High Speed for LEED: Albany Doors in The Construction Specifier Magazine
High speed doors are the focus of a recent article in The Construction Specifier magazine. The article explains how high speed doors can help buildings conserve energy and potentially earn LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. Photos of Albany’s UltraSecure 3000 high speed metal door, ThermaFreeze cold storage door, and UltraTough M&I rubber door are featured throughout the article.
The article details how much energy can be saved when industrial facilities install high speed doors in place of traditional or rolling metal doors.
“The U.S. building sector alone ate up eight percent of global primary energy consumption in 2008. At this time, total building energy consumption in the United States was almost 50 percent higher than consumption in 1980.1 These, and previous, similar findings have led to various research, design, policy, and regulatory initiatives. LEED seeks to bring together all the involved factors to lower the overall footprint of the building sector. Industrial businesses, which often run large, energy-hungry facilities are taking note, and recognizing the benefits of programs like LEED. While there are many ways to lower energy costs, specifying high-speed doors for interior and exterior applications can easily reduce energy consumption in industrial facilities” -Excerpt from High Speed for LEED
The article also explains just how high speed doors fit into particular LEED categories, and can potentially earn points for LEED certification.
“High-speed doors can help a project qualify for recognition in LEED’s Energy and Atmosphere (EA) category. They contribute Credit 2, Minimum Energy Performance, and Credit 1, Optimize Energy Performance. Within the Indoor Environmental Quality (EQ) category, high speed doors may earn points for:
-Credit 1, Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance
-Credit 5, Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control; and
-Credit 8, Daylight and Views” -Excerpt from High Speed for LEED
Please read the entire article to learn more about high performance door solutions and LEED certification. Click here to visit The Construction Specifier Magazine and read High Speed for LEED.