Masonite Architectural has published an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for its wood door products to bring greater environmental transparency to the wood door production process, according to the company. SCS Global Services (SCS), a third-party environmental certifier, conducted the independent assessment behind the declaration.

“This EPD is one more tool for sharing our environmental performance with our customers,” said Judy Landwehr, product manager for Masonite Architectural. “Masonite Architectural has had a longstanding commitment to environmental responsibility and continuous improvement.”

Masonite Architectural’s EPD is part of the company’s larger sustainability program. The company has earned several environmental certifications for its doors, including SCS Indoor Advantage Gold for meeting stringent indoor air quality standards, recycled content certification, and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody certification. Its products also qualify for numerous LEED v4 and other green building program credits.

An EPD is an objective report based on life cycle assessment (LCA) that states what a product is made of and how it impacts the environment. Masonite Architectural’s wood door EPD documents environmental impacts from the time raw materials are extracted from the earth through the entire manufacturing process to the finished product, encompassing operations at seven separate production facilities.

The completed EPD, which includes almost all of Masonite Architectural’s products, can be viewed on Masonite Architectural’s website (www.masonitearchitectural.com).

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