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EHS

EHS Software Market a ‘Booming Growth Segment’

The global environment, health and safety software market will exceed $1.4 billion in 2020, up from $932 million in 2016, according to forecast by Verdantix. The market will grow at an 11 percent compound annual growth rate over the next 5 years reflecting economic growth, industry dynamics, and private equity … Read more »

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UL Acquires cr360, Creates Environment, Health, Safety Giant

Underwriters Laboratories has acquired environment, health and safety management and sustainability software company cr360 for an undisclosed price. The new business will be named UL EHS Sustainability. UL, which has been growing its sustainability advisory services, says it acquired cr360 to provide customers with a comprehensive platform and unifying framework … Read more »

UL Environment Launches New Sustainability Advisory Services

UL Environment has redesigned its sustainability advisory offerings, delivered by the UL Environment Advisory Services team. UL’s new sustainability advisory services includes assisting clients with: Providing assurance for corporate-branded sustainability programs (e.g. waste diversion programs, environmental footprint). Promoting the integration of sustainable thinking into new product development processes through staff … Read more »

Siemens, Duke Demonstrate Lower-Cost Smart EV Charging

Siemens Energy Management Division has teamed with Duke Energy to demonstrate the results of an 18-month effort to reduce the cost and expand electric vehicle charging technologies. Held at the Duke Energy Envision Center in Erlanger, Kentucky, and utilizing a Ford Fusion Energi Plug-In Hybrid, Siemens provided the first Underwriters … Read more »

UL Launches Conflict Minerals Platform to Meet Reporting Requirements

UL Launches Conflict Minerals Platform to Meet Reporting Requirements

UL’s Information & Insights division has launched WERCSmart Conflict Minerals Platform to help companies meet conflict minerals reporting requirements. Most corporations struggling to meet the Dodd-Frank Section 1502 reporting requirements still don’t know if their products contain conflict minerals or not, UL says. The opacity of complex global supply chains … Read more »

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Green Endeavor, UL ‘Green’ Industrial Cleaning

UL Environment, a business unit of Underwriters Laboratories, and Green Endeavor Inc., which provides environmentally focused services for industry, have launched a collaboration aimed at reducing the environmental and health-related impacts associated with industrial cleaning. The organizations say the partnership is the first of its kind, focusing solely on “greening” … Read more »

UL Boosts Supply Chain Services

Safety science company Underwriters Laboratories today launched its Information & Insights division, created to meet the growing demands by businesses (and customers they serve) for more sustainably made products — including housewares, beauty supplies, cleaning products and consumer technologies from computers to smart devices — and sustainable supply chains. This … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: UL Counterfeits, Rainwater Collection, Ship Recycling

UL has issued warnings about use of counterfeit UL marks. These include a USB power supply product, Model A1265, marked “Designed by Happy in trauel,” similar to an authorized Apple product; power savers with model numbers CHT-001B, CHT-001C, CHT-001D, CHT-001E, CHTâ??001F, CHT-003B and SDH-001G; and photovoltaic panels with the model number AP-250MK. These products … Read more »

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Bridgestone Plant Receives First-Ever Zero Waste To Landfill Validation

Bridgestone Americas’ Wilson, NC passenger and light truck tire manufacturing plant has achieved Underwriters Laboratories’ (UL) landfill waste diversion claim validation for zero waste to landfill. Zero waste to landfill is the highest claim validation UL gives for landfill waste diversion, which is performed and delivered by UL Environment, a … 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 »