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.