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0 Comments | Jun 02, 2010

Pella is Sustained Excellence Award Winner

PELLA, IOWA -The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded Pella Windows with a Sustained Excellence Award for the entire year of 2009. This award is given on the grounds that the recipient has continued in leading protection of the environment through energy efficiency. The award ceremony was held in Washington, D.C. on March 31. Along with this award, Pella remains an ENERGY STAR partner since 1999 and this was announced and recognized during the ceremony. Not only has Pella worked to improve the energy efficiency of their replacement windows, but they have also constantly been a proponent of ENERGY STAR sponsored media and information in order to promote the programs offered by this division of the government.

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Pella & Commitment

This award for the year of 2009 marks the third consecutive year that Pella has received this award from ENERGY STAR for its manufactured replacement windows and other windows and doors that have been some of the most energy efficient ones available. The VP of Marketing for the privately-held Pella admitted that “Pella demonstrates its commitment to energy savings every day as we strive to reduce our carbon footprint. Through lighting retrofits and more energy efficient systems, we have reduced our electrical usage to the equivalent of 4,036 tons of carbon dioxide emissions.”

Pella Windows has shown time and time again now that it is committed to setting energy efficient replacement windows as a high priority, and this should be enticing to all environmentally-conscious and budget-minded home and business owners out there looking at windows and doors wasting away hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars a year in high energy costs. Pella products step up to the plate for any remodeling plan: on average, their replacement windows are 74% more energy efficient(1) than competitors and can help save around 1/3 on heating and cooling bills each year(2). The DesignerSeries replacement window is rated No. 1 for energy efficiency among the top national brands including Milgard, Andersen, Harvey, Simonton, Cascade, and more(3).

ENERGY STAR & Commitment

Indeed, this statement is true of Pella Windows and all that they have to offer, because the Sustained Excellence Award from ENERGY STAR is given only after three or more consecutive years of earning the Partner of the Year Award. Every window and door company that has received this award has helped reduce greenhouse gas emissions by setting aggressive goals, taking innovative approaches, and showing what it is to be on the brink of energy efficiency. Richard H. Karney spoke at the ceremony saying that companies receiving this award, like Pella Windows, are organizations that the Department of Energy is proud of. After all, this program, ENERGY STAR, has so far saved more than $19 billion on energy bills and eliminated what is the equivalent of 29 million vehicles’ worth of gas emissions since its inception.

(1) Calculation based on NFRC ratings for Pella DesignerSeries triple-pane wood window compared to a single-pane wood window in winter conditions.

(2) Calculation based on average projected energy savings in a computer simulation using Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Resfen 5.0 standard criteria for a 2,000-square-foot-home.

(3) Superior NFRC U-values and SHGC ratings