Anderson logoLinkLine: Winter 2015-16

New In SpecLink-E: Andersen Publishes First Environmental Product Declaration

Earlier this year, a collaborative group of fenestration industry companies released the industry’s Product Category Rule (PCR). Soon thereafter, Andersen Corporation was the first among its fenestration industry peers to release its first Environmental Product Declaration (EPD).

Product Category Rules define the scope in which life cycle assessments (LCAs) and EPDs are conducted, and increase transparency about manufacturers’ efforts to reduce product environmental impacts in a manner that is consistent across companies. Green building certification systems, such as the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system, recognize and reward the use of products that have a published EPD.  Andersen was honored to work alongside its peers for the past four years to develop this window PCR.

“Publishing our first EPD is an important step in Andersen’s sustainability journey,” said Jim Weglewski, vice president of Sustainability. “Increasing product transparency supports our ongoing efforts to produce durable, energy-efficient products that help customers reduce energy consumption, lower utility costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”

This increased product transparency also supports Andersen’s commitment to the Ceres Climate Declaration and its public sustainability goals to reduce operational water and energy use and waste by 20 percent, per unit of product, by 2020. Jointly, these efforts affirm the company’s ongoing work to drive sustainable improvements across its value chain – from the forest, to its operations, to customers’ homes.

The EPD is on UL Environment’s website.

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