Boon Edam Helps Achieve First BREEAM-NOR Excellent Status

Schweigaards Street 21 and 23 in the Norwegian capital of Oslo is the first building to be awarded the prestigious sustainable building BREEAM-Nor ‘Excellent  Design and Projecting’ certificate. It is one of the first buildings to take part in a project to implement international sustainable building standards in Norway. Sustainable Building Schweigaards Street 21 and 23 were developed by real estate agency ROM Eiendom to house the headquarters of insurance company Gjensidige Forsikring ASA and the Norwegian National Railway company. As part of a project to implement international sustainable building standards in Norway, the building aimed to be a benchmark for green projecting. The project paid particular attention to the user experience as well as the environmentally friendly properties. Sustainable Design In a well-insulated building as much as 50% of all energy loss occurs through and around doors and windows; the entry was therefore an important part in ensuring the sustainability of the new buildings. The ROM Eiendom, together with Lund & Slaatto architects and Skanska Norge AS, the main contracter, therefore contacted global market leader Boon Edam to advise them on the entry. Sustainable Entry A revolving door is the most environmentally friendly entry solution in the world. Although a revolving door is always open to visitors, it remains closed to outside influences such as heat and cold. As the conditioned inside air is not displaced, less energy is needed to maintain a comfortable inside climate. For Schweigaards street 21 and 23 the Duotour two wing revolving door was chosen as the main entry as it offered the perfect balance of energy saving properties while still maintaining comfortable access for people with special needs as per the Norwegian building regulations. “We are proud to be a part of such an innovative project in Norway.” says Bjørn Petter Korsedal, Account Manager with Boon Edam AS, “Buildings have a major effect on our environment and by building sustainably we can therefore make a contribution to halting global warming. We can only applaud the efforts by ROM Eiendom and other companies like them that help implement sustainable building standards such as BREEAM and LEED.” For more information, please contact:Caroline GentzelMarketing Manager

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Minister Ploumen visits Boon Edam China

On 15 and 16 November Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Lilianne Ploumen took part in a trade mission to China to further strengthen diplomatic and economic ties between the Netherlands and China. On the morning of 16 November, as part of the programme, minister Ploumen visited Beijiing Boon Edam Entrance Technology Ltd. The minister showed her appreciation for the quality and craftsmanship of the entry solutions manufactured by this global market leader with Dutch roots. For more information, please contact:Michelle WortelMarketing ManagerRoyal Boon Edam International B.V.+31 (0) 299 38 08 00 

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Come board with us!... Boon Edam Airport security solutions

Boon Edam offers one of the most sophisticated ranges of Security Access products available today. At Passenger Terminal Expo 2011, the company will present the latest addition to their innovative portfolio: The Airport Swinglane is a new generation self-boarding security lane that allows passengers to take control of their own boarding process. Passenger Terminal Expo 2011 takes place from 29-31 March in Copenhagen, Denmark. You can visit us in Hall C3, stand 6050. If you are not able to visit us in person, visit us digitally! Click here to be redirected to our live web feed from Passenger Terminal Expo and ask your questions directly to our sales team.  

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Boon Edam makes most energy efficient entrance solution even greener!

Although its design is over 100 years old, the ‘always open, always closed’ principle still ensures that the revolving door is the most energy efficient entrance solution available. Royal Boon Edam has now found innovative new possibilities to improve the energy saving capabilities of the revolving door even further. The Green Retrofit Package consists of a number of measures that can be installed on both new and existing revolving doors. One of these measures is improved weather strips consisting of a combination of horse hair and a Neoprene interlayer that reduces the air leakage with at least 30%, saving hundreds of Euros worth of energy. The second improvement is an innovative motion detector for automated revolving doors. It detects the walking direction of people in the vicinity of the door thus ensuring the door will only turn when someone wants to enter it. This reduces both the power consumption of the door and the dynamical energy losses, saving energy for heating or cooling a building. The package also includes a new lighting system with LED lights which have a longer lifespan and 60% lower energy consumption than the halogen lights that are currently used in most revolving doors. The smart lighting control allows the ceiling lighting to be turned off when the door is not in use. For more information, visit or contact Dirk Groot, For additional information:Michelle WortelMarketing ManagerRoyal Boon Edam International B.V.+31 (0) 299 38 08 00   

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Boon Edam to showcase energy generating door at Ecobuild 2013

Boon Edam has a proud heritage of producing energy efficient products. For over 100 years, their revolving doors have helped conserve energy within building entrances, by reducing heat loss and preventing drafts. Boon Edam will be exhibiting in March at Ecobuild, the world’s largest event for sustainable design, construction and the built environment. The 2013 show is taking place at Excel London on 5-7th March and you will find Boon Edam on stand N816. They will be showcasing their energy generating revolving door - the NRG+2 Tourniket, as well as highlighting the “always open, always close” benefits that revolving doors have on energy consumption. The NRG+2 Tourniket is equipped with a power generating unit that produces electricity from kinetic energy conversion, when people enter. Like other revolving doors, a significant saving on heat loss is achieved over standard sliding or swing doors. Graeme Firth, Managing Director explains: "A significant amount of the total energy loss in a well insulated building occurs through and around standard doors and windows. However, installation of a revolving door at your building’s entrance can considerably lower the amount of heat loss, and in turn reduce your buildings energy consumption. Boon Edam sees this year’s Ecobuild show as the perfect opportunity to showcase the benefits revolving doors present, and look forward to sharing this knowledge with visitors to our stand. Revolving doors really are the perfect solution when looking to save money on energy bills, and create a sustainable entrance for your building." To assist Architects and specifiers with their energy calculations, Boon Edam have developed a bespoke energy saving software solution. Many people are unaware that revolving doors reduce drafts, so this software illustrates the energy savings and heat loss prevention offered by this type of door. Boon Edam’s energy savings software provides quantified information about energy efficiency and comfort issues related to entrances, in addition to product-specific advice. An example of how the software has been used on previous projects will be available on their stand at Ecobuild. In addition you can experience the never before seen Boon Edam Ecolane, a concept security lane design made from completely recycled materials. Visit Boon Edam on stand N816, where you will find the team demonstrating energy saving benefits of a revolving door, and find out more about their product range. For more information:Nikki RobinsonMarketing  

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