Superior Essex is the First Telecommunications Wire and Cable Manufacturer to Obtain Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) Allowing Their Products to Contribute Toward LEED Points

Superior Essex

Atlanta, GA – June 9, 2014 – Superior Essex announces that it is the first company in the telecommunications cable manufacturing industry to offer Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), which can be used to obtain points in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification process for building projects. EPDs have been published for twenty-five (25) Superior Essex premises copper data cable products, including multiple designs of plenum rated and riser rated Category 5e, 6 and 6A cables. The LEED program has become the de facto standard in the USA for rating and certifying the environmental impact of building projects, including new construction and existing structures.


The EPDs attributed to Superior Essex copper data cable products can be used towards the receipt of a Material and Resource Credit under LEED version 4. An EPD is a comprehensive report that examines the environmental impact of a product or product family through its lifecycle, which provides the transparency necessary to assess the environmental standing of the products. EPDs for Superior Essex have been certified and published by Underwriters’ Laboratories (UL).


Read the full press release at www.superioressex.com.