Renewal by Andersen® Northern Virginia is Committed to Energy Efficiency

Cottage Grove, MN, September 19, 2008 --( As the only residential and commercial window replacement manufacturer to be Green Seal certified and ENERGY STAR® qualified, Renewal by Andersen® is in a league of its own. Environmental stewardship and manufacturing energy efficient products has been a longstanding commitment at Renewal by Andersen®, and it is our partnerships with organizations who educate consumers on choosing environmentally friendly products that provides recognition of this strong commitment.

The Only Choice for Northern Virginia (VA) homes is Renewal by Andersen® Green Seal Certified Replacement Windows.

Parent company, Andersen Windows, Inc. (commonly spelled as Anderson Windows, Inc.) is the first and only ENERGY STAR® window manufacturer to receive Green Seal Certification. All windows and doors from Andersen and subsidiary replacement window manufacturer, Renewal by Andersen®, have Green Seal certification. Green Seal is a national nonprofit environmental organization designed to help consumers choose eco friendly products. Replacement windows from Renewal by Andersen® meet Green Seal’s environmental standards in the following areas:
• Energy efficiency
• No use of heavy metals in the frame or sash materials
• Packaging with at least 25% post-consumer material
• Clearly labeled performance data
• Consumer education materials that show proper use and installation

For homes in Northern Virginia (VA) and towns such as Fairfax, Annandale, Herndon, Falls Church, and Gainesville there is no better choice than Renewal by Andersen® replacement windows and doors. By guaranteeing proper installation and working with residents to ensure correct use, Andersen® Renewal does its part to make certain that all replacement windows and doors meet Green Seal standards once put in and over the product’s lifetime.
Renewal by Andersen® Dedication to Saving and Improving the Environment
Green Seal estimates that if all residential windows in the U.S. were as energy efficient and environmentally friendly as those made by Andersen Windows, Americans would save up to 2.5 percent of the annual U.S. energy consumption—an projected 200 gallons of oil for every household in the U.S. “To earn certification, we demonstrated that our window and door replacements meet energy efficiency requirements and are manufactured and packaged in an environmentally conscious manner,” said Craig Evanich, president of Renewal by Andersen®.

When Shopping for Glass Replacement Windows Look for ENERGY STAR® Qualification.

Additionally, Renewal by Andersen® window replacements comply with ENERGY STAR® performance criteria for all climate regions of the U.S. High-Performance® Low-E4™ glass used on every Renewal by Andersen window is, generally, 45 percent more energy efficient in summer and 35 percent more energy efficient in winter than standard dual-pane windows.
ENERGY STAR® is a voluntary labeling partnership of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE). Designed to use less energy, help consumers save money on energy bills, and protect the environment, products with the ENERGY STAR® label are preferred by environmentally conscious consumers. According to the DOE, ENERGY STAR qualified windows are 40 percent more energy efficient than products required under the most common national building codes. Installing Andersen Renewal ENERGY STAR® windows and doors can reduce energy bills by up to 45 percent. When comparing window replacement products, look for the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) label, which is proudly displayed on all Renewal by Andersen® windows. NFRC is an independent, nonprofit organization that has established tests and rating systems for windows, doors and skylights making it easy for homeowners to compare windows for energy efficiency. Renewal by Andersen® was the first window replacement company to NFRC-certify its products on a national level.

Renewal by Andersen® Continued Commitment to the Environment
In future product development, Renewal by Andersen® plans to continue this commitment to the environment as leading ENERGY STAR® replacement window and door manufacturers. By continuously improving material use and reuse, waste management, and emissions and recycling, the company will strive for excellence in eco friendly practices so that green replacement windows may be installed in every home in Gainesville, Annandale, Falls Church, Herndon, Fairfax, and Northern Virginia (VA).

Consumer Resources
To learn more about energy-efficient and environmentally friendly windows, visit the following Web sites: – Renewal by Andersen® - Green Seal Organization - U.S. Department of Energy - ENERGY STAR - National Fenestration Rating Council

Recognized innovators in the replacement window and patio door industry, Renewal by Andersen® custom manufactures every product with Andersen’s patented low maintenance and energy efficient Fibrex® material. Combined with an exclusive start-to-finish window replacement service, Renewal by Andersen® offers homeowners a one-of-a-kind window shopping experience. The variety of window and patio door design options through one of the largest nationwide networks of window replacement specialists spanning coast to coast simply cannot be found elsewhere.

Additional information about Renewal by Andersen® is available on the company’s Web site at

Renewal by Andersen Northern Virginia
Erin Ross