Quaker is determined to be an industry leader in sustainability by reusing and reducing as many materials as possible. During the fabrication process, we incorporate innovative recycling and resource conservation methods to create energy-efficient products that follow sound environmental practices.
Our aluminum and glass scraps are frequently reused by recyclers to maximize the use of materials that Quaker produces.
In all Quaker factories, we seek out ways to reduce waste of raw materials such as glass, aluminum, vinyl, wood and paint through the use of advanced machinery and good practices on the production floor.
Our in-house powder coat paint facilities were built with conservation in mind and have stopped years of environmentally damaging VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) entering the world that liquid paints would have produced.
By collecting and reusing non-hazardous overspray powder, we are able to achieve a near 100% use of paint coating to limit unnecessary waste.
We have been an ENERGY STAR® partner for two decades, producing windows and doors that consistently exceed the stringent criteria set forth by the ENERGY STAR program.
We offer glass packages that can dramatically lower heating and cooling usage in the home, reducing both the energy and carbon footprint compared to older glazing technologies.
Environmentally Friendly Practices
We work with other organizations on building projects whose goal is to obtain the prestigious LEED certification.
For more information on Quaker “green” practices or on LEED assistance, contact your Quaker dealer or representative.