The trend toward Green Building

The trend toward Green Building

There is a noticeable rise in the trend toward green building and construction. Driving this increase, is the desire to both protect the environment and to improve consumer safety.
So what is green building? A green building incorporates design, construction and operational practices that significantly reduce or eliminate the negative impacts to the environment and building occupants. Building green is an opportunity to use resources efficiently whilst creating a healthier environment. Building green can also significantly reduce construction and performance costs.

There are many reasons for going green, some include:

  • lower operating costs
  • attraction and retention of tenants
  • reduced liability and risk
  • healthier places to live and work
  • demonstration of corporate social responsibility
  • future-proofing of assets
You may be wondering how you can make a difference through your cable choices, and how cabling fits into the green building and eco-friendly equation?

BEP qualified PVC cables

The cables that you choose for your next project can make a huge difference. Garland is here to assist you by offering sustainable cable solutions. From Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) cables through to Best Environment Practice (BEP) qualified PVC cables, we are your ideal choice.   Garland Pro Series cables are registered by the Vinyl Council of Australia. They can help you achieve your Green Star rating through supplying a leading range of BEP qualified PVC cables. Using the Pro Series range helps to lower the use of non-compliant PVC; the third most widely produced plastic in the world.

Another smart move would be to choose optical fibre. Fibre technology promotes faster data speeds, uses less power and produces fewer emissions into the environment. Businesses that are interested in attaining an internationally recognized Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification are choosing optical fibre cabling systems.  

Our Commitment 

Our commitment to sustainability and the reduction of our impact on the earth will see us increasing our range of Pro Series cables. The expansion will include more LSZH alternatives, as well as new BEP qualified PVC designs. Keep an eye out for launch and release dates.

You can speak to your local Wholesaler or your Garland Sale Rep to find out more about Garland’s increasing product range and the trend towards green building.