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Glass


Description

Glass doors are useful for allowing light into a space, and may be used as part of a daylighting strategy, both on the exterior and internally. Glazing may be translucent to allow for privacy. Note that glass doors are challenging in fire-rated walls and have to be evaluated carefully.


Tips

O+M Tips

  • Use cleaning chemicals and solutions that are Green Seal certified
  • Dust with micro fiber cloth regularly

End of Life Tips

  • If in good condition, doors can be donated to organizations like Habitat for Humanity that will reuse them.
  • To recycle old doors visit Earth 911 http://earth911.com/ to determine the capacity of local facilities.

For alignment with LEED Standards

  • Regional Materials: At a minimum, use 20% of the combined value of construction and Division 12 (Furniture) materials and products that are manufactured regionally within a radius of 500 miles. Additionally, use a minimum of 10% of the combined value of construction and Division 12 (Furniture) materials and products extracted, harvested or recovered, as well as manufactured, within 500 miles of the project.