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Winter 2014

ANAB and ANSI Join DoE to Launch National Energy Leadership Initiative

ANAB and ANSI joined the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to implement the Industrial Superior Energy Performance Accelerator.

ISO/CASCO Holds 29th Plenary in Beijing

Last October, 114 delegates representing 37 member bodies and liaison organizations gathered in Beijing, China, for the 29th ISO/CASCO plenary and workshop on conformity assessment.

Energy Efficiency Standardization Roadmap Open for Comment

The ANSI Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative has released for public comment the EESCC Standardization Roadmap V1.0 draft, which outlines 116 action-oriented recommendations to advance energy efficiency in the built environment through standards and conformance activities.

Revised Policy Documents

New revisions of ACLASS and FQS policy documents for all conformity assessments programs are available on the ACLASS and FQS websites.

Update on FQS Desk Audit (RSA) Payment

Don't miss this important information.

Training Opportunities Available

Need training? ACLASS has options. And so does FQS.

ASQ Publishes Discoveries 2013

ASQ's Discoveries 2013 uncovers regional quality trends worldwide and provides benchmark data to help you compare your organization to the current state of quality. Register for free and download the report.

Food Safety News: Accreditation's a Trend for Food Labs

A recent Food Safety News article quotes Keith Greenaway on the value of accreditation for food testing labs.

World Accreditation Day 2014 Announced

World Accreditation Day 2014 will be celebrated on June 9 with a focus on the role accreditation plays in providing confidence in the provision of energy.

DC Forensic Science Lab Earns Accreditation

A recent Food Safety News article quotes Keith Greenaway on the value of accreditation for food testing labs.

APLAC Sponsors RMP Accreditation Workshop

An APLAC workshop on Reference Material Producer Accreditation was held in November in Tokyo.

Accreditation Q&A

What's the difference between a reference standard and a working standard?

NIST Traceability Statements

In many cases, calibration laboratories don't know if NIST traceability exists.

EPA Clarifies Requirements for Energy Star Labs

Are laboratory test reports used for Energy Star certification required to identify the accreditation body that accredited the laboratory?