Berk‐Tek Provides Environmental and Health Product Declarations on Category Cabling
New Holland, PA – October 11, 2016 – Berk‐Tek, a Nexans Company and leading manufacturer of copper and fiber optic network infrastructure solutions, announced today that it has obtained Environmental and Health Product Declarations (EPD and HPD) on its category cabling products.
EPDs and HPDs help companies reach sustainable building objectives and obtain points towards Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.
EPDs are third‐party verified and registered documents that communicate transparent and comparable information about the life‐cycle environmental impact of products.
Berk‐Tek has published its environmental declarations through the PEPecopassport® program developed by the PEP Association, an industry‐wide recognized non‐profit organization that provides environmental declarations specifically for the electrical and electronics industries.
“PEPs are product‐specific EPDs, so they are valued as one full product towards LEED credit achievement, versus a non‐specific EPD, which only counts as half of one product,” states Brian Simmons, Copper Product Manager for Berk‐Tek.
In addition, Berk‐Tek’s HPDs are developed with the Health Product Declaration® Open Standard to accurately disclose their content and health information in compliance with the LEED program. Use of Berk‐Tek’s copper cabling on a project can count towards up to two points towards LEED credits.
“We understand that these certifications are very important to customers working towards LEED certification,” adds Simmons. “But more than that, we are committed to doing our part to help preserve and protect our environment,” says Simmons.
This announcement is made in conjunction with the release of Berk‐Tek’s enhanced EVERYTHING IP platform, which features important product enhancements and several new technical resources including white papers, TEK Briefs, Test Reports and Product Selector Guides. These resources and more are available for download at www.berktek.us/EverythingIP.
About Berk-Tek, A Nexans Company
For more than 50 years, Berk-Tek has been a leading manufacturer of more than 100 different network copper and fiber optic cable products. The company has led in the development of high-performance and enhanced fiber optic and UTP cables designed to transport high-speed data and voice transmissions. Berk-Tek has major manufacturing facilities at New Holland, PA, Fuquay-Varina, NC and Elm City, NC. For more information, visit www.berktek.com.
As a global leader in advanced cabling and connectivity solutions, Nexans brings energy to life through an extensive range of best-in-class products and innovative services. For over 120 years, innovation has been the company’s hallmark, enabling Nexans to drive a safer, smarter and more efficient future together with its customers. Today, the Nexans Group is committed to facilitating energy transition and supporting the exponential growth of data by empowering its customers in four main business areas: Building & Territories (including utilities, smart grids, emobility), High Voltage & Projects (covering offshore wind farms, submarine interconnections, land high voltage), Telecom & Data (covering data transmission, telecom networks, hyperscale data centers, LAN), and Industry & Solutions (including renewables, transportation, Oil & Gas, automation, and others). Corporate Social Responsibility is a guiding principle of Nexans’ business activities and internal practices. In 2013 Nexans became the first cable provider to create a Foundation supporting sustainable initiatives bringing access to energy to disadvantaged communities worldwide. The Group’s commitment to developing ethical, sustainable and high-quality cables drives its active involvement within several leading industry associations, including Europacable, The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), International Cablemakers Federation (ICF) or CIGRE to mention a few. Nexans employs more than 26,000 people with industrial footprint in 34 countries and commercial activities worldwide. In 2017, the Group generated 6.4 billion euros in sales. Nexans is listed on Euronext Paris, compartment A. For more information, please consult: www.nexans.com