Why focus on doors?
Approximately 40% of all energy leakage comes from the Building Envelope. Door openings represent 11% of the overall energy leakage. Doors provide access, security and, in some cases, exterior light to interior spaces. They are a critical point in the Building Envelope, and need to be insulated, weather stripped and maintained properly .
What is their purpose?
The doors to the Earth Rangers Centre were specified to be an integral part of the architectural design and function of the building. Interior doors keep public spaces separate from animal care areas. Exterior doors allow access during normal hours, and keep the building secure in off hours. Door sweeps, seals, and locks ensure that the building does not waste heat through leakage.
How do our doors make us more sustainable?
The recycled content of doors, frames and hardware from ASSA ABLOY Group brands enable buildings to incorporate complete doorways that help address the materials sections of green building standards. Door and hardware products from ASSA ABLOY feature recycled content rates in excess of 50%. High quality building components last longer, providing a lower Total Cost of Ownership and making less of an environmental impact over their life cycle.