The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art’s academic facility at 41 Cooper Square in New York, attained LEED Platinum certification. ASSA ABLOY supplied door and hardware products.

In keeping with the school’s goal to create a high performance building, openings throughout 41 Cooper Square are constructed with door and hardware products from ASSA ABLOY Group brands.

A blend of doorway security, life-safety, aesthetics and sustainability is achieved with Curries hollow metal 707 doors and McKinney three-knuckle hinges along with 8200 Series mortise locks, 80 Series exit devices and 351 Series door closers from SARGENT.

The doorways feature a mix of mechanical and electromechanical locks that provide balanced security throughout the building, enabling facility personnel to set access privileges according to their needs. Each opening is also carefully tailored to fit the design motif set forth by project architect Thom Mayne of Morphosis.

From a sustainability perspective, all of the doorway products are constructed with percentages of recycled material that exceed LEED materials and resources guidelines, and when used together as a complete assembly, the openings can help improve building envelope thermal performance.