Door Hardware for Sustainable Buildings

With 53 floors of residential space and 24 for commercial, TELUS Garden is one of the tallest buildings in Vancouver, British Columbia. Even prior to completion, the project had already garnered significant praise as one of the most environmentally conscious developments in North America. Its office space, which is occupied by Amazon and the Bull Housser law firm in addition to TELUS, is one of the first commercial buildings in Canada to attain LEED Platinum certification, while the residential space is targeting LEED Gold certification.

The development’s high level of sustainability was the result of consistent attention to detail that included door hardware from ASSA ABLOY’s SARGENT and Rockwood Manufacturing brands. 

SARGENT locks and exit devices paired with Studio Collection hardware were installed throughout the commercial floors. The Aventura Series MI lever features rounded corners, which made it an attractive option for the TELUS Garden office spaces.

“There is a sleekness to the MI,” says Courtney Rule, Architectural Design Consultant, Tillicum Agencies, which represents ASSA ABLOY in British Columbia. “The lever’s L-shape mimics the design layout of the building itself, establishing a sense of cohesiveness between the interior and exterior.”

For the residential tower, Rule recommended the SARGENT Studio Collection Centro Series MD lever. The lever’s straight edges blended with flat surfaces made the product a more personable and comfortable option for a residential application.

“It’s the most popular lever design in the residential marketplace and for good reason,” Rule says. “It’s very comfortable and very warming. It emits a good feeling in the spaces where it’s installed.”

Rounding out the ASSA ABLOY presence at TELUS Garden are Rockwood’s RM3300 square-ended straight pulls. Appropriate for glass doors, 50 were used throughout both buildings.

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