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Pella’s Commitment to Environmental Stewardship in South Portland, ME

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A proud environmental steward, Pella acknowledges its responsibility to find ways to produce products and operate in a way that respects and protects our natural resources. The company practices environmental stewardship by creating energy-efficient products, responsibly working with natural resources and recycling.

Energy-Efficient Products

For beginners, Pella’s replacement windows, doors and glass options are created with innovative solutions to conserve energy. Windows and doors can be a huge 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 an important role in how well your windows or doors insulate your home. If you are searching 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 lessen 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 enhance yield from the lumber. Pella also works with companies to recycle or reuse the sawdust that is generated through the manufacturing process.

The Practices

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:

  • Recycling 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 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 utilized by Pella to create 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 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 read more about the energy-efficient and environmentally choices you have for home’s windows and doors, visit the Pella showroom in South Portland or call 207-517-2331.