American National Standards Institute

CyrusOne Aurora I and Aurora II Data Centers Awarded Three Green Globes for Environmental Leadership

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 2:00pm

CyrusOne Inc. (NASDAQ: CONE), a premier global REIT, today announced the Green Building Initiative (GBI), following a detailed review process, has awarded the ranking of Three Green Globes for the Companys Chicago Aurora I and Aurora II Data Centers.

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  • CyrusOne Inc. (NASDAQ: CONE), a premier global REIT, today announced the Green Building Initiative (GBI), following a detailed review process, has awarded the ranking of Three Green Globes for the Companys Chicago Aurora I and Aurora II Data Centers.
  • The recognition for both data centers on the Aurora campus demonstrates CyrusOnes commitment to applying the best energy, water, and environmental efficiency practices.
  • Notable achievements from the Three Green Globes recognition include:
    On behalf of our entire Aurora Campus team, CyrusOne is proud to accept this outstanding award from the Green Building Initiative.
  • The awards for both data centers on our Aurora campus highlight our continued commitment to fulfilling our sustainability mission, said Kyle Myers, Senior Director of Environmental Health, Safety & Sustainability at CyrusOne.

Brain Wafers™ Offer Novel Path to Increase Neurotransmitters for Brain and Body Energy

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:38pm

Offering on-the-go energy for brain and body, Brain Wafers have natural ingredients that enhance the body's own production of excitatory neurotransmitters safely increasing mental and physical energy, along with providing mood and memory support.

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  • Offering on-the-go energy for brain and body, Brain Wafers have natural ingredients that enhance the body's own production of excitatory neurotransmitters safely increasing mental and physical energy, along with providing mood and memory support.
  • Neurotransmitters are natural brain chemicals that help transmit nerve impulses to other nerves and organs, often classified as either stimulating or inhibiting.
  • Brain Wafers have natural precursors for aiding the body in creating these neurotransmitters.
  • Nutrients from Brain Wafers are quickly and efficiently absorbed and used, giving a needed energy lift that starts in minutes."

ASC X9 Publishes Guidance for Unsigned Items, Including Remotely Created Checks

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 2:00pm

About the Accredited Standards Committee X9 Inc.
The Accredited Standards Committee X9 Inc. is a non-profit organization accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to develop and maintain national and – through ISO -- international standards for the financial services industry. The subjects of X9's standards include: retail, mobile and business payments; corporate treasury functions; block chain technology; processing of electronic legal orders issued to financial institutions; tracking of financial transactions and instruments; financial transaction messaging (ISO 8583 and 20022); quantum computing; PKI; checks; cloud; data breach notification and more.

Key Points: 
  • The Accredited Standards Committee X9 Inc. ( X9 ) has published Technical Report 52, "Unsigned Items Including Remotely Created Checks (RCC) -- Design and Usage Guide," to assist originators of these preauthorized payment instruments.
  • Remotely created checks and other unsigned items are widely used for legitimate preauthorized transactions, such as credit card or utility payments and bank transfers.
  • An unsigned item is still a check and should follow all check design criteria.
  • However, many of these transactions have not followed check standards and design principles, resulting in significant manual exception processing.

Plumbing Manufacturers International Congratulates California's Adoption of Industry's Lead-Testing Requirement for Certified Drinking Water Devices

Sunday, October 10, 2021 - 5:34pm

Authored by Assemblymember Chris Holden, AB 100 adopts industry standard NSF/ANSI/CAN 61 2020 as the lead-testing requirement for certified endpoint drinking water devices sold in California.

Key Points: 
  • Authored by Assemblymember Chris Holden, AB 100 adopts industry standard NSF/ANSI/CAN 61 2020 as the lead-testing requirement for certified endpoint drinking water devices sold in California.
  • PMI's webpage, How to Purchase a Low-Lead Faucet or Drinking Water Device , helps consumers to identify these compliant products.
  • Stackpole noted that most lead in drinking water comes from lead service lines linking homes and commercial properties to water mains, not from plumbing fixtures and fittings.
  • Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) is the trade association of plumbing product manufacturers that produce more than 90% of the United States plumbing products, represent more than 150 iconic brands, and develop safe, reliable and innovative water-efficient plumbing technologies.

Shawmut Corporation’s Protex™ N95 Particulate Respirator to be Featured in NSC Safety Congress and Expo’s New Product Showcase

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 2:01pm

The National Safety Councils Safety Congress & Expo, the worlds largest annual event for safety leaders, marks the first national trade show for Shawmuts N95 respirator.

Key Points: 
  • The National Safety Councils Safety Congress & Expo, the worlds largest annual event for safety leaders, marks the first national trade show for Shawmuts N95 respirator.
  • Shawmuts N95 particulate respirator is designed with crucial feedback from essential and industrial workers, addressing their need for a comfortable mask they can wear all day that fits and seals properly.
  • We designed our N95 respirator to not only deliver the highest levels of protection, but also the highest levels of comfort.
  • To vote for Shawmuts Protex N95 Particulate Respirator click here .

SwRI Engineers Help Develop Cleaner-Burning Diesel Fuels

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:00pm

Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is helping a client develop a simple post-refinery treatment process that reduces exhaust emissions from diesel engines by overcoming the soot/nitrogen oxides (NOx) reduction trade-off that has plagued engine researchers for decades.

Key Points: 
  • Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is helping a client develop a simple post-refinery treatment process that reduces exhaust emissions from diesel engines by overcoming the soot/nitrogen oxides (NOx) reduction trade-off that has plagued engine researchers for decades.
  • The result is a modified fuel that potentially could replace todays ultra-low sulfur diesel, biodiesel and other renewable diesel fuels.
  • Although engine manufacturers routinely develop cleaner engines for new vehicles, older model vehicles continue to contribute heavily to pollution levels.
  • This new modified fuel could potentially lower exhaust NOx and particulates for both older and newer model diesel engine vehicles.

Technica Zen Now Official Training Partner of The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

Friday, October 1, 2021 - 1:00am

As an Official Training Partner, Technica Zen Now Offers CIPM and CIPP Trainings by the International Association of Privacy Professionals in Japan.

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  • As an Official Training Partner, Technica Zen Now Offers CIPM and CIPP Trainings by the International Association of Privacy Professionals in Japan.
  • HYOGO, Japan , Oct 1, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Technica Zen today announced it is now an Official Training Partner (OTP) of The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community and resource.
  • With this new partnership, Technica Zen will offer key privacy training courses to professionals in their surrounding community.
  • The International Association of Privacy Professionals is the largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community and resource.

ANAB's Reinaldo Figueiredo Appointed to Second-Term as Chair of ISO Committee on Conformity Assessment

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 9:36pm

It functions by developing harmonized and internationally accepted policies on conformity assessment, and liaising with industry sectors and intergovernmental agencies on conformity assessment activities.

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  • It functions by developing harmonized and internationally accepted policies on conformity assessment, and liaising with industry sectors and intergovernmental agencies on conformity assessment activities.
  • As CASCO chair, Mr. Figueiredo's responsibilities include guiding the strategic direction of the committee and achieving the committee's main objectives.
  • For almost three decades, Mr. Figueiredo has dedicated his expertise to a variety of international conformity assessment activities.
  • CASCO develops policy and publishes standards related to conformity assessment; it does not perform conformity assessment activities.

Professional Services Firms to Pilot New Sustainability Certification Program from NSF International

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 1:05pm

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Global public health organization NSF International today announced that Crowe LLP, an accounting, consulting, and technology firm, and the sustainability consulting firms ISOS Group and Brightworks Sustainability, will participate in a pilot program for organizations seeking certification to the American National Standard for sustainability and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices in the professional services sector, NSF/ANSI 391.1: General Sustainability Assessment Criteria for Professional Services. The Nasdaq Stock Market and the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), a not-for-profit electric service provider in Northern California, are also participating in the pilot.

Key Points: 
  • ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Global public health organization NSF International today announced that Crowe LLP , an accounting, consulting, and technology firm, and the sustainability consulting firms ISOS Group and Brightworks Sustainability , will participate in a pilot program for organizations seeking certification to the American National Standard for sustainability and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices in the professional services sector, NSF/ANSI 391.1: General Sustainability Assessment Criteria for Professional Services.
  • "Certification to NSF/ANSI 391.1 will help professional services firms differentiate themselves from competitors by documenting and verifying their sustainable business practices.
  • Salemi said several government agencies and large institutional buyers of professional services are watching the pilot program closely to better understand how the certification program might support their own ESG goals.
  • The pilot program is scheduled to begin in October, but organizers say there is still time for interested professional services firms to participate.

Vinyl Institute Welcomes Christina Xydis as Director of Regulatory & Technical Affairs

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 8:00pm

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --The Vinyl Institute (VI), the U.S. trade association representing manufacturers of vinyl, vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), additives, and modifiers, announced today that Christina Xydis has joined the organization as Director of Regulatory & Technical Affairs.

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  • WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --The Vinyl Institute (VI), the U.S. trade association representing manufacturers of vinyl, vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), additives, and modifiers, announced today that Christina Xydis has joined the organization as Director of Regulatory & Technical Affairs.
  • Xydis has more than 14 years of regulatory and environmental, health & safety (EHS) experience in the nuclear and biosciences industries.
  • Prior to her position with the Vinyl Institute, she worked in a variety of positions for Exelon, a national leading energy provider.
  • The Vinyl Institute (VI), founded in 1982, is a U.S. trade association representing the leading manufacturers of vinyl, vinyl chloride monomer, vinyl additives, and modifiers.