06.08.2008 08:00 AM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Liberty Wire & Cable launches Green Connectivity initiative

Liberty Wire & Cable has announced a major Green Connectivity initiative that embraces environmentally sensitive and responsible corporate citizenship in both its products and business practices. Goals include a steady increase in environmentally friendly products, reducing the company’s carbon footprint in ways that also save clients money, developing a green footprint for each of Liberty’s buildings and facilities, developing paperless account management options and developing a broad selection of energy-saving product solutions

“Liberty has been a pioneer in developing environmentally sound wire and cable products ahead, in most cases, of customer awareness and governmental legislation,” said Kirk Horlbeck, Liberty senior marketing VP. “We intend to continue to be in the forefront of these activities as new products and solutions become available.”

On the product side, Liberty offers an increasingly broad selection of Green Connectivity products. These include products that comply with the Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive. More than 90 percent of Liberty’s 6000-plus products already meet RoHS guidelines that restrict the use of lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium and two polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) in electronic and electrical equipment. PBB and PBDE are flame retardants.

On the operations side of the initiative, Liberty employs state-of-the-art technologies to both reduce and monitor its energy consumption footprints, including audits of its buildings and business processes for overall energy consumption and recycling. New practices and systems include computer-controlled building climate and lighting controls, high-efficiency fluorescent lamps for interior lighting, computer-controlled drip irrigation systems, indigenous plants that use less water, rain sensors that stop watering when it’s raining, a recirculating hot water system that conserves both water and energy and low-energy bronze-glazed windows that reduce both energy consumption and demand.

Green Connectivity, a new guide explaining Liberty’s environmentally friendly policies and practices, will be available free at Liberty’s InfoComm exhibit, booth C3160, or directly from the company.

For more information, visit www.libertycable.com.

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