Pellas Commitment to Environmental Stewardship in Ketchum, ID
A proud environmental steward, Pella acknowledges its responsibility to search for ways to produce products and work in a way that respects and protects our natural resources. The company practices environmental stewardship by creating energy-efficient products, responsibly utilizing natural resources and recycling.
For starters, Pella’s replacement windows, doors and glass options are designed with innovative solutions to conserve energy. Windows and doors can be a big source of heat loss in a home. Heat can sneak out in the winter or be allowed in during the summer, causing your furnace or air conditioner to work more often and use more energy.
The framework plays an important role in how well your windows or doors insulate your home. If you are in the market for wood windows, wood is a natural insulator, helping to keep 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 throughout the design and manufacturing process to optimize yield from the lumber. Pella also works with companies to recycle or salvage the sawdust that is generated through the manufacturing process.
It’s not just the products built, but the technique in which they are built. Here are just a few of the ways Pella follows positive environmental business practices:
Manufacturing Materials – Most materials used in
the process of producing 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 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 produce products.
- Recycling Glass – Pella takes 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 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 read more about the energy-efficient and environmentally options you have for home’s windows and doors, visit the Pella showroom in Ketchum or call 208-726-0060.