Pellas Commitment to Environmental Stewardship in Victoria, B.C
A proud environmental steward, Pella understands its responsibility to look for ways to create products and function 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.
To start, Pella’s replacement windows, doors and glass options are designed with innovative solutions to save energy. Windows and doors can be a huge 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 harder and use more energy.
The framework plays a critical 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 reduce heat loss and sound transmission to help keep your home quieter and more comfortable year-round.
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 generated during the manufacturing process.
It’s not just the wood windows built, but the method in which they are built. Here are just a few of the ways Pella performs positive environmental business practices:
Manufacturing Materials – A lot of the materials used in
the process of producing 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 correctly 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 utilized by Pella to make products.
- Recycling Glass – Pella collects the surplus glass and broken glass to a recycling vendor where it is used to make products such as bottles, fiberglass countertops, carpet, tile and reflective paint for highways.
There are a lot of 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 find out more about the energy-efficient and environmentally possibilities you have for home’s windows and doors, visit the Pella showroom in Victoria or call 250-475-1277.