Sustainability

Learn how we make environmental responsibility part of our manufacturing process. 

Responsible building and manufacturing is good for everyone. Milgard is committed to reducing our environmental impact by incorporating sustainable practices in our manufacturing processes.

  • Recycling Post-consumer and Pre-consumer Content
  • Minimizing Waste
  • Reduce Carbon Emissions and Fuel
  • Green Programs
  • Green Building Partners
  • Take a Look Inside an Eco Home

Recycling Post-consumer and Pre-consumer Content

  • 97% of vinyl manufacturing scrap goes in a clean waste stream that is recycled for future window frames.
  • The remaining 3% is recycled into other products such as garden hoses.
  • Our vinyl windows average 15%-10% manufacturer recycled content.

 

Minimizing Waste

  • Our fiberglass pultrusion process facility has earned ISO 14001 certification, a standard that manages and improves performance in areas such as lower energy usage, waste reduction and increased recycling.
  • Milgard glass waste has decreased to nearly 1/3 of the amount created in 2004.

Reduce Carbon Emissions and Fuel

  • Most Milgard customers are within 300 miles of our manufacturing and service locations.
  • We have 13 locations throughout the Western U.S. to service our consumers more quickly and reduce our carbon footprint by saving on fuel costs.

Green Programs

Milgard is part of the Environments For Living® program, offering Low-E windows that meet the Environments For Living Certified Green™ program requirements for energy efficiency. The program supports regional and national builders applying energy-efficient construction practices and is an initiative of Masco Home Services, Inc., a Masco company.

Green Building Partners

The U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Green Building Rating System™ is an important certification for recognizing builders for environmental and public health excellence. While building components themselves are not individually certified, they can contribute to the points awarded to a project as a whole.

Take a Look Inside an Eco Home

Tuscany® Series vinyl windows and Ultra™ Series fiberglass patio doors were installed in this sustainable eco-home. The builders sourced sustainable and recycled materials for minimal environmental impact and is a certified Department of Energy Challenge Home, ENERGY STAR® home and Green Built Texas Home.