WASHINGTON, DC - A new project is underway to create ISO-compliant product category rules (PCR) for architectural wood doors.

The National Architectural Door Council, part of the Window & Door Manufacturers Association, initiated the project for architectural wood flush and stile-and-rail doors.  The group says creation of a PCR is the first step in developing ISO-compliant Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) and Environmental Product Declarations (EPD). Documentation of a product's environmental attributes can be used toward obtaining LEED v4 credits.

"This is an important activity for WDMA," said Robert Stuart, vice president of Engineering at TruStile and the new chair of the WDMA National Architectural Door Council. "Having this fundamental document will keep architectural wood door manufacturers on pace with the sustainable product needs of architects and specifiers. WDMA is positioned to be the front-runner on architectural wood door environmental issues."

WDMA is working with the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) on the product category rules. WDMA said the process should take between six and eight months to complete.

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