Renewal by Andersen® and our parent company Andersen Corporation were the first window manufacturers to receive the Green Seal Certification for Environmental Stewardship, proof of our commitment to sustainability. In our next two blog entries, we will give you a closer look at how this commitment is carried over to our replacement windows and patio doors.
In this first part, we explain how we tackle the top five environmental challenges we face today:
Renewing Existing Housing
Today’s average home uses up more energy and is responsible for more carbon emissions than a typical automobile. Choosing to install energy-efficient replacement windows and using other renewable resources help reduce monthly energy consumption. This leads to a significant reduction in the home’s carbon footprint.
Indoor Air Quality
The Environmental Protection Agency considers poor indoor air quality as one of the top five health hazards affecting today’s homes. This is due to the volatile organic compounds and other kinds of particulates that are continuously emitted by common household items such as paint and plastics. Many of these items continue emitting indoor air pollutants years after installation. Given how much time most people spend indoors, the health risk is considerable. Renewal by Andersen aims to change this by building replacement windows that bear the Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) Indoor Advantage Gold™ certification.
Smart Use of Materials
We aim to minimize waste, which is why our exclusive Fibrex® material frames contain 40% wood fiber by weight. The wood fibers are reclaimed from Andersen’ Corporation’s wood manufacturing facilities. Our High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass likewise contains at reclaimed glass, at least 12% by weight.
Smart Use of Energy
An average home uses up almost half of their annual energy costs on heating and cooling alone. Energy-efficient windows and patio doors can help reduce heat transfer, which causes indoor heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer – the primary cause of higher energy bills.
Long Product Life Cycles
Long window and door life cycles mean less space occupied in landfills. It also means your money lasts longer. And thanks to our Transferable Limited Warranties, you know it will be a long time before you will need new windows for your home.
In our next blog, we discuss the organizations that help us fulfill our commitment to the environment. To learn more about our home improvement services, call Renewal by Andersen® of Dallas and Fort Worth today at (877) 605-2922. We serve many areas in and around Fort Worth, TX.