VT is proud to offer sustainable doors that can assist with LEED® project certification. All VT doors are manufactured in highly efficient facilities using low-emitting, sustainable materials. Additionally, VT's architectural wood doors are warranted to provide customers with even more confidence when purchasing VT doors. Please use the following links below to access all our sustainability resources.
At VT Industries, we are constantly adapting our manufacturing techniques to ensure environmental responsibility. VT doors have been tested with the GREENGUARD™ Environmental Institute (GEI), and are GREENGUARD Air Quality Certified® and GREENGUARD GOLD Children & Schools SM Certified. VT is also FSC® Chain of Custody (COC) certified (FSC-C005590), offering several FSC certified products by request.
The above product attributes can assist you in achieving LEED credits. Under the LEED New Construction (NC) rating system, recycled content, regional materials, rapidly renewable materials, certified wood and low-emitting materials credits are all relevant to architectural wood doors.
FSC Chain of Custody Certificates
GREENGUARD™ Certified Product Information
Heritage High-Pressure Decorative Laminate Doors
Heritage Wood Veneer Doors
Eggers Division Doors
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
- Do VT doors meet LEED v4/4.1 Low-Emitting Material credit? LEED v4 / v4.1 Low-Emitting Material credits categorize interior doors as “Wall Panels”. Wall Panels must meet the VOC emission evaluation requiring California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Standard Method v1.2-2017 VOC limits. GREENGUARD GOLD and Indoor Advantage Gold certification meet CDPH VOC emission limits tested using Classroom and Office environments. Total VOC concentrations fall below 0.5 mg/m3 or less. Previous versions of LEED categorized doors as Composite Wood products. Wall Panels, including doors, are specifically excluded from the Composite Wood category in current LEED v4/4.1.
- What does NAUF mean? NAUF is short for “No Added Urea Formaldehyde”. NAUF is a prescriptive requirement to limit formaldehyde emissions in the indoor environment. VT offers NAUF compliant across all product offerings. VT tests products to confirm our products are low-emitting for formaldehyde and additional volatile organic chemicals that may be considered harmful in the built environment. NAUF specification is not required to ensure VT doors are low-emitting. GREENAURD and Indoor Advantage test reports have confirmed formaldehyde levels are minimal or even below quantifiable levels with VT doors constructed with NAUF components. GREENGUARD GOLD and IAQ GOLD certifications provide performance based confirmation that VT doors are low-emitting for formaldehyde and total VOCs and available for your project requirements.
- Do VT doors meet CARB Phase II and TSCA Title VI requirements for composite wood products? All composite woods used in the manufacture of VT Architectural Wood Doors meet the second phase of The California Air Resources Board (CARB) Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) to Reduce Formaldehyde Emissions from Composite Wood Products and EPA Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Title VI Formaldehyde Emission Standard for Composite Wood Products. All doors are labeled with compliance statements reading CARB P2/TSCA VI Compliant.
- Does VT offer CARB ultra-low emitting formaldehyde (ULEF) or CARB no added formaldehyde (NAF) doors? CARB ULEF or CARB NAF compliant VT doors are available by request. CARB ULEF doors are available for all door types. CARB NAF will be limited to only a few door types and environmental selection. CARB ULEF or NAF is the current LEED Low-Emitting Material credit requirement of Composite Wood Products. Products covered under Wall Panels are excluded from this category requirements. Doors are categorized as Wall Panels.
- Does VT offer any “formaldehyde free” door options? No, VT offers no added formaldehyde (NAF) options. These options are limited to a few door types. A formaldehyde free wood product is not possible, as formaldehyde is naturally emitted from wood. All doors are GREENGUARD GOLD and Indoor Advantage Gold certified products. Product testing has found formaldehyde emissions to be very low.