Green building methods require careful consideration of all products used in the construction or renovation process. Building openings in particular present an opportunity to improve a number of facility sustainability goals. High performance doors and hardware from ASSA ABLOY Group brands can improve overall facility energy efficiency by reducing thermal and air leakage as well as reducing the impact of electronic access control (EAC) systems.
Reduce Power Consumption and Infrastructure Needs
One of the greatest efficiencies can be found with the use of IP-based access control solutions, which reuse existing WiFi or Power over Ethernet (PoE) equipment. This reduces or eliminates the need forsecurity infrastructure, lessening both power requirements and materials used.
Integrated PoE locks like the SARGENT Profile Series v.S1 combine all access control functionality into the lock and use existing network cabling for both power and data. This offers the lowest power consumption with a maximum of 7 watts per lock — 50% less than typical PoE installations.
Ecoflex™ technology, available in electrified mortise locks from ASSA ABLOY Group brands CORBIN RUSSWIN and SARGENT, features an innovative actuator design that produces up to 96% energy savings compared to traditional electromechanical mortise locks.
Securitron EcoPower™ is a highly efficient power supply designed to work with low-power electrified locks. This small, aesthetic access control power supply reduces standby power consumption to only 8.5mW (0.0085W), a 99% decrease compared to current linear and switching power supplies. EcoPower can reduce total door power consumption from 12W or more to a phenomenal 0.3W, when used with a lock like one leveraging Ecoflex technology. The low power consumption means that the included EcoPower battery provides 24 or more hours of backup power. EcoPower is the most efficient, fully featured power supply available today.
WiFi access control solutions, such as the Corbin Russwin Access 800® WI1 leverage current 802.11b/g WiFi infrastructure, offer the same reduction of components as PoE, and optimize power consumption for long battery life.
Another great option for energy savings is exit devices with electric latch retraction (ELR), such as the SARGENT 56-. Driven by motor instead of solenoid, electricity savings per activation can easily exceed 50%.
ASSA ABLOY is committed to providing products and services that are environmentally sound throughout the entire production process and product lifecycle. Our unconditional aim is to make sustainability a central part of our business philosophy and culture.
ASSA ABLOY Integrated Solutions Specialists can help implement a sustainable access control platform in any facility. Contact an ISS representative to learn more.
EcoFlex™ and EcoPower™ products from ASSA ABLOY Group Brands Corbin Russwin, Sargent and Securitron receive GreenCircle Certification.
Published 13 Sep 2011
SARGENT Passport 1000 P1 Lock wins Green Solutions award. Learn more about the lock's sustainability features.
Connecticut Business News Journal article highlights ASSA ABLOY/SARGENT sustainability efforts.
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