UL Environment Inc., a business unit of Underwriters Laboratories, announced a new set of standard requirements, UL ISR 102, which will help gauge the environmental and human health impacts of door slabs. This includes doors that that are meant to swing, hang or glide. The life cycle impact of doors is measured throughout the materials management, energy use, water use, manufacturing and operations, health and environment, product performance, product stewardship and innovative practices of production.
“Every element of a building contributes to creating healthier work environments,” says Steve Wenc, president of UL Environment. “Those who commit to meeting the standard through third-party certification also demonstrate their commitment to leading the industry forward, and add a level of trust specifiers prefer when selecting better products.”