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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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Environmental Aspects of Sustainable Manufacturing Processes

The ever-increasing cost of resources and the threat of adverse environmental impacts indicate that the time for sustainable manufacturing processes to emerge is now. A proposed new ASTM International standard will help industry adopt more sustainable and environmentally friendly practices by informing manufacturers how they can incorporate sustainability into their daily operations. ...

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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 »

Strategic Standardization

SCC leader John Walter discusses the strategic value of standardization, his organization’s priori... READ MORE »

Architecture and Building Science Education in North America

When the design of a building falls short of expectations and performance suffers as a consequence, ... READ MORE »

ASTM's Technical Information Resource

A researcher investigates a new asphalt additive and tests with a standard from Committee C09 on Con... READ MORE »

Composite Wipe Sampling Following Lead Abatement

Permanently removing all traces of lead-based paint hazards is a crucial element in the rehabilitati... READ MORE »

Fleet Management

Successfully managing a fleet of any kind of vehicle ­— whether they are cars, trucks, boats, air... READ MORE »

Strategic Standards Management for an Academic Audience

Sandards are boring and should just be left to standards developers.... READ MORE »

Break It Down, Build It Up

“It was back in the 1980s,” Richard Wool, Ph.D., recalls. “A lot of waste management sites wer... READ MORE »