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Standards & Certification Briefing: ANSI/ISEA Standard, Seattle Mariners, BAN

ANSI and the International Safety Equipment Association have released Standard ANSI/ISEA 125 – 2014 to address conformity of personal protection equipment.The conformity assessment system can be used by suppliers, specifiers, users and regulators.

The Basel Action Network (BAN) has recognized the Seattle Mariners for responsible e-waste management and designated it an e-Stewards Enterprise, the first recognition for a professional sports team.

The GreenWood Tree Farm Fund in Oregon has become the first short rotation forest plantation worldwide to earn certification under the Roundtable of Sustainable Biomaterials. The RSB certification covers GTFF’s cultivation, management and harvesting of coppiced poplar trees, used as biomass feedstock for the cellulosic ethanol industry or pelletized for direct combustion in biomass electric plants.

The JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul, South Korea, has opened in the city’s fashion district, and is the first LEED Gold-certified hotel in the city. It has 170 guest rooms, including 19 Executive-Level rooms and 15 Executive-Level suites;  and 10,570 square feet of meeting space.

The Scottsbluff, Nebraska, Public Library has earned LEED Certification for renovations that began several years ago.

ASTM invites participants in the development of proposed standard that would be used during design and installation of suspended gypsum ceiling systems for commercial construction. ASTM WK44242, Practice for Installation of Metal Suspension Ceiling Systems for Gypsum Board Applications.

The sustainability training program for the stadium operators of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil has concluded in Rio de Janeiro and noted that the event will feature the first LEED-certified stadium in World Cup history.

R2 Solutions says that 508 electronics recycling facilities are now certified to the Responsible Recyclng (R2) standard and more are in the pipeline.

The Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) has been launched in the UK and Ireland. The consensus-based management standard is geared toward validating and improving the professionalism of cleaning service providers. The program will be administered by ISSA’s partner BICS Business Services.

 

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