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JELD-WEN’s goals are to be the industry leader in socially responsible practices and to conduct our business in a manner that demonstrates environmental stewardship. At JELD-WEN, we believe that a healthy environment and healthy business practices go hand in hand.
Our environmental stewardship philosophy manifests in many ways:
- We design and produce long-lasting, energy-saving windows and doors.
- Our manufacturing process utilizes recycled waste materials.
- We manufacture products close to markets in order to minimize fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
Partnerships and Accreditations
NAHB Green Approved
The following products manufactured by JELD-WEN have been approved for points toward National Green Building Certification to the ICC 700 -2012 National Green Building Standard for residential construction:
- SFI® - or FSC® -qualified ENERGY STAR® wood windows and patio doors with AuraLast® Wood
- ENERGY STAR qualified vinyl windows and patio doors
SCS Global Services
One way JELD-WEN supports sustainable construction is by using recycled materials in the production of our Interior Molded Wood Composite doors. In fact, door slabs are SCS Global Services certified with a specified pre-consumer recycled content, depending on model. Recycled content percentages refer to the door slab and do not include the door frame and frame components.
- “JELD-WEN interior passage doors contain an average 38% recycled content pre-consumer wood content and are certified for NAUF. Download Certificate SCS-MC-03033
- All hollow core JELD-WEN interior bi-fold doors contain an average 36% pre-consumer recycled wood fiber content. Download Certificate SCS-MC-03034
- JELD-WEN molded door skins, a component of JELD-WEN interior doors, contain an average 56% pre-consumer recycled wood fiber content. Download Certificate SCS-MC-01117
- Extira treated exterior panels and MiraTEC treated exterior composite trim are certified No Added Urea Formaldehyde (NAUF).Download Certificate SCS-NAUF-01802
Sustainable Forestry Initiative®
We support the land stewardship ethics of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative. We hold SFI Chain of Custody certification, which governs all changes of custodianship of forest-based products during the harvesting, transportation, processing and distribution from the forest to end-use. Third-party inspections are conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers, an independent auditing firm. As a result, we offer (SFI) certified AuraLast® Wood for our wood windows and patio doors.
Forest Stewardship CouncilTM
JELD-WEN has earned and maintained Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) Chain of Custody certification at certain facilities, allowing us to offer FSC-certified wood doors and windows. FSC promotes environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the world’s forests.
JELD-WEN strives to utilize suppliers who adhere to these practices in their harvest and replanting operations. Wood for many FSC -labeled JELD-WEN products is sourced through the company’s sawmill, which is also certified through FSC®. (FSC C100683)
JELD-WEN has implemented measures to avoid sourcing the following:
- Wood harvested illegally
- Wood harvested in violation of traditional and civil rights
- Wood harvested from forests where high conservation values are threatened by management activity
- Wood harvested from forests being converted to plantations or non-forest use
- Wood harvested from forests in which genetically modified trees are planted
For specific JELD-WEN FSC certifications visit http://info.fsc.org/certificate.php
Green Building InitiativeTM
JELD-WEN is a board member of the Green Building Initiative (GBI). GBI is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to accelerate the adoption of building practices that result in energy-efficient, healthier, and environmentally sustainable buildings by promoting credible and practical green building approaches for residential and commercial construction.
GBI administers Green Globes®, an online, interactive green rating and assessment tool. Green Globes is an affordable way to identify strategies that help improve a new or existing building’s overall environmental performance.
Green Building Council®
JELD-WEN is also proud to be a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and creates many windows and doors that may help a building project earn LEED certification.
SmartWay® Transport Partnership
JELD -WEN is excited to be part of the SmartWay® Transport Partnership an innovative collaboration between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and industry. The program’s goal is to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions related to freight operations. To be a SmartWay® partner, JELD-WEN has agreed to continue to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, a top priority of its fleet and SmartWay partner carriers.
Continuous improvements made to JELD-WEN’s transportation vehicles include implementing speed regulation, reducing idling time, and increasing efficiencies in pickup and delivery scheduling, in addition to reducing energy use and improving shipping and operating costs.
JELD-WEN demonstrates its strong environmental leadership and corporate responsibility by contributing to the Partnership’s achievements since 2004 which include: saving 120.7 million barrels of fuel (i.e., $16.8 billion savings in fuel costs), eliminating 51.6 million metric tons of CO2, eliminating 738,000 tons of NOx, and eliminating 37,000 tons of particulate matter.
Download the complete JELD-WEN Environmental Stewardship Statement (PDF)
Reducing Accidental Window Falls
JELD-WEN offers the following courses for which AIA credits may be obtained. You may contact your local Architectural Consultant to schedule any of the face-to-face presentations. To locate your local JELD-WEN Architectural Consultant use our Consultant Finder on the left. If you have questions, you may call our architectural phone number at: 541-880-7229 ext 7229.
Understanding Alternative Exterior Trim – DE
Course Number MT213-JW (l LU)
This program provides an overview of alternative exterior trim products, compares product attributes and manufacturing processes and product costs.
Overview of Exterior Doors
Course Number ED913 (1LU/HSW)
This program provides an overview of the interior door types and manufacturing practices.
Window and Door Technology and Installation
Course Number W401. (1LU/HSW)
Participants will be able to:
- Analyze and assess the problems caused by uneven moisture content in wood.
- Analyze and specify a revolutionary new wood preservation method for their fenestration products that will prevent wood decay and termite destruction that is safe to the environment and consumer.
- Analyze and specify improved technologies available for fenestration products relating to cladding options and glazing beads.
- Analyze and specify a proper installation method for fenestration products on existing projects that will improve the operation of the products, minimize water and air infiltration and protect the structure against water damage thus improving sustainability for the project.
Green Building Programs Perspective 2014
Course Number GB614 (1 LU/HSW)
This program provided a current review of the LEED criteria and changes over the past year; an in depth review of the current state of affairs within the architectural world; what projects are being built and where; Net Zero Concept; IGCC influence and adoption.
Specifying Wood Windows for Historical Renovation & Design
Course Number W03. (1LU)
This program provides a review of historical homes on the East coast of the United States – looking at details, uses, and styles that coincide with the time period in which the structures were constructed, as well as a review of current products and the options they present to stay within past historical schemes.
Overview of Molded, Flush and Carved Doors
Course Number ID912 (1LU/HSW)
This program provides an overview of interior door types and associated manufacturing processes.
Understanding Alternative Exterior Trim
Course Number MT213-JW (1LU)
The program provides an overview of alternative exterior trim products, compares product attributes and manufacturing processes and product costs.
Natural Daylighting in Residential Spaces ( 1 LU – HSW/SD)
The current state of the economy is pushing homeowners to be more conscious of their home's efficiency. Day lighting has positive impacts on home energy performance as well as on our mood, health and comfort within our homes. This learning unit will describe natural day lighting in simple terms for residential design. It will address issues of glare and heat and how window selection can impact home energy performance, as well as climate change.
Plant Tour & Window Seminar ( 4 LU – HSW/SD)
This is a hands-on course at our Custom Window manufacturing location in Bend, OR you won’t forget any time soon. A number of topics related to the manufacturing process, wood treatment, and architectural design are covered during the event. The seminar is held during different times in the year so please contact your local Architectural Consultant to plan your visit or for more information.
To find your local Architectural Consultant you can use our Consultant Finder on the left
Box Lunch Presentations
Contact your local Architectural Consultant to schedule any of the lunch and learn courses. To find your local Architectural Consultant you can use our Consultant Finder on the left
Comparison of National Green Building Programs ( 1 LU – HSW/SD)
It seems every year another Green Building or Sustainable Design program gains recognition at the national level. From FSC to SFI, ENERGY STAR to NAF this course will help you understand the differences and how they relate to your next construction project.
The Case For Sustainable Construction ( 1 LU – HSW/SD)
Sustainable design and construction isn’t a fad but it sure can be complicated. This course helps make sense of the why’s and how’s of today’s sustainable construction in both residential and commercial building.
Overview of Stile & Rail Doors: Wood and Fiberglass ( 1 LU - HSW)
Doors have been the focal point in and on the front of homes for years; selecting the right one is tougher than ever. New materials, technologies and an ever increasing amount of styles can make the process daunting. This course will take some of the guess work out by reviewing the construction process of today’s wood and fiberglass doors and providing an overview of when it’s most appropriate to use fiberglass instead of wood.
Windows Overview ( 1 LU – HSW)
The building industry is always changing and so too does the world of wood windows. With new manufacturing techniques being introduced regularly it can be tough to stay on top of what’s new. This program overviews notable features of wood windows including glass and manufacturing technologies as well as best practices for installation procedures.
Specifying Wood Windows for Historical Renovation & Design ( 1 LU)
Windows in historic buildings have unique features that contribute greatly to the character of the building. Understanding these features and how to specify them helps designers create a more authentic look to their design. This program assists participants in recognizing window selection criteria for historical renovation and tradition construction projects.
Overview of Interior Molded, Flush and Carved Doors ( 1 LU - HSW)
Interior doors can make the interior of any room, but how do you know what product to select. From design characteristics to performance aspects, this course covers everything you know to help you in the selection of the perfect interior doors for your plans.
JELD-WEN architectural consultants assist architects, builders and other building professionals with finding the appropriate JELD-WEN product(s) for their particular project.
To locate the JELD-WEN architectural consultant in your area enter your zipcode below.
If you are not a building professional, but still would like assistance please use the contact us form located here or call 800-877-9482.