Berk-Tek provides Environmental and Health Product Declarations on category cabling

Oct. 11, 2016
EPDs and HPDs help companies reach sustainable building objectives and obtain points towards Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.
Berk-Tek provides Environmental and Health Product Declarations on category cabling
Berk-Tek provides Environmental and Health Product Declarations on category cabling

Berk-Tek, a Nexans company, a top manufacturer of copper and fiber-optic network infrastructure systems, announced that it has obtained Environmental and Health Product Declarations (EPD and HPD) on its category cabling products. EPDs and HPDs help companies reach sustainable building objectives and obtain points towards Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.

EPDs are third-party verified and registered documents that communicate transparent and comparable information about the life-cycle environmental impact of products. Berk-Tek has published its environmental declarations through the PEPecopassport program developed by the PEP Association, an industry-wide recognized non-profit organization that provides environmental declarations specifically for the electrical and electronics industries.

“PEPs are product-specific EPDs, so they are valued as one full product towards LEED credit achievement, versus a non-specific EPD, which only counts as half of one product,” states Brian Simmons, copper product manager for Berk-Tek.

In addition, Berk-Tek’s HPDs are developed with the Health Product Declaration Open Standard to accurately disclose their content and health information in compliance with the LEED program. Use of Berk-Tek’s copper cabling on a project can count towards up to two points towards LEED credits.

“We understand that these certifications are very important to customers working towards LEED certification,” adds Simmons. “But more than that, we are committed to doing our part to help preserve and protect our environment."

This new announcement is made in conjunction with the release of Berk-Tek’s enhanced EVERYTHING IP platform, which features important product enhancements and several new technical resources, which are available for download at www.berktek.us/EverythingIP.

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