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Intertek carbon footprinting

Intertek Launches Environmental, Sustainability Services

Intertek has launched a global team providing environmental and sustainability services across a wide range of industries including electrical, building products, automotive, chemical, industrial and consumer goods. A centralized team will oversee Intertek’s services in several categories, including energy efficiency testing, carbon foot-printing, life cycle analysis, LEED and green buildings … Read more »

Intertek Assists Geo-Tech Polymers in Obtaining a Green Light for Recycled Process

Intertek has helped Geo-Tech Polymers receive clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration for its recycled plastics process by providing third-party verification for Geo-Tech’s patented coating removal process and chemistry. Geo-Tech, a wholly owned subsidiary of Wastren Advantage, located in Waverly, Ohio, possesses a plastic cleaning technology and chemistry … Read more »

Intertek Helps Car Makers Comply With VOC Standards

Intertek has achieved an extension of its ISO 17025 accreditation to cover laboratory testing for volatile organic compounds to support automotive industry safety and innovation. A growing demand for safe, innovative and lightweight materials in the automotive industry brings growing interest for screening and measuring VOCs emitted from automotive plastic … Read more »

Intertek Offering Crude Oil Corrosion Testing

Testing, quality assurance and certification firm Intertek is now offering UN-compliant corrosion testing as required by a recent emergency order issued by the Department of Transportation mandating the proper classification and testing of crude oil offered for transportation in the US. The US DOT released the emergency order in February. It requires the … Read more »

Standards & Compliance: ASHRAE 105, Feed LCA, LEED

ASHRAE has released the newly revised ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 105-2014, Standard Methods of Determining, Expressing, and Comparing Building Energy Performance and Greenhouse Gas Emissions. The new edition includes procedures for calculating site and source energy, but a number of decisions are left to adopters, including what should be calculated beyond site energy and … Read more »

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Intertek Acquires ETEC Labs; Ingram Micro Buys CloudBlue

Intertek has bought vehicle technology testing lab ETEC for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition of ETEC, whose testing includes alternative energy vehicle analysis, research and demonstration projects, adds energy and fleet management services to Intertek’s portfolio of testing and validation services for the transportation industry, says Tim Hubbard, senior vice president … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: RoHS Testing, Tim Hortons’ First LEED

Canadian restaurant chain Tim Hortons has opened its first LEED-certified restaurant, in Hamilton, Ontario. Builders reused the site’s old parking surface as granular fill, and diverted 99 percent of construction waste from landfill. The company hopes to have 30 LEED-certified buildings by the end of 2016, and says the location will … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Energy Star Criticism, BPA and Prop 65, ISO 14001

The Window & Door Manufacturers Association, which represents manufacturers of residential and commercial window, door and skylight products, is calling on the EPA to address additional concerns the industry has about the skylight criteria, the proposed window and door criteria and the overall direction of the ENERGY STAR program. The … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: EPA SmartWay, Energy Star, LEED Comment Period, Energy Storage

Michelin Americas Truck Tires has added three retreads to the EPA SmartWay list of verified technologies, with four more under review. The verified retreads are the XT-1 AT Pre-Mold for trailer applications and XDA2 19 AT Pre-Mold and XDA2 23 AT Pre-Mold for drive axle applications. The retreads also are … Read more »