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Panduit Corp., a global provider of network infrastructure solutions, announced today that they have achieved Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) certifications from UL Environment for their RJ45 jacks and copper cabling. Project developers can use EPDs to earn points toward LEED certification.
Panduit is the first structured cabling manufacturer to achieve EPD certification on both cabling and connectors. The Panduit EPDs cover 18 types of RJ45 jacks and 22 different copper cables. The offering includes products for unshielded and shielded applications, in Category 5e, Category 6, and Category 6A performance, and includes both riser and plenum flame ratings for cable. In addition, Health Product Declarations (HPDs) are in process for all of the same products.
“Everyone is talking about sustainability these days,” said Dennis Renaud, vice president of Panduit Enterprise Business. “At Panduit, we do more than just talk about it. We’re committed to sustainable solutions and helping our customers achieve sustainability in their projects, as well. This is an important step for Panduit in helping drive the marketplace toward sustainable solutions.”
Building projects can earn points toward LEED version 4 certification by installing at least 20 different products, which are third-party certified to EPD and/or HPD, from at least five different manufacturers. Certified products can contribute towards two LEED points; one for an EPD and one for an HPD.
More information on EPDs can be found on Panduit’s sustainable solutions site.