For more than a century, Andersen has been guided by a commitment to integrity, excellence, innovation, partnership, and corporate citizenship. For Andersen, being a responsible corporate citizen includes everything from developing innovative, comprehensive sustainability initiatives to supporting community programs to creating a safe environment for our employees and customers.
Kolbe believes that quality is in the details and strives to make a difference both in how they manufacture their products and the ways in which this makes a positive impact on the environment. Kolbe products can help contribute in numerous ways to the criteria these organizations have established for a project to earn green building certification. They also have a LEED® certified staff member to assist architects, designers and construction professionals with green building technical questions and to serve as a liasion with their manufacturing team.
OKITE® is a natural quartz surfacing material. Highly stain and scratch resistant, this beautiful and durable non-porous material is easy to clean and never needs sealing or polishing – a distinctive advantage over granite, marble, limestone or soapstone, which all require routine maintenance. Available in an array of colors, OKITE® is the product of choice for nearly all environments, including residential, commercial, hospitality and healthcare projects. Additionally, OKITE® is certified by “NSF” since it does not support the growth of bacteria on its surface. “NSF” and GreenGuard Indoor Air Quality Certification make OKITE® the product of choice of high demanding Professionals and Consumers. Applications of OKITE® are all the indoor surfacing application for condominiums, hotels, healthcare and commercial projects such as: kitchen countertops, bathroom vanity tops, desks, reception counters, interior wall cladding, night stands, shower surrounds, bath tubs, and shower floors.
Energy conservation is not only a financial obligation, it's a moral one. Weather Shield takes its role as a good steward of both energy and environmental conservation seriously-- for the benefit of their customers and their global neighbors. This section outlines their energy saving initiatives and financial incentives, as well as their commitment to the environment as a whole. From glazing options that maximize energy efficiency and personal comfort, to reducing natural resource consumption through sustainable-growth woods, they are working hard to ease the burden on the environment. Their product evolutions include recyclable materials like glass, vinyl and wood, plus utilization of low Volatile Organic Compound paints and sealants. Building green with Weather Shield saves money too.