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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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A Cleaner Energy Future

A growing population and improving living standards around the world are causing significant increases in energy demand and competition for fossil fuels. These escalating energy requirements are converging with diminishing fuel resources, resulting in a ripple effect throughout our global economy and environment. ...

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Helping Our World Work Better

Before you turned to this page, you probably noticed something different about this issue of SN. In ... READ MORE »

Helping Our Brand Work Better

“Your brand is what people say about you when you’re not in the room,” says Amazon founder, Je... READ MORE »

Nutrition Labels for Products

In today’s competitive marketplace, providing a verified EPD can help your product stand out as mo... READ MORE »

Standards for Sustainable Asphalt Pavement

Three proposed new ASTM International standards will emphasize the importance of using sustainable m... READ MORE »

Combating Corrosion

The evening news may leave many of us feeling war-weary, but one ASTM International technical commit... READ MORE »

Passing the Torch

An oft-quoted maxim says that if you give someone a fish you may feed them for a day, but if you tea... READ MORE »

Welcome to Net-Zero

For most people (and for most homes) the likelihood of going through a whole year spending next to n... READ MORE »

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 »