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Team New Jersey's Beach House Approaches Sustainable Design from a  

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Team New Jersey's Beach House Approaches Sustainable Design from Team New Jersey's Beach House Approaches Sustainable Design from a Different Angle Team New Jersey's Beach House Approaches Sustainable Design from a Different Angle April 28, 2011 - 4:38pm Addthis Team New Jersey | Photo courtesy of 2011 Solar Decathlon Team New Jersey Team New Jersey | Photo courtesy of 2011 Solar Decathlon Team New Jersey Erin R. Pierce Erin R. Pierce Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? The next Solar Decathlon will be held Sept. 23-Oct. 2, 2011, at the National Mall's West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C. In honor of the U.S Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon -- which challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive -- we are

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Team New Jersey's Beach House Approaches Sustainable Design from a  

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Team New Jersey's Beach House Approaches Sustainable Design from Team New Jersey's Beach House Approaches Sustainable Design from a Different Angle Team New Jersey's Beach House Approaches Sustainable Design from a Different Angle April 28, 2011 - 4:38pm Addthis Team New Jersey | Photo courtesy of 2011 Solar Decathlon Team New Jersey Team New Jersey | Photo courtesy of 2011 Solar Decathlon Team New Jersey Erin R. Pierce Erin R. Pierce Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? The next Solar Decathlon will be held Sept. 23-Oct. 2, 2011, at the National Mall's West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C. In honor of the U.S Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon -- which challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive -- we are

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A combined energetic and economic approach for the sustainable design of geothermal plants  

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Abstract The perspectives of future development of geothermal power plants, mainly of small size for the exploitation of medium–low temperature reservoirs, are discussed and analyzed in the present paper. Even if there is a general interest in new power plants and investments in this sector are recognized, the new installations are reduced; the apparent advantage of null cost of the energy source is negatively balanced by the high drilling and installation costs. A key element for the design of a geothermal plant for medium temperature geothermal source is the definition of the power of the plant (size): this is important in order to define not only the economic plan but also the durability of the reservoir. Considering that it is not possible that the development of geothermal industry could be driven only by an economic perspective, the authors propose a method for joining energetic and economic approaches. The result of the combined energetic and economic analysis is interesting particularly in case of Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) power plants in order to define a suitable and optimal size and to maximize the resource durability. The method is illustrated with reference to some particular case studies, showing that the sustainability of small size geothermal plants will be approached only if the research for more economic solutions will be combined with efforts in direction of efficiency increase.

Alessandro Franco; Maurizio Vaccaro

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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WWU Sustainability Curriculum Design Charrette  

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WWU Sustainability Curriculum Design Charrette Feburary 4, 2009 6-9 PM ­ (VU 462 AB) "What Does Sustainability Literacy look like at WWU"? Hosted by: WWU Sustainability Academy & WWU Sustainability Committee's Subcommittee on Curriculum Dear Colleagues: You are invited to join fellow WWU Sustainability Academy members

Zaferatos, Nicholas C.

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Sustainability Curriculum Models Sustainability Design Charrette Curriculum Workshop  

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Sustainability Curriculum Models Sustainability Design Charrette Curriculum Workshop December 4 student that goes through WWU understands how sustainability is practiced on campus Students leave with a commitment, knowledge, and resources to practice sustainability in work and private life. Content

Zaferatos, Nicholas C.

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Benefits of Sustainable Building Design  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The application of sustainable building design not only helps Federal facilities meet laws and regulations, it also provides them with many other benefits. These benefits include:

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Designing Resilient, Sustainable Systems  

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Although many business enterprises have adopted sustainability goals, the actual development of sustainable systems remains challenging because of the broad range of economic, environmental and social factors that need to be considered across the system life cycle. ... The challenge of boundary definition is evident in a “sustainable mobility” study being conducted by an international group of automotive and energy companies working with the World Business Council for Sustainable Develop ment. ... Recognizing the scientific challenges of integrated system evaluation, the National Science Foundation has initiated a program in biocomplexity, which addresses “the dynamic web of often surprising interrelationships that arise when components of the global ecosystembiological, physical, chemical, and the human dimensioninteract” (43). ...

Joseph Fiksel

2003-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable Building Design Training | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Sustainable Building Design Training Sustainable Building Design Training Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Sustainable Building Design Training Agency/Company /Organization: United States Department of Energy Focus Area: Buildings Resource Type: Training materials Website: www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/program/sustainable_training.html References: Sustainable Building Design Training[1] Logo: Sustainable Building Design Training This training, sponsored by FEMP and other organizations, provides Federal agencies the essential information and skills needed to plan, implement, and manage sustainable buildings and sites. Overview "Sustainable Design Training Opportunities to learn more about sustainable design are available throughout the year. This training, sponsored by FEMP

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Design of Sustainable Supply Chains for Sustainable Cities Anna Nagurney  

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Design of Sustainable Supply Chains for Sustainable Cities Anna Nagurney Isenberg School of sustainable supply chains with a focus on cities that captures the frequency of network link operations, which and frequency costs, and meeting demand. Keywords: sustainable cities, supply chains, sustainability, network

Nagurney, Anna

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School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment Sustainable Product Design  

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. · Validate the sustainable design approach development with case studies of consumer productsSchool of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment Sustainable Product Design Lead: Professor of product lifecycle. To meet such a demand, this research is to develop a novel approach for sustainable

Evans, Paul

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Y-12 Sustainable Design Principles for Building Design and Construction  

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B&W Y-12 is committed to modernizing the Y-12 complex to meet future needs with a sustainable and responsive infrastructure and to integrating sustainability principles and practices into Y-12 work (Y72-001, B&W Y-12 Environmental, Safety and Health Policy). This commitment to sustainability and specifically sustainable design of buildings is also incorporated into Presidential Executive Orders (EO), DOE Orders (DOE O), and goals. Sustainable building design is an approach to design, construct, and operate facilities in an efficient and environmentally sound manner that will produce a healthful, resource-efficient and productive working environment that is inherently protective of the environment. The DOE has established the following 5 Guiding Principles for High Performance Sustainable Building (HPSB), and has issued directives that require Y-12 to incorporate the principles and a number of supporting specific practices and techniques into building design, construction and renovation projects: (1) Employ Integrated Design Principles; (2) Optimize Energy Performance; (3) Protect and Conserve Water; (4) Enhance Indoor Environmental Quality; and (5) Reduce Environmental Impact of Materials. The purpose of this document is to present the required sustainable building principles, practices and techniques, summarize the key drivers for incorporating them into Y-12 projects, and present additional recommendations and resources that can be used to support sustainable buildings to enhance the environmental and economic performance of the Y-12 Complex.

Jackson, J. G.

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable Performance...by Design  

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Sustainable Performance?by Design ESL-HH-10-08-01 Proceedings of the 17th Symposium for Improving Building Systems in Hot and Humid Climates Austin Texas August 24-25, 2010 The Built Environment ? Design Intent & Results ?Building use 40...% of all primary energy worldwide ?Design has a large impact on efficiency considering the 50-80 life cycle of a building. ?Only 50% of surveyed LEED buildings met design expectations. ?LEED 3V addresses this by emphasizing the importance of M...

Bailey, N.

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Sustainable Product Design: Designing for Diversity in Engineering Education  

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1 Sustainable Product Design: Designing for Diversity in Engineering Education Lora Oehlberg, Ryan to address sustainability's triple bottom line, simultaneously addressing financial, environmental". This freshman course included a six-week Mechanical Engineering module entitled "Sustainable Human

Agogino, Alice M.

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Design of Sustainable Supply Chains Sustainable Cities  

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years since the industrial revolution (Burruss (2004)). Anna Nagurney Sustainability #12;Pollution, and natural gas), has risen 30% in the 200 years since the industrial revolution (Burruss (2004)). The average

Nagurney, Anna

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A positive approach to sustainability  

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Sustainability is a complex term that is becoming increasingly used. While extremely important, sustainability is often misused and misunderstood, yielding undesirable effects. Furthermore, many organizations promote the ...

Dossa, Zahir (Zahir A.)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Green Buildings: Construction Design Firms' Implementation of Sustainable Design Standards  

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This paper is written to show the importance of green buildings and therefore the need for sustainable design. The paper describes why a construction design firm must take the steps necessary to properly integrate these sustainable design standards...

Malone, Nathan

2008-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Webinar: Landscape Design for Sustainable Bioenergy Systems  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office will present a live informational webcast on the Landscape Design for Sustainable Bioenergy Systems Funding Opportunity (DE-FOA-0001179) on November 3, 2014, 1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. This FOA seeks interdisciplinary projects that apply landscape design approaches to integrate cellulosic feedstock production into existing agricultural and forestry systems while maintaining or enhancing environmental and socio-economic sustainability including ecosystem services and food, feed, and fiber production. For the purposes of this FOA, cellulosic feedstock production refers to dedicated annual and perennial energy crops, use of agricultural and forestry residues, or a combination of these options.

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Stanford University Sustainable Design & Construction Program  

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March 14, 2014 Y2E2 Building, Room 292E 473 Via Ortega, Stanford, CA 94305 #12;Sustainable DesignStanford University Sustainable Design & Construction Program 2014-2015 Admitted Student Open House for sophisticated structural/construction engineers " Support Design-Build Firms, Design Firms, Construction Firms

Prinz, Friedrich B.

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High-Performance Sustainable Building Design for New Construction...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Sustainable Buildings & Campuses High-Performance Sustainable Building Design for New Construction and Major Renovations High-Performance Sustainable Building Design for New...

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Sustainable Design | Building Energy Codes Program  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Sustainable Design Sustainable Design Session 5 of a seven-part webcast series presented by the Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program to help federal agencies comply with the requirements of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2004. The Sustainable Design webcast provides an overview of sustainable design federal requirements and strategies. Sustainable design principles and practices are well established and can be applied at some level to any project to reduce the environmental impact and operational cost of a building, while increasing occupant satisfaction. The requirements within Executive Order 13423, the Energy Policy Act of 2005, and the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 are driving the federal sector to be leaders in sustainable design. Estimated Length:

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Communicating Sustainability through Design within Retail Environments.  

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??This thesis uses a systematic understanding of sustainability informed by human needs, learning and design theory to explore ways in which small retail environments can… (more)

Hendry, Daniel; Silcox, Lawrence

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Karlskrona manifesto for sustainability design  

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Sustainability is a central concern for our society, and software systems increasingly play a central role in it. As designers of software technology, we cause change and are responsible for the effects of our design choices. We recognize that there is a rapidly increasing awareness of the fundamental need and desire for a more sustainable world, and there is a lot of genuine goodwill. However, this alone will be ineffective unless we come to understand and address our persistent misperceptions. The Karlskrona Manifesto for Sustainability Design aims to initiate a much needed conversation in and beyond the software community by highlighting such perceptions and proposing a set of fundamental principles for sustainability design.

Christoph Becker; Ruzanna Chitchyan; Leticia Duboc; Steve Easterbrook; Martin Mahaux; Birgit Penzenstadler; Guillermo Rodriguez-Navas; Camille Salinesi; Norbert Seyff; Colin Venters; Coral Calero; Sedef Akinli Kocak; Stefanie Betz

2014-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Development Approaches for Sustainable Use of  

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land use and population densities 27 Figure 7: Criteria and results of the assessment of water Regional Development in Rural Africa, Part IV Urs Wiesmann, 2008 (revised edition [19981]) #12; #12;Sustainable Regional Development in Rural Africa Part IV Development Approaches for Sustainable Use of Water

Richner, Heinz

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An Approach to Sustainability that Improves Environmental and...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

An Approach to Sustainability that Improves Environmental and Safety Performance An Approach to Sustainability that Improves Environmental and Safety Performance August 2009...

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Establishing research directions in sustainable building design  

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Establishing research directions in sustainable building design: Koen Steemers The Martin Centre Research Technical Report 5 #12;Final Project Report Establishing research directions in sustainable building design Project ID Code: IT 1.28 Lead Investigator: Dr. Koen Steemers Period: 1st July 2001 to 30th

Watson, Andrew

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Sustainable urban design in China  

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What constitutes sustainable architecture? Clearly, this is a question very much in vogue nowadays, and contemporary responses have been framed for the most part by topics such as new building technologies, energy conservation, ...

Chang, Henry, 1967-

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Exploring Sustainable Design with Reusable Paper Julie Wagner  

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Exploring Sustainable Design with Reusable Paper Julie Wagner In|situ|, INRIA Building 490, Univ for sustainable design with paper: how people really print and how we can take advantage of novel, reusable paper effectively support sustainable design. Author Keywords Sustainability, reusable paper, sustainable design

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Lessons in sustainable design : case study of a school in Chicago  

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This thesis develops an approach to environmentally sustainable design through the hypothetical redesign of the South Loop School in Chicago. Sustainable architecture seeks to reinforce ecological relationships to the ...

Hootman, Heather

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simon Fraser University | Sustainability Communications Designer | August 13, 2014 Sustainability Communications Coordinator  

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Simon Fraser University | Sustainability Communications Designer | August 13, 2014 Sustainability Communications Coordinator JOB DESCRIPTION Position Title: Sustainability Communications Coordinator Position, 2014-March, 2016 (extension possible) Reports to: Director, SFU Sustainability Office Posting Date

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High Performance Sustainable Building Design RM  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The High Performance Sustainable Building Design (HPSBD) Review Module (RM) is a tool that assists the DOE federal project review teams in evaluating the technical sufficiency for projects that may...

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Public Meeting Attendee List: Sustainable Design Standards for...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Public Meeting Attendee List: Sustainable Design Standards for Federal Buildings Public Meeting Attendee List: Sustainable Design Standards for Federal Buildings This document is...

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Life Cycle Approaches to Sustainable Consumption: A Critical Review  

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Life Cycle Approaches to Sustainable Consumption: A Critical Review ... Different study designs and a better integration with consumer research can provide further interesting insights. ... Spain faces the challenge of 80–95% greenhouse gas emissions reduction by 2050 (European Energy Roadmap). ...

Edgar G. Hertwich

2005-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrating ethics into design for sustainable behaviour  

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Consumer behaviour contributes significantly to society's impact on the environment. Through products, designers can shift user behaviour towards more sustainable patterns of consumption, bridging the intention-behaviour gap between values and everyday actions. Design for sustainable behaviour (DfSB) aims to reduce the negative environmental and social impacts of products by moderating users' interaction with them. DfSB strategies have been categorised on an 'axis of influence', which correlates increased product control with a corresponding reduction in user interaction and choice. The process of designing for sustainable behaviour has been modelled within existing literature, yet these models fail to account for, and fully integrate, inherent ethical considerations. This paper presents a design process model with corresponding ethical assessment tools that may better equip designers to influence consumption patterns without compromising users' autonomy and privacy, thus bridging a gap in current knowledge.

Debra Lilley; Garrath T. Wilson

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wastewater Recycle- A Sustainable Approach Towards Desalination  

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Strictly Confidential WASTEWATER RECYCLE ? A SUSTAINABLE APPROACH TOWARDS DESALINATION Presented at Industrial Energy Technology Conference 35th IETC ? 2013 New Orleans May 22, 2013 Arun Mittal Aquatech International Corporation, USA... ? Background ? Wastewater Recycle Drivers ? Technologies for Recycle ? Examples ? Cooling Tower Blowdown Recycle ? Refinery Treated Effluent Recycle ? Petrochemical Effluent Recycle ESL-IE-13-05-07 Proceedings of the Thrity-Fifth Industrial Energy...

Mittal, A.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable Supply Chain Network Design: A Multicriteria Perspective Anna Nagurney  

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Sustainable Supply Chain Network Design: A Multicriteria Perspective Anna Nagurney Department West Hartford, Connecticut 06117 August 2009; revised April 2010 International Journal of Sustainable framework for the design of sustainable supply chain networks. We consider a firm that is engaged

Nagurney, Anna

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Barriers that impact on the implementation of sustainable design  

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page 1 Barriers that impact on the implementation of sustainable design Michelle Hankinson, Amanda of sustainable design and barriers that influence their sustainable design practices. The paper reflects showed that education and experience informs a designer's understanding and values towards sustainable

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Federal Energy Management Program: Business Case for Sustainable Design in  

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Business Case for Business Case for Sustainable Design in Federal Facilities to someone by E-mail Share Federal Energy Management Program: Business Case for Sustainable Design in Federal Facilities on Facebook Tweet about Federal Energy Management Program: Business Case for Sustainable Design in Federal Facilities on Twitter Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: Business Case for Sustainable Design in Federal Facilities on Google Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: Business Case for Sustainable Design in Federal Facilities on Delicious Rank Federal Energy Management Program: Business Case for Sustainable Design in Federal Facilities on Digg Find More places to share Federal Energy Management Program: Business Case for Sustainable Design in Federal Facilities on

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The human factors of sustainable building design: post occupancy evaluation of the Philip Merrill Environmental Center  

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believed that sustainable building design strategies createexperience of a building. For sustainable design, these

Heerwagen, J.; Zagreus, Leah

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Holistic Approach to the Sustainable Workplace of the Future  

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for the sustainable workplace of the future. In his presentation, Mr. Andersen will be focusing on: Buildings and the Environment: Sustainable Development - many new sustainable building are being designed and built with a focus only on their physical... and environment impact as criteria to achieve sustainable development. However, these criteria alone cannot guarantee a good sustainable workplace. Buildings and People: The Integrated Workplace - many new workplace design projects are being designed...

Andersen, S. E.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Co-Designing Sustainable Communities: The Identification and Incorporation of Social Performance Metrics in Native American Sustainable Housing and Renewable Energy System Design  

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systems and sustainable building design and development (inspired sustainable building design and the whole buildinginspired Sustainable Building Design & Energy Analysis 5

Shelby, Ryan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Computer-based LCA Tool for Sustainable Building Design  

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In the last two decades the interest in design sustainable buildings has developed rapidly. Design sustainable building is necessary to achieve a sustainable society. Moreover, recent design projects have become too big and too complicated to depend ... Keywords: Briefing stage, life cycle assessment, modeling, sustainability

Ahmed M. Azmy

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Co-Designing Sustainable Communities: The Identification and Incorporation of Social Performance Metrics in Native American Sustainable Housing and Renewable Energy System Design  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

to engineering design processes for sustainable development.Engagement Processes for Generating Sustainable Developmentprocess of interpreting or adjusting sustainability and sustainable

Shelby, Ryan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Business Case for Sustainable Design in Federal Facilities | Department of  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Business Case for Sustainable Design in Federal Facilities Business Case for Sustainable Design in Federal Facilities Business Case for Sustainable Design in Federal Facilities October 4, 2013 - 4:41pm Addthis The Business Case for Sustainable Design in Federal Facilities provides significant financial evidence from research findings and case studies that sustainable design is a smart business choice. The 20-page brochure and the full document provide data and information indicating that sustainable design does not have to increase first costs and yields economic, social, and environmental benefits to building owners and society. Read the Business Case for Sustainable Design in Federal Facilities brochure. Download the Business Case for Sustainable Design in Federal Facilities full document. Contact For additional information about the Business Case for Sustainable Design

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LANL Sustainable Design Guide - Appendices  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Appendix A: Best Practices, Orders, Regulations, and Laws Appendix B: Climate Charts Appendix C: Green Building Adviser Appendix D: Site-Wide Metering Program at LANL Appendix E: LEED Checklist Appendix F: Building Simulations Appendix G: Sun Path Diagram Appendix H: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Options | Appendix A Best Practices, Orders, Regulations, and Laws All facilities must comply with the Code of Federal Reg- ulations 10CFR434, "Energy Conservation Voluntary Performance Standards for New Buildings; Mandatory for Federal Buildings." This code establishes perfor- mance standards to be used in the design of new fed- eral commercial and multifamily high-rise buildings. Some of the guidelines are relevant to retrofits. 10CFR434 establishes the "base case" for a building,

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Reframing social sustainability reporting: towards an engaged approach  

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Studies, Social Science and Planning, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia 123 Environ Dev Sustain (2013Reframing social sustainability reporting: towards an engaged approach Liam Magee · Andy Scerri+Business Media B.V. 2012 Abstract Existing approaches to sustainability assessment are typically characterized

Padgham, Lin

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High Performance Sustainable Building Design RM  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

High Performance Sustainable High Performance Sustainable Building Design Review Module March 2010 CD-0 O High 0 This Re Les OFFICE OF h Perform CD-1 eview Module ssons learned f F ENVIRON Standard R mance Su Revi Critical D CD-2 M has been pilot from the pilot h NMENTAL Review Plan ustainabl iew Module Decision (CD C March 2010 ted at the SRS have been incor L MANAGE n (SRP) le Buildin e D) Applicabili D-3 SWPF and MO rporated in Rev EMENT ng Design ity CD-4 OX FFF projec view Module n Post Ope cts. eration Standard Review Plan, 2 nd Edition, March 2010 i FOREWORD The Standard Review Plan (SRP) 1 provides a consistent, predictable corporate review framework to ensure that issues and risks that could challenge the success of Office of Environmental Management (EM) projects are identified early and addressed proactively. The

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Sustainable Material Selection of Toxic Chemicals in Design and Manufacturing From Human Health Impact Perspective  

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in material selection processes for sustainable design andselection process for developing a sustainable materialintegrated sustainable material selection process of toxic

Yuan, Chris; Dornfeld, David

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mapping the Life Cycle Analysis and Sustainability Impact of Design for Environment Principles  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Lunar Design and the Autodesk Sustainability Workshop.Quick Reference Guide. Autodesk Sustainability Workshop. ”Quick Reference Guide, Autodesk Sustainability Workshop. ”

Oehlberg, Lora; Bayley, Cindy; Hartman, Cole; Agogino, Alice

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Public Meeting Transcript: Sustainable Design Standards for Federal Buildings  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This transcript is from the public meeting to discuss sustainable design standards for Federal buildings held on July 28, 2010.

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Making Food, Producing Sustainability Many contemporary approaches to environmental  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Making Food, Producing Sustainability Abstract Many contemporary approaches to environmental sustainability focus on the end-consumer. In this panel, we explore lessons from small food producers for future development of HCI as an agency of sustainable ways of being. We argue that attention to the relationship

Parikh, Tapan S.

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A Schematic Method for Sustainable Material Selection of Toxic Chemicals in Design and Manufacturing  

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in the material selection process for sustainable design andfrom the perspectives of sustainable process design andinte- grated sustainable material selection process of toxic

Yuan, Chris Yingchun; David Dornfeld

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable Building Design Revolving Loan Fund | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Sustainable Building Design Revolving Loan Fund Sustainable Building Design Revolving Loan Fund Sustainable Building Design Revolving Loan Fund < Back Eligibility State Government Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Construction Design & Remodeling Other Windows, Doors, & Skylights Ventilation Heating Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Water Heating Maximum Rebate 100% project financing Program Info Start Date 1/8/2010 State Arkansas Program Type State Loan Program Rebate Amount 100% project financing Provider Arkansas Energy Office The Sustainable Building Design Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The Arkansas Energy

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Public Meeting Attendee List: Sustainable Design Standards for Federal Buildings  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This document is an attendee list for the public meeting to discuss sustainable design standards for Federal buildings held on July 28, 2010.

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Sustainable Interrelated Growth: A Phenomenal Approach  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

It is strikingly clear that local contexts are more and more important as providers of rich external economies, shaping the form and sustainability of territorial competitiveness (Camagni 1991; Markusen 1996; ...

Alberto Bramanti; Massimiliano R. Riggi

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Designing for Sustainability: Houston DOW Center LEED Gold  

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materials ? Plastic moving crates in place of cardboard boxes ? Energy Star rated appliances ? Secondary Goals ? Building operating cost savings ? Community outreach Driving Energy Efficiency at Dow Designing for Sustainability Houston Dow Center... capable of housing 1,200 employees ? Energy efficient ? Sustainable ? Good location close to employees ? Cost effective ? Project to be started in 2007 and completed by November 2008 Designing for Sustainability Houston Dow Center Search for a LEED...

McCall, H.; McVey, K.; Rash, A.

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BETO Announces Request for Information on Landscape Design for Sustainable Bioenergy Systems  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) invites public comment on its request for information (RFI) regarding landscape design for sustainable bioenergy systems. The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from bioenergy stakeholders on landscape design approaches that integrate cellulosic bioenergy feedstock production into existing agricultural and forestry systems while maintaining or enhancing environmental and socio-economic sustainability.

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Benefits of Sustainable Building Design | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Benefits of Sustainable Building Design Benefits of Sustainable Building Design Benefits of Sustainable Building Design October 4, 2013 - 4:22pm Addthis Photo of an air-intake structure outside a Federal facility. An air-intake structure outside of this Federal facility lowers energy costs by taking in chilly night air to cool the building's data center. The application of sustainable building design not only helps Federal facilities meet laws and regulations, it also provides them with many other benefits. These benefits include: Lower energy costs Reduction in operating and maintenance costs Increase in productivity of building occupants Improvement health and psychological well-being of building occupants Reduction in pollutants Opportunity to foster a positive public image. Sustainable building design can reduce annual energy costs anywhere from

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Biofuels, Land, and Water: A Systems Approach to Sustainability  

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Biofuels, Land, and Water: A Systems Approach to Sustainability ... This study presents a systems approach to the challenge of biofuel sustainability where environmental liabilities are used as recoverable resources for biomass feedstock production. ... There are suggestions that water quantity and quality impacts are likely to be significant as a result of increased biofuel production, especially when grain-based biofuels are the feedstock of choice (16, 17). ...

Gayathri Gopalakrishnan; M. Cristina Negri; Michael Wang; May Wu; Seth W. Snyder; Lorraine LaFreniere

2009-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

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BIM extension for the sustainability appraisal of conceptual steel design  

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Abstract Contemporary advancements in Information Technology and the efforts from various research initiatives in the AEC industry are showing evidence of progress with the emergence of building information modelling (BIM). BIM presents the opportunity of electronically modelling and managing the vast amount of information embedded in a building project, from its conception to end-of-life. Researchers have been looking at extensions to expand its scope. Sustainability is one such modelling extension that is in need of development. This is becoming pertinent for the structural engineer as recent design criteria have put great emphasis on the sustainability credentials in addition to the traditional criteria of structural integrity, constructability and cost. With the complexity of designs, there are now needs to provide decision support tools to aid in the assessment of the sustainability credentials of design solutions. Such tools would be most beneficial at the conceptual design stage so that sustainability is built into the design solution starting from its inception. The sustainability of buildings is related to life cycle and is measured using indicator-terms such as life cycle costing, ecological footprint and carbon footprint. This paper proposes a modelling framework combining these three indicators in providing sustainability assessments of alternative design solutions based on the economic and environmental sustainability pillars. It employs the principles of feature-based modelling to extract construction-specific information from product models for the purposes of sustainability analysis. A prototype system is implemented using .NET and linked to the BIM enabled software, Revit Structures™. The system appraises alternative design solutions using multi-criteria performance analysis. This work demonstrates that current process and data modelling techniques can be employed to model sustainability related information to inform decisions right from the early stages of structural design. It concludes that the utilized information modelling representations – in the form of a process model, implementation algorithms and object-based instantiations – can capture sustainability related information to inform decisions at the early stages of the structural design process.

Akponanabofa Henry Oti; Walid Tizani

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Design, Performance, and Sustainability of Engineered Covers for Uranium  

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Design, Performance, and Sustainability of Engineered Covers for Design, Performance, and Sustainability of Engineered Covers for Uranium Mill Tailings Design, Performance, and Sustainability of Engineered Covers for Uranium Mill Tailings Proceedings of the Workshop on Long-Term Performance Monitoring of Metals and Radionuclides in the Subsurface: Strategies, Tools, and Case Studies. U.S. Geological Survey. April 21 and 22, 2004, Reston, Virginia. W.J. Waugh Design, Performance, and Sustainability of Engineered Covers for Uranium Mill Tailings More Documents & Publications Monitoring the Performance of an Alternative Cover Using Caisson Lysimeters Monitoring the Performance of an Alternative Landfill Cover at the Monticello, Utah, Uranium Mill Tailings Disposal Site Sustainable Disposal Cell Covers: Legacy Management Practices,

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Next-generation dialyser design using sustainable design methods  

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Life-Cycle Analysis (LCA) is used to understand the holistic flow of energy and materials throughout a product's life. As part of a comprehensive approach to design next-generation dialysers, we performed a LCA of an Optiflux F180NR dialyser. Combining LCA insights with a functional analysis of each product component, we analysed which components could be improved most effectively. Determining that the polycarbonate housing was the optimal area of focus, we used SolidWorks and COSMOSWorks to test, in-silico, the strength of various reduced-weight housing designs. The final design weighed 17% less than the original without a significant loss in strength.

Jacob Hanson; Robert Hitchcock

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Beyond transparency : collective engagement in sustainable design  

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For a timely answer to the question of sustainability, or how to provide for future generations, there needs to be shared accounting of our social and physical resources. Supply chain transparency makes it possible to map ...

Bonanni, Leonardo Amerigo, 1977-

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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http://rcc.its.psu.edu/hpc Computational Simulations in Sustainable Building Design  

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http://rcc.its.psu.edu/hpc Computational Simulations in Sustainable Building Design Dr. Jelena and Nuclear Engineering, Pennsylvania State University Background: Sustainable Building Design Buildings Sustainable building design need to optimize building energy consumption while providing good indoor air

Bjørnstad, Ottar Nordal

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The Sustainable Design Guidelines are the product of the ASU Office of the University Architect with the support and participation of the Sustainable Design Advisory Committee.  

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) is committed to leadership in sustainability education, research, operations, and outreach. With a growingThe Sustainable Design Guidelines are the product of the ASU Office of the University Architect with the support and participation of the Sustainable Design Advisory Committee. ASU Sustainable Design

Zhang, Junshan

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Postdoctoral Scholar position Area: SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FUTURES SCENARIO DESIGN AND APPLICATIONS  

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Fellow in SUSTAINABLE ENERGY Job Description: The Enbridge Centre for Corporate SustainabilityPostdoctoral Scholar position Area: SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FUTURES SCENARIO DESIGN AND APPLICATIONS-doctoral fellow to explore how energy companies engage in planning for sustainable futures. More specifically

de Leon, Alex R.

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Beyond the buildingcentric approach: A vision for an integrated evaluation of sustainable buildings  

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The available sustainable building evaluation systems have produced a new environmental design paradigm. However, there is an increasing need to overcome the buildingcentric approach of these systems, in order to further exploit their innovate potential for sustainable building practices. The paper takes this challenge by developing a cross-scale evaluation approach focusing on the reliability of sustainable building design solutions for the context in which the building is situated. An integrated building-urban evaluation model is proposed based on the urban matrix, which is a conceptualisation of the built environment as a social-ecological system. The model aims at evaluating the sustainability of a building considering it as an active entity contributing to the resilience of the urban matrix. Few holistic performance indicators are used for evaluating such contribution, so expressing the building reliability. The discussion on the efficacy of the model shows that it works as a heuristic tool, supporting the acquisition of a better insight into the complexity which characterises the relationships between the building and the built environment sustainability. Shading new lights on the meaning of sustainable buildings, the model can play a positive role in innovating sustainable building design practices, thus complementing current evaluation systems. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We model an integrated building-urban evaluation approach. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The urban matrix represents the social-ecological functioning of the urban context. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We introduce the concept of reliability to evaluate sustainable buildings. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Holistic indicators express the building reliability. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The evaluation model works as heuristic tool and complements other tools.

Conte, Emilia, E-mail: conte@poliba.it [Dipartimento di Architettura e Urbanistica, Politecnico di Bari, Via Orabona 4, 70125 Bari (Italy); Monno, Valeria, E-mail: vmonno@poliba.it [Dipartimento di Ingegneria delle Acque e Chimica, Politecnico di Bari, Via Orabona 4, 70125 Bari (Italy)

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Sustainable Design Engineering and Science: Selected Challenges and Case Studies  

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that consume more energy, which on balance could have a negative impact on the environment [4]. In industrial higher energy consumption, #12;Sustainable Design Engineering and Science: Selected Challenges and Case to a kg of CO2 saved by changing the design of a refrigerator versus changing the design of a television

Michalek, Jeremy J.

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Miami Students' Solar Decathlon Design Focused on Sustainability |  

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Miami Students' Solar Decathlon Design Focused on Sustainability Miami Students' Solar Decathlon Design Focused on Sustainability Miami Students' Solar Decathlon Design Focused on Sustainability April 4, 2011 - 3:14pm Addthis The Florida International University team | courtesy of the FIU team The Florida International University team | courtesy of the FIU team Erin R. Pierce Erin R. Pierce Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? The next Solar Decathlon will be held Sept. 23-Oct. 2, 2011, at the National Mall's West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C. Join us there! In honor of the Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon -- which challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive -- we are profiling each of the 20 teams participating in the competition. For our

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Miami Students' Solar Decathlon Design Focused on Sustainability |  

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Miami Students' Solar Decathlon Design Focused on Sustainability Miami Students' Solar Decathlon Design Focused on Sustainability Miami Students' Solar Decathlon Design Focused on Sustainability April 4, 2011 - 3:14pm Addthis The Florida International University team | courtesy of the FIU team The Florida International University team | courtesy of the FIU team Erin R. Pierce Erin R. Pierce Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? The next Solar Decathlon will be held Sept. 23-Oct. 2, 2011, at the National Mall's West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C. Join us there! In honor of the Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon -- which challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive -- we are profiling each of the 20 teams participating in the competition. For our

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Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Design in New School Construction |  

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Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Design in New School Construction Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Design in New School Construction Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Design in New School Construction < Back Eligibility Schools Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Solar Lighting Windows, Doors, & Skylights Heating Buying & Making Electricity Water Heating Program Info State Ohio Program Type Energy Standards for Public Buildings Provider Ohio School Facilities Commission The Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSFC) administers funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly for the construction of new schools and renovations of existing schools. In September 2007 the OSFC approved a resolution ([http://www.osfc.ohio.gov/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=%2FhaBakjlxZU%3D&tabi...

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Sustainable lightweight vehicle design: a case study of eco-material selection for body-in-white  

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Sustainable product development when applied to an automotive structure requires a balanced approach towards technological, economic and ecological aspects. Current paper investigates the main input parameters and the different measures for the vehicular structures design for sustainability (DFS) in general and its material selection for sustainable lightweight design in particular. This study proposes a set of metrics for material selection that takes all sustainability aspects into consideration. These metrics include: products' environmental impact, functionality and manufacturability, in addition to the economic and societal factors. The manuscript then proceeds to show the material selection methodology and its limitations.

Ahmad T. Mayyas; Abdelraoof Mayyas; Ala Qattawi; Mohammed A. Omar

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable Design Inspiration at Work | Department of Energy  

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Sustainable Design Inspiration at Work Sustainable Design Inspiration at Work Sustainable Design Inspiration at Work April 5, 2011 - 3:23pm Addthis Erin R. Pierce Erin R. Pierce Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs I recently had the opportunity to get out of my regular work routine in DC to visit picturesque Golden, Colorado. Golden is the site of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory campus-one of ten National Labs across the country. While there I got to learn from scientists, engineers and experts of all kinds about ongoing, innovative renewable energy research projects-from high performance solar cells to utility-scale wind turbines. The Research Support Facility at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Photo by Dennis Schroeder The main attraction of the trip was our tour of the new, U.S Department of

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Sustainability  

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INL Logo Search Sustainability Home About Sustainable INL Electronics Stewardship Energy Efficiency Fleet Management Green Purchasing Recycling Renewable Energy Sustainable...

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The Business Case for Sustainable Design in Federal Facilities  

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F F E D E R A L E N E R G Y M A N A G E M E N T P R O G R A M FEDERAL FACILITIES SUSTAINABLE DESIGN The Business Case for IN U.S. Department of Energy Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Bringing you a prosperous future where energy is clean, abundant, reliable, and affordable The Business Case for SUSTAINABLE DESIGN On the cover: National Institutes of Health, Louis Stokes Laboratories/Building 50, Bethesda, MD Sandia National Laboratories' Process and Environmental Technology Laboratory, Albuquerque, NM Zion National Park Visitors Center, Springdale, UT IN FEDERAL FACILITIES Preface The ethic of good economic and environmental stewardship is well established in the Federal government. ce to the sustainable use of natural resources runs deep. et, as concerns about the environmental and societal

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The Business Case for Sustainable Design in Federal Facilities  

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F F E D E R A L E N E R G Y M A N A G E M E N T P R O G R A M FEDERAL FACILITIES SUSTAINABLE DESIGN The Business Case for IN U.S. Department of Energy Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Bringing you a prosperous future where energy is clean, abundant, reliable, and affordable The Business Case for SUSTAINABLE DESIGN On the cover: National Institutes of Health, Louis Stokes Laboratories/Building 50, Bethesda, MD Sandia National Laboratories' Process and Environmental Technology Laboratory, Albuquerque, NM Zion National Park Visitors Center, Springdale, UT IN FEDERAL FACILITIES Preface The ethic of good economic and environmental stewardship is well established in the Federal government. ce to the sustainable use of natural resources runs deep. et, as concerns about the environmental and societal

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Notice of proposed rulemaking, Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Design  

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proposed rulemaking, Energy Efficiency and Sustainable proposed rulemaking, Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Design Standards for New Federal Buildings, 75 Fed. Reg. 29,933 (May 28, 2010) Notice of proposed rulemaking, Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Design Standards for New Federal Buildings, 75 Fed. Reg. 29,933 (May 28, 2010) Earthjustice respectfully submits the following comments on behalf of Natural Resources Defense Council, the Sierra Club, the D.C. Environmental Network, and Public Citizen. For the benefit of their members and the public, each of these organizations shares a common interest in ensuring that each agency in the Federal government takes prompt action to advance energy efficiency and reduce both its local environmental footprint and its contribution to global warming. Department of Energy ("DOE")

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A combined ANP-delphi approach to evaluate sustainable tourism  

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The evaluation of sustainable tourism strategies promoted by National Parks (NP) related stakeholders is a key concern for NP managers. To help them in their strategic evaluation procedures, in this paper we propose a methodology based on the Analytic Network Process and a Delphi-type judgment-ensuring procedure. The approach aims at involving stakeholders in a participatory and consensus-building process. The methodology was applied to Los Roques NP in Venezuela. The problem included three sustainable tourism strategies defined by the stakeholders: eco-efficient resorts, eco-friendly leisure activities and ecological transportation systems. Representatives of eight stakeholders participated in the methodology. 13 sustainability criteria were selected. Results provide some important insights into the overall philosophy and underlying participants' conception of what sustainable development of Los Roques NP means. This conception is broadly shared by stakeholders as they coincided in the weights of most of the criteria, which were assigned individually through the questionnaire. It is particularly noteworthy that tourists and environmentalists almost fully match in their assessments of criteria but not of the alternatives. Moreover, there is a great agreement in the final assessment. This suggests that the regular contact among the different stakeholders, i.e. tourists with inhabitants, authorities with environmentalists, tour operators with representatives of the ministry, etc. has led to a common understanding of the opportunities and threats for the NP. They all agreed that the procedure enhances participation and transparency and it is a necessary source of information and support for their decisions.

Garcia-Melon, Monica, E-mail: mgarciam@dpi.upv.es [INGENIO (CSIC-UPV), Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Camino de Vera s/n, 46022 Valencia (Spain); Gomez-Navarro, Tomas, E-mail: tgomez@dpi.upv.es [Depto. Proyectos Ingenieria, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Camino de Vera s/n 46022 Valencia (Spain); Acuna-Dutra, Silvia, E-mail: sacuna@unime.edu.ve [Universidad Metropolitana de Caracas, Caracas (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of)

2012-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Public Meeting Transcript: Sustainable Design Standards for Federal Buildings  

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OFFICE OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY PUBLIC MEETING SUSTAINABLE DESIGN STANDARDS FOR FEDERAL BUILDINGS U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20585 Room 8E-089 Wednesday July 28, 2010 Chair: Cyrus Nasseri Department of Energy (FEMP) Facilitator: Jim Raba Department of Energy Executive Court Reporters (301) 565-0064 2 Participants Identified: Mark Ames American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air- Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Margo Appel US Department of Energy (DOE) Todd Apple Dupont Tim Ballo Earthjustice John Barry International Union of Operating Engineers National Training Fund Allen Blakey The Vinyl Institute Nadine Block Sustainable Forestry Initiative

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High-Performance Sustainable Building Design for New Construction and Major  

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Sustainable Buildings & Campuses » Sustainable Buildings & Campuses » High-Performance Sustainable Building Design for New Construction and Major Renovations High-Performance Sustainable Building Design for New Construction and Major Renovations October 4, 2013 - 4:52pm Addthis New construction and major renovations to existing buildings offer Federal agencies opportunities to create sustainable high-performance buildings. High-performance buildings can incorporate energy-efficient designs, sustainable siting and materials, and renewable energy technologies along with other innovative strategies. Also see Guiding Principles for Federal Leadership in High-Performance and Sustainable Buildings. Performance-Based Design Build Typically, architects, engineers, and project managers consider the

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A Sustainable Focus for Laboratory Design, Engineerign, and Operation  

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Sustainable Focus for Laboratory Sustainable Focus for Laboratory Design, Engineering, and Operation Federal Utilities Partnership May 23, 2013 Dale Sartor, P.E., Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (For Beth Shearer, I2SL Board of Directors) AGENDA * Labs 21 and the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I 2 SL) * Recent partnership changes * New initiatives * Energy efficiency opportunities * Laboratories and High-Tech facilities third party financing and DSM programs Laboratories for the 21 st Century (Labs21 ® ) - I 2 SL Partnership * Dedicated to improving the environmental performance of U.S. laboratories * Supporting the mission of Labs21 * Established in 1999, Labs21 program includes - Over 5,000 members of the Labs21 Network * Annual conference and workshops * I

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Modeling of a digital tool to design sustainable buildings Vida Gholipour1, 2  

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1 Eco-Models Modeling of a digital tool to design sustainable buildings Vida Gholipour1, 2 , Jean' to help architects design more sustainable buildings is rapidly expanding. This demand has led to use and so collaborate to optimize the building design. Keywords: Eco-Models: sustainable buildings; design

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Guidelines for sustainable building design: Recommendations from the Presidio of San Francisco energy efficiency design charrette  

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In 1994, the Bay Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers{reg_sign} organized a two-day design charrette for energy-efficient redevelopment of buildings by the National Park Services (NPS) at the Presidio of San Francisco. This event brought together engineers, researchers, architects, government officials, and students in a participatory environment to apply their experience to create guidelines for the sustainable redesign of Presidio buildings. The venue for the charrette was a representative barracks building located at the Main Post of the Presidio. Examination of this building allowed for the development of design recommendations, both for the building and for the remainder of the facilities. The charrette was organized into a committee structure consisting of: steering, measurement and monitoring, modeling, building envelope and historic preservation (architectural), HVAC and controls, lighting, and presentation. Prior to the charrette itself, the modeling and measurement/monitoring committees developed substantial baseline data for the other committees during the charrette. An integrated design approach was initiated through interaction between the committees during the charrette. Later, committee reports were cross-referenced to emphasize whole building design and systems integration.

Brown, K.; Sartor, D.; Greenberg, S. [and others

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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advancing sustainable Interaction Design: two perspectives on material effects design philosophy papers #04 / 2006 ISSN 1448-7136  

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advancing sustainable Interaction Design: two perspectives on material effects Eli Blevis design SUSTAINABLE INTERACTION DESIGN: TWO PERSPECTIVES ON MATERIAL EFFECTS Eli Blevis School of Informatics Indiana) Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2007. The conference paper title is "Sustainable

Blevis, Eli

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Sustainable Design and Renewable Energy Concepts in Practice  

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The energy use of residential and non?residential buildings in the US makes up a full 50% of the total energy use in the country. The Architects role in positively altering this equation has become more and more apparent. A change in the paradigm of how buildings are designed and the integration of renewable energy sources to meet their energy requirements can have tremendous impacts on sustainability energy consumption environment impacts and the potential for climate change.

Lawrence Maxwell; AIA

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EXPLORING DECISION-MAKING METHODS FOR SUSTAINABLE DESIGN IN COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS  

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EXPLORING DECISION-MAKING METHODS FOR SUSTAINABLE DESIGN IN COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS by Paz Arroyo for Sustainable Design in Commercial Buildings Copyright 2014 by Paz Arroyo #12;1 ABSTRACT Exploring Decision-Making Methods for Sustainable Design in Commercial Buildings by Paz Arroyo Doctor

Tommelein, Iris D.

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Hungry 24/7? HCI Design for Sustainable Food Culture Jaz Hee-jeong Choi  

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to explore new approaches to cultivate and support sustainable food culture in urban environments via human, health, and social sustainability in urban environments? This workshop brings together insights across for sustainable food culture. Author Keywords food; sustainability; environment; health; social change; urban

Blevis, Eli

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Introduction and Overall Design Approach Design Methodology Issues.........................................................................................................................................................2  

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1-1 Section 1 Introduction and Overall Design Approach Design Methodology Issues.....................................................................................................................................5 Design Methodology Framework, examine current practices, and produce useful tools for drainage design in the future. Therefore

Pitt, Robert E.

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Campus Sustainability Planetary Health Ecological Design Social and Environmental Enterprise Incuba-tion EcoVillages Sustainable Food Systems Ecoliteracy Solutions Journal Campus Systems Model Energy  

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Villages Sustainable Food Systems Ecoliteracy Solutions Journal Campus Systems Model Energy Conservation, Efficiency1 Campus Sustainability Planetary Health Ecological Design Social and Environmental Enterprise Incuba- tion EcoVillages Sustainable Food Systems Ecoliteracy Solutions Journal Campus Systems Model

Hayden, Nancy J.

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A Reference Process to Design Information Systems for Sustainable Design based on LCA, PSS, Social and  

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A Reference Process to Design Information Systems for Sustainable Design based on LCA, PSS, Social.1007/978-3-642-15479-9_26 #12;the existing productive processes. Life Cycle Assessment, or LCA, is a standard technique [20, 21 and LCA techniques to the social and economic aspects of the production process. The purpose is to offer

Boyer, Edmond

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SUSTAINABLE NEIGHBORHOOD DESIGN CONFERENCE Saturday, November 5, 2011  

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­ 3rd Ward John Carmody, Center for Sustainable Building Research here? Richard Strong, Center for Sustainable Building Research 9 Martin · EcoVillage in North Minneapolis ­ William Weber, Center for Sustainable

Amin, S. Massoud

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Public Meeting Transcript: Sustainable Design Standards for Federal Buildings  

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA OFFICE OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY PUBLIC MEETING SUSTAINABLE DESIGN STANDARDS FOR FEDERAL BUILDINGS U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20585 Room 8E-089 Wednesday July 28, 2010 Chair: Cyrus Nasseri Department of Energy (FEMP) Facilitator: Jim Raba Department of Energy Executive Court Reporters (301) 565-0064 2 Participants Identified: Mark Ames American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air- Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Margo Appel US Department of Energy (DOE) Todd Apple Dupont Tim Ballo Earthjustice John Barry International Union of Operating Engineers National Training Fund Allen Blakey The Vinyl Institute

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Resilience thinking: a renewed system approach for sustainability science  

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Resilience thinking is similar to the objective of sustainability. With a resilience capacity, the system ... social and economic wellbeing which consists of the three sustainability pillars. The advocated strong...

Li Xu; Dora Marinova; Xiumei Guo

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Designing sustainable heavy lift launch vehicle architectures adaptability, lock-in, and system evolution  

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Long term human space exploration depends on the development of a sustainable heavy lift launch vehicle (HLLV). But what exactly is sustainability in the context of launch systems and how can it addressed in the design ...

Silver, Matthew Robin

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable Manufacturing via Multi-Scale, Physics-Based Process Modeling and Manufacturing-Informed Design, April 2013  

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Sustainable Manufacturing via Multi-Scale, Physics-Based Process Modeling and Manufacturing-Informed Design

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MultiCriteria Decision Making for Sustainability-Oriented Chemical Process Design  

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MultiCriteria Decision Making for Sustainability-Oriented Chemical Process Design Xun Jin and Karen), Sustainability, Multi-Objective Programming (MOP), Williams-Otto (WO) process, Multiobjective Evolutionary, sustainability has more than ever been elaborated in a wide variety of contexts, including chemical process

High, Karen

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Whole Building Design Approach | Department of Energy  

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Design Approach Design Approach Whole Building Design Approach October 16, 2013 - 5:17pm Addthis Picture of a Spanish-style building with xeriscape, including palm trees. Camp Pendleton's temporary lodging facility was constructed from 20% recycled materials and will be 100% recyclable upon its distant demolition. The four-story South Mesa Lodge also received one of the U.S. Green Building Council's highest energy efficiency ratings, saving more than 30% percent of water, lighting, and overall utility usage. As defined by the Whole Building Design Guide, the goal of whole building design is to create a successful high-performance building by applying an integrated design and team approach to the project during the planning and programming phases. Whole building design has proven to help:

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Sustainability  

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Opening Plenary Session: Bioenergy Sustainability—Charting the Path toward a Viable Future Jody Endres, Assistant Professor, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois

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Strategic approaches and assessment techniques-Potential for knowledge brokerage towards sustainability  

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The role of science in policy and decision-making has been an issue of intensive debate over the past decade. The concept of knowledge brokerage has been developing in this context contemplating issues of communication, interaction, sharing of knowledge, contribution to common understandings, as well as to effective and efficient action. For environmental and sustainability policy and decision-making the discussion has addressed more the essence of the issue rather than the techniques that can be used to enable knowledge brokerage. This paper aims to contribute to covering this apparent gap in current discussion by selecting and examining empirical cases from Portugal and the United Kingdom that can help to explore how certain environmental and sustainability assessment approaches can contribute, if well applied, to strengthen the science-policy link. The cases show that strategic assessment approaches and techniques have the potential to promote knowledge brokerage, but a conscious effort will be required to design in genuine opportunities to facilitate knowledge exchange and transfer as part of assessment processes.

Sheate, William R., E-mail: w.sheate@imperial.ac.u [Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London, South Kensington, London, SW7 2AZ (United Kingdom); Collingwood Environmental Planning, London (United Kingdom); Partidario, Maria Rosario, E-mail: mrp@civil.ist.utl.p [Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon (Portugal)

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`Big Chief': The Utilisation of Model Building for the Design of Science Education for Sustainable  

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`Big Chief': The Utilisation of Model Building for the Design of Science Education for Sustainable Development Games. Timothy Barker1 Abstract. A model building paradigm was employed to inform the design of a game for Science Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). The intention is that such techniques

Romano, Daniela

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EAR methodology: an approach to Sustainable Urban Water Management D.Granger*, F. Cherqui **, B. Chocat***  

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EAR methodology: an approach to Sustainable Urban Water Management D.Granger*, F. Cherqui **, B ***LGCIE, INSA-Lyon, Université de Lyon, F-69621, France Keywords: sustainable urban water management (SUWM become much more than a simple removal of storm-water and sewage out of the city. Urban water management

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Acoustical standards and criteria documentation of sustainability in hospital design and construction  

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Acoustical standards and criteria documentation of sustainability in hospital design, commentary is offered about design alternatives that aided or inhibited rating success. Standards. "Sound and Vibration Control," ASHRAE Handbook of HVAC Applications, 2007 American Society of Heating

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Design Approaches in Technology-Enhanced Learning  

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Design Approaches in Technology-Enhanced Learning Yishay Mor* and Niall Winters Institute of Education, University of London, UK Design is critical to the successful development of any interactive learning environment (ILE). Moreover, in technology-enhanced learning (TEL) the design process requires

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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DCP is national sustainability leader  

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UF Voices DCP is national sustainability leader Yesterday, Oct. 26, the College of Design, Construc-Orlando. Located in down- town Orlando, the program will bring sustainable design training to urban challenges approaches to sustainability. Another example is the international competition, Solar Decathlon Europe

Pilyugin, Sergei S.

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An overview of construction and demolition waste management in Canada: a lifecycle analysis approach to sustainability  

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The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards are used to assess overall sustainability of construction projects in Canada. The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) is accountable for substi...

Muluken Yeheyis; Kasun Hewage…

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SustainabilityStudies sustainability@uci.edu  

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SustainabilityStudies sustainability@uci.edu Sustainable Business Management Certificate Program in the sustainability field, such as managers, directors, architects, urban planners, landscape architects, designers opportunities and risks while minimizing potential liability. extension.uci.edu/sustainability Sustainable

Rose, Michael R.

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Designing for sustainability with CO2-tunable solvents.  

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??Developing greener, more efficient, and less energy-intensive processes will lead the chemical industry into a more sustainable future. Gas-expanded liquids (GXLs) form a unique class… (more)

Ford, Jackson Walker

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A landscape approach to sustainable forest management and habitat quality modelling  

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A landscape approach to sustainable forest management and habitat quality modelling Luque, S.(1) (1.luque@cemagref.fr ABSTRACT This work provides views and examples on how the holistic approach of landscape ecology can to be met by forest landscape managers. This is particular challenging nowadays because of the increasing

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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ME290H Spring 2013 GREEN PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT: DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABILITY  

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1 ME290H Spring 2013 GREEN PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT: DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABILITY Syllabus GENERAL, developing a product specification, sketching and building product prototypes, and interacting in the "green" product development process. The course will receive credit towards the new Engineering

Agogino, Alice M.

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Sustainable Transportation Design In the United States: Background, Current Initiatives and Optimization  

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the unsustainable nature of transportation projects. Some of these include sustainable rating systems similar to the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system for buildings developed by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). Most...

Schroer, Anne

2010-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Beyond pastoralism : through community gardens to a model of sustainable design and a metaphor of integration  

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This thesis demonstrates the necessity of looking at cities as a component part of "nature." It seeks a common denominator for sustainable design in three simplified principles and outlines a method for evaluating the built ...

Seitz, John M. (John Martin)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chapter 17 - Sustainability Analysis  

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Abstract Sustainability analysis plays a key strategic role in industry, and most chemical companies consider nowadays that sustainability is a strategic business success factor, realizing that what is good for the environment and society can be also good for the financial performance of the company. This chapter provides an overview of the available methods that can translate sustainability requirements into working targets. The most used interpretation of sustainable development is the three pillars dividing sustainability into economic growth, ecological balance, and social progress. Although there is no universal approach, there are several methods that can be used in the move towards a more sustainable development and design of chemical products and processes. In this context, several valuable tools are presented: the life cycle assessment, eco-costs value ratio, eco-efficiency analysis, socio-eco-efficiency analysis, and the \\{AIChE\\} sustainability index. The last section presents a procedure for incorporating sustainability metrics in a process design project.

Alexandre C. Dimian; Costin S. Bildea; Anton A. Kiss

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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University of Leeds Sustainable buildings design, construction and refurbishment  

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' and supports the University's Sustainability Strategy aspirations Increase energy efficiency and reduce carbon maintenance and energy efficiency Control both the quantity and quality of surface water as close to its and plastics). A high level of metering and monitoring highlights opportunities to reduce energy and water

Haase, Markus

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Sustained Spheromak Physics Experiment (SSPX): design and physics results  

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The Sustained Spheromak Physics Experiment (SSPX) was a high-temperature (Te up to 0.5 keV) spheromak formed by coaxial helicity injection (CHI) and with plasma duration of a few milliseconds following the high-current formation stage. Clean walls and low impurity operation were obtained by a combination of baking, discharge cleaning and titanium deposition on the walls, allowing the generation of high-quality plasmas. Resistive-magnetohydrodynamic simulations, benchmarked to the experiment, were used to elucidate the physics. The detailed characteristics of the n = 1 toroidal mode associated with CHI were determined as was the physics of the nonlinear current drive and magnetic reconnection that formed and sustained the spheromak. If the helicity injection rate was reduced following formation the plasma became relatively quiescent and magnetic surfaces formed. The measured thermal diffusivity in the core was as low as ~1 m2 s?1. However, reconnection events during buildup or sustainment of the plasma current by CHI were found to open magnetic surfaces throughout the plasma allowing rapid energy loss to the walls. As a result, experiments and simulations in SSPX found no path to simultaneous sustainment by CHI and good energy confinement. Additional physics results are also presented in this review.

E B Hooper; R H Bulmer; B I Cohen; D N Hill; C T Holcomb; B Hudson; H S McLean; L D Pearlstein; C A Romero-Talamás; C R Sovinec; B W Stallard; R D Wood; S Woodruff

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable, efficient approaches to renewable platform chemicals and polymers.  

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??Environmental concerns have led to an increased demand for renewable materials in recent years. Efficient approaches, like metal-free organocatalysis, olefin metathesis and thiol-ene coupling, offer… (more)

Mutlu, Hatice

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable Building Basics | Department of Energy  

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Sustainable Sustainable Building Basics Sustainable Building Basics October 4, 2013 - 4:21pm Addthis Image of the side of a sustainable building Sustainable building design results in energy savings and environment stewardship. Sustainable building design and operation strategies demonstrate a commitment to energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. These approaches result in an optimal balance of energy, cost, environmental, and societal benefits, while still meeting the mission of a Federal agency and the function of the facility or infrastructure. For buildings and facilities, responsible resource management and the assessment of operational impacts encompass the principles of sustainability. Sustainable development aims to meet the needs of the present without compromising future needs.

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LANL Sustainable Design Guide - Appendices | Department of Energy  

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ustainableguideappendices.pdf More Documents & Publications Chapter 4: The Building Architectural Design Chapter 2: Whole-Buildling Design Chapter 5: Lighting, HVAC, and Plumbing...

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Science for sustainable fisheries management: An interdisciplinary approach  

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One of the greatest weaknesses of the current research system is that it remains fragmented, introspective and lacking in creative connectivity, both between the participating disciplines and with wider sources of knowledge and expertise. It has been apparent for many years that the future for policy related research in fisheries and the marine environment lies in an interdisciplinary approach incorporating the natural, economic and social sciences. This will be central to broadening the objectives of policy to include such diverse notions as ecosystem integrity, economic viability and social equity, and to develop effective approaches to integrated management and marine spatial planning. But why are truly interdisciplinary perspectives still slow to develop, and how can such an approach to knowledge production be enabled and realised? In this paper we review the case for interdisciplinary research and call for renewed and deliberate efforts to build capacity for interdisciplinary working within research projects, programmes and institutions.

Jeremy Phillipson; David Symes

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Designing Sustainable Wastewater Systems: Generating Design Alternatives Chamberlain, B., Zarei, A., Taheri, H., Poole, D., Carenini, G. and berg, G.  

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alternative wastewater treatment systems, and 3) a preference-elicitation method for guiding decision of a rural wastewater system for use in developing regions. Figure 1 depicts a simplified version of oneDesigning Sustainable Wastewater Systems: Generating Design Alternatives Chamberlain, B., Zarei, A

Carenini, Giuseppe

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GENE_ARCH: an evolution-based generative design system for sustainable architecture  

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GENE_ARCH is an evolution-based Generative Design System that uses adaptation to shape energy-efficient and sustainable architectural solutions. The system applies goal-oriented design, combining a Genetic Algorithm (GA) as the search engine, with DOE2.1E ...

Luisa Caldas

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TOP-DOWN/BOTTOM-UP APPROACH FOR DEVELOPING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT INDICATORS FOR MINING  

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: APPLICATION TO THE ARLIT URANIUM MINES (NIGER) A. Chamareta)b) , M. O'Connor a) and G. Récoché b) a, undertaken at the Arlit uranium mines in Niger. Our objective was to define indicators that are understood1 TOP-DOWN/BOTTOM-UP APPROACH FOR DEVELOPING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT INDICATORS FOR MINING

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Reducing the operational energy demand in buildings using building information modeling tools and sustainability approaches  

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Abstract A sustainable building is constructed of materials that could decrease environmental impacts, such as energy usage, during the lifecycle of the building. Building Information Modeling (BIM) has been identified as an effective tool for building performance analysis virtually in the design stage. The main aims of this study were to assess various combinations of materials using BIM and identify alternative, sustainable solutions to reduce operational energy consumption. The amount of energy consumed by a double story bungalow house in Johor, Malaysia, and assessments of alternative material configurations to determine the best energy performance were evaluated by using Revit Architecture 2012 and Autodesk Ecotect Analysis software to show which of the materials helped in reducing the operational energy use of the building to the greatest extent throughout its annual life cycle. At the end, some alternative, sustainable designs in terms of energy savings have been suggested.

Mojtaba Valinejad Shoubi; Masoud Valinejad Shoubi; Ashutosh Bagchi; Azin Shakiba Barough

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable Building Basics  

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Sustainable building design and operation strategies demonstrate a commitment to energy efficiency, and environmental stewardship. These approaches result in an optimal balance of energy, cost, environmental, and societal benefits, while still meeting the mission of a Federal agency and the function of the facility or infrastructure. For buildings and facilities, responsible resource management and the assessment of operational impacts encompass the principles of sustainability. Sustainable development aims to meet the needs of the present without compromising future needs.

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Team New Jersey's Beach House Approaches Sustainable Design from...  

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together how the whole process pans out," said NJIT student and Project Architecture, Jordan Tait. New Jersey is the first team in the Solar Decathlon competition to use pre-cast...

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Front Matter for The Business Case for Sustainable Design in Federal Facilities  

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E N E R G Y M A N A G E M E N T P R O G R A M FEDERAL FACILITIES SUSTAINABLE DESIGN The Business Case for IN U.S. Department of Energy Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Bringing you a prosperous future where energy is clean, abundant, reliable, and affordable RESOURCE DOCUMENT The Business Case for SUSTAINABLE DESIGN On the cover: National Institutes of Health, Louis Stokes Laboratories/Building 50, Bethesda, MD Sandia National Laboratories' Process and Environmental Technology Laboratory, Albuquerque, NM Zion National Park Visitors Center, Springdale, UT IN FEDERAL FACILITIES We at the Department of Energy believe there can be a sound business case for the use of sustainable design options, and we encourage all Federal agencies to incorporate these options whenever possible.

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Front Matter for The Business Case for Sustainable Design in Federal Facilities  

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E N E R G Y M A N A G E M E N T P R O G R A M FEDERAL FACILITIES SUSTAINABLE DESIGN The Business Case for IN U.S. Department of Energy Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Bringing you a prosperous future where energy is clean, abundant, reliable, and affordable RESOURCE DOCUMENT The Business Case for SUSTAINABLE DESIGN On the cover: National Institutes of Health, Louis Stokes Laboratories/Building 50, Bethesda, MD Sandia National Laboratories' Process and Environmental Technology Laboratory, Albuquerque, NM Zion National Park Visitors Center, Springdale, UT IN FEDERAL FACILITIES We at the Department of Energy believe there can be a sound business case for the use of sustainable design options, and we encourage all Federal agencies to incorporate these options whenever possible.

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Designing Wireless Sensor Networks as a Shared Resource for Sustainable Development  

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Resource for Sustainable Development Nithya Ramanathannet- works for sustainable development 2 remains largelyleveraged for sustainable development applications. Many

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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UMassAmherst Sustainable Design at UMass Amherst  

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and Engagement UMass Amherst Facilities Planning UMass Amherst Campus Planning Western Massachusetts American ­ New Laboratory Science Building Exterior Facade Design for Maximum Daylighting and Solar Power construction on state property within the University of Massachusetts Amherst · Plan and develop campus

Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

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Federal Energy Management Program: Sustainable Building Basics  

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Basics Basics Image of the side of a sustainable building Sustainable building design results in energy savings and environment stewardship. Sustainable building design and operation strategies demonstrate a commitment to energy efficiency, and environmental stewardship. These approaches result in an optimal balance of energy, cost, environmental, and societal benefits, while still meeting the mission of a Federal agency and the function of the facility or infrastructure. For buildings and facilities, responsible resource management and the assessment of operational impacts encompass the principles of sustainability. Sustainable development aims to meet the needs of the present without compromising future needs. Learn more about the: Benefits of sustainable building design

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ENERGY FOR SUSTAINABILITY: HIGHLY COMPLIANT FLOATING OFFSHORE WIND TURBINES: FEASIBILITY ASSESSMENT THROUGH THEORY, SIMULATION AND DESIGN  

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A-1 ENERGY FOR SUSTAINABILITY: HIGHLY COMPLIANT FLOATING OFFSHORE WIND TURBINES: FEASIBILITY ASSESSMENT THROUGH THEORY, SIMULATION AND DESIGN Hundreds of wind turbines have been installed in the oceans surrounding Europe, and plans are in place for offshore developments in the US. Locating these wind turbines

Sweetman, Bert

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Opportunities for Sustainable Design and Operation of Clean Spaces: A Case Study on Minienvironment System Performance  

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opportunities in efficient energy end-use and wise allocation of resources associated with processesLBNL-56312 Opportunities for Sustainable Design and Operation of Clean Spaces: A Case Study on Minienvironment System Performance Tengfang Xu 1. Background In order to identify and pursue energy efficiency

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Project Information Form Project Title Design and Analysis of Feebate Policies for Sustainable ZEV and Other  

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(s) and Amounts Provided (by each agency or organization) US DOT $36,442 Total Project Cost $36,442 Agency IDProject Information Form Project Title Design and Analysis of Feebate Policies for Sustainable ZEV of Research Project Zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) are expected to play a critical role in decarbonizing light

California at Davis, University of

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Merrill Hall is a showcase for sustainable urban design. After fire destroyed the original building  

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energy use · Use available sun and wind for light, ventilation, power, and heat · Demonstrate "good wood were installed on the roof with support from Seattle City Light. These panels supply enough energy a Silver LEED rating for its sustainable features. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

Hochberg, Michael

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ANDREW J. GUSWA Director, Center for the Environment, Ecological Design, and Sustainability  

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to make manifest his commitment to the environment through continually acquiring engineeringANDREW J. GUSWA Director, Center for the Environment, Ecological Design, and Sustainability Professor, Picker Engineering Program Smith College 413.585.7019 http://www.science.smith.edu/~aguswa aguswa

Guswa, Andrew J.

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A Three-level Sustainable and Resilient Supply Chain Network Design under Disruption  

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Out of three pillars of sustainability namely ecological,described three pillars of sustainability, namely economy,

Mari, Sonia Irshad; Lee, Young Hae; Memon, Muhammad Saad

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Designing for Sustainability in the Built Environment University of Massachusetts Amherst Thursdays, 3:30 -5:00 PM  

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Designing for Sustainability in the Built Environment University of Massachusetts Amherst Thursdays Daylighting and Solar Power Generation Samir Srouji, Wilson Architects, Chris Schaffner, The Green Engineers discussion features facilities planning/design professionals and a University of Massachusetts Amherst

Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

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Cutting Fluid Selection for Sustainable Design for Manufacturing: An Integrated Theory  

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Abstract Cutting fluids and its selection are very essential in manufacturing system. In order to get more sustainable yield, not only the economic and technical factors, but also the ecological factors for sustainable design for manufacturing. The aim of this research to select the optimum cutting fluid that minimizes the environmental impact (E), cost(C) and maximizing the quality (Q). In this model, criteria weights are computed using AHP method that ranking of the alternatives computed using VIKOR method. In this research, comparison has been made by taking the three cutting sustainable fluid v.i.z Traditional Cutting fluid, Syntilo 9930c and Syntilo R Plus cutting oil. The result shows that Syntilo 9930c is optimal in comparison with other.

Jagadish; Amitava Ray

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Urban cultural tourism: creative approaches for heritage-based sustainable development  

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The paper has a theoretical-methodological approach: its aim is to analyse the nexus between cultural tourism and urban economies, and to foster a heritage-based sustainable development. The paper starts considering the role of heritage tourism in local development by stressing that tourism can bring about a positive response to regional competitiveness, regarding its positive influence on regional employment and income. Then, the paper investigates the specific problematic context of urban cultural tourism, identifying different stakeholders, values and assets or capitals involved. Hence, the dense concepts of 'cultural capital' and of 'experiential tourism' have been stressed, too, because of their importance, especially in the so-called era of 'access economy'. Subsequently, the paper explores the shift from 'traditional' cultural tourism toward creative tourism, meant as an evolution of cultural tourism directed toward an engaged and authentic experience, encompassing communities' lifestyles. Finally, the conditions for a human sustainable development of heritage cities have been deepened.

Alessio D'Auria

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable Building Basics | Department of Energy  

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Program Areas » Sustainable Buildings & Campuses » Sustainable Program Areas » Sustainable Buildings & Campuses » Sustainable Building Basics Sustainable Building Basics October 4, 2013 - 4:21pm Addthis Image of the side of a sustainable building Sustainable building design results in energy savings and environment stewardship. Sustainable building design and operation strategies demonstrate a commitment to energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. These approaches result in an optimal balance of energy, cost, environmental, and societal benefits, while still meeting the mission of a Federal agency and the function of the facility or infrastructure. For buildings and facilities, responsible resource management and the assessment of operational impacts encompass the principles of sustainability. Sustainable development aims to meet the needs of the

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Towards supply chain sustainability: economic, environmental and social design and planning  

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Abstract Costumers and governments are pressuring companies to become more sustainable. However, the lack of research on how to incorporate these issues makes this a challenging task. To fill this gap a generic multi-objective mathematical programming model for the design and planning of supply chains, integrating the three dimensions of sustainability is presented. The economic pillar of sustainability is addressed in this work considering the costs of the supply chain. Then ReCiPe, an environmental assessment methodology, indicated in the literature and by the European Commission as the most developed one currently available, is for the first time applied to supply chain design optimization. Finally, a social indicator appropriate to assess strategic decisions is proposed. This social indicator considers the impact of social and political concerns on company's performance. The relevance of this model as a decision support system is highlighted with its application to a real case study of a Portuguese battery producer and distributor. A set of strategies to select the best solution among the obtained optimal ones is presented. Results show that the model allows improvements in all the three dimensions of sustainability and offers important managerial insights.

Bruna Mota; Maria Isabel Gomes; Ana Carvalho; Ana Paula Barbosa-Povoa

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determining the most sustainable lignocellulosic bioenergy system following a case study approach  

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Abstract The paradigm shift from fossil to renewable energy sources is driven, largely, by a growing sustainability awareness, necessitating more sophisticated measurements in terms of a wider range of criteria. Technical efficiency, financial profitability, environmental friendliness and social acceptance are some of the aspects determining the sustainability of renewable energy systems. The resulting complexity and sometimes conflicting nature of these criteria constitute major barriers to the implementation of renewable energy projects. The Worcester biomass procurement area in the Western Cape Province, South Africa, is used as a case study. It provides a blueprint for measuring the impacts of lignocellulosic bioelectricity systems – using life-cycle assessment (LCA), multi-period budgeting (MPB), geographic information systems (GIS) and multi-criteria decision-making analysis (MCDA), among others – and for prioritising the relevant criteria to determine the most sustainable technological option. Following the LCA approach, 37 plausible lignocellulosic bioenergy systems were assessed against five financial-economic, three socio-economic and five environmental criteria. On translating the quantitative performance data into a standardised ‘common language’ of relative performance, an expert group attached weights to the considered criteria, using the analytical hierarchy process (AHP). Assuming the prerequisite of financial-economic viability, the preferred option comprises a feller-buncher for harvesting, a forwarder for biomass extraction, mobile comminution at the roadside, secondary transport in truck-container-trailer combinations and an integrated gasification system for the conversion into electricity. This approach illustrates how to internalise externalities as typical market failures, aiding decision makers to choose the most sustainable bioenergy system.

C.C.C. von Doderer; T.E. Kleynhans

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable Development of Renewable Energy Mini-grids for Energy Access: A Framework for Policy Design  

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supply,” Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 12,scenarios,” Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol.Brazilian Amazon,” Energy for Sustainable Development, vol.

Deshmukh, Ranjit

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The effect of reactor design on the sustainability of grass biomethane  

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Grass biomethane is a sustainable transport biofuel. It can meet the 60% greenhouse gas saving requirements (as compared to the replaced fossil fuel) specified in the EU Renewable Energy Directive, if allowance is made for carbon sequestration, green electricity is used and the vehicle is optimized for gaseous biomethane. The issue in this paper is the effect of the digester type on the overall emissions savings. Examining three digestion configurations; dry continuous (DCAD), wet continuous (WCAD), and a two phase system (SLBR-UASB), it was found that the reactor type can result in a variation of 15% in emissions savings. The system that as modeled produced most biogas, and fuelled a vehicle most distance, the two phase system (SLBR-UASB), was the least sustainable due to biogas losses in the dry batch step. The system as modeled which produced the least biogas (DCAD) was the most sustainable as the parasitic demands on the system were least. Optimal reactor design for sustainability criteria should maximize biogas production, while minimizing biogas losses and parasitic demands.

Anoop Singh; Abdul-Sattar Nizami; Nicholas E. Korres; Jerry D. Murphy

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A linguistic approach to user interface design  

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... 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights...Articles A linguistic approach to user interface...User Interface Management Systems 1992 Morgan-Kaufman...object-oriented approach to distributed data management, The Journal of Systems......

Rumen Dimov Andreev

2001-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EPA P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet  

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of the P3-People, Prosperity and the Planet Award Program, is seeking applications proposing to research, develop, and design solutions to real-world challenges involving the overall sustainability of human society. The P3 competition highlights the use of scientific principles in creating innovative projects focused on sustainability. The P3 Award Program was developed to foster progress toward sustainability by achieving the mutual goals of improved quality of life, economic prosperity, and protection of the planet—people, prosperity, and the planet—the three pillars of sustainability.

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March, 2012UMore Park -Visioning joachim eble architektur I atelier dreiseitl I transsolar Infusing Sustainability  

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Infusing Sustainability into Planning and Development for UMore Park INTEGRATION PLAN #12;March, 2012UMore and Approaches for Infusing Sustainability into Planning and Design for UMore Park Sustainability Concepts SUMMARY This section contains a summary of the goals and approaches for infusing sustainability concepts

Netoff, Theoden

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Sustainable Design and Operation of Cellulosic Bioelectricity Supply Chain Networks with Life Cycle Economic, Environmental, and Social Optimization  

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This avoids many of the grid integration challenges associated with intermittent sources such as wind energy and solar energy. ... To address this challenge, we propose a multiobjective, multiperiod mixed-integer linear fractional programming (MILFP) model that captures critical features of the biopower supply chain, including geographically disperse distribution of biomass, seasonality in biomass supply, water content and degradation issues, etc. Levelized cost of electricity is chosen as the economic metric, which is extensively used as the major indicator for the projected economic performance of a renewable energy system. ... Tong, K. L.; Gong, J.; Yue, D. J.; You, F. Q.Stochastic Programming Approach to Optimal Design and Operations of Integrated Hydrocarbon Biofuel and Petroleum Supply Chains ACS Sustainable Chem. ...

Dajun Yue; Maxim Slivinsky; Jason Sumpter; Fengqi You

2014-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of Target Value Design to Energy Efficiency Investments  

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approaches. Integrated Design regards building systems asof Integrated Design for Sustainable Building, John Wiley &of Integrated Design in whole- building simulation programs

Lee, Hyun Woo

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A new approach to the detail design phase of the IIDE Design Process through insights from software design  

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The Engineering Design Process has been described in different ways by means of different approaches. Attempts to compare the Design Process in mechanical engineering with design in other fields have been made. This thesis compares the IIDE...

Bhat, Gireesh Keshav

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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October 30, 2008, Visiting Speakers Program - Dow Chemicals Presentation - Dows Approach to Sustainability  

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Catalyst for Change Catalyst for Change Dow's Approach to Sustainability Dr. Susan Butts Sr. Director, External Science & Technology Programs The Dow Chemical Company Office of Health, Safety & Security Visiting Speaker Program US Department of Energy The Power of the Human Element At The Dow Chemical Company, we view chemistry as the work of humanity. We believe the most important element of all is not found on the periodic table, yet is part of every equation for the future. This element is the Human Element. With it, we are more than a chemical company, we are a difference-maker in the world. October 30, 2008 2 3 October 30, 2008 About Dow A science and technology leader with annual sales of $54 billion Founded in 1897 by Herbert H. Supplies plastics and chemical

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A Systematic Approach to the Design of Buffer Tanks  

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#12;A Systematic Approach to the Design of Buffer Tanks Audun Faanes £ ½ Sigurd Skogestad Abstract: Buffer tanks are often designed and implemented for control purposes, yet control theory is rarely used when sizing and designing buffer tanks and their control system. Instead, rules of thumb

Skogestad, Sigurd

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A Systematic Approach to the Design of Buffer Tanks  

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#12; A Systematic Approach to the Design of Buffer Tanks Audun Faanes #3;;1 Sigurd Skogestad #3 Trondheim, NORWAY Abstract: Buffer tanks are often designed and implemented for control purposes, yet control theory is rarely used when sizing and designing buffer tanks and their control system. Instead

Skogestad, Sigurd

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A stochastic approach for sustainability analysis under the green economics paradigm  

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Sustainability is an increasingly important factor in today’s globally competitive environment. How sustainability features are prioritized in terms of relevance and significance is a function of many factors,...

Payman Ahi; Cory Searcy

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Clean Cities Designation Guide: A Resource for Developing, Implementing, and Sustaining Your Clean Cities Coalition  

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Designation Guide Designation Guide A Resource for Developing, Implementing, and Sustaining Your Clean Cities Coalition DOE/GO-102008-2608 April 2008 For more information contact: EERE Information Center 1-877-EERE-INF (1-877-337-3463) www.eere.energy.gov Note: This guide is currently under revision. Please use for planning purposes only. Disclaimer This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned

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A quantitative and objective evaluation approach for optimal selection of design concept in conceptual design stage  

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quantities: Projected Assembly Time and Projected Assembly Cost. Overall, the approach presented is a small step, but it aids in quantifying vague design information as numbers early in the design cycle and makes the concept evaluation and selection process...

Tiwari, Sanjay

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Designing Sustainable Wastewater Systems: Visual, Interactive Preference Elicitation Chamberlain, B., Taheri, H., Carenini, G., Poole, D., and berg, G.  

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Designing Sustainable Wastewater Systems: Visual, Interactive Preference Elicitation Chamberlain, B., Taheri, H., Carenini, G., Poole, D., and Ã?berg, G. Introduction The majority of water and wastewater and trade-offs made [4-7]. Our work aims to create computational tools for wastewater infrastructure design

Carenini, Giuseppe

156

A synthetic DNA based approach to design of adaptive systems  

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Development of large engineered systems involves large amount of investments. Yet the value of these systems decreases significantly as requirements and environments change. For mission critical systems the capability of adapting to unpredictable situations is the key for success. While the importance of system adaptability has been recognized, little research has been done for “design for adaptability”. We take a “naturalistic design” approach to developing adaptive “lifelike” systems by exploiting natural “design” processes and mimicking its DNA based way of capturing, representing and applying “design” information pertaining to needed functions and changing operational situations. The concepts and examples of this approach are discussed.

Y. Jin; G.E. Zouein; S.C.-Y. Lu

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Integrated approaches to the optimal design of multiscale systems  

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This work is aimed at development of systematic approaches to the design of multiscale systems. Specifically four problems are addressed: environmental impact assessment (EIA) of new and retrofitted industrial processes, integration of process...

Lovelady, Eva Marie

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

158

A knowledge based approach to preliminary highway bridge design  

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This study examines the preliminary design of several types of highway bridges using a knowledge based approach. There are many different types of highway bridges and the ability to choose the best type of structure and a reasonable starting point...

Woodward, Richard Dean

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

159

Toward a Classification Approach to Design Douglas R. Smith  

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Toward a Classification Approach to Design Douglas R. Smith Kestrel Institute, 3260 Hillview Avenue, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA smith@kestrel.edu 18 March 1996 Abstract. This paper addresses

Smith, Douglas R.

160

A methodological approach to the complexity measurement of software designs  

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A METHODOLOGICAL APPROACH TO THE COMPLEXITY MEASUREMENT OF SOFTWARE DESIGNS A Thesis by CLAY EDWIN WILLIAMS Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas AkM University in partial fulffilment of the requirements for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1990 Major Subject: Computer Science A METHODOLOGICAL APPROACH TO THE COMPLEXITY MEASUREMENT OF SOFTWARE DESIGNS A Thesis by CLAY EDWIN WILLIAMS Approved as to style and content by: Willi m M. L' (Co-Chair of C ittee...

Williams, Clay Edwin

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Empowering Users To Become Designers: Using Meta-Design Environments to Enable and Motivate Sustainable Energy Decisions  

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Sustainable Energy Decisions Holger Dick, Hal Eden, Gerhard Fischer, and Jason Zietz 1 University of Colorado individuals and communities more broadly in understanding and making more sustainable choices regarding energy-in-use, decision-making, energy sustainability ACM Classification Keywords INTRODUCTION There is overwhelming

Fischer, Gerhard

162

A stochastic approach to miniUAVs control design  

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A novel approach based on the application of an expressly tailored random search algorithm (Stochastic Gain Synthesis) to the design of a MiniUAV control system is presented in this paper. This methodology, joined to the well known Stochastic Robustness ... Keywords: control design, mini UAVs, randomized algorithm, stochastic robustness

Barbara Pralio; Laura Lorefice

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Designing Biological Systems for Sustainability and Programmed Environmental Interface (2011 JGI User Meeting)  

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The U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (JGI) invited scientists interested in the application of genomics to bioenergy and environmental issues, as well as all current and prospective users and collaborators, to attend the annual DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting held March 22-24, 2011 in Walnut Creek, Calif. The emphasis of this meeting was on the genomics of renewable energy strategies, carbon cycling, environmental gene discovery, and engineering of fuel-producing organisms. The meeting features presentations by leading scientists advancing these topics. Pam Silver of Harvard University gives a presentation on "Designing Biological Systems for Sustainability and Programmed Environmental Interface" at the 6th annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 23, 2011

Silver, Pam [Harvard University

2011-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

164

Advances in synthesis of biodiesel via enzyme catalysis: Novel and sustainable approaches  

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Abstract Biodiesel, a renewable fuel has a great potential in fulfilling an ever-increasing transport fuel demand. The enzymatic conversion process of feedstock oil to biodiesel is greener when compared to the conventional approach of chemical conversion due to mild reaction conditions and less wastewater generation. Lipases obtained from various microbial sources have been widely applied as catalysts for the conversion of oil to biodiesel. Biodiesel and glycerol obtained by enzymatic conversion have shown a higher purity as compared to that obtained by other conversion techniques. Enzymatic conversion of oil to biodiesel is less energy intensive because of milder reaction conditions and fewer purification steps involved in processing. Lipases, due to their catalytic efficiency and specificity, have emerged as a great tool for converting a wide range of feedstock oils to biodiesel. This manuscript presents an overview of the use of enzymatic conversion for making biodiesel production sustainable and environmentally-friendly. The constraints of enzymatic conversion are the high cost of the enzyme and its inhibition by alcohol and glycerol. The possible solutions to overcome these constraints are discussed. Recent advances to develop an effective process for enzymatic conversion of feedstock oils into biodiesel are critically evaluated. Prospective and challenges in scaling up of this technology are also discussed.

Abhishek Guldhe; Bhaskar Singh; Taurai Mutanda; Kugen Permaul; Faizal Bux

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment Urban Energy Monitoring to Support Sustainable Energy Planning  

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Sustainable Energy Planning Lead: Professor Benachir Medjdoub This project is part of a research portfolio and development is sustainable. While a great deal of expertise already exists in detailing and constructing low-energy systematic integrated mechanisms to assist urban managers in their sustainable energy planning decision

Evans, Paul

166

Sustainability of terrestrial carbon sequestration: A case study in Duke Forest with inversion approach  

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Sustainability of terrestrial carbon sequestration: A case study in Duke Forest with inversion of terrestrial carbon (C) sequestration is critical for the success of any policies geared toward stabilizing. Ellsworth, A. Finzi, J. Lichter, and W. H. Schlesinger, Sustainability of terrestrial carbon sequestration

DeLucia, Evan H.

167

A pragmatic approach for sustainable development based on semantic web services  

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Interoperability and data integration are key aspects of sustainable agriculture projects, since they include information from different perspectives or dimensions, such as environmental, social and economic. As critical players in the modern concept ... Keywords: integrated modelling and assessment, semantic annotation, sustainable agriculture

Disraelly Hander G. Pereira; Carlos Fran F. Dantas; Claudia M. F. A. Ribeiro

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

On the imaginative constructivist nature of design: a theoretical approach  

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Abstract: Most empirical accounts of design suggest that designing is an activity where objects and representations are progressively constructed. Despite this fact, whether design is a constructive process or not is not a question directly addressed in current design research. By contrast, in other fields such as Mathematics or Psychology, the notion of constructivism is seen as a foundational issue. The present paper defends the point of view that forms of constructivism in design need to be identified and integrated as a foundational element in design research as well. In fact, a look at the literature reveals at least two types of constructive processes that are well embedded in design research. First, an interactive constructivism, where a designer engages a conversation with media, that allows changing the course of the activity as a result of this interaction. Second, a social constructivism, where designers need to handle communication and negotiation aspects, that allows integrating individuals ’ expertise into the global design process. A key feature lacking to these well-established paradigms is the explicit consideration of creativity as a central issue of design. To explore how creative and constructivist aspects of design can be taken into account conjointly, the present paper pursues a theoretical approach. We consider the roots of

Ak?n O. Kazakç?

169

Product-Service Systems. Using an Existing Concept as a New Approach to Sustainability  

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Product Service Systems (PS systems), though not new, are relatively new to be used as an approach to reach sustainability. This perspective of PS systems is presented. A PS system can be defined as a business innovation strategy offering a marketable mix of products and services jointly capable of fulfilling a client's needs and/or wants - with higher added value and a smaller environmental impact as compared to an existing system or product. A major element of a PS system is that a consumer's need is met by selling utility instead of providing a product. In essence the right of product ownership is shifted from a client to the producer or service provider. PS systems are reviewed in light of other environmental managementstrategies, and they are described in general. Company examples illustrate the potential benefits and motivations for a company to consider a shift to PS systems. The examples are classified in three categories: 1) Services providing value added to product: in which a company can sell additional services, such as a warrantee, to guarantee functionality and/or durability of a product which is owned by the consumer. 2) Services providing final results: in which a company can offer a customised mix of services, as a substitute for the purchasing and use of single products providing of a specific final result with a low-level of client participation; and 3) Services providing enabling platforms: in which a company can offer access to products, tools, opportunities or capabilities (platforms) that enable clients to get the results they want. Furthermore, it is discussed how PS systems are applicable in developing countries, and how PS systems, as an innovation strategy can present an opportunity to facilitate the process of industrialisation with less environmental impact, by jumping over or by passing the stage characterised by individual consumption/ownership of mass-produced goods towards the more advanced service-economy.

Ezio Manzini; Carlo Vezzoli; Garrette Clark

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An engineering approach to modelling, decision support and control for sustainable systems  

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...analysed. In general, LCA analyses are comparative...current systems. In agriculture, they frequently...making and control in agriculture and new mathematical...Issue Sustainable agriculture I. Table 1 A typical outcome of an LCA analysis of a single...

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Historic preservation and heritage tourism in Texas: an integrated approach to sustainable heritage management  

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This study assesses the efforts of the State Historic Preservation Office in relating Historic Preservation (HP) with Heritage Tourism (HT) against principles of sustainability. It also seeks to contribute toward an integrated heritage management...

Al Rabady, Rama Ibrahim

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

172

Sustainable Development of Renewable Energy Mini-grids for Energy Access: A Framework for Policy Design  

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electricity supply,” Renewable and Sustainable EnergyGanapathy, “Decetralized Renewable Energy (DRE) Micro-gridsextension, off-grid and renewable energy sources,” in World

Deshmukh, Ranjit

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

High-Performance Sustainable Building Design for New Construction and Major Renovations  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

New construction and major renovations to existing buildings offer Federal agencies opportunities to create sustainable high-performance buildings. High-performance buildings can incorporate energy...

174

The Sustainability FYE Cluster The Sustainability FYE Cluster will make sustainable urban living a core experience for First  

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The Sustainability FYE Cluster The Sustainability FYE Cluster will make sustainable urban living University. The Sustainability community infuses the learning-living community with practical and theoretical approaches to sustainable living, merging students' living community with unique academic and field

175

Design Approaches to Field-Programmable Analog Integrated Circuits  

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The drive towards shorter design cycles for analog integrated circuits has given impetus to several developments in the area of Field-Programmable Analog Arrays (FPAAs). Various approaches have been taken in implementing structural and parametric programmability ... Keywords: FPAA, FPGA, FPMA, IC, analog CAD, field-programmable, mixed-signal IC, programmable analog

Dean R. D’Mello; P. Glenn Gulak

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

Innovative reservoir sediments reuse and design for sustainability of the hydroelectric power plants  

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Abstract In the process of producing hydroelectricity, plants all over the world are faced with the problem of reservoir sediment. If this sediment is removed but not properly disposed of, it can become a secondary pollutant. This study proposes a way to resolve this problem through reuse and recycling. In this study, the process is based on Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) where reservoir sediment and the masonry waste from the construction industry are combined with cement and a curing agent. The resulting mixture transforms into a high strength, non-sintered cured brick after 28 days of natural curing. This product is a new walling material that is friendly to environment, fulfill the goal of energy conservation, waste recycle, protect ecosystems, and promote sustainable development. Large scale recycling of reservoir sediment solves the problems that reservoir sediment poses, as well as increasing the capacity of reservoirs and the effectiveness of hydroelectric power plants. The green milestone reached by the technology is of great industrial, economic and social significance.

Yung-Lung Cheng; Hui-Ming Wee; Ping-Shun Chen; Yu-Yu Kuo; Guang-Jin Chen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

Approaches to Selecting Design Temperatures for Air-Conditioning  

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Approaches to Selecting Design Temperatures for Air-Conditioning Approaches to Selecting Design Temperatures for Air-Conditioning Speaker(s): Eric Peterson Date: July 7, 2005 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Philip Haves Edward A. Arens The presentation will describe and compare the methods of determining cooling design conditions used by ASHRAE and the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air-Conditioning and Heating. A case study based on weather data for Brisbane will be used to illustrate the issues that arise. One issue is the usefulness of the 3-hourly temperature observations archived in International Weather Office records compared to the hourly observations required by the ASHRAE method. Another issue is the use of daily maxima, which have been archived for over 100 years at many Australian locations. Daily data can easily be used to find trends

178

Design approaches for avoiding PWHT of North Sea offshore platforms  

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This paper presents a review of the application of fracture mechanics to offshore platforms designed for the British sector North Sea. Since the earliest days post weld heat treatment (PWHT) has been extensively applied, in order to ensure adequate resistance to brittle fracture. The alternative approach, permitted by the regulations, of justifying leaving joints as-welded by the use of fracture mechanics, is also extensively practiced. This paper describes one design approach which is considered to account for the real behavior of engineering materials and which takes account of the reality of low toughness found in heat affected zones, the uncertainties of NDT practice and defect sizing and the pattern of residual stresses and fatigue crack growth behavior. The difficulties which arise are presented and the paper illustrates the dilemma that modern weight efficient structures are more likely to require PWHT than heavier structures with lower design stresses and longer fatigue lives.

Denney, A.K.; Barraclough, C.H.T. [John Brown Engineers and Constructors Ltd, London (United Kingdom). Materials and Welding Group

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

A Toolkit for Building Sustainability at Dartmouth  

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1 A Toolkit for Building Sustainability at Dartmouth Environmental Studies 50, Spring 2011 College Sustainability Strategic Planning Process. Dartmouth College has a strong legacy of sustainability, are racing forward with new sustainability initiatives, sustainable building designs, and new, innovative

180

Co-Designing Sustainable Communities: The Identification and Incorporation of Social Performance Metrics in Native American Sustainable Housing and Renewable Energy System Design  

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conceptual design features wind and power solar generationand a roof mounted wind power generation system. Ofthat there was enough wind power potential to install wind

Shelby, Ryan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Building voluntary sustainability : how urban design can promote care for ecological systems  

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Human behavior is, in aggregate present state, unsustainable by the ecosystem of the earth. This thesis develops a behavior change model of how societies can move from unsustainable to sustainable behavior, and, because ...

Markel, Christina Paige Buist

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Application of ECQFD for enabling environmentally conscious design and sustainable development in an electric vehicle  

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Kaebernick et al. (2003) have presented the integration of environmental requirements into every single stage of product development from the very beginning, leading to a new paradigm for sustainable manufacturin...

S. Vinodh; Gopinath Rathod

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Designing a Real-time Strategy Game about Sustainable Energy Use  

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This thesis documents the development of a video game about sustainable energy use that unites fun with learning. Many other educational games do not properly translate knowledge, facts, and lessons into the language of games: mechanics, rules...

Doucet, Lars Andreas

2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

184

The design of effective policies for the promotion of sustainable construction materials  

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This research explores the associated effects of policy tools employed to promote sustainable building materials. By comparing the original motivations and intended effects of these policies and their actual outcome, and ...

Kua, Harn Wei, 1971-

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Localized design-manufacture for Developing Countries : a methodology for creating culturally sustainable architecture  

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Can improved technology uptake in developing countries promote cultural sustainability and enable the production of endogenous solutions for development? This thesis, which focuses on technology dissemination for the benefit ...

Peinovich, Ella

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Assessment of Algal Farm Designs using a Dynamic Modular Approach  

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The notion of renewable energy provides an importantmechanism for diversifying an energy portfolio,which ultimately would have numerous benefits including increased energy resilience, reduced reliance on foreign energysupplies, reduced GHG emissions, development of a green energy sector that contributes to economic growth,and providing a sustainable energy supply. The conversion of autotrophic algae to liquid transportation fuels is the basis of several decades of research to competitively bring energy-scale production into reality; however, many challenges still remain for making algal biofuels economically viable. Addressing current challenges associatedwith algal production systems, in part, requires the ability to assess spatial and temporal variability, rapidly evaluate alternative algal production system designs, and perform large-scale assessments considering multiple scenarios for thousands of potential sites. We introduce the development and application of the Algae Logistics Model (ALM) which is tailored to help address these challenges. The flexible nature of the ALM architecture allows the model to: 1) interface with external biomass production and resource assessment models, as well as other relevant datasets including those with spatiotemporal granularity; 2) interchange design processes to enable operational and economic assessments ofmultiple design configurations, including the integration of current and new innovative technologies; and 3) conduct trade-off analysis to help understand the site-specific techno-economic trade-offs and inform technology decisions. This study uses the ALM to investigate a baseline open-pond production system determined by model harmonization efforts conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy. Six sites in the U.S. southern-tierwere sub-selected and assessed using daily site-specific algaebiomass productivity data to determine the economic viability of large-scale open-pond systems. Results show that costs can vary significantly depending on location and biomass productivity and that integration of novel dewatering equipment, order of operations, and equipment scaling can also have significant impacts on economics.

Jared M. Abodeely; Daniel M. Stevens; Allison E. Ray; Deborah T. Newby; Andre M. Coleman; Kara G. Cafferty

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

Assessment of Algal Farm Designs Using a Dynamic Modular Approach  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The notion of renewable energy provides an important mechanism for diversifying an energy portfolio, which ultimately would have numerous benefits including increased energy resilience, reduction of foreign energy supplies, reduced GHG emissions, development of a green energy sector that contributes to economic growth, and providing a sustainable energy supply. The conversion of autotrophic algae to liquid transportation fuels is the basis of several decades of research to competitively bring energy-scale production into reality; however, many challenges still remain for making algal biofuels economically viable. Addressing current challenges associated with algal production systems, in part, requires the ability to assess spatial and temporal variability, rapidly evaluate alternative algal production system designs, and perform large-scale assessments considering multiple scenarios for thousands of potential sites. We introduce the Algae Logistics Model (ALM) which helps to address these challenges. The flexible nature of the ALM architecture allows the model to: 1) interface with external biomass production and resource assessment models, as well as other relevant datasets including those with spatiotemporal granularity; 2) interchange design processes to enable operational and economic assessments of multiple design configurations, including the integration of current and new innovative technologies; and 3) conduct trade-off analysis to help understand the site-specific techno-economic trade-offs and inform technology decisions. This study uses the ALM to investigate a baseline open-pond production system determined by model harmonization efforts conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy. Six sites in the U.S. southern-tier were sub-selected and assessed using daily site-specific algae biomass productivity data to determine the economic viability of large-scale open-pond systems. Results show that costs can vary significantly depending on location and biomass productivity and that integration of novel dewatering equipment, order of operations, and equipment scaling can also have significant impacts on economics.

Abodeely, Jared; Coleman, Andre M.; Stevens, Daniel M.; Ray, Allison E.; Cafferty, Kara G.; Newby, Deborah T.

2014-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable Buildings and Campuses | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Guiding Principles for Federal Leadership in High-Performance and Sustainable Buildings Sustainability for existing buildings Sustainable design for new construction...

189

Sustainable Buildings and Campuses | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Principles for Federal Leadership in High-Performance and Sustainable Buildings Sustainability for existing buildings Sustainable design for new construction and major...

190

Federal Energy Management Program: High-Performance Sustainable Building  

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High-Performance Sustainable Building Design for New Construction and Major Renovations High-Performance Sustainable Building Design for New Construction and Major Renovations New construction and major renovations to existing buildings offer Federal agencies opportunities to create sustainable high-performance buildings. High-performance buildings can incorporate energy-efficient designs, sustainable siting and materials, and renewable energy technologies along with other innovative strategies. Also see Guiding Principles for Federal Leadership in High-Performance and Sustainable Buildings. Performance-Based Design Build Typically, architects, engineers, and project managers consider the potential to build a high-performance building to be limited by the initial cost. A different approach-performance-based design build-makes high performance the priority, from start to finish. Contracts are developed that focus on both limiting construction costs and meeting performance targets. The approach is not a source of funding, but rather a strategy to make the most out of limited, appropriated, funds.

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ASSET Minor Sustainable  

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ASSET Minor Sustainable Design Engineering Sustainable Science, Engineering and Technology (ASSET a sustainable world as a complex, multidisciplinary challenge. This minor will help you understand this thinking especially for this purpose. · You'll learn how to enact successful strategies for dealing with sustainable

192

Technology in engineering education – essential for sustainable approaches to global technical challenges  

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The complexity of challenges faced by global societies will require sophisticated technical solutions. A dramatic expansion of knowledge is expected that could lead to new technologies to address global problems. However, knowledge generation is challenging traditional education that focuses on transmission from teacher to students. Information technology can improve engineering education in three important ways: multimedia instruction; virtual team projects; class management tools. Perhaps the most important factor in educating engineers to meet challenges to sustainability is the development of the professional engineering educator, an instructor who is able to adopt the latest computer-based instructional technology.

Theodore F. Wiesner; William Y. Lan

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

PASI 2011: Process Modeling and Optimization for Energy and Sustainability Mineral Process Design for  

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PASI 2011 PASI 2011: Process Modeling and Optimization for Energy and Sustainability Mineral, high population growth and urbanization, both key metals consumption and GDP are expected to grow the environmental impact, both in per tonne of product and on total amount of emissions and reduction. #12

Grossmann, Ignacio E.

194

Sustainable Management of Materials Products and Services – an Approach to Strategic LCA.  

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??This paper outlines the need for a more structured and simplified Life Cycle Assessment approach – called Strategic LCA. It builds on a previously published… (more)

Ny, Henrik; Broman, Göran; MacDonald, Jamie; Yamamoto, Ryoichi

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

Physical protection design approach for the Complex 21/Reconfiguration facilities  

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Sandia National Laboratories and Los Alamos National Laboratory have been designated as the technical lead for Security, Safeguards and Computer/Information Security systems for all the DOE Complex 21/Weapons Complex Reconfiguration (WCR) facilities. The physical protection systems in these facilities will be required to meet the most current DOE orders and incorporate the latest physical protection technologies, proven state-of-the-art systems and strategies. The planned approach requires that security assistance and information be provided to the designers (e.g. the Complex 21 Architect & Engineer and the Weapons Complex Lead Laboratories) as early as possible and throughout all design phases. The outcome should avoid the costly retrofits to existing facilities that have occurred in the past and result in effective and comprehensive protection against current and projected threats with minimal impact on operations, safety and costs. This paper discusses the physical protection considerations being promoted for the integrated design effort for the Complex 21/Reconfiguration facilities, such as the tritium, uranium/lithium, plutonium processing and storage, high explosive and assembly and disassembly facilities.

Jaeger, C.D. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (US); Zack, N.R.; Hunteman, W.J. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (US)

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

Model for Sustainable Urban Design With Expanded Sections on Distributed Energy Resources, February 2004  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Document describing a model design for urban development and redevelopment that will reduce urban energy consumption

197

Machine Learning Based Classification of Textual Stimuli to Promote Ideation in Bioinspired Design  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

straightforward, methodical approach to solving design problems, but BioTRIZ relies on design information not common within the technical world. The ever- increasing need to develop sustainable technology forces engineers to adopt new approaches to design...

Glier, Michael W

2013-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

198

Campus Sustainability Goals Energy & Climate  

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Campus Sustainability Goals Energy & Climate By 2014, reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 and water consumption and wastewater production; incorporate sustainable design principles into capital levels. Food & Dining By 2020, increase sustainable food purchases by campus foodservice providers

Jacobs, Lucia

199

Transformative energy efficiency and conservation: a sustainable development path approach in British Columbia, Canada  

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The rise of green building in the North American context is closely linked to the use and success of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Canada-NC Green Building Rating System for New ... 200...

Nichole Dusyk; Tom Berkhout; Sarah Burch; Sylvia Coleman…

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustained Performance and Some Effects on the Design and Operation of Complex Systems  

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...Effects on the Design and Operation of Complex Systems M. F. Allnutt D. R. Haslam...the military man-machine system, must often operate for...effects on the design and operation of complex systems. | Man, increasingly the...

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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201

Distributed control for reconfigurable FPGA systems: a high-level design approach  

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Distributed control for reconfigurable FPGA systems: a high-level design approach Chiraz Trabelsi to increase design productivity. This approach combines control distribution and high-level modeling in order to decrease design complexity and enhance design reuse and scalability. Control distribution is based

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

202

Denise RAVET IAE de Lyon, Universit Jean Moulin Lyon 3 Dorich House Group Developing Sustainability Area: Material Manufacturing and Design  

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BETWEEN SUPPLY CHAIN AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT While there are separate streams of established research for companies. The goal of the mission is to explore the link between supply chain and sustainable development with sustainable development at the different stage of the supply chain. Keywords: Sustainable development

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

203

Sustainable Energy Resources for Consumers Webinar on Building Design & Passive Solar Transcript  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Video recording transcript of a Webinar on Nov. 16, 2010 about residential passive solar building design and solar thermal heating applications

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The University's approach to quality management The University of Bath has a reputation for excellence as a result of sustained success in learning  

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representatives, the outcomes of the University's routine quality management processes, and good practice for excellence as a result of sustained success in learning and teaching and research over a number of years to make the case for a particular approach to learning and teaching, or it can be about drawing upon

Burton, Geoffrey R.

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IUFRO Landscape Ecology Working Group International Conference, 2127 September, 2010 Bragana, Symposium 7: A landscape approach to sustainable forest management: the  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

IUFRO Landscape Ecology Working Group International Conference, 2127 September, 2010 Bragança, Portugal Symposium 7: A landscape approach to sustainable forest management: the challenge to adaptive the resulting impacts on land use and biota, the option of adapting land use and landscapes to mitigate

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

206

Study of feasible and sustainable multilateral approach on nuclear fuel cycle  

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Despite the Fukushima accident it is undeniable that nuclear power remains one of the most important methods to handle global growth of economic/energy consumption and issues with greenhouse gases. If the demand for nuclear power increases, the demand for not only the generation of power but also for refining uranium (U), conversion, enrichment, re-conversion, and fuel manufacturing should increase. In addition, concerns for the proliferation of 'Sensitive Nuclear Technologies' (SNT) should also increase. We propose a demand-side approach, where nuclear fuel cycle (NFC) activities would be implemented among multiple states. With this approach, NFC services, in particular those using SNTs, are multilaterally executed and controlled, thereby preventing unnecessary proliferation of SNTs, and enabling safe and appropriate control of nuclear technologies and nuclear materials. This proposal would implement nuclear safety and security at an international level and solve transport issues for nuclear fuels. This proposal is based on 3 types of cooperation for each element of NFC: type A: cooperation for 3S only, services received; Type B: cooperation for 3S, MNA (Multilateral Nuclear Activities) without transfer of ownership to MNA; and Type C cooperation for 3S, MNA holding ownership rights. States involved in the 3 types of activity should be referred to as partner states, host states, and site states respectively. The feasibility of the proposal is discussed for the Asian region.

Kuno, Y.; Tazaki, M. [University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan); Japan Atomic Energy Agency - JAEA, 4-49 Muramatsu, Tokai-mura, Naka-gun, Ibaraki 319-1184 (Japan); Akiba, M.; Takashima, R.; Izumi, Y.; Tanaka, S. [University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan)

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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STRATEGIC FOCUS: Sustainable Systems  

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to apply sustain- ability principles to building and design, transportation and other fields, to green, presented an ecologically-sustainable sanitation system developed for a small hospital in northern Haiti1010 STRATEGIC FOCUS: Sustainable Systems Biology doctoral student Tanya Lubansky uses quan

208

Sustaining tradition : design for a contemporary Thai house in northern Bangkok  

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This thesis explores and documents the evolution of a Thai house, which has transformed drastically over the years to meet changes in social aspiration. The result of this investigation had generated the design principles ...

Kanisthakhon, Bundit, 1971-

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

Datacenter Sustainability Page 1 Sustainability  

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Datacenter Sustainability Page 1 Datacenter Sustainability #12;Datacenter Sustainability Page 2 sustainability imperative and how advanced technologies, smart business practices, and strategic partnerships are helping us reduce our impact on the environment. Also learn how our investments in efficient, sustainable

Chaudhuri, Surajit

210

Design Rationale for Collaboration: The Active Document Approach Ana Cristina Bicharra Garcia  

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Design Rationale for Collaboration: The Active Document Approach Ana Cristina Bicharra Garcia Mark Stefik H. Craig Howard e­mail: bicharra@inf.puc­rio.br Submitted to Research in Engineering Design Journal. March 1994 We present a new approach for supporting documentation in routine design tasks using

Endler, Markus

211

ATIS -- Alternative Revenue Approaches  

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approaches to achieve a self sustaining ATIS, identifywith an emphasis on building a self-sustaining ATIS based onapproaches to achieve a self sustaining ATIS. The emphasis

Yim, Y. B.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable Buildings and Campuses | Department of Energy  

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and Campuses and Campuses Sustainable Buildings and Campuses October 4, 2013 - 4:18pm Addthis Sustainable Buildings and Campuses The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) provides strategies, best practices, and resources to help Federal agencies implement sustainable design practices within Federal buildings and facilities. Learn about: Sustainable building design basics Federal requirements Sustainability for existing buildings Sustainable design for new construction and major renovations Life cycle cost analysis for sustainability Energy security planning Case studies Interagency Sustainability Working Group. Also see Sustainable Building Contacts. Addthis Related Articles Energy Department Training Breaks New Ground Sustainable Building Contacts Commissioning Training Available

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Opportunities for sustainable design and operation of cleanspaces: A case study on minienvironment system performance  

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In order to identify and pursue energy efficiency opportunities associated with cleanrooms, it is necessary to understand the design and operation of cleanroom systems for specific contamination control requirements. With the industrial trend toward more stringent cleanliness class and tightening clean spaces, it is vital to understand the design of minienvironment and the operational performance of its systems. A good understanding of such system performance would help to identify opportunities in efficient energy end-use and wise allocation of resources associated with processes or productions that require minienvironments and cleanrooms. This report summarizes a case study on energy performance of a common minienvironment used in semiconductor industry, and discusses the opportunities in saving energy, in particular, the opportunities in achieving efficient operation and design that entails applications of minienvironments.

Xu, Tengfang

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

Flexible design : an innovative approach for planning water infrastructure systems under uncertainty  

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This thesis develops a framework for a flexible design approach to support decision-making in water supply infrastructure planning. It contrasts with a conventional, deterministic planning approach that uses past data or ...

Wong, Melanie Kathleen

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

Linking science with environmental decision making: Experiences from an integrated modeling approach to supporting sustainable water resources management  

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The call for more effective integration of science and decision making is ubiquitous in environmental management. While scientists often complain that their input is ignored by decision makers, the latter have also expressed dissatisfaction that critical information for their decision making is often not readily available or accessible to them, or not presented in a usable form. It has been suggested that scientists need to produce more “usable” information with enhanced credibility, legitimacy, and saliency to ensure the adoption of research results. In basin-scale management of coupled human-water systems, water resources managers, like other decision makers, are frequently confronted with the need to make major decisions in the face of high system complexity and uncertainty. The integration of useful and relevant scientific information is necessary and critical to enable informed decision-making. This paper describes the main aspects of what has been learned in the process of supporting sustainable water resources planning and management in the semi-arid southwestern United States by means of integrated modeling. Our experience indicates that particular attention must be paid to the proper definition of focus questions, explicit conceptual modeling, a suitable modeling strategy, and a formal scenario analysis approach in order to facilitate the development of “usable” scientific information. We believe that these lessons and insights can be useful to other scientific efforts in the broader area of linking environmental science with decision making.

Yuqiong Liu; Hoshin Gupta; Everett Springer; Thorsten Wagener

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

Domestic Food and Sustainable Design: A Study of University Student Cooking and its Impacts  

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gas emissions and direct energy connected to the food and cooking, and talked to participants about design for cooking and eat- ing at home and quantify the potential impacts. We outline the relation; everyday life; energy; greenhouse gas ACM Classification Keywords H.5.2 Information Interfaces

Hazas, Mike

217

Air Electrode Design for Sustained High Power Operation of Li/air Batteries  

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The rapid development of portable electronic devices increasingly requires much more energy to support advanced functions. However, currently available batteries do not meet the high energy requirement of these devices. Metal/air batteries, especially Li/air batteries, have a much higher specific energy than most other available batteries, but their power rate is limited by the accumulation of reaction products in the air electrode. Several approaches to improve the power rate of Li/air batteries have been analyzed in this work, including adjustment of air electrode porosity and catalyst reactivity distributions to minimize diffusion limitations and maximize air electrode material utilization. An interconnected dual pore system (one catalyzed and one noncatalyzed) is proposed to improve oxygen transport into the inner regions of the air electrode, but this approach alone cannot supply high power for long term applications. A time-release multiple catalyst approach is analyzed to provide temporal release of reactivity in the air electrode. When coupled with the dual pore configuration and catalysts with high reactivities, the time-release catalyst concept can extend the duration of higher powers to longer times, and result in maximum utilization of air electrode materials.

Williford, Ralph E.; Zhang, Jiguang

2009-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

218

Software test automation : a design and tool selection approach for a heterogeneous environment.  

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??This report describes a design approach for implementing a software test automation solution that can accommodate existing test processes in an organization. The process of… (more)

Azrai, Iyad Shaher

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

219

A decomposition-based approach for the integration of product development and manufacturing system design  

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Using a structured approach to understand the interaction between product design decisions and manufacturing system design is critical to reflect manufacturing system issues early in the product development process. Early ...

Kim, Yong-Suk, 1975-

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

Organizational Sustainability | Department of Energy  

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Services » Outreach & Collaboration » Organizational Services » Outreach & Collaboration » Organizational Sustainability Organizational Sustainability About Organizational Sustainability Sustainability - a recognized business approach The Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) is researching the concept of sustainability as one part of its efforts to ensure the Department's continuing effectiveness in reliably achieving its mission in an increasingly global and diverse business climate. Sustainability allows senior executives to capture a full and integrated view of diverse and complex organizations factoring in the economic, safety, environmental, and social needs. The relevance of sustainability is reflected in various manifestations in corporate business. For example, Dow Jones recognizes sustainability as an investable

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221

Product Design for Energy: An Inverted Pyramid Approach  

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The product design function is important within the spectrum of the product life cycle. Manufacturing processes are likely to consume much energy, as evidenced in aluminum and steel industries. The product design parameters such as the material...

Gopalakrishnan, B.; Alkadi, N. M.; Plummer, R. W.

222

Halfway Up To the Mathematical Infinity: On the Ontological and Epistemic Sustainability of Georg Cantor's Transfinite Design  

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Georg Cantor was the genuine discoverer of the Mathematical Infinity, and whatever he claimed, suggested, or even surmised should be taken seriously -- albeit not necessary at its face value. Because alongside his exquisite in beauty ordinal construction and his fundamental powerset description of the continuum, Cantor has also left to us his obsessive presumption that the universe of sets should be subjected to laws similar to those governing the set of natural numbers, including the universal principles of cardinal comparability and well-ordering -- and implying an ordinal re-creation of the continuum. During the last hundred years, the mainstream set-theoretical research -- all insights and adjustments due to Kurt G\\"odel's revolutionary insights and discoveries notwithstanding -- has compliantly centered its efforts on \\emph{ad hoc} axiomatizations of Cantor's intuitive transfinite design. We demonstrate here that the ontological and epistemic \\emph{sustainability} of this design has been irremediably compromised by the underlying it peremptory, Reductionist mindset of the XIXth century's ideology of science.

Edward G. Belaga

2009-02-09T23:59:59.000Z

223

A Review of Engineering Research in Sustainable Manufacturing  

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focused on sustainable processes and systems. Despite recentto make their processes more sustainable, evaluating theirManufacturing Process Design for Sustainable Manufacturing,”

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

Sustainable Scientists  

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Figure 2. The Molecular Foundry nanotechnology research facility at LBNL achieved a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Rating, thanks to extensive green and energy-efficient features and renewable power purchases (20). ... For example, mini-clean environments can isolate the sensitive process to a small and more easily controlled space. ... IT manufacturers have formed the Green Grid alliance to address efficiency and sustainability issues (40). ...

Evan Mills

2009-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

225

Smart Shelter: A Sustainable Power System Design Using Micro-Energy Harvesting Techniques  

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-Energy Harvesting Solar- Small Scale 10 mW/cm2 Kinetic 10 uW/cm2 Thermal 5 mW/cm2 Radio Frequency 0.1 uW/cm2 *Solar has capability to fall under both energy types depending on panel size Design of a self-starting, self-powering power system is feasible... or panel (consists of an array of solar cells), energy storage and the load system. The solar energy from the environment is collected by the solar collector, converted to electrical energy and is then made available to the load. The energy bank which...

Hilton, Benjamin D

2013-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

226

Reducing Emissions Through Sustainable Transport: Proposal for...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Through Sustainable Transport: Proposal for a Sectoral Approach Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Reducing Emissions Through Sustainable Transport:...

227

Sustainability Goals  

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Goals Sustainability Goals We support and encourage energy conservation and environmental sustainability. Energy Conservation Efficient Water Use & Management High Performance...

228

Design approaches to achieve competitive LMFBR capital costs  

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Through analysis of the essential functional elements of an LMFBR, numerous ways were found to simplify system design, reduce the size of components and equipment, and eliminate some components and systems. The projected capital cost per net kW of this design is competitive with that of current PWRs. RandD programs and the construction and operation of CRBRP now are needed to prove out the features of this new design.

Arnold, W.H.; Ehrman, C.S.; Sharbaugh, J.E.; Young, W.H.

1982-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

Microsoft PowerPoint - Module 3 - Safety Design Approach - final...  

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and more straight-forward engineering analysis 4 engineering analysis. NRC Advanced Reactor Policy Statement (22) * Designs which minimize the potential for severe accidents...

230

A unified approach to controller design for systems with quantization and time scheduling  

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A unified approach to controller design for systems with quantization and time scheduling Dragan for controller design for control systems with quantization and time scheduling via an emulation-like approach control systems (QCS) and networked control systems (NCS) literature and provide a unified framework

Sontag, Eduardo

231

A hybrid agent-based and discrete event simulation approach for sustainable strategic planning and simulation analytics  

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Modern healthcare reforms are required to be financially, environmentally and socially sustainable in order to address the additional constraints of financial resources shrinkage, pressure to reduce the environmental impacts and demand for improving ...

Masoud Fakhimi, Anastasia Anagnostou, Lampros Stergioulas, Simon J. E. Taylor

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

A system theoretic approach to design safety into medical device  

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The goal of this thesis is to investigate and demonstrate the application of a systems approach to medical device safety in China. Professor Leveson has developed an accident modeling framework called STAMP (Systems Theoretic ...

Song, Qingyang S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

MEMS design rule checking: a batch approach for remote operation  

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This paper describes a design rule checking (DRC) tool developed as an aid for designing microelectromechanical structures (MEMS) using AutoCAD running on a Windows NT workstation. The application suite, MEMSdrc, consists of: a graphical user interface integrated into AutoCAD to invoke DRC, translation and interface software to communicate with a commercial IC layout design checking software package, and routines to interactively display and review the results. The user interface provides the capability to select a checking window area and specific DRC rules to be applied to the design. The MEMS structures, defined as 2D AutoCAD geometry are translated first into DXF format, then to GDSII format. A remote process transfers the files to a Unix workstation where Mentor Graphics ICverify is invoked to perform the layout design rule checks. Upon completion, the results are translated into DXF geometry and returned back to the Windows NT workstation to be overlaid onto the original design. A set of icons are provided for the user to interactively review the results inside of AutoCAD using a first/next/previous technique.

Yarberry, V.R.

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

Modelling approach for the Simulation-Based Preliminary Design of Power Transmissions  

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- 1/17 - Modelling approach for the Simulation-Based Preliminary Design of Power Transmissions. However, the Model Based Design of actuation systems lacks methodologies and expressive simulation models scaling laws and acausal modelling can be used as a design tool, exploiting inverse simulation

Boyer, Edmond

235

Cognitive Map-Design Research in the Twentieth Century: Theoretical and Empirical Approaches  

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Cognitive Map-Design Research in the Twentieth Century: Theoretical and Empirical Approaches Daniel R. Montello ABSTRACT: Cognitive map-design research has the goal of understanding human cognition in order to improve the design and use of maps. As a systematic sub-discipline of cartography, cognitive

Montello, Daniel R.

236

Design approaches in technology enhanced learning Yishay Mor and Niall Winters  

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Design approaches in technology enhanced learning Yishay Mor and Niall Winters London Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education, University of London {y.mor, n.winters}@ioe.ac.uk Abstract Design is a critical learning (TEL), the design process requires input from many diverse areas of expertise. As such, anyone

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

237

A new engineering approach to cyclone design for cotton gins  

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concentration for an application of this cyclone design would be the inlet loading rate and PSD of the PM being captured. Having more accurate FEC's This thesis follows the style of the journal Transactions of the ASAE, for the 1D3D, 2D2D, 1D2D and Barrel... concentration for an application of this cyclone design would be the inlet loading rate and PSD of the PM being captured. Having more accurate FEC's This thesis follows the style of the journal Transactions of the ASAE, for the 1D3D, 2D2D, 1D2D and Barrel...

Wang, Lingjuan

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

238

A Holistic (Component-based) Approach to AUTOSAR Designs  

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. INTRODUCTION AUTOSAR (AUTomotive Open System ARchitecture) [1] is a standard for automotive electricals/electronics--The development of new automotive functions in a car must comply with the AUTOSAR standard. Such functions that counters this difficulty by designing automotive systems with a global view and then transforming

Lau, Kung-Kiu

239

An information theoretic approach of designing sparse kernel adaptive filters  

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complexities grow linearly with the number of training data, which poses a big problem for continuous of designing sparse kernel adaptive filters. To determine useful data to be learned and remove redundant ones efficiency by reducing the effective number of training data. The complexity of these algorithms ranges from

Slatton, Clint

240

Simulation and the design building block approach in the design of ships and other complex systems  

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...sufficient (and mobile) environments and because of the...design need or design environment may necessitate consideration...largely by individual engineers and specialist designers...when each becomes the responsibility of the relevant engineering...integrated product data environment (IPDE) in which...

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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241

Sustainability Support  

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Sustainability Support serves as a corporate technical assistance, coordination, and integration resource to support line organizations in the resolution of sustainability issues and management concerns.

242

New approach to the design of digital algorithms for electric power measurements  

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NEW APPROACH TO THE DESIGN OF DIGITAL ALGORITklMS FOR ELECTRIC POWER MEASUREMENTS A Thesis by EMINA SOLJANIN Subn;it ted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas ARM University in partia! fulfillment of the requirements for tire degree... of ttf AS TER OF SCIENCE December lggg Major Subiect: Electrical Engineering NEW APPROACH TO THE DESIGN OF DIGITAL ALGORITHMS FOR ELECTRIC POWER MEASUREMENTS A Thesis EMINA SOLJANIN Approved as to style and content by: B. D. Russell (Chair...

Soljanin, Emina

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

243

Measure-Driven Algorithm Design and Analysis: A New Approach for Solving NP-hard Problems  

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in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Approved by: Chair of Committee, Jianer Chen Committee Members, Donald K. Friesen Weiping Shi Jennifer L. Welch Head of Department, Valerie E. Taylor August 2009 Major Subject... directions on this new approach and other approaches to algorithm design and analysis. v To my family vi ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I would like to give my greatest gratitude to my advisor, Dr. Jianer Chen. He aroused my interests in algorithm design and analysis...

Liu, Yang

2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

244

An Affordable Approach for Robust Design of Thick Laminated Composite Structure  

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An Affordable Approach for Robust Design of Thick Laminated Composite Structure Wei Chen* Assistant of thick laminated composite structures. Our approach integrates the principles of the Robust Concept-level optimization procedure for managing the complexity of composite structure optimization. Foundational

Chen, Wei

245

Heuristic Approaches to Energy-Efficient Network Design Problem Cigdem Sengul Robin Kravets  

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Heuristic Approaches to Energy-Efficient Network Design Problem Cigdem Sengul Robin Kravets@cs.uiuc.edu Abstract Energy management remains a critical problem in wire- less networks since battery technology cannot keep up with rising communication expectations. Current approaches to energy conservation reduce

Kravets, Robin

246

Designing Networks: A Mixed-Integer Linear Optimization Approach  

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Designing networks with specified collective properties is useful in a variety of application areas, enabling the study of how given properties affect the behavior of network models, the downscaling of empirical networks to workable sizes, and the analysis of network evolution. Despite the importance of the task, there currently exists a gap in our ability to systematically generate networks that adhere to theoretical guarantees for the given property specifications. In this paper, we propose the use of Mixed-Integer Linear Optimization modeling and solution methodologies to address this Network Generation Problem. We present a number of useful modeling techniques and apply them to mathematically express and constrain network properties in the context of an optimization formulation. We then develop complete formulations for the generation of networks that attain specified levels of connectivity, spread, assortativity and robustness, and we illustrate these via a number of computational case studies.

Gounaris, Chrysanthos E; Kevrekidis, Ioannis G; Floudas, Christodoulos A

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Developing an approach for first-principles catalyst design: application to carbon-capture catalysis  

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An approach to first-principles catalyst design is presented in which models are used to elucidate geometric-energetic-activity relationships. These design principles are then employed to search structural databases for matching candidate catalysts in the example CO2 hydration reaction.

Kulik, H.J.

2014-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

248

All Repeats Are Not Equal: A Module-Based Approach to Guide Repeat Protein Design  

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All Repeats Are Not Equal: A Module-Based Approach to Guide Repeat Protein Design Nicholas Sawyer1,2 , Jieming Chen1,3 and Lynne Regan1,2,3,4 1 - Integrated Graduate Program in Physical and Engineering protein­protein interactions. Past efforts to design repeat protein-based molecular recognition tools have

Regan, Lynne

249

A new global approach to design for additive manufacturing R. PONCHE 1  

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A new global approach to design for additive manufacturing R. PONCHE 1 J.Y. HASCOET, O. KERBRAT, P directly through additive manufacturing. It is now accepted that these new processes can increase of these processes, with the Design For Additive Manufacturing (DFAM) concept. In this context, a methodology

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

250

A Hybrid, Neuro-Genetic Approach to Hydraulic Fracture Treatment Design and Optimization  

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SPE 36602 A Hybrid, Neuro-Genetic Approach to Hydraulic Fracture Treatment Design and Optimization and novel methodology for optimal design of hydraulic fracture treatments in a gas storage field. What makes very little (almost none) reservoir data availability. Lack of engineering data for hydraulic fracture

Mohaghegh, Shahab

251

Multi-criteria based design approach of multiphase permanent magnet low speed synchronous machines  

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Multi-criteria based design approach of multiphase permanent magnet low speed synchronous machines'Ecole Navale Letellier, Paul; Groupe Altawest, Jeumont Electric Keyword: AC MACHINES, BRUSHLESS MACHINES low speed synchronous machines April 21, 2008 Abstract This paper presents a design methodology

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

252

Neuro-genetic approach to optimize parameter design of dynamic multiresponse experiments  

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Engineers have widely applied the Taguchi method, a traditional approach for robust experimental design, to a variety of quality engineering problems for enhancing system robustness. However, the Taguchi method is unable to deal with dynamic multiresponse ... Keywords: Dynamic multiresponse, Experimental design, Exponential desirability functions, Genetic algorithms, Neural networks, Taguchi method

Hsu-Hwa Chang; Yan-Kwang Chen

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

A novel biomimetic approach to the design of high-performance  

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, ceramic­metal composites are ideal candi- dates. In particular, ceramic-matrix composites (CMCsA novel biomimetic approach to the design of high-performance ceramic­metal composites Maximilien E of extending natural biological design to develop new synthetic ceramic­ metal composite materials is examined

Ritchie, Robert

254

Space Exploration and Global Optimization for Computationally Intensive Design Problems: A Rough Set Based Approach  

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, and transparent. This work proposes a rough set based approach that can identify multip,le sub-regions in a design than a given level. The rough set method is applied iteratively on a growing sample set. A novel with a few well-known global optimization algorithms. Keywords: rough set, design optimization, space

Wang, Gaofeng Gary

255

A Simple and Intuitive Graphical Approach to the Design of Thermoelectric Cooling Systems  

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A Simple and Intuitive Graphical Approach to the Design of Thermoelectric Cooling Systems Simon, thermoelectric active cooling systems can help maintain electronic devices at a desired temperature condition and others. The method could help designers to examine and choose a thermoelectric module from catalogues

256

The slope parameter approach to marine cathodic protection design and its application to impressed current systems  

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The recently developed slope parameter approach to design of galvanic anode cathodic protection (cp) systems for marine structures constitutes an advancement in this technology compared to current practice, primarily because the former is first principles based and the latter is an empirical algorithm. In this paper, the slope parameter approach is reviewed; and related applications for which it can be utilized, including (1) design of new and retrofit cp systems, (2) evaluation of potential survey data, and (3) cp system design for complex geometries, are mentioned. The design current density is identified as the single remaining parameter for which values must be projected solely by experience or experimentation. In addition, the slope parameter approach is applied to the results of impressed current cp experiments, and it is shown how parameters for this can be interrelated with those of galvanic anode cp. Advantages of this capability are identified and discussed.

Hartt, W.H.

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A New Approach for Sustainable Energy Systems due to the Excitation of Inner?core Electrons on Zinc Atoms Induced by Surface?ion?recombination  

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The crisis of Nuclear power plants due to the March 11 2011 Tsunami in Japan suggests an increased need for sustainable science and technology in our society. The authors propose a new physical approach with surface?ion?recombination (SIR) due to the inner?core excitation of zinc atom [ Ne ]3s 2 3p 6 3d 10 4s 2 that brings no magnetic moment. Condensed material indicated the energy dependence of X?ray diffraction intensity in which exists strong diffuse scattering intensities at 10 eV 90 eV 100 eV and 230 eV. These energies are strictly corresponding to zinc of electron systems (3s 3p 3d and these combination). Our approach may have the potential of techniques for future nanotechnology especially for hydrogen storage systems.

Mitsugi Hamasaki; Masumi Obara; Mitsuomi Yamaguchi; Masahiro Kuwayama; Kozo Obara

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable Buildings | Department of Energy  

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Buildings Buildings Sustainable Buildings Mission The team evaluates and incorporates the requirements for sustainable buildings as defined in Executive Order (EO) 13423, Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management, and (EO) 13514, Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance, and DOE Order 436.1, Departmental Sustainability, and approved by LM. The team advocates the use of sustainable building practices. Scope The team evaluates how to locate, design, construct, maintain, and operate its buildings and facilities in a resource-efficient, sustainable, and economically viable manner, consistent with its mission. The team provides a process to evaluate sustainable building practices for any new construction, major renovation, and existing capital asset buildings in

259

Taxonomy of sustainable IT values.  

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??Sustainable IT is the effort towards design, manufacture, use and disposal of computer hardware efficiently and effectively with minimal or no impact to the environment.… (more)

Mysore, Alka

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - approach spacing tool Sample Search Results  

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of a digital tool to design sustainable buildings Vida Gholipour1, 2 Summary: of green buildings, led us to propose an eco-design support tool focused on ecological approaches......

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Sustainability 2011, 3, 443-464; doi:10.3390/su3020443 sustainability  

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Sustainability 2011, 3, 443-464; doi:10.3390/su3020443 sustainability ISSN 2071-1050 www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability Review Sustainable Buildings: An Ever Evolving Target Yvan Dutil *, Daniel Rousse and Guillermo Quesada of integrated design, construction, commissioning, operation, maintenance, and decommissioning of sustainable

262

A new approach to ensure successful implementation and sustainable DSM in RSA mines / Daniël Francois le Roux.  

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??In this study a new tool was developed that made new approaches possible for the successful implementation of Demand Side Management (DSM) projects. The new… (more)

Le Roux, Daniël Francois

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A new approach to the design and optimisation of support structures in additive manufacturing  

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Support structures are required in several additive manufacturing (AM) processes to sustain overhanging parts,...

G. Strano; L. Hao; R. M. Everson…

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

Blueprint for Sustainability - Sustainable Solutions for Every...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Blueprint for Sustainability - Sustainable Solutions for Every Consumer Blueprint for Sustainability - Sustainable Solutions for Every Consumer Highlights of Ford's near, mid, and...

265

Sustainable Buildings  

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The construction and real estate sectors are in a state of change: ... operated differently, i.e. more sustainably. Sustainable building means to build intelligently: the focus ... comprehensive quality concept t...

Christine Lemaitre

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

266

A Sustainable Stormwater Management Proposal for a Bayfront Military Brownfield  

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sustainable on?site stormwater management techniques.   Although  not enforced like building codes, design 

Doyle, John

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT  

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Report on SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 2 0 1 1 ­ 2 0 1 2 ISCN-GULF Charter Report #12;3 1. FACILITIES with projects of our University's Cell for Sustainable Development; it also presents evidence for steady alike. THIS REPORT This is the second report on sustainable development at the University of Luxembourg

van der Torre, Leon

268

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT  

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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ... Say the words "sustainable development" in most chemical industry offices and you are likely to observe a response of glazed eyes, furrowed brows, and inattentive expressions. ... "You are not going to find an extensive understanding and a thorough discourse about sustainable development taking place in a lot of companies." ...

PAIGE MARIE MORSE

1998-08-03T23:59:59.000Z

269

An Analytical Approach to the Design of Energy Harvesting Wireless Sensor Nodes  

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sources such as light, wind, water flow or human motion, is an attractive solution to the energy problem. These works consider joint power and resource management problems ranging from source-channel S. Zhang. A power management scheme and an approach to the design of energy storage capacity are developed in [20

Sikdar, Biplab

270

A Three-Step Approach for Building Correct-by-Design Autonomic Service-Oriented Architectures  

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A Three-Step Approach for Building Correct-by-Design Autonomic Service-Oriented Architectures Emna Introduction Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA) represent an abstract style to implement user requirements are accessible to a large community of clients. Still, the Service-Oriented Architecture abstraction contributes

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

271

High Accuracy Three-Dimensional Radar Sensor Design based on Fuzzy Logic Control Approach  

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High Accuracy Three-Dimensional Radar Sensor Design based on Fuzzy Logic Control Approach Lilin Guo in target tracking. Furthermore, a fuzzy logic controller is proposed to minimize the error between Tracking, Doppler Effect, Fuzzy Logic Controller I. INTRODUCTION Typically, radar sensors are comprised

Fan, Jeffrey

272

An integrated approach for optimum design of bridge decks using genetic algorithms and artificial neural networks  

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The objective of this paper is to develop an integrated approach using artificial neural networks (ANN) and genetic algorithms (GA) for cost optimization of bridge deck configurations. In the present work, ANN is used to predict the structural design ... Keywords: Artificial neural networks, Constraints, Cost optimization, Genetic algorithm, Grillage analogy, Objective function, T-girder bridge

V. Srinivas; K. Ramanjaneyulu

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

Medical Nuclear Supply Chain Design: A Tractable Network Model and Computational Approach  

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Medical Nuclear Supply Chain Design: A Tractable Network Model and Computational Approach Anna of medical nuclear supply chains. Our focus is on the molybdenum supply chain, which is the most commonly is of special relevance to healthcare given the medical nuclear product's widespread use as well as the aging

Nagurney, Anna

274

Knowing what a user likes: a design science approach to interfaces that automatically adapt to culture  

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Adapting user interfaces to a user's cultural background can increase satisfaction, revenue, and market share. Conventional approaches to catering for culture are restricted to adaptations for specific countries and modify only a limited number of interface ... Keywords: adaptive systems, culture, design science, personalization

Katharina Reinecke; Abraham Bernstein

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

Brief paper: A parameter space approach to constrained variance PID controller design  

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This paper presents a parameter space approach to constrained variance and minimum variance PID controller design for LTI models. The technique is based on rational transfer functions of the plant and noise models. Loci corresponding to a fixed variance ... Keywords: Low-order controllers, Minimum variance, Multi-objective, PID, Parameter space

P. B. Dickinson; A. T. Shenton

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

A Design Space Approach to Analysis of Information Retrieval Adaptive Filtering Systems  

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A Design Space Approach to Analysis of Information Retrieval Adaptive Filtering Systems Dmitriy, Adaptive Filtering 1. INTRODUCTION Constructing and tuning a good Information Retrieval (IR) system it requires to accomplish its various tasks. In many other technologies, such as HVAC (heating, venti- lation

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Panel 2: Systems Approach to Greener Design Marty Mulvihill, Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry  

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Investigate Alternative Designs, Materials, and Approaches Evaluate Alternatives, Gaps and Opportunities New the impacts of chemical products on the environment College of Engineering Developing more efficient processes of Chemistry Using more efficient and less impactful chemicals & process Maximize safety and efficiency

Lee, Seung-Wuk

278

Observer Design for Motorcycle's Lean and Steering Dynamics Estimation: a Takagi-Sugeno Approach  

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Observer Design for Motorcycle's Lean and Steering Dynamics Estimation: a Takagi-Sugeno Approach Dalil Ichalal, Hichem Arioui and Sa¨id Mammar Abstract-- In this paper, a nonlinear motorcycle model]. Development of safety systems for cars has reached a certain maturity. Unfortunately, for motorcycles

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

279

FEMP Resources for Sustainable Buildings | Open Energy Information  

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FEMP Resources for Sustainable Buildings FEMP Resources for Sustainable Buildings Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: FEMP Resources for Sustainable Buildings Agency/Company /Organization: United States Department of Energy Sector: Energy Focus Area: Buildings Resource Type: Training materials Website: www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/program/sustainable_resources.html References: FEMP Resources for Sustainable Buildings[1] Logo: FEMP Resources for Sustainable Buildings This resource offers many helpful resources about sustainable design and operations to Federal facility managers and other personnel. FEMP also offers training opportunities about sustainable design and practices. Overview "Many helpful resources about sustainable design and operations are available to Federal facility managers and other personnel. These resources

280

Preliminary Characterization and Analysis of the Designs and Research-Manufacturing Approaches  

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This report summarizes the results of Phase I of a study entitled, Low-Cost Manufacturing Of Multilayer Ceramic Fuel Cells. The work was carried out by a group called the Multilayer Fuel Cell Alliance (MLFCA) led by NexTech Materials and including Adaptive Materials, Advanced Materials Technologies (AMT), Cobb & Co., Edison Materials Technology Center, Iowa State University, Gas Technology Institute (GTI), Northwestern University, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Ohio State University, University of Missouri-Rolla (UMR), and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The objective of the program is to develop advanced manufacturing technologies for making solid oxide fuel cell components that are more economical and reliable for a variety of applications. In the Phase I effort, five approaches were considered: two based on NexTech's planar approach using anode and cathode supported variations, one based on UMR's ultra-thin electrolyte approach, and two based on AMI's co-extrusion technology. Based on a detailed manufacturing cost analysis, all of the approaches are projected to result in a significantly reduced production cost. Projected costs range from $139/kW to $179/kW for planar designs. Development risks were assessed for each approach and it was determined that the NexTech and UMR approaches carried the least risk for successful development. Using advanced manufacturing methods and a proprietary high power density design, the team estimated that production costs could be reduced to $94/kW.

Scott Swartz; Gwendolyn Cheney; Williams Dawson; Michael Cobb; Kirby Meacham; James Stephan; Bob Remick; Harlan Anderson; Wayne Huebner; Aaron Crumm; John Holloran; Tim Armstrong

2000-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

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281

Characterization of Brain Distribution of Sunitinib in a Murine Serial Sacrifice Design Using A Population-Based Approach  

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Characterization of Brain Distribution of Sunitinib in a Murine Serial Sacrifice Design Using A Population-Based Approach Rajneet Oberoi Department sample per subject, resulting in a study design wherein a small group

Thomas, David D.

282

Metropolitan Accessibility and Transportation Sustainability:Sustainability  

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Metropolitan Accessibility and Transportation Sustainability:Sustainability: Comparative Reduce (fulfillment of)Promote Sustainability: Meet needs of (fulfillment of) needs present Institute SMART Sustainable Mobility and Accessibility Research andSMART Sustainable Mobility

Papalambros, Panos

283

Investigation of thermochemical biorefinery sizing and environmental sustainability impacts for conventional supply system and distributed pre-processing supply system designs  

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The 2011 US Billion-Ton Update estimates that by 2030 there will be enough agricultural and forest resources to sustainably provide at least one billion dry tons of biomass annually, enough to displace approximately 30% of the country's current petroleum consumption. A portion of these resources are inaccessible at current cost targets with conventional feedstock supply systems because of their remoteness or low yields. Reliable analyses and projections of US biofuels production depend on assumptions about the supply system and biorefinery capacity, which, in turn, depend upon economic value, feedstock logistics, and sustainability. A cross-functional team has examined combinations of advances in feedstock supply systems and biorefinery capacities with rigorous design information, improved crop yield and agronomic practices, and improved estimates of sustainable biomass availability. A previous report on biochemical refinery capacity noted that under advanced feedstock logistic supply systems that include depots and pre-processing operations there are cost advantages that support larger biorefineries up to 10 000 DMT/day facilities compared to the smaller 2000 DMT/day facilities. This report focuses on analyzing conventional versus advanced depot biomass supply systems for a thermochemical conversion and refinery sizing based on woody biomass. The results of this analysis demonstrate that the economies of scale enabled by advanced logistics offsets much of the added logistics costs from additional depot processing and transportation, resulting in a small overall increase to the minimum ethanol selling price compared to the conventional logistic supply system. While the overall costs do increase slightly for the advanced logistic supply systems, the ability to mitigate moisture and ash in the system will improve the storage and conversion processes. In addition, being able to draw on feedstocks from further distances will decrease the risk of biomass supply to the conversion facility.

David J. Muth, Jr.; Matthew H. Langholtz; Eric C. D. Tan; Jacob J. Jacobson; Amy Schwab; May M. Wu; Andrew Argo; Craig C. Brandt; Kara G. Cafferty; Yi-Wen Chiu; Abhijit Dutta; Laurence M. Eaton; Erin M. Searcy

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

An integrated approach and IT platform to optimise electric motor engineering and design  

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Electric motors are one of the most common electrical components. The design phase is the most important stage in which 'green' customised solutions can be ideated, evaluated and optimised. Different aspects have to be concurrently addressed to achieve a high quality product in a short time to market. The present paper describes an innovative approach and software platform to configure and simulate customised electric motors. A key feature of the platform is a knowledge-based system that aims to standardise the design process. The platform integrates different software tools to support the development and verification of several design aspects, such as energy efficiency, manufacturing costs and environmental impacts. It also provides a collaborative area to support collaboration along the whole supply chain. Different case studies are presented to show the effectiveness of the platform application in supporting designers in the creation of innovative products.

Claudio Favi; Michele Germani; Marco Marconi; Maura Mengoni

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

ENSOULMENT AND SUSTAINABLE INTERACTION Eli Blevis and Erik Stolterman  

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1 ENSOULMENT AND SUSTAINABLE INTERACTION DESIGN Eli Blevis¹ and Erik Stolterman¹ ¹School within Sustainable Interaction Design (SID). The design-theoretic origins and implications are discussed The emergent trend under study is the linking of concerns about sustainability-- environmental sustainability

Blevis, Eli

286

Sustainability Awards  

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honors Los Alamos in 2014 Sustainability Awards December 3, 2014 Building and instrument efficiency, greenhouse gas reduction efforts noted LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Dec. 3, 2014-The...

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A systemic approach for dimensioning and designing anaerobic bio-digestion/energy generation biomass supply networks  

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Abstract Anaerobic bio-digestion/energy generation complexes using animal waste raw materials represent an important component of renewable energy initiatives and policies worldwide, and are significant contributors to broaden sustainability efforts. In such projects bio-power feasibility depends heavily on generation complex access to biomass which is of costly transportation. As a result, an important component of renewable energy planning is the optimization of a logistics system to guarantee low-cost access to animal waste. This access is a function of local characteristics including number and geographic location of organic waste sources, operating and maintenance costs of the generation facility, energy prices, and marginal contribution of biomass collected and delivered to the anaerobic bio-digestion unit. Because biomass exhibits high transportation costs per unit of energy ultimately generated, and because different types of biomass have different biogas-generating properties, design of the supply logistics system can be the determinant factor towards economic viability of energy generation from an anaerobic bio-digestion plant. Indeed, to address this problem it is helpful to consider the farms, the logistics system, the anaerobic bio-digestion plant, and the generation plant as subsystems in an integrated system. Additionally, the existence of an outlet for manure may allow farmers to significantly raise boundaries of one constraint they face, namely disposing of animal waste, therefore permitting increases in farm production capacity. This paper suggests and outlines a systematic methodology to address the design of such systems.

João Neiva de Figueiredo; Sérgio Fernando Mayerle

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

Sustainable tourism and post-conflict state building  

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Chapter 5 Sustainable tourism and post- conflict state building Pranil Kumar Upadhayaya1 Sagar Raj Sharma2 1. Sustainable development and sustainable tourism Sustainable development is a pattern that communities, under the framework of sustainable development adopt a three-pronged approach that considers

Richner, Heinz

289

Venice Sustainability Advisory Panel  

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Venice Sustainability Advisory PanelFINAL REPORT Venice Sustainability Advisory Panel FinalInvestigator The Venice Sustainability Advisory Panel (

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Achieving Sustainability, Energy Savings, and Occupant Comfort  

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Sustainability, energy savings, and occupant comfort are not mutually exclusive objectives, as buildings can be designed that incorporate all of these features. Sustainability is often defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising...

Fisher, D.; Bristow, G.

291

Sustainable Scientists  

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Scientists are front and center in quantifying and solving environmental problems. Yet, as a spate of recent news articles in scientific journals point out, much can be done to enhance sustainability within the scientific enterprise itself, particularly by trimming the energy use associated with research facilities and the equipment therein (i,ii,iii, iv). Sponsors of research unwittingly spend on the order of $10 billion each year on energy in the U.S. alone, and the underlying inefficiencies drain funds from the research enterprise while causing 80 MT CO2-equivalent greenhouse-gas emissions (see Box). These are significant sums considering the opportunity costs in terms of the amount of additional research that could be funded and emissions that could be reduced if the underlying energy was used more efficiently. By following commercially proven best practices in facility design and operation, scientists--and the sponsors of science--can cost-effectively halve these costs, while doing their part to put society on alow-carbon diet.

Mills, Evan

2008-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

292

Application of Target Value Design to Energy Efficiency Investments  

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of Integrated Design for Sustainable Building, John Wiley &low- energy, sustainable buildings by considering all designlow-energy, sustainable buildings by considering all design

Lee, Hyun Woo

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

Confidential Sustainable  

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Confidential Sustainable Development #12;Skanska in short - Founded 1887 in Sweden - International Contractor #12;Confidential Measuring Sustainability #12;Color Palette launched Our Green Timeline & Journey management Building envelope, M&E, Biomass #12;Supply Chain and Deep Green Future proof Process

Painter, Kevin

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Sustainability | Department of Energy  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Sustainability Sustainability Sustainability EM's commitment to sustainability is evidenced by projects at the Savannah River Operations Offices with Savannah River leading the...

295

Environmental Studies Minor Sustainability Track  

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, and decision-making in pursuit of sustainability goals Example courses: ECON 75 Environmental and Energy Economics ENVS 39 Natural Resources, Development and the Environment ENVS 61 Governing the Environment ENVS addressing how discourse, ethics and identity shape approaches to sustainability challenges Example courses

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Sustainable Urbanism : an examination of environmentally responsible neighborhood developments in Europe and lessons for sustainable urban planning  

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The emergence of the sustainable development concept at the end of the 1980s triggered the intensification of the environmental sustainability discourse in urban design and planning. The vision of sustainable urbanism ...

Kasioumi, Eirini

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program Operator Performance Metrics for Control Room Modernization: A Practical Guide for Early Design Evaluation  

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As control rooms are modernized with new digital systems at nuclear power plants, it is necessary to evaluate the operator performance using these systems as part of a verification and validation process. There are no standard, predefined metrics available for assessing what is satisfactory operator interaction with new systems, especially during the early design stages of a new system. This report identifies the process and metrics for evaluating human system interfaces as part of control room modernization. The report includes background information on design and evaluation, a thorough discussion of human performance measures, and a practical example of how the process and metrics have been used as part of a turbine control system upgrade during the formative stages of design. The process and metrics are geared toward generalizability to other applications and serve as a template for utilities undertaking their own control room modernization activities.

Ronald Boring; Roger Lew; Thomas Ulrich; Jeffrey Joe

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

ICT and Sustainable Development Lorenz M. Hilty1,2  

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and sustainable development: An optimistic and a pessimistic view of ICT with regard to sustainability, the three-pillar approach to sustainable development, the three-level approach to ICT impacts, the claim of human, socialICT and Sustainable Development Lorenz M. Hilty1,2 and Magda David Hercheui3,4 1 University

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

299

Predicting the Unit Appraisal Value of the Unimproved and Private Land in the City of Houston by LEED Sustainable Site Credits  

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objectives of this research are to identify the relation between Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) criteria regarding sustainable site credits and the appraised value of land parcels in the City of Houston, and additionally to analyze... the effects of detail components which leverage the sustainable credits regarding the Public Transportation Access (PTA) in terms of economic issues. To accomplish these objectives, the approach to estimate sustainable ratings of specific parcels using...

Park, Young Jun

2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

300

Sustainable Chemical Product and Process Engineering  

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Today, manufacturing sustainability, process and product sustainability, nanotechnology sustainability, energy sustainability, environmental sustainability, water sustainability, etc. are studied and practiced extensively. ... An important aim of the conference was to bring together leading experts from around the world to share their knowledge, research, and educational experience in the most challenging areas of chemical engineering sustainability. ... The primary objectives were (1) to assess state-of-the-art sustainable chemical product and process engineering, (2) to bridge the gap between research and development, strengthening ties between academia and industries, (3) to discuss research directions for chemical engineering sustainability and educational approaches for the integration of sustainability science into chemical engineering curriculum, and (4) to explore opportunities for international collaboration. ...

Yinlun Huang; Xiaojun Peng

2014-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

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301

Sustainable Development – Challenges for the European CAPE Community  

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Abstract The European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE) is taking up the challenge of sustainable development by installing a special Sustainability Section to discuss the wide ranging implications of this development concept. Sustainable development will require a thorough re-structuring of chemical industry within the next decades and a fundamental re-orientation of the way chemical engineers pursue their research, technological development and design work as well. This poses new and formidable challenges to the European CAPE community. Three challenges require new CAPE solutions in particular• The integration of life cycle assessment into chemical engineering design; • A change towards renewable resources for energy provision and raw materials for industrial processes; • A systemic approach to integrating chemical industry sustainably into supply chains while providing energy services to society at the same time. The re-orientation of chemical engineering research and design is already visible in the efforts of young chemical engineering researchers. Interdisciplinary research as well as tackling the tasks linked to the new role of chemical engineering within sustainable development is more and more defining the work of young chemical engineers. This has been particularly visible in the CAPE Forum 2013, that brought together an interdisciplinary group of researchers from 13 European countries to discuss these challenges of sustainable development and that fostered the discourse between young researchers and experienced scientists and practitioners. The paper will link the results of the 32 contributions to the CAPE Forum 2013 and the on-going initiatives in the Sustainability Section of the EFCE to generate a picture of the future role of the CAPE community with regard to sustainable development.

Michael Narodoslawsky

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

Campus Sustainability at Virginia Tech  

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together to ensure a more sustainable future for us all. Sincerely, Fred Selby, Energy and Sustainability Internship Program by forming four interdisciplinary teams, comprised of 28 students. These teams utilized. A total of 15 Blacksburg campus Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) registered projects

Virginia Tech

303

Sustainability Performance Office | Department of Energy  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Sustainability Performance Office Sustainability Performance Office Sustainability Performance Office Sustainability Performance Office Sustainability Performance Office...

304

Environmental Sustainability  

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Environment » Environment » Environmental Stewardship » Environmental Sustainability /community-environment/_assets/images/icon_earthday.jpg Environmental Sustainability: Creating the Future Exercising our commitment to operating a sustainable site by creating a 50-year horizon of planning and preparing for effective environmental stewardship while executing national mission. Sustainability Goals» Recycling» Green Purchasing» Pollution Prevention» Reusing Water» Feature Stories» LOOK INTO LANL - highlights of our science, people, technologies close Novel cellulose structure requires fewer enzymes to process biomass to fuel Improved methods for breaking down cellulose nanofibers are central to cost-effective biofuel production. READ MORE An enzyme (shown in blue) pulls out individual cellulose chains (pink) from the pretreated nanofiber surface (green) and then breaks them apart into simple sugars. Image credit, Shishir Chundawat, Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center.

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High Performance Sustainable Building - DOE Directives, Delegations...  

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6A, High Performance Sustainable Building by Adam Pugh Functional areas: Program Management, Project Management This Guide provides approaches for implementing the High Performance...

306

Peer-to-peer inventory management of returnable transport items: A design science approach  

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The packaged gas industry suffers from the loss of gas cylinders due to ineffective inventory management and lack of suitably robust identification technologies. This paper takes a design science approach to this problem and contributes a prototype inventory management system, based on peer-to-peer RFID technology, developed to improve this situation. Evaluative work is shown which suggests that the system is able to operate effectively within a controlled environment. The benefits of the system are discussed, in addition to the hurdles which are still to be faced in the adoption of the technology.

Alex Mason; Andy Shaw; Ahmed Al-Shamma’a

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Toward Sustainable Chemistry  

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...ecosphere. Chemical sustainability problems are...to achieving sustainability in three key areas...the central pillar of a sustainable...to achieving sustainability in three key areas...the central pillar of a sustainable...

Terry Collins

2001-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

308

Sustainabiliity Sustainability Plan  

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Sustainabiliity IIT Campus Sustainability Plan 2010­2020 Published Fall Semester 2010 www.iit.edu/campus_sustainability #12;IIT Campus Sustainability Plan 2010-2020 Fall Semester 2010 1 Section I: Background Sustainability ...................................................................................................................................................................8 IIT Academic Entities on Sustainability

Heller, Barbara

309

Realization Approaches of Customer Relationship Management – A Design Science Research Contribution to Support the Construction of Situational CRM Artifacts  

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In this paper, customer relationship management (CRM) is focused as one particular field of application for design science research (DSR). In managerial practice, it can be observed that CRM is approached differe...

Anke Gericke; Tobias Bucher

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Report of the Alternative Sustainable Energy  

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Report of the Alternative Sustainable Energy Research Initiative 2010 Prof. David Cahen Scientific Director #12;Alternative and sustainable Energy Research Initiative (AERI) Weizmann Institute of Science Designer Cellulosomes 28 SSC2010: Solar Student Conference 2010 30 #12;Alternative and sustainable Energy

Maoz, Shahar

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Sustainability Framework 1 Queen's University  

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Sustainability Framework 1 Queen's University Sustainability Strategic Framework #12;Sustainability Framework 2 Contents Introduction .................................................................................................................................................. 2 Queen's Sustainability Mission

Abolmaesumi, Purang

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Interagency Sustainability Working Group | Department of Energy  

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Program Areas » Sustainable Buildings & Campuses » Interagency Program Areas » Sustainable Buildings & Campuses » Interagency Sustainability Working Group Interagency Sustainability Working Group October 4, 2013 - 5:00pm Addthis The Interagency Sustainability Working Group (ISWG) is the coordinating body for sustainable buildings in the Federal Government. The ISWG: Serves as a forum for information exchange and promotes agency implementation of goals for high-performance and sustainable buildings Develops policy and reporting guidance that fosters the widespread adoption of sustainable design and operations in the Federal sector Develops technical guidance and tools to support implementation of agency sustainability policies for Federally owned, operated, and leased buildings. The ISWG is also charged with providing assistance for implementing the

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Energy Department Announces Up to $14 Million for Applying Landscape Design to Cellulosic Bioenergy  

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The Energy Department today announced up to $14 million to support landscape design approaches that maintain or enhance the environmental and socio-economic sustainability of cellulosic bioenergy through the improvement of feedstock production, logistics systems, and technology development.

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A comparison of the environmental effects of traditional intensive forestry and the sustainable forestry initiative: a modeling approach at the landscape level  

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Changes in landscape pattern caused by changes in forest management, namely the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), and the implications of these structural changes on landscape processes were analyzed. Landscape structure was studied based upon...

Azevedo, Joao Carlos

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

315

NREL: Technology Deployment - Microgrid Design  

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Microgrid Design Microgrid Design Photo of a microgrid test site at the National Wind Technology Center. NREL designs independent electrical generation and distribution systems called microgrids, which deliver energy that is reliable, economical, and sustainable. NREL experts work with military, government, industry, and other organizations that cannot afford to lose power to develop reliable and cost-effective microgrid systems. Expertise and Knowledge NREL offers microgrid technical expertise and project support that includes engineering, energy analysis and modeling, financial analysis, and energy management. Our comprehensive and innovative approach to microgrid design is called Continuously Optimized Reliable Energy (CORE) Microgrids. The CORE microgrid approach includes advantages such as:

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Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) - A critical evaluation by LCA and recommendations for improvement  

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performance, sustainable buildings. A building design can bebuilding LEED credit (summary) Sustainable Sites (SS) Prerequisite 1: Design

Humbert, Sebastien; Abeck, Heike; Bali, Nishil; Horvath, Arpad

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

Bayesian based design of real-time sensor systems for high-risk indoor contaminants  

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of uncertainty. Sustainable building design is one suchIn fact, sustainable building design extends beyond the

Sreedharan, Priya

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

Soils, souls and agricultural sustainability: the need for connection  

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Sustainability is a contested term, and has much in common with justice and liberty in meaning very different things to different people. Typically it is the vision of the developed North that has dominated. This paper describes some of the results of a long-term research project based in Kogi State, Nigeria, designed to explore agricultural sustainability, and in particular how a Northern-based focus on soil and production compares with local visions. The results suggest that local visions are flexible and complex, and are far more tightly embedded in social concerns than more technical approaches allow. Agricultural sustainability is but one concern amongst many, and will be compromised in the short term if deemed necessary. The paper ends by discussing the differences between such localised long-term and detailed studies with the use of sustainability indicators and indices designed to help guide research and intervention policy. It is argued that much of the work on agricultural sustainability has failed to explore the connections between relatively short-term and site-specific social and environmental change and longer-term/larger-scale implications.

Stephen Morse; Nora McNamara; Moses Acholo

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bioenergy for Sustainable Development  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Sustainable Bioenergy High-Impact Opportunity Sustainable Energy For All BIOENERGY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Overview * Energy poverty is widespread and prevents economic...

320

Sustainability | The Ames Laboratory  

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Sustainability Ames Laboratory is committed to environmental sustainability in all of its operations as outlined in the Laboratory's Site Sustainability Plan. Executive orders set...

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321

Review: Hijacking Sustainability  

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addressing the attack on sustainability, Sharon Beder’s 2002Review: Hijacking Sustainability By Adrian Parr Reviewed byParr, Adrian. Hijacking Sustainability. Cambridge, MA: MIT

Antonelli, Monika

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

Active stewardship: sustainable future  

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stewardship: sustainable future Active stewardship: sustainable future Energy sustainability is a daunting task: How do we develop top-notch innovations with some of the...

323

Sustainability and Transport  

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2005. Integrating Sustainability into the Trans- portationTHOUGHT PIECE Sustainability and Transport by Richardof the concept of sustainability to transport planning. In

Gilbert, Richard

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Psychology of Sustainable Development  

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to achieve sustainable development: economic, environmental,Psychology of Sustainable Development By Peter Schmuck andPsychology of Sustainable Development. Norwell, MA: Kluwer

Milfont, Taciano Lemos

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Ecosystems and Sustainable Development  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Ecosystems and Sustainable Development Editors: J.L. Uso,Ecosystems and Sustainable Development. Southhampton, UK:ISBN: 1-85312-502-4. Sustainable development research is a

Tufford, Dan

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Environmental Sustainability  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Energy Systems & Climate Change 21 3.2 Communication 24 #12;Prospectus for Environmental Sustainability: Distance Learning 2014-2015 3 MEEN40820 Technical Communications 24 IS40030 People Information & Communication 26 ENVB40380 Managing the Interface between Science & Policy 28 3.3 Resource Characterisation

327

Environmental Sustainability  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Energy Systems & Climate Change 21 3.2 Communication 24 #12;Prospectus for Environmental Sustainability: Distance Learning 2013-2014 3 MEEN40820 Technical Communications 24 IS40030 People Information & Communication 26 ENVB40380 Managing the Interface between Science & Policy 28 3.3 Resource Characterisation

328

Sustainablesta Sustainable  

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welfare impacts associated with poor sanitation in Southeast Asia has shown that the annual per capita research related to the core issues of the region, namely (i) environmental sanitation and health, (ii of adequate environmental sanitation has been identified as one of the main issues related to sustainable

Richner, Heinz

329

NREL Facility Named One of Nation's Top Sustainable Buildings |  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

NREL Facility Named One of Nation's Top Sustainable Buildings NREL Facility Named One of Nation's Top Sustainable Buildings NREL Facility Named One of Nation's Top Sustainable Buildings June 24, 2011 - 12:31pm Addthis The 222,000 sq. ft. RSF has been recognized for its innovative construction and efficiency. | Courtesy of Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory staff photographer. The 222,000 sq. ft. RSF has been recognized for its innovative construction and efficiency. | Courtesy of Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory staff photographer. Eric Escudero Eric Escudero Senior Public Affairs Specialist & Contractor, Golden Field Office It's been a little over a year since the Energy Department's Research Support Facility (RSF) opened on the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) campus in Colorado. The innovative approach taken in the design and

330

NREL Facility Named One of Nation's Top Sustainable Buildings |  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

NREL Facility Named One of Nation's Top Sustainable Buildings NREL Facility Named One of Nation's Top Sustainable Buildings NREL Facility Named One of Nation's Top Sustainable Buildings June 24, 2011 - 12:31pm Addthis The 222,000 sq. ft. RSF has been recognized for its innovative construction and efficiency. | Courtesy of Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory staff photographer. The 222,000 sq. ft. RSF has been recognized for its innovative construction and efficiency. | Courtesy of Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory staff photographer. Eric Escudero Eric Escudero Senior Public Affairs Specialist & Contractor, Golden Field Office It's been a little over a year since the Energy Department's Research Support Facility (RSF) opened on the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) campus in Colorado. The innovative approach taken in the design and

331

U.S. Department of Energy High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Implementation Plan  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Plan outlining DOE's commitment to designing, building, operating, and maintaining high performance and sustainable buildings (HPSB).

332

A majorization-minimization approach to design of power distribution networks  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

We consider optimization approaches to design cost-effective electrical networks for power distribution. This involves a trade-off between minimizing the power loss due to resistive heating of the lines and minimizing the construction cost (modeled by a linear cost in the number of lines plus a linear cost on the conductance of each line). We begin with a convex optimization method based on the paper 'Minimizing Effective Resistance of a Graph' [Ghosh, Boyd & Saberi]. However, this does not address the Alternating Current (AC) realm and the combinatorial aspect of adding/removing lines of the network. Hence, we consider a non-convex continuation method that imposes a concave cost of the conductance of each line thereby favoring sparser solutions. By varying a parameter of this penalty we extrapolate from the convex problem (with non-sparse solutions) to the combinatorial problem (with sparse solutions). This is used as a heuristic to find good solutions (local minima) of the non-convex problem. To perform the necessary non-convex optimization steps, we use the majorization-minimization algorithm that performs a sequence of convex optimizations obtained by iteratively linearizing the concave part of the objective. A number of examples are presented which suggest that the overall method is a good heuristic for network design. We also consider how to obtain sparse networks that are still robust against failures of lines and/or generators.

Johnson, Jason K [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Chertkov, Michael [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

Contemporary Strategies for Sustainable Design  

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of participants in the building industry to achieve carbon neutral construction by the year 2030. Basically, the 2030 Challenge asks the global architecture and building community to commit to the following goals, as described in their website http... (names are kept confidential) from Lake|Flato; Foster + Partners; TR Hamzah and Yeang; HOK; HKS? London and HKS ? Dallas for participating in this research. Without your help, this would not be possible! Thanks to my friends and colleagues...

Farias, Francisco

2013-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

334

Atlanta- Sustainable Development Design Standards  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

In December 2003, the City of Atlanta passed a green building [http://www.atlantaga.gov/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=547 ordinance] that applies to city-owned facilities and city-funded...

335

Sustainability Published December 2009  

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Sustainability Report Published December 2009 #12;#12;NIEHS Sustainability Report #12;#12;Table........................................................................................................9 Managing for Sustainability....................................................................................................45 #12;A Message from Our Director In order to sustain and improve life on Earth, we must

Bandettini, Peter A.

336

Sustainable Forest Finance Toolkit | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Sustainable Forest Finance Toolkit Sustainable Forest Finance Toolkit Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Sustainable Forest Finance Toolkit Agency/Company /Organization: World Business Council for Sustainable Development Sector: Land Focus Area: Forestry Topics: Finance Resource Type: Guide/manual Website: www.pwc.co.uk/pdf/forest_finance_toolkit.pdf Sustainable Forest Finance Toolkit Screenshot References: Sustainable Forest Finance Toolkit[1] Overview "This Toolkit has been developed jointly by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). It is a globally applicable resource designed to help financial institutions support the management of forest resources through sustainable and legal timber production and processing, and markets for carbon and other

337

Interagency Sustainability Working Group  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Interagency Sustainability Working Group (ISWG) is the coordinating body for sustainable buildings in the federal government.

338

Sustainable NREL  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory prides itself on not only advancing the renewable energy, but "walking the talk" when it comes to sustainable practices. "When you look at our laboratories, you will see energy efficiency in action, but you'll also see renewable energy. We walk the walk and we talk the talk. We believe in it and we want to live it also."

None

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

Sustainable NREL  

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory prides itself on not only advancing the renewable energy, but "walking the talk" when it comes to sustainable practices. "When you look at our laboratories, you will see energy efficiency in action, but you'll also see renewable energy. We walk the walk and we talk the talk. We believe in it and we want to live it also."

None

2013-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

340

Subject: FW: HMSC Sustainability Committee: Meeting Minutes 6/2/09 HMSC Sustainability Committee  

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generation, chemical resources and sustainable design. He also brought to our attention Executive Order 13423/gsa/ep/contentView.do?contentType=GSA_BASIC&contentId=22395 #12;III. Sustainable Design at HMSC Randy be considered. Action: Sharon Nieukirk will investigate incentives available for green building design (solar

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341

Methodological approach towards sustainability by integration of environmental impact in production system models through life cycle analysis: Application to the Rioja wine sector  

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This paper proposes the integration of life cycle analysis within the production system models as a tool for decision making (whether at the strategic, tactical or operational levels) attending not only economic and technical criteria but also the environmental ... Keywords: decision making, environmental impact, life cycle assessment, modeling and simulation, production systems, sustainability

Emilio Jiménez; Eduardo Martínez; Julio Blanco; Mercedes Pérez; Charmery Graciano

2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Sustainable Development Fund Financing Program (PECO Territory) |  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Sustainable Development Fund Financing Program (PECO Territory) Sustainable Development Fund Financing Program (PECO Territory) Sustainable Development Fund Financing Program (PECO Territory) < Back Eligibility Commercial Industrial Nonprofit Schools Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Design & Remodeling Other Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Bioenergy Manufacturing Buying & Making Electricity Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Water Solar Water Heating Wind Program Info State Pennsylvania Program Type Local Loan Program Rebate Amount Varies by project Provider TRF Sustainable Development Fund The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission created the Sustainable Development Fund (SDF) in its final order of the PECO Energy electric

343

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Sustainability Sustainability 300  

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will build skills to apply theories to real- world problems of sustainability, and develop the ability1 Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Sustainability Sustainability 300 Fall 2014 Class: 19301 Room and Sustainability loraine.lundquist@csun.edu JR 219B Course Description This course uses an interdisciplinary

D'Orsogna, Maria Rita

344

sustainability and u} Sustainability at the  

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sustainability and u} #12;Sustainability at the University of Minnesota is a continuous effort. The University of Minnesota is committed to incorporating sustainability into its teaching, research and outreach and the operations that support them. sustainability} From groundbreaking research to unique recycling options

Webb, Peter

345

Assessment of University Sustainability Activities SUSTAINABILITY TRACKING,  

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Assessment of University Sustainability Activities under the SUSTAINABILITY TRACKING, ASSESSMENT Rashed-Ali, PhD. Prepared for: The UTSA Sustainability Council May 3rd , 2011 #12;yhd/s ^hDD Zz 2 | P a g-Ali, Assistant Professor in the College of Architecture, conducted a survey and assessment of UTSA sustainability

Dodla, Ramana

346

A simplied approach for generating frequency domain bounds for QFT designs  

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(QFT) design methodology for multiple feedback controllers can be difficult and tedious. The procedure involves uncoupling the system into a series of single input-single output (SISO) designs. This, at times, requires the designer to make...

Kyle, Eric Jacque

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

347

Improving Functionality and Sustainability of Commercial Insulation: Experimental Study, Heat Transfer Modeling, Environmental Assessment.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??he Department of Energy names executing and integrating high-performance sustainable design and green building best practices a Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan goal under the Executive… (more)

Manoosingh, Celine

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Life cycle assessment and sustainability analysis of products, materials and technologies. Toward a scientific framework for sustainability life cycle analysis  

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There are many approaches to study the environmental and sustainability aspects of production and consumption. Some of these reside at the level of concepts, e.g., industrial ecology, design for environment, and cleaner production. Other approaches are based on the use of quantitative models, e.g., life cycle assessment, material flow accounting and strategic environmental assessment. This paper focuses on the development of a framework that is able to incorporate different models for environmental analysis, with the option of a broader scope that also includes economic and social aspects, thus covering the three pillars of sustainability. This framework builds on the ISO-framework for life cycle assessment, but takes a broader view, and allows us to move from micro questions on specific products, via meso questions on life styles up to macro questions in which the entire societal structure is part of the analysis.

Reinout Heijungs; Gjalt Huppes; Jeroen B. Guinée

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

Supporting conflict management in collaborative design: An approach to assess engineering change impacts  

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It is characteristic of collaborative engineering design that precedence relationships among design activities contain information flow conflicts. Due to multi-actors interaction, conflicts can emerge from disagreements between designers about proposed ... Keywords: Collaborative process, Conflict management, Design process traceability, Engineering change, Engineering data dependencies, Process coordination strategies

M. Z. Ouertani

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

Domestic Plant Guilds: A Novel Application for Sustainable HCI  

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Human Factors; Design INTRODUCTION The CHI Simple, Sustainable Living Workshop was (in part) created-, human-sustainable design for permanence) advocate for similar ideologies (e.g., apply self sustain itself and provide people with many of their essential needs (e.g., food, building materials, etc

LaViola Jr., Joseph J.

351

Sustainability attheUniversityofPittsburgh Facilities Management Division  

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Sustainability attheUniversityofPittsburgh Facilities Management Division Updated January 2014 #12;SustainabilityattheUniversityofPittsburgh · Sustainable Design and Construction · Energy Conservation · Pollution/Emissions Reduction · Greening of the Campus · Recycling #12;SustainableDesignand Construction Design Standards · FM

Jiang, Huiqiang

352

Sustainability at BPA May 2011  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

BPA’s approach to sustainability is built on the agency’s foundation of environmental stewardship partnered with its commitment to operational excellence. Around the world today, sustainable business practices are driving innovation, opening opportunities for resource and cost efficiencies, as well as increasing employee engagement and productivity. Business jumped on the bandwagon early finding that sustainability can be an important component of their company’s competitive advantage. A 2010 survey by the United Nations Global Compact/Accenture of 766 CEOs from around the globe found that, despite the economic downturn, 93 percent of the CEOs surveyed see sustainability as critical to their company’s future success. Calling on the federal government to “lead by example,” President Barack Obama issued Executive Order 13514 in October 2009 to green the government by improving “environmental, energy and economic performance.”

none,

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Optimal linear phase FIR filter design using particle swarm optimization with constriction factor and inertia weight approach with wavelet mutation  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

In this paper, Particle Swarm Optimization with Constriction Factor and Inertia Weight Approach is hybridized with Wavelet Mutation PSOCFIWA-WM strategy for the optimal design of linear phase FIR filters. Real coded genetic algorithm RGA, particle swarm ... Keywords: Band Pass, Band Stop, Convergence, Evolutionary Optimization Technique, Fir Filter, High Pass, Low Pass, Magnitude Response, Pso, Psocfiwa, Psocfiwa-Wm, Rga

S. K. Saha; R. Kar; D. Mandal; S. P. Ghoshal

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Extending Failure Modes and Effects Analysis Approach for Reliability Analysis at the Software Architecture Design Level  

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Several reliability engineering approaches have been proposed to identify and recover from failures. A well-known and mature approach is the Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) method that is usually utilized...

Hasan Sozer; Bedir Tekinerdogan; Mehmet Aksit

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Design of aircraft noise abatement approach procedures for near-term implementation  

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Advanced aircraft noise abatement approach procedures -- characterized by decelerating, continuous descent approaches using idle thrust, and enabled by flight guidance technologies such as GPS and FMS -- have been shown ...

Ho, Nhut Tan, 1974-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Sustainable Procurement Policy  

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Sustainable Procurement Policy #12;2 Sustainable Procurement What is sustainable procurement? "Sustainable procurement is a process whereby organisations meet their needs for goods, services, works to the environment" Procuring the Future (Sustainable Procurement Task Force June 2006) Why is it important

Burton, Geoffrey R.

357

Achieving Sustainability Cindy Carlsson  

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Achieving Sustainability at MnDOT Cindy Carlsson MnDOT Office of Policy Analysis, Research and Innovation 22nd Annual Transportation Research Conference May 24, 2011 #12;Sustainable practices respect Sustainability #12;Environmental Sustainability Sustainable practices · Are compatible with and may enhance

Minnesota, University of

358

Sustainability Cal State Fullerton  

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Sustainability at Cal State Fullerton A Report from the Sustainability Initiative Study Group October 28, 2008 #12;Sustainability at Cal State Fullerton A Report from the Sustainability Initiative Safety Sally Yassine Contracts & Procurement #12;Sustainability at Cal State Fullerton A Report from

de Lijser, Peter

359

Cultivating Sustainable Coffee: Persistent Paradoxes  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

survival and sustainable development processes will dependinclusive and sustainable rural development processes. Ininclusive sustainable rural devel- opment process (Miranda

Bacon, Christopher M.; Mendez, Ernesto; Fox, Jonathan A

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

ASSESSMENT OF DEGRADATION OF EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS IN RELATION TO SUSTAINABILITY MEASURES  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Sustainability is the one of the newest design considerations in building construction. Current programs of sustainability such as Energy Star for buildings and LEED, are providing methods to reduce operational energy use and encourage sustainable...

Magnuson, George Raynor

2013-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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361

Sustainability at Navistar: a model distinguished by sustainable innovation, proactive product stewardship, and sound science  

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While corporate sustainability is interpreted broadly to mean ensuring success in the present without compromising the future, a well-accepted workable definition has remained elusive. Sustainability is often defined using a set of criteria or metrics that address the recognised environmental, social, and economic pillars of sustainability. However, standard metrics fail to account for how companies deal with operational challenges to their sustainability and viability. As a 175 year old diesel engine manufacturer, Navistar, Inc. has developed a model to address not only the three pillars of sustainability but also its significant business challenges, including those related to health concerns over its diesel products and environmental and employee legacies. Featuring a commitment to sustainable innovation and product stewardship and reliance on sound science, Navistar's sustainability model has evolved in response to its unique operating environment. This model illustrates the benefits of designing sustainability strategies to address specific business challenges rather than a standard set of criteria.

Thomas W. Hesterberg; III"> William B. Bunn III; Thomas J. Slavin; Jason Malcore; MacKenzie E. Porter; E. Bruce Harrison; Neal C. Grasso; Christopher M. Long

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Constructuing design concepts : a computational approach to the synthesis of architectural form  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Architects use concepts about space to solve problems and to form designs. A design concept is the manifestation of the basic instability of our mental performance: it is a makeshift that provides general direction for ...

Kotsopoulos, Sotirios D., 1966-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

New approach to the design of core support structures for large LMFBR plants  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The paper describes an innovative design concept for a LMFBR Core Support Structure. A hanging Core Support Structure is described and analyzed. The design offers inherent safety features, constructibility advantages, and potential cost reductions.

Burelbach, J.P.; Kann, W.J.; Pan, Y.C.; Saiveau, J.G.; Seidensticker, R.W.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Morality and Meaning in Video Games: A New Approach to Christian Game Design  

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A review of the history of video game design reveals an emphasis on themes of competition, survival, and combat. Game designers are now increasingly exploring other themes, including ethics, morality, and religious or spiritual subjects. This thesis...

Bednarz, Megan Renee?

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

365

Fluid Dynamics in Bioreactor Design: Considerations for the Theoretical and Practical Approach  

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The following chapter summarizes principles of fluid dynamics in bioreactor design with a focus on mammalian cell-culture systems.

B. Weyand; M. Israelowitz; H. P. von Schroeder…

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Chemistry for Sustainable Technologies: A Foundation  

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The scope of the book is to explain the concept of sustainability, to highlight the role of science and technology in moving towards sustainable development, and to use examples of new approaches to chemistry to meet these needs. ... Energy production, prospects, and time scales. ...

Trevor Laird

2013-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

367

A Model Transformation Approach for Design Pattern Evolutions Jing Dong, Sheng Yang, Kang Zhang  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

,syang,kzhang}@utdallas.edu Abstract The evolution of a design pattern typically involves the addition or removal of a group pattern may involve the addition or removal of several parts of a design pattern. Misunderstanding of a design pattern may result in missing parts of the evolution process. The addition and removal of system

Zhang, Kang

368

Sustainability and Nanotechnology  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Sustainability and Nanotechnology ... This article is part of the Sustainable Nanotechnology special issue. ... Here is where a disruptive technology such as nanotechnology can step in to take a long view and set us on a more sustainable pathway. ...

Barbara Karn; Omowunmi Sadik

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

"Leadership for Sustainable  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

! 1! ! ! "Leadership for Sustainable Development in Commonwealth Africa" 8th !Forum! Commonwealth! Secretariat! #12;! 2! Ethical Leadership for Sustainable Development Background Paper prepared! Executive Summary The "Ethical Leadership for Sustainable Development" paper offers Heads of Public Service

Saskatchewan, University of

370

SAFE—A hierarchical framework for assessing the sustainability of agricultural systems  

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Sustainable development and the definition of indicators to assess progress towards sustainability have become a high priority in scientific research and on policy agendas. In this paper, we propose a consistent and comprehensive framework of principles, criteria and indicators (PC&I) for sustainability assessment of agricultural systems, referred to as the Sustainability Assessment of Farming and the Environment (SAFE) framework. In addition we formulate consistent and objective approaches for indicator identification and selection. The framework is designed for three spatial levels: the parcel level, the farm level and a higher spatial level that can be the landscape, the region or the state. The SAFE framework is hierarchical as it is composed of principles, criteria, indicators and reference values in a structured way. Principles are related to the multiple functions of the agro-ecosystem, which go clearly beyond the production function alone. The multifunctional character of the agro-ecosystem encompasses the three pillars of sustainability: the environmental, economic and social pillars. Indicators and reference values are the end-products of the framework. They are the operational tools that are used for evaluating the sustainability of the agro-ecosystems. The proposed analytical framework is not intended to find a common solution for sustainability in agriculture as a whole, but to serve as an assessment tool for the identification, the development and the evaluation of agricultural production systems, techniques and policies.

N. Van Cauwenbergh; K. Biala; C. Bielders; V. Brouckaert; L. Franchois; V. Garcia Cidad; M. Hermy; E. Mathijs; B. Muys; J. Reijnders; X. Sauvenier; J. Valckx; M. Vanclooster; B. Van der Veken; E. Wauters; A. Peeters

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

The Sustainability of Sustainable Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

4 4 S. Duclos 2010-11-30 Research Priorities for More Efficient Use of Critical Materials from a U.S. Corporate Perspective Trans-Atlantic Workshop on Rare Earth Elements and Other Critical Materials for a Clean Energy Future Steven Duclos Chief Scientist Manager, Material Sustainability GE Global Research Niskayuna, NY December 3, 2010 2 /4 S. Duclos 2010-11-30 GE Criticality Diagram Supply and Price Risk Impact on GE Lower Higher Lower Higher Proportional to spend Rare Earth Elements area Re 3 /4 S. Duclos 2010-11-30 OEM Technology Options in Addressing Metals Supply Challenges Sourcing Manufacturing Engineering/R&D Each element and each application will use a unique mix of options *Volume material buys *Diversification *Hedging *Global sourcing *Strategic inventory reserves

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NREL: Sustainable NREL - Webmaster  

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reply. Your name: Your email address: Your message: Send Message Printable Version Sustainable NREL Home About Sustainable NREL Environment Buildings Community Outreach Did you...

373

Living a Sustainable Future  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Living a Sustainable Future Living a Sustainable Future August 1, 2013 Biomass to fuel project The Laboratory's biomass team is working to solve the energy crisis through...

374

Light Water Reactor Sustainability  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

4 Light Water Reactor Sustainability ACCOMPLISHMENTS REPORT 2014 Accomplishments Report | Light Water Reactor Sustainability 2 T he mission of the Light Water Reactor...

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Science Serving Sustainability  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Science Goal 8: Science Serving Sustainability LANL takes opportunities to engage the surrounding communities in order to develop relationships fostering sustainable actions....

376

Sustainable Process Chemistry  

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Sustainable Process Chemistry ... Increase energy efficiency ... Implementation of such processes is believed to reduce waste (first principle of Green Chemistry) and increase sustainability. ...

Robert Appell; Dinesh Gala; Yogesh S. Sanghvi

2011-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

377

Design Approach and Performance Analysis of a Small Integrated Heat Pump (IHP) for Net Zero Energy Homes (ZEH)  

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This paper describes the design and performance analysis of a variable-capacity heat pump system developed for a small [1800ft2 (167 m2)] prototype net ZEH with an average design cooling load of 1.25 tons (4.4 kW) in five selected US climates. The heat pump integrates space heating and cooling, water heating, ventilation, and humidity control (humidification and dehumidification) functions into a single integrated heat pump (IHP) unit. The design approach uses one small variable-capacity compressor to meet all the above functions in an energy efficient manner. Modal performance comparisons to an earlier IHP product are shown relative to the proposed new design for net ZEH application. The annual performance analysis approach using TRNSYS in conjunction with the ORNL Heat Pump Design Model is discussed. Annual performance projections for a range of locations are compared to those of a base system consisting of separate pieces of equipment to perform the same functions. The ZEH IHP is projected to reduce energy use for space heating & cooling, water heating, dehumidification, and ventilation for a net ZEH by about 50% compared to that of the base system.

Rice, C Keith [ORNL; Murphy, Richard W [ORNL; Baxter, Van D [ORNL

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

This construction, refurbishment and maintenance guide identifies the main sustainability factors that need to be considered during the design, refurbishment, construction or ongoing maintenance of buildings on our  

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of buildings on our Campus. Read this guide to understand what you need to consider when you design, implement) Appendix 1 - Checklist 1. Design and Layout Aim: Ensure the design and layout of the building maximises energy efficiency. The design or layout of a building should minimise the energy requirements

Sheldon, Nathan D.

379

Catalyzing innovations for sustainable chemicals & fuels  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Catalyzing innovations for sustainable chemicals & fuels Annual Report 2013-2014 #12;a unique resource for industrial catalysis Simple and Safer Processes Skilled Scientists and Engineers Waste!on and the Environmental Protec!on Agency, creates a network for designing sustainable chemicals. A successful renewal

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Sustainable development and heritage conservation have become guiding principles for our modern industrial society. With increased awareness of the importance of  

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sustainability, expertise in sustainable green building design and heritage conservation is now in high demandSustainable development and heritage conservation have become guiding principles for our modern to develop sustainable buildi

Dawson, Jeff W.

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381

A Coordination-theory Approach to Exploring Process Alternatives for Designing Differentiated Products  

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This paper describes a new systematic method for exploring and evaluating alternatives of a product design process for differentiated products - those that share some ...

Hayashi, Naoki

2003-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

382

Chapter 1: Sustainable Development--What and Why?  

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: Sustainable : Sustainable Development - What and Why? Mission Impact Vision for Sustainable Development Sustainable Development at LANL Purpose of the LANL Sustainable Design Guide Organization of the LANL Sustainable Design Guide LANL | Chapter 1 Sustainable Development - What and Why? "It is not what we have that Los Alamos National Laboratory Sustainable Design Guide 1 will make us a great nation; it is the way in which we use it." - Theodore Roosevelt LANL Mission Impact As the nation increases its emphasis on security, the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) stands as a center of excellence, bringing forth unique facilities and capabili- ties on issues of national significance. LANL's infrastruc- ture and most facilities were constructed during a period

383

New Computational Approaches for NMR-based Drug Design: A Protocol for Ligand Docking to Flexible Target Sites  

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NMR-based drug design has met with some success in the last decade, as illustrated in numerous instances by Fesik's ''ligand screening by NMR'' approach. Ongoing efforts to generalize this success have led us to the development of a new paradigm in which quantitative computational approaches are being integrated with NMR derived data and biological assays. The key component of this work is the inclusion of the intrinsic dynamic quality of NMR structures in theoretical models and its use in docking. A new computational protocol is introduced here, designed to dock small molecule ligands to flexible proteins derived from NMR structures. The algorithm makes use of a combination of simulated annealing monte carlo simulations (SA/MC) and a mean field potential informed by the NMR data. The new protocol is illustrated in the context of an ongoing project aimed at developing new selective inhibitors for the PCAF bromodomains that interact with HIV Tat.

Gracia, Luis; Speidel, Joshua A. [Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York NY 10028 (United States); Weinstein, Harel [Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York NY 10028 (United States); HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Institute for Computational Biomedicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York NY 10028 (United States)

2006-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

384

An exemplar of sustainable living  

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on the site for non-potable water uses such as irrigation and toilet flushing. Transport Half of the homes ventilation, and will also have rooftop photovoltaic panels and an integrated Sustainable Urban Drainage and water reuse The sensitively designed built environment will be complemented by substantial amounts

Steiner, Ullrich

385

Office of Sustainability November 2011  

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compared to the original building; and Firestone Library. · As an authorized U.S. Green Building Council out updated Sustainable Building Guidelines in the March 2012 release of the Facilities Design accumulated LCCA knowledge to the development of building projects. Transportation Progress · From 2010

386

BETO Announces Request for Information on Landscape Design for...  

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BETO Announces Request for Information on Landscape Design for Sustainable Bioenergy Systems BETO Announces Request for Information on Landscape Design for Sustainable Bioenergy...

387

Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard for Affordable Housing |  

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Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard for Affordable Housing Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard for Affordable Housing Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard for Affordable Housing < Back Eligibility Low-Income Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Cooling Appliances & Electronics Construction Design & Remodeling Ventilation Heat Pumps Commercial Lighting Lighting Water Heating Solar Buying & Making Electricity Program Info State District of Columbia Program Type Green Building Incentive Provider Housing Trust Fund The Washington State Department of Commerce created the Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard, a set of green building criteria that is required for any affordable housing project applying for state funds

388

Russell Ranch Sustainable Agriculture Facility Agricultural Sustainability Institute  

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Russell Ranch Sustainable Agriculture Facility Agricultural Sustainability Institute College of Agricultural Sustainability Institute Professor, Department of LAWR With input from Steve Kaffka, Ford Denison Sustainability Institute The Russell Ranch Sustainable Agriculture Facility is a unique 300-acre facility near

California at Davis, University of

389

Geothermal: Sponsored by OSTI -- Sustaining the National Geothermal...  

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Sustaining the National Geothermal Data System: Considerations for a System Wide Approach and Node Maintenance, Geothermal Resources Council 37th Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada,...

390

Sustainable Acquisition | Department of Energy  

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Acquisition Acquisition Sustainable Acquisition Mission The team establishes a national approach to expand purchases of environmentally sound goods and services, including biobased products in accordance with Executive Order (EO) 13423, Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management, and (EO) 13514, Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance, and DOE Order 436.1, Departmental Sustainability, as approved by LM. The team advocates the implementation of a "green" procurement process. Scope The team has established a process to evaluate the procurement of goods and services for LM using the acquisition of environmentally preferable products and services, including the acquisition of biobased, environmentally preferable, energy-efficient, water-efficient, and

391

Institutionnal dynamics and barriers to sustainable construction in France, the United Kingdom and the  

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resources in sustainable urban design and sustainable building design. In Britain, a broader agenda has beenInstitutionnal dynamics and barriers to sustainable construction in France, the United Kingdom). Institutionnal dynamics and barriers to sustainable construction in France, the United Kingdom

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

392

A novel approach to process debottlenecking and intensification: integrated techniques for targeting and design  

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to attain maximum debottlenecking. Additionally, this new approach considers heat integration of the process while simultaneously performing the debottlenecking. Because of the general nonconvexity of the process model, a rigorous interval-based bounding...

Al Thubaiti, Musaed Muhammad

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

393

Sustainability indicator systems within urban governance: Usability analysis of sustainability indicator systems as boundary objects  

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Abstract While sustainability indicator systems (SIs) have proven to be valuable rational tools for improving the availability of information related to the relationship of cities and communities to natural limits, the indicators movement has achieved limited instrumental uptake in policy. This paper begins from a recognition that instrumental use of sustainability indicator systems is rare. Greater potential impact exists for \\{SIs\\} designed to be much more attentive to their conceptual and political values within their particular social and political context. In other words, greater attention to what has been called the governance of indicator systems, or the ways in which \\{SIs\\} fit as policy tools within a multilevel and multiactor governance context, is key to increasing their utility. This is particularly true given the need for decisive policy change, or even the introduction of a new development path, which is asserted within the sustainability agenda. Understanding the real and potential utility of indicator systems within multiactor governance processes, in which their roles are primarily rhetorical, conceptual and political, is facilitated by thinking about indicator systems as boundary objects, tools which open up dialogue, information sharing, learning and consensus-building across different policy boundaries: between experts and nonexperts, formal government and different nongovernment actors, higher-order governments and lower-order governments. This paper offers a comparative analysis of three sustainability indicator systems in the North American context – Vancouver's Vital Signs (Vancouver Foundation), Seattle's Happiness Initiative, and LEED-ND (US Green Building Council) – all of which have shown some success in operationalizing a new policy boundary as a means of making conceptual and political contributions to governance practices. The specific boundaries operationalized, the different approach taken by each project, and the usability demonstrated by each project at that boundary in terms of salience, legitimacy and credibility, are assessed comparatively. In general, the trajectory in design and use of ecological and sustainability indicators demonstrates an increase in appetite, aptitude and numbers of channels for use in processes of governance; however, these factors vary with the local social–political opportunity structure. This analysis presents the advances made as well as the tradeoffs evident in these cases across the gamut of different forms of usability of nongovernmental indicator systems designed for use as boundary objects, and suggests a path forward for indicator work which aims to change policy, from a governance perspective.

Meg Holden

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

EDUCATING FOR SUSTAINABILITY: ITHACA COLLEGE AND ECOVILLAGE AT ITHACA  

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will exist in a mutually beneficial relationship (Berry, 1, 3). This vision of building a sustainable futureEDUCATING FOR SUSTAINABILITY: ITHACA COLLEGE AND ECOVILLAGE AT ITHACA Dr. Susan Allen-Gil (Ithaca explores a highly innovative approach to educating undergraduates for global sustainability

395

SUSTAIN-28.indd  

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Behavior Issue 28 Spring/Summer 2013 The Kentucky Institute for the Environment and Sustainable Development W a l k & B ik e C o n s e r v e w a t e r R e u s e & R e c y c l e P l a n t n a t i v e s p e c i e s I n s t a l l C FC l i g h t b u l b s The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of age, religion, sex, disability, color, national origin or veteran status. This publication was prepared by the University of Louisville and printed with state funds KRS 57.375. Editor Allan E. Dittmer Design/Layout Nick Dawson University of Louisville Design & Printing Services The Kentucky Institute for the Environment and Sustainable Development (KIESD) was created in July 1992 within the Office of the Vice President for Research,

396

Federal Energy Management Program: High-Performance Sustainable Building  

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High-Performance High-Performance Sustainable Building Design for New Construction and Major Renovations to someone by E-mail Share Federal Energy Management Program: High-Performance Sustainable Building Design for New Construction and Major Renovations on Facebook Tweet about Federal Energy Management Program: High-Performance Sustainable Building Design for New Construction and Major Renovations on Twitter Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: High-Performance Sustainable Building Design for New Construction and Major Renovations on Google Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: High-Performance Sustainable Building Design for New Construction and Major Renovations on Delicious Rank Federal Energy Management Program: High-Performance Sustainable Building Design for New Construction and Major Renovations on Digg

397

Sustainable Rangelands Roundtable Overview  

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Sustainable Rangelands Roundtable Overview Kristie Maczko, PhD John Tanaka, PhD http://SustainableRangelands.org #12;Overview Sustainable Rangelands Roundtable (SRR) background, products and current projects Introduction to criteria and indicators #12;Sustainable Rangelands Roundtable Is a collaborative partnership

Wyoming, University of

398

VISIONS FOR A SUSTAINABLE  

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THE VISIONS FOR A SUSTAINABLE GEORGETOWN INITIATIVE study with recommendations for a campus climate action plan prepared for the Hoyas Roundtable on Sustainability MARCH 15, 2012 THE HOYA ROUNDTABLE SERIES: SPOTLIGHT ON SUSTAINABILITY GEORGETOWN SUSTAINABILITY #12;Georgetown University is taking major steps toward

Riesenhuber, Maximilian

399

Sustainable Nanomaterials Workshop  

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The Sustainable Nanomaterials Workshop (held in Washington, D.C., on June 26, 2012) gathered stakeholders from industry and academia to discuss the current state of the art for sustainable nanomaterials as well as manufacturing challenges and opportunities. Sustainable nanomaterial production from forest products enables the use of renewable and sustainable resources as substitutes for petroleum-derived materials.

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Sustainable Nanomaterials Industry Perspective  

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Presentation for the Sustainable Nanomaterials Workshop by MeadWestvaco Corporation held on June 26, 2012

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401

Sustainable Supply Chains  

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The three pillars of sustainability are ecological preservation, corporate social responsibility (...

Amiya K. Chakravarty

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Sustainability Commitments Commitment  

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: On a fully sustainable urban campus, campus buildings become a living example of environmental researchSustainability Commitments Emissions Commitment: On a fully sustainable urban campus, the materials for elimination. Supply Chain/Waste Management Commitment: On a fully sustainable urban campus, material flows

Heller, Barbara

403

Total Sustainability Humber College  

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1 Total Sustainability Management Humber College November, 2012 SUSTAINABILITY SYMPOSIUM Green An Impending Global Disaster #12;3 Sustainability is NOT Climate Remediation #12;Our Premises "We cannot, you cannot improve it" (Lord Kelvin) "First rule of sustainability is to align with natural forces

Thompson, Michael

404

UC Sustainability Office Report  

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UC Sustainability Office Report Introduction Welcome to the third annual UC Sustainability Office infrastructure, UC is now trending in a positive direction against some sustainability indicators. Electricity products and membership of the UC Sustainability Community is growing. There are concerns around the amount

Hickman, Mark

405

Achieving Sustainability Cindy Carlsson  

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Achieving Sustainability Cindy Carlsson Mn/DOT Office of Policy Analysis, Research and Innovation April 21, 2011 #12;Sustainability Is Not New Mn/DOT has long been a leader in CSS and environmental excellence. . . . . . so we're well along on the path to sustainability! #12;Today Sustainability is More

Minnesota, University of

406

Progress Report 2014 Sustainability  

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Y Yale Progress Report 2014 Sustainability Strategic Plan #12;President Salovey announced Yale's continued commitment to sustainability when he released the University's second Sustainability Strategic-going efforts to address sustainability and called upon students, faculty, and staff to play an active role

407

Office of Sustainability Support  

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The Office of Sustainability Support serves as AU’s organizational lead in partnering with the Department’s Sustainability Performance Office to support the understanding and implementation of sustainability programs and requirements within the Department, including through supporting development and implementation of DOE’s annual Strategic Sustainability Program Plan.

408

Conditioning planaria : device design based on an autonomous, large-scale parallel approach  

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Current behavioral research is conducted on planaria that have been conditioned manually, one at a time by a person. In an attempt to instrument at an organism level, a design for an environment that automatically conditions ...

Wendell, Dawn M. (Dawn Marie), 1983-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

The East Austin housing science center : towards a more environmentally accountable design approach  

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This thesis project focuses on the community design implications for a less resource intensive way of life in the US context. The quantifying of the input, output and cycling of resource flows (energy, materials, water, ...

Brinchmann, Knute Thomas

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Stochastic Programming Approach to Hydraulic Fracture Design for the Lower Tertiary Gulf of Mexico  

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In this work, we present methodologies for optimization of hydraulic fracturing design under uncertainty specifically with reference to the thick and anisotropic reservoirs in the Lower Tertiary Gulf of Mexico. In this analysis we apply a stochastic...

Podhoretz, Seth

2013-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

411

System Theoretic Approach for Determining Causal Factors of Quality Loss in Complex System Design  

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. Traditional design methods such as Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Fault Tree Analysis (FTA to identify more causal factors for quality losses than FMEA or FTA, including component interactions

412

An Approach to Analyze Tradeoffs for Aerospace System Design and Operation  

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There are important tradeoffs that need to be considered for the design and operation of aerospace systems. In addition to tradeoffs, there may also be multiple stakeholders of interest to the system and each may have ...

O'Neill, Gregory

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

A systems approach to conceptual design solutions for a very tall building in Hong Kong  

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The thesis represents a design investigation that seeks to reconsider the high-rise building. With changing uses and technologies, high-rise office towers may have become obsolete. Given the recent capabilities for ...

Ungerer, Frank Wolfgang, 1969-

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Decision aid systems for evaluating sustainability: a critical survey  

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Assessing sustainability in compliance with the EU water framework directive is affected by numerous conflicting interests. As they can no longer be resolved by means of intuitive reasoning, some authors propose the integration of the major fragmented indicators into one common indicator of the overall sustainability by means of a codified multi-criteria decision support methodology (DSM). Practitioners in urban water management, however, usually object to the use of a codified DSM, as in the legal context (negotiations between the stakeholders, tendering procedure) it might jeopardize the feasibility of the decision making process (DMP). Here we show that a feasible implementation of a DSM into the DMP is possible. To this end, we design a cooperative approach, which by means of an axiomatic evaluation helps to select an appropriate DSM. We illustrate it by a hypothetical dialogue between the relevant authority and the developer. It will expose the inherent limitations of the DSM, which are due to their underlying mathematical features.

Brunner, Norbert; Starkl, Markus

2004-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

Using the whole-building design approach to incorporate daylighting into a retail space: Preprint  

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This paper focuses on implementation of daylighting into the Bighorn Center, a collection of home improvement retail spaces in Silverthorne, Colorado, which were constructed in three phases. Daylighting was an integral part of the design of the Phase 3 building. Energy consultants optimized the daylighting design through detailed modeling using an hourly building energy simulation tool. Energy consultants also used this tool to address the building owner's concerns related to customer comfort and increased product sales.

Hayter, S.; Torcellini, P.; Eastment, M.; Judkoff, R.

2000-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

416

Image resolution analysis: a new, robust approach to seismic survey design  

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-to-noise ratio in image resolution . . 64 3.5 Conclusions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 IV EFFICACY ASSESSMENT OF COMPETING 3-D ACQUI- SITION DESIGNS OVER A SALT DOME MODEL : : : : : : : 69 4.1 Introduction... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 4.2 Resolution and acquisition geometry in homogeneous media: Multi-o set versus single-o set surveys. . . . . . 70 4.3 Survey design for a salt dome model . . . . . . . . . . . 74 4.3.1 Subsalt imaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 4...

Tzimeas, Constantinos

2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

417

Sustained System Performance (SSP) Benchmark  

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Sustained System Sustained System Performance (SSP) Benchmark Sustained System Performance (SSP) Benchmark William T.C. Kramer, John M. Shalf, and Erich Strohmaier Background The NERSC Approach to Procurement Benchmarks The NERSC-5 SSP The NERSC-6 SSP The Effective System Performance (ESP) Metric Conclusion Notes Formal description of SSP A formal description of the SSP, including detailed formulae, is now available. This is a portion of the soon-to-be-published Ph.D. dissertation, Kramer, W.T.C., 2008, "PERCU: A Holistic Method for Evaluating High End Computing Systems," Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley. Background Most plans and reports recently discuss only one of four distinct purposes benchmarks are used. The obvious purpose is selection of a system from

418

Two-Stage, Integrated, Geothermal-CO2 Storage Reservoirs: An Approach for Sustainable Energy Production, CO2-Sequestration Security, and Reduced Environmental Risk  

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We introduce a hybrid two-stage energy-recovery approach to sequester CO{sub 2} and produce geothermal energy at low environmental risk and low cost by integrating geothermal production with CO{sub 2} capture and sequestration (CCS) in saline, sedimentary formations. Our approach combines the benefits of the approach proposed by Buscheck et al. (2011b), which uses brine as the working fluid, with those of the approach first suggested by Brown (2000) and analyzed by Pruess (2006), using CO{sub 2} as the working fluid, and then extended to saline-formation CCS by Randolph and Saar (2011a). During stage one of our hybrid approach, formation brine, which is extracted to provide pressure relief for CO{sub 2} injection, is the working fluid for energy recovery. Produced brine is applied to a consumptive beneficial use: feedstock for fresh water production through desalination, saline cooling water, or make-up water to be injected into a neighboring reservoir operation, such as in Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS), where there is often a shortage of a working fluid. For stage one, it is important to find economically feasible disposition options to reduce the volume of brine requiring reinjection in the integrated geothermal-CCS reservoir (Buscheck et al. 2012a). During stage two, which begins as CO{sub 2} reaches the production wells; coproduced brine and CO{sub 2} are the working fluids. We present preliminary reservoir engineering analyses of this approach, using a simple conceptual model of a homogeneous, permeable CO{sub 2} storage formation/geothermal reservoir, bounded by relatively impermeable sealing units. We assess both the CO{sub 2} sequestration capacity and geothermal energy production potential as a function of well spacing between CO{sub 2} injectors and brine/CO{sub 2} producers for various well patterns and for a range of subsurface conditions.

Buscheck, T A; Chen, M; Sun, Y; Hao, Y; Elliot, T R

2012-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

419

Building Partnership Capacity and Sustainability in Financially Challenging Times  

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Building Partnership Capacity and Sustainability in Financially Challenging Times Introduction educational inequality. Partnership Question From the outset, the core objective was to design a sustainable that by focusing on capacity building and sustainability from the beginning, it is possible to build a partnership

420

Perspectives on Global Change: the TARGETS Approach  

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Perspectives on Global Change: the TARGETS Approach Perspectives on Global Change: the TARGETS Approach Speaker(s): Bert DeVries Date: February 6, 1998 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3148 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Richard Sextro TARGETS is a simulation model designed to help explore the future of the world innovatively and to search for adequate operationalization of the concept of sustainable development. It incorporates a unique approach to the study of long-term global change and sustainability issues. The model is distinguished by its treatment of uncertainties through explicit formulation of cultural perspectives on controversial issues, and by its inclusion of a visualisation tool to enable transparent and interactive presentation of scenario analyses. TARGETS embodies an interdisciplinary approach, deals explictly with both physical and socio-economic

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421

Creating Products in the Absence of Markets: A Robust Design Approach  

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where products and markets actually result from a generic process of products and markets exploration. With this approach, rather than markets and products, strategy defines a market and technology exploration process to deal with the uncertainty by simultaneously developing its products and exploring markets, while

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

422

Sustainable Manufacturing via Multi-Scale, Physics-Based Process...  

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Manufacturing via Multi-Scale, Physics-Based Process Modeling and Manufacturing-Informed Design, April 2013 Sustainable Manufacturing via Multi-Scale, Physics-Based Process...

423

Sustainable Energy Resources for Consumers Webinar on Residential...  

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Publications Sustainable Energy Resources for Consumers (SERC) - GeothermalGround-Source Heat Pumps Residential Retrofit Program Design Guide Overview Transcript.doc Residential...

424

GREENHOUSE GAS (GHG) INVENTORY REPORT 20102011 Dalhousie Office of Sustainability  

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GREENHOUSE GAS (GHG) INVENTORY REPORT 20102011 Dalhousie Office of Sustainability. GHG INVENTORY DESIGN .............................................................................. 6 ................................................................................................................................. 6 2.2. GHG EMISSION SOURCES

Brownstone, Rob

425

Strategic environmental assessment for sustainability: A review of a decade of academic research  

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This paper examines the strategic environmental assessment (SEA)–sustainability relationship over the past decade, from 2000 to 2010, focusing in particular on the incorporation of sustainability in SEA. A total of 86 papers from the academic literature containing the terms ‘sustainability’ or ‘sustainable development’ and ‘strategic environmental assessment’ were identified and reviewed. Several common themes emerged by which SEA can support sustainability, including providing a framework to support decision making for sustainability; setting sustainability objectives, ensuring the consideration of ‘more sustainable’ alternatives, and integrating sustainability criteria in PPP development; and promoting sustainability outcomes through tiering and institutional learning. At the same time, our review identified many underlying barriers that challenge SEA for sustainability, including the variable interpretations of the scope of sustainability in SEA; the limited use of assessment criteria directly linked to sustainability objectives; and challenges for decision-makers in operationalizing sustainability in SEA and adapting PPP development decision-making processes to include sustainability issues. To advance SEA for sustainability there is a need to better define the scope of sustainability in SEA; clarify how to operationalize the different approaches to sustainability in SEA, as opposed to simply describing those approaches; provide guidance on how to operationalize broad sustainability goals through assessment criteria in SEA; and understand better how to facilitate institutional learning regarding sustainability through SEA application. -- Highlights: ? There is significant potential for SEA to support sustainability in PPP development. ? However, there are still many barriers in place that challenge SEA for sustainability. ? The scope and approaches to sustainability in SEA must be better defined and described. ? Guidance is needed to link impact assessment criteria to sustainability objectives. ? Focus on how to facilitate institutional learning regarding sustainability is required.

White, Lisa, E-mail: lisa.white@usask.ca [School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan, 117 Science Place, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada S7N 5A5 (Canada)] [School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan, 117 Science Place, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada S7N 5A5 (Canada); Noble, Bram F., E-mail: b.noble@usask.ca [Department of Geography and Planning, School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan, 117 Science Place, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada S7N 5A5 (Canada)

2013-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

426

Sustainable Acquisition Coding System | Department of Energy  

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Sustainable Acquisition Coding System Sustainable Acquisition Coding System Sustainable Acquisition Coding System Sustainable Acquisition Coding System More Documents &...

427

Sustainable Building Contacts | Department of Energy  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Sustainable Buildings & Campuses Sustainable Building Contacts Sustainable Building Contacts For more information about sustainable buildings and campuses, contact: Sarah Jensen...

428

Interagency Sustainability Working Group | Department of Energy  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Sustainable Buildings & Campuses Interagency Sustainability Working Group Interagency Sustainability Working Group The Interagency Sustainability Working Group (ISWG) is the...

429

A generic approach to development of integrated environments for engineering design  

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enables older models to remain in the system for future use, if desired. Summary of Intent The intent of this Section was to detail the generic architecture proposed by this thesis. Each of the objects of the object oriented design was described... enables older models to remain in the system for future use, if desired. Summary of Intent The intent of this Section was to detail the generic architecture proposed by this thesis. Each of the objects of the object oriented design was described...

Hart, Paul Bradley

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

430

State-space Approach to Pricing Design in OSNR Nash Game  

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of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, Ontario, M5S3L1, Canada (Tel: 416-978-6289; e regulator theory to design a pricing policy for the network for a given optical signal-to-noise ratio (OSNR to intelligently control the net- work. As an alternative to traditional system-wide optimization, non-cooperative

Pavel, Lacra

431

A multi-objective approach to the design of low thrust space trajectories using optimal control  

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-IPN, Computer Science Department, Mexico City, Mexico, schuetze@cs.cinvestav.mx 1 #12;1 Introduction Over the last years dynamical system techniques have been developed for the design of energy was a solar-wind sample return mission between 2001 and 2004. The Hiten mission marked the first use of a weak

432

A nested branch and price approach to designing the circuit card assembly factory  

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Industrial competition has placed a premium on prescribing the optimal design of a circuit card assembly factory. This problem is to prescribe the number of lines of each type, the line type to which each circuit card type is to be assigned...

Warrier, Deepak

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

433

Learning by appraising: an emotion-based approach to intrinsic reward design  

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In this paper, we investigate the use of emotional information in the learning process of autonomous agents. Inspired by four dimensions that are commonly postulated by appraisal theories of emotions, we construct a set of reward features to guide the ... Keywords: Reinforcement learning, appraisal theories of emotions, intrinsic motivation, optimal reward problem, reward design

Pedro Sequeira, Francisco S Melo, Ana Paiva

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

Performance-Oriented Drilling Fluids Design System with a Neural Network Approach  

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Drilling fluids play a key role in the minimization of well bore problems when drilling oil or gas wells, usually the design of drilling fluids is depended on many experiments with experience. Rule-based and case-based reasoning drilling fluid system ... Keywords: artificial neural network, drilling fluid, performance-oriented

Yongbin Zhang; Yeli Li; Peng Cao

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Product sustainability: organisational considerations  

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The paper discusses organisational aspects that need to be considered when developing sustainable products, services and product-services. Managing business sustainability, and within it sustainable solutions development, is a complex and evolving issue and there is no bible that effectively helps companies to do this. To progress towards sustainability, there will need to be a clear vision, commitment, objectives and strategy driven from the top. Organisational structures will need to be created that enable learning and change in a dynamic setting. Higher levels of net sustainable value will need to be delivered through more sustainable solutions based on robust management systems, and this will mean innovation (Charter and Clark, 2003).

Martin Charter; Tom Clark

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

A framework for clarifying the meaning of Triple Bottom-Line, Integrated, and Sustainability Assessment  

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Terms such as Integrated Assessment and Sustainability Assessment are used to label 'new' approaches to impact assessment that are designed to direct planning and decision-making towards sustainable development (SD). Established assessment techniques, such as EIA and SEA, are also widely promoted as SD 'tools'. This paper presents the findings of a literature review undertaken to identify the features that are typically promoted for improving the SD-directedness of assessments. A framework is developed which reconciles the broad range of emerging approaches and tackles the inconsistent use of terminology. The framework comprises a three-dimensional space defined by the following axes: the comprehensiveness of the SD coverage; the degree of 'integration' of the techniques and themes; and the extent to which a strategic perspective is adopted. By applying the framework, assessment approaches can be positioned relative to one another, enabling comparison on the basis of substance rather than semantics.

Hacking, Theo [Centre for Sustainable Development, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1PZ (United Kingdom)], E-mail: t.hacking.03@cantab.net; Guthrie, Peter [Centre for Sustainable Development, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1PZ (United Kingdom)

2008-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

437

Federal Leadership in High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Memorandum of Understanding  

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Document details the Memorandum of Understanding that committed Federal agencies to designing, constructing, and operating high-performance, sustainable buildings.

438

Maintaining a Technology-Neutral Approach to Hydrogen Production Process Development through Conceptual Design of the Next Generation Nuclear Plant  

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The Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) project was authorized in the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct), tasking the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) with demonstrating High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor (HTGR) technology. The demonstration is to include the technical, licensing, operational, and commercial viability of HTGR technology for the production of electricity and hydrogen. The Nuclear Hydrogen Initiative (NHI), a component of the DOE Hydrogen Program managed by the Office of Nuclear Energy, is also investigating multiple approaches to cost effective hydrogen production from nuclear energy. The objective of NHI is development of the technology and information basis for a future decision on commercial viability. The initiatives are clearly intertwined. While the objectives of NGNP and NHI are generally consistent, NGNP has progressed to the project definition phase and the project plan has matured. Multiple process applications for the NGNP require process heat, electricity and hydrogen in varied combinations and sizes. Coupling these processes to the reactor in multiple configurations adds complexity to the design, licensing and demonstration of both the reactor and the hydrogen production process. Commercial viability of hydrogen production may depend on the specific application and heat transport configuration. A component test facility (CTF) is planned by the NGNP to support testing and demonstration of NGNP systems, including those for hydrogen production, in multiple configurations. Engineering-scale demonstrations in the CTF are expected to start in 2012 to support scheduled design and licensing activities leading to subsequent construction and operation. Engineering-scale demonstrations planned by NHI are expected to start at least two years later. Reconciliation of these schedules is recommended to successfully complete both initiatives. Hence, closer and earlier integration of hydrogen process development and heat transport systems is sensible. For integration purposes, an analysis comparing the design, cost and schedule impact of maintaining a technology neutral approach through conceptual design or making an early hydrogen process technology selection was performed. Early selection does not specifically eliminate a technology, but rather selects the first hydrogen technology for demonstration. A systems-engineering approach was taken to define decision-making criteria for selecting a hydrogen technology. The relative technical, cost and schedule risks of each approach were analyzed and risk mitigation strategies were recommended, including provisions to maintain close collaboration with the NHI. The results of these analyses are presented here.

Michael W. Patterson

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Sensitivity Analysis of Wind Plant Performance to Key Turbine Design Parameters: A Systems Engineering Approach; Preprint  

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This paper introduces the development of a new software framework for research, design, and development of wind energy systems which is meant to 1) represent a full wind plant including all physical and nonphysical assets and associated costs up to the point of grid interconnection, 2) allow use of interchangeable models of varying fidelity for different aspects of the system, and 3) support system level multidisciplinary analyses and optimizations. This paper describes the design of the overall software capability and applies it to a global sensitivity analysis of wind turbine and plant performance and cost. The analysis was performed using three different model configurations involving different levels of fidelity, which illustrate how increasing fidelity can preserve important system interactions that build up to overall system performance and cost. Analyses were performed for a reference wind plant based on the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's 5-MW reference turbine at a mid-Atlantic offshore location within the United States.

Dykes, K.; Ning, A.; King, R.; Graf, P.; Scott, G.; Veers, P.

2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

An evaluation of alternative horizontal curve design approaches for rural two-lane highways  

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proposed by Lamm, et al, are: 1) Good: AD s 5' or 2) Fair: 3) Poor: AV? s 9. 7 km/h (6 mi/h), 5 '& PJ'S s 10' or 9. 7 km/h (6 mi/h) + A V? ~ 19. 3 kin/h (12 mi/h), and AO&10' or BV? + 19. 3 km/h (12 nn/h) (18). Foreign Horizontal Curve Design... at the 85th percentile speed. Maximum side friction values for design speeds higher than 90 km/h (55. 9 mi/h) are more than those side fiiction values used by vehicles operating at the 85th percentile speed, due to the concerns of comfort and safety...

Voigt, Anthony Paul

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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A novel biomimetic approach to the design of high-performance ceramic/metal composites  

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The prospect of extending natural biological design to develop new synthetic ceramic-metal composite materials is examined. Using ice-templating of ceramic suspensions and subsequent metal infiltration, we demonstrate that the concept of ordered hierarchical design can be applied to create fine-scale laminated ceramic-metal (bulk) composites that are inexpensive, lightweight and display exceptional damage-tolerance properties. Specifically, Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}/Al-Si laminates with ceramic contents up to approximately 40 vol% and with lamellae thicknesses down to 10 {micro}m were processed and characterized. These structures achieve an excellent fracture toughness of 40 MPa{radical}m at a tensile strength of approximately 300 MPa. Salient toughening mechanisms are described together with further toughening strategies.

Launey, Maximilien E.; Munch, Etienne; Alsem, Daan Hein; Saiz, Eduardo; Tomsia, Antoni P.; Ritchie, Robert O.

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Approach to designing a solar concentrator for small-scale remote power application  

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A small-scale concentrated solar power (CSP) unit was designed to provide electricity and hot water using an organic Rankine cycle (ORC) for Egypt as part of an undergraduate capstone project. The system was designed for a target power output of 3 kW. It uses parabolic troughs to heat ethylene glycol used as the heat transfer fluid which absorbs heat in the trough collector and transfers it to the working fluid through a heat exchanger. The system consists of 9 parabolic troughs and a total aperture area of 67 m2 providing the required 3 kW of energy to the ORC. One parabolic trough was manufactured to test its thermal efficiency according to ASHRAE standard 93-2003 [Methods of Testing to Determine the Thermal Performance of Solar Collectors (ASHRAE Inc. 1791 Tullie Circle NE Atlanta GA 30329 2003)] and compared it to its calculated value. A simple microcontroller-based system was used to track the sun.

Khaled Metwally; Ahmed Makhlouf; Lamyaa El-Gabry

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Evaluating approaches to product design and sourcing decisions in multinational companies  

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Product design and sourcing decisions are among the most difficult and important of all decisions facing multinational manufacturing companies, yet associated decision support and evaluation systems tend to be myopic in nature. Design for manufacture and assembly techniques, for example, generally focuses on manufacturing capability and ignores capacity although both should be considered. Similarly, most modelling and evaluation tools available to examine the performance of various solution and improvement techniques have a narrower scope than desired. A unique collaboration, funded by the US National Science Foundation, between researchers in the USA and the UK, currently addresses these problems. This paper describes a technique known as Design For the Existing Environment (DFEE) and an holistic evaluation system based on enterprise simulation that was used to demonstrate the business benefits of DFEE applied in a simple product development and manufacturing case study. A project that will extend these techniques to evaluate global product sourcing strategies is described along with the practical difficulties of building an enterprise simulation on the scale and detail required.

Doug Love; Jeff Barton; G. Don Taylor

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

Towards a sustainable hydrogen economy: A multi-criteria sustainability appraisal of competing hydrogen futures  

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The ‘hydrogen economy’ has the potential to provide a sustainable and secure energy system, and there is a wide and growing literature promoting and exploring different possible hydrogen futures. However, despite broad agreement that hydrogen could make a significant contribution to energy policy goals, the literature exhibits strong disagreements about the form that a future hydrogen economy should take. Visions of the future select, combine and reconfigure individual hydrogen generation, storage, transport and end-use technologies into more or less mutually compatible energy and transportation systems, which embody deeply contested and conflicting views of sustainability. This paper describes the application of a novel foresight methodology, which combined participatory scenario development, using a backcasting approach, with an expert-stakeholder multi-criteria mapping (MCM) process, in order to provide an integrated, transparent assessment of the environmental, social and economic sustainability of six possible future hydrogen energy systems for the UK. The findings suggest that: hydrogen has the potential to deliver substantial sustainability benefits over the status quo, or, business as usual, futures, but that hydrogen is not automatically a sustainable option; carbon emissions are the single most important dimension of sustainability, but that issues other than carbon and cost need to be considered if hydrogen is truly to deliver greater sustainability. Furthermore, there was significant disagreement about which visions were considered more or less sustainable. These findings reflect two important sources of divergence in the final sustainability rankings: uncertainties and contested views of sustainability.

William McDowall; Malcolm Eames

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Biomarkers for Sustainable  

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Predictive Biomarkers for Sustainable Environments For more information, contact: Ann Miracle for Sustainable Environments PaCIFIC NorThwEST NaTIoNaL LaBoraTory Detecting environmental damage before it's too

446

Cost Effective Sustainable Housing.  

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??Cost Effective Sustainable Housing The topic of research which was discussed throughout this study was an analysis of sustainable development between single-family and multi-family structures.… (more)

Morton, Joshua

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Sustainable tourism in Russia.  

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??Im Jahr 1987 wurden im Brundtland Report erstmals das Konzept der Nachhaltigen Entwicklung („SustainableDevelopment“) sowie der Begriff Nachhaltiger Tourismus („SustainableTourism“) erwähnt. Seitdem wird diesen Prinzipien… (more)

Khoroshavina, Sofya

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Sustainable Soil Remediation:  

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...their own needs (WCED 1987). Sustainability is commonly stated to have three pillars: environmental, social and...Fig. 8). Figure 8 The three pillars of sustainability. Figure by Johann Dreo ( http...

Mark E. Hodson

449

2012 DOE Sustainability Awards  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

In 2012, DOE Sustainability Awards recognized 20 teams and individuals representing DOE national laboratories for their outstanding sustainability contributions, including accomplishments in managing pollution, waste, energy, water, and vehicle fleets.

450

Sustainability, Ethics, and Aesthetics  

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Among four dimensions of sustainability (environmental, economic, social, and cultural), it is the latter aspect that is least examined by scholars. However, understanding how culture contributes to the long term sustainability of communities...

Moldavanova, Alisa

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Sustainability | Jefferson Lab  

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Sustainability At Jefferson Lab Common sources of federal greenhouse gas emissions, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. A D D I T I O N A L L I N K S: Sustainability Home...

452

Sustainability Peer Educator Positions Position: Sustainability Peer Educator  

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Sustainability Peer Educator Positions Position: Sustainability Peer Educator Available Positions 2013 ­ April 2014 Position Summary: Working with the Sustainability Project Coordinator, this team of students will be responsible for enhancing and educating UTSC students, staff and faculty on sustainability

Boonstra, Rudy

453

Metrology for Sustainable Nanomaterials  

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Presentation by Michael Postek (National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST) for the Sustainable Nanomaterials Workshop on June 26, 2012

454

Architecture, Engineering and Construction Sustainability Report Biannual Sustainability Report  

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Architecture, Engineering and Construction Sustainability Report i Biannual Sustainability Report Projects $5 Million and Over August 2012 Active Projects

Kamat, Vineet R.

455

DOE Sustainability SPOtlight: Special Edition 2013 DOE Sustainability Awards  

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Newsletter highlights the recipients of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Sustainability Performance Office (SPO) 2013 Sustainability Awards.

456

Introduction. Sustainable agriculture  

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...Introduction. Sustainable agriculture Chris...agriculture more sustainable and to consider...progress and future challenges. The reviews cover...harvesting solar energy for biofuels and...to a Theme Issue Sustainable agriculture I...case for increased integration of crop and animal...

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

SUSTAINABILITY New Perspectives  

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the basic principle of sustainability to all areas of human activity, from energy to all manner of consumerSUSTAINABILITY New Perspectives and Opportunities Globalization TrendLab 2012 #12;Globalization TrendLab 2012 Sustainability New Perspectives and Opportunities #12;Based on a conference organized

Edwards, Paul N.

458

UC Sustainability Office Report  

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1 UC Sustainability Office Report Introduction Welcome to the second annual UC Sustainability Office Report. 2012 saw the Sustainability Office focus its attentions on enhancing the student experience and building on UC's statement of strategic intent of `people prepared to make a difference'. We

Hickman, Mark

459

Sustainability and Horticulture  

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N2O CH4 CO2 CO2 Sustainability and Horticulture: Examples from Tree Fruit Production David Granatstein WSU-Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources Wenatchee, WA USA Kermit Olsen Lecture, St. Paul, MN, March 21, 2012 Yakima Valley #12;#12;CH4 Outline What is `sustainability' ? Global

Weiblen, George D

460

BERKSHIRE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SUSTAINABILITY  

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BERKSHIRE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SUSTAINABILITY V O L U M E S 1-10 A ground-breaking interdisciplinary@berkshirepublishing.com | Tel +1 413 528 0206 19 April, 2012 In the 10-volume Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, experts, regional sustainability issues, and resource and ecosystem management. The ten volumes are available

Kammen, Daniel M.

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461

SUSTAINABILITY WHO CAN APPLY  

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FUNDED BY CALL FOR SUSTAINABILITY RESEARCH STUDENT WHO CAN APPLY Undergraduate and graduate Participate in the Global Change & Sustainability Center's Research Symposium; attend workshops with faculty or publish in the U's student-run sustainability publication to be released in May 2014. Are you conducting

462

Sustainability Bulletin Clothing Collection  

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Sustainability Bulletin April 2014 #12;Upcoming Clothing Collection March 3-April 14 Hunter Lovins on Wednesday, April 23rd from 11am-2pm brought to you by EAP and the Office of Environmental Sustainability will be in the Campus Center Ballroom to highlight other aspects of well-being such as health, nutrition, sustainability

Kidd, William S. F.

463

Sustainability Masters Programmes  

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Sustainability Masters Programmes School of Earth and Environment FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENT #12 for sustainability (e.g. a low-carbon economy, or economic development that considers environmental and social issues) needs people with an in-depth understanding of sustainability and climate change issues. Forward

464

WINTER 2014 Sustainability and  

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WINTER 2014 Sustainability and Renewable Energy in Costa Rica January 4 - 14 Dr. James Hoffmann, Program Director Lecturer Sustainability Studies Program E-511 Melville Library Stony Brook, NY 11794 sustainability and renewable energy. Students will spend 11 days in Costa Rica to participate in site visits

Stephens, Graeme L.

465

Final Report Sustainability at  

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1 Final Report Sustainability at Oregon State University Prepared by The Institute for Natural Resources Oregon State University June 2009 #12;2 Sustainability at Oregon State University June 2009 The Institute for Natural Resources Created by the Oregon Legislature through the 2001 Oregon Sustainability Act

Escher, Christine

466

Sustainability Initiative Executive Summary  

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UW­Madison Sustainability Initiative Executive Summary October 2010 #12;2 We are pleased to present the final report of the campus Sustainability Task Force. This report fulfills the charge we gave to sustainability for consideration by UW­Madison's leadership and campus community. There are many reasons why

Sheridan, Jennifer

467

Social Sustainability: Geography 446  

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Social Sustainability: Geography 446 submitted to Sally Hermansen & Lorna Seppala The University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC Curranne Labercane February 4th, 2009 #12;Definition Social Sustainability- A socially sustainable community provides an inclusive, equitable, and decent quality of life for current

468

Societal health and urban sustainability indicators  

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Without the social will, no city can successfully Undertake the planning and programs necessary for meaningful progress toward sustainability. Social will derives from wellsprings of vital societal health. This paper presents an approach to helping cities in APEC member economies initiate a program for developing indicators of sustainability. Representative indicators of social capital and other aspects of civic engagement, as proxies for societal health, are presented.

Petrich, C.H.; Tonn, B.E.

1996-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

469

Perspective on Sustainable Energy Technologies in Asia and Pacific States  

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The broad scope of the technical program and plenary and keynote addresses by invited speakers on the integration of technical know-how with long-term planning for sustainability constitute a program designed to encourage and stimulate fresh perspectives on the challenges, opportunities, and solutions to energy and environmental sustainability. ... There seems little doubt that the design, conversion, production, and application of sustainable and renewable energies will continue to grow in importance. ...

Zi-Feng Yan; Zheng-Ping Hao; Max G. Q. Lu

2010-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

470

Faculty Position in Design Research School of Architecture  

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& Buildings; Sustainable Design; Advanced Construction) and supervision of Masters and PhD-level students, for example, without being limited to, integrative design practice, sustainable design, digital fabrication and other building technologies, and building systems. Teaching responsibilities include design studio

Barthelat, Francois

471

Applying the lens of sensory ethnography to sustainable HCI  

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Sociological appropriations of practice theory as applied to sustainable design have successfully problematized overly simplistic and individualistic models of consumer choice and behavior change. By taking everyday practices as the principal units of ... Keywords: Sensory ethnography, behavior change, design, digital media, energy use, practice theory, sustainability, third paradigm HCI

Sarah Pink; Kerstin Leder Mackley; Val Mitchell; Marcus Hanratty; Carolina Escobar-Tello; Tracy Bhamra; Roxana Morosanu

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

NREL: Sustainable NREL - About  

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About Sustainable NREL About Sustainable NREL NR EL proactively pursues sustainability in all its operations to meet the lab's environmental stewardship goals. NREL is also charged with providing leadership within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) complex to achieve energy and environmental goals as described in DOE Executive Order 13423 and Executive Order 13514. Sustainability Integrated in Mission and Operation Fully integrated in the lab's mission and operations, sustainability leadership is demonstrated by our involvement in optimizing resources, reducing waste, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, protecting the environment, and reaching out to the community. NREL Sustainability Efforts In addition to implementing on-site energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, NREL has rigorous sustainability policies that facilitate:

473

An Analysis of Hybrid Life Support Systems for Sustainable Habitats  

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The design of sustainable habitats on Earth, on other planetary surfaces, and in space, has motivated strategic planning with respect to life support (LS) system technology development and habitat design. Such planning ...

Shaw, Margaret Miller

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

Design  

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Design Design of a Multithreaded Barnes-Hut Algorithm for Multicore Clusters Technical Report Junchao Zhang and Babak Behzad Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign {jczhang, bbehza2}@illinois.edu Marc Snir Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and MCS Division, Argonne National Laboratory snir@anl.gov Abstract We describe in this paper an implementation of the Barnes-Hut al- gorithm on multicore clusters. Based on a partitioned global ad- dress space (PGAS) library, the design integrates intranode mul- tithreading and internode one-sided communication, exemplifying a PGAS + X programming style. Within a node, the computation is decomposed into tasks (subtasks), and multitasking is used to hide network latency. We study the tradeoffs between locality in private caches and locality in shared caches

475

Sustainable Supply Chain Networks Sustainable Cities  

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years since the industrial revolution (Burruss (2004)). Anna Nagurney Sustainability #12;Pollution, and natural gas), has risen 30% in the 200 years since the industrial revolution (Burruss (2004)). The average

Nagurney, Anna

476

DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A CO2 FLOOD UTILIZING ADVANCED RESERVOIR CHARACTERIZATION AND HORIZONTAL INJECTION WELLS IN A SHALLOW SHELF CARBONATE APPROACHING WATERFLOOD DEPLETION  

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The purpose of this project was to economically design an optimum carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) flood for a mature waterflood nearing its economic abandonment. The original project utilized advanced reservoir characterization and CO{sub 2} horizontal injection wells as the primary methods to redevelop the South Cowden Unit (SCU). The development plans; project implementation and reservoir management techniques were to be transferred to the public domain to assist in preventing premature abandonment of similar fields. The Unit was a mature waterflood with water cut exceeding 95%. Oil must be mobilized through the use of a miscible or near-miscible fluid to recover significant additional reserves. Also, because the unit was relatively small, it did not have the benefit of economies of scale inherent in normal larger scale projects. Thus, new and innovative methods were required to reduce investment and operating costs. Two primary methods used to accomplish improved economics were use of reservoir characterization to restrict the flood to the higher quality rock in the unit and use of horizontal injection wells to cut investment and operating costs. The project consisted of two budget phases. Budget Phase I started in June 1994 and ended late June 1996. In this phase Reservoir Analysis, Characterization Tasks and Advanced Technology Definition Tasks were completed. Completion enabled the project to be designed, evaluated, and an Authority for Expenditure (AFE) for project implementation submitted to working interest owners for approval. Budget Phase II consisted of the implementation and execution of the project in the field. Phase II was completed in July 2001. Performance monitoring, during Phase II, by mid 1998 identified the majority of producing wells which under performed their anticipated withdrawal rates. Newly drilled and re-activated wells had lower offtake rates than originally forecasted. As a result of poor offtake, higher reservoir pressure was a concern for the project as it limited CO{sub 2} injectivity. To reduce voidage balance, and reservoir pressure, a disposal well was therefore drilled. Several injection surveys indicated the CO{sub 2} injection wells had severe conformance issues. After close monitoring of the project to the end of 1999, it was evident the project would not recover the anticipated tertiary reserves. The main reasons for under-performance were poor in zone CO{sub 2} injection into the upper San Andres layers, poorer offtake rates from newly drilled replacement wells and a higher than required reservoir pressure. After discussion internally within Phillips, externally with the Department of Energy (DOE) and SCU partners, a redevelopment of South Cowden was agreed upon to commence in year 2000. The redevelopment essentially abandoned the original development for Budget Phase II in favor of a revised approach. This involved conformance techniques to resolve out of zone CO{sub 2} injection and use of horizontal wells to improve in zone injectivity and productivity. A phased approach was used to ensure short radius lateral drilling could be implemented effectively at South Cowden. This involved monitoring drilling operations and then production response to determine if larger investments during the second phase were justified. Redevelopment Phase 1 was completed in May 2000. It was deemed a success in regard to finding suitable/cost-effective technology for drilling horizontal laterals and finding a technique that could sustain long-term productivity from the upper layers of the San Andres reservoir. Four existing vertical producing wells were isolated from their existing completions and sidetracked with horizontal laterals into the upper layers of the San Andres. Overall average offtake rates for the four wells increased by a factor of 12 during the first four months after completion of Phase 1. Phase 2 of the redevelopment focused on current CO{sub 2} vertical injection wells. Techniques were applied to resolve near well conformance concerns and then either single or dual laterals were dril

K.J. Harpole; Ed G. Durrett; Susan Snow; J.S. Bles; Carlon Robertson; C.D. Caldwell; D.J. Harms; R.L. King; B.A. Baldwin; D. Wegener; M. Navarrette

2002-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

477

Sketch Technology Roadmap by Using a Novel Vision-oriented Service Innovation Approach: Environmental-Technology Roadmap for Designing Sustainable City as an Example  

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In order to overcome the challenges due to rapid urbanization, forward-thinking governments are attaching great importance to smart living services. Smart living services leveraging ICT-enabled intelligence to im...

Yu-Tso Chen

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

An experimental design approach for investigating the effects of operating factors on the wax deposition in pipelines  

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An experimental study is conducted to determine the wax deposition potential of three waxy crude oils during laminar flow in a pipeline system. The Taguchi experimental design approach is used to evaluate the influence of important operating factors such as inlet crude oil temperature, temperature difference between the oil and the pipe wall (?T), the flow rate of crude oil, wax content and time on wax deposition phenomena. It is found that the parameter ?T and flow rate have maximum and minimum percentage of contribution on the amount of deposited wax, respectively. The results demonstrate that a waxy crude oil with higher wax content could lead the more deposited solid wax in transportation lines. The differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) analysis showed that wax appearance temperature (WAT) and solid content of the deposit were increased as deposition time increased.

Reza Valinejad; Ali R. Solaimany Nazar

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

479

Reducing Emissions Through Sustainable Transport: Proposal for a Sectoral  

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Reducing Emissions Through Sustainable Transport: Proposal for a Sectoral Reducing Emissions Through Sustainable Transport: Proposal for a Sectoral Approach Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Reducing Emissions Through Sustainable Transport: Proposal for a Sectoral Approach Agency/Company /Organization: GTZ Sector: Energy Focus Area: Transportation Topics: Implementation, Pathways analysis Resource Type: Publications Website: www.transport2012.org/bridging/ressources/files/1/817,Transport_sector Reducing Emissions Through Sustainable Transport: Proposal for a Sectoral Approach Screenshot References: Reducing Emissions Through Sustainable Transport[1] Summary "The large mitigation potential and associated co-benefits of taking action in the land transport sector can be tapped into by a sectoral approach drawing financial resources from a transport window, in the short term

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Optimal design and control strategies for novel combined heat and power (CHP) fuel cell systems. Part I of II, datum design conditions and approach.  

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Energy network optimization (ENO) models identify new strategies for designing, installing, and controlling stationary combined heat and power (CHP) fuel cell systems (FCSs) with the goals of (1) minimizing electricity and heating costs for building owners and (2) reducing emissions of the primary greenhouse gas (GHG) - carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}). A goal of this work is to employ relatively inexpensive simulation studies to discover more financially and environmentally effective approaches for installing CHP FCSs. ENO models quantify the impact of different choices made by power generation operators, FCS manufacturers, building owners, and governments with respect to two primary goals - energy cost savings for building owners and CO{sub 2} emission reductions. These types of models are crucial for identifying cost and CO{sub 2} optima for particular installations. Optimal strategies change with varying economic and environmental conditions, FCS performance, the characteristics of building demand for electricity and heat, and many other factors. ENO models evaluate both 'business-as-usual' and novel FCS operating strategies. For the scenarios examined here, relative to a base case of no FCSs installed, model results indicate that novel strategies could reduce building energy costs by 25% and CO{sub 2} emissions by 80%. Part I of II articles discusses model assumptions and methodology. Part II of II articles illustrates model results for a university campus town and generalizes these results for diverse communities.

Colella, Whitney G.

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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BPS, energy efficiency and renewable energy sources for buildings greening and zero energy cities planning: Harmony and ethics of sustainability  

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This paper reviews crucial role of building performance simulation (BPS) – dynamic analysis of the inextricable linkage of building's energy demand for HVAC and other building's technical systems sustainable energy supply and renewable energy sources (RES) availability to reach building's zero energy status. Reviewed are BPS advances in buildings energy efficiency optimization, solar, geothermal and other renewable energy sources integrated implementation, as well as hybridization and mixed distributed energy generation, co- and tri-generation for building's greening and sustainable neighborhoods, settlements, as well as “high performance” Zero Energy Cities Planning. As an introduction, outlined is the intrinsic harmony of the traditional village houses balanced use of renewable materials and energy sources and presented are feasibility study results on the sustainable Zero Energy ECO Settlement at the Mediterranean Sea proceeded by the description of the site's sustainability's constrains assessment. Architectural design and building's dynamic behavior and energy efficiency optimization resulting in minimization of thermal and lighting loads, precede to the multidisciplinary engineering investigation and preliminary design of sustainable Zero Energy Buildings confirming feasibility of settlement's sustainable energy and water supply by the reliable implementation of solar PV and wind technologies, including PV powered sea water desalination. Further, interwoven with presentation of a few case studies, paper outlines advances in BPS and Co-simulation. Reviewed are optimization of mixed, natural and mechanical ventilation via CFD integrated with architectural modeling; BPS and Co-simulation approach to the “total building performance optimization” encompassing multifunctional facades, day-lighting, IE&AQ and HVAC systems operation offering an enormous potential for energy saving by residential/municipal RES integrated renovation. Stressed has been that it is impossible to reach sustainability without harmonious interdisciplinary interacting, without balance between materiality and spirituality, science and art, technology development and cultural and other human values improvement, without ethics of sustainability.

Marija S. Todorovi?

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chapter 2: Whole-Buildling Design | Department of Energy  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

4: The Building Architectural Design Chapter 1: Sustainable Development--What and Why? Procuring Architectural and Engineering Services for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability...

483

A Thesaurus for Bioinspired Engineering Design  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Biological systems provide insight into sustainable and adaptable design, which often leads to designs that are more elegant, efficient, and sustainable. There are, however, significant hurdles to performing bioi...

Jacquelyn K. S. Nagel

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

484

JSC Sustainability Engagement Strategy  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

? Joel Walker, our Center Sustainability Officer, says ?Sustainability should be something we don?t even think about; it should be engrained in our thinking. We just do it.? ? Mike Coats, JSC Center Director, and Joel Walker empower you to begin... Technical Solutions ? JSC Sustainability Partnership Team (SPT) ? Contact Mike Ewert (EC) to join! ? Ensure Contractor Involvement ? Contractor Environmental Partnership ? Contact Jennifer Morrison (JA/ERT) to join! 13 14 People: (Ms. Laurie...

Peterson, L.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

485

Implementation of Sustainability at  

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0 Assessing Implementation of Sustainability at UiO Grønt UiO S u s t a i n a b i l i t y i n R e sustainability commitment among universities and proposed Best Green University Practices in 2010. It presents the current status of UiO Environmental Sustainability. #12;1 If you cannot measure it, you cannot manage it

Johansen, Tom Henning

486

NREL: Sustainable NREL - Education Center  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Education Center Education Center An aerial photo of a grey, angular building. NREL's Education Center NREL's Education Center on the South Table Mountain main campus incorporates a large number of energy efficiency and sustainability practices into its cutting-edge design. The lab's first showcase building, the facility proudly displays technologies that can save energy, create jobs, and generate clean electricity and fuels from plentiful domestic, carbon-free sources. Energy Efficiency Features Trombe wall lights and heats the exhibit hall Direct evaporative cooling system LED lights with lighting control system Energy management system monitors temperature, humidity and occupancy Sustainability Features Native and xeriscape vegetation Composting and recycling bins For more information, see the Education Center website

487

Metrics for Sustainable Manufacturing  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

a system or process in maintaining a sustainable level of afor manufacturing processes to achieve truly sustainablesustainable phase of the automobile manufacturing process

Reich-Weiser, Corinne; Vijayaraghavan, Athulan; Dornfeld, David

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

488

Developing Alaskan Sustainable Housing  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

The Association of Alaska Housing Authorities is holding a 3-day training event for housing development professionals titled Developing Alaskan Sustainable Housing (DASH). This is a unique...

489

Cooperation on Sustainability Standards  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

to scientific research and consensus building to address key barriers to growth of bioenergy markets - Strategic engagement in international processes - Build and sustain...

490

Sustainable Agriculture Loan Program  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Minnesota Sustainable Agriculture Loan program will provide loans to Minnesota residents actively engaged in farming for capital expenditures which enhance the environmental and economic...

491

Sustainability | Argonne National Laboratory  

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task is to meet these fundamental challenges. At Argonne, not only do we invent new and sustainable energy technologies, but we also employ renewable energy infrastructure...

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Sustainability | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

our dependence on oil Provides environmental benefits, including reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions Creates economic opportunities across the nation Sustainability Supply Chain...

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www.umass.edu/uww At UWW you can design your own individualized degree  

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Journalism Studies Black History and Culture in the Americas Building Safety, Sustainable Design Sustainability Studies and Media Sustainable Business Studies Sustainable Design Sustainable Energy Sustainablewww.umass.edu/uww At UWW you can design your own individualized degree concentration in a wide

Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

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Sustainable Building Case Studies | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Case Studies Case Studies Sustainable Building Case Studies October 4, 2013 - 4:58pm Addthis These case studies feature examples of sustainably designed buildings and facilities from Federal agencies and industry. High Performance Federal Buildings Database The High Performance Federal Buildings database presents a sampling of sustainable buildings projects in the Federal Government. This database taps into the existing U.S. Department of Energy High Performance Buildings database, showcasing only Federal case study examples. Third-Party Certification ENERGY STAR for Federal Agencies: A site that provides access to the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, the Federal High Performance Sustainable Buildings Checklist, and ENERGY STAR qualified products, and much more. Green Globes: A Web-based program from the Green Building Initiative for

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Sustainable Building Case Studies | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Case Studies Case Studies Sustainable Building Case Studies October 4, 2013 - 4:58pm Addthis These case studies feature examples of sustainably designed buildings and facilities from Federal agencies and industry. High Performance Federal Buildings Database The High Performance Federal Buildings database presents a sampling of sustainable buildings projects in the Federal Government. This database taps into the existing U.S. Department of Energy High Performance Buildings database, showcasing only Federal case study examples. Third-Party Certification ENERGY STAR for Federal Agencies: A site that provides access to the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, the Federal High Performance Sustainable Buildings Checklist, and ENERGY STAR qualified products, and much more. Green Globes: A Web-based program from the Green Building Initiative for

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High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Guidance | Department...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Guidance High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Guidance High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Guidance More Documents &...

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Bioenergy for Sustainable Development | Department of Energy  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Bioenergy for Sustainable Development Bioenergy for Sustainable Development Deployment Markets Keynote Bioenergy for Sustainable Development Gerard Ostheimer, Global Lead,...

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Energy Efficiency Market Sustainable Business Planning | Department...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Energy Efficiency Market Sustainable Business Planning Energy Efficiency Market Sustainable Business Planning Energy Efficiency Market Sustainable Business Planning, a presentation...

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2012 DOE Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan | Department...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

DOE Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan 2012 DOE Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan The 2012 DOE Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan embodies DOE's...

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Institutional Change for Sustainability Contacts | Department...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Institutional Change for Sustainability Contacts Institutional Change for Sustainability Contacts For more information about institutional change for sustainability, contact: Jerry...