New Animated Video Educates Children About Saving Energy

Part of ProVia’s ENERGY STAR® Education Program, video provides an excellent community relations tool for dealers

SUGARCREEK, Ohio, December 9, 2014 – ProVia®, a leader in exterior building products, today announced the release of a new video designed to educate children about why it’s important to save energy, and how they should look for the ENERGY STAR® label on products for the home. Titled “What is Energy and How Do We Save It”, the video is a science-based animated cartoon featuring ProVia’s energy-saving superhero, “Sammy the Star.” Sammy makes learning fun and memorable for his target audience of 4th and 5th graders. The video is part of the company’s ongoing ENERGY STAR® Education program, which has contributed to ProVia’s numerous awards from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Community Relations Tool for Dealers
The video covers topics such as how to help protect the environment, the difference between renewable and non-renewable energy, and how to save money on energy. ProVia dealers are encouraged to use this video, along with Sammy the Star coloring books and crayons, as a means of serving their local communities in elementary school classrooms. This type of outreach provides a way for dealers to “give back” in their community and enhance local awareness of their company.

“Kids love superheroes, so Sammy the Star is a great way to get them excited about energy conservation,” says Wanda Angel, Brand Manager for Doors and Windows at ProVia. “This video helps children understand the value of looking for the ENERGY STAR® label, such as those found on ProVia’s doors and windows.”

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About ProVia®
Headquartered in Sugarcreek, Ohio, ProVia is a leading manufacturer of professional-class entry doors, storm doors, patio doors, windows, vinyl siding and manufactured stone veneer. The professional-class designation reflects the company’s high level of quality, service and customization. ProVia has been an ENERGY STAR® Partner with the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy since 2002, and is the only door manufacturer that has ever received any ENERGY STAR award for door manufacturing. The company has won the prestigious ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award for Door Manufacturing four times, and the ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence award four times. ProVia employs approximately 550 people at its headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Sugarcreek, Walnut Creek, Baltic and Zanesville, Ohio, and Booneville, Miss. For more information, visit