We at Renewal by Andersen® are committed to providing superior alternatives to vinyl replacement windows. You might be surprised to learn that we are equally committed to sustainability and environmental responsibility. This video shows our commitment to environmental concerns.
100% Solar Powered
Renewal by Andersen reached an historic milestone in late 2018. We were glad to announce that our plant in Cottage Grove, MN – where each and every one of our replacement windows are crafted – is now sourcing 100% of its operational energy needs through community solar gardens. This program is the culmination of an initiative between our parent company Andersen® Corporation and Xcel Energy®, a Minnesota utility. Our Cottage Grove plant currently subscribes to 26 solar gardens and has earned up to $49,000 of energy savings.
Smart Use of Materials
Our commitment to our environmental responsibility began long before our facilities went full solar. Every replacement window we make is responsibly made, making sure that no materials are wasted during manufacture. Our frames and sashes are made of our exclusive Fibrex® material, a composite made of wood fibers and polymers.
The wood fibers come from the waste wood parts sourced from Andersen Corporation’s woodworking facilities. Fibrex contains up to 40% reclaimed wood fiber by weight and offers the strength and stability of wood as well as the low-maintenance features of vinyl. Our High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass likewise contains recycled content, with a minimum of 12% reclaimed glass by weight.
Long Product Life Cycles
Renewal by Andersen replacement windows don’t just help you save on your utility costs; they also let you do so for a long time. Our replacement windows are tested for exceptionally long life cycles, which not only lets you get the best value out of your windows, but also helps minimize landfill waste.
We have replaced windows that are less than 10 years old; if half the homes in the same area had a 10-year lifespan, there wouldn’t be enough landfills to accommodate all the waste. With Renewal by Andersen replacement windows, you have the assurance that you’re making your contribution to the environment.
Few window installation companies have the same commitment to the environment that Renewal by Andersen of Boise has. Give us a call at (208) 874-4900, or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.