Soft Surface Floor Covering

October 29, 2013

J&J Floring Group’s Kinetex has developed a soft surface floor covering that can be an alternative for hard surfaces.  These semi-rigid overcoverings are thinner than standard carpet tiles.  They have an abrasive resistant durable wear layer that resist staining and bleaching.  They are made from 60% recycled content and can be recycled into new backing […]

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Clean Indoor Air With HEPA Air Filtration

September 24, 2013

  Have you ever wanted to have really clean indoor air in your home, hospital, office, and school? Pure Air Systems has portable models, and permanent models that attach their HEPA filters and a carbon prefilter to the building’s existing heating and cooling system ducts.   Airflows range from 150 to 2000 cubic feet per minute.

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Light Diffusing Glass

August 27, 2013

Schott North America manufactures a window glass called Okalux.   It is a light diffusing glass that uses hollow capillary fibers between sheets of laminated float glass. This glass prevents glare and shadows, has U-values as low as 0.9, is sound attenuating, allows solar heat gain, and has UV protection. Okalux provides uniform light diffusion regardless […]

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Foreground With Background Composition

July 30, 2013

I have found that an interesting foreground really enhances a great background in architectural photography. The Victorian townhouses add to the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco.

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Low Voltage Window Shading

June 25, 2013

Have you ever wanted window shades that operate automatically?  The Lutron Company has a product called Sivoia QS (wireless available, too) that can control window shades using low voltage power and can be operated with a single button.

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Architectural Photography Elements

May 28, 2013

To create great dynamic architectural images, try to use the following six elements: converging lines, great background then great foreground, incredible lighting, low camera angle, moving objects, and vignetting.   The image of the Hyatt Regency Hotel in San Francisco shows several of these items.

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Sustainable FSC Wood Doors

April 30, 2013

Have you ever wanted an attractive, energy efficient door?   The Maiman Company has fine architectural doors that have lower operating costs because the doors far exceed construction standards that translates into longer product life and easier maintenance.

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Hemp Panels

March 26, 2013

Have you ever heard of hemp?   It has been used as an industrial fiber for centuries.   The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp.   Many sail clothes and ropes are made of hemp. 

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Sequester Carbon Dioxide To Create Concrete Blocks

February 26, 2013

Have you ever heard of a concrete block production process that requires a small carbon footprint?   Atlas Block company has developed such a process.

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Sound Absorbing Flooring

January 29, 2013

Would you like to have quieter upstairs floors?  Smith & Fong Co. has a product called PlybooQuiet that is a sound absorbing floor.

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