Conserving energy, reducing waste and recycling materials are just a few ways we can all work together to leave a smaller environmental footprint. Alpine windows and patio doors are precision-engineered to deliver superior energy efficiency and help to reduce the consumption of fossil fuels needed for heating and cooling homes. As a recyclable material, all in-plant vinyl scrap is reused for other products, further reducing the volume and environmental impact of waste. Vinyl windows and patio doors also boast a long service life and typically weigh less than other substrate window products, requiring less energy consumption during transportation.*
Did you know? Alpine Windows and Patio Doors
- Are so durable that the vast majority of them installed over the past 25 years are still in use. At the end of their long, useful life – like all vinyl – they can be recycled1.
- More than eight million pounds of window profile waste is diverted from landfills annually thanks to successful buy-back programs initiated by window manufacturers like Alpine1.
- Scrap which cannot be used at Alpine is sold to a company which reprocesses it into other materials (such as pipe or other plastic applications).
- If all residential windows in the U.S. were replaced with ENERGY STAR qualified products, we would save $7 billion in energy costs over the next 15 years2.
*The Vinyl Institute. U.S. EPA Inventory of Sources of Dioxin and Dioxin-Like Compounds.
1 A Clear View – Vinyl Windows and the Environment. American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and The Vinyl Institute (VI).
2 Source: www.efficientwindows.org