Environmentally Efficient Buildings using Garland's Pro Series Green Star Rated Cables
There is a noticeable rise in the trend towards green building and construction driven by 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, it 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 cabling fits into the green building and eco-friendly equation?
The cables that you choose for your next project can make a huge difference. Garland is here to assist you through offering sustainable cable solutions from Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) cables through to Best Environment Practice (BEP) qualified PVC cables. Garland Pro Series cables are registered by the Vinyl Council of Australia, and can help you achieve your Green Star rating through supplying a leading range of BEP qualified PVC compliant 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 recognised Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification are choosing optical fibre cabling systems.
Our commitment to sustainability and reducing our impact on the earth will see us increasing our range of Pro Series cables to include more LSZH alternatives, as well as new BEP qualified PVC designs.
To learn more about the PVC Credit best practice guidelines and the verification compliance requirements, visit the Green Building Council Australia website gbca.org.au.
For information about the implementation of the PVC Credit, check the Vinyl Council’s Q&A booklet, or email them. Alternatively visit their website at vinyl.org.au.