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For Third Consecutive Year, Pella Corporation Earns National Energy Honor

Submitted by: Pella Corporation

Categories: Environment, Ratings & Awards

Posted: Mar 04, 2009 – 11:40 AM EST


Pella named 2009 ENERGY STAR(R) Sustained Excellence award winner

Mar. 04 /CSRwire/ - PELLA, IA. - March 4, 2009 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) have awarded Pella Corporation a 2009 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership in protecting the environment through energy efficiency. Pella's accomplishments will be recognized at a March 31 Washington, D.C., awards ceremony.

An ENERGY STAR partner since 1999, Pella will be honored for its long-term commitment to providing highly energy-efficient products, and the company's comprehensive integration of ENERGY STAR information in media relations, consumer education programs, advertising, Pella Web sites and training.

Pella honored for third time

"Pella has earned the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award for the past three consecutive years and now proudly continues its environmental leadership as a Sustained Excellence award winner in 2009 by providing sustainable solutions to our customers and providing valuable information about how to save energy," said Elaine Sagers, vice president of marketing for the privately-held company known for quality and innovation. "Pella demonstrates its commitment to energy savings every day as we strive to reduce our carbon footprint. Through lighting retrofits and more energy efficient systems, we have reduced our electrical usage to the equivalent of 4,036 tons of carbon dioxide emissions." 

The 2009 Sustained Excellence Awards are given only to organizations that have been named ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for three or more consecutive years. These winners have helped reduce greenhouse gas emissions by setting and achieving aggressive goals, employing innovative approaches, and showing others what can be achieved through energy efficiency. These awards recognize ongoing leadership across the ENERGY STAR program including energy-efficient products, services, and new homes and buildings in the commercial, industrial and public sectors. Award winners are selected from more than 12,000 organizations participating in the ENERGY STAR program.

"The ENERGY STAR awards represent achievements the Department of Energy is proud to recognize as they represent notable progress or sustained excellence in working to secure our energy future," said Richard H. Karney, DOE ENERGY STAR program manager. "In 2009, our partners receiving these awards demonstrated superb commitment to advancing the adoption of energy-efficient products and addressing environmental challenges."

According to the DOE, with the help of ENERGY STAR, Americans saved $19 billion on energy bills and reduced greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those of 29 million vehicles last year alone.

Save energy, help the environment

Improving energy efficiency is a priority for many environmentally-conscious and budget-minded home and business owners today. Pella products play a key role in conserving energy. Pella windows are up to 74 percent more energy-efficient1 and can help consumers save nearly 1/3 on heating and cooling bills.2 Plus, Pella's Designer Series(R) window is rated No. 1 for energy efficiency among top national brands. 3

Consumers looking for more information on how to save energy when it comes to choosing windows and doors can contact Pella for an in-home consultation by visiting www.pella.com or calling 888-84-PELLA.

About Pella Corporation
Pella Corporation is a leader in designing, testing, manufacturing and installing quality windows and doors for new construction, remodeling and replacement applications.

As a family-owned and professionally managed privately-held company, Pella is known for its 84-year history of innovation, making great products, providing quality service and delivering on customer satisfaction. Headquartered in Pella, Iowa, the company is committed to incorporating new technologies, increasing productivity, and practicing environmental stewardship to create satisfied customers.

The company manufactures quality windows, patio doors and entry door systems sold through a Direct Sales Network operating Pella(R) Window & Door Showrooms across the United States and Canada and select building materials retailers, including Lowe's,(R) which features the Pella Design CenterSM, a "store-within-a-store." For more information, call 888-84-PELLA or visit www.pella.com.


ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. Today, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money and help protect the environment for future generations. More than 12,000 organizations are ENERGY STAR partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, buildings and businesses. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit www.energystar.gov or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).

Related links

Pella Info on Twitter - http://twitter.com/pellainfo
Pella Pressroom - http://pressroom.pella.com/
Pella Corporation – http://www.pella.com
Pella Replacement - http://www.pellareplacement.com

1. Calculated based on NFRC ratings for a Pella Designer Series® triple-pane wood window compared to a single-pane wood window in winter conditions.

2. Calculation based on average projected energy savings in a computer simulation using Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Resfen 5.0 standard criteria for a 2,000-square-foot home.

3. Superior NFRC U-values and SHGC ratings

For more information, please contact:

Kathy Krafka Harkema Pella Corporation
Phone: 641-621-6971
Phone 2: 641-780-6925-cell
Sara Opie The Integer Group
Phone: 515-247-2822
Phone 2: 515-710-5042-cell

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