A proud environmental steward, Pella understands
its responsibility to look for ways to produce
products and work in a way that respects and protects our
natural resources. The company practices environmental stewardship by developing
energy-efficient products, responsibly working with
natural resources and recycling.
To start, Pella’s
replacement windows, doors and glass options are designed
with innovative solutions to save energy. Windows and
doors can be a big source of heat loss in a home. Heat can escape in the winter or be allowed in during the summer, causing your
furnace or air conditioner to work harder and utilize
The framework plays an important
role in how well your windows or doors insulate your home. If you are looking for wood windows, wood is a natural insulator, making
you comfortable in your home during every season. Air chambers inside Pella’s
vinyl windows and patio doors lessen heat loss and sound
transmission to help keep your home quieter and more comfortable every
Pella uses wood from vendors who practice responsible
harvest and replenishment. Steps are taken through the
design and manufacturing process to improve 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 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 producing 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 utilized by Pella to make products.
Glass – Pella gathers the surplus glass and broken
glass to a recycling vendor where it is used to make
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 find out more about the energy-efficient
and environmentally possibilities you have for home’s
windows and doors, visit the Pella showroom in Kalamazoo or call