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Archive for July 2013

What Is Sustainable Design?

What is Sustainable Design? Sustainable design, also known as environmental design, environmentally sustainable design, environmentally conscious design and more, is the philosophy of designing physical objects, the built environment, and services to comply with the principles of social, economic and ecological sustainability. Sustainable design is important because by charging those who make products and packaging to use…

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ASTM Revises Resin Identification Code Symbol

ASTM International has made revisions to the resin identification code which is now a triangle around the corresponding number instead of the former chasing arrows. ASTM, known until 2001 as the American Society for Testing and Materials, is an international standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of…

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UMBC Named One of the Most Green Colleges

Here at Vangel we are happy to highlight local institutions for their efforts in sustainability. For the fourth year in a row, The Princeton Review has named UMBC as one of the country’s most environmentally responsible colleges in their annual guide to green colleges. UMBC has a sustainability club which is very active, apparent through…

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