Energy & Sustainability
"Sustainability" is one of the most important future challenges for the industry, as technologies needs to be developed in order to make the best use of resources. The industry is forced to develop trends in the fields of energy efficiency, quality and durability. This applies in particular to construction industry - so the door industry - where its products have to last 20 ~ 25 years and longer.
Financial institutions and property companies want to secure their investments with sustainability certificates like LEED or BREEAM or DGNB. These certification bodies adapt their rating systems in a relative short period of time. These Green Building Certification Bodies take also building products into account of their rating systems. Therefore E.D.S.F prepared the E.D.S.F. Door Energy Calculator to show the impact of doors in the energy consumption of buildings.