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Pella’s Commitment to Environmental Stewardship in Des Moines, IA

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A proud environmental steward, Pella understands its responsibility to search for ways to develop products and function 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 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 frequently and use more energy.

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, 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 year-round.

Natural Resources

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 reclaim the sawdust that is produced during the manufacturing process.

The Practices

It’s not just the products built, but the way they are built. Here are just a few of the ways Pella performs 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 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.

  • Using 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 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 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 options you have for home’s windows and doors, visit the Pella showroom in Des Moines or call 515-219-7723.