Pellas Commitment to Environmental Stewardship in Terre Haute, IN
A proud environmental steward, Pella acknowledges its responsibility to look for ways to develop products and operate in a way that respects and protects our natural resources. The company practices environmental stewardship by creating energy-efficient products, responsibly utilizing natural resources and recycling.
To start, Pella’s replacement windows, doors and glass options are developed with innovative solutions to preserve 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 frequently and consumer more energy.
The framework plays an important 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, keeping 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 every month.
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 created throughout the manufacturing process.
It’s not just the wood windows built, but the technique in which they are built. Here are just a few of the ways Pella performs positive environmental business practices:
Manufacturing Materials – Many materials used in
the process of producing replacement windows or doors can
be recycled. Whether it’s used for Pella’s own use or it’s being
used 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.
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 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 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 learn more about the energy-efficient and environmentally options you have for home’s windows and doors, visit the Pella showroom in Terre Haute or call 812-234-0729.