The Garland Company
The Rust-Go product family has been extended to include environmentally friendly, water-based industrial
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Sloan Valve Co.
Narrow-profile waterfree urinal models WES-4000 and WES-5000 provide the same water-conserving and low-maintenance benefits as Sloan's other waterfree urinals, but require a smaller footprint. They feature touch-free, mechanical-free design and use no water. They use a proprietary cartridge installed at the base of the urinal, which holds a sealant liquid that forms a barrier between the open air above and the urine below, preventing odors from escaping.
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Clean and Green is a line of biodegradable cleaning products developed in partnership with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Design for the Environment (dFe) program. Concentrated formulations include Clean and Green Super Concentrated Cleaner Degreaser, General Purpose Cleaner, Carpet Cleaner and Parts Cleaner. Ready-to-use products include Clean and Green Super D Degreaser, Window and Glass Cleaner, Granite Cleaner, and Tile and Grout Cleaner.
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Pro-Link, a nationwide full-service janitorial supply organization, has updated its website, www.prolinkhq.com, to include a new section called “Pro-Link Green.” This section provides a comprehensive resource for distributors, facility service providers and managers that desire a better understanding of going “green.” It answers many questions users may have about , along with the benefits of using environmentally preferable cleaning systems.
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MaxBlock sunshades reduce solar heat gain by shading vision glass areas while allowing natural
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nora Rubber Flooring
All noraplan and norament GREENGUARD certified products meet the standard for GREENGUARD
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Facilities upgrades pay for themselves through energy savings
Like many urban school districts, Pontiac School District, Mich., faced a critical challenge: deteriorating and outmoded facilities with an average age of 55 years.
Voters were not interested inbuilding upgrades, so school leaders began searching for alternative solutions to make improvements while still being good stewards of the community's tax dollars. Energy inefficiencies, poor lighting and outdated security clearly were affecting student achievement. To address these issues, the district contracted with Johnson Controls for $18 million in upgrades. These included lighting upgrades to decrease energy usage, lower material consumption and provide proper lighting levels; a new districtwide security program; three new roofs; and other upgrades to improve .
To finance the improvements, Johnson Controls signed a performance contract guaranteeing the district $43 million in long-term energy savings. District leaders are pleased with the results.
“Today, the district's most pressing objectives are to increase student achievement and retention, positively impact the budget, and to enhance
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Lighting upgrade improves light levels, reduces energy costs and relieves maintenance concerns
Saint Xavier University's Chicago campus houses more than 600 students and is situated across 72 acres of residential property in southwest Chicago. Constructed in 1956, the campus' 620,000 square feet of classroom, office and residential space contained an outmoded and inefficient lighting system composed of T12 fluorescent lamps and magnetic ballasts, and was delivering less than desirable results. A lighting upgrade was long overdue.
An energy-efficient lighting upgrade proved to be the optimal way to address the university's energy cost, lighting level and maintenance issues. Through a $35,000 grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community foundation, the university team initiated the first phase of a lighting upgrade in spring 2005. Focused within the campus' main building, the 286,000-square-foot Ward Academic Center, the upgrade involved the conversion to more than 3,000 30-watt T8 fluorescent lamps driven by Advance Centium electronic ballasts within about 1,200 fixtures.
The results of the upgrade have been evident to both the students and the faculty at the university. “The lighting now appears visibly brighter and more standardized throughout Ward Academic Center,” says Bob Anderson, facilities manager. “As a function of the new system, we've achieved higher light output with fewer lights and have positively elevated the look and feel of the entire facility.”
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