By Bob Hasty
Opening the Door to Green
rchitectural door hardware always has played an integral and vital role in providing life safety and security to all who occupy and visit a building, thus driving the importance of specifications for products to be used in a given project. An ongoing trend in the selection of door hardware products for construction projects is the requirement for documentation of the product’s eco-friendly and sustainable attributes.
In the past few years, this trend has had a quick and undeniable impact across the building and construction industries. While door hardware represents a relatively small portion of the total material content used to construct a building, the architectural hardware industry was moved to cast itself in a new “greener” light. As architectural door hardware manufacturers find themselves in conversations about “green” building and sustainability, frequent questions arise such as: What are the “green” attributes of exit devices, locks or door closers? How important is sustainable architectural door hardware in efficient and eco-friendly building and construction?
CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM MARCH 2012
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