Security Business

NOV 2018

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November 2018 / Security Dealer & Integrator 57 When comparing traditional solutions vs. new sustainably designed, energy-efficient solutions, the ROI is pretty straightforward. As soon as the product is installed, the building owner is saving money when compared to using the traditional product. As sustainability grows in the commercial building industry, integrators are going to find more building owners and facility managers demanding sustainably designed products as well as material disclosures in the form of Declare Labels, EPDs and HPDs. With comparable price points between traditional and sustainable products and a straightforward ROI after installation, it is important for end-users to work with their integration and manufacturing partners to ensure the best products are specified – at the right price – for the facility. Benefits of Sustainably Designed Products As the push for sustainable products continues to grow, it is important for integrators to fully understand all of the benefits sustainably designed products bring to a facility. Not only do these products help integrators bid on and win more projects, they also help integrators grow long and trusting relationships with end-users. Here are five of the benefits/considerations: • Many new construction buildings are chasing LEED credits, green building components, Living Building Challenge or WELL certifications, and may not accept project bids that do not include products that help the facility reach its goals. • More and more prospective and current building tenants are attracted to and encouraging sustainable, healthy environments – pushing facility managers and building administrators to enhance the number of sustainable products and drive sustainable efforts in commercial facilities. • Sustainably designed, energy-efficient products decrease energy usage, reduce operations costs and have a significant impact on a facility’s ROI. • Sustainably designed security products have an extended life due to the energy-efficient design. • Products with EPDs and HPDs help to provide transparent research material for building project teams. » David Corbin is Director of Access Control Accessories for ASSA ABLOY. Request more info about the company at Together we can Educate Inspire Heal Nourish Children and families in crisis across the USA need our help – and yours. And as a 501(c)(3) organization, Mission 500 now has even greater flexibility to work with local charities to better support existing and new sponsors and volunteers. But even with over 1100 children sponsored and many acts of charity performed to date, there's still a great deal of work to be done. Get involved today! Visit for more information. Supporting Families Across America Request information:

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