Opening the green door

Doors are contributing to a greener world thanks to innovative design, new functionality and increased use of recycled material.

Architects, builders and home owners can do a lot to improve energy efficiency in doors and windows. The Energy Saving Trust in Britain says that installing eco-friendly doors and windows may cut energy bills by up to 20 percent.

But getting new equipment isn’t the only path towards a greener planet. Home owners can contribute a great deal to energy conservation (and lower utility bills) simply by being more aware of how much they are actually using up.

Door manufacturers are doing their part in the sustainability efforts too, by designing doors that contribute to energy conservation. US company Curries, for example, has added an insulating gasket option to their door frames to help protect against heat loss.

Graham, another US door manufacturer, is also continuously looking for more ways to use renewable and recycled materials. One example is substituting timber with agrifiber.

Read the entire article at ASSA ABLOY Future Lab