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Ideal launches environmental initiative at BICSI Fall Conference

Ideal Industries Inc. this week launched its new Get Green With Blue strategic initiative at the BICSI Fall Co...


September 23, 2009  


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Ideal Industries Inc. this week launched its new Get Green With Blue strategic initiative at the BICSI Fall Conference in Las Vegas. 

 

The program is aimed at educating electrical distributors, architects, electricians, and data communications installers on how to properly use Ideal products to meet criteria for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™.

 

The LEED Green Building Rating System was designed by leading experts in the construction industry to encourage and accelerate global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices through the creation and implementation of universally understood and accepted tools and performance criteria.

 

Project ratings are achieved through earning points in each of six LEED categories, including the use of products that reduce light pollution, optimize energy performance, and improve indoor environmental quality.

 

As the first step in the program, Ideal is giving each of its 2,000 distributors a detailed guide featuring advice and resources for every aspect of an environmentally responsible construction project.

 

The tool also shows the LEED contribution of specific products, such as the PowerPlug disconnect, the VPM power analyzer, and the HeatSeeker thermal imager, in a matrix format to determine each product’s LEED impact.

 

The company recently installed energy-efficient occupancy sensors and electronic ballasts, plus has switched over to biodegradable maintenance cleaners at its headquarters in Sycamore, Ill.

 

In addition, electrical forklifts have replaced gas models to prevent air pollution, while all packaging materials are now 100% recyclable.