Superior Essex is leading the way in providing Health Product Declarations (HPDs) for fiber optic cables. A HPD is a report of the materials or ingredients contained in a building product, along with any associated health or environmental affects. These disclosures provide information to consumers that allow them to make more informed decisions regarding building products and materials. Superior Essex is the first company in its industry to offer 17 (up from their previous eight) HPDs for their 25 fiber optic cable families, including multiple designs of their Premises plenum and riser rated cables, with fiber counts that range from 2-strand fiber to 144-stand fiber.
Superior Essex has chosen to issue their HPDs in accordance with the Health Product Declaration Collaborative open standard, which allows their fiber cable to obtain points needed for the LEED certification process. The LEED program, administered by the U.S. Green Building Council, is a leading standard for rating and certifying the environmental impact of building projects, including new construction, and existing structures.
“Superior Essex is committed to being the industry leader in environmental sustainability, and with that role comes the responsibility to provide full disclosure of any health risks from our products,” says Eric Perry, Vice President Applications Engineering and Quality at Superior Essex. “Whether you design green building projects or simply prefer to work with an environmentally responsible organization, the selection of products with HPDs provides valuable knowledge and assurance about the materials being installed within the network.”
For more information on Superior Essex's lines of fiber optic cables, available HPDs and LEED certification with Superior Essex, or for pricing and availability, please contact your local Accu-Tech representative.