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ACLASS (ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board)
Provides accreditation and training to testing and calibration labs, inspection and certification bodies, reference material producers, and proficiency test providers

American High-Performance Buildings Coalition (AHPBC)
Develops and promotes green building codes, standards, rating systems and credits

ANAB (ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board)
Provides accreditation to ISO/IEC 17021 certification bodies

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Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal
Develops and promotes methods of disposal of hazardous waste

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Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA)
Promotes solutions to issues concerning the Camera and Imaging Products industry

Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB)
Promotes and advances climate change related corporate disclosure

Climate Savers Computing Initiative
Promoted smart technologies to reduce energy consumption of computers *Merged with The Green Grid in 2012

Collaborative Labeling and Appliance Standards Program (CLASP)
Promotes energy efficiency standards and labeling worldwide

Connected Lighting Alliance
Promotes the development of open-standard wireless lighting solutions

Consortium for SEP Interoperability (CSEP)
Develops standards for home energy management via wired and wireless devices

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EIS Alliance
Develops and promotes products and services in the areas of energy management systems and smart grid technologies

Electrification Leadership Council
Develops and promotes a comprehensive national model for electric vehicle (EV) deployment

EMerge Alliance
Promotes the rapid adoption of safe, low voltage DC power distribution and use in commercial building interiors

Energy Conservation and Home Network (ECHONET) Consortium
Develops ecologically friendly software and hardware for home communication

EnOcean Alliance
Develops and promotes wireless standards for self-powered wireless monitoring and control systems for sustainable buildings

Supports the development of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)

European Forum for Energy Business Information Exchange (ebIX)
Develops standards for the energy industry (Europe)

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Fibre to the Home (FTTH) Council Europe
Promotes the availability of fiber-based, ultra-high speed access networks to consumers and businesses (Europe)

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Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI)
Promotes technologies for sustainable development through a global partnership of ICT companies

Green Button Alliance
Develops and promotes the Green Button energy standard

Green Grid
Develops standards to measure data center efficiency

Greenhouse Gas Protocol
Develops and promotes the tools to quantify and manage greenhouse gas emissions

Promotes the significant reduction of carbon footprint of ICT devices, platforms and networks

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HDPV Alliance
Develops and promotes lower cost and higher performance Photovoltaic (PV) systems

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Independent Association of Accredited Registers (IAAR)
Promotes accredited management system assessment by acting as a resource for organizations developing management assessment based programs

Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST)
Promotes contamination control in electronics manufacturing and pharmaceutical processes

Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC)
Provides a scientific view on the current state of climate change and its potential environmental and socio-economic consequences

International Carbon Reduction and Offset Alliance (ICROA)
Promotes carbon reduction and offset provider organizations

International Code Council (ICC)
Promotes the adoption of model construction codes

International Energy Agency (IEA)
Develops energy policy advisement for governments

International Maritime Organization (IMO)
Develops regulatory frameworks for the shipping industry

International Standard for Integrated Sustainability (ISIS)
Develops and promotes a sustainability standard for natural resources

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Leonardo Academy
Develops strategies to enhance environmental sustainability

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MESA Standards Alliance
Develops the Modular Energy Storage Architecture standard for use in grid-connected energy storage

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Open Charge Alliance (OCA)
Promotes and provides a forum for the development of the Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP), a standard for uniform communications between Electric Vehicle (EV) charge points and the central management system

OpenADR Alliance
Promotes OpenADR standards throughout the energy industry

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Power Matters Alliance (PMA)
Develops and promotes advanced wireless power to charge devices both at home and remotely

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RF Energy Alliance
Promotes the development of standard specifications for solid-state RF energy

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Small Form Factor Special Interest Group (SFF-SIG)
Develops, promotes, and maintains embedded computer standards for form factors and computer buses

Smart Homes & Buildings Association (SH&BA)
Promotes smart products and services for people at home, in buildings and communities

SunSpec Alliance
Promotes technology innovation and growth in the solar photovoltaic and renewable energy industry through defining and promoting the adoption of open data standards

Sustainability Consortium
Develops transparent methodologies, tools and strategies.

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TALQ Consortium
Develops and promotes a management software interface for Outdoor Lighting Networks

TCO Development
Promotes sustainable IT products

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U-SNAP Alliance
Promotes a low cost, connector standard for linking Home Area Network devices to Smart Meters

Ultra Low Energy (ULE) Alliance
Develops and promotes ultra low energy technology

UPVI Alliance
Develops and promotes a common specification for photovoltaic (PV) modules related to solar energy

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Voluntary Carbon Standard
Promotes standardization, transparency and credibility to the voluntary carbon market

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Wireless Power Consortium (WPC)
Develops and promotes the wireless power standard for interoperability across rechargeable electronic devices

WiSun Alliance
Develops and promotes the adoption of wireless Smart Grid Networks

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
Promotes sustainable development practices and information sharing

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Zero Energy Commercial Buildings Consortium (CBC)
Develops and promotes zero energy performance in new and existing commercial buildings (U.S.)

ZigBee Alliance
Develops and promotes the ZigBee certification

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