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JELD-WEN 2012 ENERGY STAR “Manufacturer of the Year” Award

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ENERGY STAR, the symbol of energy efficiency, recognizes organizations that are the best performing and most committed to the progression of energy efficiency every year. It is with great pride that JELD-WEN, manufacturer of windows and doors, was honoured with the prestigious 2012 ENERGY STAR Manufacturer of the Year Award for market transformation.

“Improving the energy savings offered by our products is an integral part of JELD-WEN’s environmental culture. Our active involvement in the ENERGY STAR program and our sustained efforts in the promotion and protection of the program are a witness to our constant commitment to offering consistently superior products in terms of energy efficiency” says Mr. Lou Valeriati, Vice President of JELD-WEN windows and doors.

Thanks to effective tools such as the energy savings calculator based on the climatic zones and the in-depth articles to be found on the JELD-WEN blog, the organization helps to inform people via social media and various micro sites.

To celebrate our 2012 ENERGY STAR Manufacturer of the Year Award, JELD-WEN will make a donation to the David Suzuki Foundation for each unique visitor to this website for the entire month of June, the goal being to donate $5,000.

Founded in 1960, JELD-WEN has nearly 20,000 employees in 21 countries. The business offers high quality windows and doors that are adapted to the rigours of the Canadian climate. These products are designed for a clientele that is increasingly sensitive to adopting eco-responsible behaviour. Note that in 2010, JELD-WEN received the ENERGY STAR “Sustained Excellence’’ Award.

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GO JENNIFER!

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As a key sponsor of the World-Champion Jennifer Jones rink, JELD-WEN Canada would like to wish the team the best of luck at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, as well as reiterate support for Canadian curling from Victoria to St. John’s.

The Jones rink enters the Scotties as an obvious favorite, having won the title of Canadian Champions from 2008-2010, as well as previously in 2005. Other finishes at the Scotties include Silver in 2006 and 2011 and Bronze in 2007. The 2012 Tournament of Hearts takes place from February 18-26 in Red Deer, Alberta.

“The team and I are just so thrilled to be able to compete at this level once again,” says Jones, “the road to this point wasn’t easy and competition will be stiff at the Scotties. Having JELD-WEN on our side as a sponsor helps us do what we do best, which is hopefully bring the Scotties crown back to Manitoba.

“We’re delighted to play a part in the success of the Jones rink. To help enable the best female curling team in the world compete is always such a real treat and we wish Jennifer and her squad the best of luck at the Scotties,” says Eric Palmer, Marketing Manager at JELD-WEN Canada.

The Jones rink is representing the St. Vital Curling Club and is comprised of Skip Jennifer Jones, vice Kaitlyn Lawes, second Jill Officer and lead Dawn Askin.

In addition to JELD-WEN’s sponsorship of women’s curling in Manitoba, JELD-WEN continues to support men’s curling in the province as well. As co-presenting sponsor of the Safeway Championships, JELD-WEN ensured the execution of the successful tournament.

JELD-WEN would like to congratulate skip Rob Fowler and his team on a job well done on their victory at the Safeway Championships in Dauphin, Manitoba on Sunday February 12th. The Fowler rink will now move on to the Tim Hortons Brier to face off against the best teams in Canadian men’s curling.

From left to right: Dawn Askin (Lead), Jill Officer (Second), Sante Cigana (VP, Sales JELD-WEN of Canada), Jennifer Jones (Skip), Lou Valeriati (VP, JELD-WEN of Canada, Kaitlyn Lawes (Third)

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Get more inspired!

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Dear readers,

A few months ago, JELD-WEN participated in the most recent edition of “Maison Enfant Soleil”. Warm and full of light, the refined decor will no doubt give you new ideas for your own home. At the very least you’ll be able to really visualize made-in-Canada JELD-WEN windows and doors.

So, without further ado, Maison Enfant Soleil!


Enfant Soleil 2011 House – Casement windows

JELD-WEN is proud to be part of the construction of Maison Enfant Soleil. Once again this year, a magnificent home was built to benefit sick children. To ensure absolute comfort, all door and window products used in the construction were ENERGY STAR certified, meaning they are adapted to the region’s climate and are highly energy efficient. And, new this year, the home had to meet the Novoclimat standards. Accordingly, we made sure that all products met the highest standards.

Stunning, isn’t it?

Doors – Steel – Exterior Doors – Entry Doors

Made to last, our exterior steel doors are built using top quality materials. While their thoughtful, distinctive design pleases the eye, performance and durability still come first.

Windows – All-Vinyl – Casement Windows

The all-vinyl casement windows is the product of remarkable design in terms of both quality and durability – a touch of excellence that enhances their elegant style.

Windows – All-Vinyl – Casement Windows

Remarkable design, quality and durability – a touch of excellence that enhances the elegant style of your home.

Doors – All-Vinyl – Sliding Patio Doors

Our all-new sliding patio doors offer all the beauty of a garden door without the space-consuming inward swing of a hinged door. Featuring exceptional strength, superior light flow, and unparalleled ease of operation, this innovative and energy efficient product is available with an amazing range of options, including a variety of sidelites and window assemblies.

Windows – All-Vinyl – Casement Windows

Looks comfortable, isn’t it?

Windows – All-Vinyl – Casement Windows

The perfect place for a beautiful get together with loved ones!

Hope you enjoyed this post. Please connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. It’s always nice hearing from you!

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ECO-FRIENDLY AND RESPONSIBLE

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A few weeks ago, we talked about a new trend in sustainable development in Quebec- sharing tips and tricks via Twitter. Every Tuesday, over 250 businesses generously share “green” content in the hopes of inspiring as many people as possible to make an effort to help the environment. This accomplishment, a part of the Hubrid initiative, is made possible thanks to several partners who have united their respective efforts.

As a salute to the participating businesses, #SDTuesday recently published a collection of 50 quotes chosen from the more than 4,000 published over the summer; including some of JELD-WEN’s sustainability actions:

@JELDWENCanada: We recover over 10 tonnes of polyethylene every year, which is then re-sold in bales instead of going into the garbage #SDTuesday.

“The enthusiastic participation of Quebec businesses has made #SDTuesday a one-of a-kind global meeting place. This exchange of information inspires the participants, stimulates innovation and democratizes sustainable development” says Mr. Hughes Chandonnet, Hubrid‘s Creative Director.

For more information about the #SDTuesday initiative, visit: http://mardidd.ca/

For the unabridged version of the sustainability quotes, visit: http://hubrid.ca

To participate in the #SDTuesday Twitter initiative: http://twitter.com/#!/mardiDD

Follow JELD-WEN on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/JELDWENcanada

#SDTuesday partners, from left to right: Roch Courcy, Gestionnaires de communautés du Québec; MissPixels, photographer; Loïc Ternisien, Project and Communications Coordinator, FQE, Jérôme Petigny, Project Leader, FQE; Hughes Chandonnet, Hubrid. Photo: Maurice Roy

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$42,000 Towards Slave Lake Relief Efforts

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(WINNIPEG, Manitoba) July 28, 2011 – On Wednesday July 27, 2011, JELD-WEN Windows and Doors donated $42,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to aid in relief efforts in the northern Alberta community of Slave Lake. The area was hit by wind-driven wildfires this past May, causing upwards of $700 million in damage.

The second most expensive insured disaster in Canadian history after the 1998 ice storms in Quebec and Ontario, the Slave Lake tragedy has displaced over 7,000 residents and destroyed over 400 homes. The JELD-WEN donation will assist evacuated families with food, shelter and emergency supplies.

“We’re happy to help in any way we can,” says Sante Cigana, JELD-WEN Canada Vice-President. “JELD-WEN has been a part of the Slave Lake community for years and our thoughts are with the residents.”

Those wishing to support the Canadian Red Cross Alberta relief efforts are asked to contribute by calling 1.800.418.1111 or visiting www.redcross.ca.

“Thanks to the generous contributions like JELD-WEN’s recent donation … we have given people hope and mobilized the power of humanity,” says Martin Pollard, Canadian Red Cross Alberta Provincial Manager. “(This) donation ensures we can help people rebuild their lives now, and in the coming years.”

JELD-WEN Windows and Doors was founded in 1960 and currently employs over 1,200 Canadians. In 2003, JELD-WEN consolidated their 27 brands under a single product identity. It is now one of the largest manufacturers of windows and doors with locations in 22 countries and nearly 20,000 employees worldwide. Learn more at www.jeld-wen.ca.


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A New Trend on Twitter: #SDTuesday

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If you already use Twitter, you probably already know about Confession Thursday and Follow Friday. This summer, a new trend in the Twittersphere is taking place in order to promote sustainable development in Canada.

Every Tuesday, businesses will be asked to share their current and future sustainable development projects and initiatives on Twitter. To join in, all you have to do is send a tweet and include the hash tag #SDTuesday.

“We already reached 180 Quebec businesses to join over June and July. #SDTuesday (or #mardiDD for French users) could really become a tradition. It’s the perfect way for businesses to join in the movement to promote the green economy and show leadership in their industry” says the project initiator Hugues Chandonnet.

JELD-WEN is renowned for its environmental commitment and is excited about joining the conversation by discussing the environmental concern initiatives it has launched every Tuesday.

For more information about #SDTuesday, visit: http://mardidd.ca

To participate in the Twitter initiative: http://twitter.com/#!/mardiDD

To follow JELD-WEN on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/JELDWENcanada

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Eco-responsible and proud of it!

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Now more than ever, the environment is at the heart of peoples’ discussions and concerns. All of our company’s sectors of activity are talking about environmental initiatives. This week, we had 3 professionals in to speak about their vision for sustainable development and eco-responsible behaviour. Because the environment is a hot topic, we are pleased to be able to present you with more players or stakeholders over the coming weeks.

“At JELD-WEN we understand that even a few small and simple actions can add up to significant results” says Jérôme Samson, Engineering Representative on the JELD-WEN Environmental Committee.

Some of those are:

- Installing recycling stations for all types of materials in easily accessible and strategic areas around the plant

- Sensitizing our employees on how to prepare ecologically friendly lunch boxes

- Having the administration and employees purchase dishes to reduce the use of disposable dishes and utensils

- Supporting the team’s environmental efforts in an internal quarterly newsletter

- Annually recycling 10 tonnes of polyethylene which is then resold in bales

Elsewhere in the industrial sector, people want to know what direction our environmental campaign is taking? We turned to engineers specializing in energy efficiency to collaborate on a number of energy efficiency projects.

“As individuals, we are now more sensitized to the notion of the environment and we are increasing our efforts to reduce our energy footprint. We are happy to announce that we feel the Quebec industrial sector is in the process of change and we are moving toward eco-responsible renewal. As a part of our large scale energy efficiency projects, we frequently collaborate with qualified managers who have shown their commitment to a vision of sustainable development. We salute their vision and we are proud to participate in the achievement of their efforts to create a greener tomorrow.” Mr. Frédéric Gaulin, President of Énergère.

As a sign of the times, many businesses which offer consultation services for sustainable building have made their way onto the market over the past few years. Here is the vision of one of the firms we had the chance to speak with recently on the subject of the environment:

“In Québec, the main impacts on the environment lie in the energy expenditure of our buildings and our means of transportation: taking steps to reduce our energy consumption at home and/or reducing travelling alone in a vehicle are some of the most efficient actions we can take. In agreement with the news, I’d also say that reducing meat consumption and/or increasing consumption of local fruits and vegetables is one of the best ways to limit the cost of your grocery bill and it’s an eco-responsible way to eat well!” says Mr. Hugo Lafrance, CEO and strategy consultant for Ecotactiques.

Adopting eco-responsible behaviour should everyone’s concern. Little by little, one act at a time we can make a real difference and ensure a greener tomorrow.

We would like to extend a special thank you to all the employees at JELD-WEN for their participation in the various activities implemented by our Environmental committee.


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«MAISON ENFANT SOLEIL»: READY TO GO!

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Operation Enfant Soleil recently celebrated the official opening of the 19th Maison Enfant Soleil. This accomplishment was made possible through the donation of over a million dollars to help benefit sick children across Quebec. Valued at $450,000, the Maison Enfant Soleil is located in St-Hyacinthe and was built with the support of many large partners including the Maison’s official builders from the Groupe Robin.

Once again this year, JELD-WEN is committed to being the partner supplier for windows and doors for the Maison Enfant Soleil‘s noble cause. The ENERGY STAR certified products we supplied have the highest energy efficiency ratings and meet the stringent Novoclimat standards.

An open house will be held at the Maison Enfant Soleil from April 7 to July 3, 2011. Please visit www.operationenfantsoleil.ca to take a virtual tour. On July 6th, the draw will be held live on the Salut, Bonjour! show on the TVA network.

JELD-WEN would like to encourage you to support a good cause by participating in our fantastic draw!

In the photo from left to right and top to bottom: Mr. Éric Lapointe, Spokesperson for the Maison Enfant Soleil and President of the Association des anciens Alouettes de Montréal; Mr. Jonathan Robin, Vice-President of the Groupe Robin; Ms. Ginette Charest, President and CEO of Opération Enfant Soleil; Mr. Claude Bernier, Mayor of Saint-Hyacinthe and Annie Brocoli, member of the Opération Enfant Soleil Hosting Team. Surrounded by Océane Lussier and her sister Sara-Maude Lussier, the 2011 Enfant Soleil from the Montérégie region and ambassador for the project.

Good luck to everyone!

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JELD-WEN Donated T-shirts Hit A Home Run

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For the last three years, the Pink Slips baseball team has raised money and participated in an annual slo-pitch tournament for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Denise Connell, Corporate Credit Manager, JELD-WEN of Canada, is a member of the team. Last year was the best performance yet for The Pink Slips because the members raised an incredible $11,793. The team held a fundraising social (which they plan to do every other year), sold Grey Cup tickets, worked a food booth at Winnipeg Blue Bomber games and collected pledges. The Pink Slips not only finished as the top fundraising team, they also won the award for the best-dressed team. Denise says the t-shirts JELD-WEN donated to the Pink Slips hit a home run. “The JELD-WEN pink golf shirts were fantastic. We wore them at our fundraising activities to stand out and it worked. We’re so thankful that JELD-WEN supports the fight against breast cancer. ”The Pink Slips are gearing up for this year’s slo-pitch tournament. It will be held at Little Mountain Sportsplex in Winnipeg, MB on July 9th and 10th. The team is aiming to raise a humble but impressive $7,000.

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JELD-WEN rewarded for its efforts in sustainable development

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JELD-WEN, a DF Windows Division, is pleased to announce that it has received a special mention for its waste reduction efforts as part of the ICI ON RECYCLE program.

Launched in 2003 by Recyc-Québec, the program recognizes industries, businesses and institutions that have implemented exemplary waste management measures.

JELD-WEN DF Windows Division received a level 3 performance certification. “These businesses have demonstrated exemplary waste management practices and serve as real role models for others to follow. In their own way, they participate in a revolution that has been underway for several years, to make Quebec a waste-free society,” said Ginette Bureau, Recyc-Québec’s president and general manager.

JELD-WEN stands out for having implemented measures to reduce, re-use and recycle residual matter and for having achieved a more than 80 percent recovery rate.

In addition, in its October 16th to 22nd issue focusing on sustainable development, Les Affaires magazine highlighted JELD-WEN’s efforts and its creativity. In an article titled “Réutiliser, c’est payant,” (Recycling pays), Jérôme Samson, the engineer responsible for JELD-WEN’s environmental committee, explained the strategies that the company used to a make a concrete difference.

Mr. Samson listed many creative and original ideas implemented by JELD-WEN. These include:

-       We return more than 10 tons of cartons each year to suppliers so they can re-use them during future visits.

-       Rather than bury imperfect products, we lend doors that have manufacturing defects to real estate contractors for temporary use during the construction.

-       Rather than dispose of damaged windows, we give them to brokers so that they can be used in the construction of sheds and hunting camps.

JELD-WEN’s vision is one in which recycling is regarded as a big positive, but reusing waste remains the best way to reduce our environmental footprint.

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