Aaron Smith is the Director of Sustainable Building Solutions for ASSA ABLOY
Door Security Solutions. He is responsible for maximizing business
opportunities for ASSA ABLOY products that deliver energy efficiency and
sustainability for green buildings. He works closely with technical,
marketing, and sales to develop strategies, programs, and education programs
for door opening consultants, which enable them to educate their customers
about sustainability. He also researches and addresses trends and
opportunities around sustainability and leads ASSA ABLOY Door Security
Solutions vision for delivering sustainable product innovation and design,
sustainable operations and supply chain management and operational excellence
to drive market leadership for ASSA ABLOY Group brand offerings.
Aaron also oversees his company’s Global Environmental Product and Health
Product Declaration program driving life cycle assessment and product
transparency across the organization. He also serves as the manufacturer
representative and board treasurer for the Health Product Declaration
Collaborative. ASSA ABLOY was the first company to step forward and lead the
Health Product Declaration initiative which has been widely adopted as the
tool for materials ingredient transparency in the built environment.
Aaron is also on the Board of Trustees for Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning
Center in Finland, MN. Each year, more than 15,000 children, teachers and
parent chaperones head to Wolf Ridge to experience environmental and outdoor
learning programs. Wolf Ridge is currently embarking on a building renovation
campaign targeting Living Building Challenge accreditation.