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Sustainability, Efficiency and Green Initiatives

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American Institute for Packaging and the Environment (AMERIPEN)
Promotes environmental packaging issues related to legislation and regulation

American Public Power Association (APPA)
Promotes the interests of community-owned electric utilities and their users (U.S.)

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

BuildingSMART Alliance
Develops and promotes support programs for digital technology in the property industry

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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

Council of European Professional Informatics Societies (CEPIS)
Develops and promotes standards among informatics professionals (Europe)

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Demand Response and Smart Grid Coalition (DRSG)
Promotes the development of smart grid technologies to better manage electricity usage

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

European Union Smart Grid Coordination Group
Developed standards and architecture for implementing Mandate M/490 on smart grid standardization (Europe) *Inactive

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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 Computing Consortium (GCC)
Promotes the development of the green computing industry, conforming to the technological development trend of open source software and open hardware as means to provide users with green, energy-saving products based on Advanced RISC Machine

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

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Health Product Declaration (HPD) Forum
Develops and promotes the HPD Open Standard related to individual building products and materials

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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

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

International Telework Association and Council (ITAC)
Promoted the benefits and expansion of working remotely *Now the Telework Advisory Group for WorldAtWork

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Japan Smart Community Alliance (JSCA)
Promotes the domestic and overseas dissemination of smart community technologies (Japan)

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Leonardo Academy
Develops strategies to enhance environmental sustainability

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Manure Management Consortium
Develops and promotes research on manure management and odor control

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

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National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC)
Promotes the interests of state public service commissions who regulate the utilities that provide essential services (U.S.)

North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC)
Develops and enforces reliability standards for the bulk power system in North America (North America)

NSF International
Promotes public health and safety-related information and certification and develops food and water industry standards

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Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI)
Develops and promotes research in nano- and micro-scale science and engineering

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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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Sustainability Consortium
Develops transparent methodologies, tools and strategies.

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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

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

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

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