EZ-Wiring consists of lengths of metal clad cable with molded, interlocking connectors on each end—like a high tech extension cord—as well as plug-and-play outlets and switches. The electrician doesn’t have to cut and splice cable: wiring is a matter of connecting however many lengths of cable a particular circuit needs, then plugging them into the outlets and switches. That’s what reduces waste. Everything can also be disconnected and re-used when the building is remodeled.
Toxicity is addressed by replacing the PVC jacketing used in conventional cabling with a halogen-free material. ElecTec spokesman Chris Pezoulas says that the fumes given off by PVC during a fire is toxic, but that’s not a problem with ElecTec’s cladding.