RSN number 153 on AS&U's Product Information site for more information.
5. Whiteboards guaranteed
EverWhite. Trusted by thousands of schools, colleges and universities across the country, EverWhite dry erase boards are guaranteed to stay white for a lifetime—providing long-term savings for stretched budgets and preventing complaints from teachers and professors.
Select the December 2011 issue RSN number 154 on AS&U's Product Information site for more information.
The National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association, Inc. A terrazzo installation typically will last the life of a building, negating the expense and inconvenience of replacing flooring in high-traffic areas. Non-porous terrazzo does not support microbial growth, nor does it allow moisture to accumulate, contributing to a mold-free, healthful environment. A terrazzo logo can build school spirit.
Select the December 2011 issue RSN number 155 on AS&U's Product Information site for more information.
7. Access-control system
Videx. The CyberLock electronic access-control system is easy to install, and quickly provides schools the physical security and key control they need. With the system, schools control who accesses any area of a facility and when. Stay informed by viewing employee key activity and lock openings from a computer. E-mail alerts notify personnel of a security issue.
Select the December 2011 issue RSN number 156 on AS&U's Product Information site for more information.
8. Water dispenser
Haws. The Brita Hydration Station is a touch-free, hygienic, water dispenser that enables users to enjoy the benefits of great-tasting water. The system is tested and certified by CSA against NSF/ANSI Standard 42 for the reduction of chlorine (taste and odor) and against NSF/ANSI Standard 53 for the reduction of lead and cysts.
Select the December 2011 issue RSN number 157 on AS&U's Product Information site for more information.
9. Lead-free solution
Willoughby Industries. Outdoor drinking fountains are manufactured to be vandal-resistant with superior durability to sun and rust. Available in one-, two- or three-bowl configurations, these drinking fountains feature heavy-gauge stainless-steel columns, high-polished stainless-steel bowls, and solid stainless-steel anti-rotation bubblers. The products are made in the USA.
Select the December 2011 issue RSN number 158 on AS&U's Product Information site for more information.
10. Flooring installation
nora systems, Inc. The nora pro install system, a comprehensive flooring installation system, is designed specifically for nora rubber flooring. The system features five integral components of flooring installation—nora membrane, nora primer, nora leveler, nora patch and nora adhesive—that are assembled together in one cohesive system. Regardless of whether a project needs two, three or all five of the flooring installation components, all of the parts that make up the system are available for use.
Select the December 2011 issue RSN number 159 on AS&U's Product Information site for more information.