On June 9, 2010, door and window manufacturer JELD WEN, with the presence of its Vice-President, Sante Cigana, was honoured with one of the industry’s most coveted awards, the 2010 ENERGY STAR Award for Sustained Excellence. The Natural Resources Canada award underscores JELD-WEN’s commitment to promoting ENERGY STAR certification and its efforts to constantly make its products more energy efficient.

“We are proud and honored to receive this ENERGY STAR award. Year after year we strive constantly to improve our products with a view to meeting and even surpassing ENERGY STAR standards,” said Lisa Bergeron, director of marketing for Eastern Canada at JELD-WEN.

The manufacturer has created a number of tools—including websites like www.eco-reno.ca and www.jeld-wen.ca—to keep consumers informed about highly energy efficient products. JELD WEN was also in the forefront this year with a new energy efficiency promotion for consumers. The “Make Your Home a Star” contest gave Canadians the chance to win $50,000 to carry out energy efficiency renovations and improvements on their homes.

In past years businesses like Hydro-Québec and Whirlpool have won the ENERGY STAR Award for Sustained Excellence. As for JELD WEN, its efforts to promote energy efficiency standards also earned it the 2009 ENERGY STAR Participant of the Year Award.

JELD-WEN, the established world leader in door and window manufacturing, became in 2007 the first Canadian door and window manufacturer to be licensed by the Government of Canada to promote the ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes program. Present in 17 countries, the company has 200 factories—including 8 in Canada—and over 20,000 employees worldwide. JELD-WEN boasts the largest line of door and window products in the world. It constantly invests in research and development to offer the industry’s most innovative and energy-efficient technologies for homes in Canada and the United States.

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