Door security solutions involve more than just the product being deployed – they also include the impact a solution can have and the support available throughout the life of the installation. While ASSA ABLOY sustainable solutions contribute a number of impressive sustainability benefits, the support for architects, designers, integrators and other security professionals is also robust. ASSA ABLOY Sustainable Solutions Efficient and cost-effective building design requires everyone to be on the same page from the first day of planning. And for solutions that take security and sustainability into account, you want to be assured products are both ordered and installed correctly. To help combat missteps that result in costly change orders, lost project time and potential compromises to building design and sustainability components, ASSA ABLOY has introduced ASSA ABLOY Openings Studio, a plugin to the world’s most common Building Information Management (BIM) software – Revit 3D. The plugin allows users to define secure and sustainable openings, set standards across an entire facility and keep everyone in the loop for the seamless integration of sustainable door security solutions. ASSA ABLOY Openings Studio ASSA ABLOY is making sure no installer is left without the proper instructions and support on the job through two new mobile apps Openings Studio can supplement or replace written facility guideline standards for enforcement and coordination with the architect and specification writer during the design process. By integrating with industry standard Revit 3D, Openings Studio allows you to plan, review and track the design of your openings throughout the planning process and avoid miscommunication and the potential for costly change orders. ASSA ABLOY is making sure no installer is left without the proper instructions and support on the job through two new mobile apps. ASSA ABLOY Customer Support App The ASSA ABLOY Customer Support App provides a troubleshooting, e-learning and support experience that is immediate and intuitive. It is powered with live, interactive video and live chat support from a technician. It also ensures support hours are displayed accurately within the app depending on device location and offers email options that are ideal for afterhours support inquiries. BILT App Through BILT, ASSA ABLOY provides interactive 3D models and step-by-step instructions to make installations easier Meanwhile, the BILT app’s product instructions provide fully interactive, voice narrated step-by-step guides that simplify installation. Through BILT, ASSA ABLOY provides interactive 3D models and step-by-step instructions to make installations easier, ensure products are installed properly, and store warranties for future reference. The instructions are fully-interactive, voice narrated guides that simplify installation and shorten the time it takes to accomplish the job. Both apps are currently available for download on Apple and Android mobile devices. Integrating Sustainable Solutions “We’re always looking for ways to streamline the process for those specifying and integrating sustainable solutions in their facilities,” said Amy Vigneux, Director- Sustainable Building Solutions at ASSA ABLOY. “Utilizing intelligent applications that make our partners’ jobs easier is just one way we accomplish that.” ASSA ABLOY staff is also readily available to discuss your project and the sustainable solutions that can help you achieve your goals.
With a focus on transparency, efficiency, and responsibly sourced product ingredients, ASSA ABLOY is an advocate for sustainability. At AIA 2018, several ASSA ABLOY solutions and products that help architects and designers build better buildings and better cities will be on display at booth #1207. ASSA ABLOY Door Solutions At AIA 2018 ASSA ABLOY door opening solutions on display at the show include the ever-expanding eco products suite, featuring electrified locks, power supplies, magnetic locks, and exit device trim. All are designed to use drastically less power compared to traditional methods. Also, on display are optimized, high-performance door openings that reduce thermal transmission and air leakage. These products and solutions have been third-party certified by GreenCircle for energy savings. “At ASSA ABLOY we look to go beyond simply having products that reduce energy use at the door opening,” said Amy Vigneux, Director - Sustainable Building Solutions at ASSA ABLOY. “Not only do our products reduce the amount of energy a building uses, but we also work to source materials and product ingredients responsibly, design for a smaller footprint, manufacture to ensure quality, and improve health and safety performance.” ASSA ABLOY issues transparency documents like Environmental Product Declarations, Health Product Declarations, and Declare labels Transparency ASSA ABLOY issues transparency documents like Environmental Product Declarations, Health Product Declarations, and Declare labels. These documents provide data that is imperative to owners of progressive buildings as well as the firms they work with; especially those certifying to LEED, WELL, Living Building Challenge, Fitwel, and RELi. ASSA ABLOY currently has: More than 90 products with EPDs – Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) include a product’s LCA (life cycle assessment) and serve as a way to quantify the product’s environmental impact. More than 15 products with HPDs – Health Product Declarations (HPDs) report the content of a product along with its associated health hazards and other related information. More than 20 products with Declare labels – Declare labels serve as a way to disclose product ingredients, specifically those used for Living Building Challenge projects