ASSA ABLOY’s Ecoflex™ Lock Technology Earns GreenCircle Certification

Atlanta, GA, September 29, 2014 — ASSA ABLOY today announced that its Ecoflex™ lock technology has been awarded third-party certification by GreenCircle Certified, LLC, the leading certifier of sustainability claims in products and operations.

Marking a breakthrough in energy efficiency, Ecoflex electrified mortise locks from ASSA ABLOY Group brands Corbin Russwin and SARGENT offer up to 96 percent reduction in energy usage compared to standard electronic locks. These energy savings were independently reviewed and verified by GreenCircle to assure accuracy, consistency, and transparency.

“We are extremely gratified that our Ecoflex technology has received GreenCircle certification,” said Aaron Smith, LEED AP BD+C, Director of Sustainable Building Solutions, ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions. “We are always striving to offer better products, and today that means products that not only do a better job, but also use less energy and have a minimal impact on the environment. Ecoflex offers all of these advantages and more.”

Ecoflex’s reduction in power usage is achieved by replacing the solenoid used in traditional electronic locks with an Ecoflex actuator.  Conventional solenoids consume about 6 watts of power compared to the Ecoflex’s 0.18 watts to perform the identical locking function. In addition, Ecoflex generates significantly less wasted energy as heat.

The use of Ecoflex over conventional electronic locks offers a major opportunity to reduce energy consumption, as well as contribute to sustainability objectives and favorable LEED ratings. Ecoflex offers a flexible, reliable solution with a single ANSI/BHMA Grade 1 mortise lock that can serve a variety of needs. Using only four percent of the electricity of a conventional lock, Ecoflex’s increased energy efficiency directly translates to cost savings. In a facility with 1,000 doors as an example, changing to Ecoflex will save over 5 megawatt hours and $5,000 annually. Ecoflex locks are offered in a variety of finishes and decorative levers to complement any designer and architectural application. 

“As today’s consumers become more informed, there is an increasing demand for honesty and integrity from product suppliers like ASSA ABLOY,” said Annie Bevan, Certification and Operations Manager of GreenCircle. “Third-party certification of sustainability claims is essential in establishing credibility and developing consumer confidence. GreenCircle provides transparency you can trust.” 


ASSA ABLOY is the global leader in door opening solutions, dedicated to satisfying end-user demands for security, safety and convenience. For more information, visit 


Since 1839, Corbin Russwin has manufactured safe, secure and durable locking hardware. The company offers commercial grade 1 mortise locks, bored locks, exit devices, high security key systems and electromechanical hardware. Architecturally, Corbin Russwin offers products that are both aesthetically pleasing and designed to surpass most performance standards. Visit our website for complete product specifications,


Founded in the early 1800’s, SARGENT is a market leader in locksets, cylinders, door closers, exit devices, electro-mechanical products and access control systems for new construction, renovation and replacement applications. The company's customer base includes commercial construction, institutional, and industrial markets. Included in SARGENT’s product offerings are windstorm certified locks and exit devices, hardwired and wireless access control devices, decorative levers and patented and high security key systems. Visit our website for bored lock, mortise lock, exit device and key system product specifications,


GreenCircle Certified, LLC was established to ensure specificity in third-party certification after many misleading or unsubstantiated sustainability claims were encountered in the green marketplace. GreenCircle’s rigorous evaluation process provides trusted transparency that a manufacturer’s product claims are authentic. In today’s discerning market, third-party certification is a valuable asset in establishing brand integrity and developing consumer confidence. 

The certifications offered by GreenCircle include: Certified Energy Savings, Carbon Footprint Reduction, Certified Environmental Facts (Multi-Attribute), Closed Loop Products, Life Cycle Assessment Optimized, Renewable Resource Content, Recyclable Material, Recycled Content, Renewable Energy Use, Sustainable Manufacturing Processes, and Waste Diversion from Landfill.

GreenCircle provides verification and assurance to manufacturers, suppliers, regulators, and consumers that products labeled with the GreenCircle mark consistently meet our specific certification standards. GreenCircle is recognized by the USGBC Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and NAHB National Green Building Standard Program. For more information on GreenCircle Certified, visit