Welcome to the era of green buildings, where sustainability is not just a buzzword but a driving force behind the construction of eco-friendly and energy-efficient structures. The world is becoming more environmentally conscious, and it's time our buildings caught up with the trend.
As a global security and access solutions provider, dormakaba understands that our responsibility goes beyond manufacturing high-quality locks and security products. We believe that every product we make should harmonize with the architecture and contribute towards a sustainable future.
Our latest innovation, the STPRO Green sliding door system, is no exception to this mission. From the materials we use to the production process we follow, everything has been carefully considered to minimize our environmental impact.
But it's not just about being eco-friendly. The ST PRO Green sliding door system is also designed to be efficient, reliable, and smart.
Learn all about it in this article and join us on a journey towards creating buildings that not only look good but also do good for our planet.
Sliding Doors in Green Buildings
Sliding doors have become an increasingly popular choice in green building design. As a component of green buildings, sliding doors can help to reduce the building's overall environmental impact and improve energy efficiency.
Using sliding doors in green buildings provides several advantages, including:
1. Improved Energy Efficiency: Sliding doors with thermally broken frames and Low-E glass can prevent heat transfer and improve insulation, making them more energy-efficient than traditional doors. This can significantly reduce a building's energy consumption and lower its carbon footprint.
2. Increased Natural Ventilation and Daylighting: Sliding doors allow natural light and fresh air into a building, reducing the need for artificial lighting and airconditioning. This can improve indoor air quality to create a more comfortable environment and reduce energy consumption.
3. Space Saving: Sliding doors do not require the same amount of clearance space as traditional doors, and therefore, they are well suited for areas with limited space.
4. Aesthetics: Sliding doors with fine-framed profiles can enhance the visual appeal of a building's interior and exterior design.
5. Accessibility: Sliding doors are easier to operate than traditional doors. This makes them more accessible for people with disabilities, the elderly, and those with mobility issues.
The ST PRO Green from dormakaba
The STPRO Green sliding door system from dormakaba is an innovative and sustainable solution designed to meet the demands of green building practices. It is currently available in three different versions:
1) ST PRO Green
2) ST PRO Green RC2
3) ST PRO Green RC3
Each of these versions is tailored to meet specific requirements and offer distinct benefits.
All three versions are energy-efficient, reliable, and secure, giving architects and planners a stress-free experience. They are available in both single and double-leaf configurations, with and without an escape route function. The system can support clearance widths of up to 3000 mm.
The system is easy to plan and install, with specification texts and Building Information Modeling (BIM) data available to simplify the process. Additionally, dormakaba's building management team provides support during all phases of planning, ensuring that projects are completed to the highest standards.
1) ST PRO Green
The standard ST PRO Green version is designed to provide maximum energy efficiency, with a thermally separated profile and triple glazing. This makes it an ideal solution for green building projects that require high levels of energy efficiency.
2) ST PRO Green RC2
With certified anti-intruder protection, the ST PRO Green RC2 makes an excellent choice for projects that require increased security. It meets the RC2 standard for anti-intruder protection, making it a secure and reliable solution for public buildings, schools, and other high-security applications. ST PRO Green RC2 is also available without an underfloor guide and without recessed floor rail.
3) ST PRO Green RC3
The STPRO Green RC3 is the highest level of security available in the ST PRO Green sliding door system. It offers particularly high burglary protection, meeting the RC3 standard for anti-intruder protection. It is an ideal solution for high-risk applications, such as banks, museums, and other facilities that require the highest level of security.
Key Benefits of the ST PRO Green
With a focus on energy efficiency, resource conservation, and security, the ST PROGreen system has been designed to meet the needs of modern green buildings. It aims to help architects achieve their sustainability goals while providing excellent functionality and security. In this section, we will discuss the benefits of the ST PRO Green sliding door in meeting these requirements.
1) Energy Efficiency and ResourceConservation
The ST PRO Green sliding door system from dormakaba has been designed with a focus on sustainability, taking into account low energy consumption and resource conservation throughout the production process. Here are some of the key features of the system:
- Thermally separated profiles: The system has profiles that are thermally separated to prevent heat loss, contributing to the door's energy efficiency. These profiles help to lower the building's carbon footprint and reduce energy costs. The thermal insulation provided by these profiles also ensures that the door is environmentally friendly.
- Triple glazing: The triple glazing featured in the ST PRO Green further improves the door's insulation properties. This feature helps to keep down heat loss and maintain a comfortable indoor temperature even in extreme weather conditions.
- UD value: The ST PRO Green has an excellent UD value of down to 1.0 W/(m2 K) because of the combination of thermally separated profiles and triple glazing. This rating reflects the door's outstanding thermal insulation properties, making it a great choice for reducing the energy costs of buildings.
- Customization: The system is versatile and can be customized to meet different needs. It can be tailored to fit single and double-leaf systems with or without an escape route function, making it usable for a wide range of applications. The door's customizable nature means that it can fit the specific requirements of a building's design and layout.
- Clearance widths: The ST PRO Green sliding door system can accommodate clearance widths of up to 3000 mm, providing ample space for people and movables to pass through without any obstructions, thereby adding to the building's overall efficiency. This feature makes the door a practical solution for buildings with high traffic volumes.
2) ES PROLINE Drive Generation
The ES PROLINE drive is a powerful and efficient mechanism that drives the ST PRO Green sliding door. With this drive, the door can handle considerably heavy loads.
Additionally, the long service life of the operators (1.5 million cycles) contributes to the door's sustainability, reducing the need for maintenance and replacement. The benefits of the ES PROLINE drive include:
- High performance: The ST PROLINE Drive system is designed for high performance, with a powerful drive that can easily move door leaf weights of up to 400 kg, making it suitable for a wide range of applications. This means that the operator and the door can be used in large commercial buildings, hospitals, airports, and other public spaces where there is a need for heavy doors.
- Energy efficiency: By optimizing the power consumption of the drive and reducing energy consumption, the system helps conserve resources and reduce the carbon footprint of buildings, making the system more environmentally friendly.
- Durability: The system is designed for durability and long service life, with operators that are tested and certified to perform up to 1.5 million operating cycles. This means that the system will require less maintenance and replacement parts overtime, reducing the environmental impact of the door and contributing to the sustainability of the building.
- Smooth operation: The drive provides a smooth and silent operation, enhancing the user experience. It is designed to minimize noise and vibration, making it ideal for use in spaces where a peaceful and comfortable atmosphere is required.
- Safety: The ES PROLINE is equipped with obstacle detection and automatic reverse, which prevent the door from closing on people or objects in its path. This feature is especially important in high-traffic areas where accidents are more likely to occur. Additionally, the drive is designed to be tamper-proof and secure, preventing unauthorized access and ensuring the safety and security of the building.
3) Tailor-Made Security
Security is an important consideration for any building, and the ST PRO Green slidingdoor system has been designed to provide a high level of protection against intruders. Here are some of the key security features of the system:
- Three versions: The ST PRO Green sliding door system is available in three versions: ST PRO Green, ST PRO Green RC2, and ST PRO Green RC3. Each version offers a different level of protection against intruders, with the RC3 version providing the highest level of burglary protection.
- Anti-intruder protection: The RC2 version, available as underfloor or overfloor version features certified anti-intruder protection, which provides greater security where it is needed. This is particularly important for buildings that store valuable goods or sensitive information.
- High burglary protection: The RC3 version offers high burglary protection of class RC3. This makes it a suitable option for buildings that require a high level of security, such as banks, museums, and government buildings.
- Design-oriented: The system's design-oriented drive and concealed sensor system help to maintain the aesthetic appeal of the building while providing a high level of security.
4) Simple Planning and Support
Planning and installing a new sliding door system can be a complex process, but dormakaba provides a range of tools and support to simplify the process. Here are some of the resources that are available to help with planning and installation:
- Specification texts and BIM data: dormakaba provides comprehensive specification texts and BIM data for the ST PRO Green sliding door system. These resources make it easy for architects, planners, and specifiers to integrate the system into their designs.
- Building management team support: dormakaba's building management team provides support throughout all phases of the process, from planning to installation and beyond. This support ensures that the system is installed correctly and operates smoothly, enhancing the user experience and reducing maintenance costs.
- Sustainability expertise: dormakaba is committed to sustainability, and its expertise in this area ensures that the ST PRO Green sliding door system is designed and manufactured with sustainability in mind. This expertise further ensures that the system contributes to the sustainability of the building in which it is installed. Find out the Environmental Product Declaration of the product here.
The ST PRO Green sliding door system from dormakaba is a perfect example of how environmental awareness and economic efficiency can coexist. The company's commitment to sustainability is reflected in every aspect of the product, from the selection of materials to the drive system and security features.
If you're interested in learning more about the ST PRO Green sliding door system, you can contact dormakaba directly to access the product brochure and the BIM data. Let us help you create a sustainable, secure, and smart building design.
In addition, with simple planning and support from dormakaba's building management team, architects and planners can save time and ensure seamless integration of the ST PRO Green system into their building designs.