September 13, 2011 07:00 ET

Using C3, Pella Is on Track to Achieve Energy Goals

Energy and Emissions Management Solution Helps Identify Opportunities for Greater Efficiency Through Business Process Optimization

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 13, 2011) - C3, an energy and emissions management solutions provider, announced today that Pella Corporation, a leading provider of energy-efficient windows and doors, has identified or implemented many projects and process improvements toward meeting its initial energy savings goals by using C3.

"C3 has been fundamental to our ability to identify, achieve, and sustain the actions for accomplishing our energy and emissions goals," said John Brouwer, Sr. Environmental and Safety Engineer, Pella Corporation. "Pella is already a sophisticated energy consumer and lean manufacturer. C3 has given us the ability to take energy efficiency to the next level, helping us to discover energy savings opportunities, increase awareness, and help sustain improvements."

Pella Corporation produces energy-efficient windows and doors for new construction, remodeling, and replacement applications for residential and commercial construction needs. With a long history of commitment to environmental sustainability and a conviction to meet or exceed annual energy and emissions goals, Pella has been proactive in its energy management. Pella frequently conducts kaizen events involving cross-functional teams to help identify energy efficiency improvement opportunities at individual factories.

With over twenty energy providers, Pella realized that comprehensive energy management had the potential to yield even greater savings. Pella began using C3 to help automate its energy efficiency efforts across its numerous manufacturing facilities in North America. C3 is being used to model, analyze, and forecast energy consumption throughout Pella's manufacturing operations, providing actionable insights about energy use across business processes, plants, and assets; and is identifying meaningful opportunities to reduce energy consumption and resulting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Guided by new insights from C3's analysis of years of detailed energy usage data, Pella is refining its business processes to optimize energy usage, employing techniques like peak-demand shaving to help reduce costs.

Less than a year after deploying C3, Pella has identified many energy-saving opportunities to help achieve its initial energy savings goals, and continues to use the solution to monitor, manage, and improve ongoing energy usage.

About Pella

Pella Corporation is a leader in designing, testing, manufacturing and installing quality windows and doors for new construction, remodeling and replacement applications. As a family-owned and professionally managed privately-held company, Pella is known for its 86-year history of making innovative products, providing quality service and delivering on customer satisfaction.

Headquartered in Pella, Iowa, the company is committed to incorporating new technologies, increasing productivity and practicing environmental stewardship to create satisfied customers. Pella manufactures quality windows, patio doors and entry door systems sold through a Direct Sales Network operating Pella Window & Door Showrooms across the United States and Canada and select building materials retailers, including Lowe's®.

For more information, call 888-847-3552 or visit

About C3

C3 provides energy and emissions management solutions that enable organizations to monitor, mitigate, and monetize energy usage and associated greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Organizations using C3 solutions to reduce resource cost, risk, and environmental impact include: Constellation Energy, Dow Chemical, GE, Masdar City, Pacific Gas & Electric, Pella Corporation, and Siemens, among others. For more information, please visit

Contact Information

  • For more information:

    Barbara Lewis
    Corporate Public Relations
    650.403.2060 x 149

    Kathy Krafka Harkema
    Pella Corporation
    Corporate Public Relations