March/April 2022

HVLS TRAK

Health-Improving HVLS

What if a company’s workforce complains of headaches, dry cough, dizziness, nausea and fatigue but then returns with COVID-negative test results? It might be time to investigate “sick-building syndrome.” If so, the final remedy will depend on finding the root cause, but that takes time. Hunter’s line of HVLS TRAK fans boast easy one-person installation with plug-and-play wiring. This allows for fast action with a minimal outlay of cash.

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Versatec 700 Water  Source Heat Pump

Versatile Heating

The Versatec 700 Water Source Heat Pump—formerly known as Versatec Variable Speed—offers a new 2-ton unit which further expands the existing lineup of 3-6 ton and 10-90-ton units, creating more options and flexibility for customers. The 2-ton unit offers the same features as the larger models, including industry-leading efficiencies, a 4:1 turndown and Aurora Controls. Its variable speed technology provides the ultimate in temperature control and active dehumidification. It can continually adjust to load variations to deliver the air flow and temperature desired, so performance, comfort, temperature and humidity are all controlled at optimal levels.

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Inverter Scroll Heat Pump Chiller

Chill Out

By marrying key design attributes of variable refrigerant flow (VRF) technology with chilled water production, LG is raising the standard for air-cooled chillers with a robust set of high-performance features—reflected in its cooling capacity and low ambient heating ranges—providing specifiers with a cost-effective and properly-sized solution for air-source heat pump heating and cooling.

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Horton Automatics Swing doors

Swing and Slide into the Future

Medical facilities have specialized access needs so choosing the right door system is critical in today’s ever-changing healthcare environment. The 120,000-sq.-ft. Medical Center Muncy in northern Pennsylvania, which opened in January, has a full-service emergency department, clinical decision unit, intensive care unit, operating suite, 20 inpatient beds and primary and specialty care areas.When construction began on the new $100 million medical center architects at NBBJ needed a door system that would meet the demanding requirements specific to the clinical sector.

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MBCI panels at the Public Service Complex in San Marcos, Texas

Metal Proves its Mettle in Texas

A metal roof offered the optimal surface for a large field of solar panels helping the city of San Marcos meet their sustainability goals. Looking to consolidate public service departments and agencies scattered across the city into a modern, centralized location, the city of San Marcos, Texas, constructed nine buildings on a single site. The new Public Service Complex was designed to increase communication between departments and give the city an opportunity to grow in place over the next several years.“We wanted to create a flexible office space that provided natural daylighting to all the occupants within a very tight budget,” said Project Manager Edgar Zarate of Lawrence Grou

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OFC

Check This Out

Danfoss announced an innovative solution for oil-free chillers and heat pumps for enhanced system reliability and efficiency. The oil-free centrifugal market is growing exponentially around the world driven by a need to reduce system running costs, complexity and system size. The new Danfoss OFC check-and-stop valve incorporates a damped nozzle check valve, stop valves and diffuser function to address the major application pain points.

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Strait Rx, Infinity Rx

A Prescription of Acoustic Flooring for Patients, Staff at Methodist Mansfield

Renovated medical center’s NICU experiences the unexpected quiet of vinyl Rx surfacing. The center in Mansfield, Texas, began the $8.7 million expansion of its existing Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in 2018. The hospital, which offers full-service maternity care, added eight private rooms, family amenities, a state-of-the-art infant security system, and dedicated respiratory and lactation support spaces. They needed a flooring fit for the job. Interior designer Whitney Hendrickson had unique insight into what the space demanded. Prior to becoming a certified interior designer, Hendrickson was a pediatric nurse.When it came time to select the flooring, Hendrickson recalled a 2017

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Express GLX, Express TLX Series

Handwashing Package

Joining its Express ELX handwashing package, Bradley introduces the Express GLX and Express TLX Series. Checking all the boxes for high durability, fast installation, easy cleaning and maintenance, along with stylish design, the systems are made from Terreon Solid Surface material, which is smooth and non-porous with seamless construction to prevent bacteria, mold and delamination accumulation. GLX has a linear design with extra space to place belongings, while TLX features a streamlined trough design.

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Aviator Series

Show Stoppers

Glen-Gery has debuted its 2022 collection, which features an assortment of new products, including the Aviator Series, shown here. Aviator consists of several distinct monochromatic tone bricks with sharp contrasts that resemble those of early aircraft and aviation equipment. The colors are unique and versatile, creating an architectural feel that will stand out.

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Visionaire MicroCoil Grille

Closure in Small Spaces

An expansion of CornellCookson’s award-winning curtain technology, the ultra-slim profile of Visionaire MicroCoil Grille requires nearly 30% less headroom than standard industry grilles and has a lifespan of up to 50,000 cycles. The links are easily replaced, allowing the grille to have less maintenance and simple repairs. The curtain coils tightly and efficiently, blends with the surrounding architecture, and allows window shoppers to see merchandise after hours. Ideal for facilities in need of a standard cycle or low headroom grille for retail applications.

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