Building green involves the business of manufacturing. Therefore they do not manufacture products or by-products which can negatively impact our world. Cosella-Dorken is very sensitive to protecting their environment and the people who are in their employ, while producing high quality, sustainable products that will create healthier living environments. The quality of their products is not only monitored consistently throughout all steps of their operations, but also independently confirmed by renowned experts and institutes on a regular basis. Cosella-Dorken take pride in their work and in their products. "DELTA® protects property. Saves energy. Creates Comfort." is one of the guiding principles for their company and, at the same time, for their product range. Out of respect for nature, environmental protection is strictly observed in all areas of the business.
Green is good: good business, good for the planet, and good for each of us. The logistics of sustainability take real effort, however. And it is not always easy, but it is an important effort, with a payoff at the end. In the rush of day-to-day business, Duratherm's effort at sustainability has been one of the most fulfilling and satisfying aspects of their business. It helps their employees, leadership team and clients. It enhances every project and enriches the communities they serve. Sustainability means better business, it brings the highest technologies into Duratherm's production and management systems. It increases awareness of the impact our company has, and, importantly, it has brought increased efficiencies to everything they do.
Dynamic supports responsible forest management and offers Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified wood species. As an approved manufacturer, Dynamic is able to provide the FSC® certificate number for products manufactured from Alaskan Yellow Cedar, Douglas Fir, Accoya or Genuine Mahogany. Dynamic also offers a way to avoid using any newly cut timber by searching the continent and purchasing rare reclaimed timber (available upon request and subject to market availability). Dynamic Architectural Steel-Arte thermally broken steel window out-performs its competitors in both thermal performance and lifecycle, enabling home owners to save energy while heating and cooling their homes, reducing the carbon footprint with more efficient thermal performance. Dynamic Architectural has chosen finishing materials that reduce odors and off-gases using water based low-VOC compliant paints and stains.
JELD-WEN uses recycled and reused materials to produce hundreds of thousands of interior doors and other products each month, including JELD-WEN® Molded Fiber Interior Doors and composite garage doors with facings and trim boards made of 100 percent recycled wood fiber. These practices continue to be central to JELD-WEN's mission to be the low-cost producer in the window and door industry and have contributed to their goal of being the clear global leader in the sale of reliable windows and doors.
Kolbe believes that quality is in the details and strives to make a difference both in how they manufacture their products and the ways in which this makes a positive impact on the environment. Kolbe products can help contribute in numerous ways to the criteria these organizations have established for a project to earn green building certification. They also have a LEED® certified staff member to assist architects, designers and construction professionals with green building technical questions and to serve as a liasion with their manufacturing team.
Windsor’s products are compatible with green building. They have examined the energy efficiency of their products and taken the lifecycle of each product into consideration. The more energy efficient their windows and doors are, the less energy needed to heat and cool people’s homes. The longer their products last, the fewer products that will need to be manufactured and less resources used. Windsor partners with vendors who also make a positive impact on the environment. All of the top vendors that Windsor has aligned with participate in extensive recycling programs and adhere to, or surpass, all local, state and national environmental regulations. Many are considered to be environmental leaders within their industry, manufacturing with recycled materials, receiving awards from organizations such as the DNR and acquiring FSC and SFI certification.