Lead The Way With LEED

April 5, 2016 Leave a comment

If you follow our company, you have heard us time and time again, mention LEED. Whether we are providing our door or daylighting solutions, we are conscious in providing our clientele with the best possible means to get LEED certified. However, what does LEED actually means?

The bases of LEED is about sustainability and efficiency. LEED encourages improved solutions that are not only better for our environment but for the community as a whole. As we look to reduce our carbon footprint, the LEED certification evaluates various areas for sustainability. These areas are assigned points, and the final total equals one of the four levels. Whether certified, silver, gold, or platinum, these levels describe the achieved efficiency of a building.

No matter if you are building a home or a commercial skyscraper in a metropolis, a LEED certification is available for all buildings. The benefits of not only building but residing, and working in a LEED building far outweighs any negatives. Therefore, once you go LEED, not only will you be helping the environment, but your pockets will thank you for the reduction in bills.

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Solatube SkyVault Series

March 30, 2016 Leave a comment

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In recent studies conducted on various aged subjects, it was determined that natural light is better for your vision than artificial light. Not only is natural lighting better for your eyes, but it enhances your vision and depending on your age, helps strengthen your sight. With such great benefits, how can builders incorporate natural lighting into spaces where it might seem impossible? The answer is, Solatube SkyVault Series.

Solatube SkyVault Series uses state-of-the-art technology to transfer sunlight from the rooftop level to high output tubular daylighting devices. During this process, the sunlight travels through the world’s most reflective tubing and once it reaches its’ destination, it provides an enormous amount of daylight to a large space. This lighting will replace your artificial lights, and you will never look back. But don’t take my word for it; here is a quote from Kermit Ferrer the Vice President of Distribution Planning, Capital and Properties at Macy, Inc.:

“We have been using Solatube Daylighting Systems for over a decade and we continue to be impressed with the quality and performance, especially the new SkyVault Series. The amount of light delivered by these new units is truly incredible, allowing us the opportunity to turn off our electric lights during the day, and reduce our peak demand load. More importantly, the natural light creates a better work environment for our most important asses – our people.”

Have your building decrease their carbon footprint by installing daylighting solutions. Whether it’s the SkyVault Series for your large buildings or if you require something smaller, we have it all. Contact one of our consultants for more information on daylighting solutions.

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Major Industries and Specified Building Products

February 26, 2016 Leave a comment

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So you’re interested in having an environmental friendly building, and while you’re thinking about daylight, you wonder who the best in the business is? Well, look no further as Specified Building Products consultants have the answer – Major Industries.

Being in business for over three decades, Major Industries has a global and highly recognized handprint in the daylight solution market. As a company that works with designers, architects, and engineers, they merge all vantage points and create phenomenal energy-saving custom skylights and translucent wall systems. These skylights and wall systems fit a wide variety of applications and budgets.

Unlike any other company, Major Industries offers four distinct product lines. LightBasic provides simple, and low cost performance. Guardian 275 is the industry standard, and offers the most design and performance flexibility. Clima-Tite is engineered with fiberglass framing which improves thermal performance. And the last line, Auburn glass, mixes glazed skylights for a more traditional look and views to the sky.

When it comes to daylighting solutions, we go with the best in the business. There is nothing better than having a peace of mind that you have the best lighting situation. If you have further questions, leave a comment below or contact one of our consultants.

A Folding Glass Wall That Exudes Class

February 11, 2016 Leave a comment
Glass Wall Door

Glazed Folding Door SF 75H

Whether you’re constructing a business, conservatory, or just want an exquisite folding glass wall, the SF 75H folding glass wall is a must investment. Just imagine the look on your guests’ and/or clienteles’ faces as they have a glass wall that actually folds and allows an easy transition from outside to inside. Also, think about how much bigger the space will feel to them.

Constructed with natural materials, the laminated wood creates a seal around any heated living area to offer a comfortable setting any time of the year. Think about watching a beautiful snowfall but not feeling the cold; a nice thought right? Furthermore, the wall is sturdy and has major perks when it comes time to install.

Besides being sturdy, the glass is easy to open and close. Whether you want to push the glass inside or outside, all to one side or to different sides, it’s your prerogative. The system comes in an array of colours and wood types for your needs and aesthetic. And don’t worry, as this system comes with security that has an integrated locking system and is fitted with flat handles with integrated locking mechanisms.

Get noticed with the SF 75 H folding glass wall. Not only will the space look classy, larger, and feel comfortable, but it is absolutely secure. Choose a product that is known for its quality and durability-created by SUNFLEX, you can’t go wrong.

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Auburn® skylights

December 31, 2015 Leave a comment

Optimized for small and medium openings, save time and money with Auburn® skylights and let natural sunlight shine through.

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Equipped with…

  1. High performance sealants and a built-in water management system, there is no way that water will leak into your building
  2. Universal “slope adapters” to fit all standard rafters
  3. Tubular rafters
  4. Integral guttering to allow for positive water and condensation control
  5. Integral screw races for superior anchorage and uniform load transfer
  6. Potential LEED points or credits

 

We have so many options when it comes to daylighting for your building.  If the Auburn® skylights are a fit for your project, give us a call at 1.877.903.9090.  If you’re looking for something a little bit different, feel free to browse our website for other daylighting solutions.

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Means of Egress

December 17, 2015 Leave a comment

All buildings have codes for a means of egress. At Specified Building Products Corporation we make sure we are aware of the required building codes for your establishment.

What is a means of egress?

A means of egress is an available path for a person to leave a building, structure or space. This path must be clear and the means of exiting “cannot be subject to locking from the side that people will be leaving.”

 

A means of egress consists of three different parts:

  1. Exit access: a path from any location within a building to an exit.
  2. Exit: typically a door leading to the outside or an enclosed stairway in a multi-story building.
  3. Exit discharge: a path from the exit to the public way.

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In most establishments, the exit is also the entrance. In other establishments, when that is not the case, the International Building Code requires at least two means of egress from all buildings and spaces. Buildings or spaces with 500 or more occupants must have at least three means of egress and lastly, buildings or spaces with more than 1,000 occupants are required to have at least four means of egress.

 

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Do you scan for the exits when you go into a new building? Do you know the exits of the buildings that you frequent? If you do not, you should!  Learn more about means of egress from the International Building Code 

Self-Opening Grille

December 3, 2015 Leave a comment

In terms of design and functionality, the McKeon Self-Opening Grille has both. The Self-Opening Grille dismisses the illegal use of security gates and removes unsightly swinging door frames. In the event of an emergency, the Self-Opening Grille provides an egress path and in the event of a non-emergency, security is provided without the use of electricity or battery back up systems. Check it out in action below!

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If you’re looking for a design alternative for safety and security, this may be the perfect fit!  We are here to answer any of your questions to see if this Self-Opening Grille is right for your project.  Check out more products on our website or just give us a call at 1.877.903.9090.