Standards & Compliance Briefing: ARoTech Process is NSF Certified, ISO 50001, e-Stewards, LEED, HERS

by | Feb 23, 2012

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APTwater’s ARoTech module used to treat oxidized contaminants in water including nitrate, perchlorate, selenium, and chromium (VI) is now NSF certified. ARoTech water treatment process uses hydrogen-fed biological processes to reduce oxidized contaminants. In addition to the NSF certification, the company’s first full-scale commercial ARoNite plant completed in late 2011, and is now running in conjunction with California Department of Public Health approval testing in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., the company said.

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has received three certifications for its environmental, safety, and management practices. NREL announced that the facility has earned ISO 14001, ISO 9001, and OHSAS 18001. Auditors from NSF International Strategic Registrations accredited the facility, NREL said.

Electronics and universal waste recycling company Universal Recycling Technologies (URT) received three certifications this month at its Dover, New Hampshire and Fort Worth, Texas processing facilities: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and certification to the e-Stewards Standard for Responsible Recycling and Reuse of Electronic Equipment, the company said.

The Tyndall National Institute in Cork City, Ireland, has become the world’s first research institute to achieve ISO 50001 certification. The institute’s energy management audit was conducted by Certification Europe, the company said.

Third-party testing company SGS has released its summary of amendments to the EU WEEE directive to be approved by the Council of Ministers in the next few weeks. SGS outlines the new methods for calculating collection rates, the details of the transition period and the new equipment classification categories, Alternative Energy reports.

IT infrastructure services provider, Internap Network Services has earned LEED certification at its Santa Clara, Calif., data center. Internap also announced the Green Building Initiative’s Green Globe certification at its newly-opened Dallas facility. Last year, the Santa Clara data center was the first U.S. commercial data center to achieve Green Globe certification in June 2011, the company said.

Three Stanley Martin Homes earned scored 57, 58, and 62 on the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) – all below their internally benchmarked score of 65. The Washington, DC-area builder said one of the biggest homes built in past years – at 6,543 finished square foot – earned a score of 62. A standard new home (compliant with 2009 IRC code) is awarded a HERS rating of 80, the company said.

U-Haul Moving and Storage in Milwaukee’s Fifth Ward district has earned LEED Silver for commercial interiors, one of two businesses in the city with this certification. U-Haul retrofitted an existing industrial warehouse from the 1930s. The features of the facility now include lighting with day-lighting controls and occupancy sensors, a high-efficiency HVAC system and low-flow plumbing, the company said.

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