Pellas Commitment to Environmental Stewardship in Mankato, Minnesota
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 escape in the winter or be allowed in during the summer, causing your furnace or air conditioner to work more often and utilize more energy.
The framework plays a crucial role in how well your windows or doors insulate your home. If you are searching 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 lessen 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 during the design and manufacturing process to improve yield from the lumber. Pella also works with companies to recycle or salvage the sawdust that is created throughout the manufacturing process.
It’s not just the windows and doors built, but the way they are built. Here are just a few of the ways Pella applies positive environmental business practices:
Manufacturing Materials – A lot of the materials used in
the process of creating replacement windows or doors can
be recycled. Whether it’s used for Pella’s own use or its repurposing 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 used by Pella to create 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 more than a few examples of how Pella is committed 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 choices you have for home’s windows and doors, visit the Pella showroom in Mankato or call 507-625-6933.