At PANDA WINDOWS & DOORS, we are dedicated to environmental stewardship in all we do. We pride ourselves on our forward thinking approach to all aspects of our business and the green movement is no exception. We absolutely strive to reduce, reuse, recycle and design systems that are optimally efficient.In joining the global effort to protect our earth and its resources, we restructured our everyday operational practices and approach to the design and manufacturing of our products.
We absolutely strive to reduce, reuse, recycle and design systems that are optimally efficient. We take every step to produce the highest quality windows and doors therefore reducing the need for replacement and the strain of consumption. We recycle all aluminum and wood waste created in manufacturing as well as glass, paper, solvents and motor oil.
Aluminum is the optimal choice for windows and doors for numerous reasons. It has excellent thermal conductivity- it spreads heating and cooling energy evenly and quickly. Aluminum can easily be reclaimed and recycled into new products and it rates very high in the Life Cycle Assessment. In addition, many of our products are available with a thermally broken frame which resists the transfer of cold and heat from the outside to the inside of the frame. This, in addition to our use of insulated glass, reduces the need for air conditioning and heating.
Panda’s efforts are aligned to decrease SHGH and U-factor numbers as much as possible. For this reason, the company uses energy efficient glass such as Low E2 or Low E3, high performance spacers such as Polyamide (a less conductive material), argon gas, dual and triple pane glass, and sophisticated technology, fundamentally developed to isolate heat.
In fact, Panda has evolved to be the industry leader when it comes to Thermally Broken systems. Currently, it is the only US factory that produces Thermally Broken Pivot Doors and Lift & Slide Systems. As for their Bi-Folding Doors & Windows Line, Panda is also ahead of the game for having obtained significantly better results than their competitors during the certification process held by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC).
Our program for Window energy efficiency bases the criteria on NFRC Ratings. All of our labels certify that a window has been tested by an independent third party, so building professionals can determine whether performance values shown on the label meet building energy codes for a particular home/property.
Panda’s manufacturing plant uses an innovative system from Nevada Power to light the plant more efficiently. Through the installation of skylights, the use of regular light is decreased, allowing for more natural light.
We are also committed to ensuring that working conditions in our supply chain are safe, workers are treated with respect and dignity, and manufacturing processes are environmentally responsible.
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The sustainability bar keeps rising at Panda Windows & Doors!
We, at Panda Windows & Doors, are committed to reducing our impact on the atmosphere by improving our products’ environmental performance, using an energy-efficient lighting system throughout the manufacturing plant, and implementing strict recycling guidelines.
We create products that use environmentally conscious material, ship with recycled packaging, and are free of toxic substances. So as our growth continues to outpace that of the rest of the industry, Panda remains fully committed to creating windows and doors that have the least amount of impact on the environment. Panda remains fully committed to creating windows and doors that have the least amount of impact on the environment.
According to the US Department of Energy, buildings consume 40 percent of all the energy used nationwide. Achieving optimal energy efficiency in buildings can drastically reduce overall energy consumption, and windows can play a key role in achieving improved performance. Panda is aware of this notion as a responsible manufacturer, and knows the importance of installing appropriate windows and doors with high performance technologies.
Windows have a major influence in heating and cooling processes. This is all measured through a coefficient called “Solar Heat Gain Coefficient” (SHGH), which report, within a scale from 1 to 0, how well windows block heat from the sun. The lower the SHGH, the less solar heat is transmitted into the building. U-Factor of window assembly is equivalent to the rating of heat loss, so the lower the U-factor, the greater a window’s resistance to heat flow.