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
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.
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