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CCCA joins STEP Foundation as supporting member


July 31, 2012
By Alyssa Dalton

July 31, 2012 – The Communications Cable and Connectivity Association (CCCA) has joined the Sustainable Technology Environments Program (STEP) Foundation board of directors as a supporting member.  

A primarily focus of the STEP Foundation is addressing environmental sustainability within a building. Founded by InfoComm International and CompTIA, STEP was created by manufacturers, designers, integrators, and users to enable building owners to plan for, and implement, sustainable technology projects.

CCCA is comprised of manufacturers, distributors and material suppliers in the structured cabling industry.

“As a Supporting Member, CCCA can now participate directly in the development and organic evolution of STEP to include the building cabling infrastructure,” said Bill Kloss, CCCA chair.

STEP extends beyond certain LEED credits that focus on the shell and core of a building, by adding a rating system for the electronic systems that work within the building. The STEP rating system employs a flexible, sustainability rating scale that is adaptable to any technology project within the building environment, said the Foundation.