Horner now a number of products that may contribute toward various green building programs, such as Energy Star, LEED or NAHB's National Green Building Standard. We are FSC® Chain of Custody Certified in all of our New England locations and HomeSouth Architectural in Savannah, GA. Our SCS Certification Registration Number is SCS-COC-002536.
Sealing and insulating the "envelope" of a home - its outer walls, ceiling, windows, doors, and floors - is often the
most cost effective way to improve energy efficiency and comfort. Energy Star estimates that a knowledgeable homeowner or skilled contractor can save up to 20% on heating and cooling costs (or up to 10% on their total annual energy bill) by sealing and insulating.
A survey conducted for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) confirms that a desire for greater energy efficiency drives consumers to choose a green-built home. Home buyers choose energy efficiency as a motivator because of the rising costs of heating and air conditioning bills.
Using Energy Star window and door products can help earn rating points for LEED, the NAHB Model Green Home Building Guidelines or other rating systems. Note that these rating systems vary with their requirements but, overall, they strive toward similar goals. As an Energy Star Partner, Horner can help by supplying you with energy efficient windows and doors for your projects, designed to fit your budget and application.
Committed to meeting the highest standards for energy and efficiency, Masonite is working with the government and its ENERGY STAR program. When they are installed correctly, Masonite doors can meet the ENERGY STAR requirements by region. Use the charts here to find the ENERGY STAR requirements in your area.
When it comes to Green building, doors are an essential project detail. All of TruStile's MDF doors are environmentally-friendly, allowing you to achieve Green building objectives without compromising quality, style, and design flexibility. They are manufactured with low-emitting adhesives and are certified by SCS (Scientific Certification Systems) to be constructed of 82 percent recycled content and are eligible for LEED® credits for Materials and Resources. Read more
Safe 'N Sound is now manufactured with DorCor, an essential ingredient in making this product so "Green." DorCor? is a low density fiberboard made from wheat straw, an annually renewable agricultural wheat by-product with a formaldehyde free synthetic resin.
SAFE 'N SOUND EMERALD: The Safe 'N Sound Emerald door has all of the green features of the standard Safe 'N Sound door with the added attributes of being urea-formaldehyde free and FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified. Safe 'N Sound Emerald provides a solution for "green" specifiers by contributing to industry certifications such as the USGBC LEED program and the NAHB Green Home Building Guidelines. Click for Green Association and Certfication Cross Reference Chart || Read more
Captiva Doors are built the way craftsmen have been making doors for centuries using only natural wood, a material that cannot be reproduced by synthetic substitutes. Wood is the world's most renewable, sustainable and environmentally friendly building material available. Wood is non-toxic, uses less overall energy than other products, it is recyclable and its growth and replanting removes carbon dioxide from the environment.
The core of Captiva doors is constructed using finger jointed blocks of eastern white pine that minimizes waste and is locally harvested. Veneer construction allows us to maximize the yield of the hardwood faces required for the door. When selecting our lumber for Captiva Doors, we have always purchased lumber from sawmills that we feel harvest lumber using sound forestry practices. For customers that require lumber certified by the Sustainable Forest Initiative® (SFI) or the Forest Stewardship Council© (FSC), those sources are available in our Captiva Door line.
Rogue Valley has a commitment. Their local choices truly have global consequences. Wood is the product of sunlight, earth, air and water-all natural elements. The responsible growth, harvest, processing and re-growth of wood fiber for building materials are the most benign path to a sustainable future. Rogue Valley Door supports realistic environmental practices and sustainable forestry management. Read more
The Commercial Series of Mohawk Doors contribute to satisfying the US. Green Building Council's LEED Green Building Rating System. Visit the Mohawk website for specifications. Read more
Many of Marshfield Door's Environmental Class® Series doors are available as FSC certified. All wood products used in the construction of their FSC products come from forests that practice responsible forestry management. Detailed information on Marshfield Door Systems Environmental Class® Series products can be found on their website. Read more
Crystal's Green-Core products are made with materials that have a reduced effect on human health and the environment. Renewable wood fiber and no added urea-formaldehyde resins are combined in Green-Core. Low emitting Green-Core box work meets or exceeds the performance requirements of competing products and is available by special request in select door styles. Read more
Windsor Mill practices green manufacturing from the source of the product through production and onto the final sale. Their green building practices begin with their raw materials. Since their founding, Windsor Mill has followed responsible forestry management practices and quality control at all stages of raw material development. Such tight quality control is possible because they own a portion of the Chilean-source forests. Raw materials are harvested from plantation grown sustainable timber stands. All knots and defects are removed from the raw lumber and sent to pulp mills for a range of applications. Throughout the production process, resources are managed to reduce, reuse and recycle waste. WindsorONE trim boards and moldings meet LEED certification requirements and received the Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) Indoor Advantage Gold certification, the most stringent indoor air quality (IAQ) certification in the industry. Read more