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5 EHS, Quality Management Predictions for 2016

The environment, health and safety sector saw significant changes in 2015, with increasing regulatory pressures such as changes to the OSHA fine structure and updates to ISO 9001 quality management systems and ISO 14001 environmental management systems, according to an Intelex Technologies blog. The EHS software provider says the macro … Read more »


Help for Companies Seeking ISO 9001, ISO 14001 Certification

With the updates this year to ISO 9001 quality management systems and ISO 14001 environmental management systems, and in light of the 2018 transition deadline, Bureau Veritas is launching a suite of tools to help companies achieve the new standards and retain certification, or target certification for the first time. … Read more »

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How to Develop an Effective E-Recycling Quality Plan

Provision 6 of the R2 Standard for electronics recycling requires that R2-certified companies implement a written quality assurance plan if they are directing electronics to reuse. According to Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI), a quality assurance plan includes the controls needed to ensure that a process is effective. Provision 6 of … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: R2, Mumbai Airport LEED, MSC

XTechnology Global of Danvers, Mass., has become the first company to achieve certification to the newly upgraded R2:2013 Standard. The 2013 version incorporates ISO 14001, ISO9001 and OHSAS 18001, according to standards organization R2 Solutions. Terminal 2 at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, developed by GVK’s Mumbai International Pvt Ltd., has been certified as LEED … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Health Care Ventilation, ISO 14001, LEED

ASHRAE has published a revised version of ANSI/ASHRAE/ASHE Standard 170-2013, Ventilation of Health Care Facilities. The revised standard now specifically addresses provisions for energy recovery, and features updates, changes and clarifications dealing with humidity, ducted returns, recirculating rooms units and duct lining. Shorenstein Properties’ Lincoln Center, a Class A seven-building office campus in … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Butanol, Whirlpool, PAS 141

ASTM International has published ASTM D7862-13, Specification for Butanol for Blending with Gasoline for Use as Automotive Spark-Ignition Engine Fuel. The standard covers butanol that is intended to be blended with gasoline at 1 to 12.5 volume percent, establishing performance requirements and test methods for butanol content, water content, acidity, inorganic chloride, solvent-washed … Read more »

Standards & Certification: Embarcadero, Prop.65, RoHS2

San Francisco’s Embarcadero Center has earned LEED Gold certification for existing buildings operations and maintenance, for its entire complex of four buildings, totaling 3 million sq ft of office space and 300,000 sq ft of retail. Owner Boston Properties has spent almost $13 million since 2001 on energy and water efficiency improvements, … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: EPA PM Advance, Natl Green Bldg Standard, ISO 14001

The EPA has launched a new voluntary clean air program, PM Advance, to help communities meet soot pollution standards, raise air quality and improve public health. PM Advance will help communities develop strategies for reducing harmful fine particle emissions. Participants will commit to taking specific steps to reduce soot, such as … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: ASHRAE Building Commissioning, Passive House, LEED, ISO 14001

ASHRAE is developing Standard 202P, Commissioning Process for Buildings and Systems, to identify the minimum acceptable commissioning process for buildings and systems as described in ASRHAE’s Guideline 0-2005, The Commissioning Process. The draft is open for public review until Oct. 1, 2012. The proposed standard will benefit the industry by … 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: Carbon Trust, ICC G4-2012, IEC 62716, LEED

Toyota GB is one of only seven businesses in the UK automotive sector to achieve the Carbon Trust Standard after its recent recertification. Toyota has reduced CO2 emissions by more than 10 percent in two years. The recertification assessment included a review of emission sources including power usage, business mileage … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: CarbonFix, R2, ISO 50001, ISO 14001, LEED

The Rainforest Alliance announced that Canadian group CO2 Environment has the first validated CarbonFix project in North America. CO2 Environment projects aim to reforest degraded lands in order to obtain carbon credits. Located in the greater metropolitan area of Montreal, the project covers 270.8 acres and has the potential to … Read more »

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