Pellas Commitment to Environmental Stewardship in Danville, IL
A proud environmental steward, Pella understands its responsibility to look for ways to create products and operate 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.
For starters, Pella’s replacement windows, doors and glass options are designed with innovative solutions to preserve energy. Windows and doors can be a huge 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 harder and consumer more energy.
The framework plays a crucial 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 reduce 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 through the design and manufacturing process to optimize yield from the lumber. Pella also works with companies to recycle or reuse the sawdust that is produced during 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 follows positive environmental business practices:
Manufacturing Materials – Many 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 properly 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.
- Recycling Glass – Pella takes 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 devoted 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 options you have for home’s windows and doors, visit the Pella showroom in Danville or call 217-443-3355.