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Standards & Compliance Briefing: Allergy Friendly, Green Globe, Sustainable Seafood, LEED

UK-based Bio-D, a cleaning products company, said that its eco-friendly, fragrance-free laundry products were named Allergy Friendly Products by Allergy UK, an organization that represents the interests of people with allergies. Bio-D’s accredited laundry range, including laundry liquid, washing powder and fabric conditioner, may now display the Allergy UK logo, the company said.

The Mövenpick Hotel Deira in Dubai, UAE, has recertified its Green Globe status. The luxury hotel reached 90 percent of Green Globe certification criteria. In addition to the areas of energy saving, grey water recycling and landfill waste reduction, the property implemented a purchasing policy that favors environmentally-friendly products, where available, Green Globe said.

SCS Global Services has entered a partnership with Alpha Hydraulic Engineering Consultants of Japan to conduct audits of sustainable seafood businesses under the Marine Stewardship Council and Aquaculture Stewardship Council standards. SCS and AHEC will offer MSC certification for wild capture fisheries, ASC certification for fish farms, and chain-of-custody certification for processors, retailers and restaurants, SCS said.

Target Corp. will pursue LEED certification for its 124 Canadian stores opening in 2013. Design plans include conserving energy and water, reducing GHG emissions and limiting waste sent to landfill. Target is among the first organizations in Canada to be part of the LEED Volume Program, which streamlines the certification process for multiple buildings of a similar type, the company said.

The Durst Organization, developers of the first LEED platinum certified skyscraper in the US, has announced it will not seek LEED certification for its latest 600-unit 80/20 residential building in development in New York City. The company said it intends to focus on the building’s carbon efficiency over the LEED-based method that tends to focus on energy efficiency, Real Estate Weekly writes.

IEWC’s distribution center in Monterrey, Mexico, has earned LEED for Commercial Interiors certification. Built with energy-efficient equipment and materials, IEWC warehouse is expected to save a minimum of 15 percent on air-conditioning and heating costs. The wire and cable supplier worked with environmental consultants Quest Resource Management on the project, Quest said.

Weis Markets, operators of 162 grocery stores, announced it will open its first LEED-certified store next month in Fogelsville, Pa. The new supermarket measurably reduces environmental impact in areas pertaining to sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, material selection and indoor environmental quality, Supermarket News said.

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