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BICSI signs on with STEP foundation

BICSI has become a founding member of The Sustainable Technology Environments Program (STEP) Foundation, a coalition of technology associations seeking to define sustainability for the broadband and electronics industry.


October 19, 2011  


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BICSI has become a founding member of The Sustainable Technology Environments Program (STEP) Foundation, a coalition of technology associations seeking to define sustainability for the broadband and electronics industry.

The group is working to complement LEED by adding a rating system for the technology systems that work within the physical building.

Founded by InfoComm International and CompTIA, STEP has been created by manufacturers, designers, integrators, programmers and the users of technology to “guide project and building owners to implement practices that will produce economic benefits to their organization while preserving the planet,” BICSI said in a release.

“It fills the void not addressed by other “green building” rating systems and establishes a position alongside rating systems such as LEED and Energy Star.”

As a sustaining member BICSI will be active in the development of the program and will have subject matter experts working on the rating system, accreditation and other facets of STEP.

“BICSI’s involvement advances our goal of buildings being green, not just when the structure is constructed, but when it is occupied and operational.” said Allen Weidman, executive director of the STEP Foundation.