Legrand releases LEED product guide

SP&T Staff
Wednesday October 12, 2016
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Architects, specifying engineers, designers and building owners can receive an overview of Legrand products that contribute toward LEED certification with the “LEED with Legrand Product Guide.”

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a rating system devised by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) to evaluate the environmental performance of a building and encourage sustainable design. Electrical and networking infrastructure products can play an important role towards earning certification, but are often overlooked, according to Legrand.

“We build sustainability into our products and systems to enable high-performance buildings,” said Susan Rochford, vice-president, energy efficiency, sustainability and public policy, Legrand, North America. “LEED is the predominant building performance mechanism available on the market today. This guide is a resource for our customers to understand the importance of electrical products in sustainable buildings as well as how Legrand can help them meet their sustainability needs.”

The LEED rating system awards points for a project’s ability to meet specific criteria, such as energy reduction and use of materials with recycled content. The number of points earned determines the certification level of the project: Certified, Silver, Gold, or Platinum. Manufacturers play an important role in the ability of projects to achieve these points by developing and supplying products that contribute to the intent of the credits.

Proper design of a building’s power, light, data and A/V infrastructure can significantly contribute to energy savings and occupant comfort and productivity. Successful implementations occur when these needs are addressed early in the design and construction process to ensure the space will meet the changing needs of the built environment and continue to meet its goals for years to come.

“As we have worked to anticipate and understand the forces reshaping the built environment, we have gained a foundation of information and experience in high performance buildings. We invite everyone to explore this knowledge base through our ongoing series of whitepapers and reports,” said Rochford.

The LEED with Legrand Product Guide can be downloaded here.

Additional tools and resources regarding the High Performance Building landscape can be downloaded here.

Legrand is a specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Legrand has a strong presence in North America, with a portfolio of well-known product lines that include C2G, Cablofil, Electrorack, Middle Atlantic, Nuvo, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, QMotion, Quiktron, Raritan, Solarfective, Vantage, Wattstopper, and Wiremold.

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