Belden Inc., a global provider of signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, has had several of its product families receive transparency documents that contribute toward LEED building certification, the company said.
These documents include environmental product declarations (EPDs) and material health assessments (Product Lens).
To provide a comparison and benchmark for green building performance, the US Green Building Council first unveiled LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification in 2000. LEED v4, the most current version, launched in 2013 with a unique focus on products used in building projects and how they impact human health and the environment. Based on the number of LEED points earned out of a maximum of 110, a building receives one of four rating levels for green design, construction, operations and/or maintenance: Certified, Silver, Gold or Platinum.
To ensure more transparency and a higher degree of credibility, Belden´s EPDs and material ingredient documents are all third-party verified by UL Environment. Through the use of Product Lens, Belden achieves greater transparency by disclosing down to 100ppm, which is 10 times more than the competition. Belden´s Product Lens documents are easy to read and provide chemical assessments for every stage of the product´s lifecycle.
Belden is actively producing the necessary documentation to qualify for LEED credits on several standard products, including Category 5e, 6 and 6A cabling, and cabling for access control, security, fire alarm, audio, video and surveillance applications.
Belden delivers a comprehensive product portfolio designed to meet the mission-critical network infrastructure needs of industrial, enterprise and broadcast markets. Founded in 1902, the company is headquartered in St. Louis and has manufacturing capabilities in North and South America, Europe and Asia.