Sustainability

A stronger environment means a healthier place for all of us to live. That's why we're taking measurable steps to create sustainable products that consume fewer resources over time and have less impact on our critical natural habitats.

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Taking care of our environment

We continuously seek new ways to reduce our environmental footprint while maximizing our positive impact on the world around us. Our environmental programs are designed to:

  • Minimize pollution at the source
  • Conserve natural resources through reduction, reuse, and recycling of materials
  • Promote energy conservation
  • Develop long-lasting products that have a minimal adverse effect on the environment
  • Continuously improve our environmental performance
Sustainability at Andersen

Reducing our footprint

Our commitment to environmental responsibility has led us to pursue clean energy in several ways:

Community solar gardens
We participate in community solar gardens through Xcel Energy Solar*Rewards Community® , which has helped our Renewal by Andersen facility achieve 100% solar energy subscriptions for its operations.

Award-winning steam plant
The heating and cooling of our 2.5 million square-foot Bayport, MN manufacturing plant is powered by our award-winning steam plant which uses recycled sawdust from our on-site milling operations.

Secondhand thermal power

To prevent us from creating excess energy, we also capture pre-existing thermal energy from the St. Croix River power plant to help power operations at our Bayport, MN facility.

Sustainable Landscaping

Creating healthier habitats

We proudly signed a regional Pollinator Pledge to commit to restoring a pollinator-friendly habitat at our Bayport, MN, facility. The pledge is a collaborative effort among federal agencies, businesses, nonprofits and others. Since our initial efforts, we've expanded a pollinator habitat and other natural landscaping elements to several sites and contributed information to Environmental Initiative’s Corporate Guide to Sustainable Landscaping.

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Product certifications

We evaluate the environmental inputs and outputs that occur with our products over the course of their entire lifecycle — from raw material extraction to end-of-life — and work to identify ways to improve their environmental impact at every stage.

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  • ENERGY STAR®
  • Green Building
  • Environmental Product Declaration
  • Health Product Declaration
  • Forest Stewardship Council
  • Passive House Institute
  • Mindful Materials
  • Indoor Advantage™️ Gold
  • Recycled Content
  • National Fenestration Rating
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2022 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence

Andersen Corporation, including its subsidiaries, has been named a 2022 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award winner.
The Sustained Excellence Award is the highest honor given by ENERGY STAR for continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements.

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U.S. Green Building Council

As a charter member of the U.S. Green Building Council, we are active supporters of certified green buildings. Our products can help customers achieve certifications such as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), the National Green Building Standard, Green Globes, GreenStar and more.
Learn how Andersen products may contribute LEED.

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Environmental Product Declaration

An Environmental Product Declaration® (EPD) is an independently verified and registered document that communicates transparent and comparable information about the lifecycle environmental impact of products.
The environmental impacts are evaluated through a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), which is a technique to assess environmental impacts associated with all the stages of a product's life. Impact categories include greenhouse gas emissions, water usage, ozone depletion potential, waste generated, and many others.

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Health Product Declaration

Health Product Declaration (HPD) Collaborative is a not-for-profit member association with over 300 organizational members, representing the full spectrum of the building industry: architects, designers, building owners, manufacturers, consultants tool developers, standards programs, and others who all share a common purpose to improve the transparency of information and the material health of the build environment.
Read more about HPDC here.

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Forest Stewardship

Andersen maintains a Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Chain-of-Custody (FSC-CO16636) certification. Ask about our FSC® certified products.
The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) is a global, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of responsible forest management worldwide. FSC defines standards based on agreed principles for responsible forest stewardship that are supported by environmental, social, and economic stakeholders. To learn more, visit www.fsc.org.

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Passive House Institute

The PHIUS+ Certification Program is the leading passive building certification program in North America, verifying window data for professionals focused on high-performance building. Andersen A-Series tripe pane casement and picture windows have been verified by PHIUS, for details and downloadable documents, click here.
Available on the A-Series casement, picture windows, Awning, and A-Series.

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Mindful Materials

Andersen is proud to be a sponsor of mindful MATERIALS, a free platform with aggregated information on human health and environmental impacts for products from leading manufacturers. The product listings are vetted by experts passionate about making it easier to make informed product choices.

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Indoor Advantage™️ Gold

Andersen certifies the vast majority of all products to the Indoor Advantage™️ Gold certification by SCS Global Services.
This means that our products meet the rigorous high standard for healthier indoor air quality set by the California 01350 specification.

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Recycled Content

Andersen maintains a SCS Global Service's Recycled Content certification for our products with the highest recycled content: 100 Series window and gliding doors, Renewal by Andersen windows and A-Series windows.

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Fenestration Rating

Andersen products are certified under the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) voluntary third-party certification program designed to ensure accurate energy performance ratings and labeling.

Corporate social responsibility

Andersen deploys a comprehensive strategic approach to driving sustainable improvements across our value chain — from the forest to our operations to the home to the communities where we live and work.

Our 2020 CSR report is available

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