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Pella’s Commitment to Environmental Stewardship in Hunt Valley, MD

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A proud environmental steward, Pella acknowledges its responsibility to look 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.

Energy-Efficient Products

For starters, Pella’s replacement windows, doors and glass options are designed with innovative solutions to save energy. Windows and doors can be a big 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 harder and use more energy.

The framework plays a crucial 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, making you comfortable in your home during every season. Air chambers inside Pella’s vinyl windows and patio doors decrease heat loss and sound transmission to help keep your home quieter and more comfortable year-round.

Natural Resources

Pella uses wood from vendors who practice responsible harvest and replenishment. Steps are taken through the design and manufacturing process to improve yield from the lumber. Pella also works with companies to recycle or salvage the sawdust that is produced through the manufacturing process.

The Practices

It’s not just the products built, but the way they are built. Here are just a few of the ways Pella follows positive environmental business practices:

  • Recycling Manufacturing Materials – Most 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.

  • Using 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 make products.

  • Recycling Glass – Pella takes 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 quite 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 learn more about the energy-efficient and environmentally choices you have for home’s windows and doors, visit the Pella showroom in Hunt Valley or call 410-698-1950.