Andersen’s Environmental Product DeclarationDecember 04, 2015
Renewal by Andersen® of Milwaukee is the reliable home improvement company that homeowners trust for durable, energy saving windows. These units consist of advanced, high-quality materials, from their frames and sashes to their reflective glass panes. With our options, achieving a comfortable and more energy-efficient home is now easy and worry-free.
None of this would have been possible without our parent company’s dedication to sustainable principles. For more than 100 years, the Andersen Corporation has exemplified environmental responsibility in its manufacturing process and choice of materials and sources. Because of this, more and more homeowners are now benefiting from greener windows, including picture windows in Waukesha.
Andersen’s First Environmental Product Declaration
Recently, Andersen Corporation has released its first Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for a Renewal by Andersen® double-hung window. This accompanies the release of its Product Category Rule (PRC), a joint effort with other leaders in the window industry.
PRC aims to increase transparency about the manufacturer’s efforts to reduce the environmental impact of a product. It also defines the scope in which life cycle assessments and EPDs are done. Certification systems in green building, including the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system acknowledge and award the use of products with published EPD.
Andersen’s first EPD focuses on the cradle-to-gate lifecycle impacts of its Renewal by Andersen® double-hung window. This uses exclusive Fibrex® material for frames and insulated glass units. Fibrex consists of 40 percent clean, reclaimed wood fiber by weight. For its double-pane, insulated glass, Renewal by Andersen® uses an argon gas blend in the airspace and Low-E coatings for superior thermal efficiency.
“Publishing our first EPD is an important step in Andersen’s sustainability journey,” states Jim Weglewski, Vice-President of Sustainability. “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.”
Choosing Renewal by Andersen® of Milwaukee
As part of the Andersen brand, Renewal by Andersen of Milwaukee supports our parent company’s efforts for sustainability, and we do it through quality installation of your energy saving replacement windows in Waukesha. With our expert team, we’ll make sure that your home improvement starts and ends as smoothly as possible.
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