Last month, we posted an article about how to use interior sliding glass doors to increase home energy efficiencies in which we talked about how glass can add LEED points:
Glass doors can contribute to achieving U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) ratings. Use of glass can add LEED points for reductions in lighting power density. Using glass, especially if it is made of recycled and recyclable materials, instead of drywall is a good, sustainable, and eco-friendly choice and will promote better indoor air quality by reducing the use of emitting materials such as adhesives and sealants. In new construction or renovations, smaller living spaces can be designed by reducing the access space that is required by traditional doors.
Recently, we learned about a company that is pioneering the folding door system and has just been named to the 2013 San Diego Business Journal list of 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies. LaCantina Doors originated in Melbourne, Australia with its main office now located in San Diego, California where it manufactures, packs, and ships to locations worldwide for residential and commercial buildings.
The flagship products of LaCantina Doors include folding doors and screens that are designed to transform and create innovative open spaces. Indoor folding doors are available in models that are thermally controlled and impact-rated. Screening and blinding solutions include choice of pleated and non-pleated screening to optimize privacy and interaction with the outdoors while protecting the interior of the home from insects, debris, and ultraviolet rays.
A member of the US Green Building Council, LaCantina Doors offers products that feature FSC-certified wood and utilize NFRC rated glass to offer LEED certification. Recycled materials are used in the packing and shipping of their products.
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