Thumbs up on green security


Today, builders and designers are paying special attention to the impact their buildings make on the planet. While common steps to a greener building usually focus on reducing energy consumption, keeping an eye on what is environmentally friendly is not limited to this aspect of building construction. Globally conscious design can be reflected throughout a building — including in its security products.

The popular Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System is one of a number of programs encouraging and accelerating global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices.

It is often in the manufacturing of products where unnecessary waste can be eliminated, including unnecessary packaging. When looking at products made of wood, manufacturers can rely on non-deforestation products whereby the trees used are grown specifically for a manufacturing purpose. This means that the rainforest is not being stripped to manufacture doors.

The goal is to utilize products that use fewer solvents and components that are harmful for the earth. Plastic laminate faces on doors, for example, will not give off harmful VOCs like some painted or stained finishes can do if they are cleaned with antimicrobial cleansers.

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