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  • Environmental Product Declarations

    ASTM International is now a program operator, providing a venue for the development of product category rules and verifying environmental product declarations. Concern for the environment and for our effect on the planet grows day by day, as evidenced by the increasing use of the terms “green” and “sustainability” in everyday language. This concern is not just ...


    By ASTM International

  • NineSigma Declares

    Whether engaging experts from the outside to develop a new energy source or discover a vaccine for AIDS, leaders around the globe acknowledge the need to innovate collaboratively if they are to solve the most critical problems facing business and society today. NineSigma, the leading provider of Open Innovation and collaboration strategies ...


  • The natural capital declaration

    With only days until the long anticipated Rio+20 Summit opens, major financial institutions are firming up their commitments to the Natural Capital Declaration, a commitment to work towards developing a methodology to integrate natural capital considerations into financial products and services. The two most recent ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Oslo Declaration on Sustainable Consumption

    Untitled Document 250 scientists call for a proper place for Sustainable Consumption in the EU's 7th Framework program This week, on behalf ...


  • Concrete Industry Issues Environmental Product Declarations

    The North American Precast Concrete industry has announced the release of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) in three key precast concrete product categories. The EPDs will allow architects, engineers, building owners, and other specifiers to better understand the environmental impacts of precast and prestressed concrete products. The precast concrete industry wide EPDs are now ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Culligan Declares May

    CHICAGO, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/-- Culligan International, a world leader in water treatment, has declared May "Drinking Water Month." This is the fourth year Culligan has sponsored the month-long initiative, which compliments other government and association-sponsored events like the American Water Works Association's Drinking Water Week, May 6–12. "Drinking water helps us ...


    By Culligan Matrix Solutions

  • ASTM To Launch Environmental Product Declaration Program for Sealants

    The Adhesive and Sealant Council is partnering with ASTM International to raise awareness of the development of environmental product declarations for the adhesive industry by educating industry on the value of Type III EPDs and proactively engaging industry in developing product category rules. “There is an increasing trend toward defining how products impact the environment, with groups ...


    By ASTM International

  • Be prepared for the French Environmental Product Declaration (FDES) requirements

    The French National Department of Health and Environment is planning that during 2010 50% of construction products put on the French market have an FDES (Fiche de Déclaration Environnementale et Sanitaire.) The new GaBi-tool FDES-CREATOR now enables you to automatically generate  LCI and LCIA tables in one click, as well as ...


    By thinkstep

  • Environmental Product Declarations for Australian Timber Products to Contribute to Green Star Credits

    The Timber Development Association (TDA) and sustainability expert PE INTERNATIONAL have today commenced a project to develop six Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for Australian timber products. "These EPDs are an exciting step forward for our industry as they will help demonstrate to users the strong environmental credentials of timber and allow it to be compared like-for-like with ...


    By thinkstep

  • EU declares an end to inefficient bulbs

    The European Commission has adopted two ecodesign regulations to improve the energy efficiency of household lamps and of office, street and industrial lighting products. The two regulations lay down energy efficiency requirements which will save close to 80 TWh by 2020 (roughly the electricity consumption of Belgium, or of 23 million European households, or the equivalent of the yearly output of ...

  • The NEXT Generation of Environmental Product Declarations and Whole Building Declarations Unveiled at Greenbuild 2011

    Scientific Certification Systems (SCS), a global third-party certifier of environmental and sustainability claims, announced new developments that support the call for greater environmental transparency in the green building sector. First, SCS announced that it is certifying Type III Environmental Product Declarations ...


    By PRWeb

  • HDR reinforces commitment to health product declaration open standard

    HDR Architecture, Inc. has reinforced its endorsement of the Health Product Declaration (HPD) Open Standard by formally asking manufacturers to document and disclose building product content. In a letter dated June 17, 2013, HDR outlines a series of requirements expected of manufacturers whose products it specifies so that the industry can move forward toward healthier and safer environments. ...


  • UL Environment Clarifies Emerging Environmental Product Declaration Field

    UL Environment, Inc., a business unit of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), today released a White Paper to help educate all stakeholders about Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) and help clarify the role of the EPD Program Operator. The new guidance document – Transparency and the Role of Environmental Product Declarations – accompanies the announcement of newly certified EPDs ...


    By UL Environment

  • U.S. Declares Iceland in Defiance of Global Trade Ban on Whale Products

    Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell issued a formal declaration that Iceland is undermining the effectiveness of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora’s (CITES) and its prohibition on international commercial trade in whale products. Conservation and animal welfare groups commend Jewell’s declaration and urge President Obama to act with ...

  • ThyssenKrupp steel Europe presents environmental product declarations (EPDs)

    ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe is the first manufacturer to document the environmental performance of its products for the building envelope in such a comprehensive way. The Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) cover the company's full range of single-skin elements and sandwich panels for facades, roofs and walls. The company produces the steel construction elements in its Color/Construction ...


    By thinkstep

  • `Tunza` children`s conference makes declaration on biodiversity

    Participants attending the Tunza International Children's Conference on the Environment culminated in a Declaration on Biodiversity presented today to the high-level segment of the Conference of the Parties of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity in Nagoya, Japan. They stressed that as children their action plan to make the habitat of living things a better place would be to plant ...

  • Planet is in critical state, warns science declaration

    Earth has only one decade to pull itself back from various environmental 'tipping points' — points at which the damage becomes irreversible, scientists have said. If it fails to do so, it is likely to witness a series of breakdowns in the systems that sustain people, such as oceans and soil, according to a major meeting on safeguarding the planet's future, the Planet Under Pressure ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • ILO welcomes new declaration on promotion of safer workplaces

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) welcomed the Seoul Declaration on Safety and Health at Work adopted here by some 50 high-level decision makers from around the world as a major new blueprint for constructing a global culture of safety and health at work. Meeting prior to the XVIII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work, the first high-level Safety and Health Summit gathered ...

  • EPA and Texas Declare McGregor Property “Ready for Reuse”

    (Dallas, Texas – October 30, 2006) Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) issued a “ready for reuse” determination for the Naval Weapons Industrial Reserve Plant (NWIRP) in McGregor, Texas. The determination is the first to be issued to a U.S. Navy facility nationally. The “ready for reuse” determination verifies that ...

  • New Volvo trucks to include sustainability declaration

    Truck manufacturer Volvo’s latest range of vehicles will come with a detailed sustainable lifecycle history. The environmental product declaration (EPD) system was introduced by the company in 2001 but has only recently been extended to the newest FE and FL model trucks. The system tracks environmental data from five aspects of a vehicle’s construction and performance, including materials ...

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