History of Sustainability

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

Awards and Certifications
Recognized for our responsibility.

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 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.


U.S. Green Building Council
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.


American Institute of Architects/Continuing Education System
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.


Governor's Environmental Award
In 2007, Pella Corporation was awarded the Iowa Governor's Environmental Excellence Award for its leadership in waste management by recycling scrap wood generated in manufacturing Pella wood windows and doors.


EPA Pollution Prevention Award
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.


National Arbor Day Foundation Award
Pella's efforts to plant trees and promote responsible forestry earned us the prestigious Promise to the Earth award.


SmartWaySM Transport Partnership Program
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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