ASSA ABLOY announced the company’s latest GreenCircle Certifications and Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) for architectural door accessories, which include the following Rockwood Products: locking pull LP3301; MegaTek pulls; MezzoTek pulls; GeoMetek pulls; BandWidth pulls; vandal resistant pull; offset pull and push bar; pull plates including 105x70C, 107x70C, and 111x70C; as well as ASSA ABLOY glass solutions products 4-in. square and tapered door rails, and the PDU8000-3 panic device.
In our annual green report, SDM profiles security companies reducing their carbon footprints and working toward creating a cleaner environment.
April 6, 2018
Security dealers and integrators use a lot of paper: invoices, work orders, requests for proposals (RFPs), schedules, plans and revisions. Not only can that result in hundreds of thousands of printed pages each year, but paper can get misplaced. Focusing on paper reduction can reduce a company’s municipal solid waste (MSW) and increase efficiency.
As we look ahead to the coming year, it is a good opportunity to reflect on the learning moments of 2017 ― the areas where the security industry learned, grew and shifted thinking to better provide products and solutions for buildings of all types, across all industries.
Legrand, North America has installed a 500kW, solid-oxide fuel cell system to provide cleaner and more efficient power to its headquarters in West Hartford, Conn. The Fuel Cell will sit adjacent to the company’s corporate offices and Wiremold manufacturing facility, and is expected to produce up to 88 percent of the electricity to every building on its 263,000-square-foot, 100-year-old campus.
For Thomas Marino, president of Advanced Technologies, Baton Rouge, La., “green” projects were nothing new. He had done projects that involved low-power, solar or other green elements. But when he ran into local attorney Joe Simmons at a trade show, the extremely environmentally conscious lawyer asked him to do the security and home automation for the custom home he was building. The home was new construction in a community of older homes and would feature as many green elements as possible, from the material in the countertops to the security and audio elements.
All throughout the security industry, there's plenty of “green” activity to celebrate. Join SDM from now through Earth Day on April 22, 2016, as we work to highlight “green” efforts from around the industry in a special “green” April print edition of SDM and at www.SDMmag.com/Green.
A snapshot of the security industry’s sustainability efforts reveals the many benefits of going green.
April 17, 2014
The time certainly is ripe for security industry businesses that are involved in sustainability. First movers are blazing a profitable path to the sustainable future and demonstrating the value of going green to companies that are preparing to dive into what will soon be the “new normal.”
Meticulous Planning Yields ‘Invisible’ System Switch
August 1, 2013
Aflac, a Fortune 500 company, with annual revenues of more than $25.4 billion, had used a self-described “workhorse”-style access control system for many years in the company’s locations in Columbus, Ga., Omaha, Neb., and Albany, New York, as well as in its newest locations on Wall Street and in Columbia, S.C.