Soft-Lite Gorell green building products improve energy efficiency and reduce energy costs.
Soft-Lite Gorell works hard to be an environmentally responsible “green” manufacturer. It’s our goal to produce the most energy-efficient products we can because we recognize the value this brings you—and the country. We strive to save energy, safeguard the environment and reduce our carbon footprint. This helps decrease America’s dependence on foreign countries for oil and other resources.
More than 94 percent of our products are ENERGY STAR® qualified. That means that you save money by spending less on home energy, AND power plants don’t need to burn as much fossil fuels to warm and cool your home.
Soft-Lite Gorell replacement windows, hurricane windows and patio doors are made of vinyl, a sustainable, environmentally friendly material that lasts for decades and doesn’t emit toxins. Building products made from other materials, like wood, would seem to be more of a green choice, but in reality they are less energy efficient than vinyl. They also break down many times faster than vinyl, which means they need to be replaced more often—requiring more “manufacturing” energy consumption.
At Soft-Lite Gorell we also are working to ensure that our manufacturing facilities and processes are friendly to the environment. We make every effort to reuse and recycle materials. By purchasing Soft-Lite Gorell products, you are making your home more energy efficient and comfortable—and you are doing your part to safeguard our environment for future generations.
To reinforce our commitment to manufacturing "green" vinyl windows and patio doors, Soft-Lite Gorell works with numerous organizations with similar environmental philosophies and objectives.
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DID YOU KNOW . . .
- Twenty-two percent of the energy expended in the United States is used by homes, costing American households $215 billion a year.
- If every household in the U.S. replaced their existing double-pane windows with new Soft-Lite Gorell ENERGY STAR qualified windows, the annual savings would be 45.5 billion kWh/year. That’s enough energy to light every household in Washington, DC for 94 years.
- If each of the 70 million windows—in 3.5 million households—installed this year in America were ENERGY STAR qualified Soft-Lite Gorell windows instead of non-qualified windows, the total annual savings would be 73.5 million therms per year and 1.36 kWh/year or 3 billion pounds of CO2. The lifetime savings would be 60 billion pounds of CO2. This is the equivalent of removing more than 5.2 million cars from the road for one year.