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January 16, 2024

Empowering Greater Sustainability

A sustainable planet is a safer planet.  

At ULSE, our standards are enabling a more sustainable future by accelerating clean energy innovation, improving circularity for products and batteries to keep them out of landfills, and rethinking how existing and future standards can enhance resiliency to a changing climate. 

We are charting the clean energy future, developing standards that support alternative sources of energy that offer power without pollution and protect safety while ensuring continuity of progress.   

  • Wind power 
  • Solar power 
  • Emerging sources of power 
  • Energy storage  

Join Us in Shaping the Sustainability Future 

Affecting impactful change to advance a sustainable future requires collaboration, and collaboration is at the core of standards development. We are actively recruiting for leaders across the sustainability space to participate on our technical committees (TCs), as voting or nonvoting stakeholders, to support our accredited, consensus-based development process

We need subject matter experts in sustainability from every part of the value chain, including manufacturers, supply chain, government, NGOs, and more. Our TCs are formed to ensure a variety of perspectives are represented in a balanced, fair, and transparent manner.  
Representatives from companies like Tesla serve on our TCs for electric vehicles, solar panels, and energy storage. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has contributed to our wind and solar energy standards. The list of participants — large and small — supporting our globally impactful work is constantly growing. 

We are currently recruiting for the following topics: 

How to Get Involved 

Here are a few ways to engage in the standards development process: 

  • Become a TC Member: TC members review incoming proposals to revise standards or develop new ones. They can submit commentary on these proposals and ultimately vote on whether to adopt the changes. TC meetings can be virtual or in person, and occur periodically or on an as-needed basis to discuss and evaluate proposals and other TC business.  
  • Offer Input as a Nonvoting Stakeholder: Nonvoting stakeholders have all of the same roles in terms of reviewing and commenting on proposals as voting members, including access to our virtual collaboration platform; however, they do not vote upon proposals. Government participants are typically nonvoting stakeholders, for example. 
  • Submit a Proposal: Anyone can submit a proposal via CSDS as well as track status, voting outcomes, and view TC rosters as part of our commitment to transparency. Proposals have come from the medical community, concerned parents, nonprofit leaders, and many more. If you have identified a way to solve a problem through standards, please reach out.  

You can help us advance the future of sustainability through standardization. Learn more about how to get involved and apply for TC membership today.