Affiliations

ISO 14001 – Pultrusion Facility Certification (Current)

To ensure the most responsible environmental practices, our fiberglass pultrusion facility is ISO 14001 certified. This certification and program provides a framework for continual improvement of our environmental performance.

USGBC – Member

The U.S. Green Building Council is a non-profit community of leaders working to make green buildings available to everyone within a generation.

AAMA – Member

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association is the fenestration industry's leading trade association. Through participation in the listed task forces, Milgard is seeking to address critical components in providing consistency in measuring window material contributions to green building.

Fask Forces:

  • Fiberglass Material Council: Green and Sustainability Committee
  • Vinyl Material Council: Environmental Stewardship Committee
  • Green and Sustainability Specification Development Task Group
  • Green and Sustainability Committee

Efficient Windows Collaborative – Charter Member

The Efficient Windows Collaborative is dedicated to providing unbiased information on the benefits of energy-efficient windows, descriptions of how they work and recommendations for their selection and use.

ENERGY STAR® – Partner

ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. Its goal is to help consumers save money and protect the environment through energy-efficient products and practices. Most Milgard products meet or exceed ENERGY STAR qualifications.

Environments For Living® – Participant

The Environments For Living program is an initiative of Masco Home Services, Inc., a Masco company. The program was launched in 2001, in response to a growing need for professional services to support regional and national home builders in applying building science and energy-efficient construction practices in the field.

Vinyl Institute – Member

The Vinyl Institute is a U.S. trade association representing the leading manufacturers of vinyl, vinyl chloride monomer, vinyl additives and modifiers, and vinyl packaging materials. The association advocates the responsible manufacture of vinyl resins, life cycle management of vinyl products and promotion of the value of vinyl to society. Since the late 1980s, more than 20 life-cycle evaluations have been completed on PVC (vinyl) building products, many of them comparing those products to similar products made of other materials. According to the Vinyl Institute, PVC products have been found to perform favorably in terms of energy efficiency, thermal-insulating value, low contribution to greenhouse gases, and product durability, which means using fewer resources.

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