Saturday, June 27, 2009

Integrity Windows from Marvin Windows

GREEN BUILDING

Everyday, Integrity from Marvin Windows and Doors approaches our business with one question, “How can we do it better?” From creating energy-efficient windows with a lifecycle that far outlasts the competition to ensuring we lessen our impact in all steps of manufacturing, we provide windows that make the homes we build part of a greener and brighter future.

Our commitment to environmental responsibility is evident in what our windows are made of, how we make them, and what they can do for the home

  • Ultrex takes less energy to make than vinyl and is made from silica sand - a safe and renewable resource
  • All of our plants have extensive recycling and pollution prevention programs – we log everything that we consume and waste and participate in yearly audits to ensure we are on target with our environmental goals
  • The Ultrex fiberglass used to construct Integrity windows and doors provides superior stength, heat, UV and corrosion-resistance to deliver a durable and resilient product that can far outpace other materials.
  • Low E II coated glass is standard on all of our windows – allowing us to meet Energy Star qualifications in all four zones
  • Internal standards for environmental goals that go above and beyond local, state and federal regulations
  • Annual environmental plant audits for over 15 years to ensure we are meeting or exceeding our environmental goals
  • Window packaging includes recyclable corrugated cardboard and biodegradable banding
  • Our fleet of diesel trucks contain regulators to ensure our emissions are below required levels
  • Reduced local energy consumption by utilizing our own generators during peak winter and summer days – we even burn sawdust to help heat our plants in the winter