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Pellas Commitment to Environmental Stewardship in Albany, NY

Pellas Commitment to Environmental Stewardship in Albany, NY

A proud environmental steward, Pella acknowledges 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.

Energy-Efficient Products

To start, Pella’s replacement windows, doors and glass options are designed with innovative solutions to save energy. Windows and doors can be a major 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 often and utilize more energy.

The framework plays a crucial role in how well your windows or doors insulate your home. If you are looking 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 reduce heat loss and sound transmission to help keep your home quieter and more comfortable every month.

Natural Resources

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

The Practices

It’s not just the wood windows 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 producing replacement windows or doors can be recycled. Whether it’s used for Pella’s own use or for reuse 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.

  • Using Recycled Material in Products – Pella works with suppliers who incorporate post-consumer recycled materials such as glass and aluminum into raw materials used by Pella to produce 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 a lot of examples of how Pella is committed 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 Albany or call 518-414-5302.

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