Pella Corporation earned an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year 2013 award, presented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) for manufacturing energy-efficient windows and educating consumers about them.
The 2013 Partner of the Year awards are given to manufacturers and retailers that successfully promote and produce ENERGY STAR-qualified products, saving consumers money and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, according to EPA. Winners are selected from award applicants among nearly 20,000 organizations that participate in the ENERGY STAR program.
- For a typical home, replacing single-pane windows with ENERGY STAR-qualified windows can save $146 – $501 a year on energy costs, and reduce a home’s carbon footprint by 7-15 percent, according to energystar.gov.
- Double-pane insulating glass windows include two panes of glass with a gas-filled space between them — and can insulate over two times better than single-pane windows based on a comparison of U-Factors.
- Benefits of double-pane insulating glass low-emissivity (Low-E) windows over single-pane windows with clear glass include: lower energy costs, improved home comfort in hot or cold weather, protection from the sun’s fading rays, and more peace and quiet by reducing outside noise.