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LEED® Ratings

As a member of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), Pella encourages the use of the LEED® certification process and offers products that can contribute to many LEED points. As a result, Pella products have been used in a number of nationally recognized green projects including the Environmental Nature Center.

LEED for New Construction and Major Renovations

Pella offers products that can contribute to more than 41 of 110 possible points in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for New Construction and Major Renovations for Commercial Buildings, including the following categories, prerequisites and credits.

Learn more about how Pella products contribute to LEED points for New Construction and Major Renovations, LEED for Schools and LEED for Core and Shell.

Energy and Atmosphere

  • Minimum energy performance
  • Optimize energy performance

Materials and Resources

  • Construction waste management
  • Recycled content
  • Regional materials
  • Certified wood

Indoor Environmental Quality

  • Minimum indoor air quality performance
  • Increased ventilation
  • Controllability of systems – lighting
  • Controllability of systems – thermal comfort
  • Thermal comfort – design
  • Daylight and views – daylight
  • Daylight and views – views
  • Enhanced acoustical performance

LEED for Homes

Pella offers products that can contribute to more than 20 of 136 possible points in the LEED for Homes including the following categories, prerequisites, and credits. Learn more about LEED for Homes.

Energy and Atmosphere

  • ENERGY STAR® for Homes
  • Exceptional energy performance
  • Reduced envelope leakage
  • Minimal envelope leakage
  • Good windows
  • Enhanced windows
  • Exceptional windows

Materials and Resources

  • Environmentally preferable products
  • Waste management planning
  • Waste reduction

Indoor Environmental Quality

  • Preoccupancy flush

Innovation in Design

  • Durability planning
  • Durability management verification
  • Innovation and design request

Regional Priority

  • Basic operations training
  • Enhance training
  • Public awareness

Pella's Commitment to Environmental Stewardship

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

  • 99% of the sawdust is recycled or reused.
  • More than 95% of the aluminum sash cladding comes from recycled aluminum.
  • About 14% of the glass is from a recycled source.

Pella's commitment to environmental stewardship is firmly rooted in our culture and has been since the company was established more than 86 years ago. Founder Pete Kuyper's words in 1950 still ring true today.

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 to many LEED points.

The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) is an independent, nongovernmental, not-for-profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world's forests. Pella manufactures and distributes pine windows and doors that comply with FSC Chain-of-Custody (CoC) standards and help achieve LEED® certification.*

As a founding member of the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) and volunteer partner in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy's ENERGY STAR® program, Pella manufactures and promotes the use of highly energy-efficient products.

*Check with your local Pella commercial representative for the availability of FSC-certified products in your area.

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