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Beyond Earth Day: Sustainability And Green Products For Your Home

For many of us, Earth Day – April 22nd – is celebrated with a tribute to all things green. In reality, the day also marks the anniversary of what may be considered the birth of the modern environmental movement. The first Earth Day in 1970 capitalized on an emerging American consciousness on the environment and preventing water and air pollution. Over 20 million Americans demonstrated their commitment to a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies on the first Earth Day. Twenty years later, Earth Day went global, mobilizing 200 million people in 141 countries and lifting environmental issues to the world stage.

Today, sustainability is much more than “going green.” And, it’s more than a personal commitment. It’s a way of doing business that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. That means efficient use of natural resources, minimizing waste and protecting the environment.

Homeowners may not realize that sustainability goals can be as important as profitability goals for today’s businesses.  In addition to meeting consumer demand for greener products, Masonite International Corporation recognizes that environmental stewardship and operational efficiencies often go hand-in-hand.

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How to choose an energy efficient door

Green home products are in high demand, and with good reason. They’re beneficial to the environment and can save homeowners money. Masonite offers the following tips for homeowners looking to purchase eco-friendly doors.

  • Choose doors made from renewable resources. Solid wood doors are beautiful, but there are more sustainable alternatives that reduce the amount of trees harvested. For example, Masonite offers many of its interior doors in the Safe ‘N Sound® Emerald™ option, which has a core made of rapidly renewable wheat straw.
  • Look for ENERGY STAR® rated door systems, which meet strict installation guidelines set by the EPA and U.S. Department of Energy. (As an added bonus, did you know that using ENERGY STAR products can reduce home energy bills by up to one-third?)
  • Request doors that use low emission adhesives and sealants to improve indoor air quality. Masonite’s Safe ‘N Sound doors use low emission adhesives and are available in hollow and solid core.

Armed with a little bit of knowledge, you can be confident you’re choosing a door that will benefit your home and our planet. Check out all of our eco-friendly doors at Masonite.com.