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Hall's Permits Won't Get Lost in the Glove Box Shuffle

Whether education institutions need to manage an entire campus of parking lots or just a few spaces, Hall Signs is here to help. It offers regulatory and custom signage, posts and hardware, and parking permits. Make permits visible with unique designs paired with an organization's logo and custom colors--without added setup fees.
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Strong, Long-Term Carrier With Stability and Experience

Travelers has been writing insurance policies for education institutions for more than 30 years. It has high renewal-retention levels and proven success: more than 600 education institutions have chosen Travelers as their market of choice. Where competitors can write only some of the casualty lines and no property, Travelers can provide all lines of coverage from property to casualty, and workers' compensation to educators' legal liability and others.
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Energy-Efficient Window Replacements are Cost-Effective

Tired, aging buildings can be significantly upgraded through the installation of Kalwall translucent window replacement systems, which are 300 percent more efficient than insulated glass. Greatly reduces lighting and air-conditioning costs. Kalwall is renowned for its quality of balanced, glare-free daylight while fulfilling vision/ventilation requirements. Shatterproof and vandal-resistant. Nationwide building code compliant. Fast installation--one room at a time from inside or outside.
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Protect and Educate at the Same Time

The new Education Expressions Sheet Series from InPro offers supreme wall protection made from rigid sheet material. Guard against wall damage while providing an educational learning environment. Both the characters and sheet are made with rigid vinyl sheet material. The Education Sheet Series offers two alphabet/number designs and three base color choices, measuring 4 feet high by 28 feet long.
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The Most Powerful Generator Sizing and Design Software Available

Generac Industrial Power has introduced a new gas pipe sizing module, the first in a series of enhancements to its Power Design Pro software, the most advanced generator sizing tool on the market. Power Design Pro Software is the one-stop electrical and mechanical design and sizing tool created for engineers by engineers. Visit the website for a FREE Download of Power Design Pro Software.
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School Bond Center

American School & University's School Bond Center is your resource for staying up to date on the most recent school bond issues proposed and passed. Updated monthly, the School Bond Center tracks the institutions, locations and values of recent bond issues.

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Greenheck Introduces Fully Packaged Rooftop Ventilator System

Greenheck's new rooftop ventilation unit, Model RV/RVE, fully conditions and controls any mixture of outdoor and return air. Designed for rooftop installations, Model RV/RVE is easily configurable, making it ideal for HVAC systems in commercial or institutional applications including schools, offices and government buildings.
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Action Floor Vinyl Cover System for Gym Floors "Rides" on Air

Action Floor Systems has developed AirRide, a vinyl rollout gymnasium floor cover system that uses a patented air blower to drive a cushion of air that simplifies installation and removal. AirRide's lift effect greatly reduces potential for scuffing and scratching of the floor's surface during either process. Deploying and removing the cover is managed quickly and simply by two people.
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Include Your Project in the 2012 Calendar of Industry Events

American School & University is making plans for the 2012 Calendar of Industry Events, with a limited number of months still available. This is a budget-friendly marketing opportunity for your school or university project. The Calendar will be featured on SchoolDesigns.com and ASUmag.com to view and print throughout 2012.

Sponsorship includes your project featured on a month of the calendar, your logo and project photo in the December 2011 issue of the magazine, a sponsor email announcing the calendar and a custom email just for your project. Plus, your project will be added permanently to the SchoolDesigns.com gallery free of charge with a month as the Featured Project on the home page.

Reserve one of the remaining spots today by emailing Molly Roudebush or calling her at 913.967.1959. Materials due Oct. 28.

Renewable Energy for Commercial HVAC

School districts can now take advantage of the new SunSource Commercial Energy System from Lennox, and realize tremendous efficiency increases. A new option for Energence rooftop units, the SunSource system converts solar energy to supply power to HVAC units and reduce annual energy costs.
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Concealed Widespread Faucet With One-Piece Body

Chicago Faucets new concealed widespread faucets have fewer parts and feature preassembled components for quick and easy installation. Built to last, with a solid one-piece cast brass body, these faucets deliver durable performance and have interchangeable handles, spouts, outlets and cartridges, making them as easy to upgrade as they are to install. To learn more, click on the link below.
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School Security Should Save a Fortune, not Cost One.

Nexgen XT from Medeco takes the flexibility of SFIC to a new level by enabling administrators to add or delete users electronically, and based on date and time of desired access. Additionally, it adds the accountability afforded by an audit trail. Nexgen XT requires no wiring or door/hardware modifications, and it gets power from the battery in the small, robust key.
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Procter & Gamble Professional Launches P&G ProLine Floor Care System

Procter & Gamble Professional offers a unique lineup of floor care solutions with P&G ProLine Floor Care System, featuring a low-odor floor finish stripper, a complete line of floor finishes and neutral-impact cleaners, formulated to work together to deliver a "Brilliant Shine That Stands the Test of Time." P&G Professional's latest innovation also features EPA DfE-certified floor finish and cleaner. Click the link below to learn more.
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TANK S LP Offers Clean, Efficient Power

Cub Cadet Commercial TANK S LP offers fuel efficiency and ground-breaking Synchro Steer technology, 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 maintenance thanks to its clean LP fuel source. The TANK S LP also meets all current EPA and CARB emissions standards.
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Terrazzo in Schools

The National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association knows a terrazzo installation typically will last the life of the building, negating the expense and inconvenience of replacing flooring in high-traffic areas. Non-porous terrazzo does not support microbial growth, nor does it enable moisture to accumulate, contributing to a mold-free, healthy environment. A terrazzo logo can build school spirit. Terrazzo is a very durable, competitive flooring package.
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Surface-Mounted Warm-Air Hand Dryers

Bobrick has introduced its TrimLine Series Surface-Mounted Warm-Air Hand Dryers featuring a 4-inch projection for ADA and barrier-free compliance, and low-profile, architectural styling. Seventy-percent recycled satin-finish stainless steel or white-coated steel. Features include an optimum balance of fast drying time and a moderate sound level. Dual parallax air flow delivers a broad warm-air pattern. Eliminates paper towels, reducing costs by 95 percent. Visit the website or call (800)553-1600.
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A Fan for Every Season

Big Ass Fans' fully customizable, 6- to 24-foot ceiling fans are perfect for retrofits, new construction and renovation projects. Designed to move air using very little energy, Big Ass Fans lower HVAC costs and keep students comfortable in gymnasiums, cafeterias, libraries, natatoriums and practice facilities. Learn how schools can save thousands on energy bills year round.
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Consider Cold-Formed Steel for Construction Projects

Cold-formed steel (CFS) increasingly is used as the primary structural material in mid-rise projects up to nine stories. It is faster to install, has a more predictable schedule, and lowers insurance and installed costs compared with typical alternatives. Learn more at the Steel Framing Alliance website by clicking on the link below or call (800) 79-STEEL.
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Sustainable Low-Maintenance Concrete Floors Never Need Stripping

Consolideck products from Prosoco for high-performance concrete floors give schools options for beautiful, sustainable, low-maintenance flooring that lasts. Turn concrete floors new or old into gleaming, gem-like, yet slip-resistant surfaces--even concrete currently topped by other coverings. The Consolideck system includes advanced concrete hardener/densifiers, water-based stains, and a super-thin protective coating that never needs stripping. And Consolideck products meet the nation's toughest standards for indoor air quality.
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Mobile Classroom Furniture From KI

Designed for higher education and K-12 environments based on extensive student research, KI's new Learn2 Mobile Classroom Furniture is uniquely versatile and mobile. Whether for individual study, group projects, or traditional classrooms, this seat and surface combination personalizes the learning experience. Learn more by clicking below.
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Healthy Campus. Healthy Students.

Education facilities must create conditions that promote health and wellness, all while reducing costs and meeting sustainability goals. Successful administrators turn to xpedx for the products, expertise, procurement and logistics solutions they need. Learn how xpedx can work with you to provide a sustainable campus. Watch our video at the link below.
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Sika Sarnafil's EnergySmart Roof Makes Grade at Texas Junior College

When Tyler Junior College wanted to make its Texas campus "greener" and protect the bottom line, it looked to the EnergySmart Roof from Sika Sarnafil. This vinyl roof system provides reliable, watertight protection and contains recycled content. Further, it reflects the sun's rays, which helps keep buildings cooler and reduces energy consumption. Click the link below to receive a free Energy Savings Kit, a guide to conserving energy at education facilities.
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EXTREMEAIR Hand Dryer--Fast, Quiet and Adjustable

The EXTREMEAIR hand Dryer from American Dryer dries hands in 10+ seconds while using 80 percent less energy than conventional hand dryers. It offers a 98 percent cost savings vs. paper towels, eliminates costly maintenance and improves hygiene. It is GreenSpec listed and helps a facility qualify for LEED credits. It features adjustable sound and speed, and a no-heat option.
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SaniGLAZE Tile and Grout Restoration

SaniGLAZE restorative bonding technology returns old, contaminated tile and grout to a "like-new" appearance and prevents the problems from returning. SaniGLAZE also makes tile and grout surfaces very easy to maintain. For more information, visit the website or call (800)874-5554.
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Flexible and Customizable Stack Seating

The Discover HD Stacker from Artco Bell delivers versatility, comfort, ergonomics and an outstanding design. An optional tablet arm provides a flexible solution for classroom seating. Capable of being stacked 40 high on a dolly, it clears a standard doorway easily. Customize seats and backs individually from 18 colors and a variety of upholstery choices.
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Translucent Daylighting Systems for Schools

CPI can be a school's sole source for translucent daylighting, providing design, fabrication and installation of standard or custom skylights, wall-lights and canopy systems for renovation projects or new construction. CPI also offers hurricane endurance designs and Class A fire-resistant systems. The newest innovation is IntelaSun, an intelligent, self-adjusting, dynamic daylighting system that manages shading and sunlight transmission.
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ECOsurfaces Recycled Rubber Flooring: Ideal for Schools and Universities

Made from the highest quality recycled rubber and vibrant ColorMill EPDM flecks, ECOsurfaces recycled rubber flooring features 65 brilliant color choices with custom design capabilities. ECOsurfaces is designed to meet stringent criteria under the LEED rating system and is FloorScore certified. Because of its FloorScore certification, ECOsurfaces qualifies for use in high-performance schools and meets the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) criteria.
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Side Mount Ash Urn

This "New for 2011" side-mount ash urn has a slim, modular design that fits most DuMor tapered receptacle bodies. It opens with a flathead screwdriver as a key and is easily retrofitted to existing DuMor receptacles. Available in 12 standard powder-coat colors.
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Perfect Lead-Free Solution for Schools and Universities

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. Willoughby products are made in the USA.
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Ensuring a Bedbug-Free Environment

ActiveGuard mattress liners from Allergy Technologies LLC offer schools and universities a bold new proactive way of ensuring a bedbug-free environment. Distinct from encasements, ActiveGuard's thin, breathable liners are easy to install onto mattresses and box springs, need no ongoing maintenance, and immediately work to kill bedbugs and dust mites continuously for up to two years. Easy ... Effective ... ActiveGuard!
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Wire Guard for Fluorescent Lights

The Chase Security Fluorescent Light Guard is designed to protect light fixtures against vandalism or accidental damage. The guard can be fastened securely with four clips to the existing ceiling grid. This eliminates the need for onsite drilling. The grid pattern is designed to allow maximum light coverage without compromising protection. The wire enclosure is unfastened easily at one end for general maintenance. For more information, click the link below.
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New Sage Contract Chairs by Virco

Great for higher learning environments, Sage Contract chairs successfully unite Virco's comfortable Sage shell with a sophisticated, gently angled frame. Conceived by award-winning designers Peter Glass and Bob Mills, Sage Contract combines understated lines, ergonomic contours and GREENGUARD certification to complement discerning interior spaces. Contact a Virco representative or call (800)813-4150 for more information.
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CyberLock Electronic Access-Control Solutions

CyberLock from Videx has been developing dynamic, affordable access-control solutions to schools for more than a decade. With CyberLock, schools control who accesses any area of a facility, and when. View employee key activity and lock openings from a computer. Email alerts inform when there are potential security issues. Click here to read about how other schools are using CyberLock.
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