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CSTB's purpose is to serve innovation in building. To do this, it performs four key activities, namely research, expertise, evaluation and dissemination of knowledge, organised to satisfy the challenges of sustainable development in the world of construction. Its field of expertise covers construction products, buildings and their integration into districts and cities. CSTB assessment of innovations provides construction stakeholders with reliable data on component performance levels and durability (processes, materials, elements and equipment) within well-defined areas of application and conditions of use. CSTB supports construction stakeholders by enabling the emergence of innovations, bringing them to market and ensuring their security.
At European level, CSTB acts as a technical assessment organization. It is also an authorized CE marking assessor. CSTB and its subsidiary organizations lead the way in the certification of products and structures. CSTB certification activities and test laboratories are accredited by COFRAC, the French national accreditation body.
The CSTB mission is to gather, develop and share with construction professionals the scientific and technical knowledge crucial for improving the quality and safety of buildings and their environment. Its professional support role is a priority, and the work it does is organized in such a way as to be accessible to all construction industry stakeholders and partners.
CSTB offer a host of services that aids manufacturers in achieving compliance to the European Water Label.
Their chief duties are:
* Speaking for the Commission. This includes providing background briefings for the media as well as on-the-record comment on issues relevant to the Commission.
* Reporting back to the Commission in Brussels on political, economic and social developments.
* Providing information about the European Union across the UK through recognised outlets such as public libraries, business advice centres and education services.
European Environment Agency
Federation of European Ceramic and Sanitaryware- promotes the interests of the ceramic sanitaryware industry at European level. The association was established in Geneva in 1954 and moved to Brussels in 2009. Today it represents six national trade associations and companies of the European Union, Turkey and Switzerland.
NSF-WRc has extensive laboratory facilities providing independent, third-party testing against a range of industry, national and international standards for the assessment of mechanical and hygienic requirements for products designed for the treatment, supply and use of water. NSF-WRc provides services related to UK approvals including WRAS Product Approvals, BS6920, TMV2, TMV3 and BuildCert. NSF-WRc can also carry out both mechanical and materials tests to a variety of European standards and International Standards.
Safe Plumbing - Plumbers Manufacturing International (PMI)
European Energy Network
World Health Organisation (WHO)
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
World Plumbing Council
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