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20 minute fire door for passive house?

Does anyone know of a 20 minute fire door that meets passive house standards?

Thanks,
Drew

Asked by Andrew Sanderson
Posted May 29, 2017 7:33 AM ET

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Andrew,
First of all, most U.S. builders who are trying to meet either the European Passivhaus standard or the PHIUS standard don't bother to buy a certified door. Passivhaus-certified doors have to be imported from Europe, and they are quite expensive. Most U.S. builders just choose a U.S.-made door -- they are still able to meet the Passivhaus standard or the PHIUS standard without a Passivhaus-certified door.

20-minute doors aren't that unusual -- they are the least stringent fire-rated door, and therefore less expensive than a 45-minute door, a 60-minute door, a 90-minute door, or a 180-minute door.

Answered by Martin Holladay
Posted May 30, 2017 5:59 AM ET

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Martin,
Do you know of specific 20 minute door manufacturers / models that meet the standard that are from the U.S. ?

Answered by Andrew Sanderson
Posted May 30, 2017 6:29 AM ET

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