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April 3, 2014

EPA names Pella Corp 2014 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year

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Pella Corporation earned the coveted ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year 2014 award, presented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its outstanding contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by manufacturing energy-efficient windows and educating consumers about energy efficiency. The Pella Windows and Doors team’s accomplishments will be officially recognized during an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., April 29.

“As an industry leader whose roots in sustainability started the year our company was founded in 1925, Pella creates energy-saving windows and doors that help consumers get more comfort from their homes and business environments,” said Pella Corporation Vice President of Marketing Elaine Sagers. “ENERGY STAR-qualified Pella windows make interior spaces more comfortable year-round, to help transform them into favorite places,” she said.

The 2014 Partner of the Year awards honor a variety of organizations for their contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through superior energy efficiency. Award winners are selected from more than 16,000 organizations that participate in the ENERGY STAR program.

“Team members throughout the Pella system educate consumers why it’s important to choose ENERGY STAR-qualified products like Pella Windows and Doors to save energy and enhance the environment,” Sagers said. “The Pella team is honored to earn the highly-prestigious ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award from EPA for the seventh time.”

Through 2013, with help from ENERGY STAR, American families and businesses saved $297 billion on utility bills, and prevented more than 2.1 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions, according to EPA.

“Pella is helping consumers save money and reduce harmful carbon pollution by producing energy-efficient ENERGY STAR products,” said EPA Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe. “This outstanding effort in product manufacturing demonstrates a commitment to reducing our nation’s greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.”

Energy-saving tips

  • For a typical home, replacing single-pane windows with ENERGY STAR-qualified windows can save $146 – $501 a year on energy costs, and reduce a home’s carbon footprint by seven to 15 percent, according to energystar.gov.

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