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Standards & Certification Briefing: Superior Energy Performance, IEC 62474, LEED for Hillshire

Volvo Group‘s New River Valley Plant in Dublin, Va., has received Superior Energy Performance certification. The plant improved its energy performance by 25.8 percent over three years while maintaining its daily truck production levels. The Consumer Electronics Association, DigitalEurope, and the Japanese Green Procurement Survey Standardization Initiative announced that IEC … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Superior Energy Performance, Turbidity, NREL’s LEED

Mack Trucks’ Macungie Cab and Vehicle Assembly operation in Macungie, Penn., has become the first US manufacturing facility to receive platinum-level Superior Energy Performance certification, under the Mature Energy Pathway category, as well as ISO 50001 certification. The Mature category recognizes facilities that achieve aggressive energy improvements over a 10-year period. ASTM … Read more »

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Volvo Plant Achieves Zero Landfill Status

Volvo’s New River Valley (NRV) assembly plant in Dublin, Va., has achieved zero landfill status at its truck manufacturing operations, the company says. According to the automaker, all waste generated by the facility, which manufactures all Volvo trucks sold in North America, is now recycled, composted or converted to electricity. … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: SmartWay, UL Refrigeration, Superior Energy Performance

Three Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems’ truck tire retread products – the G316 AT Fuel Max, the G572 LHD Fuel Max and the G305 ATS Fuel Max – have achieved verification under the EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership program. The EPA guidelines for low rolling resistance require a fuel consumption reduction of at least … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: APP and SVLK, Carbon Capture and Storage, ISO 50001, SEP

Asia Pulp & Paper Group said it has secured SVLK certification for all of its nine mills. SVLK is the Indonesian government’s Wood Legality Verification System. The standard is granted through the National Accreditation Committee (KAN) and monitored by the Forestry Independent Monitoring Network. SVLK certification addresses country-of-origin verification requirements … Read more »