Standards and Sustainability



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Replacing Mercury Thermometers

Mercury can be quite the contradictory metal: while its properties make it an ideal substance to measure temperature, it is also toxic. Mercury’s... more
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Environmentally Friendly Meetings Move to Center Stage

Thanks to work by ASTM International Subcommittee E60.02 on Hospitality, a set of ASTM standards now helps define best practices for ensuring that... more
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Engineering Education for Sustainability

Colleges and universities have been infusing sustainability into engineering curricula for more than 10 years. What are some of the drivers and, more... more
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Driving the Sustainable Highway

At first, the idea of a “green” or environmentally friendly highway might seem incongruous. After all, highways and the machines that use them... more
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Growing Market for Green Products Spawns Interest in EPDs and PCRs

There was a time when environmentalism was a fringe issue, confined to a few countries and a limited spectrum of society. However, growing awareness... more
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Sustainability in All Industries

ASTM International Committee E60 on Sustainability develops standards that promote sustainability in construction, hospitality, manufacturing and... more
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At the Intersection of Standards and Sustainability

A sustainable ecosystem is a delicate arrangement of relationships, thriving on intertwined elements like biodiversity, a balanced food chain and the... more
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Break It Down, Build It Up

“It was back in the 1980s,” Richard Wool, Ph.D., recalls. “A lot of waste management sites were running out of space. Barges full of garbage... more
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Welcome to Net-Zero

For most people (and for most homes) the likelihood of going through a whole year spending next to nothing on energy is a goal that seems far out of... more
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