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Who is Andersen Windows?
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The privately owned business was founded in 1903 by Danish immigrant Hans Andersen and his family in Hudson, Wisconsin, where logs arrived via the St. Croix River. Today, Andersen Corporation is an international enterprise employing over 9,000 people at more than 20 locations with headquarters in Bayport, Minnesota, a 2.8 million-square-foot facility that covers 65 acres. Andersen annually manufactures more than six million wood windows and doors, with sales worldwide.

 

Why Andersen Windows?

Andersen was one of the first window companies in the nation to meet ENERGY STAR performance requirements in all geographical regions. We've won several ENERGY STAR awards, including Manufacturer Ally of the Year and the National Window Partner of the Year.

Sustainable Forestry is defined as the practice of managing forest resources to meet the long-term forest product needs of humans while maintaining the biodiversity of forested landscapes. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) encourages sustainable forestry and recognizes the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) standards. Wood-based components can be certified in accordance with FSC principals and criteria for wood building components. Andersen worked with Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) to achieve FSC Chain of Custody certification (COC). By obtaining this COC certification, Andersen is able to manufacture and deliver FSC wood-based products to help achieve LEED Materials & Resource credits, or in other sustainable building programs where applicable.photo

Efficient use of materials reduces overall resource consumption and demands for additional material supply. Recycling materials in construction and recycled content in building components helps reduce the demand for natural resources. Andersen Corporation employs key strategies to leverage recycled content. The U.S. Green Building Council defines Pre-consumer Recycled Content as: “Material diverted from the waste stream during the manufacturing process“. Excluded in USGBC assessment is “the reutilization of materials such as rework, regrind or scrap generated in a process and capable of being reclaimed within the same process that generated it.” Per USGBC’s definition, Andersen is able to claim a percentage of Fibrex® material, which uses reclaimed wood fiber, and a percentage of glass as pre-consumer recycled content. Working with Scientific Certification Systems (SCS), Andersen has certified this content to ISO 14021 standards for products in our architectural, 400 Series and 200 Series products. These percentages can be used to help achieve points in portions of LEED Material & Resource credits, or they can be used in other Sustainable building programs where applicable.