What are you getting when you invest in a revolving door? One thing that you are getting is energy savings for your business. Because revolving doors are simultaneously always closed and opened, these door options offer the least amount of air infiltration possible. The loss of energy can depend on the size of these doors and how many times it is open, but it is still significantly less than automatic doors.
MIT decided to test out just how energy efficient revolving doors actually are. They discovered that first of all, these can only be efficient if they are used. They discovered at their school, when the doors were used 68% of the time, the costs of air leakage is around $13.10 during those cold winter months. With a usage rage of 75%, this cost goes down to $7.66. It is estimated that 100% usage would cause a drop in cost to about $2.83.
What does this mean for your business? If your building has 2 revolving doors, you can expect to save nearly $7,500 a year in energy costs. This is something is important to consider when you are factoring in the overall cost of this project. For instance, these doors can run from your basic revolving door that is manual to a higher end automatic door with all of the latest security features.
Places that could best benefit from getting revolving doors are locations that generate a lot of foot traffic in and out of the building. Educational facilities, public transportation facilities, and entertainment venues. This is because not only can you better control the flow of traffic into the space but also because it can save on the energy costs as previously mentioned. This can be especially true when you have peak hours where there is a constant flow of traffic through the space.
You can also get the benefit of having a cleaner lobby area as well as having a quieter space. The reason that this is the case is because of the configuration of the way that the doors are set up.