Organizations & Programs

A number of international and national organizations, as well as trade and industry associations conduct work that is relevant for improving resource use efficiency and reducing environmental impact of the industrial sector in different countries - either generally or with focus on individual sectors. This section provides a compilation of such organizations and relevant programmes.

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World Wildlfe Fund is one of the world's largest independent conservation organizations and is active in over 100 countries.  WWF's focus has over the years evolved into an ambitious strategy to preserve biodiversity and achieve sustainable development across the globe.  The organization has been working on promoting energy efficiency in different industrial sectors. 
Publishers of a trade journal for cement and lime industries. 
China Glass Industry Information Network (www.glassinfo.com.cn) is a leading professional glass information website jointly sponsored by China National Centre for Quality Supervision & Test, Technological Development Center of Qinhuangdao Glass Industry Research Institute, and Insulating Glass Special Committee of China Architectural Glass and Industrial Glass Association. It cooperates closely with Chinese and foreign ICPs (Internet Contents Provider) to make its information abundant and unique.
The Glass Manufacturing Industry Council (GMIC) consists of glass manufacturing members and associate members such as, suppliers, customers and processors that are vital to the glass industry and university members. The GMIC provides council to their members through its 200 years of experience and gives them access to developing technologies with low risk and the opportunity to maximize profit through efficiency improvements.
Indian ammonia and urea plants operate under a regulatory environment which mandates fertiliser companies to sell urea at a statutory retail price notified by the government. The retail price is much lower than cost of production. Therefore, government calculates cost of production of each urea plant to reimburse the difference in cost of production and retail price. Energy is the major cost element in total cost of production of urea. Therefore, the norm for specific energy consumption for each unit is fixed by the government.
China Architectural and Industrial Glass Association (CAIGA) is the former Flat Glass Sub-association of China Building Materials Industry Association, and was founded by the State Administration for Building Materials Industry in December 1986, and approved by the Ministry of Civil Affairs in May 1992.
The Glass Association of North America (GANA) is comprised of eight Divisions and an Affiliate classification. GANA puts members in regular contact with their peers, customers and suppliers. GANA strives to provide members with premiere educational programs, publications, networking opportunities, meetings and conventions. There are eight divisions and one committee at GANA including building envelope contractors, decorative, energy, flat glass manufacturing, insulating, laminating, mirror and tempering.
Approved by the Ministry of Civil Affairs in November 1988, China Daily-Use Glass Association is a formally established national society serving the glass packaging containers, household glassware, glass equipments, special glass products, heat preservation glasses, craftwork and crystal glass products, artificial gemstones, glass molds, glass-working machinery, fire-resistant material production segments.
The Glass Packaging Institute (GPI) represents the North American glass container industry in Washington, D.C., and across the US. GPI serves its member companies through legislative, public relations, promotional and technical activities.
China Building Materials Industry Association (CBMIA), is governed by the Ministry of Civil Affairs and State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council, and is a nation-wide confederation that represents companies, organization and individuals in building materials industries.

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