Preserving the Environment with Renewal by Andersen®December 07, 2015
The Andersen Corporation is known for taking part in causes that aim to protect the environment. This year, our company has taken our commitment to environmental protection to a whole new level with the release of our first Environmental Product Declaration.
Our Environmental Product Declaration
Andersen Corporation’s first Environmental Product Declaration is for a Renewal by Andersen Double-Hung window. The release of the EPD accompanies the publication of the industry’s Product Category Rule, a product of the collaboration of other industry leaders.
As a trusted name when it comes to door and window replacement in Clifton Park, NY, Andersen has worked with a collaborative team for the past four years to develop the window PCR. Product Category Rules define the scope in conducting life cycle assessments and EPDs. This aims to increase transparency and consistency across companies regarding manufacturers’ efforts to reduce product environmental impacts. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system, among other green building certification systems, recognizes and rewards the utilization of products with a published EPD.
The company’s first EPD addresses a Renewal by Andersen Double-Hung window’s cradle-to-gate life cycle impacts. This window features Fibrex®, a pre-consumer recycled material made of up to 40 percent reclaimed wood fiber.
According to Vice President of Sustainability Jim Weglewski, the publication of the first EPD is an important step in Andersen’s journey to sustainability. He adds, “Increasing product transparency supports our ongoing efforts to produce durable, energy-efficient products that help customers reduce energy consumption, lower utility costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”
Enhancing product transparency also upholds the company’s commitment to the Ceres Climate Declaration and public sustainability goals, which involves reduction of operational water and energy use and waste by 20%, per unit of product, by 2020.
Following the example set by our parent company, Renewal by Andersen of Eastern New York promotes sustainability by carrying an array of energy-efficient doors and windows. All of our products, including our bay window in Glenville, NY, can help you transform your home to adapt to your new green way of living.
Let us help you help the environment by installing attractive and energy-efficient windows and doors in your home. Call us today at (518) 831-2434 if you live in Capital Region or at (845) 245-2664 if you live in Hudson Valley for a free, in-home consultation.