Weather Shield was recognized by Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce with its 2007 “Business Friend of the Environment Award” for the company’s innovative pollution prevention and greenhouse gas emission reduction efforts.Products Further Support Energy Conservation
Weather Shield products have many energy-efficient features that protect the environment and reduce homes’ energy consumption. Weather Shield, an ENERGY STAR® partner, manufactures products that meet and exceed ENERGY STAR standards in every zone.
Weather Shield’s ProShield product line was the first window product line to achieve certification for stated recycled material content by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS), a Continued leading third-party provider of certification, auditing and testing services and standards. The product line’s recycled content has been certified to comprise at least 9 percent. Because interior wood components of ProShield are considered renewable and not by definition recycled content, Weather Shield’s integration and certification of 9 percent pre-consumer vinyl and glass into this product line are notable in the window industry.
In addition, other Weather Shield product lines may incorporate the following green components:
- Zo-e-shield™, the World’s Best Energy Glass, delivers the lowest center-of-glass U-factors and solar heat gain coefficients while allowing more visible light into the home. Available in four performance levels, Zo-e-shield 5, Zo-e-shield 6, Zo-e-shield 7 and Zo-e-shield Coastal, each uses a proprietary combination of components, including Real Warm Edge® Spacer Systems, EasyCare exterior coating, multiple layers of Low E coating and inert gas-filled airspaces to improve energy efficiency. >
- Every Weather Shield product uses Real Warm Edge spacers to enhance products’ performance and energy efficiency, and reduce condensation.
- Weather Shield’s unique aluminum clad energy sash limits the amount of aluminum used to clad windows’ exteriors, reducing the conductivity of heat/cold to the interior.
Weather Shield has also commemorated Earth Day and Arbor Day and promoted environmental preservation among employees with the company’s “Plant-a-Tree” program. More than 200,000 seedlings have been distributed to Weather Shield employees through the program since 2004.
The corporate and employee foundation, the LITE Foundation, also has given more than $21,000 to environmental projects in the communities surrounding company facilities.