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Comfort and well-being for modern spaces.

A Door for the Modern Age

 

Ventilation solutions engineered to promote healthy and comfortable living environments.

 

A door conceived for today’s modern design and construction should do more – it should improve air quality and reduce room-to-room noise transmission.  The VanAir ventilated door does just that. It represents the most significant advancement in doors in over 100 years. And it was designed with the user in mind – to improve their comfort and well-being.

By viewing a building as a complete “system”, to which design attributes are regarded as contributing to healthy living and a better quality of life, the VanAir ventilated door challenges the traditionally-held views of what a door is supposed to do. We see the interior door as an essential component of a building’s circulatory system, having a significant impact on the health of its inhabitants, not unlike the need for daily exercise and healthy eating habits.

A building should enhance an individual’s comfort and well- being. Too many of our homes and work spaces have air quality issues that impact our health.  Lynden Door launched the VanAir ventilated door design with the idea for a door that helps facilitate airflow with sound privacy and aesthetics in mind. Airflow and sound privacy are key components of a comfortable and healthy indoor environment.

The doors made a marked improvement in the quality of the air within the bedrooms and bathroom. Because there weren't any return air grills within these rooms, they often became stuffy but now that the VanAir doors are in, we no longer experience the stuffy feeling.

– Paul Pisan, Homeowner

Why VanAir

INDOOR AIR QUALITY

 

Good indoor air quality is essential to a comfortable home and healthy living. Air circulation plays an important role in reducing air pollutants like CO2 in our homes, which can lead to respiratory illnesses, poor sleep and breathing disorders.

 

 

Door Innovation

 

Architects face the challenge of creating comfortable spaces supplied with fresh air separated from external noise. The VanAir ventilated door uses an integrated channel running through the door to move air from either side enhancing both performance and style.

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INDOOR POLLUTANTS AND CARBON DIOXIDE BUILD-UP

 

As humans, we breathe oxygen in the air and exhale CO2 as a by-product. We spend most of our time indoors in our homes and at work. As a result, the CO2 we produce can build up to an uncomfortable level if there is not adequate air circulation. CO2 in excess can affect our respiratory health and lead to sleep and breathing disorders.

VanAir ventilated doors provide an airflow pathway to allow air circulation in bedrooms with or without mechanical systems. This helps to reduce the number of contaminants in the air and reduces the build-up of CO2. VanAir doors have been shown to reduce the CO2 build-up of one occupant sleeping at night by 20% compared to a regular door with standard ventilation.

RELATIVE HUMIDITY

 

Managing humidity in your home is important for the health of your family and the longevity of the living space.

Activities like showering and cooking release large amounts of water vapor into the air. Water vapor condenses into liquid droplets on surfaces around your home, especially on cold and out-of-sight corners. The build-up of water droplets creates the ideal conditions for mold, mildew and rot.

Installing a VanAir door in the bathroom provides additional make-up air to the room, allowing the exhaust fan to work more effectively. The VanAir door reduces humidity by up to 20% after a shower and returns to original levels immediately compared to a standard door.

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Residential

Enhance your home’s comfort and livability. Air quality matters.

Create a Healthy Home

 

Air quality is an important component of healthy living and essential to a comfortable home environment. Air circulation plays an important role in reducing the build-up of air pollutants like carbon dioxide (CO2) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in our homes. These pollutants can lead to respiratory illnesses, poor sleep and breathing disorders. The VanAir door by Lynden Door promotes air circulation to help create healthier spaces.

Applications

Laundry + Linen
Bedrooms
Washrooms
Living Rooms + Den
Home office

Kitchen + Pantry
Home theatre
Mechanical + equipment
Closets
Mudroom

The doors made a marked improvement in the quality of the air within the bedrooms and bathroom. Because there weren't any return air grills within these rooms, they often became stuffy but now that the VanAir doors are in, we no longer experience the stuffy feeling.

– Paul Pisan, Homeowner

Features

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  • Creates comfortable living environments for your family or co-workers by alleviating temperature, humidity and pressure build-up.

  • Reduces carbon dioxide build-up in bedrooms, home offices, and living spaces.

  • Reduce humidity build-up in high moisture areas such as bathrooms and laundry rooms/closets.

  • Complements on-demand ventilation systems for bathroom exhaust fans, laundry appliances, and mechanical systems.

  • The iconic ventilation slot is unobtrusive and does not compromise surrounding design elements compared to conventional vents, grilles and ductwork.

  • Eliminates the need to undercut doors, which decreases sound privacy within your home.

  • Available in standard 1-3/8” and 1-3/4” door thicknesses and up to 4’0” widths and 10’0” heights. Suitable for hinged, pocket, double door and sliding applications.

  • Offered in a variety of door surfaces, including specialty veneers and laminates.

Commercial

VanAir Ventilated door challenges the traditionally-held views of what a door is supposed to do. It’s becoming an essential component of a commercial building’s circulation system.

Ventilation in Modern Architecture

 

Today’s offices are designed with greater emphasis on ventilation and balanced airflow movement from the supply to exhaust. A balanced system reduces the burden on the ventilation system and diminishes leakage or infiltration across the building envelope.

Traditional engineering and design principles demand room-to-room ventilation within the wall system, transom or even the door itself. Commonly accepted practices include undercutting doors, overhead ducting or utilizing cluttered surface-mounted grilles and louvers to promote air circulation, but invariably lose the battle of design aesthetics and sound privacy.

Applications

Offices
Meeting rooms
Phone booths
IT rooms

Washrooms
Staff + Lunch rooms
Copy rooms
Mechanical

“VanAir provides a holistic integrated solution that deals with the acoustics and the airflow and the aesthetic.”

– Jana Foit, Perkins + Will

“We were able to avoid expensive transfer systems and acoustic systems because the door comes completely integrate to be able to move airflow freely while limiting the acoustic transfer between offices and adjacent corridor areas. So, from our perspective it was an ideal solution, extremely cost effective.”

– Bill Tucker, Omicron

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  • Suitable for commercial offices, boardrooms, hotels, schools, institutions, and healthcare facilities.

  • Up to 25 STC with perimeter seal. Non-fire rated.

  • Available in 1-3/4” door thickness and up to 4’0” widths and 10’0” heights. Factory machining available for all types of hardware, closers and sweeps.

  • Offered in a variety of door surfaces, including specialty veneers and plastic laminate for extra durability. Suitable for hinged, pocket, double door and sliding applications.

  • Available with No Added Urea-Formaldehyde (NAUF) components and construction, No VOC factory finishes. TSCA Title VI green compliant building. Ask your Lynden Door representative about certified wood components.

How It Works

Airflow and sound privacy are key components of a comfortable indoor environment, and often they are negatively correlated – the more airflow, the higher the chance of sound permeation.  In response, engineers have created a door with a sound absorbing interior channel running horizontally across the door, where top-to-bottom vertical access points allow pressurized air to move from one side of the door to the other.

Holistically designed to improve Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) performance and maintain sound privacy, the flush ventilation slots outperform acoustically baffled door/wall grilles. It is a cohesive, single-source unit, engineered, tested and fabricated for full structural integrity.

Ventilation pathways are notorious for transmitting sound. However, the VanAir ventilated door features acoustical baffles and Helmholtz resonator constructions tuned to attenuate specific frequencies, providing you with the privacy you would expect with the door closed.

Airflow Pathway

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Air flows in from one side, through the door core and out the opposing side.

AIRFLOW PERFORMANCE*

80IN2 - 160IN2 VENT AREA

Integrated Sound Attenuation

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Lab-tested baffling and resonators are integrated into the door core to absorb high and low frequency sound.

SOUND PRIVACY PERFORMANCE*

UP TO 25STC

* Independently tested in accordance to ASTM standards. Please contact Lynden Door, Inc. for additional information and CFM measurements.

Technical Resources

Product Data Sheets

Relative Humidity & Co2

Finishing Instructions

3-Part Specification sheets

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Wood Veneer

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