Make a difference by supporting green initiatives in the manufacturing processes behind the home exterior products you sell.
When homeowners think about features they want in entry doors and replacement windows, energy efficiency is typically at the top of the list. Energy-efficient products save money, add comfort, provide better return on investment, and most importantly help protect our environment. But what about the manufacturing processes that go into making home exterior products? If you’re concerned about the environment, you can spec products that are made by companies committed to protecting it.
PROVIA’S CORPORATE COMMITMENT
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency defines environmental stewardship as the responsibility for environmental quality shared by all those whose actions affect the environment. As individuals, and collectively, we all have the power to make a difference.
ProVia, headquartered in Sugarcreek, Ohio, manufactures entry doors, replacement windows, vinyl siding, manufactured stone, and metal roofing. The company understands the important role manufacturers play in environmental stewardship. ProVia is committed to saving energy and protecting the environment through their manufacturing processes and corporate culture.
SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING FACILITIES AND PROCESSES
Three ProVia production facilities use solar energy panels to generate supplemental power. The newest installation at the Cherry Ridge stone manufacturing plant in Sugarcreek reduces electrical consumption by 60% and prevents emission of 1,472 tons of CO2 on an annual basis.
The facility also employs a 120,000-gallon underwater tank and three 30,000-gallon above-ground tanks as a rainwater collection system. The rainwater stored in the holding tanks is used in the day-to-day manufacturing processes at the facility.
ProVia’s newest expansion at the Strasburg, Ohio, window manufacturing location consists of a 366,000-square-foot production facility and an attached 29,000-square-foot office that are designed with energy-efficient features throughout: ProVia’s ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient Triple Pane Low-E UV windows, LED lighting, motion sensor light switches and faucets, “Rite Hite Ceiling Fans” for heat distribution, energy-efficient insulation, and ENERGY STAR certified HVAC systems.
ProVia’s residential metal shake and slate roofing panels are manufactured from domestically sourced recycled steel, last 50+ years, and can be recycled in turn. And ProVia’s truck fleet saves fuel and reduces emissions using the TriPac™ Idle Reduction and Temperature Management System.
ProVia employees are empowered to make a positive impact on the environment through recycling and production initiatives at all facilities:
- Over 250 tons of paper were recycled from November 2019-October 2020
- Shared computer workstations provide access to information without the need for printed copies; use of these stations increases year-over-year with the goal of cutting paper consumption by 80%
- Paperless online ordering and internal paperless fax systems reduce paper usage
- Water filling stations save 23,000 water bottles from being thrown away each year
ENERGY STAR® PARTNER OF THE YEAR—SUSTAINED EXCELLENCE
In 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy once again recognized ProVia with the Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award. It is the ninth year the company has received this prestigious recognition and their 14th year as an ENERGY STAR award-winning partner.
The Sustained Excellence award is the highest honor bestowed by the ENERGY STAR program. ProVia is pleased to be part of a distinguished group that has made a long-term commitment to environmental stewardship and protecting public health through energy efficiency.
Brian Miller, President and CEO, sums it up: “ProVia is committed to exercising corporate environmental stewardship because it aligns with our Core Values of Integrity, Continuous Improvement and Sustainability. Every day, we strive to do our part to protect our natural resources by recycling, reusing materials where appropriate, and reducing pollution emissions.”
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