CSA Group launches new business-ready Environmental Solutions

    TORONTO, Aug. 31 /CNW/ - CSA Group, today officially announces the launch
of its new Environmental Solutions website, a comprehensive online portfolio
of environmental management tools and solutions for organizations throughout
North America. The new website is a user-friendly resource that provides
clients and businesses of all sizes with the tools to help make the
development of their environmental management programs cost-effective and
    "CSA Group's Environmental Solutions is a unique resource outlining a
wide range of environmental management offerings," says Robert M. Griffin,
President and CEO, CSA Group. "The site provides users with easy access to a
variety of environmental standards, products, training and services offerings
and this is the first time CSA Group's environmental management resources have
all been brought together in a single, business-ready format."
    CSA Group is providing strategic support for the commercialization of
emerging, cleaner technologies in the energy, infrastructure and
transportation sectors, as well as leading-edge expertise in climate change
solutions. The website highlights CSA Group's environmental expertise and the
diversity of products and services available from our various divisions
including standards, guidelines, training, advisory services, registries, and
personnel certification from CSA Standards, product testing and product
certification from CSA International, and performance testing and evaluation
services from OnSpeX.
    CSA Standards is a leader in standards development and has been
instrumental in developing international environmental and carbon management
standards. The organization is recognized and respected globally for its
standards facilitation work in environmental and carbon management. On behalf
of the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), CSA Standards holds the Secretariat
for the committee that developed the ISO 14000 environmental management and
ISO 14064 climate change standards. CSA Standards also manages the Canadian
Advisory Committees that provide input to other international environmental
standards activities. CSA Standards' GHG registries: CleanStart(TM), and
CleanProjects(TM) are excellent tools for helping organizations of all sizes
in reducing their carbon footprint, and achieving carbon neutrality.
    CSA International laboratories around the world, test and certify a
number of existing and emerging environmental technologies, such as
photovoltaic (PV) panels, fuel cells, solar domestic hot water heaters and
collectors, low-flow bathroom fixtures, LED home lighting, household
appliances and other similar products designed to help reduce emissions and
water consumption or to conserve energy.
    OnSpeX offers product performance testing and evaluation services for the
consumer product retail market. It brings together the experience, knowledge,
and expertise required to facilitate the efforts of an organization's
sustainability team with sustainable building practices, evaluation of
alternative fuels, logistics evaluations, packaging design, chain of custody
audits, verification and certification of energy management systems.
    "The challenge of environmental management is complex, bringing with it
promising opportunities, as well as difficult choices," Griffin adds.
"Unlocking these opportunities and making the best choices requires new tools,
new skills and new knowledge in today's environmentally sensitive economy."
    Environmental Solutions includes access to the world's first personnel
certification program for climate change professionals, and registration for
ISO's greenhouse gas (GHG) measurement and verification standards. It also
showcases CSA International testing and certification services for
environmental requirements such as Energy Star, WaterSense, Energy Efficiency,
Forest Products, solar energy equipment, and fuel cells.
    For more information on CSA Group Environmental Solutions, visit

    About CSA Group

    CSA Group is an independent, not-for-profit membership association
serving business, industry, government and consumers. CSA Group consists of
three divisions: CSA Standards, a leading standards-based solutions
organization, providing standards development, application products, training
and advisory services; CSA International, which provides testing and
certification services for electrical, mechanical, plumbing, gas and a variety
of other products; and OnSpeX, a provider of consumer product evaluation,
inspection and advisory services for retailers and manufacturers. For more,
visit www.csagroup.org

For further information:

For further information: Anthony Toderian, Manager, Media Relations, CSA
Group, T: (416) 747-2620, E: anthony.toderian@csagroup.org

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