“LEED”ing by example!
What is LEED? It’s an acronym, of course! Our industry definitely has plenty of them, but this one is particularly significant. Spelled out, it stands for “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.” But more importantly; what it really stands for is our commitment, both as individuals and organizations, to strive to build better places to live and work.
LEED is defined as a set of rating systems for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of “green” buildings, homes and neighborhoods. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, it is intended to help building owners and operators be more environmentally responsible and use resources more efficiently. The system accomplishes this by outlining project types, each with a set of credit categories that must be met for certification.
DCO Distribution is very proud to congratulate Superior Essex for being the first telecom cable manufacturer to produce 4-pair premise cables that meet both Health Product Declarations (HPD) and UL Certified Environmental Product Declarations (EPD). This certification, on twenty-five Superior Essex cables, allows designers and project leaders to earn TWO points under the LEED category of Material and Resources . . . all through a single manufacturer.
We are honored to be partnered with a manufacturer that is at the forefront of sustainable innovation for our industry, and are excited to bring these products to our customers.