Bloomberg has received the WindMade certification label for its US operations, making it the first news organization in the world to meet the standard. The label requires participating companies to obtain at least 25 percent of their electricity from wind power. Bloomberg achieves a higher share, with 58 percent of operations’ power consumption covered by wind power, and 25 percent by biomass energy, WindMade said.
ASTM International will be a program operator for Product Category Rules and Environmental Product Declarations. The program will provide quantifiable information about product parameters such as resource consumption and ozone depletion. EPDs will be verified to ensure their adherence to the ISO 14040 standards as well as to ensure accuracy of life cycle assessment data, the organization said.
ICC and the National Roofing Contractors Association have released a technical publication, Guidelines for Complying With Energy Code Requirements for Roof Assemblies: International Energy Conservation Code, 2009 and 2012 Editions. The publication is a guide for complying with the requirements of the 2009 and 2012 editions of ICC’s International Energy Conservation Code and the 2007 and 2010 editions of ASHRAE 90.1 Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, NCRA said.
Solar Frontier’s Kunitomi, Japan solar panel production plant have received ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications. The certifications are necessary for Italian PV projects to be eligible for that country’s feed-in tariff, PV Tech writes.
CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Co. has designed 200 West Pump and Treat – the 69,500-square-foot water treatment system at the Department of Energy’s Hanford nuclear cleanup project – to meet LEED specifications. The system’s biological process building has earned LEED Gold certification, which is a first for an industrial facility at a DOE nuclear cleanup site. The building’s design is expected to result in an energy cost savings of more than 70 percent over its life, Daily Journal of Commerce writes.
Thomas Hall at Loyola University in New Orleans has earned LEED Gold status for its recent renovation project. The building is the first LEED-certified renovation on campus, and Loyola’s policy is that all future constructions and renovations will aim to meet LEED certification, the university said.
The renovated building of web design company Yikes, Inc. have earned LEED Platinum. to become the first platinum-rated mixed-use renovation project in Pennsylvania. The 5,720-squarefoot project includes two ground-floor storefronts and four apartments, the company said.