ASTM Green Meeting Standards are now available.
Press Release Summary:
February 24, 2012 - Collection of 8 ASTM standards will provide meeting and event planners and their suppliers with specific guidelines and performance measurements for creating environmentally sustainable events. Approved standards cover evaluation and selection of the following topics as they relate to sustainable meetings, events, trade shows, and conferences: destinations, exhibits, transportation, A/V and production, communication and marketing materials, onsite offices, food and beverage, and venues.
Original Press Release
New Green Meeting Standards Available from ASTM International
Press release date: February 17, 2012
o ASTM E2741 - destinations
o ASTM E2742 - exhibits
o ASTM E2743 - transportation
o ASTM E2745 - audio visual (A/V) and production
o ASTM E2746 - communication and marketing materials
o ASTM E2747 - onsite offices
o ASTM E2773 - food and beverage
o ASTM E2774 - meeting venues A ninth standard on accommodations (ASTM WK22056) is still under development and will be available at a later date. To see more information, including the scopes of the standards, visit www.astm.org/COMMIT/SUBCOMMIT/E6002.htm. "The level of specificity required and accountability of both the planner and supplier that is built into these standards is unprecedented. The standards provide planners and suppliers a path to jointly support more environmentally sustainable meetings," says Tinnish. To purchase ASTM standards, visit www.astm.org and search by the standard designation number, or contact ASTM Customer Relations (phone: 610-832-9585; firstname.lastname@example.org). ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM Committee E60 Next Meeting: April 17-19, 2012, April Committee Week, Phoenix, Ariz.
Technical Contact: Sue Tinnish, Kendall College, Chicago, Ill., Phone: 847-394-9857; email@example.com