A proud environmental steward, Pella acknowledges
its responsibility to look for ways to develop
products and work in a way that respects and protects our
natural resources. The company practices environmental stewardship by creating
energy-efficient products, responsibly working with
natural resources and recycling.
For beginners, Pella’s
replacement windows, doors and glass options are designed
with innovative solutions to save energy. Windows and
doors can be a major source of heat loss in a home. Heat can get out in the winter or be allowed in during the summer, causing your
furnace or air conditioner to work more often and consumer
The framework plays a critical
role in how well your windows or doors insulate your home. If you are in
the market 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 decrease heat loss and sound
transmission to help keep your home quieter and more comfortable throughout the year.
Pella uses wood from vendors who practice responsible
harvest and replenishment. Steps are taken throughout the
design and manufacturing process to enhance yield from
the lumber. Pella also works with companies to recycle or salvage
the sawdust that is generated through
the manufacturing process.
It’s not just the products built, but the method in which they are
built. Here are just a few of the ways Pella applies
positive environmental business practices:
Manufacturing Materials – Most materials used in
the process of making replacement windows or doors can
be recycled. Whether it’s used for Pella’s own use or for reuse by other companies, items such as wood, metal, glass,
vinyl, plastic, screen cloth, oil, batteries, paper, cardboard, electronics and
more are correctly recycled to avoid waste.
Recycled Material in Products – Pella works with suppliers who incorporate
post-consumer recycled materials such as glass and aluminum into raw materials then
bought by Pella to create products.
Glass – Pella collects the surplus glass and broken
glass to a recycling vendor where it is used to produce
products such as bottles, fiberglass countertops, carpet, tile and reflective
paint for highways.
There are quite a few 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 read more about the energy-efficient
and environmentally possibilities you have for home’s
windows and doors, visit the Pella showroom in Overland Park or call