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Pella’s Commitment to Environmental Stewardship in Annapolis, Maryland

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A proud environmental steward, Pella recognizes its responsibility to find ways to create products and work in a way that respects and protects our natural resources. The company practices environmental stewardship by developing energy-efficient products, responsibly utilizing natural resources and recycling.

Energy-Efficient Products

To start, Pella’s replacement windows, doors and glass options are developed with innovative solutions to conserve 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 more frequently and use more energy.

The framework plays an important role in how well your windows or doors insulate your home. If you are looking 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 reduce heat loss and sound transmission to help keep your home quieter and more comfortable throughout the year.

Natural Resources

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

The Practices

It’s not just the products built, but the technique in which they are built. Here are just a few of the ways Pella performs 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 it’s being used 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 produce products.

  • Recycling Glass – Pella collects 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 quite a few examples of how Pella is devoted 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 possibilities you have for home’s windows and doors, visit the Pella showroom in Annapolis or call 240-293-1068.