Environmentally Sustainable Commercial Doors & Frames

The LEED Green Building Rating Systemâ„¢ is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. The LEED program is a whole-building approach to sustainability that recognizes performance in seven key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, innovation in design, and regional priority credits.

Commercial Door Manufacturing of Albuquerque, NM, manufactures doors and frames from steel, the world’s most recycled material. Our entire business is built around the concepts of value, quality, sustainability and environmental protection.

LEED Materials & Resources

Materials and Resources (MR)

MR Credit 1.2

Building Reuse - Maintain 95% of Existing Interior Non-Structural Elements


  • Extend life cycle of existing building stock
  • Reduce waste
  • Conserve and retain cultural resources
  • Reduce environmental impact of manufacturing materials and their transport

Commercial Door Manufacturing’s steel doors and frames are durable, long-lasting, and recyclable, providing builders with a sustainable option.

MR Credit 4

Recycled Content


  • Increase use of recycled content in building
  • Reduce impact from extraction and processing of virgin materials

Either 10% or 20% of total construction materials used must be derived from post-consumer and pre-consumer content. Recycled content value is determined by weight.

Post-consumer content is defined as waste material generated by households or commercial, industrial and institutional facilities. They are end users of the product, which can no longer be used for its intended purpose but can be recycled into a different product. Pre-consumer content is defined as material diverted from the waste stream during the manufacturing process, such as metal shavings, which can be reused in the same process.

MR Credit 5

Regional Material


  • Increase demand for building materials extracted and manufactured within a region
  • Support indigenous resources
  • Reduce environmental impacts from transportation

Either 10% or 20% of total construction materials must be extracted, harvested, recovered or manufactured within 500 miles of the site.

LEED Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)

IEQ Credit 8.1 & 8.2

Daylight & Views


  • Connect building occupants with natural outdoor environment by providing quality views
  • Reinforce circadian rhythms
  • Reduce use of electrical lighting

Either 75% or 90% of occupied areas can access a direct line of sight to the outside.

Glass inserts and sidelights can easily be added to Commercial Door Manufacturing’s steel doors and frames to introduce more natural light to interior spaces.