Issues of sustainability frequently map back to large societal structures that are in the purview of governmental policy. The SSDL therefore works with governmental and non-governmental organizations to contribute technical understanding to their activities, as well as to inform the work undertaken in the lab and ensure the directions taken are consistent with real-world constraints and issues.
Members of the SSDL are involved with various standards committees including:
- IEA Task 29 MEXICO Rotor Project
- IEA Task 27 Small Wind Turbine Labels
- IEC/CSA 61400-2 Small Wind Turbine Standards
- IEC TC114 Canadian Tidal Energy Standards Subcomittee