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TIA Environmental Symposium to feature Bridgestone presenter.

July 1, 2010

Bob Handlos, VP, Product Development for Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, will be session presenter at TIA Environmental Symposium, to be held September 30-October 2, 2010, at Ocean City Convention Center in Ocean City, MD. During One Team, One Planet: Thinking Green for a Better Tomorrow session on October 2, Handlos will discuss how Bridgestone is taking leadership role in environmental outreach and programs under its One Team, One Planet global initiative. Read More

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AIA Announces Support for national space policy.

July 1, 2010

AIA believes National Space Policy takes steps needed to maintain global leadership in space and ensure continued competitiveness and innovation. In addition to praising emphasis on retaining space professionals and improving their development, AIA also commended policy's desire to improve acquisition through cost estimating enhancements. Other favored aspects included preservation of space environment, increased space situational awareness, and enhanced space protection. Read More

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ASTM Unmanned Air Vehicle Committee to collaborate with FAA.

July 1, 2010

As part of its ongoing work supporting FAA to develop Special Federal Aviation Regulation for small Unmanned Aircraft Systems, ASTM International Committee F38 on Unmanned Air Vehicle Systems is currently working on proposed registration and marking standard. Proposed standard ASTM WK27055 sets up proper paperwork necessary to assure FAA that sUAS has all documentation necessary and submitted to allow FAA to give the operator a permit. Read More

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ANSI Portal to track emerging priorities in standardization.

July 1, 2010

ANSI has created a Top Issues tracking system that will aid ANSI members as they identify and track emerging issues affecting standardization and conformance community, their constituents, and other stakeholders. Portal is organized into 6 main issues, including energy, global supply chain, horizontal considerations, sustainability, technology, and workforce. Each main issue is further broken down into set of sub-issues, and each sub-issue explores specific activities that are related to it. Read More

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WaterSense Program helps save water, electricity, and money.

July 1, 2010

WaterSense partnership program, sponsored by EPA, seeks to protect future of our nation's water supply by promoting efficacious water use via efficient products, homes, and services. Addition of showerheads enables consumers to renovate bathrooms with WaterSense-labeled products. Bathrooms remodeled to include WaterSense-labeled toilet, faucet, and showerhead will conserve water as well as electricity. Read More

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U.S. Stakeholders invited to participate in key ISO activities.

July 1, 2010

Since decreasing supply of fresh water is leading to competition for water resources, an ISO Project Committee has been established to address treated wastewater re-use for irrigation. Another ISO committee has been formed to increase safety while eliminating economic barriers to trade in development of amusement park facilities. Third committee will focus on biogas, the combustible mixture of gases produced by microorganisms when manure and other biological wastes ferment in absence of air. Read More

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Standards cover commingled crops and sustainable floor covering.

July 1, 2010

Voluntary standard ANSI/ASABE S598 JAN 2010 establishes method to determine percentage in load of harvested grains that is likely to be residue from crop previously harvested by same machine. NSF International, an ANSI accredited standards developer, has published NSF/ANSI 332-2010, which establishes consistent approach to evaluation and determination of environmentally preferable and sustainable resilient floor coverings with information that is clear, verifiable, and accurate. Read More

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Proposed Standard covers moisture testing of trona.

July 1, 2010

Proposed standard ASTM WK26298 will present repeatable, precise, and accurate test method for analyzing moisture levels in trona, a fine mineral powder that has proven to be effective at removing acid gases from air emissions. Such analysis is key to diagnosing problems and to preventing incorrect analysis. ASTM WK26298, Test Method for Determination of Free Water in Trona, is being developed by Subcommittee E01.02 on Ores, Concentrates and Related Metallurgical Materials. Read More

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PP Sanitary Sewer Pipe Standards address 2- and 3-wall designs.

July 1, 2010

ASTM International Committee F17 on Plastic Piping Systems has completed development of 2 standards for polypropylene (PP) sanitary sewer pipe that address dual- and triple-wall profile designs. Taken together, ASTM F2736 and ASTM F2764 provide specifiers with opportunity to design entire systems with polypropylene pipe. Because standards collectively cover pipe from 6-60 in., they cover majority of pipe sizes utilized for sanitary sewer connections and trunk lines. Read More

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AEC, Aluminum Association Team Up for Aluminum Week in Chicago.

June 30, 2010

The Aluminum Association and the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) unveiled details for Aluminum Week, which will feature educational and networking programs for aluminum industry professionals. Scheduled for September 20-23, Aluminum Week will feature collocated events such as Aluminum Association Annual Meeting and AEC Extrusion Symposium. Aluminum Anodizers Council (AAC) will also be unveiling their Anodizing Quality Workshop. Read More

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Abstract Submissions being accepted for LabAutomation2011.

June 30, 2010

ALA invites research scientists, engineers, and business leaders to accelerate breakthroughs in laboratory automation strategies and technologies by submitting abstracts for podium and poster presentations for LabAutomation2011 Conference and Exhibition, Jan 29 to Feb 2. Abstract focus areas include detection and separation, micro- and nanotechnologies, high-throughput technologies, informatics, and evolving applications of laboratory automation. Read More

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Recovery Act Funding expands local energy efficiency efforts.

June 30, 2010

U.S. Department of Energy announced that 20 communities have been selected for over $60 million in funding under American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to implement local energy efficiency and renewable energy programs that will reduce energy use by American homes, vehicles, and businesses. Under Secretary of Energy Kristina Johnson said that these projects "will stimulate the economy and create jobs on the main streets of local communities across the nation." Read More

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Operations Management Framework is now publicly available.

June 30, 2010

Previously offered only to APICS members, APICS Operations Management Body of Knowledge Framework is available to public as complimentary resource. It defines scope of operations management profession and provides resource and framework to understand operations management today and in future. Built on 50+ years of operations management knowledge, framework connects knowledge and competencies required to be effective in operations management field to daily work of professionals worldwide. Read More

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AIA Supports Dialogue on defense acquisition initiative.

June 30, 2010

Aerospace and defense industry was briefed on initiatives proposed by Defense Department to achieve cost savings in defense acquisition system while maintaining financially healthy defense industry. In response, industry noted "Secretary Gates and Undersecretary Carter should be congratulated for opening a dialogue to partner with industry to cut costs, improve productivity and achieve efficiencies." It was also said that while some progress has been made, there is more work to be done. Read More

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PMMI calls for nominations for Packaging Hall of Fame Class.

June 30, 2010

According to Maria Ferrante, VP, Education and Workforce Development, PMMI, being inducted into the Packaging Hall of Fame is the top honor a packaging professional can receive in his or her career. Nomination submissions are due by Aug 24, 2010 and should describe how candidate has personally advanced science, technology, and practice of packaging; expanded packaging knowledge and understanding of packaging; and been a remarkable volunteer leader in packaging community. Read More

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Revised ASTM Test Method helps measure antimicrobial activity.

June 30, 2010

Subcommittee E35.15 on Antimicrobial Agents has revised ASTM E2149, Test Method for Determining the Antimicrobial Activity of Immobilized Antimicrobial Agents Under Dynamic Contact Conditions, to provide more reproducible and reliable method consistent with other E35.15 microbiological standards. Subcommittee is currently looking for microbiological laboratories to participate in inter-laboratory testing in study to begin in fall 2010. Read More

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GHG Reporting Requirements issued for 4 emissions sources.

June 30, 2010

US EPA is finalizing requirements under national mandatory greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting program for underground coal mines, industrial wastewater treatment systems, industrial waste landfills, and magnesium production facilities. Data from these sectors will promote GHG emissions understanding and help develop effective policies/programs to reduce them. Source categories data collection will begin January 1, 2011, and first annual reports will be submitted to EPA on March 31, 2012. Read More

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Renovated Building earns EPA ENERGY STAR for efficiency.

June 30, 2010

ASHRAE earned US EPA's ENERGY STAR, national symbol for protecting environment through superior energy efficiency, for its renovated Headquarters in Atlanta. This signifies that building performs in top 25% of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency. According to ASHRAE President Gordon Holness, "renovation gave us the opportunity to demonstrate that existing buildings can be upgraded to provide equal or better than new building performance." Read More

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Global Broadband Numbers show record Q1 2010 gains.

June 30, 2010

Broadband subscription growth increased during first quarter of 2010, supported by healthy DSL growth in every region, fiber rollouts in Asia, and IPTV service offerings. Revealed by Broadband Forum at CommunicAsia press conference in conjunction with research by Point Topic, figures show global broadband lines top 484 million lines. This represents 3.12% growth in quarter and 12.41% in last 12 months to end of Q1 2010. Simultaneously, number of IPTV subscribers grew to 36.3 million. Read More

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Broadband and HomeGrid Forums reach collaboration agreement.

June 30, 2010

HomeGrid Forum, the non-profit trade group promoting United Nations' International Telecommunication Union's G.hn standardization efforts, signed agreement with Broadband Forum to deliver global compliance and interoperability testing program for products using G.hn technology. Broadband Forum will support HomeGrid Forum's validation of G.hn products, their promotion of product conformance and interoperability, and help expedite total time to market for HomeGrid Forum Certified products. Read More