Sustainable Intelligent Buildings

The Backbone of Sustainable Intelligent Buildings

As a society, humans are becoming ever more environmentally conscious. We are learning of the effects that our individual and collective actions have on the earth we inhabit, as well as on the people with whom we share it. And as we demand better of ourselves and our sustainable practices, so must we demand better of our built environments. They must be more than just office complexes or multi-family housing structures. They need to become Sustainable Intelligent Buildings – smarter, more interconnected and better for the health of both humans and the earth itself. And its sustainable cables from Superior Essex Communications that bring these built environments of the future to life.

Our Industry-Leading Technologies

Sustainable Intelligent Buildings: Made Possible with PowerWise®

The Sustainable Intelligent Buildings of tomorrow are steadily becoming smarter, more adaptive and more unified than ever before, and they require cabling solutions that are just as efficient and versatile. To meet these demands, Superior Essex developed PowerWise® – the industry’s leading Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) family of cables – to enable everyone to optimize, customize and unify their enterprise environments.

PoE is the pioneering cabling technology that defines the digital era. By transmitting both power and data within a single cable, it interconnects all of a building’s smart technologies – such as lighting, indoor climate, network and security – to create a single, seamless, integrated building management system that enables greater operational efficiency and up to 97% energy efficiency.


Our Commitment to Sustainability

In addition to developing these groundbreaking technologies, Superior Essex is also committed to using healthy product ingredients when manufacturing our cables. We are the only communications cable manufacturer with certified Red List Free products, meaning that our cables contain none of the 800 chemicals classed as most harmful to the environment and people by the International Living Future Institute.

Furthermore, we were the first communications cable manufacturer to publish detailed information about the impacts of these chemicals in independently verified Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) and Health Product Declarations (HPDs), thereby proving our continued commitment to integrity and assurance. In fact, our CAT 6 LSHF product was one of the very first products on the market to achieve a third-party verified HPD.

And because we believe that the technology that connects the world should also respect it, we have since proudly designed and manufactured more than 55 families of sustainable cabling products that can contribute to projects earning green-building certifications such as LEED v4 and v4.1, the WELL Building Standard and the Living Building Challenge.

Our Responsible Manufacturing

As the first wire and telecommunications cable manufacturer to conduct an independent, full Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) examining the environmental impact of our high-performance cabling products – including our raw materials, manufacturing, transportation, installation and end-of-life practices – we became more committed to sustainability at each of these stages.

And as a result, we are proud to say that we are the first and only company in our industry – and one of only nine across the entire United States – to be certified as Zero Waste to Landfill.

Since 2014, our manufacturing facility in Hoisington, Kansas, has repeatedly earned this rigorous certification by eliminating waste from our manufacturing and packaging processes through recycling, reuse and incineration. And from these more sustainable manufacturing practices, each year for the past 5 years, we have diverted approximately 8.9 million pounds of waste from landfill sites.

So with our higher-quality, future-forward solutions being sustainably designed, sourced, manufactured and delivered – all for the same cost, or even less – the question then becomes: Why would you choose any other cable manufacturer?

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