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TechWaste Recycling Earns Responsible Recycler Certification

TechWaste Recycling, an electronics recycler providing electronics recycling, secure data destruction, and IT asset disposition services, has received Responsible Recycling Practices Standard (R2), ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications recognized by the EPA for its Southern California facility. Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI), the governing body of the R2 standard, … 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: Plumbing/Heating Pilot, Substances of Very High Concern

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Standards Council of Canada have launched pilot projects to facilitate the development of joint Canada-US standards to serve public health and safety objectives in the plumbing/heating and electrotechnical sectors. The pilots will focus on emerging product areas where neither standards nor regulations currently … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: FTC Forestry Complaint, Grocery Stewardship, ISO 14001

Environmental group ForestEthics filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, asking the agency to investigate the Sustainable Forestry Initiative under the terms of the FTC Green Guides. ForestEthics says SFI’s claim to be an independent, non-profit public charity is deceptive because the initiative is substantially governed and financed by the … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: ISO 20121 Sustainable Events, Marine HSQEEn, Energy Efficiency Design Index

Events organizer UBM Live has successfully accredited five of its European events with the ISO 20121 Sustainable Event Management standard, audited by SGS. The newly certified events include CPhI Worldwide, Fi Europe, Hi Europe/Ni/NuW, Business4Better UK, and the Protection and Management Series. The office in Amsterdam is fully ISO 20121 certified, too. … 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 »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Green Roofing, Farmed Fish, ISO 50001

Bisol Group’s photovoltaic modules successfully passed tests for ANSI/UL 1703 certification, and now meet the safety and quality regulations for the US and Canadian market. The TÜV Rheinland laboratory in Germany issued the certification after conducting tests for temperature, current leakage and wet insulation-resistance test, intrusive hot spot test, fire test … 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: American Carbon Registry, Commercial Fabric, CHAdeMO, ISO 50001

The Japanese government has released more information about its CHAdeMO EV quick-charging technology standard – for example, the shape of the plug that connects the car to the charger, and how to prevent electrocutions – in order to encourage the adoption of the technology by more automakers. Toyota, Nissan and others … 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 »

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