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Sustainability & Certifications

WE ARE SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE

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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP is closely aligned with many of the core values that are present in Loewen. We understand our customers’ commitment to environmental sensibility and our brand reflects our commitment to alleviating our environmental footprint.

Our brand practices environmental stewardship in not only our manufacturing processes, but in our product offering as well. Nearly 100% of the wood fiber used in the production of Loewen products is derived from forests that are Canadian Standards Association (CSA) certified, Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) certified, or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) certified.

Loewen proudly demonstrates its stance on reducing the impact it makes on the environment while providing peace of mind for environmLEED-logo-100entally conscious customers. Loewen’s outstanding energy efficiency attributes and use of sustainable materials are ideal for use in structures designed under LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).

Loewen is a socially responsible corporation, buying ethically manufactured products and recognized for our leadership in energy conservation and environmental protection. We prove the success of our brand through our environmental commitment.

Loewen was the recipient of the Tree Canada Foundation Eterne Award, honoring us for “environmental leadership and commitment to taking action on global climate change through the planting of trees.” We recycle virtually all of the wood waste created in the manufacturing. We also recycle glass, aluminum, weatherstripping, solvents, motor oil and paper. And, during our frigid Canadian winters, we even heat our plant with sawdust and sell the remainder to local farmers for animal bedding.

We actively seek to reduce-reuse-recycle. We understand the real world dynamics of downcycling and so we aggressively design systems that are optimally efficient in consumption and produce windows of the highest quality, as to assure long product life.

To this end, our products are made to be repaired and can be removed and re-installed. Once again, product quality is at the crossroads of efficiency and responsible design.

By manufacturing wood windows and doors, we are using a renewable resource and an efficient natural insulator that will consume less energy than alternative materials in a home. And, because wood is the foundation of our business — everything that we do relies on this resource — we recognize that we must also replace this natural resource with new trees.

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Certifications

LOEWEN WINDOWS AND DOORS are engineered to comply with — and exceed — building codes in North America and beyond. Each test is conducted by an independent agency, based on extreme conditions and varying product sizes. Code compliance is a fundamental aspect of Loewen design and engineering.

AFFILIATED ASSOCIATIONS

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NATIONAL FENESTRATION RATING COUNCIL (NFRC)

Our products are empirically shown to be among the industry’s best in terms of thermal performance.

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WINDOW AND DOOR MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION (WDMA)

Hallmark Certification verifies that manufactured products are the same as tested products.

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ENERGY STAR PARTNER

Many Loewen windows and doors meet the performance requirements for energy star in all United States climate zones.

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EFFICIENT WINDOWS COLLABORATIVE

Loewen is a founding member of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Efficient Windows Collaborative.

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FLORIDA BUILDING CODE

The Florida Building Code is the strictest code in the United States for resistance to wind-borne debris and wind-loading for fenestration products. Many Loewen certified products meet high velocity wind zone 4 standards.

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GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL

Many Loewen products may be eligible to contribute LEED credits for buildings designed to achieve LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accreditation.

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