Reduce your building carbon footprint – how automatic doors help
One of the key takeaways from COP26 was to secure net-zero by 2050 to stop the rising global temperatures. Global warming contributes to extreme weather conditions. Not only do the rising temperatures cause drought, forest fires and rising sea levels, but increased water vapour in the atmosphere can lead to flooding and destruction due to more frequent heavy rain and intensified hurricanes.
You can do your part in helping to tackle the climate crisis by taking simple measures to reduce your building carbon footprint and the impact you are having on the environment.
A carbon footprint is the environmental measure of the total greenhouse gas emissions caused by an organisation, person or product. Emissions from the operation of buildings recently hit their highest ever level with the building sector accounting for 38% of all energy-related CO² emissions. For many companies, energy consumption is the main contributor to their overall carbon footprint, including heating, cooling, lighting, and operating equipment. The more efficient companies are in their energy use, the greater the reduction in carbon dioxide emissions. This is why efforts to reduce your building carbon footprint are so important.
How can automatic high speed doors reduce CO² emissions?
Door solutions play an integral role in the energy efficiency and environmental impact of a building. Heating and cooling systems are the highest producers of energy-related CO² emissions in a building. When a door is left open, heating and cooling systems work overtime to maintain internal temperatures at comfortable levels. However, it is not practical to keep an entrance closed all day for many businesses. Due to the fast open-close operation of high-speed automatic doors, not only do they safely allow a steady flow of traffic, but they also reduce energy consumption.
An efficient, well-insulated and low-maintenance high-speed automatic door application can reduce CO² by reducing draughts, maintaining internal temperatures, and optimising traffic flow. They can also significantly reduce energy costs and create more comfortable working conditions.
Find ways to increase your energy efficiency
If you are looking for ways to increase the energy efficiency of your business, don’t forget to include automatic door solutions in your environmental and sustainability strategy.
Contact our team to customise your own energy-saving industrial door.