2016 New Product of the Year Awards

School Planning & Management and College Planning & Management Announce 2016 New Product Award Winners

New Product of the Year Award 2016DALLAS, December 13, 2016 – School Planning & Management and College Planning & Management magazines announced the winners of their 2016 New Product Award program today. The publications are leading information resources for those charged with planning, designing, constructing, equipping, operating and maintaining the physical learning environment.

The New Product Award program honors the outstanding product development achievements of manufacturers and suppliers whose products or services are considered to be particularly noteworthy in their ability to enhance the learning environment. An independent panel of judges from the industry selected 15 Platinum and 26 Gold winners in the second year of this contest. Twenty-nine additional products were awarded an Honorable Mention.

SCHOOL PLANNING & MANAGEMENT 
PLATINUM AWARDS

Acuity Brands Lighting 
Category – Lighting
BLT Series Tunable White Luminaires

Allegion
Category – Locks and Door Hardware
Von Duprin Security Dogging Indicator

ASSA ABLOY Group
Category – Access Control
IN100 Aperio Wireless Lock

BEST ACCESS
Category – Locks and Door Hardware
BEST SHELTER

Diversified Woodcrafts
Category – Science/Vocational Furniture and Equipment
Augmented Reality Sandbox

Epson America
Category – A/V Equipment
Epson DC-21 Document Camera

Special-Lite, Inc.
Category – Doors
Educational Door and Frame Safety

COLLEGE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT 
PLATINUM AWARDS

Allegion
Category – Locks and Door Hardware
Von Duprin Security Dogging Indicator

ASSA ABLOY Group
Category – Access Control
IN100 Aperio Wireless Lock

Diversified Woodcrafts
Category – Science/Vocational Furniture and Equipment
Augmented Reality Sandbox

Epson America
Category – A/V Equipment
Epson BrightLink Pro All-in-One Interactive Display

Lutron Electronics
Category – Lighting
Vive

Polaris Industries, Inc.
Category – Maintenance Vehicles 
GEM Vehicles

Special-Lite, Inc.
Category – Doors
Educational Door and Frame Safety

Victor Stanley
Category – Waste Receptacles
Relay Sensor and Service

   

SCHOOL PLANNING & MANAGEMENT 
GOLD AWARDS

Armstrong Flooring
Category – Flooring
Natural Creations with Diamond 10

Aruba, A Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company
Category – Networking Equipment
Aruba Clarity

Bradley Corporation
Category – Plumbing: Restroom/Locker Room
Verge LVS-Series

CertainTeed
Category – Roofing
Presidio Metal Roofing

Changeair 
Category – HVAC
Freshman Series with IQ Sound Package

Integra Seating
Category – Commons/Lounge Furniture
Summit Lounge Seating

Interface
Category – Carpet
Street Smart Collection

Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc.
Category – HVAC
PremiSys Fusion Dedicated Outside Air System

Mojo Networks
Category – Networking Equipment
Mojo C-130

Patcraft
Category – Flooring
Set In Concrete

SEMCO LLC
Category – HVAC
Neuton

COLLEGE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT 
GOLD AWARDS

Airius 
Category – HVAC
The Q Series Fan

Armstrong Flooring
Category – Flooring
Natural Creations with Diamond 10 Technology

Aruba, A Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company
Category – Networking Equipment
Aruba Clarity

Bradley Corporation
Category – Plumbing: Restroom/Locker Room
Verge LVS-Series

Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Category – A/V Equipment
LX-MU800Z Laser DLP Projector

CertainTeed
Category – Roofing
Presidio Metal Roofing

CertainTeed Ceilings
Category – Ceilings
Sereno Fine Fissured

Integra Seating
Category – Commons/Lounge Furniture
Summit Lounge Seating

Interface
Category – Carpet
Street Smart Collection

Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc.
Category – HVAC
PremiSys Fusion Dedicated Outside Air System

Moen Commercial
Category – Plumbing – Restroom/Locker Room 
M-Power Sensor-Operated Flush Valves

Mojo Networks
Category – Networking Equipment
Mojo C-130

Patcraft
Category – Flooring
Set In Concrete

SEMCO LLC
Category – HVAC
Neuton

Spectrum Industries, Inc.
Category – Auditorium Furniture & Equipment
Honors Lectern

In addition, the following companies have been awarded an Honorable Mention for their contribution to the creation of more effective learning environments.

SCHOOL PLANNING & MANAGEMENT – HONORABLE MENTION
Arcadia - Flirt Seating Collection; Armstrong Ceiling Solutions - Total Acoustics Ceiling Panels; Construction Specialties, Inc. -Acrovyn Wall Panels; Mannington Commercial – Glitch; Moen Commercial - M-Power Lavatory Faucets; National Office Furniture - Ditto Stackable Seating and Strassa Collaborative Tables; nora systems, Inc. - noraplan value; Patcraft - Mixed Materials Converge: Cube & Color; PublicSchoolWORKS - EmployeeSafe Suite; Softdocs – Etrieve; Spectrum Industries, Inc. -Invision Element Table; The Garland Company, Inc. - KEE-Stone 
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COLLEGE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT – HONORABLE MENTION
Arcadia - Flirt Seating Collection; Armstrong Ceiling Solutions - Total Acoustics Ceiling Panels; ASI Accurate Partitions -Plastic Laminate Partitions; Canon U.S.A., Inc. - REALiS 4K501ST Pro AV LCOS Projector and REALiS WUX6010 Pro AV LCOS Projector; Construction Specialties, Inc. - Acrovyn Wall Panels; Howard Industries PRIME Sign Program - HID Resident Room ID Signs; J+J Flooring Group/Kinetex - Kinetex Timber; J+J Flooring Group/Invision -Skyline and Elevated; Mannington Commercial – Glitch; National Office Furniture - Ditto Stackable Seating and Strassa Collaborative Tables; nora systems, Inc. - noraplan value; Softdocs – Etrieve;  Stanley Security - Stanley Guard; The Garland Company, Inc. - KEE-Stone FB 60

Winners are highlighted in the December 2016 issues of School Planning & Management and College Planning and Management magazines and featured on the industry website, spaces4learning.com. Platinum and Gold Winners will also receive awards for display. "Our New Product Award program gives us the opportunity to honor companies that have developed products and services that go above and beyond in helping to improve the learning environment," said Deborah P. Moore, executive editor/publisher of School Planning & Management and College Planning & Management. "Research shows that there is a direct correlation between quality learning environments and improved student success – and these companies are leading the charge to make schools a better place for teachers to teach and students to learn."

Information about the 2017 School Planning & Management/College Planning & Management New Product Award program will be available at spaces4learning.com in the summer of 2017.


For more information, please contact:

Susan May
Group Marketing Director, 1105 Media
Infrastructure Solutions Group
14901 Quorum Drive, Suite 425
Dallas, TX 75254
Phone: 972-687-6744
E-mail: smay@1105media.com

Visit us at spaces4learning.com
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