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.
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
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.
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.
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:
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.
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 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