NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ASSA ABLOY brands Ceco Door and Curries have added the Mercury energy efficient steel door to their product lines, as a pairing with the Mercury Thermal Break frame. This patent-pending system uses an innovative new Freon-free polyurethane foam formulation that's more sustainable than previous options and provides R-value/U-factor and air leakage performance rates that meet or exceed stringent regulatory guidelines.
"As more building owners commit to long-term energy reductions as a way to save on costs while mitigating the environmental impact of their facilities, we're developing products that help advance their sustainability goals," said John Wilkinson, director of operations, Ceco Door. "The new energy-efficient Mercury door and frame system brings economic benefits due to reduced energy use and eligible tax credits, while providing the exceptional strength of a steel-reinforced door."
The federal Energy Policy Act of 2005, set to expire at the end of 2016, provides a deduction of up to $1.80 per square foot for reductions in building total energy costs (from energy.gov). The Mercury door and frame system can directly attribute to this, as approximately 40% of all energy leakage comes from the building envelope, with door openings representing 11% of overall leakage.
The Mercury doors and frame system is priced less than similar products yet meets or exceeds requirements set forth by industry third-party authorities:
- LEEDv4 Building Design and Construction, for low emitting materials and indoor air quality
- GREENGUARD Gold Certified
- NFRC Thermal standard and air performance guidelines
- ASHRAE Ceiling and wall systems
- GreenCircle Certified for energy savings
Aesthetic options include flush and decorative embossed panel door designs in many finishes, making the Mercury system ideal for exterior applications in schools and universities, healthcare facilities, government and municipal buildings, place of worship, and parks and recreation buildings. The system is available with many standard mechanical and electronic hardware preps, in singles or pairs, with sidelights, transom and borrowed lights.
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