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    06/07/11: ASSA ABLOY Group Brands Achieve GREENGUARD Certification

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    Rachel Belew
    GREENGUARD Environmental Institute
    678.444.4047
    rbelew@greenguard.org

     

    ASSA ABLOY Group Brands Achieve GREENGUARD Certification

    Leader of non-residential door opening solutions ensures low product emissions to protect health and aid green building efforts

    (Atlanta, GA)—The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute is pleased to announce today that ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, has achieved both GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certification and GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certification for four of its product brands: Ceco, Curries, Graham, and Maiman.

    “We commend ASSA ABLOY for assuming this market leadership role and for committing themselves to sustainability and the protection of human health,” says Henning Bloech, GREENGUARD’s executive director. “We’re thrilled to partner with them to ensure the manufacture of low-emitting products for healthier indoor environments.”

    Maiman manufactures architectural wood doors, thermal fused flush wood doors, and wood door frames for non-residential environments. Graham manufactures architectural premium and custom grade flush wood doors. Both Ceco and Curries manufacture steel doors and frames for non-residential buildings.

    With the help of GREENGUARD Certification, door products from each of these four brands can now help building and design teams meet and exceed emissions criteria in various green building rating programs, such as LEED® and CHPS. Specifiers and purchasers can peruse these brands’ product portfolios in the free GREENGUARD Product Guide online.

    “We are pleased to have worked with GREENGUARD, and delighted that we can now assure our customers that our door products meet some of the world’s toughest chemical emissions criteria,” says Aaron Smith, director of sustainable building solutions at ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions. “Our pursuit of GREENGUARD Certification showcases our indoor environmental stewardship and illustrates our promise to help others create healthier built environments.”

    For more information about ASSA ABLOY, visit www.assaabloy.com.

    About the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI)

    The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute aims to protect human health and improve quality of life by enhancing indoor air quality and reducing people’s exposure to chemicals and other pollutants. As an ISO-IEC Guide 65:1996 accredited, third-party organization, the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute certifies products and materials for low chemical emissions and serves as a resource for choosing healthier products and materials for indoor environments. All certified products must meet stringent chemical emissions standards based on established criteria from key public health agencies. GREENGUARD Certification is broadly recognized and accepted by sustainable building programs and building codes worldwide. For more information and a complete listing of certified products, visit www.greenguard.org.

    About ASSA ABLOY
    ASSA ABLOY is the global leader in door opening solutions, dedicated to satisfying end-user needs for security, safety and convenience. The Group has some 38,000 employees with over 300 companies located in 50 countries. ASSA ABLOY Group brands offer superior door locking solutions from conventional mechanical locks, security doors and high-security master key systems, to state-of-the-art electromechanical locks, cards and readers for access control. For more information about ASSA ABLOY, visit www.assaabloy.com.

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