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Press Release

June 22, 2009
Leonardo Academy is now accepting applications for an additional member on the SCS-002 Standards Committee within the Environmentalist Interest Category. Any individual or representative of an organization that is focused on preserving and improving the environment, and is interested in participating in a national dialogue on life-cycle assessment and Type III labeling, is encouraged to submit an application.

The SCS-002 Standards Committee is working to develop a life-cycle assessment framework, calculation algorithms and standardized declaration formats for assessing, quantifying and reporting the environmental performance of materials, products, services and systems. The SCS-002 standard will also include frameworks for four dependent practices: Climate Metrics, Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) and Management, Building Declarations and a National Type III Label. Leonardo Academy, a non-profit organization that works to advance sustainability, is providing facilitation and process support for the standard development initiative, under the rules of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

The current 23-member Committee consists of a skilled, diverse membership representing building owners, operators and developers; product designers and manufacturers; energy providers; telecommunications; architects; environmental consultants; certifiers; industry trade associations; and government representatives. Outreach efforts over the next several months will focus on engaging additional participation in the process from academia and research, environmental NGOs, consumer groups and other interested stakeholders. For more information about the SCS-002 standard development process, visit: http://www.leonardoacademy.org

How to Apply -- To receive an application for the open SCS-002 Standards Committee seat, please contact Amanda Raster at Leonardo Academy (Tel: 608-280-0255, Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). PLEASE NOTE that only applications for the Environmentalist interest category will be considered at this time. Individuals who have previously submitted applications for the Environmentalist interest category but do not currently hold a seat on the Committee will be considered in this round of selections.
Applications should be submitted by 5:00 pm (CST) on Wednesday, July 22, 2009. The new Committee member will be announced on Monday, July 27, 2009.

 

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