Building sustainably with electrical conduits

| by Anika Faber

FRÄNKISCHE supports ecological building: The plastic electrical installation conduits meet the requirements of the state seal of quality for sustainable buildings (QNG). They are free of cadmium, lead and tin and can be used in construction projects that are certified as sustainable.

Sustainability is one of the most important guiding principles for the future. The construction industry is particularly relevant here due to the long service life and high energy and resource consumption of buildings. In order to promote sustainable planning, construction and operation in the construction and real estate industry, the German government has launched a new certification: the Quality Seal for Sustainable Buildings (QNG) ensures that defined requirements in the areas of ecology, economy, socio-cultural quality and the planning and construction process are met.

With the QNG, private individuals, companies and other investors receive a subsidized development loan from the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) for the construction and initial purchase of climate-friendly residential buildings and condominiums in Germany. The seal of approval is issued by an approved certification body on the basis of a quality-assured assessment system, such as the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB).

Tested sustainability for electrical conduits

The certificate is awarded to buildings in which, among other things, health-tested and healthy building products have been used. In order to avoid harmful substances, electrical conduits must not contain any phthalate plasticizers (SVHC), polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), the flame retardant polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE), lead and cadmium, or only in small quantities. All FRÄNKISCHE electrical conduits are free of cadmium, lead and tin and do not contain any phthalates (SVHC), polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) or polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE). FRÄNKISCHE proves this by means of a manufacturer's declaration. In addition, the products comply with the RoHS Directive and the REACH Regulation. “Our electrical installation conduits are proven to be safe and have no negative impact on the environment and health,” explains Norbert Biener, Product Manager/Responsible for Standards in the Electrical Systems division at FRÄNKISCHE.

FFKuS-EM-F Highspeed: move in at high speed

The medium corrugated plastic pipe FFKuS-EM-F Highspeed meets the requirements for the quality seal. Thanks to the highly slippery inner layer, pipes can also be pulled in over longer distances of up to 50 meters. The flexible PVC pipe is also impact and vibration resistant. The specially designed outer skin prevents excessively small bending radii and protects the pipe from damage and the ingress of concrete slurry. A plus for the installation: after unrolling, the FFKuS pipe lays itself out straight and does not buckle back.

Good for the environment: CO2-saving electrical installation

FRÄNKISCHE is the first supplier of eco-balanced electrical installation conduits to go one step further towards sustainability in the construction industry. The FBY-EL-F co2ntrol and FFKuS-EM-F-105 co2ntrol conduits are equipped with an environmental product declaration from the Institut Bauen und Umwelt e. V. (IBU). The EPD type III shows all environmentally relevant data for the pipes and is listed in the DGNB database. By using reclaimed materials, FRÄNKISCHE also consumes up to 60 percent less fossil raw materials and saves up to 47 percent CO2. “Sustainability has long been a very important issue for us. Our co2ntrol electrical conduits are pollutant-free in accordance with QNG and CO2-reduced thanks to the use of reclaimed materials. This makes our co2ntrol conduits the best choice for sustainable construction,” explains Darja Meier, Product Manager in the Electrical Systems division at FRÄNKISCHE.

With the Quality Seal for Sustainable Buildings (QNG), the German government wants to implement its sustainability goals in the planning, construction, renovation and operation of buildings. FRÄNKISCHE supports this development and confirms with a manufacturer's declaration that the plastic electrical installation conduits are free of substances of very high concern and cadmium, lead and tin. This means that they can be used in buildings with sustainability certification.

Anika Faber
Marketing FRÄNKISCHE Rohrwerke