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Diverse aspects of sustainability and the environment, from soil and rock to water and air, sustainable buildings to renewable energy and environmental risk management to oil spill response, are addressed by ASTM standards. See below for the latest news on ASTM's activities in this area, and explore relevant standards, committee meeting dates and more in the boxes to the left.

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Taking Fossil Fuels to the Next Level

To the average person, the oil and gas industry may appear simple — a matter of literally tapping ... READ MORE »

Tape-Lift Fungal Material Collection

Taking a tape-lift sample is one of the main practices used by indoor environmental quality investig... READ MORE »

Developing Standards Professionals

In forming the group that would become the International Cooperation for Education about Standardiza... READ MORE »

Leveraging Standards in the Energy Resurgence

Marathon Petroleum’s Fred Walas talks about today’s energy developments, sustainability at his c... READ MORE »

AASHTO and ASTM Partner in Transportation Portal

A vehicle moves along an interconnected transportation system. It’s the bridge over the local cree... READ MORE »

Power of Participation

They say knowledge is power. And the marketplace power that comes from knowing what work is under wa... READ MORE »

Environmental Aspects of Sustainable Manufacturing Processes

The ever-increasing cost of resources and the threat of adverse environmental impacts indicate that ... READ MORE »

Vinyl Siding Color and Appearance

Color and appearance are two of the leading qualities that a homeowner looks for when considering vi... READ MORE »

Stormwater Catch Basin Filters

A proposed new ASTM International standard will offer a means to reduce the impact of contaminated s... READ MORE »

Natural Ester Insulating Fluids

Natural esters, also known as vegetable oils, can be used as an alternative to mineral oil as an ins... READ MORE »