This past spring, the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presented Pella
with its 2015 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year-Sustained Excellence Award. This
is the second time Pella has earned this distinction,
which acknowledges the company’s continuing commitment
to the development and promotion of energy-efficient
products and the education of consumers on conservation issues.
One of the projects that
helped gain the Sustained Excellence Award was the
research into the development of a highly insulating
residential window with advanced automatic shading in an
exclusive partnership with Lawrence Berkeley National Labs.
Pella Windows and Doors has a strong
focus on environmental stewardship and giving
consumers energy-efficient choices for new or
replacement windows and doors. There are a number of steps
taken in the development and design process to help you live in a
comfortable home without negatively impacting
the environment. Here are three reasons to come
by our Grand Rapids showroom when you’re in the
market for replacement windows and doors.
- The Architect Series® wood casement
windows, for example, are generally six times tighter than what
the industry requires for air infiltration.
- We carry Designer Series
windows and patio doors with triple-pane glass as well as between the
glass blinds or shades.
- Our Low-E insulating glass with argon1
helps protect the transfer of heat and blocks ultraviolet
rays that may damage carpeting, fabrics and wall coverings.
Your windows and doors have a larger
impact on your energy usage and home comfort than you may think. According to energystar.gov2,
a standard home may save $101 to $538
per year on energy costs by solely interchanging
single-pane windows with ENERGY STAR-certified windows. This also reduces
your home’s carbon footprint.
At Pella Windows and Doors, you don’t
need to give up style or comfort to save money. If you are interested in learning more about your choices for
replacement windows or doors, come by our showroom in
Grand Rapids or schedule an appointment online.
1 High-altitude Low-E insulating glass does not contain argon