The Ins and Outs of Revolving Doors
The built environment is an energy-guzzler. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) states in this country alone, buildings account for 41 percent of energy use, 73 percent of electricity consumption and 38 percent of all CO2 emissions, and 13.6 percent potable water consumption. Globally, buildings use 40 percent of raw materials, or about 3 billion tons annually.* Fortunately, the type of doors we select can have a big impact on a building's energy profile.
Revolving doors can be up to eight times more energy-efficient than their hinged counterparts - all while allowing large numbers of people to pass in and out, boosting security, and adding architectural interest. In other words, not only can revolving doors efficiently handle bi-directional pedestrian traffic and reduce energy costs by maintaining an airlock, but they can also improve comfort for building occupants and offer more usable space at entrances compared to vestibules.
The article for download discusses the green features of revolving doors and considers design elements as they relate to user comfort and safety. It also offers a checklist of must-dos in properly specifying a revolving door for a given project.
About Boon Edam
With over 140 years of experience of engineering quality and a global distribution network, Royal Boon Edam can offer you expertise and knowledge as well as future proof entry solutions that meet your specifications and requirements. As the world increasingly revolves around access, and entries become mobility hotspots, our world revolves around yours. We fit the puzzle in the development of your building, creating entries at the intersection of sustainability, security and service.
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