The Sustainability Compass in action: enhancing product performance


The ASSA ABLOY team used the Sustainability Compass to develop an energy-efficient door solution for the US Department of Defense.


The US Department of Defense required an energy-efficient door that would comply with the energy executive order for Federal facilities – designed to reduce energy use.


The ASSA ABLOY Sustainability Compass enabled the team to consider the product from a life cycle perspective with focus on how the product is designed, manufactured, packaged, transported, installed, used, maintained and recycled. This enabled energy efficiency to be optimized and potentially harmful substances to be phased out.


The US Department of Defense and third-party agency GreenCircle tests of various solutions at the Marine Corps Systems Command demonstrated that ASSA ABLOY’s Trio-E solution will make annual energy savings of USD 124 – USD 129 per door, compared with typical solutions on the market. The ASSA ABLOY team eliminated Freon as a blowing agent for the polyurethane foam fill during the product development process. Freon is on ASSA ABLOY’s restricted materials list, and the replacement substance has a 99.9 percent lower global warming potential.