Sample records for approaches sustainable design

  1. WWU Sustainability Curriculum Design Charrette

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    Zaferatos, Nicholas C.

    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

  2. Sustainability Curriculum Models Sustainability Design Charrette Curriculum Workshop

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    Zaferatos, Nicholas C.

    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

  3. 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:

  4. CHAPTER 2.0 SUSTAINABLE DESIGN CONCEPTS

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    Zaferatos, Nicholas C.

    Sustainable development is a whole-systems approach to the design, construction and operation of buildings they make efficient use of land, are close to transit, reduce natural resource use, decreased pollution, Associate Professor, Urban Planning, Huxley College Arunas Oslapas, Associate Professor, Industrial Design

  5. Y-12 Sustainable Design Principles for Building Design and Construction

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    Jackson, J. G.

    2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  6. Cooperative innovation in the commons : rethinking distributed collaboration and intellectual property for sustainable design innovation

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    Sawhney, Nitin, 1971-

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Addressing global design challenges in the environment and underserved communities requires a cooperative approach towards sustainable design innovation, one that embraces multidisciplinary expertise, participatory design ...

  7. A positive approach to sustainability

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    Dossa, Zahir (Zahir A.)

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  8. Sustainable Performance...by Design

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    Bailey, N.

    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...&V 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 Performance Energy Efficiency Indoor Environment Quality BAS The true measure of a facility's performance...

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

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    Malone, Nathan

    2008-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  10. Wastewater Recycle- A Sustainable Approach Towards Desalination 

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    Mittal, A.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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... Sustainable Solutions Water Source ?Surface ?Ground ?Sea ?Waste Environment ?Preserve Ground / Surface Water Goals of Sustainability ?Maximize Recovery / Efficiency of Process ?Minimize Energy Consumption ?Maximize Reuse ?Minimize Liquid Waste...

  11. 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.

  12. The Karlskrona manifesto for sustainability design

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    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

    2015-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  13. The Karlskrona manifesto for sustainability design

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    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

    2015-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  14. An Approach to Sustainability that Improves Environmental and...

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

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

  15. UMassAmherst Sustainable Design at UMass Amherst

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    UMassAmherst Sustainable Design at UMass Amherst February 25, 2010 #12;UMassAmherst Designing for Sustainability in the Built EnvironmentDesigning for Sustainability in the Built Environment Welcome "This The Boston Globe, December 8, 2008 Designing for Sustainability in the Built Environment Sustainable Design

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

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    Hootman, Heather

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  17. Sustainable urban design in China

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    Chang, Henry, 1967-

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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, ...

  18. London 2012 Infrastructure Design, Sustainability and Innovation,

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    Painter, Kevin

    February 2013 #12;#12;London 2012 Aspiration of a Sustainable Games #12;#12;Project Management , for both soil and groundwater treatment. As part of this work, we have managed the excavation and reuseLondon 2012 Infrastructure Design, Sustainability and Innovation, Inspiring an Industry

  19. University of Leeds Sustainable buildings design, construction and refurbishment

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    Haase, Markus

    -being of the local area Provide usable buildings designed to facilitate sustainable behaviour Sustainable design. #12; Use of natural ventilation, rather than mechanical ventilation or air conditioning, reduces

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

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

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

  1. Solar Decathlon 2015: Nation's Leading Sustainable Home Design...

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    Solar Decathlon 2015: Nation's Leading Sustainable Home Design Competition on the Horizon Solar Decathlon 2015: Nation's Leading Sustainable Home Design Competition on the Horizon...

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

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    Evans, Paul

    of product lifecycle. To meet such a demand, this research is to develop a novel approach for sustainable, but the approach developed will also be useful for other type of products. A lifecycle design will be applied, i.e., the design constrains will cover all stages of the whole lifecycle of the product, such as extraction

  3. Contemporary Strategies for Sustainable Design 

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    Farias, Francisco

    2013-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

    This exploratory research examined the degree of adoption and impact of the concepts of Building Information Model (BIM), Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), Integrated Design Process (IDP) and Building Energy Simulation (BES) on the design processes...

  4. Contemporary Strategies for Sustainable Design

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    Farias, Francisco

    2013-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

    This exploratory research examined the degree of adoption and impact of the concepts of Building Information Model (BIM), Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), Integrated Design Process (IDP) and Building Energy Simulation (BES) on the design processes...

  5. A Holistic Approach to the Sustainable Workplace of the Future

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    Andersen, S. E.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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... 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...

  6. 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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    Zhang, Junshan

    to sustainable design and construction (architecture, construction, facilities management, businessThe 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

  7. 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 Breytenbach michelleh@dut.ac.za or abreytenbach@uj.ac.za Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture University of sustainable design and barriers that influence their sustainable design practices. The paper reflects

  8. A Holistic Approach to the Sustainable Workplace of the Future 

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    Andersen, S. E.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    : the physical building, the environmental impact and the end user. The integration of sustainable development with the integrated workplace will result in the design of a sustainable workplace. The influence of building configuration - the advance from...

  9. Model for Sustainable Urban Design With Expanded Sections on...

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

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

  10. Sustainable Design Inspiration at Work | Department of Energy

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

    by many to be one of the most energy-efficient commercial buildings in the world. The sustainable building is a "living laboratory" of cost-effective, sustainable design and...

  11. Designing Sustainability at BMW Group: The Designworks/USA Experience

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    McElhaney, Kellie A; Toffel, Michael W.; Hill, Natalie

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    SUSTAINABILITY MANAGEMENT: FROM BMW GROUP TO DESIGNWORKS/USAGuido Prick and Chris Bangle of BMW Group. In addition, weDesigning Sustainability at BMW Group: The Designworks/USA

  12. Supply Chain Network Design of a Sustainable Blood Banking System

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    Nagurney, Anna

    Supply Chain Network Design of a Sustainable Blood Banking System Anna Nagurney and Amir H. Masoumi a sustainable network design / redesign model for the complex supply chain of human blood, which is a valuable yet highly perish- able product. Specifically, we consider the optimal design (or redesign) of a blood

  13. Designing Engineering Systems for Sustainability Peter Sandborn and Jessica Myers

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    Sandborn, Peter

    , and productivity over time, [6.4]. The objective of environmental sustainability is to increase energy and material6 Designing Engineering Systems for Sustainability Peter Sandborn and Jessica Myers CALCE, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland Abstract Sustainability means keeping

  14. ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN CONSULTANTS + LIGHTING DESIGNERS | atelierten.com Sustainable Design

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    -fitting of renewable energy systems or other technologies. Create a high-performance, energy efficient, thermally Strategies · Proposed Design & Alternate Energy Efficiency Measures · Earth Duct analysis · High Performance zero energy, carbon, and water performance. · Improve campus connectivity and exemplify best practices

  15. Beyond transparency : collective engagement in sustainable design

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    Bonanni, Leonardo Amerigo, 1977-

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

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

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    de Leon, Alex R.

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

  17. Sustainable Design Standards in India: The Excluded Issues

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    Gupta, K.; Haider, J.

    Due to the recent emphasis on “Green Building” in different countries around the world, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification has emerged as one of the major recognized standards for measuring building sustainability...

  18. 1.964 Design for Sustainability, Fall 2004

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    Connor, J. J. (Jerome J.)

    This course on sustainability will cover the implications of this topic on engineering, design, and architecture. The course will begin with a general survey and discussion of current trends, followed by the introduction ...

  19. Sustainable Design Standards in India: The Excluded Issues 

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    Gupta, K.; Haider, J.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Due to the recent emphasis on “Green Building” in different countries around the world, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification has emerged as one of the major recognized standards for measuring building sustainability...

  20. Establishing research directions in sustainable building design

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    Watson, Andrew

    with energy efficient design, both in #12;2 terms of how buildings can be designed to increase their adaptive

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

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    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)

    2012-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  2. Temporal Data Mining Approaches for Sustainable Chiller Management in Data Centers

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    A Temporal Data Mining Approaches for Sustainable Chiller Management in Data Centers DEBPRAKASH the design and im- plementation of CAMAS (Chiller Advisory and MAnagement System), a temporal data mining solution to mine and manage chiller installations. CAMAS embodies a set of algorithms for processing

  3. Temporal Data Mining Approaches for Sustainable Chiller Management in Data Centers

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    Ramakrishnan, Naren

    34 Temporal Data Mining Approaches for Sustainable Chiller Management in Data Centers DEBPRAKASH the design and implementation of CAMAS (Chiller Advisory and MAnagement System), a temporal data mining solution to mine and manage chiller installations. CAMAS embodies a set of algorithms for processing

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

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    Boyer, Edmond

    A Reference Process to Design Information Systems for Sustainable Design based on LCA, PSS, Social of Sustainable Design, SD, is to satisfy customer needs while reducing environmental impacts. The main challenge of a Service-Oriented Architecture, SOA, is appropriate because of its integration requirements. SOA best

  5. Design approaches to structural optimization

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    Tayar, Memduh Ali

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this thesis is to develop design approaches to structural optimization. In the example of three-dimensional grid structures, widely known as 'space frames', possible configurations are explored which ...

  6. Interactive design of sustainable cities with a distributed local search solver

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    Christie, Marc

    of urban shapes (residential, commercial, or industrial units, together with infrastructures, schools stages of the design process. The benefits of our approach are highlighted by examples and feedbacks from by a collection of rules related to social, economic, energy, mobility and sustainability issues. #12

  7. Trondheim, Norway Concurrent Design Approach

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    Langseth, Helge

    22.11.2012 1 1 Trondheim, Norway Concurrent Design Approach to the Design of Customized Corporate E and Technology 20.11.2012 Trondheim, Norway 2 Trondheim, Norway Outline · Introduction · Research Context;22.11.2012 2 3 Trondheim, Norway Introduction · I have followed the PhD-program at the Department of Computer

  8. 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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    Shelby, Ryan

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    in sustainable environments and architecture. I look forwardarchitecture student co-designing housing interior Figure 34: 2010 PPN Culturally Inspired, Sustainablearchitecture students from UC Berkeley are considered to have ownership and control through the design of the culturally inspired, sustainable

  9. Sustainable Infrastructure Practices -Green Building Design, page 1 of 2 UC SANTA BARBARA

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    Bigelow, Stephen

    Sustainable Infrastructure Practices - Green Building Design, page 1 of 2 UC SANTA BARBARA Sustainable Infrastructure Practices - Green Building Design Contact: Administrative Services Revision: Effective July 1, 2012 Supersedes Green Building Design Interim Policy: June1, 2010 through June 30, 2012

  10. Case Studies in Sustainable Design! Steve Abercrombie

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    Affairs #12;MARKET DEVELOPMENT! Also known as Details... Details... Details #12;Perception! #12;Reality;LEED ND! #12;Green Single Family (LEED - Homes) Green Multi Family (LEED - Homes / LEED - NC) Green Commercial (LEED ­ NC / CS LEED - CI Green Infrastructure Planning, Design and Location #12;Smart Location

  11. A combined ANP-delphi approach to evaluate sustainable tourism

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    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

    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.

  12. Designing for Sustainability: Houston DOW Center LEED Gold

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

    ? Provided resources and funded the project ? Actively supported decision to move into a LEED certified building Driving Energy Efficiency at Dow Designing for Sustainability Houston Dow Center Front-end Loading: ? Support and goals were clearly stated... reporting units: kBTU/gross square foot Converted to carbon dioxide emissions ? Water Also converted to carbon dioxide emissions ? Statistics were made public to employees through the company intranet Driving Energy Efficiency at Dow Energy...

  13. Biofuels, land and water : a systems approach to sustainability.

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    Gopalakrishnan, G.; Negri, M. C.; Wang, M.; Wu, M.; Snyder, S. W.; LaFreniere, L.

    2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    There is a strong societal need to evaluate and understand the sustainability of biofuels, especially because of the significant increases in production mandated by many countries, including the United States. Sustainability will be a strong factor in the regulatory environment and investments in biofuels. Biomass feedstock production is an important contributor to environmental, social, and economic impacts from biofuels. This study presents a systems approach where the agricultural, energy, and environmental sectors are considered as components of a single system, and environmental liabilities are used as recoverable resources for biomass feedstock production. We focus on efficient use of land and water resources. We conducted a spatial analysis evaluating marginal land and degraded water resources to improve feedstock productivity with concomitant environmental restoration for the state of Nebraska. Results indicate that utilizing marginal land resources such as riparian and roadway buffer strips, brownfield sites, and marginal agricultural land could produce enough feedstocks to meet a maximum of 22% of the energy requirements of the state compared to the current supply of 2%. Degraded water resources such as nitrate-contaminated groundwater and wastewater were evaluated as sources of nutrients and water to improve feedstock productivity. Spatial overlap between degraded water and marginal land resources was found to be as high as 96% and could maintain sustainable feedstock production on marginal lands. Other benefits of implementing this strategy include feedstock intensification to decrease biomass transportation costs, restoration of contaminated water resources, and mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions.

  14. OCTOBER 2010 SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO DESIGNERS SID-S SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS PORTFOLIO

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    Kamat, Vineet R.

    by the Sustainability Team at the University of Michigan (U-M) Department of Architecture, Engineering & ConstructionSID-S OCTOBER 2010 SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO DESIGNERS SID-S SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS PORTFOLIO Page 1 of 2 SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS PORTFOLIO General The Sustainable Products Portfolio (SPP) is maintained

  15. 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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    Hayden, Nancy J.

    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

  16. Green Homebuilding By Design- a Systems Approach

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    Pfeiffer, P. L.

    expectations, climatically appropriate passive solar design, US energy independence and global warming. ? Clearly articulate the relative value of thoughtful programming and a systems approach to passive solar design. ? Prioritize and apply high... Seminar proposal: Green Homebuilding By Design ? a Systems Approach Subtitle: Connecting the dots between high performance design & appropriate ?vetted out? green building strategies Brief...

  17. Metallurgical Process Design A tribute to Douglas' conceptual design approach

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    Linninger, Andreas A.

    and systematic flowsheet generation1-2. . Although perfected for continuous petrochemical processes, this work1 Metallurgical Process Design ­ A tribute to Douglas' conceptual design approach Andreas A. Linninger Laboratory for Product and Process Design Department of Chemical Engineering, University

  18. 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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    Shelby, Ryan

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    in sustainable environments and architecture. I look forwardarchitecture student co-designing housing interior Figure 34: 2010 PPN Culturally Inspired, Sustainableand architecture students from UC Berkeley are considered to have ownership and control through the design of the culturally inspired, sustainable

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

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    Silver, Matthew Robin

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  20. Building for the future The Green Building and Sustainable Design Certificate Program addresses

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    California at Davis, University of

    Building for the future The Green Building and Sustainable Design Certificate Program addresses for implementation of green building and sustainable design into site planning and design, building design and construction, and building management practices. Started as a joint program between two of UC Davis Extension

  1. ENGINEERING SYSTEMS SUSTAINABILITY AS AN ORGANIZING DESIGN PRINCIPLE FOR

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    Entekhabi, Dara

    in Automotive Aluminum d. Lean Sustainment Initiative (LSI) for the US Air Force: Tracing the Repair

  2. Evanescent Photosynthesis: A new approach to sustainable biofuel Matthew D. Ooms

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    Pedersen, Tom

    Evanescent Photosynthesis: A new approach to sustainable biofuel production by Matthew D. Ooms #12;Abstract Evanescent Photosynthesis: A new approach to sustainable biofuel production Matthew D biofuel and other high value compounds through direct conversion of CO2 and water using energy from

  3. A Three Dimensional System Approach for Environmentally Sustainable Manufacturing

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    Yuan, Chris; Zhai, Qiang; Dornfield, David

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the sustainability of manufacturing from energy perspective.and energy consumptions can improve the sustainabilitysustainability performance through improving both material and energy

  4. University Housing Designing Sustainable Communities for Living and Learning

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    Almor, Amit

    The Mission Learning Center for Sustainable Futures Green Learning Community Student Engagement Green Living Public Events Green Education University and Community Outreach Community Building Our Home:Physical Features LEED Certification Sustainable Sites Materials and Resources Energy and Atmosphere Indoor

  5. Material Design, Selection, and Manufacturing Methods for System Sustainment

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    David Sowder, Jim Lula, Curtis Marshall

    2010-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes a material selection and validation process proven to be successful for manufacturing high-reliability long-life product. The National Secure Manufacturing Center business unit of the Kansas City Plant (herein called KCP) designs and manufactures complex electrical and mechanical components used in extreme environments. The material manufacturing heritage is founded in the systems design to manufacturing practices that support the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA). Material Engineers at KCP work with the systems designers to recommend materials, develop test methods, perform analytical analysis of test data, define cradle to grave needs, present final selection and fielding. The KCP material engineers typically will maintain cost control by utilizing commercial products when possible, but have the resources and to develop and produce unique formulations as necessary. This approach is currently being used to mature technologies to manufacture materials with improved characteristics using nano-composite filler materials that will enhance system design and production. For some products the engineers plan and carry out science-based life-cycle material surveillance processes. Recent examples of the approach include refurbished manufacturing of the high voltage power supplies for cockpit displays in operational aircraft; dry film lubricant application to improve bearing life for guided munitions gyroscope gimbals, ceramic substrate design for electrical circuit manufacturing, and tailored polymeric materials for various systems. The following examples show evidence of KCP concurrent design-to-manufacturing techniques used to achieve system solutions that satisfy or exceed demanding requirements.

  6. A landscape approach to sustainable forest management and habitat quality modelling

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    A landscape approach to sustainable forest management and habitat quality modelling Luque, S.(1) (1 on biodiversity conservation as a proxy for ecological dimensions of sustainable forest management the work to be met by forest landscape managers. This is particular challenging nowadays because of the increasing

  7. Integration of Sustainability Metrics into Design Cases and State...

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

    sustainability 13 Thermochemical pathway to high-octane gasoline blendstock through methanolDME intermediates Co-conversion of biomass with natural gas can simultaneously...

  8. 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

  9. Infrastructure Ecology for Sustainable and Resilient Urban Infrastructure Design

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    Jeong, Hyunju [Georgia Institute of Technology; Pandit, Arka [Georgia Institute of Technology; Crittenden, John [Georgia Institute of Technology; Xu, Ming [University of Michigan; Perrings, Charles [Arizona State University; Wang, Dali [ORNL; Li, Ke [University of Georgia; French, Steve [Georgia Institute of Technology

    2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The population growth coupled with increasing urbanization is predicted to exert a huge demand on the growth and retrofit of urban infrastructure, particularly in water and energy systems. The U.S. population is estimated to grow by 23% (UN, 2009) between 2005 and 2030. The corresponding increases in energy and water demand were predicted as 14% (EIA, 2009) and 20% (Elcock, 2008), respectively. The water-energy nexus needs to be better understood to satisfy the increased demand in a sustainable manner without conflicting with environmental and economic constraints. Overall, 4% of U.S. power generation is used for water distribution (80%) and treatment (20%). 3% of U.S. water consumption (100 billion gallons per day, or 100 BGD) and 40% of U.S. water withdrawal (340 BGD) are for thermoelectric power generation (Goldstein and Smith, 2002). The water demand for energy production is predicted to increase most significantly among the water consumption sectors by 2030. On the other hand, due to the dearth of conventional water sources, energy intensive technologies are increasingly in use to treat seawater and brackish groundwater for water supply. Thus comprehending the interrelation and interdependency between water and energy system is imperative to evaluate sustainable water and energy supply alternatives for cities. In addition to the water-energy nexus, decentralized or distributed concept is also beneficial for designing sustainable water and energy infrastructure as these alternatives require lesser distribution lines and space in a compact urban area. Especially, the distributed energy infrastructure is more suited to interconnect various large and small scale renewable energy producers which can be expected to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In the case of decentralized water infrastructure, on-site wastewater treatment facility can provide multiple benefits. Firstly, it reduces the potable water demand by reusing the treated water for non-potable uses and secondly, it also reduces the wastewater load to central facility. In addition, lesser dependency on the distribution network contributes to increased reliability and resiliency of the infrastructure. The goal of this research is to develop a framework which seeks an optimal combination of decentralized water and energy alternatives and centralized infrastructures based on physical and socio-economic environments of a region. Centralized and decentralized options related to water, wastewater and stormwater and distributed energy alternatives including photovoltaic (PV) generators, fuel cells and microturbines are investigated. In the context of the water-energy nexus, water recovery from energy alternatives and energy recovery from water alternatives are reflected. Alternatives recapturing nutrients from wastewater are also considered to conserve depleting resources. The alternatives are evaluated in terms of their life-cycle environmental impact and economic performance using a hybrid life cycle assessment (LCA) tool and cost benefit analysis, respectively. Meeting the increasing demand of a test bed, an optimal combination of the alternatives is designed to minimize environmental and economic impacts including CO2 emissions, human health risk, natural resource use, and construction and operation cost. The framework determines the optimal combination depending on urban density, transmission or conveyance distance or network, geology, climate, etc. Therefore, it will be also able to evaluate infrastructure resiliency against physical and socio-economic challenges such as population growth, severe weather, energy and water shortage, economic crisis, and so on.

  10. SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE MATERIAL DESIGN Michael D. Lepech1

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    Lepech, Michael D.

    of prosperity, great strides must be made in the sustainability of transportation systems. Advances in Life-Cycle transportation infrastructure system on the economic development of the US over the past 60 years is unarguable. Therefore, the need for sustainable development of this system is essential. Consuming 33.2 million tons

  11. SustainabilityStudies sustainability@uci.edu

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    Rose, Michael R.

    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

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

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    design. Excellent knowledge of standard office, web publishing, and graphic design applications Excellent

  13. Systems Approach to Sustainable Energy Organizer: Al George

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    Angenent, Lars T.

    such as food, water, transportation, environment, land and mineral resources, and logistics. The world can are beginning to run out, (particularly on a hundred year time scale) and global warming is generally agreed systems, based on legacy systems and resource depletion, to sustainable ones, we will require a systems

  14. Sustainable Design Engineering and Science: Selected Challenges and Case Studies

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    Michalek, Jeremy J.

    years alone have seen the proliferation of Directives on Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE decisions. While prescriptive environmental Directives such as RoHS and WEEE intend to simplify sustainable

  15. China's Approaches to Financing Sustainable Development: Policies, Practices, and Issues

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    Shen, Bo

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    energy efficiency investments, this guarantee program was designed solely to support the development of the local

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

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    Seitz, John M. (John Martin)

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  17. design and development. The Corps is striving to be a leader in the sustainability movement, building to the USGBC Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

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    US Army Corps of Engineers

    design and development. The Corps is striving to be a leader in the sustainability movement and development in the areas of infrastructure and environmental sustainability. This regularly leads to new the principles of sustainable design and development in all engineering and construction activities to minimize

  18. 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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    Shelby, Ryan

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Development of Sustainable and Renewable Energy Systems formodels related to sustainable, energy efficient buildingof Water and Energy Efficient Sustainable Housing with the

  19. 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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    Shelby, Ryan

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    framework for sustainability framework, to identify theirrelates to their sustainability framework, and to co-designof local sustainability frameworks, the identification of

  20. 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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    Shelby, Ryan

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    about sustainability and renewable energy technologies byranging from sustainability endeavors to energy developmentof Renewable Energy and Sustainability (CARES) in the hope

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

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 TOP-DOWN/BOTTOM-UP APPROACH FOR DEVELOPING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT INDICATORS FOR MINING: APPLICATION TO THE ARLIT URANIUM MINES (NIGER) A. Chamareta)b) , M. O'Connor a) and G. Récoché b) a indicators for assessing impacts and performances of mining sites thus appears necessary to inform

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

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    buildings. Data Center Energy Efficiency provides guidance on how to construct an energy-efficient data center. Whole Building Design Guide an online tool providing information...

  3. An Approach to Sustainability that Improves Environmental and Safety

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't Your Destiny: The Future of1Albuquerque, NMPerformance | Department of Energy An Approach to

  4. Kai Lindow -List of Publications Lindow, K.; Woll, R.; Stark, R. A Conceptual Framework for Sustainable Engineering Design. In

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    Berlin,Technische Universität

    for Sustainable Product Creation. Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Concurrent Engineering, CE for Sustainable Engineering Design. In: Dornfeld, D. A.; Linke, B. S. (Eds.): Leveraging Technology for a Sustainable World. Proceedings of the 19th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering (LCE 2012), 23 - 25 May

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

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    on an inverted hip shape-calibrated for maximum solar and rainwater collection; a 38 panel array will provide renewable energy for the home; and operable windows allow for...

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

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnual Siteof Energy 2, 2015 - January 16, 2015MeetingsElectric WaterTax

  7. Integrating Acclimated Kinetic Envelopes into Sustainable Building Design

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    Wang, Jialiang

    2014-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

    /IESNA Illuminating Engineering Society of North America IRB Institutional Review Board LEED Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design LBNL Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory LPD lighting power density NREL National Renewable Energy Laboratory....11. Retractable roof of the High Court of Justice and Supreme Court (Foster+Partners, 2012) ................................................................ 33 Figure 2.12. Examples of electrochromic glazing by LBNL (Lee, DiBartolomeo, xiii...

  8. Human-Centered Sustainable Product Design Life Cycle

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    Agogino, Alice M.

    Use per Unit Refrigerator Size (cubic feet) Refrigerator Price in 1983 Dollars $ 1,270 $ 462 "THE ART, 1999 - 24:33-82. FRIA Refrigerator Fact: Refrigerators consume 10-15% of all household energyCharge ·! Human-powered designs eliminate the need for batteries or use-phase electricity consumption, thereby

  9. 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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    Shelby, Ryan

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    3) sustainability indicators or performance metrics forof situated performance metrics or indicators that aren’t3) sustainability indicators or performance metrics for

  10. Self-Sustaining Thorium Boiling Water Reactors

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    Ganda, Francesco

    A thorium-fueled water-cooled reactor core design approach that features a radially uniform composition of fuel rods in stationary fuel assembly and is fuel-self-sustaining is described. This core design concept is similar ...

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

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    Netoff, Theoden

    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

  12. A Sustainable approach to large ICT Science based infrastructures; the case for Radio Astronomy

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    Barbosa, Domingos; Boonstra, Albert-Jan; Aguiar, Rui; van Ardenne, Arnold; de Santander-Vela, Juande; Verdes-Montenegro, Lourdes

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Large sensor-based infrastructures for radio astronomy will be among the most intensive data-driven projects in the world, facing very high power demands. The geographically wide distribution of these infrastructures and their associated processing High Performance Computing (HPC) facilities require Green Information and Communications Technologies (ICT). A combination is needed of low power computing, efficient data storage, local data services, Smart Grid power management, and inclusion of Renewable Energies. Here we outline the major characteristics and innovation approaches to address power efficiency and long-term power sustainability for radio astronomy projects, focusing on Green ICT for science.

  13. THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO NEW APPROACHES TO THE DESIGN OF

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    Sosnick, Tobin R.

    THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO NEW APPROACHES TO THE DESIGN OF ALLOSTERIC PROTEINS A DISSERTATION ..........................................................................3.1 Energetic model of signal transfer 51 .................................................3

  14. 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.

  15. Informing design decisions : an approach to corporate building design

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    Maxwell, Marc A

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis is an investigation into design methodologies. How do we, as designers, prepare ourselves for decision making and evaluate our assumptions and decisions? The intent is to employ this information as a basis for ...

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

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    Bhat, Gireesh Keshav

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  17. Block-LDPC: A Practical LDPC Coding System Design Approach

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    Zhang, Tong

    1 Block-LDPC: A Practical LDPC Coding System Design Approach Hao Zhong, Student Member, IEEE, and Tong Zhang, Member, IEEE Abstract-- This paper presents a joint low-density parity-check (LDPC) code-encoder-decoder design approach, called Block- LDPC, for practical LDPC coding system implementations. The key idea

  18. Digital filter design approach for SQUID gradiometers

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    Bruno, A.C.; Ribeiro, P.C.

    1988-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A review of the traditional method for designing gradiometers is made. A nonrecursive digital filter model for the gradiometer is presented, giving a new set of parameters for the gradiometer identification. Some designs are analyzed using the proposed set. As an example, a true differentiator is designed to be used as the SQUID input coil. It is shown that the differentiator has the same noise rejection as the conventional gradiometer but provides more signal sensitivity.

  19. Energy-efficient Housing Design. A combined approach

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    Lane, J.

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Energy-efficient Housing Design explains how to combine passive solar, superinsulation, and earth-shelter techniques to create the most energy-efficient, cost-effective housing designs. It addresses the concerns of architects, planners, contractors, developers, and homeowners, providing layouts for suburban tract housing and construction plans and details, as well as cost and performance analyses. Contents: Current approaches to Energy-efficient Design. Superinsulation Methods. Combining Approaches. Design Characteristics with the Combined Approach. Materials and Construction Methods. Wall and Roof Design. Windows and Window Protection. Passive Solar Storage Methods. Winter Heating Performance. The Passive Solar Storage System. Designing for Summer Cooling. Analyzing Cost-effectiveness. Construction Cost with Energy-efficient Design. The Balance Sheet. Site Planning. Landscaping the Lot. Subdivision-planning Methods. Streetscape and Landscape. Appendices.

  20. Optimal switching control design for polynomial systems: an LMI approach

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Optimal switching control design for polynomial systems: an LMI approach Didier Henrion1 formulate the switching design problem as an optimal control problem which is then relaxed to a linear to the design of optimal switching sequences for polynomial dynamical systems with state constraints. We

  1. Integrated design : a generative multi-performative design approach

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    Fasoulaki, Eleftheria

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    There are building systems, called "modularized", in which the component systems (for structure, lighting, etc) can be analyzed and synthesized independently since their performance and design do not interact or affect one ...

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

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    Deshmukh, Ranjit

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    potential areas for decentralized electricity supply,” Renewable and Sustainable EnergyPotential for growth Figure 2: Elements of sustainability for assessing renewable energy-

  3. A Bayesian experimental design approach to structural health monitoring

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    Farrar, Charles [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Flynn, Eric [UCSD; Todd, Michael [UCSD

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Optimal system design for SHM involves two primarily challenges. The first is the derivation of a proper performance function for a given system design. The second is the development of an efficient optimization algorithm for choosing a design that maximizes, or nearly maximizes the performance function. In this paper we will outline how an SHM practitioner can construct the proper performance function by casting the entire design problem into a framework of Bayesian experimental design. The approach demonstrates how the design problem necessarily ties together all steps of the SHM process.

  4. DESIGN, PERFORMANCE, AND SUSTAINABILITY OF ENGINEERED COVERS FOR URANIUM MILL TAILINGS

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    Waugh, W. Jody

    2004-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Final remedies at most uranium mill tailings sites include engineered covers designed to contain metals and radionuclides in the subsurface for hundreds of years. Early cover designs rely on compacted soil layers to limit water infiltration and release of radon, but some of these covers inadvertently created habitats for deep-rooted plants. Root intrusion and soil development increased the saturated hydraulic conductivity several orders of magnitude above design targets. These covers may require high levels of maintenance to sustain long-term performance. Relatively low precipitation, high potential evapotranspiration, and thick unsaturated soils favor long-term hydrologic isolation of buried waste at arid and semiarid sites. Later covers were designed to mimic this natural soil-water balance with the goal of sustaining performance with little or no maintenance. For example, the cover for the Monticello, Utah, Superfund site relies on a thick soil-sponge layer overlying a sand-and-gravel capillary barrier to store precipitation while plants are dormant and on native vegetation to dry the soil sponge during the growing season. Measurements of both off-site caisson lysimeters and a large 3-ha lysimeter built into the final cover show that drainage has been well below a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency target of less than 3.0 mm/yr. Our stewardship strategy combines monitoring precursors to failure, probabilistic riskbased modeling, and characterization of natural analogs to project performance of covers for a range of possible future environmental scenarios. Natural analogs are needed to understand how ecological processes will influence cover performance, processes that cannot be predicted with short-term monitoring and existing numerical models.

  5. Conventional Facilities Chapter 4: Sustainable Design 4-1 NSLS-II Preliminary Design Report

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    Ohta, Shigemi

    Energy Conservation Code of New York State - 2002 Edition Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design of Accelerator Facilities 4.1.3 Codes, Standards, and Guides Building Code of New York State (NYSBC) ­ 2002 gas emissions. RENEWABLE POWER: At least 50% of current renewable energy purchases must come from new

  6. Integrated approaches to the optimal design of multiscale systems

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    Lovelady, Eva Marie

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  7. Toward a Classification Approach to Design Douglas R. Smith

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    Smith, Douglas R.

    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

  8. Carbon-Fiber-Reinforced Elastomers: "Materials by Design" Approach...

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    Carbon-Fiber-Reinforced Elastomers: "Materials by Design" Approach to Property Tuning with Applications to Impact-Resistant Structures Apr 22 2015 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Thomas L....

  9. A methodological approach to the complexity measurement of software designs

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    Williams, Clay Edwin

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  10. A Holistic Approach to Designing Energy-Efficient Cluster Interconnects

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    Kim, Eun Jung "EJ"

    , new data centers in the Seattle area are forecast to increase the city's power demands by 25 percentA Holistic Approach to Designing Energy-Efficient Cluster Interconnects Eun Jung Kim, Member, IEEE--Designing energy-efficient clusters has recently become an important concern to make these systems economically

  11. Practical Approach to Designing Wood Roof Truss Assemblies

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    Gupta, Rakesh

    Practical Approach to Designing Wood Roof Truss Assemblies Rakesh Gupta, M.ASCE1 ; and Pranueng to evaluate "system effects" in light-frame roof truss assemblies. The goal of this study was to develop an improved and practical design method for 3D roof truss assemblies used in residential construction. A truss

  12. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMPUTERS, SPECIAL ISSUE COMPUTATIONAL SUSTAINABILITY, TCSI-2012-10-0740 1 A Decision Support System for the Design

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    Carenini, Giuseppe

    A Decision Support System for the Design and Evaluation of Sustainable Wastewater Solutions Brent C. This paper describes a decision support system (DSS) prototype that is designed to help community planners to the community's sustainability goals. Index Terms-- Logic Programming, Decision Support, Design, Environment

  13. AWong Scholarship Description and Application_v2[2].docx 6/16/14 Anthony Wong Scholarship for Research in Sustainable Design

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    for Research in Sustainable Design Description The Department of Architecture gratefully acknowledges the gift from Anthony Wong (`76) to support student travel to present cutting-edge research in sustainable and is committed to personally presenting the work at the conference; b. demonstrate the topic in sustainable

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

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    -Model or "EM". Subsequently, the study presents the first contour of software based on an EM approach. Thus to reduce the risk of disregarding possible environmental impacts. The design team has to cope with problems be water conserving, non-toxic, and energy efficient, with high-quality spaces and recycled materials

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

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    Fischer, Gerhard

    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

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

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    Silver, Pam [Harvard University

    2011-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

    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

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

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    Silver, Pam [Harvard University] [Harvard University

    2011-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

    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

  18. Implementing Performance-Based Sustainability Requirements for the Low Carbon Fuel Standard – Key Design Elements and Policy Considerations

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    Yeh, Sonia; Sumner, Daniel A.; Kaffka, Stephen R.; Ogden, J; Jenkins, Bryan M.

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    NTA 8080): Sustainability Criteria for Biomass for Energyfor sustainability considerations, the California Energybiofuel sustainability criteria within its Renewable Energy

  19. On the imaginative constructivist nature of design: a theoretical approach

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    Ak?n O. Kazakç?

    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

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

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    Tiwari, Sanjay

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    matrix. Condoor, Suh and Burger [3] have established seven design principles to incorporate good practices in design and to evaluate it. Condoor [4] established an approach identifying coupling in design and effective management on the basis.... These are called the functional requirements (FRs) for the design. The high level functions are broken down into sub-tasks or low level functions. The high and low level functional requirements are systematically organized into a function structure. While...

  1. Making Globalization Work for Sustainable Human Development The Global Programme Paradigm : A Synthesis Approach

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    the best practices and strategies to manage their integration into the global economy and therefore bringMaking Globalization Work for Sustainable Human Development The Global Programme Paradigm-UNDP Global Programme on Globalization, Liberalization and Sustainable Human Development* Gabriela Tejada

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

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    DeLucia, Evan H.

    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

  3. P A Y E T T E Designing for Sustainability in the Built Environment at UMass Amherst

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    P A Y E T T E Designing for Sustainability in the Built Environment at UMass Amherst Heat Recovery the most efficient heat recovery while ensuring safety. Learning Objectives #12;P A Y E T T E Project Team · Heat Recovery #12;P A Y E T T E #12;P A Y E T T E Heat Wheel: Fundamentals · Initial owner resistance

  4. 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

  5. A Synchronous Approach to Reactive System Design1 Charles Andr

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    André, Charles

    our experience teaching discrete-event reactive systems to Electrical Engineering students. The courseA Synchronous Approach to Reactive System Design1 Charles André I3S Laboratory ­ UNSA/CNRS BP 121 This paper was presented at the 12th EAEEIE Annual Conf., 14-16 May 2001, Nancy (France). Abstract Reactive

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

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    Yuan, Chris; Dornfeld, David

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Human Toxicity Potential (HTP) method. Keywords: SustainableHuman Toxicity Potential (HTP) is used for the human healthassessment of toxic chemicals. HTP is a computed weighting

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

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    Deshmukh, Ranjit

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  8. 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...

  9. The city design and the new Urban Revolution : conceptualizing catalytic, sustainable development in Mexico's second tier

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    Albericci, Allison N. (Allison Nicole)

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    What is the present role of technical change - particularly change in integrated Information-Communication Technology (ICT) - in facilitating sustainable urbanism in the developing world? Technological advancements are ...

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

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    Al Rabady, Rama Ibrahim

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

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

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    on biodiversity conservation as a proxy for ecological dimensions of sustainable forest management the workIUFRO Landscape Ecology Working Group International Conference, 2127 September, 2010 Bragança, Portugal Symposium 7: A landscape approach to sustainable forest management: the challenge to adaptive

  12. Approaches for Planning and Implementing Sustainable Energy Growth in a Complex World: Preprint

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    Snyder, N.; Schwab, A.

    2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The subject of sustainable energy development has been widely discussed and debated in recent years. However, despite widespread interest, progress toward this goal has been limited. This paper will build on current thinking related to sustainable development, energy forecasting, and complexity theory and show how past roadmapping methodologies fall short. While proposing ways of thinking about our responses to global changes, we consider how we can create and discover the pathways through those unpredictable changes toward high global renewables penetration.

  13. 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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    Shelby, Ryan

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    2013). “Tribal Housing, Co-Design & Cultural Sovereignty”.and Stappers, P. (2008). “Co-creation and the New LandscapesInternational Journal of Co-Creation in Design and the Arts.

  14. Implementing Performance-Based Sustainability Requirements for the Low Carbon Fuel Standard – Key Design Elements and Policy Considerations

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    Yeh, Sonia; Sumner, Daniel A.; Kaffka, Stephen R.; Ogden, J; Jenkins, Bryan M.

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    2008a. Draft Sustainability Framework for AB118 Projects.a performance-based sustainability framework that setsstandard. The sustainability framework should adopt a

  15. Turbopump Design and Analysis Approach for Nuclear Thermal Rockets

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    Chen, Shucheng S. [NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio 44135 (United States); Veres, Joseph P. [Compressor Branch, NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio 44135 (United States); Fittje, James E. [Analex Corporation, 1100 Apollo Drive, Brook Park, Ohio 44142 (United States)

    2006-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

    A rocket propulsion system, whether it is a chemical rocket or a nuclear thermal rocket, is fairly complex in detail but rather simple in principle. Among all the interacting parts, three components stand out: they are pumps and turbines (turbopumps), and the thrust chamber. To obtain an understanding of the overall rocket propulsion system characteristics, one starts from analyzing the interactions among these three components. It is therefore of utmost importance to be able to satisfactorily characterize the turbopump, level by level, at all phases of a vehicle design cycle. Here at the NASA Glenn Research Center, as the starting phase of a rocket engine design, specifically a Nuclear Thermal Rocket Engine design, we adopted the approach of using a high level system cycle analysis code (NESS) to obtain an initial analysis of the operational characteristics of a turbopump required in the propulsion system. A set of turbopump design codes (PumpDes and TurbDes) were then executed to obtain sizing and performance parameters of the turbopump that were consistent with the mission requirements. A set of turbopump analyses codes (PUMPA and TURBA) were applied to obtain the full performance map for each of the turbopump components; a two dimensional layout of the turbopump based on these mean line analyses was also generated. Adequacy of the turbopump conceptual design will later be determined by further analyses and evaluation. In this paper, descriptions and discussions of the aforementioned approach are provided and future outlooks are discussed.

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

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    Markel, Christina Paige Buist

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

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

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    Peinovich, Ella

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

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

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    Kua, Harn Wei, 1971-

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  19. Designing a Real-time Strategy Game about Sustainable Energy Use

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    Doucet, Lars Andreas

    2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  20. Task team approach to safeguards and security designs

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    Zack, N.R. (Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)); Wilkey, D.D. (USDOE Idaho Operations Office, Idaho Falls, ID (United States))

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In 1987, a US Department of Energy (DOE) supported task team was organized at the request of the DOE Idaho Field Office (DOE-ID) to provide support for safeguards and security (S S) designs of the Special Isotope Separation (SIS) facility. Prior to deferral of the project, the SIS facility was to be constructed at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) to produce weapons grade plutonium from DOE owned fuel grade plutonium. The task team was assembled to provide the resources necessary to assure that safeguards and security considerations were included as an integral part of the design of the facility, and that SIS designs would take advantage of available technology in the areas of physical security, measurements, accountability, and material and personnel tracking. The task team included personnel from DOE/Office of Safeguards and Security (DOE-OSS), DOE-ID, DOE contractors, and the national laboratories providing a wide range of expertise and experience. The team reviewed proposed designs and provided recommendations for safeguards and security features in each stage of the design process. The value of this approach to safeguards and security designs will be discussed with respect to benefits, lessons learned, and recommendations for future applications. 5 refs.

  1. AN APPROACH TO SAFETY DESIGN BASIS DOCUMENTATION CHANGE CONTROL

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    RYAN GW

    2008-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes a safety design basis documentation change control process. The process identifies elements that can be used to manage the project/facility configuration during design evolution through the Initiation, Definition, and Execution project phases. The project phases addressed by the process are defined in US Department of Energy (DOE) Order (O) 413.3A, Program and Project Management for the Acquisition of Capital Assets, in support of DOE project Critical Decisions (CD). This approach has been developed for application to two Hanford Site projects in their early CD phases and is considered to be a key element of safety and design integration. As described in the work that has been performed, the purpose of change control is to maintain consistency among design requirements, the physical configuration, related facility documentation, and the nuclear safety basis during the evolution of the design. The process developed (1) ensures an appropriate level of rigor is applied at each project phase and (2) is considered to implement the requirements and guidance provided in DOE-STD-1189-2008, Integration of Safety into the Design Process. Presentation of this work is expected to benefit others in the DOE Complex that may be implementing DOE-STD-1189-2008 or managing nuclear safety documentation in support of projects in-process.

  2. Preliminary gas turbine combustor design using a network approach

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    Stuttaford, P.J.; Rubini, P.A. [Cranfield Univ. (United Kingdom). School of Mechanical Engineering

    1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The preliminary design process of a gas turbine combustor often involves the use of cumbersome, geometry restrictive semi-empirical models. The objective of this analysis is the development of a versatile design tool for gas turbine combustors, able to model all conceivable combustor types. A network approach is developed that divides the flow into a number of independent semi-empirical subflows. A pressure-correction methodology solves the continuity equation and a pressure-drop/flow rate relationship. The development of a full conjugate heat transfer model allows the calculation of flame tube heat loss in the presence of cooling films, annulus heat addition, and flame tube feature heat pick-up. A constrained equilibrium calculation, incorporating mixing and recirculation models, simulates combustion processes. Comparison of airflow results to a well-validated combustor design code showed close agreement. The versatility of the network solver is illustrated with comparisons to experimental data from a reverse flow combustor.

  3. Sustainable distributed biodiesel manufacturing under uncertainty: An interval-parameter-programming-based approach

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    Huang, Yinlun

    Sustainable distributed biodiesel manufacturing under uncertainty: An interval A sophisticated biodiesel manufacturing study demonstrated methodological efficacy. a r t i c l e i n f o Article Simulation Uncertainty a b s t r a c t Biodiesel, a clean-burning alternative fuel, can be produced using

  4. Assessment of Algal Farm Designs Using a Dynamic Modular Approach

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    Abodeely, Jared [Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States). Biofuels and Renewable Energy Technology; Coleman, Andre M. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States). Hydrology Technical Group; Stevens, Daniel M. [Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States). Biofuels and Renewable Energy Technology; Ray, Allison E. [Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States). Biofuels and Renewable Energy Technology; Cafferty, Kara G. [Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States). Biofuels and Renewable Energy Technology; Newby, Deborah T. [Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States). Biofuels and Renewable Energy Technology

    2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  5. Assessment of Algal Farm Designs using a Dynamic Modular Approach

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    Abodeely, Jared M. [Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States). Biofuels and Renewable Energy Technology; Stevens, Daniel M. [Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States). Biofuels and Renewable Energy Technology; Ray, Allison E. [Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States). Biofuels and Renewable Energy Technology; Newby, Deborah T. [Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States). Biofuels and Renewable Energy Technology; Coleman, Andre M. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States). Hydrology Technical Group; Cafferty, Kara G. [Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States). Biofuels and Renewable Energy Technology

    2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  6. Federal Sustainable Print Management

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2015-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

    This Guide provides acceptable approaches for implementing the IT sustainability requirements and criteria required by DOE Order 436.1, Departmental Sustainability, dated 5-2-11 and related to the sustainability requirements contained in Executive Order 13693, "Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade”.

  7. Flexibility in building design : a real options approach and valuation methodology to address risk

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    Greden, Lara V. (Lara Virginia), 1977-

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This research develops an approach to designing and valuing flexible systems subject to identified future uncertainties. The approach addresses two shortcomings of current design and decision-making practices that are ...

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

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    Sweetman, Bert

    revolution that enables economic development of wind farms in very challenging deepwater offshore locationsA-1 ENERGY FOR SUSTAINABILITY: HIGHLY COMPLIANT FLOATING OFFSHORE WIND TURBINES: FEASIBILITY surrounding Europe, and plans are in place for offshore developments in the US. Locating these wind turbines

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

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    Grossmann, Ignacio E.

    in Asia. Asia will have a strong impact on the global trends in key metals consumption Takashi NishiyamaPASI 2011 PASI 2011: Process Modeling and Optimization for Energy and Sustainability Mineral;Balance between global consumption and the available production Motivation PSE at CICITEM Models

  10. A Unified Approach for Integrated Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing

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    Huang, Bin

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    planning. Their approach decomposes the entire production controlproduction lifecycle, including design, analysis, planning, purchasing, cost accounting, inventory control

  11. Y-12 Site Sustainability Plan

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    Sherry, T. D.; Kohlhorst, D. P.; Little, S. K.

    2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The accomplishments to date and the long-range planning of the Y-12 Energy Management and Sustainability and Stewardship programs support the DOE and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) vision for a commitment to energy efficiency and sustainability and to achievement of the Guiding Principles. Specifically, the Y-12 vision is to support the Environment, Safety and Health Policy and the DOE Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan (SSPP) while promoting overall sustainability and reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Table ES.2 gives a comprehensive overview of Y-12's performance status and planned actions. B&W Y-12's Energy Management mission is to incorporate renewable energy and energy efficient technologies site-wide and to position Y-12 to meet NNSA energy requirement needs through 2025 and beyond. During FY 2011, the site formed a sustainability team (Fig. ES.1). The sustainability team provides a coordinated approach to meeting the various sustainability requirements and serves as a forum for increased communication and consistent implementation of sustainability activities at Y-12. The sustainability team serves as an information exchange mechanism to promote general awareness of sustainability information, while providing a system to document progress and to identify resources. These resources are necessary to implement activities that support the overall goals of sustainability, including reducing the use of resources and conserving energy. Additionally, the team's objectives include: (1) Foster a Y-12-wide philosophy to conserve resources; (2) Reduce the impacts of production operations in a cost-effective manner; (3) Increase materials recycling; (4) Use a minimum amount of energy and fuel; (5) Create a minimum of waste and pollution in achieving Y-12-strategic objectives; (6) Develop and implement techniques, technologies, process modifications, and programs that support sustainable acquisition; (7) Minimize the impacts to resources, including energy/fuel, water, waste, pesticides, and pollution generation; (8) Incorporate sustainable design principles into the design and construction of facility upgrades, new facilities, and infrastructure; and (9) Comply with federal and state regulations, executive orders, and DOE requirements. Y-12 is working to communicate its sustainment vision through procedural, engineering, operational, and management practices. The site will make informed decisions based on the application of the five Guiding Principles for HPSBs to the maximum extent possible.

  12. Environmental Frontier of Sustainability

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    Takada, Shoji

    A A Global Environmental Studies Frontier of Sustainability Science Akihisa MORI, Global Environmental Studies Satoshi KONISHI, Institute of Advanced Energy, etc Integrated Research Bld This class is designed for graduate students to acknowledge research frontier of Sustainability Science

  13. A Practical Approach to a Closed Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Sustained Nuclear Energy - 12383

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    Collins, Emory D.; Del Cul, Guillermo D.; Spencer, Barry B.; Williams, Kent A. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory, P.O. Box 2008, MS-6152, Oak Ridge TN 37831 (United States)

    2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent systems analysis studies at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have shown that sufficient information is available from previous research and development (R and D), industrial experience, and current studies to make rational decisions on a practical approach to a closed nuclear fuel cycle in the United States. These studies show that a near-term decision is needed to recycle used nuclear fuel (UNF) in the United States, to encourage public recognition that a practical solution to disposal of nuclear energy wastes, primarily UNF, is achievable, and to ensure a focus on essential near-term actions and future R and D. Recognition of the importance of time factors is essential, including the multi-decade time period required to implement industrial-scale fuel recycle at the capacity needed, and the effects of radioactive decay on proliferation resistance, recycling complexity, radioactive emissions, and high-level-waste storage, disposal form development, and eventual emplacement in a geologic repository. Analysis of time factors led to identification of the benefits of processing older fuel and an 'optimum decay storage time'. Further benefits of focused R and D can ensure more complete recycling of UNF components and minimize wastes requiring disposal. Analysis of recycling costs and nonproliferation requirements, which are often cited as reasons for delaying a decision to recycle, shows that (1) the differences in costs of nuclear energy with open or closed fuel cycles are insignificant and (2) nonproliferation requirements can be met by a combination of 'safeguards-by-design' co-location of back-end fuel cycle facilities, and applied engineered safeguards and monitoring. The study shows why different methods of separating and recycling used fuel components do not have a significant effect on nonproliferation requirements and can be selected on other bases, such as process efficiency, maturity, and cost-effectiveness. Finally, the study concludes that continued storage of UNF without a decision to recycle is not a solution to the problem of nuclear waste disposal, but can be a deterrent to public confidence in nuclear energy. In summary, our studies have shown, in contrast to findings of the more prominent studies, that today we do have sufficient knowledge to make informed choices for the values and essential methods of UNF recycling, based on previous research, industrial experience, and current analyses. We have shown the significant importance of time factors, including the benefits of an optimum decay storage time on deploying effective nonproliferation safeguards, enabling reduced recycling complexity and environmental emissions, and optimizing waste management and disposal. Together with the multi-decade time required to implement industrial-scale UNF recycle at the capacity needed to match generation rate, our conclusion is that a near-term decision to recycle as many UNF components as possible is vitally needed. Further indecision and procrastination can lead to a loss of public confidence and favorable perception of nuclear energy. With no near-term decision, the path forward for UNF disposal will remain uncertain, with many diverse technologies being considered and no possible focus on a practical solution to the problem. However, a near-term decision to recycle UNF fuel and to take advantage of processing UNF and surface storing HLW, together with development and incorporation of more-complete recycling of UNF components, can provide the focus needed for a practical solution to the problem of nuclear waste disposal. (authors)

  14. Glass as a Building Element – A Sustainable Approach: A Study of an Existing Academic Building

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    Jori, Swapnil Shriram

    2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    . An energy analysis model of an existing academic building in College Station, Texas was developed using Design Builder computer simulation software. This model was then analyzed for the total amount of energy consumption in the base case. The existing...

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

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    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

  16. The Sustainability "Green Initiative"

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    Harms, Kyle E.

    sustainability approach aimed at: ·Lowering energy use and cost ·Reducing greenhouse gases ·Water and waste waterThe Sustainability "Green Initiative" At LAPPA October, 2008 #12;Sustainability is the capacity ·Carbon Footprint ·Ozone Friendly ·Global Warming ·Renewable Energy ·Biodegradable What does this whole

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

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    Hilton, Benjamin D

    2013-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper is about the novel design of a Smart Shelter, which is a shelter that is powered using power harvesting techniques....

  18. A Responsive Design Approach for Supporting Mobile Access to Virtual and Remote Laboratories

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    Bey, Isabelle

    A Responsive Design Approach for Supporting Mobile Access to Virtual and Remote Laboratories aim to address this issue by adopting a responsive design approach for developing mobile web apps. Keywords-Virtual labs; remote labs; mobile access; responsive design; science education I. INTRODUCTION

  19. Nonlinear Excitation Controller for Power Systems using Zero Dynamic Design Approach

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    Pota, Himanshu Roy

    Nonlinear Excitation Controller for Power Systems using Zero Dynamic Design Approach M. A. Mahmud controller design technique for interconnected power systems. A zero dynamic design approach is used of power systems, regardless of operating points and the performance is very similar to that of exactly

  20. Western Washington University | Huxley College of the Environment | Sustainable Design Studio Spring 2011 HAITI HOUSING RELIEF

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    Zaferatos, Nicholas C.

    Spring 2011 HAITI HOUSING RELIEF AYITI LOJMAN SEKOU DESIGN BOOK II Les Cayes Site Study #12;Page 2 Page 3HAITI HOUSING RELIEF DESIGN BOOK IIPreface The earthquake that occurred in Haiti on 12 Janu- ary 2010 is projected to last for several decades. Haiti's natural disaster challenges the global commu- nity

  1. The Sustainable Building-Accelerator 

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    Maassen, W.H.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    stages to generate optimal design solutions. The ''Sustainable Building - Accelerator'' supports stakeholders to decide on sustainable solutions by giving them cost and benefit information of design solutions. This information provides them...

  2. Study of feasible and sustainable multilateral approach on nuclear fuel cycle

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    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

    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.

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

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    Wong, Melanie Kathleen

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

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

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    Kanisthakhon, Bundit, 1971-

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  5. Design for an invertible water bottle to facilitate cleaning and promote sustainable water bottle usage

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    Metlitz, Matthew S

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The goal of this thesis is to explore the design of a reusable water bottle that can be inverted to expose the inside. Being able to directly touch the entire inside of the product could facilitate cleaning and consequently ...

  6. Designing Wireless Sensor Networks as a Shared Resource for Sustainable Development

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    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    J. Kaiser. High wireless sensor network for long-term, in-Designing Wireless Sensor Networks as a Shared Resource forAbstract Introduction Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are a

  7. Computer as chalk : cultivating and sustaining communities of youth as designers of tangible user interfaces

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    Millner, Amon Daran

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    My research efforts focus primarily on two areas: (1) developing engaging technological tools that promote learning and creative expression and (2) designing supportive environments that invite broad participation with ...

  8. Datacenter Sustainability Page 1 Sustainability

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    Chaudhuri, Surajit

    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

  9. A Global Optimization Approach to the Design of Solar Power Plants

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    E. Carrizosa

    2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Apr 1, 2014 ... A Global Optimization Approach to the Design of Solar Power Plants. E. Carrizosa (ecarrizosa ***at*** us.es) C. DomĂnguez-Bravo ...

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

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    Kim, Yong-Suk, 1975-

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  11. Issues associated with a total systems approach to designing dependable systems

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    Chisholm, G.H.

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    A total system approach, developed by the nuclear-reactor-safety community, is extrapolated to the design of complex, critical systems. The essential properties of these systems are described, and a generic paradigm for subsequent designs is proposed.

  12. Implementing Performance-Based Sustainability Requirements for the Low Carbon Fuel Standard – Key Design Elements and Policy Considerations

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    Yeh, Sonia; Sumner, Daniel A.; Kaffka, Stephen R.; Ogden, J; Jenkins, Bryan M.

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    processing, transport, and delivery of biofuels do notBiofuels RSPO: Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil RTFO: Renewable Transport

  13. A COST BASED APPROACH TO DESIGN OF RESIDENTIAL STEEL ROOF SYSTEMS

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    Mobasher, Barzin

    A COST BASED APPROACH TO DESIGN OF RESIDENTIAL STEEL ROOF SYSTEMS B. Mobasher1 , S-Y.Chen2 , C-5306 Abstract A comprehensive system for the design of residential steel roof truss systems is presented automatically design a roof truss given minimal input and using the design curves as the performance constraints

  14. Product Design for Energy: An Inverted Pyramid Approach

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

    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...

  15. CCSF Lunch Summary January 28, 2009 Institute for sustainable mechanical designs

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    Angenent, Lars T.

    turbine design. The goals of this meeting were: i. to explore topics for an pilot workshop ii. to better) There is (may be) an availability of funds from the NRC for these types of topics. 3) The wind turbine gearbox on campus? b. Storage devices i. Hydraulic storage ii. Flywheels ­ mechanical storage devices c. Small

  16. A modular approach to the design of cold moderators

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    Lucas, A.T.

    1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Cold moderators are usually designed to the specific requirements of the parent neutron source. However since all cryogenic moderators within a broad design envelope require certain common parameters, it should be possible to create a central core design served by smaller packages designed, or selected to satisfy a wide range of individual requirements. This paper describes a modular design philosophy that has been applied to two very different cold sources with only minor changes to two of the modules in the system. Both of the systems and the basic differences between them are described in detail.

  17. Sustainable Scientists

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    Mills, Evan

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Exascale for Energy, Ecological Sustainability and Globalrating energy efficiency and other sustainability features,of sustainability often do so in highly energy- intensive

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

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    Williford, Ralph E.; Zhang, Jiguang

    2009-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  19. William McDonough is a world-renowned architect, designer and winner of three U.S. presidential awards: the Presidential Award for Sustainable Development

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    Zhang, Junshan

    development movement since the beginning. He designed and built the first solar- heated house in Ireland Braungart, a German chemist, Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things. Mr. McDonough is the founder-chain integration, energy and materials assessment, clean production qualification, and sustainability issue

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

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    Hilton, Benjamin D

    2013-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

    &M University In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation as an UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SCHOLAR Approved by Research Advisor: Dr. Edgar Sanchez-Sinencio May 2014 Major: Electrical Engineering TABLE... Advisor: Dr. Edgar Sanchez-Sinencio Department of Electrical And Computer Engineering In the event of a large-scale natural disaster, families and nations are often unprepared for post- disaster living conditions. Disaster relief shelters...

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

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    Edward G. Belaga

    2009-02-09T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  2. Environmental Studies Minor Sustainability Track

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    , and decision-making in pursuit of sustainability goals Example courses: ECON 75 Environmental and Energy2/17/14 Environmental Studies Minor Sustainability Track W O R K S H E E T The sustainability track (numbered 10 or above) 1. One course in team problem-solving or design/innovation for sustainability 2. One

  3. Call for Applications KIC-InnoEnergy PhD School The KIC InnoEnergy PHD on Sustainable Energy Systems for Renewables is opening for the

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    Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

    Call for Applications ­ KIC-InnoEnergy PhD School The KIC InnoEnergy PHD on Sustainable EnergyD on Sustainable Energy Systems for Renewables uses a multi-disciplinary approach to educate a new generation of sustainability-aware leaders with expertise in energy systems and economics. A focus on energy system design

  4. Heavy metal inventory and fuel sustainability of recycling TRU in FBR design

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    Permana, Sidik; Suzuki, Mitsutoshi; Su'ud, Zaki [Department of Science and Technology for Nuclear Material Management (STNM), Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), 2-4 Shirane, Shirakata, Tokai Mura, Naka-gun, Ibaraki 319-1195 Nuclear Physics and Bio (Indonesia); Department of Science and Technology for Nuclear Material Management (STNM), Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), 2-4 Shirane, Shirakata, Tokai Mura, Naka-gun, Ibaraki 319-1195 (Japan); Nuclear Physics and Bio Physics Research Group, Department of Physics, Bandung Institute of Technology, Gedung Fisika, Jl. Ganesha 10, Bandung 40132 (Indonesia)

    2012-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Nuclear fuel materials from spent fuel of light water reactors have a potential to be used for destructive devices with very huge energy release or in the same time, it can be utilized as a peaceful energy or civil applications, for generating electricity, desalination of water, medical application and others applications. Several research activities showed some recycled spent fuel can be used as additional fuel loading for increasing fuel breeding capability as well as improving intrinsic aspect of nuclear non-proliferation. The present investigation intends to evaluate the composition of heavy metals inventories and fuel breeding capability in the FBR design based on the loaded fuel of light water reactor (LWR) spent fuel (SF) of 33 GWd/t with 5 years cooling time by adopting depletion code of ORIGEN. Whole core analysis of FBR design is performed by adopting and coupling codes such as SLAROM code, JOINT and CITATION codes. Nuclear data library, JFS-3-J-3.2R which is based on the JENDL 3.2 has been used for nuclear data analysis. JSFR design is the basis design reference which basically adopted 800 days cycle length for 4 batches system. Higher inventories of plutonium of MOX fuel and TRU fuel types at equilibrium composition than initial composition have been shown. Minor actinide (MA) inventory compositions obtain a different inventory trends at equilibrium composition for both fuel types. Higher Inventory of MA is obtained by MOX fuel and less MA inventory for TRU fuel at equilibrium composition than initial composition. Some different MA inventories can be estimated from the different inventory trend of americium (Am). Higher americium inventory for MOX fuel and less americium inventory for TRU fuel at equilibrium condition. Breeding ratio of TRU fuel is relatively higher compared with MOX fuel type. It can be estimated from relatively higher production of Pu-238 (through converted MA) in TRU fuel, and Pu-238 converts through neutron capture to produce Pu-239. Higher breeding ratio of MOX fuel and TRU fuel types at equilibrium condition are estimated from converted fertile material during reactor operation into fissile material of plutonium such as converted uranium fuel (converted U-238 into Pu-239) or additional converted fuel from MA into Pu-238 and changes into Pu-239 by capturing neutron. Loading LWR SF gives better fuel breeding capability and increase inventory of MA for doping material of MOX fuel; however, it requires more supply MA inventory for TRU fuel type.

  5. Sustainable Development

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    Brierley, Andrew

    160 Sustainable Development Sustainable Development Degree options BSc or MA (Single Honours Degree) Sustainable Development Contributing Schools Biology; Chemistry; Computer Science; Geography & Geosciences in arts subjects as partner subjects within Sustainable Development, then you should apply for the MA

  6. A system theoretic approach to design safety into medical device

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    Song, Qingyang S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  7. Implementing Performance-Based Sustainability Requirements for the Low Carbon Fuel Standard – Key Design Elements and Policy Considerations

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    Yeh, Sonia; Sumner, Daniel A.; Kaffka, Stephen R.; Ogden, J; Jenkins, Bryan M.

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    W. Wilhelm. 2008. Sustainable Biofuels Redux. Science 322 (Dileep K. Birur. 2008. Biofuels for all? Understanding theof carbon labels for biofuels in the UK. London, UK: Home

  8. Design and control of tubular autothermal reactor: An evolutionary approach

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    Chylla, R.W. Jr.; Adomaitis, R.A.; Cinar, A.

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A systematic procedure for the design of a reactor system and controller for an autothermal process is proposed. Use of Structural Dominance Analysis eliminates the need for many detailed simulation runs to determine best reactor and controller configuration. Multistage wall-cooled reactors with cocurrent coolant are found to be a superior design. Reactor control is achieved using cold feed bypass gas to regulate in inlet temperature to each reactor bed. A controller is designed using the Internal Model Control structure. Performance and robustness are investigated using a first-order diagonal filter. 15 refs.

  9. Fusion Engineering and Design 41 (1998) 377383 ARIES-RS maintenance approach for high availability

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    California at San Diego, University of

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . Louis, MO 63166-0516, USA Abstract The ARIES-RS tokamak power plant study developed a design approach as reported by Mau [3]. The ARIES-RS design is based on a commercial fusion power plant with a net electric on design features leading to high overall availability of the plant. The availability of a power station

  10. A New Efficient and Useful Robust Optimization Approach Design for Multi-Objective Six Sigma

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    Coello, Carlos A. Coello

    A New Efficient and Useful Robust Optimization Approach ­ Design for Multi-Objective Six Sigma Koji, design for multi-objective six sigma (DFMOSS), has been developed. The DFMOSS couples the ideas of design for six sigma (DFSS) and multi-objective ge- netic algorithm (MOGA) to solve drawbacks of DFSS; DFMOSS

  11. Studies toward a design approach for public gathering facilities

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    Yoneyama, Hiroshi

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A set of design studies examines the ways in which the ongoing, routine activities of an educational institution may inter act with a variety of ceremonial public gathering events related to its curriculum, through the ...

  12. Optimal design of derivatives in illiquid market: an alternative approach

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    Vargiolu, Tiziano

    the structure and the price of the optimal derivative asset. 1 Introduction This paper follows the new approach acknowledges financial support from the CNR Strategic Project Modellizzazione matematica di fenomeni economici be for example a bank or an insurance company, but also another kind of firm such as an electricity or gas

  13. Training engineering: A parametric approach to computer-based training design

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    Trainor, M.S.; Andrews, A.E.

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Training engineering, a new model for computer-based training (CBT), has been devised and put into use by the Cognitive Engineering Design and Research Team (CEDAR) at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Training engineering is the application of scientific principles to the design, construction, and operation of efficient training systems. Such an approach is necessary because of the level of complexity CBT design and development has reached with the new advanced technologies. Instructional designers are under pressure to implement these new technologies more rapidly than has been required in the past, yet few models have emerged to aid designers in this process. Training engineering is such a model. It provides techniques for design and development that are derived from successful engineering techniques. This paper begins with a discussion of the engineering approach and then applies this approach to training. Examples from prototype CBT projects at Los Alamos are used throughout to illustrate the training engineering concept. 8 refs.

  14. Composition Patterns: An Approach to Designing Reusable Siobhn Clarke

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    Walker, Robert James

    is an important activity within the software lifecycle with well-documented benefits, those benefits are reduced the software lifecycle. 1 INTRODUCTION Software design is an important activity within the software lifecycle responsibilities of that class. Scattering and tangling have a negative impact across the development lifecycle

  15. Multimachine power system stabiliser design based on new LQR approach

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    Aldeen, Mohammad

    -axis damper `2' e,,, e,, = machine states E, = stator referred field voltage vx = internal exciter state P,, = mechanical input power C,. = power at valve outlet i s , = excitation system set point vt = stator voltage of the design process. In an attempt to address this problem, a number of researchers have proposed noncon

  16. Single Component Sorption-Desorption Test Experimental Design Approach Discussions

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    Phil WInston

    2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A task was identified within the fission-product-transport work package to develop a path forward for doing testing to determine behavior of volatile fission products behavior and to engage members of the NGNP community to advise and dissent on the approach. The following document is a summary of the discussions and the specific approaches suggested for components of the testing. Included in the summary isare the minutes of the conference call that was held with INL and external interested parties to elicit comments on the approaches brought forward by the INL participants. The conclusion was that an initial non-radioactive, single component test will be useful to establish the limits of currently available chemical detection methods, and to evaluated source-dispersion uniformity. In parallel, development of a real-time low-concentration monitoring method is believed to be useful in detecting rapid dispersion as well as desorption phenomena. Ultimately, the test cycle is expected to progress to the use of radio-traced species, simply because this method will allow the lowest possible detection limits. The consensus of the conference call was that there is no need for an in-core test because the duct and heat exchanger surfaces that will be the sorption target will be outside the main neutron flux and will not be affected by irradiation. Participants in the discussion and contributors to the INL approach were Jeffrey Berg, Pattrick Calderoni, Gary Groenewold, Paul Humrickhouse, Brad Merrill, and Phil Winston. Participants from outside the INL included David Hanson of General Atomics, Todd Allen, Tyler Gerczak, and Izabela Szlufarska of the University of Wisconsin, Gary Was, of the University of Michigan, Sudarshan Loyalka and Tushar Ghosh of the University of Missouri, and Robert Morris of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

  17. Keeping the Web in Web 2.0 An HCI Approach to Designing Web

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    Tomkins, Andrew

    Keeping the Web in Web 2.0 An HCI Approach to Designing Web Applications CHI 2007 Course Notes.....................................................................................................................................1 1. Web Application UI versus Desktop Application UI..............................................................................................................................2 3. Examples of State Management in Web Applications

  18. Sustainable Development

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    Brierley, Andrew

    150 Sustainable Development Sustainable Development MA or BSc (Single Honours Degree) Sustainable Sustainable Development, then you should apply for the MA degree, and students most interested in Science subjects as partner subjects within Sustainable Development should apply for the BSc degree. Subject

  19. Sustainable Energy Resources for Consumers Webinar on Building...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

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

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

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    Soljanin, Emina

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  1. A Systematic Approach to the Design of a Large Scale Detritiation System for Controlled Thermonuclear Fusion Experiments

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    A Systematic Approach to the Design of a Large Scale Detritiation System for Controlled Thermonuclear Fusion Experiments

  2. Analysis and Design of New Harmonic Mitigation Approaches 

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    Aeloiza Matus, Eddy 1972-

    2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    is proposed to reduce the HF circulating current and a zero-sequence control loop to mitigate the low frequency circulating current is also proposed [56]-[58]. 5 Power Quality Standards 1.2. IEEE 519-1981 [67] 1.2.1 In 1981... to determine whether or not the new converters were going to be a problem. It was impractical and not economical to mitigate the harmonics for each non-linear load. Therefore, the IEEE 519-1981 was designed to help these users with the application...

  3. A data mining approach to forming generic bills of materials in support of variant design activities

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    Nagi, Rakesh

    1 A data mining approach to forming generic bills of materials in support of variant design. This research presents a novel, data mining approach to forming generic bills of materials (GBOMs), entities through data mining methods such as text and tree mining, a new tree union procedure, and embodying

  4. A Model-driven Approach to Designing Cross-enterprise Business Processes

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    Bauer, Bernhard

    A Model-driven Approach to Designing Cross- enterprise Business Processes Bernhard Bauer1, Jörg P.p.mueller@siemens.com Abstract. Modeling and managing business processes that span multiple or- ganizations involves new for interoperability. In this paper, we present an approach to modeling cross-enterprise business processes based

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

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    Kravets, Robin

    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

  6. Electric power system design: The NEC and the IEC approach

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    Parise, G.; Grasselli, U.; Zan, R. [Univ. of Rome La Sapienza (Italy). Electrical Engineering Dept.; Sanders, M.K. [TECo., Inc., Ankeny, IA (United States)

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this paper is to compare the techniques and results obtained when a general industrial or commercial building power electrical system is prepared using the US National Electrical Code{copyright} (NEC) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Standards. The final design offer the reader the possibility of making an initial comparison and analyzation of the two methods based of their overall effectiveness (sizing, protection, co-ordination of protective devices with components etc.), safety and cost. In order to make such a comparison a specific example was developed and limited in detail to avoid complexity in this study. The power source selected will be a delta-wye utility supplied transformer feeding various load groups such as lighting and motor circuits (possibly through associated transformers). Relevant NE Code references, IEC standards, and appropriate justifications will be made at various points. Since this paper is for comparison purpose only, arbitrary values were selected to illustrate various concepts. In a real life design, guidance from the Color Book series of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), is strongly recommended.

  7. ASSET Minor Sustainable

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    solutions. · PV practicum Disassemble and study a product powered with solar cells in our productASSET Minor Sustainable Design Engineering Sustainable Science, Engineering and Technology (ASSET). Well-known projects of the ASSET institute are the Nuna solar cars, the Superbus and the Laddermill

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

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    Mohaghegh, Shahab

    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

  9. Hierarchical Design of Piecewise Linear Hybrid Dynamical Systems Using a Control Regulator Approach

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    Koutsoukos, Xenofon D.

    Hierarchical Design of Piecewise Linear Hybrid Dynamical Systems Using a Control Regulator Approach.edu Abstract This paper presents a novel framework for hierarchical control of piecewise linear hybrid between the continuous and the discrete part is defined by piecewise linear maps. Control design is for

  10. Design of piecewise linear hybrid dynamical systems using a control regulator approach

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    Antsaklis, Panos

    Design of piecewise linear hybrid dynamical systems using a control regulator approach X This paper presents a novel framework for hierarchical control of piecewise linear hybrid dynamical systems the continuous and the discrete part is defined by piecewise linear maps. Control design is formulated

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

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    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

  12. BRINGING SIMULATION TO APPLICATION : PRESENTATION OF A GLOBAL APPROACH IN THE DESIGN OF

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    1 BRINGING SIMULATION TO APPLICATION : PRESENTATION OF A GLOBAL APPROACH IN THE DESIGN OF PASSIVE to defining optimized bio-climatic urban planning and architectural designs featuring the use of passive SOLAR BUILDINGS UNDER HUMID TROPICAL CLIMATES F. GARDE,* H. BOYER,* R. CELAIRE** Laboratoire de GĂ©nie

  13. A Systematic Approach to CMOS Low Noise Amplifier Design for Ultrawideband Applications

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    Ha, Dong S.

    A Systematic Approach to CMOS Low Noise Amplifier Design for Ultrawideband Applications Hyung method to design CMOS low noise amplifier (LNA) for ultrawideband (UWB) applications. The proposed method matching. The synthesized LNA achieves up to 14dB power gain with a low noise figure (NF) of 2d

  14. A General Approach to Environment Design with One Agent Haoqi Zhang, Yiling Chen, David Parkes

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    Chen, Yiling

    A General Approach to Environment Design with One Agent Haoqi Zhang, Yiling Chen, David Parkes}@eecs.harvard.edu Abstract The problem of environment design considers a set- ting in which an interested party aims to influence an agent's decisions by making limited changes to the agent's environment. Zhang and Parkes [2008

  15. A novel biomimetic approach to the design of high-performance

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    Ritchie, Robert

    , 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

  16. Robust Power System Stabiliser Design Using Minimax Control Approach: Validation using Real-time Digital Simulation

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    Pota, Himanshu Roy

    Robust Power System Stabiliser Design Using Minimax Control Approach: Validation using Real Ugrinovskii1 Abstract-- This paper addresses the problem of designing decentralized power system stabilisers for interconnected power systems using robust output feedback minimax control tech- niques. We have considered

  17. Annu. Rev. Med. 2002. 53:595614 RATIONAL APPROACH TO AIDS DRUG DESIGN

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    Annu. Rev. Med. 2002. 53:595­614 RATIONAL APPROACH TO AIDS DRUG DESIGN THROUGH STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY than a dozen drugs in the past 15 years for the treatment of AIDS offer an excellent example of progress in the field of rational drug design. At this time, the principal targets are reverse

  18. High Performance Sustainable Building

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2011-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

    This Guide provides approaches for implementing the High Performance Sustainable Building (HPSB) requirements of DOE Order 413.3B, Program and Project Management for the Acquisition of Capital Assets. Cancels DOE G 413.3-6.

  19. Sustainability Support

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    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.

  20. Sustainability attheUniversityofPittsburgh Facilities Management Division

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    Jiang, Huiqiang

    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

  1. Affordable Housing for Artists: A Sustainable Prototype

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    Ness, M.

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Although many architects and builders feel that designing for both sustainability and affordability is impossible, I believe that the only way we can afford to live is sustainably. Through the design of housing for artists, this thesis...

  2. 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

  3. Severe accident approach - final report. Evaluation of design measures for severe accident prevention and consequence mitigation.

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    Tentner, A. M.; Parma, E.; Wei, T.; Wigeland, R.; Nuclear Engineering Division; SNL; INL

    2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An important goal of the US DOE reactor development program is to conceptualize advanced safety design features for a demonstration Sodium Fast Reactor (SFR). The treatment of severe accidents is one of the key safety issues in the design approach for advanced SFR systems. It is necessary to develop an in-depth understanding of the risk of severe accidents for the SFR so that appropriate risk management measures can be implemented early in the design process. This report presents the results of a review of the SFR features and phenomena that directly influence the sequence of events during a postulated severe accident. The report identifies the safety features used or proposed for various SFR designs in the US and worldwide for the prevention and/or mitigation of Core Disruptive Accidents (CDA). The report provides an overview of the current SFR safety approaches and the role of severe accidents. Mutual understanding of these design features and safety approaches is necessary for future collaborations between the US and its international partners as part of the GEN IV program. The report also reviews the basis for an integrated safety approach to severe accidents for the SFR that reflects the safety design knowledge gained in the US during the Advanced Liquid Metal Reactor (ALMR) and Integral Fast Reactor (IFR) programs. This approach relies on inherent reactor and plant safety performance characteristics to provide additional safety margins. The goal of this approach is to prevent development of severe accident conditions, even in the event of initiators with safety system failures previously recognized to lead directly to reactor damage.

  4. Departmental Sustainability

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2011-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

    The order defines requirements and responsibilities for managing sustainability DOE to ensure that the Department carries out its missions in a sustainable manner that addresses national energy security and global environmental challenges, and advances sustainable, efficient and reliable energy for the future; institute wholesale cultural change to factor sustainability and greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions into all DOE corporate management decisions; and ensure that DOE achieves the sustainability goals established in its Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan. Cancels DOE O 450.1A and DOE O 430.2B

  5. A Blueprint for Urban Sustainability: Integrating Sustainable...

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

    A Blueprint for Urban Sustainability: Integrating Sustainable Energy Practices into Metropolitan Planning, May 2004 A Blueprint for Urban Sustainability: Integrating Sustainable...

  6. 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...

  7. 150 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SUSTAINABLE ENERGY, VOL. 3, NO. 1, JANUARY 2012 A Data-Mining Approach to Monitoring

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    Kusiak, Andrew

    ]­[7]. Condition-based mon- itoring approaches continuously monitor the performance of wind turbine components approach that closely resembles condition monitoring. It utilizes his- torical wind turbine data to predict to Monitoring Wind Turbines Andrew Kusiak, Member, IEEE, and Anoop Verma, Student Member, IEEE Abstract

  8. SURVEY OF THE EXISTING APPROACHES TO ASSESS AND DESIGN NATURAL VENTILATION AND NEED FOR FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS

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    Boyer, Edmond

    SURVEY OF THE EXISTING APPROACHES TO ASSESS AND DESIGN NATURAL VENTILATION AND NEED FOR FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS Marcello Caciolo, Dominique Marchio, Pascal Stabat Ecole des Mines de Paris- Center for Energy their attention to natural ventilation, due to the potential benefits in terms of energy consumption related

  9. Active Network Approach to the Design of Secure Online Auction Systems Basem Shihada and Sampalli Srinivas

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    Shihada, Basem

    to perform computations up to the application layer. The result is a more flexible and powerful networkActive Network Approach to the Design of Secure Online Auction Systems Basem Shihada and Sampalli} @cs.dal.ca ABSTRACT Online auction systems require high-speed bid transmission, large bandwidth

  10. The Microprocessor as a Microcosm: A Hands-On Approach to VLSI Design Education

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    Harris, David Money

    The Microprocessor as a Microcosm: A Hands-On Approach to VLSI Design Education David Harris David_Harris@hmc.edu November 2002 Harvey Mudd College Claremont, CA #12;Microprocessor as Microcosm David Harris Page 2 of 19 Conclusion #12;Microprocessor as Microcosm David Harris Page 3 of 19 Introduction Changing face of Very Large

  11. A Quality Based Approach for the Analysis and Design of Business Process Models

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    A Quality Based Approach for the Analysis and Design of Business Process Models Sarah Ayad1 CEDRIC in modeling and improving Business Process (BP) models quality. This problem is of growing interest exploiting domain knowledge. Keywords-component: Business Process Models, Quality metrics, Quality

  12. Chapter 5: Refrigeration Process Control: A Pragmatic Design Approach 75 55.. RREEFFRRIIGGEERRAATTIIOONN PPRROOCCEESSSS

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    Skogestad, Sigurd

    Chapter 5: Refrigeration Process Control: A Pragmatic Design Approach 75 55-stage refrigeration system. Several control configurations are examined. These configurations were chosen An analysis of the relationships in the two-stage refrigeration system shows the availability of 5 degrees

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

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    Nagurney, Anna

    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

  14. Relay Network Design in Logistics and Telecommunications: Models and Solution Approaches

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    Kewcharoenwong, Panitan

    2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

    . . . . . . . . . . . 37 III.3. Truckload Applications (TL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 III.4. Telecommunications Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 III.5. Positioning in the Current Literature . . . . . . . . . . . 44 IV RELAY NETWORK DESIGN... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 IV.1.2. Benders Decomposition Framework . . . . . . . . 53 ix CHAPTER Page IV.1.3. Approaches for Accelerating the Base Algorithm . 58 IV.1.4. Including the Percentage Circuitry Constraints . . 67 IV.1.5. Computational Experiments...

  15. A HARDWARE/SOFTWARE CO-DESIGN APPROACH FOR FACE RECOGNITION BY ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORKS

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    Areibi, Shawki M

    #12;A HARDWARE/SOFTWARE CO-DESIGN APPROACH FOR FACE RECOGNITION BY ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORKS NETWORKS Xiaoguang Li University of Guelph, 2004 Advisor: Dr. Shawki M. Areibi Artificial Neural Networks Artificial Neural Networks on FPGAs. This work provided a very good beginning to my research. Special thanks

  16. 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 for calculating the steady-state operational point of a TEC based active cooling system, including the heatsink

  17. User-friendly and intuitive graphical approach to the design of thermoelectric cooling systems

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    User-friendly and intuitive graphical approach to the design of thermoelectric cooling systems)-based active cooling system, including the heatsink role. The method is simple and intuitive and provides com- prehensive information about the cooling system such as its feasibility, required heatsink, the TEC current

  18. An Analytics Approach to Designing Clinical Trials for Cancer Dimitris Bertsimas

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    Bertsimas, Dimitris

    predictions of survival and toxicity outcomes of clinical trials as long as the drugs used have been seenAn Analytics Approach to Designing Clinical Trials for Cancer Dimitris Bertsimas Sloan School drug research and clinical trials are enormous expenses for pharmaceutical companies and the government

  19. MS/NMR: A Structure-Based Approach for Discovering Protein Ligands and for Drug Design

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    Powers, Robert

    MS/NMR: A Structure-Based Approach for Discovering Protein Ligands and for Drug Design by Coupling to bind a target protein while obtaining structure-related information as part of a struc- ture-based drug for drug discovery is the utilization of a biological assay to screen a large library of compounds (>100

  20. Living Sustainably

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    Milbrath, Lester W.

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    sustainable society does something more than keep people alive; livingsustainable modes of behavior that also lead to quality in living.

  1. Campus Sustainability Goals Energy & Climate

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    Jacobs, Lucia

    Campus Sustainability Goals Energy & Climate By 2014, reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 use to 10% below 2008 levels by 2020. Built Environment Design future projects to minimize energy and water consumption and wastewater production; incorporate sustainable design principles into capital

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

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    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

    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.

  3. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

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    van der Torre, Leon

    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

  4. UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report A Research Design and Methodology for Assessing the Sustainability of the UBC Food

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    development projects, they have yet to assess the sustainability of the UBC Food System. In this paper we map in the development of a more sustainable food system. These seven indicators are the affordability of food to implement a sustainable development policy. In 1998, UBC established a campus sustainability office

  5. Fostering continuous innovation in design with an integrated knowledge management approach

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    Xu, J; Caillaud, Emmanuel; Gardoni, Mickaël; 10.1016/j.compind.2010.12.005

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In the global competition, companies are propelled by an immense pressure to innovate. The trend to produce more new knowledge-intensive products or services and the rapid progress of information technologies arouse huge interest on knowledge management for innovation. However the strategy of knowledge management is not widely adopted for innovation in industries due to a lack of an effective approach of their integration. This study aims to help the designers to innovate more efficiently based on an integrated approach of knowledge management. Based on this integrated approach, a prototype of distributed knowledge management system for innovation is developed. An industrial application is presented and its initial results indicate the applicability of the approach and the prototype in practice.

  6. Federal Leadership in High Performance and Sustainable Buildings...

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

    leadership in the design, construction, and operation of High-Performance and Sustainable Buildings. Federal Leadership in High Performance and Sustainable Buildings...

  7. Preliminary design study of underground pumped hydro and compressed-air energy storage in hard rock. Volume 9. Design approaches: CAES. Final report

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    Not Available

    1981-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    During Task 3C of the PEPCO/CAES study detailed design requirements and alternate designs were developed for the major components and systems of the CAES plant. Based upon a preliminary economic and technical evaluation, preferred designs were chosen as the basis for subsequent development in Task 5C. It should be noted that in some instances design developments during Task 5C may have substantially altered the preferred design. Volume 9, Design Approaches - CAES, presents a summary of the project design criteria, pressure optimization study and the design approaches for the major plant systems which are developed in more detail in Appendices A through E. In addition, Volume 9 presents the performance, operation and control capabilities of the plant and the results of the preliminary cost estimate prepared in Task 3 which will be updated in Volume 12, Plant Design - CAES.

  8. Pebble bed modular reactor safeguards: developing new approaches and implementing safeguards by design

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    Beyer, Brian David [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Beddingfield, David H [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Durst, Philip [INL; Bean, Robert [INL

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The design of the Pebble Bed Modular Reactor (PBMR) does not fit or seem appropriate to the IAEA safeguards approach under the categories of light water reactor (LWR), on-load refueled reactor (OLR, i.e. CANDU), or Other (prismatic HTGR) because the fuel is in a bulk form, rather than discrete items. Because the nuclear fuel is a collection of nuclear material inserted in tennis-ball sized spheres containing structural and moderating material and a PBMR core will contain a bulk load on the order of 500,000 spheres, it could be classified as a 'Bulk-Fuel Reactor.' Hence, the IAEA should develop unique safeguards criteria. In a multi-lab DOE study, it was found that an optimized blend of: (i) developing techniques to verify the plutonium content in spent fuel pebbles, (ii) improving burn-up computer codes for PBMR spent fuel to provide better understanding of the core and spent fuel makeup, and (iii) utilizing bulk verification techniques for PBMR spent fuel storage bins should be combined with the historic IAEA and South African approaches of containment and surveillance to verify and maintain continuity of knowledge of PBMR fuel. For all of these techniques to work the design of the reactor will need to accommodate safeguards and material accountancy measures to a far greater extent than has thus far been the case. The implementation of Safeguards-by-Design as the PBMR design progresses provides an approach to meets these safeguards and accountancy needs.

  9. Design of Sustainable Supply Chains Sustainable Cities

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    Nagurney, Anna

    use of fossil fuel powered power plants to generate energy (Creyts et al. (2007)). Anna Nagurney into the atmosphere, through the combustion of fossil fuels (coal, oil, and natural gas), has risen 30% in the 200 and Environmental Impacts The release of CO2 into the atmosphere, through the combustion of fossil fuels (coal, oil

  10. Metropolitan Accessibility and Transportation Sustainability:Sustainability

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    Papalambros, Panos

    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

  11. SUSTAINABLE A university for sustainable development

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    Johannesson, Henrik

    THE SUSTAINABLE UNIVERSITY #12;A university for sustainable development The University. The University of Gothenburg believes the future is important. We want to ensure sustainable development universities in Europe for research and education in sustainable development. Sustainable education

  12. SUSTAINABLE A university for sustainable development

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    Johannesson, Henrik

    THE SUSTAINABLE UNIVERSITY #12;A university for sustainable development The University contribution to a sustainable future. By systematically integrating sustainable development into research. The University of Gothenburg's Vision 2020 confirms that sustainable development is important; we always consider

  13. Towards a PEBB-Based Design Approach for a Marx-Topology ILC Klystron Modulator

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    Macken, K

    2009-10-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Introduced by the U.S. Navy more than a decade ago, the concept of Power Electronic Building Blocks (PEBBs) has been successfully applied in various applications. It is well accepted within the power electronics arena that this concept offers the potential to achieve increased levels of modularity and compactness. This approach is thus ideally suited for applications where easy serviceability and high availability are key, such as the ILC. This paper presents a building block approach for designing a Marx-topology ILC klystron modulator.

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

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    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

    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.

  15. Development of a rating system for sustainable bridges

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    Hunt, Lauren R., 1982-

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    One of the latest trends in engineering is sustainable design, which is designing so that resources are available for many generations to come. Sustainable design considers the ecological, economic, and socio-cultural ...

  16. Domestic Plant Guilds: A Novel Application for Sustainable HCI

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    LaViola Jr., Joseph J.

    . Author Keywords Plant guild; sustainability; simple living; permaculture; human-computer interaction. ACM Human Factors; Design INTRODUCTION The CHI Simple, Sustainable Living Workshop was (in part) created detrimental to the environment. Simple, sustainable living can be achieved by managing consumption

  17. Integrating Bioprocesses into Industrial Complexes for Sustainable Development

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    Pike, Ralph W.

    Integrating Bioprocesses into Industrial Complexes for Sustainable Development Debalina Sengupta1 77710 #12;Introduc)on · Sustainable Development · Overview · Biomass conversion designs "Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without

  18. Achieving Sustainability, Energy Savings, and Occupant Comfort

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    Fisher, D.; Bristow, G.

    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...

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

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    Kasioumi, Eirini

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  20. Venice Sustainability Advisory Panel

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    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  1. ICT and Sustainable Development Lorenz M. Hilty1,2

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    ICT and Sustainable Development Lorenz M. Hilty1,2 and Magda David Hercheui3,4 1 University 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, social

  2. Sustainable Scientists

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    Mills, Evan

    2008-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Ronald Boring; Roger Lew; Thomas Ulrich; Jeffrey Joe

    2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  4. Environmental Sustainability

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    50 ERM40450 Impact Assessment Procedures 51 ENVB4XXXX* Environmental Legislation 54 ENVB40410Environmental Sustainability Distance Learning Masters in Science Graduate Diploma & Certificate #12;Prospectus for Environmental Sustainability: Distance Learning 2013-2014 2 CONTENTS 1.0 FOREWORD 5

  5. sustainable environment

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    sustainable resource management environment fisheries aquaculture Cefas capability statement #12 that they can manage their environments and resources in a responsible, effective and sustainable manner. Our costs · Understand, assess and develop opportunities in the short, medium and long-term · Build

  6. Characterization and design of non-adiabatic micro-compressor impeller and preliminary design of self-sustained micro engine system

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    Sirakov, Borislav Todorov, 1975-

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    As part of the MIT research program on micro-engines (of size [approximately] 1 cm), this thesis defines concepts and designs to improve micro-turbomachinery and overall system performance. Three-dimensional Reynolds-averaged ...

  7. FROM TECHNOLOGY COMPETITION TO REINVENTING INDIVIDUAL MOBILITY FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE: CHALLENGES FOR NEW DESIGN STRATEGIES FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE

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    Boyer, Edmond

    FOR NEW DESIGN STRATEGIES FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE MIDLER Christophe Ecole polytechnique BEAUME Romain Ecole-going revival of full battery electric vehicles (EV). Our analysis is drawn in two axes. First, we analyse In the automotive history, Electric Vehicle (EV) has been seen as an option for more than a century but lost

  8. Design an optimum safety policy for personnel safety management - A system dynamic approach

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    Balaji, P. [The Glocal University, Mirzapur Pole, Delhi- Yamuntori Highway, Saharanpur 2470001 (India)

    2014-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Personnel safety management (PSM) ensures that employee's work conditions are healthy and safe by various proactive and reactive approaches. Nowadays it is a complex phenomenon because of increasing dynamic nature of organisations which results in an increase of accidents. An important part of accident prevention is to understand the existing system properly and make safety strategies for that system. System dynamics modelling appears to be an appropriate methodology to explore and make strategy for PSM. Many system dynamics models of industrial systems have been built entirely for specific host firms. This thesis illustrates an alternative approach. The generic system dynamics model of Personnel safety management was developed and tested in a host firm. The model was undergone various structural, behavioural and policy tests. The utility and effectiveness of model was further explored through modelling a safety scenario. In order to create effective safety policy under resource constraint, DOE (Design of experiment) was used. DOE uses classic designs, namely, fractional factorials and central composite designs. It used to make second order regression equation which serve as an objective function. That function was optimized under budget constraint and optimum value used for safety policy which shown greatest improvement in overall PSM. The outcome of this research indicates that personnel safety management model has the capability for acting as instruction tool to improve understanding of safety management and also as an aid to policy making.

  9. Sustainability Performance Office | Department of Energy

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

  10. Regional Radiological Security Partnership in Southeast Asia – Increasing the Sustainability of Security Systems at the Site-Level by Using a Model Facility Approach

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    Chamberlain, Travis L.; Dickerson, Sarah; Ravenhill, Scott D.; Murray, Allan; Morris, Frederic A.; Herdes, Gregory A.

    2009-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

    In 2004, Australia, through the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), created the Regional Security of Radioactive Sources (RSRS) project and partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to form the Southeast Asian Regional Radiological Security Partnership (RRSP). The intent of the RRSP is to cooperate with countries in Southeast Asia to improve the security of their radioactive sources. This Southeast Asian Partnership supports objectives to improve the security of high risk radioactive sources by raising awareness of the need and developing national programs to protect and control such materials, improve the security of such materials, and recover and condition the materials no longer in use. The RRSP has utilized many tools to meet those objectives including: provision of physical protection upgrades, awareness training, physical protection training, regulatory development, locating and recovering orphan sources, and most recently - development of model security procedures at a model facility. This paper discusses the benefits of establishing a model facility, the methods employed by the RRSP, and three of the expected outcomes of the Model Facility approach. The first expected outcome is to increase compliance with source security guidance materials and national regulations by adding context to those materials, and illustrating their impact on a facility. Second, the effectiveness of each of the tools above is increased by making them part of an integrated system. Third, the methods used to develop the model procedures establishes a sustainable process that can ultimately be transferred to all facilities beyond the model. Overall, the RRSP has utilized the Model Facility approach as an important tool to increase the security of radioactive sources, and to position facilities and countries for the long term secure management of those sources.

  11. Reducing Emissions Through Sustainable Transport: Proposal for...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

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

  12. Impact of photonic crystals on LED light extraction efficiency: approaches and limits to vertical structure designs

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    Matioli, Elison; Weisbuch, Claude

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The enhancement of the extraction efficiency in light emitting diodes (LEDs) through the use of photonic crystals (PhCs) requires a structure design that optimizes the interaction of the guided modes with the PhCs. The main optimization parameters are related to the vertical structure of the LED, such as the thickness of layers, depth of the PhCs, position of the quantum wells as well as the PhC period and fill factor. We review the impact of the vertical design of different approaches of PhC LEDs through a theoretical and experimental standpoint, assessing quantitatively the competing mechanisms that act over each guided mode. Three approaches are described to overcome the main limitation of LEDs with surface PhCs, i.e. the insufficient interaction of low order guided modes with the PhCs. The introduction of an AlGaN confining layer in such structure is shown to be effective in extracting a fraction of the optical energy of low order modes; however, this approach is limited by the growth of the lattice mismatched AlGaN layer on GaN. The second approach, based on thin-film LEDs with PhCs, is limited by the presence of an absorbing reflective metal layer close to the guided modes that plays a major role in the competition between PhC extraction and metal dissipation. Finally, we demonstrate both experimentally and theoretically the superior extraction of the guided light in embedded PhC LEDs due to the higher interaction between all optical modes and the PhCs, which resulted in a close to unity extraction efficiency for this device. The use of high-resolution angle-resolved measurements to experimentally determine the PhC extraction parameters was an essential tool for corroborating the theoretical models and quantifying the competing absorption and extraction mechanisms in LEDs.

  13. Paper for 11th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference, Helsinki, June 7-8, 2005 Approaches of eco-innovation: Uncertainty assessment and the integration of

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    Paper for 11th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference, Helsinki, June 7 and thinking about environment and innovation and as a key area for sustainable development. Then it presents The perspective of eco-innovation is gaining increasing attention in European policy development as well

  14. Science Serving Sustainability

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    Buildings Greening Transportation Green Purchasing & Green Technology Pollution Prevention Science Serving Sustainability ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY GOALS at...

  15. ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

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    27 ICT AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY T he environment is a large complex sys- tem. Managing. Environmental Monitoring and Associated Resource Management and Risk Mitigation ICTimprovestheabilitytoobtain,storeandinte- grate large volumes of environmental data and to conductsimulationandanalysisinrealtime

  16. Report of the Alternative Sustainable Energy

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    Maoz, Shahar

    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

  17. Sustainabiliity Sustainability Plan

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    Heller, Barbara

    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

  18. Pour citer ce document : CHELKOFF, Grgoire. For an ecological approach to architecture : perception and design. First International Workshop

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Pour citer ce document : CHELKOFF, Grégoire. For an ecological approach to architecture : perception and design. First International Workshop : Architectural and urban Ambient Environment, Nantes, 6-7-8 Février 2002. Nantes: CERMA, Ecole D'architecture de Nantes, 2002, 11p. For an ecological approach

  19. SOME ANALYTIC MODELS OF PASSIVE SOLAR BUILDING PERFORMANCE: A THEORETICAL APPROACH TO THE DESIGN OF ENERGY-CONSERVING BUILDINGS

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    Goldstein, David Baird

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    PASSIVE SOLAR BUILDING PERFORMANCE: A THEORETICAL APPROACH TO THE DESIGNpassive solar buildings, and the concommitant inability to predict the results of various designs.Passive solar modelling is worthwhile as a tool for imple- menting one important conservative strategy -- the use of building design

  20. Fan System Effects: How Fan Ductwork Design Impacts Overall System Efficiency and What the Approach Should be for Optimization

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    Martin, V.

    aerodynamic capacity. For system components, an approach that has proved to be of significant value is to predict the flow pattern using computation fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling tools and in this process, the design can be tweaked until the designer finds...

  1. Sustainability Framework 1 Queen's University

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    Abolmaesumi, Purang

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

  2. Slum upgrading in India and Kenya: investigating the sustainability

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    Cronin, Victoria Louise Molly

    2012-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

    I – Government of India HUDCO – Housing and Urban Development Corporation Limited IoG – Institute of Governance JNNURM – Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission KP – Kamgar Putla LDCs – Least Developed Countries MASHAL – Maharashtra Area Social... -up approaches. The case studies are of varying ages and were implemented via partnerships with differing agents including government, NGO, CBO, private developer and donors. The influence and design of the delivery model upon the upgrading sustainability...

  3. 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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    Azevedo, Joao Carlos

    2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  4. 3.1.2 Design Catalogues: An Efficient Search Approach for Improved Flexibility in Engineering Systems Design

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    Cardin, Michel-Alexandre

    This paper proposes and demonstrates design catalogues as a computationally efficient method for identifying improved designs for complex technological systems. This new process significantly speeds up the analysis of ...

  5. ucsf sustainability healthy environment, sustainable future

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    Yamamoto, Keith

    ucsf sustainability healthy environment, sustainable future UC SAN FRANCISCO ANNUAL REPORT FY 2009-2010 Annual Report of the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability #12;TABLE OF CONTENTS Executive Summary 1 UCSF Sustainability Governance 3 Table 1: CACS Members 4 Figure 1: UCSF Sustainability

  6. Alba Field cased-hole horizontal gravel pack: A team approach to design

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    Alexander, K. [Chevron U.K. Ltd., London (United Kingdom); Winton, S. [Baker Hughes INTEQ, Aberdeen (United Kingdom); Price-Smith, C. [Dowell Schlumberger, Aberdeen (United Kingdom)

    1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A 700-ft cased-hole horizontal well was gravel packed and completed in the Alba Field, central North Sea. The completion incorporated a number of new technologies adopted for a horizontal cased-hole completion, including both equipment and fluids. The zone was completed in two stages using a horizontal stack-pack approach. Perforation packing was optimized by performing a staged acid prepack with the guns in the hole using a low-density synthetic gravel substitute in a shear thinning carrier fluid. This was a world-first achievement at a cased-hole gravel pack using the stack-pack approach in a horizontal well. A solids-free fluid-loss control material was evaluated and chosen for the high-permeability Alba sands (3 darcies). Extensive lab testing was performed to ensure minimal damage from various fluids. A 30-ft physical model was used to optimize annular pack efficiency. A gravel placement computer simulation was used to design pump rate, sand concentration, and gel loading to optimize annular and perforation-pack efficiency.

  7. Review: Hijacking Sustainability

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    Antonelli, Monika

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  8. Sustainability and Transport

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    Gilbert, Richard

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  9. Ecosystems and Sustainable Development

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    Tufford, Dan

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  10. Psychology of Sustainable Development

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    Milfont, Taciano Lemos

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  11. Active stewardship: sustainable future

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

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

  12. Psychology of Sustainable Development

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    Milfont, Taciano Lemos

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to achieve sustainable development: economic, environmental,out historical aspects of sustainable development and itsPsychology of Sustainable Development By Peter Schmuck and

  13. Ecosystems and Sustainable Development

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    Tufford, Dan

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Review: Ecosystems and Sustainable Development Editors: J.L.Ecosystems and Sustainable Development. Southhampton, UK:as well. Ecosystems and Sustainable Development is a strong

  14. A majorization-minimization approach to design of power distribution networks

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

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  15. Systematic approach of nanoparticle design to enhance the broadband plasmonic scattering effect

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    Byun, Soohwan; Yong Lee, Hak [Graduate School of Mechanical Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul 120-749 (Korea, Republic of); Yoo, Jeonghoon, E-mail: yoojh@yonsei.ac.kr [School of Mechanical Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul 120-749 (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

    To overcome low conversion efficiency of thin film solar cells, using the localized surface plasmon effect caused by the interaction between the incident beam and metallic nanoparticles inserted in or on the absorbing layer can be a promising alternative to overcome the low efficiency problem. Detail shape and size of nanoparticles are directly related with the localized surface plasmon effect as well as optical properties; however, their detail shape and size are hard to be determined depending only on the theoretical or experimental approach. Therefore, the method focusing on defining structural boundaries would be a useful method for nano or microscale design to generate simple and clear shape. In this study, we adopted the structural optimization scheme based on the phase field method to determine the optimal shape of a silver (Ag) nanoparticle positioned on the upper surface of the absorbing layer. We carried out the design process for broadband wavelength to be taken into account and verified the plasmonic scattering effect enhancement in the absorbing layer by numerical simulations.

  16. Design and Flight Demonstration Test of a Continuous Descent Approach Procedure for Louisville International Airport

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    Clarke, John-Paul

    A design methodology based on the principles of system analysis was used to design a noise abatement

  17. Exergy sustainability.

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    Robinett, Rush D. III (.; ); Wilson, David Gerald; Reed, Alfred W.

    2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Exergy is the elixir of life. Exergy is that portion of energy available to do work. Elixir is defined as a substance held capable of prolonging life indefinitely, which implies sustainability of life. In terms of mathematics and engineering, exergy sustainability is defined as the continuous compensation of irreversible entropy production in an open system with an impedance and capacity-matched persistent exergy source. Irreversible and nonequilibrium thermodynamic concepts are combined with self-organizing systems theories as well as nonlinear control and stability analyses to explain this definition. In particular, this paper provides a missing link in the analysis of self-organizing systems: a tie between irreversible thermodynamics and Hamiltonian systems. As a result of this work, the concept of ''on the edge of chaos'' is formulated as a set of necessary and sufficient conditions for stability and performance of sustainable systems. This interplay between exergy rate and irreversible entropy production rate can be described as Yin and Yang control: the dialectic synthesis of opposing power flows. In addition, exergy is shown to be a fundamental driver and necessary input for sustainable systems, since exergy input in the form of power is a single point of failure for self-organizing, adaptable systems.

  18. Environmental Sustainability

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    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

  19. Communicating about bioenergy sustainability

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    Dale, Virginia H [ORNL] [ORNL; Kline, Keith L [ORNL] [ORNL; Perla, Dr. Donna [US Environmental Protection Agency] [US Environmental Protection Agency; Lucier, Dr. Al [National Council on Air and Stream Improvement] [National Council on Air and Stream Improvement

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Defining and measuring sustainability of bioenergy systems are difficult because the systems are complex, the science is in early stages of development, and there is a need to generalize what are inherently context-specific enterprises. These challenges, and the fact that decisions are being made now, create a need for improved communications among scientists as well as between scientists and decision makers. In order for scientists to provide information that is useful to decision makers, they need to come to an agreement on how to measure and report potential risks and benefits of diverse energy alternatives, including problems and opportunities in various bioenergy production pathways. Scientists also need to develop approaches that contribute information relevant to policy and decision making. The need for clear communication is especially important at this time when there is a plethora of scientific papers and reports, and it is difficult for the public or decision makers to assess the merits of each analysis. We propose three communication guidelines for scientists whose work can contribute to decision making: (1) relationships between the question and the analytical approach should be clearly defined and make common sense; (2) the information should be presented in a manner that nonscientists can understand; and (3) the implications of methods, assumptions and limitations should be clear. The scientists job is to analyze information in order to build a better understanding of environmental, cultural and socioeconomic aspects of the sustainability of energy alternatives. The scientific process requires transparency, debate, review, and collaboration across disciplines and time. This paper serves as an introduction to the papers in the special issue on Sustainability of Bioenergy Systems: Cradle to Grave because scientific communication is essential to developing more sustainable energy systems. Together these four papers provide a framework under which the effects of bioenergy can be assessed and compared to other energy alternatives in order to foster sustainability.

  20. Sustainability Published December 2009

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    Bandettini, Peter A.

    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

  1. LANL Sustainable Design Guide - Appendices

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

    government, thereby saving taxpayer dollars and reducing emissions that contribute to air pollution and global climate change. 10CFR434 - Energy Conservation Voluntary...

  2. 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...

  3. 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.

  4. DOE Sustainability SPOtlight

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Newsletter highlights the recipients of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Sustainability Performance Office (SPO) 2014 Sustainability Awards.

  5. U.S. Department of Energy High Performance and Sustainable Buildings...

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    DOE's commitment to designing, building, operating, and maintaining high performance and sustainable buildings (HPSB). U.S. Department of Energy High Performance and Sustainable...

  6. Agriculture - Sustainable biofuels Redux

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    Robertson, G. Phillip [W.K. Kellogg Biological Station and Great Lakes Bioenergy Research; Dale, Virginia H [ORNL; Doering, Otto C. [Purdue University; Hamburg, Steven P [Brown University; Melillo, Jerry M [ORNL; Wander, Michele M [University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Parton, William [Colorado State University, Fort Collins

    2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Last May's passage of the 2008 Farm Bill raises the stakes for biofuel sustainability: A substantial subsidy for the production of cellulosic ethanol starts the United States again down a path with uncertain environmental consequences. This time, however, the subsidy is for both the refiners ($1.01 per gallon) and the growers ($45 per ton of biomass), which will rapidly accelerate adoption and place hard-to-manage pressures on efforts to design and implement sustainable production practices - as will a 2007 legislative mandate for 16 billion gallons of cellulosic ethanol per year by 2022. Similar directives elsewhere, e.g., the European Union's mandate that 10% of all transport fuel in Europe be from renewable sources by 2020, make this a global issue. The European Union's current reconsideration of this target places even more emphasis on cellulosic feedstocks (1). The need for knowledge- and science-based policy is urgent. Biofuel sustainability has environmental, economic, and social facets that all interconnect. Tradeoffs among them vary widely by types of fuels and where they are grown and, thus, need to be explicitly considered by using a framework that allows the outcomes of alternative systems to be consistently evaluated and compared. A cellulosic biofuels industry could have many positive social and environmental attributes, but it could also suffer from many of the sustainability issues that hobble grain-based biofuels, if not implemented the right way.

  7. Towards sustainability assessment follow-up

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    Morrison-Saunders, Angus, E-mail: a.morrison-saunders@murdoch.edu.au [Murdoch University (Australia) [Murdoch University (Australia); North-West University (South Africa); Pope, Jenny, E-mail: jenny@integral-sustainability.net [North-West University (South Africa) [North-West University (South Africa); Integral Sustainability (Australia) [Australia; Curtin University (Australia); Bond, Alan, E-mail: alan.bond@uea.ac.uk [North-West University (South Africa) [North-West University (South Africa); University of East Anglia (United Kingdom); Retief, Francois, E-mail: francois.retief@nwu.ac.za [North-West University (South Africa)] [North-West University (South Africa)

    2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper conceptualises what sustainability assessment follow-up might entail for three models of sustainability assessment: EIA-driven integrated assessment, objectives-led integrated assessment and the contribution to sustainability model. The first two are characterised by proponent monitoring and evaluation of individual impacts and indicators while the latter takes a holistic view based around focused sustainability criteria relevant to the context. The implications of three sustainability challenges on follow-up are also examined: contested time horizons and value changes, trade-offs, and interdisciplinarity. We conclude that in order to meet these challenges some form of adaptive follow-up is necessary and that the contribution to sustainability approach is the best approach. -- Highlights: • We explore sustainability follow-up for three different sustainability models. • Long-time frames require adaptive follow-up and are a key follow-up challenge. • Other key challenges include interdisciplinarity, and trade-offs. • Sustainability follow-up should be a direction of travel and not an outcome. • Only the follow-up for contribution to sustainability model addresses sustainability challenges sufficiently.

  8. Quantum mechanical approaches to in silico enzyme characterization and drug design

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    Nilmeier, J P; Fattebert, J L; Jacobson, M P; Kalyanaraman, C

    2012-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

    The astonishing, exponentially increasing rates of genome sequencing has led to one of the most significant challenges for the biological and computational sciences in the 21st century: assigning the likely functions of the encoded proteins. Enzymes represent a particular challenge, and a critical one, because the universe of enzymes is likely to contain many novel functions that may be useful for synthetic biology, or as drug targets. Current approaches to protein annotation are largely based on bioinformatics. At the simplest level, this annotation involves transferring the annotations of characterized enzymes to related sequences. In practice, however, there is no simple, sequence based criterion for transferring annotations, and bioinformatics alone cannot propose new enzymatic functions. Structure-based computational methods have the potential to address these limitations, by identifying potential substrates of enzymes, as we and others have shown. One successful approach has used in silico 'docking' methods, more commonly applied in structure-based drug design, to identify possible metabolite substrates. A major limitation of this approach is that it only considers substrate binding, and does not directly assess the potential of the enzyme to catalyze a particular reaction using a particular substrate. That is, substrate binding affinity is necessary but not sufficient to assign function. A reaction profile is ultimately what is needed for a more complete quantitative description of function. To address this rather fundamental limitation, they propose to use quantum mechanical methods to explicitly compute transition state barriers that govern the rates of catalysis. Although quantum mechanical, and mixed quantum/classical (QM/MM), methods have been used extensively to investigate enzymatic reactions, the focus has been primarily on elucidating complex reaction mechanisms. Here, the key catalytic steps are known, and they use these methods quantify substrate specificity. That is, we bring the power of quantum mechanics to bear on the problem of annotating enzyme function, which is a novel approach. Although it has been clear to us at the Jacobson group for some time that enzyme specificity may be encoded in transition states, rather than simply substrate recognition, the main limitation has always been computational expense. Using a hierarchy of different methods, they can reduce the list of plausible substrates of an enzyme to a small number in most cases, but even identifying the transition states for a dozen plausible substrates requires significant computational effort, beyond what is practical using standard QM/MM methods. For this project, they have chosen two enzyme superfamilies which they have used as 'model systems' for functional assignment. The enolase superfamily is a large group of {alpha}-{beta} barrel enzymes with highly diverse substrates and chemical transformations. Despite decades of work, over a third of the superfamily remains unassigned, which means that the remaining cases are by definition difficult to assign. They have focused on acid sugar dehydratases, and have considerable expertise on the matter. They are also interested in the isoprenoid synthase superfamily, which is of central interest to the synthetic biology community, because these enzymes are used by nature to create complex rare natural products of medicinal value. the most notable example of this is the artemisinin, an antimalarial compound that is found in trace amounts in the wormwod root. From the standpoint of enzyme function assignment, these enzymes are intriguing because they use a small number of chemically simple substrates to generate, potentially, tens of thousands of different products. Hence, substrate binding specificity is only a small part of the challenge; the key is determining how the enzyme directs the carbocation chemistry to specific products. These more complex modeling approaches clearly require quantum mechanical methods.

  9. Sustainable NREL

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    None

    2013-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

    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."

  10. Sustainable NREL

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    None

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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."

  11. Sustainable Innovation

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    Armendariz, A.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of an organizational chart. It?s about ensuring that we see the big picture, and are not addressing one environmental issue only to create another consequence in the process.? -- Lisa P. Jackson Remarks to the National Academy of Sciences November 30... environmentally protective and sustainable we can be. ? -- Lisa P. Jackson Remarks to the National Academy of Sciences, November 30, 2010 Awareness Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them. A. Einstein...

  12. Sustainable Future

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level:Energy: Grid Integration Redefining What'sis Taking Over Our InstagramStructureProposed Action Title: Sustainable Environment

  13. Running head: A Systematic Approach to Secure System Design 1 Towards a More Systematic Approach to Secure Systems

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    Aickelin, Uwe

    advice given to software system designers. A set of thirty nine cyber-security experts took part ratings of their components. We show that when aggregated, a coherent consensus view of security emerges of this is that the cybersecurity of information systems has become an increasing concern. Assessing the level of risk posed

  14. Implementing and Sustaining Operator Led Energy Efficiency Improvements

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    Hoyle, A.; Knight, N.; Rutkowski, M.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , to significantly reduce energy consumption, the site must focus on a strategic approach which involves developing, implementing and sustaining a client specific program of energy optimization. We discuss ways of sustaining energy performance through operator led...

  15. sustainability and u} Sustainability at the

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    Webb, Peter

    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

  16. Assessment of University Sustainability Activities SUSTAINABILITY TRACKING,

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    Dodla, Ramana

    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

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

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    Boyer, Edmond

    ). Keywords: ball-screw, flight control, inverse simulation, model based design, Modelica, modelling

  18. A Bayesian Variable Selection Approach for Analyzing Designed Experiments with Complex Aliasing

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    Chipman, Hugh A.

    (i.e., 2 k p fractional factorials), a main e#11;ect is either orthogonal to or completely aliased-geometric Plackett-Burman designs, multi-level and mixed-level fractional factorial designs, two-level fractional factorial designs with hard-to-control factors and supersaturated designs. Hamada and Wu (1992) proposed

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

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    Ho, Nhut Tan, 1974-

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

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

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    Magnuson, George Raynor

    2013-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  1. Sustainability at BPA May 2011

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    none,

    2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.”

  2. Designing a graph-based approach to landscape ecological assessment of linear infrastructures

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    Girardet, Xavier, E-mail: xavier.girardet@univ-fcomte.fr; Foltęte, Jean-Christophe, E-mail: jean-christophe.foltete@univ-fcomte.fr; Clauzel, Céline, E-mail: celine.clauzel@univ-fcomte.fr

    2013-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The development of major linear infrastructures contributes to landscape fragmentation and impacts natural habitats and biodiversity in various ways. To anticipate and minimize such impacts, landscape planning needs to be capable of effective strategic environmental assessment (SEA) and of supporting environmental impact assessment (EIA) decisions. To this end, species distribution models (SDMs) are an effective way of making predictive maps of the presence of a given species. In this paper, we propose to combine SDMs and graph-based representation of landscape networks to integrate the potential long-distance effect of infrastructures on species distribution. A diachronic approach, comparing distribution before and after the linear infrastructure is constructed, leads to the design of a species distribution assessment (SDA), taking into account population isolation. The SDA makes it possible (1) to estimate the local variation in probability of presence and (2) to characterize the impact of the infrastructure in terms of global variation in presence and of distance of disturbance. The method is illustrated by assessing the impact of the construction of a high-speed railway line on the distribution of several virtual species in Franche-Comté (France). The study shows the capacity of the SDA to characterize the impact of a linear infrastructure either as a research concern or as a spatial planning challenge. SDAs could be helpful in deciding among several scenarios for linear infrastructure routes or for the location of mitigation measures. -- Highlights: • Graph connectivity metrics were integrated into a species distribution model. • SDM was performed before and after the implementation of linear infrastructure. • The local variation of presence provides spatial indicators of the impact.

  3. DOE Sustainability SPOtlight: Special Edition 2013 DOE Sustainability...

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

    DOE Sustainability SPOtlight: Special Edition 2013 DOE Sustainability Awards DOE Sustainability SPOtlight: Special Edition 2013 DOE Sustainability Awards Newsletter highlights the...

  4. Beyond analysis and representation in CAD : a new computational approach to design education

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    Celani, Maria Gabriela Caffarena

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis aims at changing students' attitude towards the use ofcomputer-aided design (CAD) in architecture. It starts from the premise that CAD is used mostly for analysis and representation, and not as a real design ...

  5. Design of pressure vessels using shape optimization: An integrated approach R.C. Carbonari a

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    Paulino, Glaucio H.

    , and focuses on CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) tank design by means of shape optimization techniques. This paper

  6. From UML to HDL: a Model Driven Architectural Approach to Hardware-Software Co-Design

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    Thornton, Mitchell

    Dallas TX 75275 {coyle, mitch}@engr.smu.edu Abstract The SMU Co-Design Project is an effort to target provides an overview of the SMU Co-Design project and related #12;technologies; section 3 describes the implications of this work and future directions, and section 5 provides a summary. 2 The SMU Co-Design Project

  7. This topical lunch aims to initiate an exchange of insights around the design of a sustainable community from the "ground up." Specifically we want to elicit interest and

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    Angenent, Lars T.

    and quantified. A sustainable community should embody the characteristics of: · Renewable energy · High level.g. renewable energy, transportation, "green" buildings, recycling, waste management, water management community from the "ground up." Specifically we want to elicit interest and identify participation from

  8. Sustainable Furman NOVEMBER 2009

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    and destination taking the long view #12;SUSTAINABLE FURMAN 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Living sustainably entails takingSustainable Furman #12;NOVEMBER 2009 sustainability meeting humanity's needs journey in perpetuity, a commitment to sustainability promotes the well-being of people and campuses over the long term

  9. Achieving Sustainability Cindy Carlsson

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    Minnesota, University of

    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

  10. Sustainability Cal State Fullerton

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    de Lijser, Peter

    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

  11. 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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    Dawson, Jeff W.

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

  12. Proceedings of Student-Faculty Research Day, CSIS, Pace University, May 3rd A Frame Problem Approach for Adaptive Cyber Security Design

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    Tappert, Charles

    Problem Approach for Adaptive Cyber Security Design R. Shaikh, T. Bryla, and S. Ahmed Pace University entails the motivation and efforts to integrate the Frame Problem approach to the distributed cyber in the context of network security counteraction against cyber-attacks. A simple simulator is designed

  13. Sustainability. Systems integration for global sustainability.

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    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    study of the energy-water nexus. Sustainability 2, 945–962 (sustainability studies have fo- cused on flows of real material and energysustainability have been place- based even if they look at coupled systems [for example, the energy-

  14. Living a Sustainable Future

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    solve the energy crisis through biological methods, including genetically engineering algae and cyanobacteria. Create a Sustainable Future: Living Living a Sustainable Future How...

  15. A Case Study: Using Integrated Approach to Design a Net-Zero Bank Branch

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    Athalye, Rahul A.; Xie, YuLong; Liu, Bing; Baechler, Michael C.

    2012-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes a real life project conducted by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and PNC Financial Services Group's design team. This is a demonstration project supported by the U.S. Department of Energy's Commercial Partnerships Program, the goal of which is to design and construct a new-zero energy bank branch in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

  16. A Heterogeneous Multiple Network-On-Chip Design: An Application-Aware Approach

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    Mutlu, Onur

    performance, and energy efficiency. Tra- ditionally, NoCs have been designed in a monolithic, one-size-fits bandwidth or low latency. Hence, monolithic, one-size-fits-all NoC designs are suboptimal from performance improvements across a variety of workloads compared to a single one-size-fits-all single network

  17. System-level Design Space Exploration for Security Processor Prototyping in Analytical Approaches

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    Lee, Jenq-Kuen

    of architectures in designing the security processor-based systems typically involves time- consuming simulation strategy for synoptically exploring of the candidate ar- chitectures of security processor-based systems performance evaluations in order to provide design decisions for security processors and systems. In the case

  18. Metering Approaches

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    Metering approaches vary depending on facility design and intended purpose (e.g., administrative offices, laboratory, warehouse, etc.). No one approach fits all applications. In fact, different...

  19. Sustainability Bulletin USGBC Sustainable Speaker Series

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    Kidd, William S. F.

    series of events recognizing Earth Day and the need to increase sustainable living on campus. This yearMay 2014 Sustainability Bulletin #12;USGBC Sustainable Speaker Series May 13 Give and Go May 13th themselves from many of the technology devices that have become ubiquitous in our daily lives, and to start

  20. 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,...

  1. 2014-15 Science Seminars Science and Sustainability

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    Thaxton, Christopher S.

    2014-15 Science Seminars Science and Sustainability All Seminars are FREE: Everyone is invited, "Sustainable Approaches to Rock Climbing Indicated by Eco- logical Investigations of Cliff Systems in the Southern Appalachians" October 9, 2014: Laura England, "In Hot Water: Challenges for Sustaining the Health

  2. Sustainable Development and Sustainable Transportation: Strategies for Economic Prosperity, Environmental Quality, and Equity

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    Deakin, Elizabeth

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    03 Sustainable Development and Sustainable Transportation:17 Sustainable Development and Sustainable Transportation:Wimsatt, Alma. “Sustainable Development and International

  3. Sustainable Development & Sustainable Transportation: Strategies for Economic Prosperity, Environmental Quality, and Equity

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    Deakin, Elizabeth

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    03 Sustainable Development and Sustainable Transportation:17 Sustainable Development and Sustainable Transportation:Wimsatt, Alma. “Sustainable Development and International

  4. An Approach for the Design and Implementation of Nonacademic Interventions with LD Adolescents

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    Altman, Reuben

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents an alternative approach to research in learning disabilities among adolescents and young adults. The author proposes that low achieving adolescents labeled "learning disabled" should play a role in ...

  5. Calculation and design of tunnel ventilation systems using a two-scale modelling approach 

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    Colella, Francesco; Rein, Guillermo; Borchiellini, Romano; Carvel, Ricky O; Torero, Jose L; Verda, Vittorio

    This paper develops a novel modelling approach for ventilation flow in tunnels at ambient conditions (i.e. cold flow). The complexity of full CFD models of low in tunnels or the inaccuracies of simplistic assumptions are avoided by efficiently...

  6. Advantages and limitations of exergy indicators to assess sustainability of bioenergy and biobased materials

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    Maes, Dries, E-mail: Dries.Maes@uhasselt.be; Van Passel, Steven, E-mail: Steven.Vanpassel@uhasselt.be

    2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Innovative bioenergy projects show a growing diversity in biomass pathways, transformation technologies and end-products, leading to complex new processes. Existing energy-based indicators are not designed to include multiple impacts and are too constrained to assess the sustainability of these processes. Alternatively, indicators based on exergy, a measure of “qualitative energy”, could allow a more holistic view. Exergy is increasingly applied in analyses of both technical and biological processes. But sustainability assessments including exergy calculations, are not very common and are not generally applicable to all types of impact. Hence it is important to frame the use of exergy for inclusion in a sustainability assessment. This paper reviews the potentials and the limitations of exergy calculations, and presents solutions for coherent aggregation with other metrics. The resulting approach is illustrated in a case study. Within the context of sustainability assessment of bioenergy, exergy is a suitable metric for the impacts that require an ecocentric interpretation, and it allows aggregation on a physical basis. The use of exergy is limited to a measurement of material and energy exchanges with the sun, biosphere and lithosphere. Exchanges involving services or human choices are to be measured in different metrics. This combination provides a more inclusive and objective sustainability assessment, especially compared to standard energy- or carbon-based indicators. Future applications of this approach in different situations are required to clarify the potential of exergy-based indicators in a sustainability context. -- Highlights: • Innovative bioenergy projects require more advanced sustainability assessments to incorporate all environmental impacts. • Exergy-based indicators provide solutions for objective and robust measurements. • The use of exergy in a sustainability assessment is limited to material exchanges, excluding exchanges with society. • The combination of exergy-based indicators with other indicators is very appropriate. • But this is only rarely applied.

  7. Sustainable Development Summer Intern Report 2013 Sustainable Development Summer Intern

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    Sustainable Development Summer Intern Report 2013 Sustainable Development Summer Intern Final amongst university's invested in sustainable development. Our small but mighty size allows us to build through positive sustainable practices. As the Sustainable Development Summer Intern I am fortunate enough

  8. Sustainability Through Intelligent Controls Workshop

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    Berstein, R.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for the future ? Scalability issues ? Life Cycle ? Long term service contract ? Staff training ? Sustainable design Don?t get locked in! IP/Ethernet Device Network IP-852 Router or oBIX XML Server or Web Server or EASI Interface Remote Access Email... issues ? Configuration Plugins ? Scheduling, Alarming, Data logging, Overrides ? Enterprise Connectivity ? IT Interface ? Large project architecture ? Design for the future ? Scalability issues ? Life Cycle ? Long term service contract ? Staff...

  9. McKinney Sustainability Plan 

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    Smith, J.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    CATEE Conference: Planning for Sustainability McKinney?s Draft Community Sustainability Plan: Shaping Our Sustainable Future Julie Smith Office of Environmental Stewardship November 8, 2011 Sustainability Planning ? Why bother? ? Who has... aspect of sustainability ? Created the Green Advisory Committee (GAC) ? November 2008: Green Sustainability Initiative Report ? Recommended forming a comprehensive, sustainability program to coordinate the sustainability agenda for the city...

  10. The Design of an Emissions Permit Market for RECLAIM: A Holistic Approach

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    Goldenberg, Evan

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    note 7, at 31. EMISSIONS PERMIT MARKET DESIGN uities maya transferable discharge permit * M.S.E.H.S. ( EnvironmentalTransferable Dis- charge Permits for Control of BOD: An

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

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    Ungerer, Frank Wolfgang, 1969-

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

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

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    Podhoretz, Seth

    2013-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

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

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    Brinchmann, Knute Thomas

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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, ...

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

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    Endler, Markus

    with a detailed case study of its application to the preliminary design of heating ventilation and air, it becomes more difficult to check them for internal consistency. A small heating, ventilation and air

  15. A bioclimatic approach to integrated design : form, technology, and architectural knowledge

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    O'Connell, Matthew J. (Mathew Jere)

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis explores a holistic design process through which architectural elements can engage the dynamic forces of natural phenomena and integrate the spatial and temporal experience of building form with its physical ...

  16. An Aspect-Based Approach to Checking Design Constraints at Run-time

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    Cheon, Yoonsik

    , Steve Roach, Cuauhtemoc Munoz, Neith Estrada, Valeria Fierro, and Jessica Romo TR #08-38 November 2008 Design Constraints at Run-time Yoonsik Cheon, Carmen Avila, Steve Roach, Cuauhtemoc Munoz, Neith Estrada

  17. An Approach to Analyze Tradeoffs for Aerospace System Design and Operation

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    O'Neill, Gregory

    2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  18. An approach to analyze tradeoffs for aerospace system design and operation

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    O'Neill, Michael Gregory

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

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

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

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

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

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    was a solar-wind sample return mission between 2001 and 2004. The Hiten mission marked the first use of a weak the last years dynamical system techniques have been developed for the design of energy

  1. A computational approach to the design of free form diagrid structure

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    Sundberg, Jessica Nicole

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In order to satisfy the ever-increasing complexity of modem architectural design of tall towers, diagrid structural systems are becoming more relevant. To deal with irregular geometries, more sophisticated computational ...

  2. Assessing the effect of architectural design on real estate values : a qualitative approach

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    Millhouse, Jason A. (Jason Arden)

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    It has long been known that 'good' architecture and quality design are public goods, as they have been shown to increase surrounding property values, create a sense of community, and provide a catalyst for future development. ...

  3. System theoretic approach for determining causal factors of quality loss in complex system design

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    Goerges, Stephanie L

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Identifying the factors that could lead to the loss of quality is difficult for large, complex systems. Traditional design methods such as Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), and Robust ...

  4. A normative approach to designing for evolvability : methods and metrics for considering evolvability in systems engineering

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    Fulcoly, Daniel O'Brien

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    As engineering endeavors become larger, more complex, and more expensive, the advantages of evolvable design and redesign grow. Cost and complexity are not the only factors driving the need for evolvability; changes in ...

  5. 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

  6. Models and Solution Approaches for Emergency Response Network Design Integrating Supply and Demand Sides

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    Dalal, Jyotirmoy

    2014-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

    We present three models for emergency response network design. First, in a deterministic setting, we focus on two critical aspects of emergency logistics: evacuation and relief distribution. We consider a three-tier system comprising evacuation...

  7. National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sustainability Report FY 2009

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    National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sustainability Report FY 2009 White Black NREL is a national by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. #12;NOTICE: This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored. Design and planning for these highly energy-efficient buildings enable NREL to model sustainability

  8. Received two 2013 Sustainability Awards from DOE for "Sustainable Campus" and "Innovative and Holistic Sustainability." PNNL advances the DOE sustainability

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    Received two 2013 Sustainability Awards from DOE for "Sustainable Campus" and "Innovative and Holistic Sustainability." PNNL advances the DOE sustainability mission with a diverse, focused effort toward goals for 2020 and beyond. The Sustainability Program and Information Management Services put

  9. 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.

  10. Sustainability Commitments Commitment

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    Heller, Barbara

    : 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

  11. Sustainability in colleges 15

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    Melham, Tom

    Sustainability in colleges 15 Carbon reduction 5 Water 7 Travel8 Waste,recyclingandreuse10 Sustainability Report 2011/2012 #12;2University of Oxford Environmental Sustainability Report 2011/12 "As Chair of the Sustainability Steering Group, I have seen a significant shift in staff and students' expectations

  12. 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

  13. Achieving Sustainability Cindy Carlsson

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    Minnesota, University of

    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

  14. Measuring Energy Sustainability

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    20 Measuring Energy Sustainability David L. Greene Abstract For the purpose of measurement, energy sustainability is defined as ensuring that future generations have energy resources that enable them to achieve that there are valid, more comprehensive understandings of sustainability and that energy sustainability as de- fined

  15. Sustainable Nanomaterials Industry Perspective

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

  16. Framework for Measuring Sustainable

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    Levinson, David M.

    Knight Foundation will use this sustainability framework for internal organizational purposes with the possibility

  17. agile sustainable communities: Topics by E-print Network

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    MN 1 Expert Team members and Report Amin, S. Massoud 17 University Housing Designing Sustainable Communities for Living and Learning Biology and Medicine Websites Summary: The...

  18. Mesa Verde's New Museum Showcases Sustainable Building Technologies...

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    American building principles to create a high-performance, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Platinum-certified sustainability showcase. The center consumes about...

  19. Notice of proposed rulemaking, Energy Efficiency and Sustainable...

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    DOE regarding the regulatory actions discussed herein. Notice of proposed rulemaking, Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Design Standards for New Federal Buildings, 75 Fed. Reg....

  20. Sponsored by The Meyer Fund for Sustainable Development

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    Oregon, University of

    Sponsored by The Meyer Fund for Sustainable Development and curriculum designed and developed by: Stanley Micklavzina stanm@uoregon.edu Frank Vignola fev

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

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    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

    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.

  2. Human-Centered Sustainable Product !!Environmental impact

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    Agogino, Alice M.

    Human-Centered Sustainable Product Design !!Environmental impact of buildings !!Green Building environments for people What is "Green" Building Design ? Real Goods Solar Living Center, Hopland, CA Van der Ryn Associates Gail Brager, School of Environmental Design ·! 36% of total U.S. primary energy use

  3. MEDIA RELEASE --Myron Willson, Sustainability Director, office 801-585-3173, Myron.willson@sustainability.utah.edu

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    MEDIA RELEASE Contacts: -- Myron Willson, Sustainability Director, office 801-585-3173, Myron.willson@sustainability.purser@utah.edu U Home to First LEED-Certified Residence Hall in Utah New building sets the standard for sustainable using Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards, making it the first LEED

  4. ip 2011Doctoral Spring Workshop Federative approach of interoperability at the design /

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    Boyer, Edmond

    and semantic web tools. Key words : semantic interoperability, ontology, PLM, standards 1 Introduction During is a crucial key for maintening the constant progress required. The Product Lifecycle Management (PLM through all phases of a product's life cycle to everyone in an organization" [1]. A PLM approach requires

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

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    Tzimeas, Constantinos

    2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

    to optimize o?set and azimuth coverage are prone to fail (especially in complex geological or structural settings) in their imaging predictions. The reason for the potential failure of these commonly used approaches derives from the fact that they do not take...

  6. Scalable Approach to Uncertainty Quantification and Robust Design of Interconnected Dynamical Systems

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    Banaszuk, Andrzej; Frewen, Thomas A; Kobilarov, Marin; Mathew, George; Mezic, Igor; Pinto, Alessandro; Sahai, Tuhin; Sane, Harshad; Speranzon, Alberto; Surana, Amit

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Development of robust dynamical systems and networks such as autonomous aircraft systems capable of accomplishing complex missions faces challenges due to the dynamically evolving uncertainties coming from model uncertainties, necessity to operate in a hostile cluttered urban environment, and the distributed and dynamic nature of the communication and computation resources. Model-based robust design is difficult because of the complexity of the hybrid dynamic models including continuous vehicle dynamics, the discrete models of computations and communications, and the size of the problem. We will overview recent advances in methodology and tools to model, analyze, and design robust autonomous aerospace systems operating in uncertain environment, with stress on efficient uncertainty quantification and robust design using the case studies of the mission including model-based target tracking and search, and trajectory planning in uncertain urban environment. To show that the methodology is generally applicable to...

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

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

    2012-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Lee, Seung-Wuk

    basis of society. #12;Disciplines look at different parts of the supply chain Discipline Basic Research a world-class research program that designs novel chemical processes and materials and investigates new Biofuels #12;A different model for graduate education #12;8 Our research interests range from the molecular to the

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

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    Warrier, Deepak

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  10. PLM-based approach for collaborative design between OEM and suppliers: case study of

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    interoperability between heterogeneous shared between OEM and supplier systems. (for instance, between SAP system describe the relation between the aircraft assembly project, and the tooling design process. Keywords to describe different organization forms. It mainly provides specification of IT system that can gives

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

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    Michael W. Patterson

    2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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

    2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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

    2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Voigt, Anthony Paul

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    (8), and Fink (9). The significance of these relationships was evaluated to determine if present values used in design of superelevation and side friction should be reevaluated. Results of the analysis were used to evaluate alternative methods... of these relafionships. Anderson (8) and Fink (9), respectively, conducted safety analyses using a data base that included roadways from three regions of the United States. This data base included rural roadways in Texas, Washington, and New York. Several curve...

  15. SOME ANALYTIC MODELS OF PASSIVE SOLAR BUILDING PERFORMANCE: A THEORETICAL APPROACH TO THE DESIGN OF ENERGY-CONSERVING BUILDINGS

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    Goldstein, David Baird

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    widespread application of passive solar designs. To design a°F). OVERALL SUMMARY Passive solar design is one of severalfor a typical passive solar design, rendering this solution

  16. DRAFT - DOE G 436.1-1 Federal Sustainable Print Management

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    This Guide provides acceptable approaches for implementing the IT sustainability requirements and criteria required by DOE Order 436.1, Departmental Sustainability, dated 5-2-11 and related to the sustainability requirements contained in Executive Order 13693, "Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade”.

  17. A Unique, Neurologically Integrated Approach Designed to Teach Letter Sounds and Formations

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    Shaw, Donita J.; Sundberg, M. L.; Stewart, A.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    who participated in the inner-city summer school have continued to be solid in their alphabet knowledge and remain on grade level (teacher interviews, 2005). Individual anecdotes also surfaced in the follow-up teacher interviews. One example was a... tremendous difference in the ability level of our students with a solid increase in grades 2-5. We work with a high ability population in a professional community. Prior to implementing the new approach we had about 50-55% of our student population...

  18. Systems integration for global sustainability

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    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Le, A. Z. Khan, Improving integration for integrated coastal347 ISSUE 6225 Systems integration for global sustainabilitySUSTAINABILITY Systems integration for global sustainability

  19. Systems integration for global sustainability

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    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Liu et al. , Framing sustainability in a telecoupled world.teleconnections and sustainability. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci.framework for analyzing sustainability of social-ecological

  20. Sustainable Energy: Choosing Among Options

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    Mirza, Umar Karim

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Review: Sustainable Energy: Choosing Among Options Byand William A. Peters. Sustainable Energy: Choosing AmongAll the authors of Sustainable Energy are associated with

  1. A knowledge base approach to the design of tension leg platforms

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    Rijken, Oriol Rafael

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and braces. The platform is attached to the subsea base by means of tt, tethers and has tt, risers. Though the platform 13 shown in Fig. 2 has four columns which is consistent with popular designs but for increased versatility of the knowledge base... height, I represents the length of the tether, H is the water depth and a is the platform draft. In this study we assume that the subsea base doesn't have any height therefore the tether length plus the draft equals the water depth. The on...

  2. Design approaches for solar industrial process-heat systems: nontracking and line-focus collector technologies

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    Kutscher, C.F.; Davenport, R.L.; Dougherty, D.A.; Gee, R.C.; Masterson, P.M.; May, E.K.

    1982-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The design methodology for solar industrial process heat systems is described, and an overview is given of the use of solar energy in industry. A way to determine whether solar energy makes sense for a particular application is described. The basic system configurations used to supply hot water or steam are discussed, and computer-generated graphs are supplied that allow the user to select a collector type. Detailed energy calculations are provided, including the effects of thermal losses and storage. The selection of subsystem components is described, and control systems, installation and start-up details, economics, and safety and environmental issues are explained. (LEW)

  3. Sustainability Peer Educator Positions Position: Sustainability Peer Educator

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    Boonstra, Rudy

    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

  4. Sustainable Development Summer Intern Report 2010 Sustainable Development Summer Intern

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    Sustainable Development Summer Intern Report 2010 1 Sustainable Development Summer Intern Final of Bishop's University. The role of the Sustainable Development Summer Intern (SDSI) is to coordinate and organize sustainable development information and activities during the summer months. Ensuring

  5. Environmental Sustainability & Green Energy

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    Denham, Graham

    Environmental Sustainability & Green Energy With escalating concerns about global energy shortages of carbon nanotubes for solar energy · ChemicalReactorEngineeringCentre: developing innovative green reactor contaminants in air, water and soil through advanced oxidation Environmental Remediation · Focus on sustainable

  6. Sustainability, Ethics, and Aesthetics

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    Moldavanova, Alisa

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  7. Corporate sustainability assessment methodology

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    Pinchuk, Natallia

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Sustainability is a vague concept specifically in the context of a corporate world. There are numerous definitions for corporate sustainability and just as many ways of evaluating it. This work attempts to define, structure ...

  8. Sustainable Nanomaterials Workshop

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    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 nanomat...

  9. {sup 103}Pd strings: Monte Carlo assessment of a new approach to brachytherapy source design

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    Rivard, Mark J., E-mail: mark.j.rivard@gmail.com [Department of Radiation Oncology, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02111 (United States); Reed, Joshua L.; DeWerd, Larry A. [Department of Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53705 (United States)] [Department of Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53705 (United States)

    2014-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: A new type of{sup 103}Pd source (CivaString and CivaThin by CivaTech Oncology, Inc.) is examined. The source contains {sup 103}Pd and Au radio-opaque marker(s), all contained within low-Z{sub eff} organic polymers that permit source flexibility. The CivaString source is available in lengths L of 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, and 60 mm, and referred to in the current study as CS10–CS60, respectively. A thinner design, CivaThin, has sources designated as CT10–CT60, respectively. The CivaString and CivaThin sources are 0.85 and 0.60 mm in diameter, respectively. The source design is novel and offers an opportunity to examine its interesting dosimetric properties in comparison to conventional {sup 103}Pd seeds. Methods: The MCNP5 radiation transport code was used to estimate air-kerma rate and dose rate distributions with polar and cylindrical coordinate systems. Doses in water and prostate tissue phantoms were compared to determine differences between the TG-43 formalism and realistic clinical circumstances. The influence of Ti encapsulation and 2.7 keV photons was examined. The accuracy of superposition of dose distributions from shorter sources to create longer source dose distributions was also assessed. Results: The normalized air-kerma rate was not highly dependent onL or the polar angle ?, with results being nearly identical between the CivaString and CivaThin sources for common L. The air-kerma strength was also weakly dependent on L. The uncertainty analysis established a standard uncertainty of 1.3% for the dose-rate constant ?, where the largest contributors were ?{sub en}/? and ?/?. The ? values decreased with increasing L, which was largely explained by differences in solid angle. The radial dose function did not substantially vary among the CivaString and CivaThin sources for r ? 1 cm. However, behavior for r < 1 cm indicated that the Au marker(s) shielded radiation for the sources having L = 10, 30, and 50 mm. The 2D anisotropy function exhibited peaks and valleys that corresponded to positions adjacent to {sup 103}Pd wells and Au markers, respectively. Dose distributions of both source types had minimal anisotropy in comparison to conventional {sup 103}Pd seeds. Contributions by 2.7 keV photons comprised ?0.1% of the dose from all photons at positions farther than 0.13 mm from the polymer source surface. Differences between absorbed dose to water and prostate became more substantial as distance from the sources increased, with prostate dose being about 13% lower for r = 5 cm. Using a cylindrical coordinate system, dose superposition of small length sources to replicate the dose distribution for a long length source proved to be a robust technique; a 2.0% tolerance compared with the reference dose distribution did not exceed 0.1 cm{sup 3} for any of the examined source combinations. Conclusions: By design, the CivaString and CivaThin sources have novel dosimetric characteristics in comparison to Ti-encapsulated{sup 103}Pd seeds. The dosimetric characterization has determined the reasons for these differences through analysis using Monte Carlo-based radiation transport simulations.

  10. Systematic approach for PID controller design for pitch-regulated, variable-speed wind turbines

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    Hand, M.M. [National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States); Balas, M.J. [Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States). Dept. of Aerospace Engineering Sciences

    1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Variable-speed, horizontal axis wind turbines use blade-pitch control to meet specified objectives for three regions of operation. This paper focuses on controller design for the constant power production regime. A simple, rigid, non-linear turbine model was used to systematically perform trade-off studies between two performance metrics. Minimization of both the deviation of the rotor speed from the desired speed and the motion of the actuator is desired. The robust nature of the proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controller is illustrated, and optimal operating conditions are determined. Because numerous simulation runs may be completed in a short time, the relationship of the two opposing metrics is easily visualized. 2 refs., 9 figs.

  11. Societal health and urban sustainability indicators

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

    1996-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  12. Architecture, Engineering and Construction Sustainability Report Biannual Sustainability Report

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    Kamat, Vineet R.

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

  13. 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

  14. The China Studio FALL 2007 -SPRING 2008 Sustainable New City

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    Saniie, Jafar

    Green Energy 41 Preliminary Design 45 part TWO | Proposals for New Sustainable City Canal City | Linear Development Green Farming Green Energy Preliminary Design #12;#12;1 The China Studio represents academic

  15. NREL Facility Named One of Nation's Top Sustainable Buildings...

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

    in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum Award for New Construction by the U.S. Green Building Council, a non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable building design...

  16. An Analysis of Hybrid Life Support Systems for Sustainable Habitats

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    Shaw, Margaret Miller

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  17. Sustainable Features of McKinney ISD Elementary School

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    McClure, J. D.; Estes, J. M.; Keep, G.

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ) with harvested rainwater, and check the weather at the campus weather station. This project was named by the American Institute of Architects to the Earth Day Top 10 List for Environmentally Responsible Design Projects in the nation Sustainable design...

  18. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT REPORT

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    Laval, Université

    ­ Encourage research and innovation in sustainable development 14 - Standard of Living, EconomySUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT REPORT 2011-2012 #12;2 Table of Contents UNIVERSIT� LAVAL AT A GLANCE 3 A WORD FROM THE RECTOR 4 A WORD FROM THE EXECUTIVE VICE-RECTOR, DEVELOPMENT 5 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

  19. 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

  20. WINTER 2014 Sustainability and

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    Stephens, Graeme L.

    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

  1. Sustainability Bulletin Clothing Collection

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    Kidd, William S. F.

    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

  2. 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

  3. Global Change Sustainability

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    Tipple, Brett

    Global Change and Sustainability Center The GCSC is an inclusionary and interdisciplinary hub that promotes, coordinates, and conducts local to global environmental- and sustainability-related research to complex environmental and sustainability issues and challenges. 2012 Annual Report #12;1GCSC 2012 ANNUAL

  4. Final Report Sustainability at

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    Escher, Christine

    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

  5. Sustainability and Horticulture

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    Weiblen, George D

    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

  6. 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

  7. BERKSHIRE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SUSTAINABILITY

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    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

  8. Sustainable energy Risindialogue

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    Sustainable energy Risřindialogue Risřindialogue Energy is a fundamental precondition for growth and prosperity. A sustainable and reliable energy supply is essential to ensuring that the future energy demand flexibility and robust- ness. Society and systems A sustainable and reliable energy supply is necessary

  9. Sustainable Development Report

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    Laval, Université

    Sustainable Development Report 2010-2011 #12;2 Table of Contents Université Laval at a glance 2-2011 highlights 9 University community initiatives 15 Sustainable development educational program 21 Research and creativity in sustainable development 24 Awards, recognition, and distinctions 28 Implementation

  10. ETSU Department of Sustainability

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    Karsai, Istvan

    ETSU Department of Sustainability Kathleen Moore- Director of Sustainability MOORE their peers. Our hope is to make ETSU the most sustainable, eco- friendly, and resource efficient university and energy conservation, and as well help plan activities in their residence halls with their complex's Hall

  11. 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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    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

    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

  12. University of Saskatchewan Sustainability Assessment

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    Peak, Derek

    · Management for Sustainability · Energy · Transportation · Waste #12;Executive Summary Page 2 of 90 UUniversity of Saskatchewan Sustainability Assessment Prepared by: Kerri Klein Sustainable, Micheal Molaro and Jennifer Menzies) for their confidence in the vision of a sustainable University

  13. Observational Study Designs for Comparative Effectiveness Research: An Alternative Approach to Close Evidence Gaps in Head-and-Neck Cancer

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    Goulart, Bernardo H.L., E-mail: bhg@uw.edu [Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Division of Public Health Sciences, Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research (HICOR), Seattle, Washington (United States); University of Washington, Seattle, Washington (United States); Ramsey, Scott D. [Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Division of Public Health Sciences, Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research (HICOR), Seattle, Washington (United States); University of Washington, Seattle, Washington (United States); Parvathaneni, Upendra [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington (United States); University of Washington, Seattle, Washington (United States)

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Comparative effectiveness research (CER) has emerged as an approach to improve quality of care and patient outcomes while reducing healthcare costs by providing evidence to guide healthcare decisions. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have represented the ideal study design to support treatment decisions in head-and-neck (H and N) cancers. In RCTs, formal chance (randomization) determines treatment allocation, which prevents selection bias from distorting the measure of treatment effects. Despite this advantage, only a minority of patients qualify for inclusion in H and N RCTs, which limits the validity of their results to the broader H and N cancer patient population seen in clinical practice. Randomized controlled trials often do not address other knowledge gaps in the management of H and N cancer, including treatment comparisons for rare types of H and N cancers, monitoring of rare or late toxicity events (eg, osteoradionecrosis), or in some instances an RCT is simply not feasible. Observational studies, or studies in which treatment allocation occurs independently of investigators' choice or randomization, may address several of these gaps in knowledge, thereby complementing the role of RCTs. This critical review discusses how observational CER studies complement RCTs in generating the evidence to inform healthcare decisions and improve the quality of care and outcomes of H and N cancer patients. Review topics include a balanced discussion about the strengths and limitations of both RCT and observational CER study designs; a brief description of design and analytic techniques to handle selection bias in observational studies; examples of observational studies that inform current clinical practices and management of H and N cancers; and suggestions for relevant CER questions that could be addressed by an observational study design.

  14. A Gradient Descent Approach to Optimal Coherent Quantum LQG Controller Design

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    Arash Kh. Sichani; Igor G. Vladimirov; Ian R. Petersen

    2015-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper is concerned with the Coherent Quantum Linear Quadratic Gaussian (CQLQG) control problem of finding a stabilizing measurement-free quantum controller for a quantum plant so as to minimize an infinite-horizon mean square performance index for the fully quantum closed-loop system. In comparison with the observation-actuation structure of classical controllers, the coherent quantum feedback is less invasive to the quantum dynamics and quantum information. Both the plant and the controller are open quantum systems whose dynamic variables satisfy the canonical commutation relations (CCRs) of a quantum harmonic oscillator and are governed by linear quantum stochastic differential equations (QSDEs). In order to correspond to such oscillators, these QSDEs must satisfy physical realizability (PR) conditions, which are organised as quadratic constraints on the controller matrices and reflect the preservation of CCRs in time. The CQLQG problem is a constrained optimization problem for the steady-state quantum covariance matrix of the plant-controller system satisfying an algebraic Lyapunov equation. We propose a gradient descent algorithm equipped with adaptive stepsize selection for the numerical solution of the problem. The algorithm finds a local minimum of the LQG cost over the parameters of the Hamiltonian and coupling operators of a stabilizing PR quantum controller, thus taking the PR constraints into account. A convergence analysis of the proposed algorithm is presented. A numerical example of a locally optimal CQLQG controller design is provided to demonstrate the algorithm performance.

  15. A NOVEL APPROACH FOR LOWER POWER DESIGN IN TURBO CODING SYSTEM

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    Dr. K. Sathaya Prasad

    Abstract: Low Power is an extremely important issue for future mobile communication systems; The focus of this paper is to implementat turbo codes for low power solutions. The effect on performance due to variation in parameters like frame length, number of iterations, type of encoding scheme and type of the interleave in the presence of additive white Gaussian noise is studied with the floating point model. In order to obtain the effect of quantization and word length variation, a fixed point model of the application is also developed.. The application performance measure, namely bit-error rate (BER) is used as a design constraint while optimizing for power and area coverage. Low power Optimization is Performed on Implementation levels by the use of Voltage scaling. With those Techniques we can reduced the power 98.5%and Area(LUT) is 57 % and speed grade is Increased.This type of Power maneger is proposed and implemented based on the timing details of the turbo decoder in the VHDL model.

  16. A design approach for improving the performance of single-grid planar retarding potential analyzers

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    Davidson, R. L.; Earle, G. D. [William B. Hanson Center for Space Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas, 800 W. Campbell Rd. WT15, Richardson, Texas 75080 (United States)

    2011-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Planar retarding potential analyzers (RPAs) have a long flight history and have been included on numerous spaceflight missions including Dynamics Explorer, the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program, and the Communications/Navigation Outage Forecast System. RPAs allow for simultaneous measurement of plasma composition, density, temperature, and the component of the velocity vector normal to the aperture plane. Internal conductive grids are used to approximate ideal potential planes within the instrument, but these grids introduce perturbations to the potential map inside the RPA and cause errors in the measurement of the parameters listed above. A numerical technique is presented herein for minimizing these grid errors for a specific mission by varying the depth and spacing of the grid wires. The example mission selected concentrates on plasma dynamics near the sunset terminator in the equatorial region. The international reference ionosphere model is used to discern the average conditions expected for this mission, and a numerical model of the grid-particle interaction is used to choose a grid design that will best fulfill the mission goals.

  17. Sustainable Bioenergy | Argonne National Laboratory

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    Sustainable Bioenergy Sustainable Bioenergy Argonne's research in bioenergy includes topics associated with feedstock production and biomass conversion. Argonne scientists also...

  18. Sustainable Energy: Choosing Among Options

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    Mirza, Umar Karim

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    on environment and energy sustainability is given as well.an account of energy systems and sustainability metrics.

  19. LWST Phase I Project Conceptual Design Study: Evaluation of Design and Construction Approaches for Economical Hybrid Steel/Concrete Wind Turbine Towers; June 28, 2002 -- July 31, 2004

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    LaNier, M. W.

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The United States Department of Energy (DOE) Wind Energy Research Program has begun a new effort to partner with U.S. industry to develop wind technology that will allow wind systems to compete in regions of low wind speed. The Class 4 and 5 sites targeted by this effort have annual average wind speeds of 5.8 m/s (13 mph), measured at 10 m (33 ft) height. Such sites are abundant in the United States and would increase the land area available for wind energy production twenty-fold. The new program is targeting a levelized cost of energy of 3 cents/kWh at these sites by 2010. A three-element approach has been initiated. These efforts are concept design, component development, and system development. This work builds on previous activities under the WindPACT program and the Next Generation Turbine program. If successful, DOE estimates that his new technology could result in 35 to 45 gigawatts of additional wind capacity being installed by 2020.

  20. 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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    Colella, Whitney G.

    2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  1. Nanoscale Triboelectric-Effect-Enabled Energy Conversion for Sustainably Powering Portable Electronics

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    Wang, Zhong L.

    Nanoscale Triboelectric-Effect-Enabled Energy Conversion for Sustainably Powering Portable: Harvesting energy from our living environment is an effective approach for sustainable, maintenance-free, and green power source for wireless, portable, or implanted electronics. Mechanical energy scavenging based

  2. Notice of Intent to Update DOE O 436.1, Departmental Sustainability

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2015-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    The update will revise the Department's approach to sustainability to conform to current federal requirements and organizational structure, as well as to maximize efficiency and effectiveness in achieving a sustainable complex.

  3. Towards More SustainableTowards More Sustainable Computer Design

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    Liebling, Michael

    Center for Energy-Efficient Computing Di t C t E i iDirector, Computer Engineering UC Santa Barbara #12, Computer 2007] #12;Energy-Efficiency at Light LoadEnergy Efficiency at Light Load [Barosso and Hoetzle

  4. HYDROGEN INITIATIVE: AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TOWARD RATIONAL NANOCATALYST DESIGN FOR HYDROGEN PRODUCTION. Technical Report-Year 1

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    Vlachos, Dionisios G; Buttrey, Douglas J; Lauterbach, Jochen

    2007-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

    The overall objective of this grant is to develop a rational framework for the discovery of low cost, robust, and active nano-catalysts that will enable efficient hydrogen production. Our approach will be the first demonstration of integrated multiscale model, nano-catalyst synthesis, and nanoscale characterization assisted high throughput experimentation (HTE). We will initially demonstrate our approach with ammonia decomposition on noble metal catalysts. Our research focuses on many elements of the Hydrogen Initiative in the Focus Area of “Design of Catalysts at the Nanoscale’. It combines high-throughput screening methods with various nanostructure synthesis protocols, advanced measurements, novel in situ and ex situ characterization techniques, and multiscale theory, modeling and simulation. This project directly addresses several of the long-term goals of the DOE/BES program. In particular, new nanoscale catalytic materials will be synthesized, characterized and modeled for the production of hydrogen from ammonia and a computational framework will be developed for efficient extraction of information from experimental data and for rational design of catalysts whose impact goes well beyond the proposed hydrogen production project. In the first year of the grant, we have carried out HTE screening using a 16 parallel microreactor coupled with an FTIR analysis system. We screened nearly twenty single metals and several bimetallic catalysts as a function of temperature, catalyst loading, inlet composition, and temperature (order of 400 experiments). We have found that Ru is the best single metal catalyst and no better catalysts were found among the library of bimetallics we have created so far. Furthermore, we have investigated promoting effects (i.e., K, Cs, and Ba) of the Ru catalyst. We have found that K is the dominant promoter of increased Ru activity. Response surface experimental design has led to substantial improvements of the Ru catalyst with promotion, especially at lower temperatures. It has been found that the promoting effect is not limited to K but extendible to some other alkaline metals. In addition, we have studied a number of synthesis variables, including the effects of support, solvent used, calcination temperature and time. It has been found that solvent and support could have an important effect on activity. Advanced characterization of the Ru/K promoted catalyst has been carried via SEM, TEM, selected-area electron diffraction, and energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy. It has been found that the Ru catalyst is composed of agglomerates, whereas the K-promoted catalyst of “nanowhiskers” with a KRu4O8 hollandite structure. Our detailed characterization studies strongly suggest for the first time a strong correlation between hollandite formation and the high activity of Ru catalyst. Future work should provide stronger evidence of this correlation and may enable us to further improve the catalyst. A number of microkinetic models for single metals have been developed and a methodology for linking models for bimetallic catalysts in a thermodynamically consistent manner has been implemented. This enables us for the first time to start exploring multi-site catalysts, using either mean-field or Monte Carlo approaches, and filling the materials gap from single crystals to supported catalysts. In addition, we are developing a multiscale model-based design of experiments methodology. This framework employs multiscale-based models combined with global search in experimental parameter space, identification of novel experimental conditions that maximize the kinetic information content, followed by statistical analysis that can guide the next iteration of experiments.

  5. Sustainable Urban Development: A Literature Review and Analysis

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    Wheeler, Stephen

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Towards Sustainable Development and Sustainable Urban Forms,Sustainable Urban Development Sustainable Seattle Indicatorseds. , Making Development Sustainable: From Concepts to

  6. New III-V cell design approaches for very high efficiency. Annual subcontract report, 1 August 1990--31 July 1991

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    Lundstrom, M.S.; Melloch, M.R.; Lush, G.B.; O`Bradovich, G.J.; Young, M.P. [Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN (United States)

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes progress during the first year of a three-year project. The objective of the research is to examine new design approaches for achieving very high conversion efficiencies. The program is divided into two areas. The first centers on exploring new thin-film approaches specifically designed for III-V semiconductors. The second area centers on exploring design approaches for achieving high conversion efficiencies without requiring extremely high quality material. Research activities consisted of an experimental study of minority carrier recombination in n-type, metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD)-deposited GaAs, an assessment of the minority carrier lifetimes in n-GaAs grown by molecular beam epitaxy, and developing a high-efficiency cell fabrication process.

  7. Implementation of Sustainability at

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    Johansen, Tom Henning

    0 Assessing Implementation of Sustainability at UiO Grřnt 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

  8. Financing Sustainable EnergyFinancing Sustainable Energy City of Berkeley

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    Financing Sustainable EnergyFinancing Sustainable Energy City of Berkeley #12;Source of Green House for Sustainable EnergyFramework for Sustainable Energy Financing District · Adopted new Special Tax Financing Law indebtedness by unanimous consent of property owner #12;Framework for Sustainable Energy

  9. Sustainability Studies at WWU Minor and Major

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    Zaferatos, Nicholas C.

    Sustainability Studies at WWU ­ Minor and Major Schematic Concept Draft October 13, 2008 Sustainability Faculty and Advisement: WWU Sustainability Academy WWW SUSTAINABILITY MINOR -- 30 Credits A. Sustainability Literacy, (4 Credits) B Sustainability research skills (9 Credits) C. Research and seminars

  10. Sustainability | Argonne National Laboratory

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    Sustainability "Much of Argonne's cutting-edge research is dedicated to discovery and development of clean energy solutions. We are tasked with an extraordinary opportunity-to...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. Law, Sustainability, and the Pursuit of Happiness

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    Farber, Daniel A.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of the steps needed for sustainability can actually improvesatisfaction. Thus, sustainability for society and theSustainability.

  14. Self-Assembly by Instruction: Designing Nanoscale Systems Using DNA-Based Approaches (474th Brookhaven Lecture)

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    Gang, Oleg (Center for Functional Nanomaterials) [Center for Functional Nanomaterials

    2012-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

    In the field of nanoscience, if you can control how nanoparticles self-assemble in particular structures — joining each other, for example, as molecules can form, atom-by-atom — you can design new materials that have unique properties that industry needs. Nature already uses the DNA genetic code to instruct the building of specific proteins and whole organisms in both plants and people. Taking a cue from nature, scientists at BNL devised a way of using strands of synthetic DNA attached to the surface of nanoparticles to instruct them to self-assemble into specific nanoscale structures, clusters, and three-dimensional organizations. Novel materials designed and fabricated this way promise use in photovoltaics, energy storage, catalysis, cell-targeted systems for more effective medical treatments, and biomolecular sensing for environmental monitoring and medical applications. To find out more about the rapid evolution of this nanoassembly method and its applications, join Physicist Oleg Gang of the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) as he gives the 474th Brookhaven Lecture, titled “Self-Assembly by Instruction: Designing Nanoscale Systems Using DNA-Based Approaches." Gang, who has led this work at the CFN, will explain the rapid evolution of this nanoassembly method, and discuss its present and future applications in highly specific biosensors, optically active nano-materials, and new ways to fabricate complex architectures in a rational manner via self-assembly. Gang and his colleagues used the CFN and the National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS) facilities to perform their groundbreaking research. At the CFN, the scientists used electron microscopes and optical methods to visualize the clusters that they fabricated. At the NSLS, they applied x-rays to study a particles-assembly process in solution, DNA’s natural environment. Gang earned a Ph.D. in soft matter physics from Bar-Ilan University in 2000, and he was a Rothschild Fellow at Harvard University from 1999 to 2002. After joining BNL as a Goldhaber Fellow in 2002, he became an assistant scientist at the CFN in 2004. He became the CFN’s leader for Soft and Biological Nanomaterials Theme Group in 2006, and earned the title of scientist in 2009. Gang has received numerous honors and recognitions, including the 2010 Gordon Battelle Prize for Scientific Discovery.

  15. Russell Ranch Sustainable Agriculture Facility Agricultural Sustainability Institute

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    California at Davis, University of

    Russell Ranch Sustainable Agriculture Facility Agricultural Sustainability Institute College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences University of California, Davis Kate Scow, Deputy Director of Agricultural Sustainability Institute Professor, Department of LAWR With input from Steve Kaffka, Ford Denison

  16. Wastewater Recycle- A Sustainable Approach Towards Desalination

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    Mittal, A.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    removal Disinfection Conventional Activated Sludge Process (ASP) Scheme Effluent Influent Effluent The membrane bioreactor (MBR) is a leading edge biological treatment technology currently being used around the world to treat domestic sewage as well... Confidential 31 Aqua-EMBR + HERO? : An Answer to Petrochemical Effluent Treatment for Recovery Aqua-EMBR (Enhanced Membrane Bioreactor) system consists of an activated sludge extended aeration biological treatment process and an Ultrafiltration (UF...

  17. Sustainability at BPA 2012

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    none,

    2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    BPA’s Sustainability Action Plan is grounded in our commitment to environmental stewardship and Executive Order 13514 that calls on the federal agencies to “lead by example” by setting a 2020 greenhouse gas emissions target, increasing energy efficiency; reducing fleet petroleum consumption; conserving water; reducing waste; supporting sustainable communities; and leveraging federal purchasing power to promoting environmentally responsible products and technologies.

  18. Sustainability Statement Environment Team

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    Metropolitan University www.mmu.ac.uk/environment MMU Annual Sustainability Statement 2008/2009 CO2 2 Contents 6 MMU Environment Strategy 7 Key Area 1 ­ Environmental Management Systems & Reporting 8 ­ 9 Key Area 2 ­ Energy and Carbon Emissions 10 ­ 11 Key Area 3 ­ Sustainable Buildings 12 Key Area 4 ­ Water

  19. D i i f S t i bilit i th B ilt E i tDesigning for Sustainability in the Built Environment Exterior Facade Design for Maximum Daylighting and Solar Power

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    Facade Design for Maximum Daylighting and Solar Power GenerationGeneration A frank assessment of issues "...the art and science of daylighting is not so much about how to provide enough daylighting as how to do LIGHTING CHARACTER DUE TO DAYLIGHT VARIABILITY · PSYCHOLOGICAL BENEFITS OF· PSYCHOLOGICAL BENEFITS

  20. A Computational and Experimental Approach to Understanding HIV-1 Evolution and Latency for the Design of Improved Antiviral Therapies

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    Dey, Siddharth Subhas

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Design of Improved Antiviral Therapies by Siddharth Subhas Dey Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering

  1. UC Student Sustainability Survey Dr Matt Morris, Sustainability Advocate, UC Sustainability Office, October 2013

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    Hickman, Mark

    1 2013 UC Student Sustainability Survey Dr Matt Morris, Sustainability Advocate, UC Sustainability (but like the 2011 survey, n=300) it also asked about specific sustainability initiatives on campus the findings from the 2012 survey, again indicating a strong level of student interest in sustainability

  2. UC Student Sustainability Survey Dr Matt Morris, Sustainability Advocate, UC Sustainability Office, October 2012

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    Hickman, Mark

    1 2012 UC Student Sustainability Survey Dr Matt Morris, Sustainability Advocate, UC Sustainability the results of the inaugural 2011 UC Sustainability Survey, and partly to test an alternative method asked questions relating to attitudes to and awareness of sustainability, as well as knowledge

  3. Architecture, Engineering and Construction Sustainability Report Biannual Sustainability Report

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    Kamat, Vineet R.

    Architecture, Engineering and Construction Sustainability Report Biannual Sustainability Report Projects $5 Million and Over February 2012 Alice Crocker Lloyd Hall Renovation

  4. CONCRETE PAVING & TEXTURING FOR SUSTAINABILITY

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    Minnesota, University of

    CONCRETE PAVING & TEXTURING FOR SUSTAINABILITY Bernard Igbafen Izevbekhai, Research Operations 2012 #12;OUTLINE #12;SUSTAINABILITY · Meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising Brundtland Commission in 1987: · Successful application of the principles of sustainable development lies

  5. SUSTAINABILITY AND FOOD Anthropology Professors

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    Holliday, Vance T.

    SUSTAINABILITY AND FOOD Anthropology Professors Maribel Alvarez Diane Austin Mamadou Baro Tim. Potential Helpful Minors Environmental Studies Environmental Sciences Nutritional Science Sustainable Built Environments Sustainable Plant Systems Potential Employers Documentary Films Government Jobs

  6. Sustainable Development Research Institute fonds

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    Handy, Todd C.

    Sustainable Development Research Institute fonds Compiled by Erwin Wodarczak and Melanie Hardbattle Projects series Sous-fonds Description o "Women and Sustainable Development: Canadian Perspectives (UBC Library catalogue) #12;Fonds Description Sustainable Development Research Institute fonds. ­ 1985

  7. Environmental Frontier of Sustainability Science

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    Takada, Shoji

    A Global Environmental Studies Frontier of Sustainability Science Akihisa MORI, Global Environmental Studies Satoshi KONISHI, Institute of Advanced Energy, etc Master July 14 frontier of Sustainability Science. Sustainability Science is a new academic field that was lately created

  8. RACKHAM SCHOOL OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT Sustainable Systems

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    Eustice, Ryan

    Sustainable Design and Technology Effective FA13/1960 (09/03/2013) LN 0010 NRE 501 (Biofuels and Sustainability, Land Use and Global Change), 574, 576, 605, 687, ARCH 575, CEE 460, 582, 686, MECHENG 589), 501 (Bio Based Carb Mitig & BioFuel), 574, 576, 605, 687, ARCH 575, CEE 460, 582, 686, CHE 496

  9. SEP Success Story: Helping Wisconsin Small Businesses Increase Sustainability

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Wisconsin Profitable Sustainability Initiative (PSI) is designed to implement sustainable business practices within small- and medium-sized manufacturers. Thanks to financial support from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and funding from a grant from the Energy Department’s State Energy Program, this specific program has been able to increase its outreach and support to local organizations. Learn more.

  10. Canada Research Chair, Tier II in Economics of Sustainable Development

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    Martin, Jeff

    Canada Research Chair, Tier II in Economics of Sustainable Development The University of Winnipeg has designated a Tier II Canada Research Chair in the Economics of Sustainable Development within and enhanced research support. The Canada Research Chair program was established by the Government of Canada

  11. A COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENT FOR ACTORS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 A COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENT FOR ACTORS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT �ve ROSS Maître de conférences facilitating a collaborative environment in the field of architecture and urban design. Desk research by way in an international effort. Keywords: Territorial intelligence, 3D virtual collaborative environment, sustainable

  12. Engineering for sustainable development for bio-diesel production

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    Narayanan, Divya

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Engineering for Sustainable Development (ESD) is an integrated systems approach, which aims at developing a balance between the requirements of the current stakeholders without compromising the ability of the future generations to meet their needs...

  13. Diversity & Flexibility Key to Sustainability

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Plenary V: Biofuels and Sustainability: Acknowledging Challenges and Confronting MisconceptionsDiversity & Flexibility Key to SustainabilityDavid Babson, Senior Fuels Engineer, Union of...

  14. CHANCELLOR'S SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE GREEN BUILDING SUBCOMMITTEE

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    CHANCELLOR'S SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE GREEN BUILDING SUBCOMMITTEE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, policies and practices as they pertain to green building and LEED certification. It is our hope these guidelines as a framework for green building, we hope that design teams will be able to challenge

  15. DEA 6250: Collaborative Sustainable Building Practice

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This course is designed to respond to one of the biggest barriers to the transformation of the building sector from current business-as-usual mode towards sustainable practice, i.e. the complex stakeholder structure and the fragmented delivery value chain in the building sector.

  16. Sustainable NREL Policy I. POLICY STATEMENT

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    water discharges from the site. o Electricity/Natural Gas. Reducing energy use in building designs; maintaining, protecting, and restoring natural and landscaped environments to sustain natural and native; and purchasing power generated by renewable energy sources. o Transportation. Reducing the impact of local NREL

  17. SUSTAINABLE REMEDIATION SOFTWARE TOOL EXERCISE AND EVALUATION

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    Kohn, J.; Nichols, R.; Looney, B.

    2011-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

    The goal of this study was to examine two different software tools designed to account for the environmental impacts of remediation projects. Three case studies from the Savannah River Site (SRS) near Aiken, SC were used to exercise SiteWise (SW) and Sustainable Remediation Tool (SRT) by including both traditional and novel remediation techniques, contaminants, and contaminated media. This study combined retrospective analysis of implemented projects with prospective analysis of options that were not implemented. Input data were derived from engineering plans, project reports, and planning documents with a few factors supplied from calculations based on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). Conclusions drawn from software output were generally consistent within a tool; both tools identified the same remediation options as the 'best' for a given site. Magnitudes of impacts varied between the two tools, and it was not always possible to identify the source of the disagreement. The tools differed in their quantitative approaches: SRT based impacts on specific contaminants, media, and site geometry and modeled contaminant removal. SW based impacts on processes and equipment instead of chemical modeling. While SW was able to handle greater variety in remediation scenarios, it did not include a measure of the effectiveness of the scenario.

  18. New III-V cell design approaches for very high efficiency. Annual subcontract report, 1 August 1991--31 July 1992

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    Lundstrom, M.S.; Melloch, M.R.; Lush, G.B.; Patkar, M.P.; Young, M.P. [Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN (United States)

    1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes to examine new solar cell desip approaches for achieving very high conversion efficiencies. The program consists of two elements. The first centers on exploring new thin-film approaches specifically designed for M-III semiconductors. Substantial efficiency gains may be possible by employing light trapping techniques to confine the incident photons, as well as the photons emitted by radiative recombination. The thin-film approach is a promising route for achieving substantial performance improvements in the already high-efficiency, single-junction, III-V cell. The second element of the research involves exploring desip approaches for achieving high conversion efficiencies without requiring extremely high-quality material. This work has applications to multiple-junction cells, for which the selection of a component cell often involves a compromise between optimum band pp and optimum material quality. It could also be a benefit manufacturing environment by making the cell`s efficiency less dependent on materialquality.

  19. G8-UNESCO World Forum on `Education, Research and Innovation; New Partnership for Sustainable Development'

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    Hunt, Julian

    . But it is essential that a sustainable integrated approach is developed so that these actions (e.g. cooling buildings objective in some of the World Bank's energy and sustainable development projects. (This is a shortenedG8-UNESCO World Forum on `Education, Research and Innovation; New Partnership for Sustainable

  20. A new approach in data visualization to integrate time and space variability of daylighting in the design process

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    Yi, Lu, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Daylighting design has great impact on the performance and aesthetical quality of a work of architecture but requires many issues to be addressed during the design process. The way existing daylighting tools deliver data ...

  1. Sustainable roofs with real energy savings

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    Christian, J.E.; Petrie, T.W.

    1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper addresses the general concept of sustainability and relates it to the building owner`s selection of a low-slope roof. It offers a list of performance features of sustainable roofs. Experiences and data relevant to these features for four unique roofs are then presented which include: self-drying systems, low total equivalent warming foam insulation, roof coatings and green roofs. The paper concludes with a list of sustainable roofing features worth considering for a low-slope roof investment. Building owners and community developers are showing more interest in investing in sustainability. The potential exists to design, construct, and maintain roofs that last twice as long and reduce the building space heating and cooling energy loads resulting from the roof by 50% (based on the current predominant design of a 10-year life and a single layer of 1 to 2 in. (2.5 to 5.1 cm) of insulation). The opportunity to provide better low-slope roofs and sell more roof maintenance service is escalating. The general trend of outsourcing services could lead to roofing companies` owning the roofs they install while the traditional building owner owns the rest of the building. Such a situation would have a very desirable potential to internalize the costs of poor roof maintenance practices and high roof waste disposal costs, and to offer a profit for installing roofs that are more sustainable. 14 refs., 12 figs.

  2. Office of Sustainability 2013-2014 Sustainability Ambassador Student Internship

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    Tipple, Brett

    Office of Sustainability 2013-2014 Sustainability Ambassador Student Internship Organization: The University of Utah Office of Sustainability's primary objective is to decrease the University's environmental of sustainability. We work with the many campus organizations on topics that include energy, food, water, grounds

  3. GPHY 421 Sustainable Cities Prof. Ulrich Kamp 1 SUSTAINABLE CITIES

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    Vonessen, Nikolaus

    architecture, and urban forestry and agriculture. We will discuss how sustainable cities of today are, and howGPHY 421 ­ Sustainable Cities ­ Prof. Ulrich Kamp 1 SUSTAINABLE CITIES (GPHY 421) - Fall 2011 of sustainability efforts in cities around the world. Topics include, for example, urban sprawl and smart growth

  4. Review: Greenhouse Solutions with Sustainable Energy

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    Hamilton-Smith, Elery

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Solutions with Sustainable Energy By Mark DiesendorfSolutions with Sustainable Energy. Sydney, NSW: University

  5. May 07, 2009 Sustainability Task Force Report

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    Gleixner, Stacy

    . Sustainability Awareness at SJSU 23 - 28 6. Infusing Sustainability Across the Curriculum 29 ­ 30 7

  6. Total Sustainability Humber College

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    Thompson, Michael

    An Impending Global Disaster #12;3 Sustainability is NOT Climate Remediation #12;Our Premises "We cannot and ventilation Exclusively e-book based curriculum 2. Ethics of Care: "Care For" v. "Care About": "without

  7. JSC Sustainability Engagement Strategy

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    Peterson, L.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , 1 Platinum) 2 ? The Agency?s sustainability policy is to execute NASA's mission without compromising our planet's resources. ? December 1972, Apollo 17 ? ? NASA provides photo of ?The Blue Marble? ? Catalyzes the Environmental Movement...

  8. SUSTAINABLE PROCESS DESIGN IN THE CONTEXT OF

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    Grossmann, Ignacio E.

    Federal University of Rio de Janeiro #12;Electricity Consumption (kwh per Capita) (2004) Brazil: 2340 http GIPpercapita($/year) U.S.A. Canada Bangladesh China Mexico Poland South Corea Russia France Japan U.K. kW per sequestration · Evolution: biodiesel production · Goals: high oil content, desirable fatty acids, fast growth

  9. Human-Centered Sustainable Product Design

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    Agogino, Alice M.

    , and elsewhere) !!Automobiles !! Packaging !! Waste electronics and appliances (e.g., WEEE) !! Hazardous substance bans (e.g., RoHS) !! Chemical hazard reporting (e.g. REACH) ·!Greenhouse gas reduction treaties and targets !!Kyoto Protocol !!U.S. city and state initiatives (e.g., California) Regulatory Drivers #12

  10. Behavior Modification as a Sustainable Design Technique

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    Norwood, E.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ESL-KT-13-12-25 CATEE 2013: Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency Conference, San Antonio, Texas Dec. 16-18 Empowerment: Don’t control people, enable them to change Real time Granular Intuitive Engagement: They wont care unless they are engaged..., they must also care. Real Awareness How To Manifest Awareness ESL-KT-13-12-25 CATEE 2013: Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency Conference, San Antonio, Texas Dec. 16-18 What is Curb? ESL-KT-13-12-25 CATEE 2013: Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency...

  11. Designing Self-Sustainable Photovoltaic Sensor Network

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    California at Berkeley, University of

    . · Space Constraint: ­ Dimension L and W are given. ­ Maximize solar cell output power by connecting, 2006 #12;2 Target Environment · Outdoor application ­ Wired power and battery has limitations. ­ Solar for power saving. ­ Power saving for single-hop is trivial. #12;3 Related Work on Solar Powered Sensor

  12. Sustainable Building Design Training | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnualProperty Edit with formSoutheastern ILSunseeker Energy Holding AGSuranaSussex

  13. High Performance Sustainable Building Design RM

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742 33 1112011 Strategic2 OPAM Flash2011-12Approved on 24 July 2008 1 Office ofHigh Performance

  14. JSC Sustainability Engagement Strategy 

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    Peterson, L.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    JSC-Sustainability@mail.nasa.gov ? NASA has 10 healthy centers across the U.S. ? Johnson Space Center (JSC) is located in the southeast part of Houston, Texas. ? JSC primarily support human spaceflight development & operations. ? The JSC..., 1 Platinum) 2 ? The Agency?s sustainability policy is to execute NASA's mission without compromising our planet's resources. ? December 1972, Apollo 17 ? ? NASA provides photo of ?The Blue Marble? ? Catalyzes the Environmental Movement...

  15. Sustainable Energy Management Programs

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    Hanner, S.

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Sustainable Energy Management Programs Steve Hanner Allen ISD/TEMA . ESL-KT-14-11-45 CATEE 2014: Clean Air Through Efficiency Conference, Dallas, Texas Nov. 18-20 Starting an Energy Management Program • Recognize need, Elicit District Commitment... • Appoint Energy Manager • Analyze Existing Conditions • Develop Plan • Implement and Monitor Program ESL-KT-14-11-45 CATEE 2014: Clean Air Through Efficiency Conference, Dallas, Texas Nov. 18-20 Sustainable Programs Feature – District Commitment...

  16. Sustainability at BPA 2013

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    2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    THIS IS THE THIRD YEAR BPA has reported on sustainability program accomplishments. The report provides an opportunity to review progress made on sustainability initiatives, evaluate how far we have come and how much we can improve. The program has demonstrated maturation as the concepts of sustainability and resource conservation are communicated and understood. The sustainability program started as an employee-driven “grass roots” effort in 2010. Sustainability is becoming a consideration in how work is performed. The establishment of several policies supporting sustainability efforts proves the positive progress being made. In 2009, BPA became a founder and member of The Climate Registry, a nonprofit collaboration that sets standards to calculate, verify and report greenhouse gas emissions. This year, BPA completed and published our Greenhouse Gas inventory for the years of 2009, 2010 and 2011. The 2012 inventory is currently in the process of third-party verification and scheduled for public release in January 2014. These inventories provide a concrete measure of the progress we are making.

  17. Going for "Green" Sustainable Building

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    Going for "Green" Sustainable Building Certification Statistics Europe Status May 2011 rics.org/sustainability #12;Sustainable Building Certification Statistics Europe Foreword Investors are increasingly the usefulness of sustainability certificates in mainstreaming the uptake of so-called `green' buildings across

  18. School of Environment and Sustainability

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    Saskatchewan, University of

    School of Environment and Sustainability Room 323, Kirk Hall 117 Science Place Saskatoon, SK S7N 5C8 Telephone: (306) 966-1985 E-mail: sens.info@usask.ca Master of Environment and Sustainability (MES) Opportunity Sustainability Science in the Delta Dialogue Network The School of Environment and Sustainability

  19. A Sustainability Plan for Princeton

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    A Sustainability Plan for Princeton #12;Princeton University adopted its Sustainability Plan and environmental degradation, Princeton has a responsibility to shape the national sustainability agenda and alternative energy sources. The campus can serve as both a model for advanced sustainability practices

  20. Sustainability Across the Curriculum Symposium

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    Texas at Arlington, University of

    Sustainability Across the Curriculum Symposium March 23, 2011 9:00am ­ 12:00pm 100 Nedderman Hall, and Community Engagement Work Group of the University Sustainability Committee The "Sustainability Across Sustainability Committee will feature faculty and graduate student panels discussing a variety of topics related