Standards & Compliance Briefing: SmartWay, UL Refrigeration, Superior Energy Performance
Three Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems’ truck tire retread productsÂ â€“ the G316 AT Fuel Max, the G572 LHD Fuel Max and the G305 ATS Fuel MaxÂ â€“ have achieved verification under the EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership program. The EPA guidelines for low rolling resistance require a fuel consumption reduction of at least 3 percent, Fleet Owner said.
Hillphoenix, a producer of advanced refrigeration systems for supermarkets, announced that its Advansor CO2 Booster Refrigeration System received an Underwriters Laboratories listing. The company said that the Advansor CO2 Booster is the first refrigeration system legally available in the US and Canada that uses carbon dioxide as a refrigerant instead of hydroflourocarbons.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.’s Texarkana plant has earned Superior Energy Performance status from the Department of Energy, awarded to facilities that achieve a five percent improvement in energy performance over a three-year time span. Cooper said the plant achieved a 10.1-percent improvement over three years to earn the DOE’s Gold Certified Partner status, and it expects that the improvements will qualify for ISO 50001 and ANSI/MSE 50021 certifications.
Edenderry Power has achieved ISO 50001 certification through an independent assessment conducted by Certification Europe. The Ireland-based utility services provider said that the detailed review of energy utilization for the certification helped identify two major internal heat recovery opportunities.
Constellium’s industrial sites in Burg, Crailsheim, Landau and Singen, Germany, have earned their ISO 50001 energy management system certification, in an audit conducted by DEKRA and DQS. The aluminum products engineering company also said it recently joined the Carbon Disclosure Project to disclose its carbon footprint and strategy related to climate change and environmental impact.
Revert, Inc., a provider of electronic waste management services, has achieved two international certifications for quality management and environmental stewardship. The company, headquartered in Boulder, Colo., said it earned ISO 9001 for quality management and ISO 14001 for environmental management after two certification processes.
The Rainforest Eco-lodge in Sri Lanka has earned the country’s first LEED Platinum certification in the tourism sector. The 15-chalet complex conforms to environmental best practices in design and management, and also follows international ecotourism guidelines in Sri Lanka for the first time, writes Sri Lanka’s Sunday Times.
The Riverton Senior Center in Salt Lake City has earned LEED Gold certification, making it the seventh local county facility to achieve the distinction. Five more county facilities await certification. The new senior center joins Salt Lake County’s LEED-certified Public Works Administration Building (platinum), Northwest Recreation Center, Sorenson Recreation Center, Magna Senior Center (gold), and the silver-rated Draper Library and Salt Palace Convention Center, the Salt Lake Tribune said.
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