JELD-WEN Honored as Energy Star Partner of the Year
JELD-WEN Windows & Doors — which began as a small Oregon millwork plant 50 years ago in 1960 and has grown into a company with operations in 26 states and 22 countries — has been named a 2010 Energy Star Partner of the Year.
Presented each year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy to only a handful of the 17,000 organizations participating in the Energy Star program, the award signifies outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through energy efficiency.
With its company-wide commitment to excellence in energy conservation, JELD-WEN was singled out for its key achievements:
- Offering window and door products for improved energy efficiency. JELD-WEN has the largest and broadest offering of Energy Star-qualified windows and exterior doors in the industry, according to the National Fenestration Rating System database.
Last year, the company increased its qualified door models by 29% and qualified window configurations by 22%. Nearly all of its wood and vinyl windows come standard with low-E glass, helping rooms stay warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer with less energy. Also, 100% of the company’s exterior door models are designed to offer energy-efficient benefits and to be Energy Star-qualified.
- Supporting renewable energy sources. JELD-WEN became a Pacific Power BlueSky Visionary Partner in Oregon. Overall, JELD-WEN has committed to purchase 200,000 kilowatt hours of renewable energy per month across three regions of the state.
- Reducing fuel consumption by 10,000 gallons through a new transportation optimization program.
“Because energy efficiency is at the heart of our company and all of our window and door products, this national award means we are living up to our commitment to save home owners money on their utility bills while saving natural resources,” said Ron Saxton, chief environmental officer. “This honor exemplifies our drive to be the industry’s standard bearer for energy-efficient products, and is an accomplishment in which all of our employees can take great pride.”
JELD-WEN was recognized last May by Natural Resources Canada as an Energy Star Participant of the Year. This is the first time a manufacturer has earned the award in both Canada and the U.S. at the same time.
JELD-WEN has been an Energy Star partner since 1998 and also won Partner of the Year in 2003.
Headquartered in Klamath Falls, Ore., JELD-WEN is a member of the National Council of the Housing Industry — The Leading Suppliers of NAHB.
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