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Door System

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Design Guidance

Overall Strategies

Doors in a sustainable workplace should be insulated to prevent loss of conditioned air. Exterior doors in a sustainable workplace should be insulated and weather resistant to prevent loss of conditioned air while interior doors should be made from recycled or renewable resources. Consider using glass or treated glass for doors as they facilitate collaboration and permit the transmission of daylight. Avoid doors with added urea-formaldehyde as this is a common source of the indoor air pollutant.

Best Practices

  • Consider doors that are made of recycled content or are recyclable at the end of their lives.
  • Wood doors can be certified to prove the material was harvested in a responsible way.
  • Consider door finishes such as paints and stains that are low in VOC content.
  • Consider composite wood doors with no added urea-formaldehyde and door finishes such as paints and stains that are low in VOC content.
  • Use glass or treated glass doors where possible to permit the transmission of light.

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Guiding Principles