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The Specialties Division is a catch-all for diverse categories ranging from signage to electric hand dryers to termite control devices.

GreenSpec lists alternatives to PVC-based products in many of these categories, including signage, compartments and cubicles, tackboards, storage assemblies, and tub and shower doors. Alternatives are often available using recycled plastics and rubber as well as natural materials such as cork and FSC-certified lumber.

Look for energy savings and efficient operation in these categories: heating stoves, exterior sun control devices, and high-performance electric hand dryers.Look for non-toxic termite barriers and refined, targeted pesticides.

The Specialties Division is a catch-all for diverse categories ranging from signage to electric hand dryers to termite control devices.

GreenSpec lists alternatives to PVC-based products in many of these categories, including signage, compartments and cubicles, tackboards, storage assemblies, and tub and shower doors. Alternatives are often available using recycled plastics and rubber as well as natural materials such as cork and FSC-certified lumber.

Look for energy savings and efficient operation in these categories: heating stoves, exterior sun control devices, and high-performance electric hand dryers.Look for non-toxic termite barriers and refined, targeted pesticides.

  • XLerator Electric Hand Dryer
  • XLerator Electric Hand Dryer
  • Excel Dryer, Inc.
  • XLerator Electric Hand Dryer
    Excel Dryer, Inc.
    By using a powerful blast of air to blow off water droplets, the XLerator electric hand dryer dries hands in 10–15 seconds, drawing 1,500 watts instead of the usual 2,200 watts. XLerator is available in all voltages; 110/120V, 208V, 220-240V, and 277V and the noise level is 80 dB. The company also offers the XLeratoreco, which draws only 500 watts because it does not use heated air. Both are available with an optional HEPA Filtration System that removes 99.9% of bacteria and particles at 0.3 microns from the air stream. A kit is available for recessing the units in compliance with ADA.
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  • Marvin Exterior Roller Shades
  • Marvin Exterior Roller Shades
  • Marvin Windows and Doors
  • Marvin Exterior Roller Shades
    Marvin Windows and Doors
    Marvin exterior roller shades are completely integrated into its windows and can be operated remotely from indoors. Each blind rolls up into a hidden, integral “head box” at the top of the window, so the blind is fully concealed when not in use. The motorized openers can be programmed to operate automatically based on time of day or controlled by occupants as needed from a building control, or mobile device.The shades consist of semi-rigid PVC slats either connected by a flexible, exterior-grade, acrylic fabric backing or as separate louvers attached to insect-screen backing (the latter allowing some visibility through the shade). The slats or louvers are available in five colors, and in the case of the version with fabric backing, there are corresponding fabric colors.
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  • Draper Solar Control Products
  • Draper Solar Control Products
  • Draper, Inc.
  • Draper Solar Control Products
    Draper, Inc.
    Draper offers a number of solar shading products made primarily for commercial interior or exterior use, including venetian blinds, louvers, and roller shades. Omega Venetian Blinds are available in widths up to 16' 1" and drops of 32' 1", in manual (for interiors) or motorized versions. The FlexLouver Rack Arm System is available in widths and drops up to 20' and can open and close by hand crank or motor. The FlexShade Zip System roller shade system is available in widths and drops up to 16.5'. These shades insert inside side rails so they can withstand winds up to 90 mph. The s_enn Shading System exterior shade panel consists of stainless steel rods (it can also be rolled up like a roller shade) and the s_onro Daylight Shutter System roller shade uses aluminum fins and can open from the bottom up to provide privacy and daylighting.
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  • TRI-Umph High-Speed Hand Dryers
  • TRI-Umph High-Speed Hand Dryers
  • American Specialties Inc.
  • TRI-Umph High-Speed Hand Dryers
    American Specialties Inc.
    The Tri-umph high-speed dryer dries hands in 12 seconds. An optional 122°F (50°C) heat setting for added comfort is available; the dryer consumes 1200 watts when the heater is on and 750 watts when the heater is off. The heat is for comfort and typically does not significantly impact drying time.The model has a infrared sensor and a 60-second automatic shut-off protection to prevent tampering. It operates at a noise level of 65–69 dB.
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  • Avalon and Lopi Pellet Stoves
  • Avalon and Lopi Pellet Stoves
  • Travis Industries, Inc.
  • Avalon and Lopi Pellet Stoves
    Travis Industries, Inc.
    Travis Industries offers a number of low-emitting pellet stoves under its Avalon and Lopi lines, including the Avalon Arbor and Astoria, and the Lopi AGP and Leyden. These stoves have heating capacities from 800 to 2,200 ft2 areas, and outputs up to 45,000 Btu. The AGP stoves incorporates a Horizontal Rotary Disc pellet delivery system that increases the lifespan of the auger motor and decreases maintenance and the chance of burnback, according to the company. Travis stoves are available with outside air kits, which can improve overall heating efficiency.
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  • St. Croix Pellet Stoves
  • St. Croix Pellet Stoves
  • Even Temp Inc.
  • St. Croix Pellet Stoves
    Even Temp Inc.
    Even Temp offers a number of low-emitting pellet stoves under its St. Croix line, including the Auburn, Greenfield, Hastings, Prescott, Afton Bay, Lincoln and Lancaster. These stoves are capable of heating a 1,800 ft2 area, and have a heat output of 40,000 Btu (the Lincoln is 2,100 and 50,000 Btu) with particulate emissions under 1.0 g/hr. St. Crox pellet stoves come with a VersaGrate self-cleaning system that allows longer periods between cleaning ash, according to the company and are capable of burning wood pellets as well as cherry pits, corn, and many other fuels.
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  • Chinook Wood Stove
  • Chinook Wood Stove
  • Blaze King Industries USA
  • Chinook Wood Stove
    Blaze King Industries USA
    Blaze King’s Chinook CBT (Clean Burn Technology) wood stove uses catalytic technology to reduce emissions to 1.0 g/hr. The Chinook has a heat output of 40,000 Btu and uses an automatic thermostat to constantly adjust the draft for optimum performance. The Chinook uses two fans to improve heat circulation throughout the room but with those fans consuming 60 watts each while running, there is an energy penalty to using them. These stoves are available with straight or curved sides.
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  • Quadra-Fire Millenium Wood Stoves
  • Quadra-Fire Millenium Wood Stoves
  • Hearth & Home Technologies
  • Quadra-Fire Millenium Wood Stoves
    Hearth & Home Technologies
    Quadra-Fire’s 3100 and 4300 Millenium ACC non-catalytic wood stoves use four-stage combustion while having particulate emissions of only 1.1 g/hr. The 3100 is for areas up to 2,600 ft2 and has a heating output of 51,100 Btu, and the 4300 has a heating output of 56,000 and is for areas up to 3,000 ft2. The company’s Four-Point Burn System consists of a primary burn zone at bed of coals, a secondary burn zone, a tertiary burn over the baffles, and the final burn zone above the baffle, which helps eliminate fine particulates. Both stoves come with Automatic Combustion Control (ACC), a heat-management system that controls the airflow for an efficient start and consistent burn cycle.
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  • Progress Hybrid Wood Stove
  • Progress Hybrid Wood Stove
  • Woodstock Soapstone Company
  • Progress Hybrid Wood Stove
    Woodstock Soapstone Company
    The Progress Hybrid is a cast iron and soapstone wood stove that uses catalytic and non-catalytic two-stage combustion. Appropriate for areas up to 2,200 ft2, this stove produces up to 80,000 Btu at 81% efficiency with particulate emissions of only 1.33 g/hr and has a burn time of over 14 hours, according to the company. The Progress is available in five colors and can be back or top vented. An adapter is also available that pulls air from the outdoors rather than the living space, further improving heating efficiency.
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  • Lopi Cape Cod Hybrid Wood Stove
  • Lopi Cape Cod Hybrid Wood Stove
  • Travis Industries, Inc.
  • Lopi Cape Cod Hybrid Wood Stove
    Travis Industries, Inc.
    Lopi, a subsidiary of Travis Industries, offers the Cape Cod hybrid cast iron wood stove that uses both non-catalytic, two-stage combustion and catalytic technologies to improve efficiency and minimize emissions. The Cape Cod’s Hybrid-Fyre technology helps the stove operate at over 80% efficiency with particle emissions of only 0.45 grams per hour, the lowest of any wood stove available. This stove has a heating capacity of up to 2,500 ft2 and a heat output of 86,000 Btu/hr and is available with an optional 400 cfm fan for improved circulation, a “GreenStart” push button ignition system, and a kit that allows the stove to pull air in from the outdoors rather from the room. The Cape Cod is available in black, Oxford Brown Enamel, and with a New Iron painted finish.
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  • Vermont Castings Encore Wood Stove
  • Vermont Castings Encore Wood Stove
  • Monessen Hearth Systems Company
  • Vermont Castings Encore Wood Stove
    Monessen Hearth Systems Company
    Vermont Castings, a Monessen Hearth Systems Company, offers the efficient, low-emitting Encore Two-In-One “convertible” wood stove that can operate in either catalytic or non-catalytic mode. Appropriate for areas up to 1,800 ft2, The Encore produces 65,000 Btu/hr and operates at 86% efficiency with particulate emissions of 1.2 grams per hour (g/hr) in catalytic mode and 78% efficiency and 1.5 g/hr in non-catalytic mode. These stoves are available in five colors and come with a limited lifetime warranty.
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  • DutchWest Wood Stoves
  • DutchWest Wood Stoves
  • Monessen Hearth Systems Company
  • DutchWest Wood Stoves
    Monessen Hearth Systems Company
    Monessen’s DutchWest low-emitting wood stoves are available with either catalytic or non-catalytic technology. These stoves are available in small, medium, and large models appropriate for areas from 1,400 to 2,400 ft2. The non-catalytic model operates at 63% efficiency with particulate emissions between 1.3–1.5 g/hr and the catalytic model at 69.7%–75.9% and 1.1–1.4 g/hr. Both stoves produce 35,000–55,000 Btu/hr, depending on size.
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  • WiseWay Pellet Stove
  • WiseWay Pellet Stove
  • WiseWay Pellet Stove
  • WiseWay Pellet Stove
    WiseWay Pellet Stove
    WiseWay Pellet Stoves are low-cost, gravity-fed, non-electric pellet stoves that do not require augers for pellet delivery or fans to distribute heat. At 59" tall, 24" wide, and 16" deep, WiseWay does not look like a conventional pellet stove, but it is the first non-electric pellet stove to meet EPA emissions and UL safety standards. Its two-stage combustion is capable of producing 57,928 Btu with particulate emissions of only 1.9 g/hr. WiseWay also offers a stove guard to protect against burns, and a bolt-on, stainless steel heat exchanger for heating water. WiseWay uses a 40-pound bag of pellets in approximately 12 hours on high and 36 hours on low.
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  • 4M Sunscreens
  • 4M Sunscreens
  • 4M Sunscreens
  • 4M Sunscreens
    4M Sunscreens
    4M Sunscreens manufactures exterior sunscreens designed to offer privacy and protection from solar heat gain. According to the company, the fabric blocks up to 90% of solar heat gain. The shades attach to the window frame and do not touch the glazing. The shades are available in five colors.

    For additional information on a variety of exterior window treatment options, see GreenSpec's partner site WindowAttachments.org.
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  • WP-40 Wall Protection
  • WP-40 Wall Protection
  • Pawling Corp.
  • WP-40 Wall Protection
    Pawling Corp.
    Pawling's WP-40 wall covering is made of Pro-Tek PETG, the company's non-halogenated, class A fire retardant alternative to PVC. The rigid material provides impact protection as corridor wainscot, patient room walls, sink backsplashes, and other applications. WP-40 is available in 4'x8' sheets, 0.040" thick, in 16 standard colors; custom sizes, custom colors, and color-matched caulk are available upon request.
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