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Standards & Compliance Briefing: Recycled Resins in Pipes, e-Stewards, Green Globe, LEED, ISO 14000

A new standard in development, ASTM WK39632, Specification for 3–24 Inch Corrugated Polyethylene Pipe and Fittings with Recycled Resins, will provide assurance regarding quality of HDPE corrugated pipe using recycled resins. The proposed standard includes requirements and test methods for materials, workmanship, dimensions, perforations, and pipe stiffness. Once approved, the … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Solar Finance, Freedom Foods, ICC Global Services

Solar industry companies including Distributed Sun and DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions have established the truSolar Working Group, a consortium that aims to develop uniform financial standards for solar projects. Less than 5 percent of US lending institutions are actively involved in financing solar projects due to concerns about industry risks, and … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: National Zoo, LEED, Energy Star for UPS

The National Zoo’s American Trail has opened its new animal conservation and sustainability-themed exhibit this week. The trail and its buildings, tanks, and pens are LEED certified and feature complex filtration systems that use Washington, DC, tap water. The zoo said it was able to save more than 85 percent … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Hydraulic Fracturing, SFI, Green Globe, LEED, ISO 14001

A newly formed ASTM International subcommittee will address the need for consensus standards in the field of hydraulic fracturing. Subcommittee D18.26 on Hydraulic Fracturing, part of the committee on soil and rock, will bring together stakeholders to develop ASTM D18.26: Ensuring Safe and Efficient Extraction to promote best practices in hydraulic … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: ISO 20121, LEED, Biodiesel

Manchester United football club announced that it has earned the new ISO 20121 certification for sustainability in event management, its second international standard in environmental management this year. The club had already achieved the British standard in this field – BS8901. In February, United also became the first football club in … Read more »

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