This past spring, the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presented Pella
with its 2015 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year-Sustained Excellence Award. This
is the second time Pella has been given this distinction,
which acknowledges the company’s continuing devotion
to the development and promotion of energy-efficient
products and the education of consumers on conservation issues.
One of the projects that
helped us receive the Sustained Excellence Award was the
research into the development of a highly insulating
residential window with smart automatic shading in an
exclusive partnership with Lawrence Berkeley National Labs.
Pella Windows and Doors has a strong
focus on environmental stewardship and giving
consumers energy-efficient choices for new or
replacement windows and doors. There are a number of steps
taken in the development and design process to help you live comfortably without negatively impacting
the environment. Here are three reasons to stop
by our Ketchum showroom when searching for replacement windows and doors.
- The Architect Series® wood casement
windows, for example, are generally six times tighter than what’s required by the industry for air infiltration.
- We have Designer Series
windows and patio doors with triple-pane glass as well as between the
glass blinds or shades.
- Our Low-E insulating glass with argon1
helps prevent the transfer of heat and blocks ultraviolet
rays that can damage carpeting, fabrics and wall coverings.
Your windows and doors have a larger
influence on your energy usage and home comfort than you might
think. According to energystar.gov2,
a standard home is able to save $101 to $538
per year on energy costs by solely exchanging
single-pane windows with ENERGY STAR-certified windows. This also lowers
your home’s carbon footprint.
At Pella Windows and Doors, you don’t
need to lose style or comfort to save on your energy costs. If you are interested in learning more about your choices for
replacement windows or doors, come by our showroom in
Ketchum or schedule an appointment online.
1 High-altitude Low-E insulating glass does not contain argon