Standards & Compliance Briefing: ISO 14001, e-Stewards, R2, LEED
U.K.-based sustainable roofing provider International Construction Bureau (ICB) has earned the accreditations ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001, adding to ICB’s ISO 9001, and all three ISO cetifications were awarded to its sister company ICB (Solar) which provides solar PV systems, the company announced.
Portland, Ore.-based Iberdrola Renewables announces that its 536-MW gas-fired Klamath Cogeneration Plant and its 100-MW Klamath Peaking Plant have earned ISO 14001 certifications. When commissioned in 2001, Klamath was the cleanest fossil-fueled power plant in the U.S. in terms of greenhouse gas emissions, the company said.
Global logistics provider Agility has earned its ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications for operations in Italy. Certiquality, a member of the International Certification Network, conducted the audit. The certifications apply to all Italian sites and products, including administrative functions, writes Logistics Week.
Columbus, Ohio-based mobile phone recycling company e-Cycle is the first mobile phone buyback and recycling company to become certified as an e-Stewards recycler, the Basel Action Network (BAN) announced. Requirements of the certification program include prohibition of the export of hazardous waste to developing countries, an ISO 14001 environmental management system, and other industry-specific worker health and safety requirements, BAN said.
Technology services and equipment NovaStar Solutions.com, has earned the EPA’s R2 certification from Orion Registrar for its IT hardware lifecycle management service. In earning R2, NovaStar demonstrated that it complies with data security measures, protects the environment during equipment reuse and downstream e-waste disposal, the compnay said.
The University of Washington Tacoma’s Russell T. Joy Building has earned a LEED Platinum rating in the new construction/major remodel, making it the second state-funded platinum building in Washington. Among the features of the Joy Building is a system that captures and reuses 90 percent of the rainwater, writes the Tacoma News Tribune.
The 403-room Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway has earned LEED Silver certification for new construction, making it one of 41 hotels in the U.S. to earn this new building accreditation. The hotel uses 30 percent less water and 28 percent less energy than a non-LEED hotel, and 20 percent of all hotel supplies are sourced locally, within a 500-mile radius, Marriot said.
The UN launched an information system to improve and expand the exchange of weather, climate and water data, which can be used for disaster risk reduction, water management, food security and health purposes. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Information System will facilitate access to meteorological observations and products, making it easy to share them with a wide variety of stakeholders.
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