Improve energy efficiency and building envelope performance with doors and hardware that reduce thermal transmission and thwart heat/cold exchange.
Ceco Door energy efficient solutions include thermal break frames and weather-stripped (kerf) frames that help prevent drafts and eliminate frost build up. Doors with polyurethane cores provide exceptional thermal resistance and total surface support for impact resistance. Combine these products for weatherized solutions that will help protect the contents of the building and save on energy costs as well.
With more focus on the need to provide energy efficient openings Ceco Door is testing products to the most current test standards including, ASTM C1363 (thermal transmittance) and ASTM E283 (air infiltration). These tests include other ASSA ABLOY Group hardware products to give building owners a better indication of actual thermal performance.
According to the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), in the United States alone, buildings account for:
72% of electricity consumption
39% of energy use
38% of all carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions
In addition, approximately 40% of air infiltration comes from the building envelope. Although doors account for a tiny percentage of the overall surface area of the building envelope, they are responsible for 11% of air infiltration.
This source of energy waste can be easily eliminated with the proper selection of doors and hardware.