Architectural Wood Doors

Sustainability

At VT Industries, we are constantly adapting our manufacturing techniques and using sustainable materials to ensure environmental responsibility. All of our doors are manufactured in state-of-the-art, highly efficient facilities using low-emitting, sustainable materials to ensure our doors last the life of a building.

To keep waste at a minimum, VT employs every possible means of lean manufacturing, even reusing scraps of core materials to heat our plants with sawdust inevitably left over from the manufacturing process. From paper to sawdust to oil, all waste is carefully monitored and recycled at our facilities, resulting in 86% of our production waste being diverted from landfill sites at our corporate facility.

VT doors are GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified® and GREENGUARD Children & SchoolsSM Certified, the first architectural wood doors to receive certification in each category, and currently the only product with this recognition. Certification guarantees our products are low-emitting, contributing to healthy indoor air quality and building occupant wellness. GREENGUARD Certification standards are the referenced measure of product emissions in numerous green building initiatives.

VT also reduces Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs), Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and other emissions from the interior of a building with the use of no added urea-formaldehyde, Type 1 adhesives and providing factory finishing with water based stains.

VT Industries is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) Chain-of-Custody (COC) Certified (FSC-C005590, SCS-COC-004128) promoting responsible forest management. FSC certified doors are available upon request. Our agrifiber core, a rapidly renewable wheat based product, lowers the need to harvest virgin wood materials and reduces pressure on the world’s forests.

Our wood doors assist in achieving multiple Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) credits. LEED, developed by the U.S. Green Build Council, is the benchmark for green building programs. VT architectural wood doors assist in achieving LEED credit for recycled content, regional material, rapidly renewable materials, low-emitting materials, and certified wood.

VT leads the industry with environmental innovation and education, and plans to maintain this leadership position. We continue to adapt our processes by involving all employees and encouraging them to find ways to make our business more effective and efficient.

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LEED Opportunity Brochure

Technical Information

Environmental Frequently Asked Questions
LEED Credit Assistance - Artistry Collection
LEED Credit Assistance - Heritage Collection
Certified Wood White Paper
FSC Chain of Custody Certificate - New Albany
FSC Chain of Custody Certificate - Holstein
FSC Public Policy Commitment


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