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Pella’s Commitment to Environmental Stewardship in Washington DC, DC

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A proud environmental steward, Pella understands its responsibility to search for ways to develop products and work in a way that respects and protects our natural resources. The company practices environmental stewardship by making energy-efficient products, responsibly working with natural resources and recycling.

Energy-Efficient Products

To start, Pella’s replacement windows, doors and glass options are created with innovative solutions to save energy. Windows and doors can be a huge source of heat loss in a home. Heat can sneak out in the winter or be allowed in during the summer, causing your furnace or air conditioner to work harder and consumer more energy.

The framework plays a critical role in how well your windows or doors insulate your home. If you are looking for wood windows, wood is a natural insulator, helping to keep you comfortable in your home during every season. Air chambers inside Pella’s vinyl windows and patio doors reduce heat loss and sound transmission to help keep your home quieter and more comfortable throughout the year.

Natural Resources

Pella uses wood from vendors who practice responsible harvest and replenishment. Steps are taken through the design and manufacturing process to enhance yield from the lumber. Pella also works with companies to recycle or reuse the sawdust that is generated throughout the manufacturing process.

The Practices

It’s not just the windows and doors built, but the technique in which they are built. Here are just a few of the ways Pella follows positive environmental business practices:

  • Recycling Manufacturing Materials – A lot of the materials used in the process of producing replacement windows or doors can be recycled. Whether it’s used for Pella’s own use or its repurposing by other companies, items such as wood, metal, glass, vinyl, plastic, screen cloth, oil, batteries, paper, cardboard, electronics and more are appropriately recycled to avoid waste.

  • Using Recycled Material in Products – Pella works with suppliers who incorporate post-consumer recycled materials such as glass and aluminum into raw materials used by Pella to make products.

  • Recycling Glass – Pella gathers the surplus glass and broken glass to a recycling vendor where it is used to create products such as bottles, fiberglass countertops, carpet, tile and reflective paint for highways. 

There are a lot of examples of how Pella is dedicated to responsible use of our natural resources, and for the eighth time, they were named the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year in 2015.

To learn more about the energy-efficient and environmentally choices you have for home’s windows and doors, visit the Pella showroom in Washington DC or call 301-957-7000.