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Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day from Tom Adams Windows and Carpets! We sell some of the best products in the home improvement industry based on performance. Our best selling products aren’t only the best for your home, but the best for our planet. We are going to look at how our selections in the showroom can help the environment.

environmental stewardship with energy starProVia and Tom Adams Windows and Carpets are Stewards of our Earth

ProVia manufactures energy-efficient door and window products and exercise corporate environmental stewardship by recycling, reducing pollution emissions and much more.

They have been awarded this distinction numerous times by the EPA, four for Partner of the Year, seven for Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence, and once for Excellence in Promotion for our outstanding efforts to promote and educate our communities on the importance of saving energy with the Sammy the Star™ ENERGY STAR Educational Program.

ProVia’s dedication to creating energy-efficient products led to an active partnership with the ENERGY STAR Program. Since 2002, ProVia engineers have worked closely with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its ENERGY STAR voluntary program to help who dedicate themselves to environmental responsibility. ProVia works hard to produce professional-class doors and custom replacement windows that meet or exceed ENERGY STAR certified criteria and proudly display the distinctive blue label on their products.

At ProVia, not only do they manufacture energy-efficient doors and windows, but they also exercise corporate environmental stewardship. Here are a few examples:

  • ProVia uses Honeywell’s fourth generation Solstice® Liquid Blowing Agent that was formulated to be nonflammable while significantly lowering global warming potential and improve energy efficiency.
  • Recycle paper, metals and glass.
  • Solar energy panels are used at three production facilities as part of the company’s effort to lower energy costs.
  • ProVia ‘s Pollution Prevention Program dramatically reduced solvent usage.
  • To save fuel, ProVia trucks use the TriPac Idle Reduction and Temperature Management System.
  • Paperless online ordering and internal paperless fax system reduces paper usage.

Mohawk Flooring and Tom Adams Windows and Carpets are Stewards of our Earth

SmartStrand Forever Clean from Mohawk Flooring is the only renewable carpet fiber, certified free of harmful substances, to preserve eco-friendly homes and a beautiful planet. SmartStrand is made in part with annually renewable, plant-based materials, minimizing the usage of our limited natural resources and reducing energy consumption in the manufacturing process.

With Mohawk Floorings efforts to help the environment, here are a few amazing stats with how much their eco-friendly carpets help the planet:

  • 2+ Billion lbs have been diverted from landfills and oceans since 2008. That is the equivalent of 6000+ blue whales.
  • Mohawk Flooring recycled 6.6 billion plastic bottles last year—that is enough to wrap around the earth 33 times
  • Each square yard of carpet contains on average 63 reclaimed plastic bottles.carpet sample made of plastic

fiberglass windowMarvin Windows & Doors and Tom Adams Windows and Carpets are Stewards of our Earth

Energy-efficient windows can help reduce your utility bills and make your home more comfortable. Not to mention the peace of mind that comes with knowing you’re helping the planet by minimizing environmental impact. Marvin offers a variety of window and door options that help you achieve long-term performance and energy cost savings, in any climate.

Replacing windows with energy-efficient ones can help reduce your utility bills, but the benefits go much further.  Choosing energy-efficient windows makes your home more comfortable, as their performance determines how much heat comes in and escapes out through the windows.

Certification programs such as those administered by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) and ENERGY STAR provide ratings designed to indicate a window or door’s efficiency.  Various performance ratings – like U-factor and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient – measure a product’s effectiveness in insulating and blocking heat from the sun, among other things.

Our Commitment in doing What is Right for our Homeowners and our Earth

At Tom Adams Windows and Carpet, we are committed to selling and installing the best products for your home. In doing so, we safely dispose of all material from home improvement projects and recycle. For over 65 years, Tom Adams Windows and Carpets care about the well being of our planet and our customers. If you are interested in learning about our products and how they help the environment and your pockets, call your local showroom today.

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