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Test Your Knowledge of Green Rules and Regulations

Test Your Knowledge of Green Rules and Regulations.

1. Title 24
2. American National Standards Institute
3. Energy Star
4. GreenGuard
5. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
6. Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive
7. Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive
8. ISO 14000

A. This U.S.-based organization establishes voluntary standards for a wide range of products and services, including guidelines for environmental auditing.

B. International standards for energy efficiency. Products that meet EPA specifications may carry this logo, including appliances, HVAC systems, electronics, lighting, and homes.

C. A system for rating environmentally sustainable buildings and their interiors–both new and existing–as governed by the U.S. Green Building Council.

D. A European Union standard that restricts the use of six hazardous chemicals–lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, and the flame retardants Polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs) and Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)–which have been commonly used in electronics manufacturing.

E. A portion of the California energy code that sets energy efficiency standards for residential and commercial buildings. The standards are updated periodically to reflect changes in technology.

F. Passed in 2003 along with a standard known as RoHS, this European law makes manufacturers responsible for the recycling and reuse of their electronics products.
G. A set of environmental management standards created to help companies minimize their impact the environment. It doesn't pertain to an AV product itself, for instance, but rather the process of creating the product.

H. An independent non-profit organization devoted to ensuring indoor air quality. Products that are certified by this group produce minimal chemical and particle emissions.

Answers: 1, E; 2, A; 3, B; 4, H; 5, C; 6, D; 7, F; 8, G

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