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History of Sustainability

History of Sustainability

Pella helps protect our environment in communities across the country. That's our commitment to care for the world.

Environmental Business Practices

Building windows. And a better world.

It's not just the windows and doors we build but the way we build them that respects and protects our environment. Since our company began in 1925, we've been proud environmental stewards. Not only because it's good for business, but because it's the right thing to do. In the words of our founder:

We recognize our responsibilities as stewards of our natural resources and the environment, and will avoid wasteful or harmful disregard of the environmental effects of our operations.

Pete Kuyper, 1950 Founder, Pella Corporation

Awards and Certifications

Pella's commitment to our environment is deeply rooted in culture. That's why we are honored to be recognized for our leadership and long history of environmental stewardship – and proud to partner with industry organizations that share our passion for protecting the planet.

Pella takes a comprehensive approach to environmental stewardship that practices responsible forest management, maximizes recycling opportunities, minimizes waste and pollution, reduced energy consumption, uses the latest in waste management strategies and ensures Pella products are made to last.

Pella is a volunteer partner in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR program and is dedicated to building products with superior energy efficiency.

As a founding member of the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), Pella manufactures and promotes the use of highly energy-efficient products.

As a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Pella encourages the use of the LEED® certification processes and offers products that can contribute many LEED points to help achieve LEED certification.

As an AIA/CES Registered Provider Charter Member since 1995, Pella Corporation is committed to developing quality learning activities for architects and building professionals in accordance with AIA/CES and Health/Safety/Welfare (HSW) criteria.

As an AIA/CES Registered Provider Charter Member since 1995, Pella Corporation is committed to developing quality learning activities for architects and building professionals in accordance with AIA/CES and Health/Safety/Welfare (HSW) criteria.

In 2006, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized Pella with its Pollution Prevention for Environmental Excellence Program honorable mention award for the company's efforts in supporting the environment through responsible manufacturing processes.

EPA Hammer Award
Pella has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its leadership in hazardous chemical release reductions.

Pella's efforts to plant trees and promote responsible forestry earned us the prestigious Promise to the Earth award.

Pella Corporation received the accreditation into this U.S. Environmental Protection Agency program for its responsible management of transportation partners and private fleet and for committing to improve the environmental performance of freight operations.

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