Energy Use

CDF strives to reduce our energy usage at our offices. This includes a large scale use of energy efficient lighting and keeping climate control systems managed when they are not needed.


In effort to play our part in helping reduce traffic and congestion related smog, CDF encourages it’s employees to carpool if at all possible, including offering a gas incentive to those sharing a ride. We also group our local deliveries by region to reduce trips.

Our Wood Doors

Our wood doors are no exception to our commitment to providing environmentally responsible door products. Most wood doors are created from a largely recycled wood core and have a laminated birch exterior. Birch is one of the most sustainable woods commercially available due to it’s high yield at harvest, and commercial availability from tree farms.

The use of birch by commercial tree farms keeps costs low, and also helps prevent deforestation from traditional wood use.

Energy Recycle

The steel used in our metal doors is widely recyclable and is frequently sourced from post-consumer sources such as the auto industry. Steel is the most commonly recycled material in the United States. In fact, over the past 50 years, more than 50 percent of the steel produced in this country has been recycled through the steel manufacturing process.

Because of the steel industry’s impressive history of recycling, a wide variety of collection programs exist to recycle steel products.

Our Offices

While many companies choose to build new facilities to suit their needs specifically, CDF has taken a different approach. Although new construction does offer some benefits in operations, unnecessary construction creates large amounts of waste, and often leaves a good building unused. CDF Distributors has opted to re-purpose an abandoned railroad freight terminal into warehouse and fabricating space at their main headquarters in Nashville.