Series 3070 Exterior Rated Multi-slide & Pocket Door System
Sustainable Design: Aluminum is a fantastic building product for those concerned about sustainability. It is naturally plentiful and perpetually surviving (recyclability). Moreover, aluminum rates very high in Life Cycle Assessment and leaves a small ecological footprint.
Sustainable Vs. Green: Wood windows and doors, which are prevalent in luxury homes, are commonly touted as "green" products. Although wood is technically green, don't be misled - wood is only sustainable if harvested in compliance with a sustainable forest plan. On the other hand, aluminum is an abundant and sustainably harvested resource. In fact, about 8% of the earth’s crust consists of aluminum bauxite. This bountiful supply exceeds global demands and because of its recyclable nature, aluminum is the material for the next century. Additionally, 94% of the world’s supply of bauxite is mined in non-forested regions minimizing global environmental impact.
Environmentally Preferred: Because aluminum is a relatively lightweight building product, we can ship our windows and doors all over the world with little logistical waste. Even better, our windows and doors are created in such a way that far reaching markets can purchase glass locally and avoid the glass transit costs.
GREEN Coatings & Finishes: We offer two types of finishes on our aluminum windows and doors, which are paint and anodizing. Both processes result in environmentally safe products that do not require refinishing. Because Fleetwood products are factory finished for life, you need only keep them clean. Imagine how much toxic waste would be prevented if everyone chose aluminum over other products requiring refinishing. See the inside cover of our brochure for more information regarding painting and anodizing.
Remnants Recycled: Manufacturing produces waste destined for the world’s landfills. In order to combat this inefficient discarding of materials, 100% of our aluminum remnants are collected and melted down to make new windows and doors. This severely reduces energy input because aluminum production from scrap uses 95% less energy and limits the waste stream.
Recycled Metal: Every aluminum window and door is made up of components (rollers, latches, weather-stripping...) as well as extrusions and glass. These extrusions are comprised of virgin aluminum and, on average, 40% - 50% of post consumer recycled content to provide the world with products whose supply is nearly unlimited.