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Pellas Commitment to Environmental Stewardship in Decatur, IL

Pellas Commitment to Environmental Stewardship in Decatur, IL

A proud environmental steward, Pella acknowledges its responsibility to look for 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 utilizing natural resources and recycling.

Energy-Efficient Products

For starters, Pella’s replacement windows, doors and glass options are developed 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 utilize more energy.

The framework plays an important 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, keeping 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 throughout the design and manufacturing process to enhance yield from the lumber. Pella also works with companies to recycle or reuse the sawdust that is produced through the manufacturing process.

The Practices

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

  • Recycling Manufacturing Materials – A lot of the materials used in the process of creating 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 correctly 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 make products such as bottles, fiberglass countertops, carpet, tile and reflective paint for highways. 

There are more than 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 find out more about the energy-efficient and environmentally possibilities you have for home’s windows and doors, visit the Pella showroom in Decatur or call 217-423-7722.

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