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2021

March 2021: ETV Priorities – 2021 and Beyond (Part 2)

This issue builds on the December 2020 newsletter, highlighting the following priorities: Clean Technology and Green Infrastructure; Waste Minimization, Resource Efficiency and the Circular Economy; Transportation and Green Mobility; and Green Finance and Procurement. Also discussed are the use of Performance Benchmarking and Verification to accelerate eco-Innovation and investment in clean technologies; and how ISO TC 207 is providing a foundation for environmental sustainability and technology innovation.

Featured: Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CMC Research Institutes and the Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre); The World Circular Economy Forum (SITRA); The SiteWise™ tool for evaluating site restoration alternatives (Battelle); The Sustainable Mobility for All Coalition (World Bank); Technical standards for electric vehicle charging stations (Measurement Canada); SAVi Sustainable Asset Valuation (International Institute for Sustainable Development and the MAVA Foundation).

2020

December 2020: Looking forward to 2021

Why ETV is important; How the ISO 14034 standard is helping address environmental challenges; How VerifiGlobal is building market acceptance of innovative technologies by linking technology providers and solution adopters; 12 priorities to consider looking forward to 2021.

Featured: The recently verified ADS StormTech Isolator Row PLUS technology; Battelle and the NSF National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON); 350Solutions and the NRG COSIA Carbon XPrize; CAWT On-site Wastewater Research and Testing Facility; IETU ‘LIFEproETV’ Project. As a new twist, there’s also a holiday crossword puzzle … Please give it a try!


September 2020: ETV and Agriculture

Sector strategies and enabling policies moving towards global sustainability and greater resiliency; Role of Information and communication technology (ICT) in the agricultural/agri-food sector; Strengthening verification capacity and improving market acceptance of ETV as an effective decision support tool.

Featured: Verification of Environmental Technologies for Agricultural Production (VERA); Rokkedahl Energy; JH AGRO A/S; SKOV A/S; European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).


June 2020: COVID- 19 Pandemic Special Issue

Leadership in making a difference; Rethinking the way we do things (and the way things are done); Understanding shared vulnerabilities and drawing upon collective strengths; Quality systems and standards in responding to COVID-19.

Featured: United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO); International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD); Battelle CCDS Critical Care Decontamination System; Ozonator Industries; Stony Brook University; US EPA.


March 2020: World Water- Tech Innovation Summit 2020

Collaborative innovation and clean growth; Watershed management and sustainability; Water efficiency, resource recovery and reuse; Digital integration and system optimization; Accelerating project financing.

Featured: World Water Innovation Fund (WWIF); UK Department for International Trade (UK-DIT), Atkins; Badger Meter; Fracta; Rezatec; Innovyze; US EPA; Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center (MASSTC); Battelle.

2019

December 2019: VerifiGlobal Forum Launch

ISO 14034 and Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs); UN Climate Technology Update; Value of Verification.

Featured: Hydro International Downstream Defender; Good Harbour Laboratories (GHL); TRCA-STEP; 350Solutions; NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE; US EPA; Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center (MASSTC); Battelle; United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); Climate Technology Centre & Network (CTCN).


September 2019: WEFTEC 2019 Special Issue

Stormwater Management; Sensors and Advanced Monitoring; Optimized Adaptive Infrastructure.

Featured: Water Environment Federation Stormwater Institute; US Stormwater Testing and Evaluation for Products and Practices (STEPP) Initiative; National Municipal Stormwater Alliance (NMSA); Stormwater Equipment Manufacturers Association (SWEMA); Good Harbour Laboratories; TRCA-Sustainable Technologies Evaluation; Centre for Advancement of Water and Wastewater Technologies (CAWT); BaySaver; Hydro International; US EPA; The Nature Conservancy (TNC); Battelle; Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center (MASSTC); Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA); World Economic Forum.


June 2019: TechConnect World Innovation

Cleantech Performance Assessment and Verification Workshop; TechConnect Session on ISO 14034; VerifiGlobal Alliance General Assembly; Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs).

Featured: Hydro International Up-Flo® Filter with CPZTM Media; BaySaver BayFilter EMC; US EPA Advanced Septic System Nitrogen Sensor Challenge; Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center (MASSTC); Battelle; Southern Research; Good Harbour Laboratories (GHL); ETA-Danmark.


March 2019: Accelerating commercialization-focused innovation

Framework for sustainable clean technology solutions; Market adoption of innovative, eco-efficient solutions with global market reach; Encouraging clean technology investment; Southern Research Clean DaTa Initiative.

Featured: CleanTech Forum; WEF Stormwater Symposium; ISO/TC 207 Plenary in Berlin; World Water-Tech Innovation Summit; Conserving Biodiversity Conference; Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU); Southern Research; Institute for Ecology of Industrial Areas (IETU).

2018

December 2018: PFAS Health and Environmental Risks

Effective PFAS risk management tools and technologies; Chemical Life Cycle Collaborative Tool (CLiCC); US Strategic Environmental Research & Development Program (SERDP) and Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP); Water resiliency and sustainability; Stormwater technology verification.

Featured: Hydro International First Defense OGS; BaySaver BayFilter EMC; Mid- Atlantic Storm Water Research Center (MASWRC); Boggs Environmental; TRCA-Sustainable Technologies Evaluation; International Erosion Control Association (IECA); City of Toronto; Western Canada Water Environment Association (WCWEA); Water Environment Federation (WEF); US EPA; The Nature Conservancy (TNC); Battelle; Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center (MASSTC); University of California Santa Barbara, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management; US Department of Defense; Centre for Sustainable Design; International Organization for Standardization (ISO); ETA-Danmark; EU ETV Programme.


September 2018: Collaboration on Eco-Innovation

Global Recognition of ETV; ISO Work Item on Green Bonds; Water Quality in Coastal and Freshwater Systems; US EPA Advanced Septic System Nitrogen Sensor Challenge.

Featured: World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD); Institute for Competitiveness & Prosperity; Centre for Sustainable Design; TRCA-Sustainable Technologies Evaluation; ASEM SME Eco-Innovation Center (ASEIC); Institute for Ecology of Industrial Areas (IETU); US EPA; Battelle; Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center (MASSTC); StormCon; Western Canada Water Environment Association (WCWEA); VCS Denmark; CertMark International (CMI); Japan Environmental Management Association for Industry (JEMAI).


June 2018: United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Promoting Sustainable Development and Market Acceptance of Environmentally Sound Technologies; SDG Targets and the Role of ISO 14034; Establishing Effective EST Indicators and Metrics for SDG Targets; Building Trust through Conformity Assessment.

Featured: STI Forum on SDGs; World Trade Organization (WTO); United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO); International Finance Corporation (IFC); UN OFFICE FOR PROJECT SERVICES (UNOPS); Southern Research; Centre for Advancement of Water and Wastewater Technologies (CAWT) Technology Access Centre; Ontario WaterTAP; CertMark International; World Federation of Technical Assessment Organizations (WFTAO); US EPA; The Nature Conservancy (TNC); Battelle; Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center (MASSTC).


March 2018: Promoting market awareness and acceptance of ISO 14034 ETV

Aligning public and private interests to address energy efficiency and climate change mitigation opportunities; Methane capture; Carbon dioxide utilization; Technical Report to guide verifiers on how to apply ISO 14034.

Featured: Southern Research; Institute for Ecology of Industrial Areas (IETU); US Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC); US Environmental Council of States (ECOS); UK Building Research Establishment (BRE); U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E); Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA); International Erosion Control Association (IECA); RESCOLL; ADEME.

2017

December 2017: Collaborative Initiative on Water Resiliency, Adaptation & Sustainability

Configuring appropriate infrastructure solutions; Stormwater management technologies; Sensors and monitoring technologies; US EPA Advanced Septic System Nitrogen Sensor Challenge.

Featured: US EPA; The Nature Conservancy (TNC); Battelle; Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center (MASSTC); Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA); RECOLL; Futuramat; Southern Research; ETA-Danmark; Danish Technological Institute; FORCE Technology.


September 2017: ISO 14034 Verification

ISO 14034 Verification Benefits, Market Drivers, and Process Requirements; Creating value through informed decisions and sustainable results.

Featured: Ziltek RemScan; Ontario Ministry of Environment; Battelle Memorial Institute (Battelle); Centre for Advancement of Water and Wastewater Technologies (CAWT); Good Harbour Laboratories (GHL); Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) Living Cities Campus (LCC); RESCOLL; EuroFins (formerly VTT Expert Services); ETA-Danmark.