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In the latest attempt to bring standards to the green building industry, Leonardo Academy, an ANSI-Accredited Standards Developer, has announced a call for applications to develop a sustainability standard for the gaming industry. Being developed under the rules of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the goal of the initiative is to help the gaming industry identify and communicate the sustainability parameters of their products and services and to allow industry purchasers to identify their sustainability preferences when purchasing gaming equipment and services, the organization says. The standard development committee will be charged with developing a comprehensive framework and common set of sustainability metrics that assess environmental, social, and economic performance at all levels of the gaming industry supply and delivery chain and encourage continuous improvement in overall sustainability performance. Key components to be explored in the standard development process include energy use and emission reductions, as well as the procurement and use of more sustainable materials throughout the supply chain. Individuals and organizations along the entire supply and delivery chain for gaming products and services — including suppliers of goods and services to gaming companies and organizations and their operations, end-users, government representatives, consumer groups, environmental organizations, NGOs, labor groups and representatives — and other interested parties that would like to contribute to the Committee work and have an interest in sustainability may apply to help develop the standard. "This voluntary standard, and other voluntary standards that Leonardo Academy is developing through ANSI, will engage the competitive market in driving the development of a green economy and bringing sustainability to new market sectors," says Michael Arny President of Leonardo Academy. Applications for the Standards Committee are available on the Leonardo Academy Web site. For more information, contact Michael Arny at (608) 280-0255.