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How were the ASTM standards developed?

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The standards were conceptualized by the Green Meetings Industry Council (GMIC) in discussions with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA). In 2008 the project was brought to the Convention Industry Council in recognition that any sustainability standards created for meetings, conventions, exhibitions and events needed a broad-based approach drawing on expertise from stakeholders in all segments of this complex industry.

The Convention Industry Council partnered with ASTM International, an ANSI-accredited standards development organization (SDO). This partnership paired CIC’s Accepted Practices Exchange (APEX) model for creating consensus based best practices with ASTM’s formal standards development process and its diverse membership base of technical experts, engineers, materials scientists, and sustainability experts.