Locks & Door Hardware
Medeco quantifies locks’ green credentials
Medeco Security Locks has developed environmental product declarations (EPD) for nine of its mechanical and electronic locks and locking systems products.
By SP&T Staff
The Virginia-based company says more EPDs will follow. An environmental product declaration is a standardized way of quantifying the environmental impact of a product or system throughout its life cycle.
“Medeco has been focused on implementing green solutions from the manufacturing side for several years now,” said Amanda Troise, Medeco mechanical product line manager and key implementer of Medeco’s sustainability plan. “We’re excited that Medeco now has a total of nine products with an EPD and more declarations are in the works. EPDs are significant because the demand for green construction using sustainable products has increased dramatically.”
Medeco products with EPDs now include:
– Medeco M3 CLIQ Key in Knob/Lever (KIK)
– Medeco M3 CLIQ Mortise Cylinder
– Medeco M3 Key in Knob/Lever (KIK)
– Medeco M3 Mechanical Key
– Medeco X4 SFIC
– Medeco XT Mortise Cylinder
– Medeco XT SFIC
– Medeco M3 Mortise Cylinder
– Medeco M3 CLIQ Key
The value of developing an EPD ranges from promoting transparency to the public to earning business from customers that are concerned about the environment. Many of Medeco’s customers need to match the requirements necessary to obtain green building certification, such as LEED. EPDs contribute to earning points in LEED v4 and offer beneficial third-party validation in Medeco’s sustainability claims.
Products made in Medeco’s Salem, Va. manufacturing facility utilize recycled and regional materials, while the plant itself has reduced impacts including its carbon footprint, energy consumption, and water use. Medeco is an ASSA ABLOY Group company.