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2013 Corporate Sustainability Report: A Window to a Better World

We’re proud to release our third annual Corporate Sustainability Report (CSR): A Window to a Better World. The CSR, highlights the long-standing values, commitments and practices that signify Andersen’s sustainability heritage. We invite you to read our report  here and welcome your feedback!

Going for the Gold

Sustainability at Andersen means more than just caring the environment; it also means taking care of our own, personal health. This year, we are introducing the Go Gold Fitness Challenge, a program meant to influence our employees and spouses on Andersen’s medical plan to resist winter hibernation and get their bodies moving. This 42-day fitness […]

Spreading the Word: Sustainability

We take sustainability seriously at Andersen Windows, and recently decided to share these priorities with our employees. The Corporate Sustainability team conducted a two-week study at our location in Bayport, Minn., which included the participation of 100 employees. For the study, each participant was given a miniature trashcan (6 inches high, 5 ½ inches in […]

Building Sustainability One Home at a Time

The City of Minneapolis is leading a mission to increase sustainability and revitalize North Minneapolis by building 100 new and sustainable homes on vacant, city-owned lots. The city partnered with the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, Family Housing Fund and Twin Cities Community Land Bank to fund this endeavor. The project, Green Homes North, which began […]

GREENBUILD – Bigger and Bolder!

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently held their annual Greenbuild convention in Philadelphia, PA. Over 1,000 exhibitors and 30,000 attendees filled the enormous convention center with energy – an energy focused on reducing energy usage! The building industry alone is the largest contributor to global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, according to the United Nations […]

Green Building, Politicians and Rockstars!

….that could only mean one thing – GREENBUILD 2013! The largest conference dedicated to green building takes place the week of November 18, 2013 in Philadelphia, PA. Over 30,000 attendees from over 90 countries will gather to learn, teach and collaborate. Attendees, along with 1,000 exhibitors, work towards improving our built environment and the surrounding […]

Corporate Sustainability – Measuring Success

Just as companies are identifying and describing what it means to be sustainable,  they’re encountering the next hurdle – measuring their sustainability efforts. Sustainable Brands held their 3rd annual conference around this topic – The New Metrics of Sustainable Business – this month in Philadelphia, PA. Sustainable brands looks at how leveraging sustainability as a core […]

Solar Power to Live By

The U.S Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon 2013 kicked off this week in Irvine, California. Since 2002, this event has been held every two years. This year marks the first time it’s been held outside the Washington, DC area in one of the sunniest spots in the country: Orange County, California. Competing in Solar Decathlon […]

Setting Goals That Matter: A Sustainability Toolkit

Environmental Initiative (EI) held its second of three Business and Environment Series meetings this week. Hosted by Thomson Reuters of Eagan, MN, this event proved to be a favorite as eager attendees filled the room. The topic – Setting Goals That Matter: A Sustainability Toolkit. Seasoned sustainability experts shared tools they use to find clarity […]