Closing the Gaps: Rolling Doors That Meet Mandatory ASHRAE 90.1 Standards

The importance of specifying rolling doors that meet new air infiltration standards
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Celeste Allen Novak, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C
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Net-Zero Targets

Energy-efficient rolling doors contribute to the development of a high-performance building. Present and future design professionals are reaching for building performance values that will allow them to achieve net-zero energy consumption. New sustainable design targets are provided by the continued development of more stringent standards by the USGBC LEED rating system. The International Living Future Institute’s Living Building Challenge has a growing membership that is accomplishing net-zero energy, zero water, and living buildings that are economically feasible as well as socially desirable. Manufacturers with products that support the highest environmental practices and products are finding new markets. Products like exterior rolling doors are helping to “close the gaps” by providing new products that help make buildings more energy efficient and environmentally responsible.


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Celeste Allen Novak, FAIA, LEED AP BD C, is an architect, writer, and planning consultant in Michigan with a special focus on universal design and the design and planning for rainwater collection systems.


CornellCookson is a leading rolling door and grille manufacturer. Our newest product, Thermiser Max Insulated Rolling Doors meet today’s most stringent air infiltration standards with an independently tested value of less than .3 CFM/FT2.


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Originally published in Architectural Record