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Standards & Compliance Briefing: EPEAT Registry, ASHRAE 100-2006, UL, WWF

The EPEAT global environmental rating system for electronics announced that four certification and testing organizations – DEKRA, Intertek, UL Environment and VDE – will provide manufacturer support and claims verification for the EPEAT registry. These entities will work directly with manufacturers to register products in the EPEAT system and to verify their environmental attributes, EPEAT said.

The ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 100-2006, which addresses retrofit of existing residential and commercial buildings for greater energy efficiency, is open for public comment prior the next revision. Input on the proposed changes can be made until June 18.

UL Environment is launching a global environmental product certification for janitorial and sanitation products, including carpet and upholstery cleaners, disinfectants, floor care products, hard surface cleaners, sanitary paper products and hand cleaners. The certification was formerly available only under the EcoLogo name, recognized mainly in Canada and the U.S.

The US Adhesive and Sealant Council has received approval for labeling for three definitions – sustainability, renewable resource, and life-cycle assessment – from the ASTM D14 Adhesives Committee. The new definitions will be added to the ASTM document D907 – Standard Terminology for Adhesive by July, Waste & Recycling News said.

The London Data Exchange has earned ISO 50001 certification for energy management processes to become the first data center operator in the UK and Ireland to meet the standard.  It received the accreditation at its newly opened 22,000 sq ft northwest London data center, writes Data Center Dynamics.

High-precision engineering machine shop CTM in Frankfort, N.Y., has implemented an ISO 14001 environmental management system. A grant for the environmental training was procured by the Workforce Development Institute, and the training and implementation was provided by Mohawk Valley Applied Technology Corp, writes Quality Magazine.

The Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens will open its new 24,350-square-foot Center for Sustainable Landscapes in Pittsburgh, Pa., this month. The facility aims to achieve or exceed the world’s highest sustainable standards, including the Living Building Challenge, LEED Platinum and SITES certification for landscapes, and it will also be the largest operational structure pursuing living building status, Phipps said.

Swedish parts manufacturer SKF said that it has partnered with the WWF Climate Savers Program, and has identified goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions for SKF, its suppliers and logistics operations, and its customer solutions.

Martifer Solar panels using Saint-Gobain’s single-piece SolarBond InFrame have been accredited to the IEC 61215 standard for the safety performance of crystalline silicone terrestrial PV modules. SolarBond InFrame is a foamable, single component reactive adhesive compound, writes PV Magazine.

TÜV Rheinland India said that it has been globally accredited by Germany’s national accreditation body DAkkS to provide ISO 50001 third-party auditing and certification. The company joins the ranks of the few worldwide that can provide accredited 50001 certification, writes the India Education Diary.

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