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RSB tool: a LCA tool for the assessment of biofuels sustainability  

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The paper focuses on the role of simulation within the RSB GHG Tool, which is a web-based decision support tool that assesses greenhouse gas emissions of biofuels according to the principles of the Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels. Using a questionnaire, ...

Jürgen Reinhard; Mireille Faist Emmenegger; Andi H. Widok; Volker Wohlgemuth

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CDM Sustainable Development Tool | Open Energy Information  

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CDM Sustainable Development Tool CDM Sustainable Development Tool Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: CDM Sustainable Development Tool Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat Sector: Climate, Energy Topics: Analysis Tools User Interface: Website Complexity/Ease of Use: Simple Website: www.research.net/s.aspx?sm=18gHbqaSXStje1ZSfnNI3k2%2Be9hblXIZ7ZPrqk8cV Cost: Free Related Tools Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicles Pilot Program Emissions Benefit Tool Greenhouse Gas and Air Pollution Interactions and Synergies (GAINS) TEEMP ... further results Find Another Tool FIND DEVELOPMENT IMPACTS ASSESSMENT TOOLS An online tool that highlights the co-benefits brought about by Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects.

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Computable General Equilibrium Models for Sustainability Impact Assessment:  

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Computable General Equilibrium Models for Sustainability Impact Assessment: Computable General Equilibrium Models for Sustainability Impact Assessment: Status quo and prospects Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Computable General Equilibrium Models for Sustainability Impact Assessment: Status quo and prospects Agency/Company /Organization: DG Joint Research Centre, European Commission, University of Heidelberg Topics: Co-benefits assessment Resource Type: Guide/manual, Publications, Software/modeling tools User Interface: Other Website: iatools.jrc.ec.europa.eu/docs/ecol_econ_2006.pdf Computable General Equilibrium Models for Sustainability Impact Assessment: Status quo and prospects Screenshot References: Computable general equilibrium models[1] Abstract "Sustainability Impact Assessment (SIA) of economic, environmental, and

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SUSTAINABLE REMEDIATION SOFTWARE TOOL EXERCISE AND EVALUATION  

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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.

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

2011-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Corporate sustainability assessment methodology  

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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 ...

Pinchuk, Natallia

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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University of Saskatchewan Sustainability Assessment  

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Executive Summary 1 Introduction 4 Energy 9 Transportation 33 Waste 59 Management Tools and Recommendations · Management for Sustainability · Energy · Transportation · Waste #12;Executive Summary Page 2 of 90 U and participation. At the end of each section on Energy, Transportation and Waste specific recommendations

Peak, Derek

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Exergy as a tool for sustainability  

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Although we conventionally use energy analysis to assess energy systems, exergy analysis has many advantages. Exergy analyses provide useful information, which can directly impact process designs and improvements because exergy methods help in understanding ... Keywords: economics, efficiency, energy conservation, entropy, environment, exergy, nuclear power, sustainability

Marc A. Rosen

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lifecycle Assessments and Sustainability Analyses | Open Energy Information  

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Lifecycle Assessments and Sustainability Analyses Lifecycle Assessments and Sustainability Analyses Jump to: navigation, search The National Renewable Energy Laboratory performs lifecycle and technoeconomic analyses to promote sustainable energy development. Conducting full life-cycle assessments for biomass products, including electricity, biodiesel, and ethanol, is important for determining environmental benefits. NREL analysts use a life-cycle inventory modeling package and supporting databases to conduct life-cycle assessments. These tools can be applied on a global, regional, local, or project basis. Integrated system analyses, technoeconomic analyses, life-cycle assessments (LCAs), and other analysis tools are essential to our research and development efforts. They provide an understanding of the economic,

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Identify Institutional Change Tools for Sustainability | Department of  

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Tools for Sustainability Tools for Sustainability Identify Institutional Change Tools for Sustainability October 8, 2013 - 11:49am Addthis After identifying institutional change rules and roles, a Federal agency should identify the tools that create the infrastructural context within which it can achieve its sustainability goals. A tool is defined simply as a technology, system, or process used to meet a need. An example would be a time card, which is a system for tracking and verifying work hours. An organization's tools support its standard operations and ensure consistency over the long term; tools both allow and constrain behavior practices. Changes to institutional behavior must be supported by modified operational standards and tools. When an organization's tools are in opposition to

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Multilevel and multi-user sustainability assessment of farming systems  

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Sustainability assessment is needed to build sustainable farming systems. A broad range of sustainability concepts, methodologies and applications already exists. They differ in level, focus, orientation, measurement, scale, presentation and intended end-users. In this paper we illustrate that a smart combination of existing methods with different levels of application can make sustainability assessment more profound, and that it can broaden the insights of different end-user groups. An overview of sustainability assessment tools on different levels and for different end-users shows the complementarities and the opportunities of using different methods. In a case-study, a combination of the sustainable value approach (SVA) and MOTIFS is used to perform a sustainability evaluation of farming systems in Flanders. SVA is used to evaluate sustainability at sector level, and is especially useful to support policy makers, while MOTIFS is used to support and guide farmers towards sustainability at farm level. The combined use of the two methods with complementary goals can widen the insights of both farmers and policy makers, without losing the particularities of the different approaches. To stimulate and support further research and applications, we propose guidelines for multilevel and multi-user sustainability assessments. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We give an overview of sustainability assessment tools for agricultural systems. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer SVA and MOTIFS are used to evaluate the sustainability of dairy farming in Flanders. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Combination of methods with different levels broadens the insights of different end-user groups. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We propose guidelines for multilevel and multi-user sustainability assessments.

Van Passel, Steven, E-mail: Steven.vanpassel@uhasselt.be [Hasselt University, Faculty of Business Economics, Centre for Environmental Sciences, Agoralaan, Building D, 3590, Diepenbeek (Belgium); University of Antwerp, Department Bioscience Engineering, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerp (Belgium); Meul, Marijke [University College Ghent, Department of Biosciences and Landscape Architecture, Campus Schoonmeersen, Building C, Schoonmeersstraat 52, 9000, Gent (Belgium)

2012-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Demonstration of Decision Support Tools for Sustainable Development  

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The Demonstration of Decision Support Tools for Sustainable Development project integrated the Bechtel/Nexant Industrial Materials Exchange Planner and the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory System Dynamic models, demonstrating their capabilities on alternative fuel applications in the Greater Yellowstone-Teton Park system. The combined model, called the Dynamic Industrial Material Exchange, was used on selected test cases in the Greater Yellow Teton Parks region to evaluate economic, environmental, and social implications of alternative fuel applications, and identifying primary and secondary industries. The test cases included looking at compressed natural gas applications in Teton National Park and Jackson, Wyoming, and studying ethanol use in Yellowstone National Park and gateway cities in Montana. With further development, the system could be used to assist decision-makers (local government, planners, vehicle purchasers, and fuel suppliers) in selecting alternative fuels, vehicles, and developing AF infrastructures. The system could become a regional AF market assessment tool that could help decision-makers understand the behavior of the AF market and conditions in which the market would grow. Based on this high level market assessment, investors and decision-makers would become more knowledgeable of the AF market opportunity before developing detailed plans and preparing financial analysis.

Shropshire, David Earl; Jacobson, Jacob Jordan; Berrett, Sharon; Cobb, D. A.; Worhach, P.

2000-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Argonne National Laboratory Launches Bioenergy Assessment Tools...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Argonne National Laboratory Launches Bioenergy Assessment Tools Argonne National Laboratory Launches Bioenergy Assessment Tools September 30, 2013 - 4:00pm Addthis A researcher...

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Sustainable Transportation Planning: Tools for Creating Vibrant, Healthy and Resilient Communities, by Jeffrey Tumlin  

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Bay Area Case Study. ” Transportation Research Record, 2187,25, 2012 Sustainable Transportation Planning: Tools forsubject of sustainable transportation typically fall into

Piatkowski, Dan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT OF ABRASIVE TOOLS AND EFFECTS ON SUSTAINABLE GRINDING  

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ingredients emissions waste and energy Tool design affectsbilit during d i use Energy E Waste Toxicity Sustainability

Linke, Barbara

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application note: HPC-EPIC for high resolution simulations of environmental and sustainability assessment  

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Multiple concerns over the impact of wide scale changes in land management have motivated comprehensive analyses of environmental sustainability of food and biofuel production. These call for high-resolution land management tools that enable comprehensive ... Keywords: Agroecosystem, EPIC model, High performance computing (HPC), High-resolution spatial simulation, Sustainability assessment modeling

J. Nichols; S. Kang; W. Post; D. Wang; V. Bandaru; D. Manowitz; X. Zhang; R. Izaurralde

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Software-based tool path evaluation for environmental sustainability  

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for environmental sustainability. J Manuf Syst (2011), doi:planning incorporating a sustainability concern. Fig. 2.rating impact or sustainability concerns is required to

KONG, DAEYOUNG; Seungchoun Choi; Yusuke Yasui; Sushrut Pavanaskar; Dornfeld, David; Wright, Paul

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of Voltage Security Methods and Tools  

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To ensure voltage-secure operation of a power system, VAR control devices must be optimally placed and operated. This project assessed tools and methods that claim to help utilities meet these needs and recommended specific enhancements to these tools.

1995-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Demand Response Quick Assessment Tool (DRQAT)  

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Demand Response Quick Assessment Tool (DRQAT) The opportunities for demand reduction and cost saving with building demand responsive control vary tremendously with building type...

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Assessment of Corporate Sustainability via Fuzzy Logic  

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Corporations interact with society and the physical and biological environment in ways that affect both sides. In this capacity, corporations play an important role in the sustainability of a region or country. Symmetrically, a corporation's sustainability ... Keywords: Corporate sustainability, Corporation, Decision making, Sensitivity analysis, Sustainability

Yannis A. Phillis; Benjamin J. Davis

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Small hydro : a tool for sustainable community development in rural Canada.  

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??An examination of the use of small hydro as a tool for sustainable community development, this dissertation combines research from the fields of community development,… (more)

Breen, Sarah-Patricia, 1983-

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Argonne National Laboratory Launches Bioenergy Assessment Tools |  

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Argonne National Laboratory Launches Bioenergy Assessment Tools Argonne National Laboratory Launches Bioenergy Assessment Tools Argonne National Laboratory Launches Bioenergy Assessment Tools September 30, 2013 - 4:00pm Addthis A researcher loads a biomass sample into spinning ring cup. Argonne National Laboratory has launched two online tools that assess the resource consumption and greenhouse gas emissions associated with biofuel production. | Photo courtesy of National Renewable Energy Laboratory A researcher loads a biomass sample into spinning ring cup. Argonne National Laboratory has launched two online tools that assess the resource consumption and greenhouse gas emissions associated with biofuel production. | Photo courtesy of National Renewable Energy Laboratory Paul Lester Communications Specialist for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable

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Software demonstration: Demand Response Quick Assessment Tool  

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Software demonstration: Demand Response Quick Assessment Tool Software demonstration: Demand Response Quick Assessment Tool Speaker(s): Peng Xu Date: February 4, 2008 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 The potential for utilizing building thermal mass for load shifting and peak demand reduction has been demonstrated in a number of simulation, laboratory, and field studies. The Demand Response Quick Assessment Tools developed at LBNL will be demonstrated. The tool is built on EnergyPlus simulation and is able to evaluate and compare different DR strategies, such as global temperature reset, chiller cycling, supply air temperature reset, etc. A separate EnergyPlus plotting tool will also be demonstrated during this seminar. Users can use the tool to test EnergyPlus models, conduct parametric analysis, or compare multiple EnergyPlus simulation

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Sustainability Assessment of Residential Building Energy System in Belgrade  

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As a metropolitan city, Belgrade is a dwelling place for about 25% of total citizen number of Republic of Serbia, and at the same time regional cultural, educational, scientific and business center with its own energy production. Belgrade represents a significant consumer of final energy to support the living standard of the occupants. Energy production is based on domestic coal and imported fossil fuels such as oil and natural gas resulting in a high impact to the environment by emission of harmful substances. Multi-criteria method is a basic tool for the sustainability assessment in metropolitan cities. The design of potential options is the first step in the evaluation of buildings. The selection of a number of residential buildings is based on geographic position and type of heating. This paper presents the sustainable assessment of energy system for residential building sector in Belgrade. In order to present the energy system options for residential building sector, three sets of energy indicators: economical, social and environmental are taken into consideration.

Vucicevic, B.; Bakic, V.; Jovanovic, M.; Turanjanin, V.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Considering the normative, systemic and procedural dimensions in indicator-based sustainability assessments in agriculture  

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This paper develops a framework for evaluating sustainability assessment methods by separately analyzing their normative, systemic and procedural dimensions as suggested by Wiek and Binder [Wiek, A, Binder, C. Solution spaces for decision-making - a sustainability assessment tool for city-regions. Environ Impact Asses Rev 2005, 25: 589-608.]. The framework is then used to characterize indicator-based sustainability assessment methods in agriculture. For a long time, sustainability assessment in agriculture has focused mostly on environmental and technical issues, thus neglecting the economic and, above all, the social aspects of sustainability, the multi-functionality of agriculture and the applicability of the results. In response to these shortcomings, several integrative sustainability assessment methods have been developed for the agricultural sector. This paper reviews seven of these that represent the diversity of tools developed in this area. The reviewed assessment methods can be categorized into three types: (i) top-down farm assessment methods; (ii) top-down regional assessment methods with some stakeholder participation; (iii) bottom-up, integrated participatory or transdisciplinary methods with stakeholder participation throughout the process. The results readily show the trade-offs encountered when selecting an assessment method. A clear, standardized, top-down procedure allows for potentially benchmarking and comparing results across regions and sites. However, this comes at the cost of system specificity. As the top-down methods often have low stakeholder involvement, the application and implementation of the results might be difficult. Our analysis suggests that to include the aspects mentioned above in agricultural sustainability assessment, the bottom-up, integrated participatory or transdisciplinary methods are the most suitable ones.

Binder, Claudia R., E-mail: claudia.binder@geo.uzh.c [Social and Industrial Ecology, Department of Geography, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH-8057 Zurich (Switzerland); Institute for System Science, Innovation and Sustainability Research, University of Graz (Austria); Feola, Giuseppe [Social and Industrial Ecology, Department of Geography, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH-8057 Zurich (Switzerland); Steinberger, Julia K. [Social and Industrial Ecology, Department of Geography, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH-8057 Zurich (Switzerland); Institute of Social Ecology, Faculty for Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Klagenfurt, Schottenfeldgasse 29, A-1070 Vienna (Austria)

2010-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Software demonstration: Demand Response Quick Assessment Tool  

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Software demonstration: Demand Response Quick Assessment Tool Speaker(s): Peng Xu Date: February 4, 2008 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 The potential for utilizing building thermal...

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Commercial Motor Vehicle Brake Assessment Tools  

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Commercial Motor Vehicle Brake Assessment Tools Commercial Motor Vehicle Roadside Technology Corridor Safety Technology Showcase October 14, 2010 Commercial Motor Vehicle Roadside Technology Corridor #12;Overview · Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Air Brake System · North American Standard Level-1

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Integrating Green Hydropower Certification with Strategy Environment Assessment: Towards Sustainable River Basin Development in Yunnan, China  

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China currently put the development of its western region as one of the most important goals. This greatly stimulated the initiative of hydropower development in its ecological sensitive Yunnan Province. Yet the use of a single tool, like strategy environment ... Keywords: strategic environmental assessment (SEA), green hydropower certification, sustainable river basin development, Yunnan Province

Peng Shengjing; Sun Zhenhua; Ou Xiaokun

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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D&D and Risk Assessment Tools | Department of Energy  

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D&D and Risk Assessment Tools D&D and Risk Assessment Tools ORISE and PNNL both developed tools to assist in the risk assessment and planning of D&D activities. PNNL developed a...

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An Assessment of Analytical Capabilities, Services and Tools...  

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An Assessment of Analytical Capabilities, Services and Tools for Demand Response Title An Assessment of Analytical Capabilities, Services and Tools for Demand Response Publication...

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Microsoft Word - Chemical Security Assessment Tool.docx  

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Infrastructure Security Analysis Chemical Security Assessment Tool In support of chemical security regulation the Chemical Security Assessment Tool (CSAT) is the Department of...

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Analysis and Selection of Analytical Tools to Assess National...  

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and Selection of Analytical Tools to Assess National-Interest Transmission Bottlenecks Final Report Analysis and Selection of Analytical Tools to Assess National-Interest...

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Variability of building environmental assessment tools on evaluating carbon emissions  

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With an increasing importance of sustainability in construction, more and more clients and designers employ building environmental assessment (BEA) tools to evaluate the environmental friendliness of their building facilities, and one important aspect of evaluation in the BEA models is the assessment of carbon emissions. However, in the absence of any agreed framework for carbon auditing and benchmarking, the results generated by the BEA tools might vary significantly which could lead to confusion or misinterpretation on the carbon performance of a building. This study thus aims to unveil the properties of and the standard imposed by the current BEA models on evaluating the life cycle carbon emissions. The analyses cover the (i) weighting of energy efficiency and emission levels among various environmental performance indicators; (ii) building life cycle stages in which carbon is taken into consideration; (iii) objectiveness of assessment; (iv) baseline set for carbon assessment; (v) mechanism for benchmarking the emission level; and (v) limitations of the carbon assessment approaches. Results indicate that the current BEA schemes focus primarily on operational carbon instead of the emissions generated throughout the entire building life cycle. Besides, the baseline and benchmark for carbon evaluation vary significantly among the BEA tools based on the analytical results of a hypothetical building. The findings point to the needs for a more transparent framework for carbon auditing and benchmarking in BEA modeling. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Carbon emission evaluation in building environmental assessment schemes are studied. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Simulative carbon emission is modeled for building environmental assessment schemes. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Carbon assessments focus primarily on operational stage instead of entire lifecycle. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Baseline and benchmark of carbon assessment vary greatly among BEA schemes. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer A more transparent and comprehensive framework for carbon assessment is required.

Ng, S. Thomas, E-mail: tstng@hkucc.hku.hk; Chen Yuan, E-mail: chenyuan4@gmail.com; Wong, James M.W., E-mail: jmwwong@hku.hk

2013-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable Land-use Impact Assessment Toolkit | Open Energy Information  

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Sustainable Land-use Impact Assessment Toolkit Sustainable Land-use Impact Assessment Toolkit Jump to: navigation, search Stage 3 LEDS Home Introduction to Framework Assess current country plans, policies, practices, and capacities Develop_BAU Stage 4: Prioritizing and Planning for Actions Begin execution of implementation plans 1.0. Organizing the LEDS Process 1.1. Institutional Structure for LEDS 1.2. Workplan to Develop the LEDS 1.3. Roles and responsibilities to develop LEDS 2.1. Assess current country plans, policies, practices, and capacities 2.2. Compile lessons learned and good practices from ongoing and previous sustainable development efforts in the country 2.3. Assess public and private sector capacity to support initiatives 2.4. Assess and improve the national GHG inventory and other economic and resource data as needed for LEDS development

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Project: Metrics and Tools for Sustainable Building Project  

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... measurements for prototypical buildings will then be adjusted to reflect a range of improvements in building energy efficiency, enabling assessment ...

2013-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy efficiency assessment methods and tools evaluation  

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Many different methods of assessing the energy savings potential at federal installations, and identifying attractive projects for capital investment have been used by the different federal agencies. These methods range from high-level estimating tools to detailed design tools, both manual and software assisted. These methods have different purposes and provide results that are used for different parts of the project identification, and implementation process. Seven different assessment methods are evaluated in this study. These methods were selected by the program managers at the DoD Energy Policy Office, and DOE Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP). Each of the methods was applied to similar buildings at Bolling Air Force Base (AFB), unless it was inappropriate or the method was designed to make an installation-wide analysis, rather than focusing on particular buildings. Staff at Bolling AFB controlled the collection of data.

McMordie, K.L.; Richman, E.E.; Keller, J.M.; Dixon, D.R.

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Austin's Green Building Program: A Tool for Sustainable Development  

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In a new approach to home rating systems, Austin's Green Building Program was designed in 1991 as a marketing approach to encourage builders, architects, and designers to incorporate sustainable building practices, systems, and materials into residential construction. A secondary goal of the program was to encourage "green" business development in the Austin area. A rating system of accumulated points translates to a "sustainability rating" of one to four stars. Four resource areas relating to the home are considered: water, energy, building materials, and solid waste. Seventeen criteria were used to develop points for more than 130 building options listed under the four categories. The criteria for evaluating the options included consideration of the source, process (i.e. from raw material to finished product), use, postlife (recyclability, disposal), integration (with other systems), and difficulty in offering the option. The options are presented in the Green Building Guide, which includes an overview of the program, a discussion of sustainability and local and regional resources, the rating worksheets, and a comprehensive glossary of terns. The Green Building Guide is supplemented by a Sustainable Building Sourcebook which gives more detailed design and source information for each option listed in the Guide. The Green Building Guide is being revised in a simpler format, and the marketing package is being evaluated based upon our experience of the past two years of program operation. The Green Building Program supports participants through general marketing and technical seminars. Response to the Green Building Program has indicated pent-up demand from the market for more environmentally sensitive building practices. Reaction from the building industry has shown a desire for a mechanism to present building and development in a more positive light to an environmentally aware public. The broad acceptance of this strategy was highlighted at the United Nations Conference for Environment and Development (UNCED), called the "Earth Summit," when the Green Building Program was selected as one of twelve finalists worldwide for the United Nations Local Government Honours Programme. The most recent of several awards was the Award for Innovation presented by the Association of Demand Side Management Professionals in November, 1993. This paper will follow the implementation and operation of the Green Building Program, with discussions on the successes, challenges, and modifications of the program since its introduction to the public in early 1992.

Seiter, D. L.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainability Assessment and Roadmap for a Green Campus Initiative  

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Texas A&M International University and the Energy Systems Laboratory of the Texas Engineering Experiment Station have partnered to conduct a campus sustainability assessment and create a subsequent campus sustainability plan for TAMIU. This sustainable campus initiative will make TAMIU a leader in efficient and environmentally friendly campuses throughout the A&M system and the State. Energy System Laboratory conducted a site visit and interview TAMIU management, staff, contractors, and student representatives to obtain data for this assessment. The current progress, good practices, and opportunities for TAMIU are discussed for four areas: · Resource Conservation · Campus Infrastructure · Health and Well-Being · Academics and Culture The investigation revealed several points where TAMIU is already performing well and also revealed many opportunities. The authors of this assessment see the following areas as major opportunities. They are divided into immediate opportunities and areas that warrant additional study.

Clingenpeel, K.; Verdict, M.; Claridge, D. E.

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Global Assessments and Guidelines for Sustainable Liquid Biofuel  

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7.2 Supply chain analysis 106 7.2.1 Biomass pre-treatment options 106 7.2.2 Conversion 107 7.4 Compatibility challenges with bioethanol 119 8.4.1 Bioethanol ­ compatibility challenges in distribution 119 8.4.2 Bioethanol ­ compatibility challenges in vehicles 121 #12;Global Assessments and Guidelines for Sustainable

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Measuring the Effectiveness of Educational Tools and Hyrdologic Metrics in Raising Awareness About Stormwater Sustainability  

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Urbanization of watersheds leads to the degradation of watershed health, as increased areas of imperviousness produce alterations in the flow regime of receiving water bodies. While centralized infrastructure improvements, such as detention ponds, are typically implemented to manage excess runoff, a more decentralized approach that utilizes Low Impact Development (LID) design principles may better preserve the predevelopment flow regime. Peak flow is traditionally used to design both of these types of infrastructure, but this does not capture the changes in the flow regime, nor does it convey the importance of stormwater sustainability to the general public. To further the general public's understanding about stormwater sustainability, an educational tool was used to take a complicated issue and make it easier to understand by a layperson. The first purpose of this work was to explore the effectiveness of educational tools that may be developed to increase public awareness about issues of watershed sustainability and encourage adoption of sustainable stormwater controls. To increase knowledge about stormwater sustainability and encourage more sustainable practices, a new stormwater sustainability metric, the hydrologic footprint residence (HFR), was recently introduced to measure more holistically the impacts of urbanization on the downstream residence. HFR measures changes to the flow regime as the area of land inundated for one unit of time in response to one rainfall event, which is a more relatable metric than peak flow for the general public. It was the second purpose of this work is to explore the effectiveness of HFR in communicating the impacts of urbanization on watershed health, as compared to traditional stormwater metrics, such as peak flow. To test these different objectives, collaboration with the Communication and the Computer Engineering Departments at Texas A&M University was needed to create a survey, which helped evaluate the effectiveness of the educational tool in educating the general public about stormwater sustainability, and encouraging more sustainable practices. The survey was also used to evaluate and compare the use of HFR and peak flow within the quiz for communicating to the general public about stormwater sustainability. Results indicated the quiz was useful for educating the public about stormwater sustainability, encouraging more sustainable practices. In addition, results indicated the HFR was more effective than peak flow in educating the public about LIDs.

Scott, Tommi Jo Grace

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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European Commission Impact Assessment Tools | Open Energy Information  

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European Commission Impact Assessment Tools European Commission Impact Assessment Tools Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: IPTS-IA Tools Agency/Company /Organization: European Commission Joint Research Centre Sector: Energy Topics: Co-benefits assessment Resource Type: Guide/manual, Publications, Software/modeling tools User Interface: Other Website: iatools.jrc.ec.europa.eu/bin/view/IQTool/WebHome.html IPTS-IA Tools Screenshot References: IPTS-IA Tools[1] Overview "IA TOOLS is an online platform that provides Commission policy actors and impact assessment practitioners throughout Europe with a repository of guidance, information and best practices for the impact assessment of new policies and legislative measures. At one click, the IA TOOLS website provides expert and non-expert with guidance on the main steps to be

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A Tool for the Analysis of Real Options in Sustainability Improvement Projects  

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The major challenges in sustainable implementation are the financial issue and uncertainties. The traditional financial budgeting approach that is commonly used to evaluate sustainable projects normally neglects future decisions that might need to be made over the course of a project. The real options approach has been suggested as a tool for strategic decision making because it can provide flexibility which can increase the project value. Researchers have been trying to identify the potential of the real options approach, and provide the frameworks for a real options evaluation and flexible strategy in sustainability improvement. However, some important variables and financial impacts explanation of real options are missing. Models can be improved to show the variation of possible project values along with its behavior. This work aims to improve the real options model in sustainable projects to provide understanding about the financial impacts of flexible strategy to sustainable improvement projects and to be used as a tool to assist decision making. The results showed that real options can have a positive financial impact to the project. The extension of this model can assist the analysis and development of decision policies.

Boonchanta, Napon

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficient Cities: Assessment Tool and Benchmarking Practices | Open  

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Efficient Cities: Assessment Tool and Benchmarking Practices Efficient Cities: Assessment Tool and Benchmarking Practices Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Energy Efficient Cities: Assessment Tool and Benchmarking Practices Agency/Company /Organization: World Bank Sector: Energy Focus Area: Energy Efficiency, Buildings, Industry Topics: Resource assessment, Technology characterizations Resource Type: Publications, Guide/manual Website: www.esmap.org/esmap/sites/esmap.org/files/P115793_Energy%20Efficient%2 Energy Efficient Cities: Assessment Tool and Benchmarking Practices Screenshot References: EE Cities[1] Overview "Energy Efficient Cities: Assessment Tools and Benchmarking Practices has been developed from a careful review of selected papers presented during two ESMAP-sponsored sessions at the fifth World Bank Urban Research

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Walking the sustainability assessment talk - Progressing the practice of environmental impact assessment (EIA)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Internationally there is a growing demand for environmental impact assessment (EIA) to move away from its traditional focus towards delivering more sustainable outcomes. South Africa is an example of a country where the EIA system seems to have embraced the concept of sustainability. In this paper we test the existing objectives for EIA in South Africa against sustainability principles and then critique the effectiveness of EIA practice in delivering these objectives. The outcome of the research suggests that notwithstanding a strong and explicit sustainability mandate through policy and legislation, the effectiveness of EIA practice falls far short of what is mandated. This shows that further legislative reform is not required to improve effectiveness but rather a focus on changing the behaviour of individual professionals. We conclude by inviting further debate on what exactly practitioners can do to give effect to sustainability in EIA practice.

Morrison-Saunders, Angus, E-mail: a.morrison-saunders@murdoch.edu.au [School of Environmental Sciences and Development, North West University (South Africa); School of Environmental Science, Murdoch University (Australia); Retief, Francois [School of Environmental Sciences and Development, North West University (South Africa)

2012-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment tool for nuclear material acquisition pathways  

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An assessment methodology has been developed at Texas A&M University for predicting weapons useable material acquisition by a terrorist organization or rogue state based on an acquisition network simulation. The network has been designed to include all of the materials, facilities, and expertise (each of which are represented by a unique node) that must be obtained to acquire Special Nuclear Material (SNM). Using various historical cases and open source expert opinion, the resources required to successfully obtain the goal of every node within the network was determined. A visual representation of the network was created within Microsoft Visio and uses Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) to analyze the network. This tool can be used to predict the most likely pathway(s) that a predefined organization would take in attempting to acquire SNM. The methodology uses the resources available to the organization, along with any of the nodes to which the organization may already have access, to determine which path the organization is most likely to attempt. Using this resource based decision model, various sample simulations were run to exercise the program. The results of these simulations were in accordance with what was expected for the resources allocated to the organization being modeled. The program was demonstrated to show that it was capable of taking many complex resources considerations into account and modeled them accurately.

Ford, David Grant

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An investigation of environmental and sustainability discourses associated with the substantive purposes of environmental assessment  

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This paper investigates the discursive construction of the substantive purposes of environmental assessment (EA). It addresses these purposes by exploring the complex and often multifaceted linkages between political factors and plural views of democracy, public participation, and the role of science that are embedded in environmental and sustainability discourses. The interaction between policy-making and public actors leads to the formulation of divergent and potentially competing rationales for public participation, and for social appraisal more generally. Participatory approaches have also given impetus to the development of several interpretations on the role of science in assessment procedures. Science is important in mediating public participation and the two are therefore reciprocally linked. This leads to discourses that become manifest in the construction of substantive purposes. Discourse analysis in EA is a relevant method for examining trends and patterns in sustainable development. It is argued that public participation is an important, if not decisive, variable in the articulation and civil legitimacy of certain purposes. A general proposition that results from this paper is that EA, although typically presented as an objective scientific tool, is an intrinsically normative process. Enhanced knowledge on the construction, and reconstruction over time, of substantive purposes is required if environmental and sustainability discourses are to be used and understood as meaningful analytical instruments to assess the socio-political implications of EA. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Substantive purposes related to environmental assessment may be best analyzed through discourse analysis. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Environmental and sustainability discourses are contingent on the level of participatory democracy and civic science. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Public participation is a decisive variable in the construction of the substantive purpose of environmental assessment.

Rozema, Jaap G., E-mail: j.rozema@uea.ac.uk [Science, Society and Sustainability Research Group, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia (UEA), Norwich, NR4 7TJ (United Kingdom); Bond, Alan J., E-mail: alan.bond@uea.ac.uk [Science, Society and Sustainability Research Group, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia (UEA), Norwich, NR4 7TJ (United Kingdom); Cashmore, Matthew, E-mail: cashmore@plan.aau.dk [Danish Centre for Environmental Assessment, Department of Development and Planning, Aalborg University, Fibigerstraede 13, 9220 Aalborg O (Denmark); Chilvers, Jason, E-mail: jason.chilvers@uea.ac.uk [Science, Society and Sustainability Research Group, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia (UEA), Norwich, NR4 7TJ (United Kingdom)

2012-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrogen Demand and Resource Assessment Tool | Open Energy Information  

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Hydrogen Demand and Resource Assessment Tool Hydrogen Demand and Resource Assessment Tool Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Hydrogen Demand and Resource Assessment Tool Agency/Company /Organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector: Energy Focus Area: Hydrogen, Transportation Topics: Technology characterizations Resource Type: Dataset, Software/modeling tools User Interface: Website Website: maps.nrel.gov/ Web Application Link: maps.nrel.gov/hydra Cost: Free Language: English References: http://maps.nrel.gov/hydra Logo: Hydrogen Demand and Resource Assessment Tool Use HyDRA to view, download, and analyze hydrogen data spatially and dynamically. HyDRA provides access to hydrogen demand, resource, infrastructure, cost, production, and distribution data. A user account is

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Demand Response Quick Assessment  

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Demand Response Quick Assessment Tool Demand Response Quick Assessment Tool Demand response quick assessment tool image The opportunities for demand reduction and cost savings with building demand responsive controls vary tremendously with building type and location. This assessment tool will predict the energy and demand savings, the economic savings, and the thermal comfort impact for various demand responsive strategies. Users of the tool will be asked to enter the basic building information such as types, square footage, building envelope, orientation, utility schedule, etc. The assessment tool will then use the prototypical simulation models to calculate the energy and demand reduction potential under certain demand responsive strategies, such as precooling, zonal temperature set up, and chilled water loop and air loop set points

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Sustainable Urban Development Priorities - Development of a Rapid...  

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Development Priorities - Development of a Rapid Assessment Tool for Urban Mobility in Cities with Data Scarcity Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Sustainable Urban...

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Tools for Assessing Building Energy Use in Industrial Plants  

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This presentation will cover a brief history of building energy measures savings potential for industrial plants and briefly characterize building energy measures and their savings identified over approximately the past 15 years in energy audits. The nature and extent of building energy assessment tools will then be profiled, and the beneficial use of an appropriate subset of these tools for assessing energy savings in buildings at industrial plants will be described. Possible future tools that may be useful will also be mentioned.

Martin, M.; MacDonald, M.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Policy Strategies and Paths to promote Sustainable Energy Systems - The dynamic Invert Simulation Tool  

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Schemes for sustainable energy systems”. InternationalPaths to promote Sustainable Energy Systems - The dynamicmoney - for promoting sustainable energy systems - be spent

Stadler, Michael; Kranzl, Lukas; Huber, Claus; Haas, Reinhard; Tsioliaridou, Elena

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Demonstration of Decision Support Tools for Sustainable Development - An Application on Alternative Fuels in the Greater Yellowstone-Teton Region  

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The Demonstration of Decision Support Tools for Sustainable Development project integrated the Bechtel/Nexant Industrial Materials Exchange Planner and the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory System Dynamic models, demonstrating their capabilities on alternative fuel applications in the Greater Yellowstone-Teton Park system. The combined model, called the Dynamic Industrial Material Exchange, was used on selected test cases in the Greater Yellow Teton Parks region to evaluate economic, environmental, and social implications of alternative fuel applications, and identifying primary and secondary industries. The test cases included looking at compressed natural gas applications in Teton National Park and Jackson, Wyoming, and studying ethanol use in Yellowstone National Park and gateway cities in Montana. With further development, the system could be used to assist decision-makers (local government, planners, vehicle purchasers, and fuel suppliers) in selecting alternative fuels, vehicles, and developing AF infrastructures. The system could become a regional AF market assessment tool that could help decision-makers understand the behavior of the AF market and conditions in which the market would grow. Based on this high level market assessment, investors and decision-makers would become more knowledgeable of the AF market opportunity before developing detailed plans and preparing financial analysis.

Shropshire, D.E.; Cobb, D.A.; Worhach, P.; Jacobson, J.J.; Berrett, S.

2000-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Tools by Subject -...  

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Sustainability A B E G K L S U Tool Applications Free Recently Updated Athena Model life cycle assessment, environment, building materials, buildings Free software. BEES...

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Application of a Multi-Criteria Decision Support Tool in Assessing the Feasibility of Implementing Treated Wastewater Reuse  

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Wastewater reuse is increasingly becoming an important component of water resources management in many countries. Planning of a sustainable wastewater reuse project involves multi-criteria that incorporate technical, economic, environmental and social ... Keywords: Decision Support Tool, Feasibility Assessment, Multi-Criteria Attributes, Wastewater Reuse

J.R. Adewumi, A.A. Ilemobade, J.E. van Zyl

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SECURITY ASSESSMENTS: TOOLS FOR MEASURING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SECURITY CONTROLS  

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SECURITY ASSESSMENTS: TOOLS FOR MEASURING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SECURITY CONTROLS Shirley Radack, Editor Computer Security Division Information Technology Laboratory National Institute of Standards and Technology The selection and implementation of security controls are critical decisions for protecting

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Towards sustainable settlement growth: A new multi-criteria assessment for implementing environmental targets into strategic urban planning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For nearly one decade, the German political and research-agenda has been to a large extent determined by the ongoing question of how to limit the expansion of settlement areas around cities in order to preserve natural resources, make settlement growth more sustainable and to strengthen the re-use of existing inner-urban areas (see a.o. Koetter et al. 2009a, 2010; Schetke et al. 2009, 2010b). What is already under discussion within the international literature are the recommendations of the German Council for Sustainability to quantitatively reduce the daily greenfield consumption from the current rate of over 100 ha per day to a rate of 30 ha per day in 2020 and to bring urban infill development up to a ratio of 3:1 with greenfield development (German Council for Sustainability, 2004).). This paper addresses the added value beyond those abstract political targets and presents an innovative, multi-criteria assessment (MCA) of greenfield and infill sites to evaluate their sustainability and resource efficiency. MCA development and its incorporation into a Decision Support System (DSS) were accomplished by utilising a stakeholder-driven approach. The resulting tool can be applied in preparing and revising land-use plans. The paper presents the concept and the development process of the MCA-DSS. Test runs with planners prove that the evaluation of potential housing sites using individually weighted environmental indicators helps to identify those strategies of housing development that accord most closely with sustainability goals. The tests further show that the development of greenfield sites generally exhibits less sustainability than that of infill sites. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer This paper presents an innovative, multi-criteria assessment (MCA) of greenfield and infill sites. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The MCA evaluates sustainability and resource efficiency of potential housing sites in a stakeholder-driven approach. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Test runs with planners identified prominent environmental indicators and assigned individual weights. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The resulting tool can be applied in preparing and revising land-use plans according to sustainable housing development. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Test runs also show that greenfield development generally exhibits less sustainability than infill development.

Schetke, Sophie, E-mail: schetke@uni-bonn.de [Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformation, Dept. of Urban Planning and Real Estate Management, University of Bonn, Nussallee 1, 53115 Bonn (Germany); Haase, Dagmar, E-mail: dagmar.haase@ufz.de [Humboldt University of Berlin, Department of Geography, Rudower Chaussee 16, 10099 Berlin, Germany, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Department of Computational Landscape Ecology, Permoserstr. 15, 04318 Leipzig (Germany); Koetter, Theo, E-mail: koetter@uni-bonn.de [Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformation, Dept. of Urban Planning and Real Estate Management, University of Bonn, Nussallee 1, 53115 Bonn (Germany)

2012-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Policy Strategies and Paths to promote Sustainable Energy Systems- The dynamic Invert Simulation Tool  

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The European Union has established a number of targetsregarding energy efficiency, Renewable Energy Sources (RES) and CO2reductions as the 'GREEN PAPER on Energy Efficiency', the Directive for'promotion of the use of bio-fuels or other renewable fuels fortransport' or 'Directive of the European Parliament of the Council on thepromotion of cogeneration based on a useful heat demand in the internalenergy market'. A lot of the according RES and RUE measures are notattractive for investors from an economic point of view. Thereforegovernmentsall over the world have to spend public money to promotethese technologies/measures to bring them into market. These expenditureshave to be adjusted to budget concerns and should be spent mostefficiently. Therefore, the spent money has to be dedicated totechnologies and efficiency measures with the best yield in CO2 reductionwithout wasting money. The core question: "How can public money - forpromoting sustainable energy systems - be spent most efficiently toreduce GHG-emissions?" has been well investigated by the European projectInvert. In course of this project a simulation tool has been designed toanswer this core question. This paper describes the modelling with theInvert simulation tool and shows the key features necessary forsimulating the energy system. A definition of 'Promotion SchemeEfficiency' is given which allows estimating the most cost effectivetechnologies and/or efficiency measures to reduce CO2 emissions.Investigations performed with the Invert simulation tool deliver anoptimum portfolio mix of technologies and efficiency measures for eachselected region. Within Invert seven European regions were simulated andfor the Austrian case study the detailed portfolio mix is shown andpolitical conclusions are derived.

Stadler, Michael; Kranzl, Lukas; Huber, Claus; Haas, Reinhard; Tsioliaridou, Elena

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainability  

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... Assessment (ESA). Improving energy efficiency is the quickest, cleanest and most profitable business opportunity. The combined ...

2012-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

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A Tool For Assessing Contamination Risk in Wellhead Protection Areas  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Facility siting and operation restrictions aimed at groundwater protection can potentially affect a wide range of industrial activities located in or near designated Wellhead Protection Areas (WHPAs). This study provides a simple tool -- EPRI's Health Standard Exceedance (HSE) index -- for assessing the potential groundwater contamination risk associated with organic compounds in a WHPA.

2000-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of the U.S. Department of Energy's Home Energy Scoring Tool  

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the U.S. the U.S. Department of Energy's Home Energy Scoring Tool David Roberts, Noel Merket, Ben Polly, Mike Heaney, Sean Casey, and Joseph Robertson National Renewable Energy Laboratory Technical Report NREL/TP-5500-54074 July 2012 NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. National Renewable Energy Laboratory 15013 Denver West Parkway Golden, Colorado 80401 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 Assessment of the U.S. Department of Energy's Home Energy Scoring Tool David Roberts, Noel Merket, Ben Polly, Mike Heaney, Sean Casey, and Joseph Robertson National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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Sustainable agricultural residue removal for bioenergy: A spatially comprehensive US national assessment  

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This study provides a spatially comprehensive assessment of sustainable agricultural residue removal potential across the United States for bioenergy production. Earlier assessments determining the quantity of agricultural residue that could be sustainably removed for bioenergy production at the regional and national scale faced a number of computational limitations. These limitations included the number of environmental factors, the number of land management scenarios, and the spatial fidelity and spatial extent of the assessment. This study utilizes integrated multi-factor environmental process modeling and high fidelity land use datasets to perform the sustainable agricultural residue removal assessment. Soil type represents the base spatial unit for this study and is modeled using a national soil survey database at the 10–100 m scale. Current crop rotation practices are identified by processing land cover data available from the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service Cropland Data Layer database. Land management and residue removal scenarios are identified for each unique crop rotation and crop management zone. Estimates of county averages and state totals of sustainably available agricultural residues are provided. The results of the assessment show that in 2011 over 150 million metric tons of agricultural residues could have been sustainably removed across the United States. Projecting crop yields and land management practices to 2030, the assessment determines that over 207 million metric tons of agricultural residues will be able to be sustainably removed for bioenergy production at that time. This biomass resource has the potential for producing over 68 billion liters of cellulosic biofuels.

Muth, David J. [Idaho National Laboratory; Bryden, Kenneth Mark [Ames L; Nelson, R. G. [Kansas State University

2012-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Workforce Retention Accomplishments Presentation - Sustainability Assessment of Workforce Well-Being and Mission Readiness  

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Sustainability Assessment of Workforce Sustainability Assessment of Workforce Well-Being and Mission Readiness Jodi M. Jacobson, Ph.D., University of Maryland 2 Illness and Injury Lost Work Time Generational Divide Recruitment & Retention Competition Retirement & Aging Workforce Health & Well-Being Stress Depression & Anxiety Budget Cuts Technology Talent Management Work/Life Balance Safety Accountability Security Leadership Development Workforce Sustainability Chronic Health Conditions Globalization Critical Skills Shortage Job Skill Re-Alignment Job Transitioning Healthcare Costs YOU ARE NOT ALONE! 3 Indirect Costs ïŹ "You can"t manage what you can"t measure" (Dr. Ron Goetzel, Director, Institute for Health & Productivity Studies, Cornell University)

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SOUTHEAST WASHINGTON SUBBASIN PLANNING ECOREGION WILDLIFE ASSESSMENT 208 Appendix A: Assessment Tools  

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to a maximum of about 2,000 ft (610 m) in much of northern Washington and 3,500 ft (1,067 m) in central OregonSOUTHEAST WASHINGTON SUBBASIN PLANNING ECOREGION WILDLIFE ASSESSMENT 208 Appendix A: Assessment Tools #12;SOUTHEAST WASHINGTON SUBBASIN PLANNING ECOREGION WILDLIFE ASSESSMENT A-1 Interactive

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DRAFT SOUTHEAST WASHINGTON SUBBASIN PLANNING ECOREGION WILDLIFE ASSESSMENT 208 Appendix A: Assessment Tools  

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Washington and 3,500 ft (1,067 m) in central Oregon. Soils and geology are very diverse. Topography rangesDRAFT SOUTHEAST WASHINGTON SUBBASIN PLANNING ECOREGION WILDLIFE ASSESSMENT 208 Appendix A: Assessment Tools #12;DRAFT SOUTHEAST WASHINGTON SUBBASIN PLANNING ECOREGION WILDLIFE ASSESSMENT A-1

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Sustainability of products.  

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???Sustainability is a hot topic for years and sustainability assessment has been generally used as an approach to assess the level of sustainability. For the… (more)

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2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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International physical protection self-assessment tool for chemical facilities.  

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This report is the final report for Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Project No.130746, International Physical Protection Self-Assessment Tool for Chemical Facilities. The goal of the project was to develop an exportable, low-cost, computer-based risk assessment tool for small to medium size chemical facilities. The tool would assist facilities in improving their physical protection posture, while protecting their proprietary information. In FY2009, the project team proposed a comprehensive evaluation of safety and security regulations in the target geographical area, Southeast Asia. This approach was later modified and the team worked instead on developing a methodology for identifying potential targets at chemical facilities. Milestones proposed for FY2010 included characterizing the international/regional regulatory framework, finalizing the target identification and consequence analysis methodology, and developing, reviewing, and piloting the software tool. The project team accomplished the initial goal of developing potential target categories for chemical facilities; however, the additional milestones proposed for FY2010 were not pursued and the LDRD funding therefore was redirected.

Tewell, Craig R.; Burdick, Brent A.; Stiles, Linda L.; Lindgren, Eric Richard

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Framework and indicators for a sustainable manufacturing mapping methodology  

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Increasing numbers of companies in the manufacturing industry have identified market potential for implementing sustainable and green manufacturing. Yet, current sustainability assessment tools for companies are complicated, requiring vast amounts of ...

Marja Paju; Juhani Heilala; Markku Hentula; Antti Heikkilä; Björn Johansson; Swee Leong; Kevin Lyons

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Re-evaluating Sustainability Assessment: Aligning the vision and the practice  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Sustainable Development is the core goal of the expanding field of Sustainability Assessment (SA). However, we find that three key areas of debate in relation to SA practice in England and Western Australia can be classified as policy controversies. Through literature review and analysis of documentary evidence we consider the problem of reductionism (breaking down complex processes to simple terms or component parts) as opposed to holism (considering systems as wholes); the issue of contested understandings of the meaning of sustainability (and of the purpose of SA); and the definition of 'inter-generational' in the context of sustainable development and how this is reflected in the timescales considered in SA. We argue that SA practice is based on particular framings of the policy controversies and that the critical role of SA in facilitating deliberation over these controversies needs to be recognised if there is to be a move towards a new deliberative sustainability discourse which can accommodate these different framings.

Bond, Alan J., E-mail: alan.bond@uea.ac.u [School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, NR4 7TJ (United Kingdom); Morrison-Saunders, Angus, E-mail: a.morrison-saunders@murdoch.edu.a [School of Environmental Science, Murdoch University, South St, Murdoch WA 6150 (Australia)

2011-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Appraising the sustainability of project alternatives: An increasing role for cumulative effects assessment  

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Evaluating and comparing development alternatives with regard to sustainability is an important goal for comprehensive project appraisal. In the United States, this component has been largely missing from standard environmental impact assessment practice. Cumulative effects assessment provides a way to appraise the sustainability of project alternatives in terms of their probable contributions to long-term trends affecting the condition of valued environmental components. Sustainability metrics and predictors are being developed as criteria for rating systems and evaluation processes that are applied to community planning, building design, and transportation infrastructure. Increasing interest in adaptive management is also providing cost-effective solutions to optimizing safety and function throughout the long-term operation of a facility or infrastructure. Recent federal legislation is making it easier to integrate sustainability features into development alternatives through early, community-based planning.

Senner, Robert, E-mail: robin.senner@ch2m.com

2011-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Community Assessment Tool for Public Health Emergencies Including Pandemic Influenza  

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The Community Assessment Tool (CAT) for Public Health Emergencies Including Pandemic Influenza (hereafter referred to as the CAT) was developed as a result of feedback received from several communities. These communities participated in workshops focused on influenza pandemic planning and response. The 2008 through 2011 workshops were sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Feedback during those workshops indicated the need for a tool that a community can use to assess its readiness for a disaster - readiness from a total healthcare perspective, not just hospitals, but the whole healthcare system. The CAT intends to do just that - help strengthen existing preparedness plans by allowing the healthcare system and other agencies to work together during an influenza pandemic. It helps reveal each core agency partners (sectors) capabilities and resources, and highlights cases of the same vendors being used for resource supplies (e.g., personal protective equipment [PPE] and oxygen) by the partners (e.g., public health departments, clinics, or hospitals). The CAT also addresses gaps in the community's capabilities or potential shortages in resources. This tool has been reviewed by a variety of key subject matter experts from federal, state, and local agencies and organizations. It also has been piloted with various communities that consist of different population sizes, to include large urban to small rural communities.

ORAU's Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education (HCTT-CHE)

2011-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Community Assessment Tool for Public Health Emergencies Including Pandemic Influenza  

SciTech Connect

The Community Assessment Tool (CAT) for Public Health Emergencies Including Pandemic Influenza (hereafter referred to as the CAT) was developed as a result of feedback received from several communities. These communities participated in workshops focused on influenza pandemic planning and response. The 2008 through 2011 workshops were sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Feedback during those workshops indicated the need for a tool that a community can use to assess its readiness for a disaster - readiness from a total healthcare perspective, not just hospitals, but the whole healthcare system. The CAT intends to do just that - help strengthen existing preparedness plans by allowing the healthcare system and other agencies to work together during an influenza pandemic. It helps reveal each core agency partners (sectors) capabilities and resources, and highlights cases of the same vendors being used for resource supplies (e.g., personal protective equipment [PPE] and oxygen) by the partners (e.g., public health departments, clinics, or hospitals). The CAT also addresses gaps in the community's capabilities or potential shortages in resources. This tool has been reviewed by a variety of key subject matter experts from federal, state, and local agencies and organizations. It also has been piloted with various communities that consist of different population sizes, to include large urban to small rural communities.

ORAU' s Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education (HCTT-CHE)

2011-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Ecological sustainability of energy cane as a biofuel feedstock Assess the ecological sustainability of deploying energy cane on land previously used for  

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Ecological sustainability of energy cane as a biofuel feedstock Objective Assess the ecological to the ecological sustainability of the wide-scale deployment of biofuel feedstocks. Key among these issues are how replacing current land use with biofuel feedstocks will affect the fluxes of greenhouse gases (CO2, CH4, N20

DeLucia, Evan H.

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D&D and Risk Assessment Tools  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Page 1 of 2 Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Tennessee Washington D&D and Risk Assessment Tools Challenge The Department of Energy has numerous facilities which require deactivation and decommissioning (D&D). While carrying out the D&D of these facilities various health, safety and environmental requirements must be met. The challenge addressed in this study is to develop tools to assist the D&D workforce to be in compliance with the requirements, to efficiently and effectively manage risk from health and safety concerns, to promote safety in D&D activities, and to provide computer-based models to people doing the work. The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) each undertook a portion of the

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Community Assessment Tool for Public Health Emergencies Including Pandemic Influenza  

SciTech Connect

The Community Assessment Tool (CAT) for Public Health Emergencies Including Pandemic Influenza (hereafter referred to as the CAT) was developed as a result of feedback received from several communities. These communities participated in workshops focused on influenza pandemic planning and response. The 2008 through 2011 workshops were sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Feedback during those workshops indicated the need for a tool that a community can use to assess its readiness for a disaster—readiness from a total healthcare perspective, not just hospitals, but the whole healthcare system. The CAT intends to do just that—help strengthen existing preparedness plans by allowing the healthcare system and other agencies to work together during an influenza pandemic. It helps reveal each core agency partners' (sectors) capabilities and resources, and highlights cases of the same vendors being used for resource supplies (e.g., personal protective equipment [PPE] and oxygen) by the partners (e.g., public health departments, clinics, or hospitals). The CAT also addresses gaps in the community's capabilities or potential shortages in resources. While the purpose of the CAT is to further prepare the community for an influenza pandemic, its framework is an extension of the traditional all-hazards approach to planning and preparedness. As such, the information gathered by the tool is useful in preparation for most widespread public health emergencies. This tool is primarily intended for use by those involved in healthcare emergency preparedness (e.g., community planners, community disaster preparedness coordinators, 9-1-1 directors, hospital emergency preparedness coordinators). It is divided into sections based on the core agency partners, which may be involved in the community's influenza pandemic influenza response.

HCTT-CHE

2011-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Community Assessment Tool for Public Health Emergencies Including Pandemic Influenza  

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The Community Assessment Tool (CAT) for Public Health Emergencies Including Pandemic Influenza (hereafter referred to as the CAT) was developed as a result of feedback received from several communities. These communities participated in workshops focused on influenza pandemic planning and response. The 2008 through 2011 workshops were sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Feedback during those workshops indicated the need for a tool that a community can use to assess its readiness for a disaster—readiness from a total healthcare perspective, not just hospitals, but the whole healthcare system. The CAT intends to do just that—help strengthen existing preparedness plans by allowing the healthcare system and other agencies to work together during an influenza pandemic. It helps reveal each core agency partners' (sectors) capabilities and resources, and highlights cases of the same vendors being used for resource supplies (e.g., personal protective equipment [PPE] and oxygen) by the partners (e.g., public health departments, clinics, or hospitals). The CAT also addresses gaps in the community's capabilities or potential shortages in resources. While the purpose of the CAT is to further prepare the community for an influenza pandemic, its framework is an extension of the traditional all-hazards approach to planning and preparedness. As such, the information gathered by the tool is useful in preparation for most widespread public health emergencies. This tool is primarily intended for use by those involved in healthcare emergency preparedness (e.g., community planners, community disaster preparedness coordinators, 9-1-1 directors, hospital emergency preparedness coordinators). It is divided into sections based on the core agency partners, which may be involved in the community's influenza pandemic influenza response.

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2011-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Field Assessment of Energy Audit Tools for Retrofit Programs  

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This project focused on the use of home energy ratings as a tool to promote energy retrofits in existing homes. A home energy rating provides a quantitative appraisal of a home's asset performance, usually compared to a benchmark such as the average energy use of similar homes in the same region. Home rating systems can help motivate homeowners in several ways. Ratings can clearly communicate a home's achievable energy efficiency potential, provide a quantitative assessment of energy savings after retrofits are completed, and show homeowners how they rate compared to their neighbors, thus creating an incentive to conform to a social standard. An important consideration is how rating tools for the retrofit market will integrate with existing home energy service programs. For residential programs that target energy savings only, home visits should be focused on key efficiency measures for that home. In order to gain wide adoption, a rating tool must be easily integrated into the field process, demonstrate consistency and reasonable accuracy to earn the trust of home energy technicians, and have a low monetary cost and time hurdle for homeowners. Along with the Home Energy Score, this project also evaluated the energy modeling performance of SIMPLE and REM/Rate.

Edwards, J.; Bohac, D.; Nelson, C.; Smith, I.

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Field Assessment of Energy Audit Tools for Retrofit Programs  

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This project focused on the use of home energy ratings as a tool to promote energy retrofits in existing homes. A home energy rating provides a quantitative appraisal of a home's asset performance, usually compared to a benchmark such as the average energy use of similar homes in the same region. Home rating systems can help motivate homeowners in several ways. Ratings can clearly communicate a home's achievable energy efficiency potential, provide a quantitative assessment of energy savings after retrofits are completed, and show homeowners how they rate compared to their neighbors, thus creating an incentive to conform to a social standard. An important consideration is how rating tools for the retrofit market will integrate with existing home energy service programs. For residential programs that target energy savings only, home visits should be focused on key efficiency measures for that home. In order to gain wide adoption, a rating tool must be easily integrated into the field process, demonstrate consistency and reasonable accuracy to earn the trust of home energy technicians, and have a low monetary cost and time hurdle for homeowners. Along with the Home Energy Score, this project also evaluated the energy modeling performance of SIMPLE and REM/Rate.

Edwards, J.; Bohac, D.; Nelson, C.; Smith, I.

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Tools by Subject - Whole Building  

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Sustainability Sustainability A B E G K L S U Tool Applications Free Recently Updated Athena Model life cycle assessment, environment, building materials, buildings Free software. BEES environmental performance, green buildings, life cycle assessment, life cycle costing, sustainable development Free software. Software has been updated. Building Greenhouse Rating operational energy, greenhouse performance, national benchmark Free software. Building Performance Compass Commercial Buildings, Multi-family Residence, Benchmarking, Energy Tracking, Improvement Tracking, Weather Normalization BuildingAdvice Whole building analysis, energy simulation, renewable energy, retrofit analysis, sustainability/green buildings Software has been updated. ECO-BAT environmental performance, life cycle assessment, sustainable development Software has been updated.

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A Bayesian network approach for assessing the sustainability of coastal lakes in New South Wales, Australia  

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Coastal lakes are ecosystems of significant value generating many ecological, social and economic benefits. Increasing demands resulting from urban development and other human activities within coastal lake catchments have the potential to result in ... Keywords: Bayesian network, Coastal lakes, Decision support, Environmental management, Integrated assessment, Pathogens, Sustainability

Jenifer L. Ticehurst; Lachlan T. H. Newham; David Rissik; Rebecca A. Letcher; Anthony J. Jakeman

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation-based utility assessment of real-time information for sustainable mining operations  

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In capital intensive industries such as coalmines, real-time information is useful to run their operations within sustainable limits, and to enable early detection and response to deviations from those limits. The goal of this research is to assess the ...

Sai Srinivas Nageshwaraniyer; Chao Meng; Young-Jun Son; Sean Dessureault

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Developing an Integrated Model Framework for the Assessment of Sustainable Agricultural Residue Removal Limits for Bioenergy Systems  

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Agricultural residues have significant potential as a feedstock for bioenergy production, but removing these residues can have negative impacts on soil health. Models and datasets that can support decisions about sustainable agricultural residue removal are available; however, no tools currently exist capable of simultaneously addressing all environmental factors that can limit availability of residue. The VE-Suite model integration framework has been used to couple a set of environmental process models to support agricultural residue removal decisions. The RUSLE2, WEPS, and Soil Conditioning Index models have been integrated. A disparate set of databases providing the soils, climate, and management practice data required to run these models have also been integrated. The integrated system has been demonstrated for two example cases. First, an assessment using high spatial fidelity crop yield data has been run for a single farm. This analysis shows the significant variance in sustainably accessible residue across a single farm and crop year. A second example is an aggregate assessment of agricultural residues available in the state of Iowa. This implementation of the integrated systems model demonstrates the capability to run a vast range of scenarios required to represent a large geographic region.

David Muth, Jr.; Jared Abodeely; Richard Nelson; Douglas McCorkle; Joshua Koch; Kenneth Bryden

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable NREL: Laboratory Life Cycle Assessment of Environmental Footprint  

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has used life cycle assessment to create a carbon dioxide (CO2) environmental footprint. Transportation, water, natural gas and electricity, and solid waste disposal are the major CO2 emission contributors at the Laboratory. In FY 2003 (October 2002-September 2003), these categories yielded a total of 29 million kg CO2 -equivalent. The major components were electricity, 22.3 million kg CO2-equivalent.; and natural gas, 3.275 million kg CO2 (these yield 77% and 11%, respectively, to the CO2 footprint). Other contributors were domestic air travel and commuter travel, both of which came in at 5%, and international air travel at 2%. Solid waste disposal, water, and fleet vehicle emissions were negligible in relation to the other components. NREL is enacting several measures to reduce emissions at the front end of the material life cycle. Green purchasing, reducing water use, reducing the need for travel, and purchasing alternative fuel fleet vehicles are all ways to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions. In addition, recycling helps reduce CO2 emissions in the final stage of the waste disposal life cycle. The large area of interest is obviously the electricity and natural gas consumed at the Laboratory. The Laboratory has implemented almost all life cycle cost effective energy efficiency measures and all new construction is state of the practice. The Laboratory continues to examine ways of simultaneously reducing energy use and maintaining the integrity of its research and development activities.

Huffnagle, S.; Westby, R.

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tool for Rapid Assessment of City Energy (TRACE) | Open Energy Information  

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Tool for Rapid Assessment of City Energy (TRACE) Tool for Rapid Assessment of City Energy (TRACE) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Tool for Rapid Assessment of City Energy (TRACE) Agency/Company /Organization: Energy Sector Management Assistance Program of the World Bank Sector: Climate Focus Area: Renewable Energy, Buildings, Energy Efficiency Topics: Low emission development planning, Pathways analysis Resource Type: Training materials, Software/modeling tools User Interface: Website Website: esmap.org/esmap/TRACE Cost: Free Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/tool-rapid-assessment-city-energy-tra Language: English Policies: Deployment Programs DeploymentPrograms: Technical Assistance References: TRACE[1] This tool offers cities a quick and easy way to assess their energy

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LPAT: An interactive simulation tool for assessing the lightning performance of Hellenic high voltage transmission lines  

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The paper presents the Lightning Performance Assessment Tool (LPAT), an interactive simulation tool which assesses the lightning performance of high voltage transmission lines. The LPAT design was based on a recently published methodology that has been ... Keywords: Lightning performance, Optical transient density, Overhead transmission lines, Simulation, Software tool, User interface

P. Karampelas; L. Ekonomou; S. Panetsos; G. E. Chatzarakis

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Identifying Steam Opportunity "Impact" Inputs for the Steam System Assessment Tool (SSAT)  

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The U.S. DOE BestPractices Steam "Steam System Assessment Tool" (SSAT) is a powerful tool for quantifying potential steam improvement opportunities in steam systems. However, all assessment tools are only as good as the validity of the modeling inputs.

Harrell, G.; Jendrucko, R.; Wright, A.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimizing Feedstock Logistics and Assessment of Hydrologic Impacts for Sustainable Bio-Energy Production  

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Rising world petroleum prices and global warming are contributing to interest in renewable energy sources, including energy produced from agricultural crops and waste sources of biomass. A network of small mobile pyrolysis units may be the most cost effective system to convert biomass from agricultural feedstocks to bio-crude oil. Mobile pyrolysis units could be moved to the feedstock production fields thereby greatly simplifying feedstock logistics. In the North Central (NC) region of the U.S., possible feedstocks are corn stover, energy sorghum, and switchgrass. A grid-based Geographic Information System (GIS) program was developed to identify optimum locations for mobile pyrolysis units based on feedstock availability in the NC region. Model builder was used to automate the GIS analysis. Network analysis was used to find the best route to move the mobile pyrolysis units to new locations and to identify the closest refinery to transport the bio-crude oil. To produce bioenergy from feedstocks, the removal of biomass from agricultural fields will impact the hydrology and sediment transport in rural watersheds. Therefore, the hydrologic effects of removing corn stover from corn production fields in Illinois (IL) were evaluated using the Soil Water Assessment Tool (SWAT). The SWAT model was calibrated and validated for streamflow and sediment yields in the Spoon River basin in IL using observed data from the USGS. The modeling results indicated that as residue removal rates increased, evapotranspiration (ET) and sediment yields increased, while streamflows decreased. Biochar is a carbon-based byproduct of pyrolysis. To ensure that the mobile pyrolysis system is economically and environmental sustainable, the biochar must be land applied to the feedstock production fields as a soil amendment. An assessment of hydrologic changes due to the land application of biochar was made using the SWAT model in the Spoon River basin and changes in soil properties due to incorporation of biochar into the soil obtained from laboratory experiments by Cook et al. (2012). Model simulations indicated that a biochar application rate of 128 Mg/ha decreased water yield, and sediment yield in surface runoff and increased soil moisture and ET.

Ha, Mi-Ae 1979-

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of life cycle impact assessment tools in the case of biofuels  

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Numerous Life Cycle Impact Assessment (LCIA) tools exist, each with different methodologies. These tools often provide different results, thus making it difficult for the LCA practitioner to determine which results yield the best or most likely estimate ...

Amy E. Landis; Thomas L. Theis

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fukushima Radiological Assessment Tool: Benchmarking Radiological Assessment and Dose Models using Fukushima Dataset  

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The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) is developing the Fukushima Radiological Assessment Tool (FRAT), a comprehensive database and software application for accessing, analyzing, and interpreting data related to radiological releases from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (NPP). This report documents the development of the FRAT to support the benchmarking of emergency response and dose modeling codes used by nuclear power plants, using radiological data from the Fukushima ...

2013-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable Urban Development Priorities - Development of a Rapid  

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Sustainable Urban Development Priorities - Development of a Rapid Sustainable Urban Development Priorities - Development of a Rapid Assessment Tool for Urban Mobility in Cities with Data Scarcity Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Sustainable Urban Development Priorities - Development of a Rapid Assessment Tool for Urban Mobility in Cities with Data Scarcity Agency/Company /Organization: Clean Air Asia, The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) Partner: UN Habitat Sector: Land Focus Area: Greenhouse Gas, People and Policy, Transportation Topics: Background analysis, Baseline projection, Co-benefits assessment, - Environmental and Biodiversity, GHG inventory, Low emission development planning, -LEDS, Policies/deployment programs Website: cleanairinitiative.org/portal/node/7870

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Using Data-Focused Tools to Assess Lower Vehicle Energy Use (Presentation)  

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This presentation, 'Using Data-Focused Tools to Assess Lower Vehicle Energy Use,' was presented at the Green Truck Summit 2013; March 5, 2013, Indianapolis, IN.

Walkowicz, K.

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Indicators for assessing socioeconomic sustainability of bioenergy systems: A short list of practical measures.  

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Indicators are needed to assess both socioeconomic and environmental sustainability of bioenergy systems. Effective indicators can help to identify and quantify the sustainability attributes of bioenergy options. We identify 16 socioeconomic indicators that fall into the categories of social well-being, energy security, trade, profitability, resource conservation, and social acceptability. The suite of indicators is predicated on the existence of basic institutional frameworks to provide governance, legal, regulatory and enforcement services. Indicators were selected to be practical, sensitive to stresses, unambiguous, anticipatory, predictive, calibrated with known variability, and sufficient when considered collectively. The utility of each indicator, methods for its measurement, and applications appropriate for the context of particular bioenergy systems are described along with future research needs. Together, this suite of indicators is hypothesized to reflect major socioeconomic effects of the full supply chain for bioenergy, including feedstock production and logistics, conversion to biofuels, biofuel logistics and biofuel end uses. Ten of those 16 indicators are proposed to be the minimum list of practical measures of socioeconomic aspects of bioenergy sustainability. Coupled with locally-prioritized environmental indicators, we propose that these socioeconomic indicators can provide a basis to quantify and evaluate sustainability of bioenergy systems across many regions in which they will be deployed.

Davis, Maggie R [ORNL; Downing, Mark [ORNL; Dale, Virginia H [ORNL; Efroymson, Rebecca Ann [ORNL; Hilliard, Michael R [ORNL; Kline, Keith L [ORNL; Langholtz, Matthew H [ORNL; Leiby, Paul Newsome [ORNL; Oladosu, Gbadebo A [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Macromodel for Assessing...  

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Tools by Country Australia Austria Belarus Belgium Brazil Canada Chile China Czech Republic Denmark Finland France Germany India Ireland Israel Italy Japan Netherlands New Zealand...

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Tool Helps Utilities Assess Readiness for Electric Vehicle Charging...  

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rates for transformers when PEVs are added to existing building loads. With the NREL tool, users define simulation parameters by inputting vehicle trip and weather data;...

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CDM-PAT: a decision support tool for the pre-assessment of CDM projects  

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One of the major problems in selecting attractive Clean development mechanism (CDM) projects is the assessment of the potential projects regarding several eligibility criteria set by the CDM modalities and procedures as well as the assessment ... Keywords: DSS, clean development mechanism, energy decision support systems, energy efficiency, energy technology, pre-assessment, pre-evaluation, project proposals, renewable energy sources, sustainable development, web-based project assessment

Alexandros Flamos; Haris Doukas; Konstantinos D. Patlitzianas; John Psarras

2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CAT-SOOP : a tool for automatic collection and assessment of homework exercises  

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CAT-SOOP is a tool which allows for automatic collection and assessment of various types of homework exercises. CAT-SOOP is capable of assessing a variety of exercises, including symbolic math and computer programs written ...

Hartz, Adam J. (Adam John)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Demand Response Screening Assessment Tool Version 1.0  

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The Demand Response Screeing Tool for Distribution Planners identifies opportunities for using demand response as a distribution resource. It serves as a screening tool to assist distribution planners to ascertain situations where demand response may be a cost45effective alternative to making distribution system asset investments. WindowsXP, Excel (MS Office 2003)

2010-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of Sediment Toxicity Using a Suite of Assessment Tools  

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Accurate characterization of risk of adverse ecological effects related to contaminated sediment presents a particularly difficult challenge. A series of studies has been conducted to investigate the utility of various tools for assessment of sediment toxicity. The goal of this research was to provide information which could help increase the accuracy with which predictions of toxicity could be made at hazardous sites. A calibration study was conducted using model PAHs, PCBs, a binary PAH mixture and a coal-tar mixture. This study was a collaborative effort among five university-based Superfund Research Programs (SRPs). Each program, with the help of funding through the NIEHS Superfund Research Program, has developed a chemical-class specific assay to estimate toxicity of contaminants in sediment. This suite of bioassays expands the range of data typically obtained through the use of standard aquatic toxicity assays. A series of caged in situ exposure studies has been conducted using juvenile Chinook salmon and Pacific staghorn sculpin in the Lower Duwamish Waterway. The study aimed to investigate the utility of selected biomarkers in evaluating the relationship between contaminants present in environmental samples and response in receptors following an in situ caged exposure. Results found that DNA adducts detected in exposed fish were significantly higher than controls in 2004 and 2006, and DNA adducts appear to be a reliable indicator of exposure, although no dose-response relationship was present. Western blot analysis of CYP1A1 was not indicative of exposure levels. The final study conducted was concerned with evaluating the utility of using solid phase microextraction (SPME) fibers in situ to evaluate contaminated sediment. Levels of PAHs and PCBs in sediment often exceeded sediment quality guidelines; however, results from aquatic toxicity bioassays using Hyalella azteca were mostly negative, thus levels of contaminants detected on SPME fibers could not be associated with adverse effects in Hyalella. However, regression analysis of total PAHs present in sediment and levels of PAHs detected in porewater SPME fiber samplers, which were placed 5 cm into the sediment for 30 days, revealed a strongly correlated linear relationship (R2 = .779). Normalization of the sediment data to total organic carbon was performed to determine if the trend would remain present, and the linear relationship was again confirmed (R2 =.709).

Kelley, Matthew A

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated Substation Equipment Risk and Performance Assessment Tool for Asset Management and Smart Grid Implementation  

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Risk assessment and risk management are key elements in any well-developed asset management plan, and an increasing number of utility managers are devoting resources to improving their ability to understand and make risk-based decisions. Consequently, there is growing interest in the tools and methodologies required to better assess equipment performance and risk and provide quantitative information to drive asset management decision processes. In addition, risk and performance assessment tools can be in...

2009-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Purposes, paradigms and pressure groups: Accountability and sustainability in EU environmental assessment, 1985-2010  

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Twenty five years since the introduction of the European Union (EU) environmental impact assessment (EIA) Directive in 1985 this paper reflects on the extent to which environmental assessment (EA) processes, over the course of their evolution over the last 25 years in the EU, have provided a platform for enhancing accountability and sustainability. Surprisingly-in the context of legal mandates for EA-there is little reference in the EA literature explicitly to the literature on accountability and the role EA may play in this increasingly important aspect of governance. The paper explores EA implementation principally from an environmentalist perspective and particularly the way in which NGOs and other advocates for the environment in the UK and EU have used the EA legislation as a lever for increasing democratic, corporate and professional accountability of proponents and decision-makers alike. From an a historical analysis, including two historical EIA case studies and two contemporary SEA case studies, it becomes clear that EA has had an important role to play-at the legislative level in providing the requirements for accountability, and at the implementation level as the lever that can be used to hold individuals, organisations and authorities to account for their actions. The relationship with the shift to sustainability is a close one, since sustainable development demands greater public involvement in decision-making and greater accountability of executive decisions to the public. The lessons from this analysis allow the development of a nascent policy-oriented theory regarding EA's role in accountability, which provides a framework for a distinctive new area of EA research and policy analysis. Moreover, an accountability perspective on EA could help re-frame EA for policy makers from being purely an informational and procedural instrument to one which promotes better accountability and sustainability simultaneously. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Little attention in the literature to environmental assessment (EA) and accountability. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Evolution of EA in the EU influenced by shifting policy paradigms and demands for accountability. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer EIA and SEA, as formal procedures, can provide platforms for accountability. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Four case studies illustrate how NGOs and others have used EA to further accountability. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer A policy-oriented theory provides a basis for considering future evolution of EA in the EU.

Sheate, William R., E-mail: w.sheate@imperial.ac.uk

2012-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Conceptualizing learning for sustainability through environmental assessment: critical reflections on 15 years of research  

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Numerous scholars are now directing their attention to the education and learning implications of participatory resource and environmental governance because of the potential implications of these for generating the social mobilization necessary to achieve sustainability trajectories. Our work, and that of other researchers, establishes that public participation in environmental assessment (EA) provides fertile ground for considering the intricacies of governance as they relate to participation, and for examining the education and learning implications of participation. Since EA law requires in many cases that public voices be part of the decision process, it has resulted in the creation of fascinating, state-sanctioned, deliberative spaces for civic interactions. Our purpose here is to share, and build upon, a framework that conceptualizes the relationships among participation, education, learning and sustainability in an EA context. We do so by considering findings from studies we have undertaken on participation in EA in Canada since the early 90's. Our approach was interactive and collaborative. We each considered in detail the key results of our earlier work as they relate to education, learning and EA process design. The findings illuminate aspects of the conceptual framework for which there is considerable empirical evidence, such as the link between meaningful participation and critical education and the diversity of individual learning outcomes associated with public participation in EA. The findings also highlight those parts of the framework for which the empirical evidence is relatively sparse, such as the range of possible social learning outcomes, their congruence with sustainability criteria, and the roles of monitoring and cumulative and strategic assessments in shaping EA into an adaptive, learning system.

Sinclair, A. John [Natural Resources Institute, University of Manitoba, Sinnott Building, 70 Dysart Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2N2 (Canada)], E-mail: jsincla@ms.umanitoba.ca; Diduck, Alan [Environmental Studies Program, University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 2E9 (Canada)], E-mail: a.diduck@uwinnipeg.ca; Fitzpatrick, Patricia [Department of Geography, University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 2E9 (Canada)], E-mail: p.fitzpatrick@uwinnipeg.ca

2008-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis and Selection of Analytical Tools to Assess National-Interest  

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Analysis and Selection of Analytical Tools to Assess Analysis and Selection of Analytical Tools to Assess National-Interest Transmission Bottlenecks Final Report Analysis and Selection of Analytical Tools to Assess National-Interest Transmission Bottlenecks Final Report This work described in this report was coordinated by the Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Electric Transmission and Distribution under Contract No. DE AC03-76SF00098. Analysis and Selection of Analytical Tools to Assess National-Interest Transmission Bottlenecks Final Report More Documents & Publications THE VALUE OF ECONOMIC DISPATCH A REPORT TO CONGRESS PURSUANT TO SECTION 1234 OF THE ENERGY POLICY ACT OF 2005 2006 National Electric Transmission Congestion Study and Related Materials

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Government Lean Enterprise Self-Assessment Tool (Government LESAT) 1.0  

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This Lean Aerospace Initiative (LAI) product utilizes elements of the Enterprise Transition To Lean (TTL) Roadmap and the Lean Enterprise Self-Assessment Tool (LESAT Version 1.0) to provide a structure and implementation ...

Lean Advancement Initiative

2005-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Using Data-Focused Tools to Assess Lower Vehicle Energy Use (Presentation)  

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This presentation, 'Using Data-Focused Tools to Assess Lower Vehicle Energy Use,' was presented at the Green Truck Summit 2013; March 5, 2013, Indianapolis, IN.

Walkowicz, K.

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Macromodel for Assessing  

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Macromodel for Assessing Residential Concentrations of Combustion Generated Macromodel for Assessing Residential Concentrations of Combustion Generated Pollutants Simulation model of indoor air pollution concentration distributions for defined residential housing stocks; simulates indoor air pollution concentration distributions based on presence of indoor sources, local meteorology, and energy parameters such as house volume, insulation level, infiltration rate, and space/water heating efficiencies. Keywords indoor air quality, research Validation/Testing N/A Expertise Required Extensive knowledge of FORTRAN and mainframe computers. Users 1 (LBNL Indoor Environment Program); still under development. Audience Professionals involved in Indoor air quality, modeling, environmental health, exposure assessment. Input Detailed description of housing stock to be modeled; major input parameters

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First responder information flow simulation: a tool for technology assessment  

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New information technology is becoming available for first responders at a rapid rate. Often this new technology comes with not only new capabilities but also a high price tag. Policy makers and emergency managers need a way to assess which portfolio ...

C. Donald Robinson; Donald E. Brown

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Soil bioassays as tools for sludge compost quality assessment  

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Composting is a waste management technology that is becoming more widespread as a response to the increasing production of sewage sludge and the pressure for its reuse in soil. In this study, different bioassays (plant germination, earthworm survival, biomass and reproduction, and collembolan survival and reproduction) were assessed for their usefulness in the compost quality assessment. Compost samples, from two different composting plants, were taken along the composting process, which were characterized and submitted to bioassays (plant germination and collembolan and earthworm performance). Results from our study indicate that the noxious effects of some of the compost samples observed in bioassays are related to the low organic matter stability of composts and the enhanced release of decomposition endproducts, with the exception of earthworms, which are favored. Plant germination and collembolan reproduction inhibition was generally associated with uncomposted sludge, while earthworm total biomass and reproduction were enhanced by these materials. On the other hand, earthworm and collembolan survival were unaffected by the degree of composting of the wastes. However, this pattern was clear in one of the composting procedures assessed, but less in the other, where the release of decomposition endproducts was lower due to its higher stability, indicating the sensitivity and usefulness of bioassays for the quality assessment of composts.

Domene, Xavier, E-mail: x.domene@creaf.uab.es [Center for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications (CREAF), Facultat de Ciencies i Biociencies, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Cerdanyola del Valles, 08193 Barcelona (Spain); Sola, Laura; Ramirez, Wilson; Alcaniz, Josep M.; Andres, Pilar [Center for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications (CREAF), Facultat de Ciencies i Biociencies, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Cerdanyola del Valles, 08193 Barcelona (Spain)

2011-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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GAINS: an interactive tool for assessing international GHG mitigation regimes  

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Mitigating greenhouse gases (GHGs) is key to reducing the longterm impacts of climate change. In this paper we present the GAINS system, i.e. a data warehouse with an online integrated assessment model that is already used in various international policy ... Keywords: GAINS, data warehouse

Thanh Binh Nguyen; Fabian Wagner; Wolfgang Schoepp

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Maintenance CalendarOutages is the tool to schedule network maintenance and troubleshooting. I've got network trouble. Help me out trouble@es.net is a quick and easy way to...

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Collaborative Initiatives for Sustainable Products ...  

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... (EPA) 2. LCA for Sustainable Light Emitting Diode Fluorescent Lamps (DOE) 3. Sustainable Product Initiative (EPA) ? Cradle-to-Gate Tools ...

2009-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

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International Exergy, Life Cycle Assessment, and Sustainability Workshop & Symposium (ELCAS3) 07 -09 July, 2013, NISYROS -GREECE  

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) 07 -09 July, 2013, NISYROS - GREECE LCA OF BIOMASS POWER PLANTS: FROM SOIL TO ELECTRICITY J. François Biomass is one of the most promising renewable energy. The sustainability of biomass to energy chains needs to be assessed from the soil, including forest management, to the biomass valorization process

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HPC-EPIC for High Resolution Simulations of Environmental and Sustainability Assessment  

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Multiple concerns over the impact of wide scale changes in land management have motivated comprehensive analyses of environmental sustainability of food and biofuel production. These call for high-resolution land management tools that enable comprehensive analyses of natural resources for decision-making. The agroecosystem simulation models with the most biophysical detail are point models, which often have a user interface that allows users to provide inputs and examine results for agricultural field scale analyses. These are not able to meet the needs of high-resolution regional or national simulations. We describe an efficient computational approach for deployment of the Environmental Policy Integrated Climate (EPIC) model at high-resolution spatial scales using high performance computing (HPC) techniques. We developed an integrated procedure for executing the millions of simulations required for high-resolution, regional studies, and also address building databases for model initialization, model forcing data, and model outputs. We first ported EPIC from Windows to an HPC platform and validated output from both platforms. We then developed methods of packaging simulations for efficient, unattended parallel execution on the HPC cluster. The job queuing system, Portable Batch System (PBS) is employed to control job submission. Simulation outputs are extracted to PostgreSQL database for analysis. In a case study covering four counties in central Wisconsin using HPC-EPIC, we finished over 140 K simulations in a total of 10 h on an HPC cluster using 20 nodes. This is a speedup of 40 times. More nodes could be used to achieve larger speedups. The HPC-EPIC model developed in this study is anticipated to provide information useful for high-resolution land use management and decision making. The framework for high-performance computing can be extended to other traditional, point-based biophysical simulation models.

Wang, Dali [ORNL; Post, Wilfred M [ORNL; Kang, Shujiang [ORNL; Nichols, Dr Jeff A [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rapid Damage Assessment Using High-resolution Remote Sensing Imagery: Tools and Techniques  

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Accurate damage assessment caused by major natural and anthropogenic disasters is becoming critical due to increases in human and economic loss. This increase in loss of life and severe damages can be attributed to growing population, as well as human migration to disaster prone regions of the world. Rapid damage assessment and dissemination of accurate information is critical for creating an effective emergency response. Remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS) based techniques and tools are important in disaster damage assessment and reporting activities. In this review, we will look into the state of the art techniques in damage assessment using remote sensing and GIS.

Vatsavai, Raju [ORNL; Tuttle, Mark A [ORNL; Bhaduri, Budhendra L [ORNL; Bright, Eddie A [ORNL; Cheriyadat, Anil M [ORNL; Chandola, Varun [ORNL; Graesser, Jordan B [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of the U.S. Department of Energy's Home Energy Scoring Tool  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) conducted a series of assessments of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) proposed Home Energy Scoring Tool (HEST). This report is an assessment of the 4/27/2012 release of HEST. Predictions of electric and natural gas consumption were compared with weather-normalized utility billing data for a mixture of newer and older homes located in Oregon, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Carolina and Texas.

Roberts, D.; Merket, N.; Polly, B.; Heaney, M.; Casey, S.; Robertson, J.

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Harmonized Emissions Analysis Tool (HEAT) | Open Energy Information  

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Harmonized Emissions Analysis Tool (HEAT) Harmonized Emissions Analysis Tool (HEAT) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Harmonized Emissions Analysis Tool (HEAT) Agency/Company /Organization: Local Governments for Sustainability Sector: Energy, Land Topics: Co-benefits assessment, - Health, GHG inventory, Implementation, Pathways analysis Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Website Complexity/Ease of Use: Moderate Website: www.environmenttools.co.uk/directory/tool/name/harmonized-emissions-an Cost: Free Harmonized Emissions Analysis Tool (HEAT) Screenshot References: ICLEI-HEAT[1] Related Tools Energy Forecasting Framework and Emissions Consensus Tool (EFFECT) Prospective Outlook on Long-Term Energy Systems (POLES) ICCT Roadmap Model ... further results Find Another Tool

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AN ASSESSMENT OF ENERGY INTENSITY INDICATORS AND THEIR ROLE AS POLICY -MAKING TOOLS  

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AN ASSESSMENT OF ENERGY INTENSITY INDICATORS AND THEIR ROLE AS POLICY - MAKING TOOLS by Mallika as a basis for policy-making has been on the rise. The idea that trends in both energy intensity policy criteria. Estimates of economic energy intensity from decomposition analyses are found to be data

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Development of a classification and decision-support tool for assessing lake hydromorphology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Bridging the gap between policy aspirations and the ability of regulators to deliver robust evidence-based tools within affordable and realistic time-scales presents major challenges to the science community. Lake-MImAS (Morphological Impact Assessment ... Keywords: Ecological status, Hydromorphology, Lake habitat survey (LHS), Morphological condition limits (MCLs), Reference conditions, System capacity, Water framework directive (WFD)

J. S. Rowan; S. J. Greig; C. T. Armstrong; D. C. Smith; D. Tierney

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An improved methodology for multi-criteria assessment of highway sustainability  

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The concept of sustainability has been widely discussed in relation to human activity and scientific development in recent times. There is an increased awareness of the current and future ramifications of people’s everyday activities on the environment, and sustainable development aims to mitigate these impacts, as well as promote social equity and economic efficiency. A majority of research concerned with transportation sustainability addresses it at the policy-planning level, though there have been recent attempts at quantitatively evaluating it. These evaluations are mostly based on multicriteria decision making processes using performance measures. However, the methods and the performance measures developed are often not geared toward being practically implemented within a transportation agency’s regular planning activities. This research effort seeks to improve upon existing sustainability evaluation processes for highways by proposing a methodology that addresses sustainability within the regular transportation planning paradigm, rather than as a separate concern. A more scientific approach to the scaling of various performance measures, as well as the evaluation of current and future planning scenarios on a common basis provides for an improved multi-criteria evaluation method. A case study was conducted using the proposed methodology for a section of US Highway 281 in San Antonio, Texas. The evaluation model developed in this study provides the basis for further research into applying decision-making processes to improve transportation sustainability by addressing some of the inherent drawbacks of existing research on sustainability evaluation.

Ramani, Tara Lakshmi

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Good policy follows good science: using criteria and indicators for assessing sustainable biofuel production  

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Developing scientific criteria and indicators should play a critical role in charting a sustainable path for the rapidly developing biofuel industry. The challenge ahead in developing such criteria and indicators is to address the limitations on data and modeling.

Hecht, Alan D [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Shaw, Denice [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Bruins, Randy [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Dale, Virginia H [ORNL; Kline, Keith L [ORNL; Chen, Alice [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Good Policy Follows Good Science Using Criteria and Indicators for Assessing Sustainable Biofuel Production  

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Developing scientific criteria and indicators should play a critical role in charting a sustainable path for the rapidly developing biofuel industry. The challenge ahead in developing such criteria and indicators is to address the limitations on data and modeling.

Hecht, Alan [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Shaw, Denice [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Bruins, Randy [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Dale, Virginia H [ORNL; Kline, Keith L [ORNL; Chen, Alice [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Formaldehyde Exposure Assessment Tool for Occupants of FEMA Temporary Housing Units  

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The report outlines the methodology used to develop a web-based tool to assess the formaldehyde exposure of the occupants of Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) temporary housing units (THUs) after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. Linear regression models were built using available data to retrospectively estimate the indoor temperature and relative humidity, formaldehyde emission factors and concentration, and hence the formaldehyde exposures. The interactive web-tool allows the user to define the inputs to the model to evaluate formaldehyde exposures for different scenarios.

Parthasarathy, Srinandini; Spears, Michael; Maddalena, Randy L.; Russell, Marion L; Apte, Michael G.

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An assessment framework based on social perspectives and Analytic Hierarchy Process: A case study on sustainability in the Japanese concrete industry  

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This research introduces a framework for assessing concrete sustainability which is based upon the concept that technology is defined by stakeholders' perspectives and which applied Analytic Hierarchy Process to translate these perspectives into quantifiable ... Keywords: Analytic Hierarchy Process, Concrete, Construction, O31, O32, Sociology of technology, Sustainability

Michael Henry; Yoshitaka Kato

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Commissioning Aid and Decision Making Assistance Tool 'Implementation & Assessment' - Case Study  

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The precedent paper, published in ICEBO 2005 presented the approach and methodology for information flow management in the commissioning of low energy buildings. Within this methodology, commissioning and decision making are included in the low energy building design process with taking care of the efficiency of information flow. This methodology aims at increasing the probability to meet the required needs by including, in the entire building life cycle (design, construction, occupancy and maintenance), a quality control process such as commissioning. This paper presents two aspects. The first part describes the specifications of a tool box for commissioning and decision making aid that we are developing. This tool box applies our methodology in order to guarantee the efficiency of the design process. The seconde part shows how was the approach used to capitalise a reabilitation and construction of low energy buildings in Paris, France and Saint Pierre, Reunion, to validate our hypothesis, to develop and Assess our tool.

Belkadi-Hannachi, N.; Jandon, M.; Nejad, H. V.; Guena, F.; Diab, Y.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CS2SAT: THE CONTROL SYSTEMS CYBER SECURITY SELF-ASSESSMENT TOOL  

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The Department of Homeland Security National Cyber Security Division has developed the Control System Cyber Security Self-Assessment Tool (CS2SAT) that provides users with a systematic and repeatable approach for assessing the cyber-security posture of their industrial control system networks. The CS2SAT was developed by cyber security experts from Department of Energy National Laboratories and with assistance from the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The CS2SAT is a desktop software tool that guides users through a step-by-step process to collect facility-specific control system information and then makes appropriate recommendations for improving the system’s cyber-security posture. The CS2SAT provides recommendations from a database of industry available cyber-security practices, which have been adapted specifically for application to industry control system networks and components. Each recommendation is linked to a set of actions that can be applied to remediate-specific security vulnerabilities.

Kathleen A. Lee

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Woodfuels | Open Energy Information  

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Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Woodfuels Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Woodfuels Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Woodfuels Agency/Company /Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Sector: Land Focus Area: Biomass Resource Type: Guide/manual Website: www.fao.org/docrep/012/i1673e/i1673e00.pdf Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Woodfuels Screenshot References: Sustainable Woodfuels[1] Overview "This publication assesses the environmental, social and economic issues as well as the legal and institutional frameworks that can ensure the sustainable production of woodfuels from forests, trees outside forests and other sources. The study continues FAO's long interest in wood energy issues and complements the many other FAO reports on wood energy and

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CTG Sustainable Communities Model | Open Energy Information  

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CTG Sustainable Communities Model CTG Sustainable Communities Model Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: CTG Sustainable Communities Model Agency/Company /Organization: CTG Energetics Inc. Sector: Energy Focus Area: Buildings, Transportation Phase: Determine Baseline, Develop Goals Topics: Co-benefits assessment Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Desktop Application Website: www.ctg-net.com/energetics/whatwedo/sustainableCommunities.aspx References: http://www.ctg-net.com/energetics/resources/newsDetails.aspx?id=17 "This model quantifies total CO2e emissions allowing communities the ability to optimize planning decisions that result in the greatest environmental benefit for the least cost. Total CO2e emissions are based on emissions from energy usage, water consumption and transportation. The

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SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT AND INDICATOR DEVELOPMENT: THE ELECTRICITY SYSTEM IN DALIAN, CHINA.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Electricity is used all over the world as a basic source of energy, essential for lighting, powering basic appliances and tools, as well as many… (more)

Rosenthal, Hendrik

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An integrated model for assessment of sustainable agricultural residue removal limits for bioenergy systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Agricultural residues have been identified as a significant potential resource for bioenergy production, but serious questions remain about the sustainability of harvesting residues. Agricultural residues play an important role in limiting soil erosion ... Keywords: Agricultural residues, Bioenergy, Model integration, Soil erosion, Soil organic carbon

D. J. Muth, Jr.; K. M. Bryden

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessing sustainable adaptation of historical buildings to climate changes of Iran  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The present paper will explore adaptive reuse and sustainability of existing and historic buildings by having special consideration for climate changes in Iran. It would provide means of strengthening, changing, or improving the existing facilities such ... Keywords: E&E, Iran, adaptive re-use, climate changes, historic property, rehabilitation

S. M. Mofidi; A. M. Moradi; M. Akhtarkavan

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainability Goals  

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

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Sustainability Assessment of Coal-Fired Power Plants with Carbon Capture and Storage  

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Carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) has the ability to dramatically reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from power production. Most studies find the potential for 70 to 80 percent reductions in CO2 emissions on a life-cycle basis, depending on the technology. Because of this potential, utilities and policymakers are considering the wide-spread implementation of CCS technology on new and existing coal plants to dramatically curb greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the power generation sector. However, the implementation of CCS systems will have many other social, economic, and environmental impacts beyond curbing GHG emissions that must be considered to achieve sustainable energy generation. For example, emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur oxides (SOx), and particulate matter (PM) are also important environmental concerns for coal-fired power plants. For example, several studies have shown that eutrophication is expected to double and acidification would increase due to increases in NOx emissions for a coal plant with CCS provided by monoethanolamine (MEA) scrubbing. Potential for human health risks is also expected to increase due to increased heavy metals in water from increased coal mining and MEA hazardous waste, although there is currently not enough information to relate this potential to actual realized health impacts. In addition to environmental and human health impacts, supply chain impacts and other social, economic, or strategic impacts will be important to consider. A thorough review of the literature for life-cycle analyses of power generation processes using CCS technology via the MEA absorption process, and other energy generation technologies as applicable, yielded large variability in methods and core metrics. Nonetheless, a few key areas of impact for CCS were developed from the studies that we reviewed. These are: the impact of MEA generation on increased eutrophication and acidification from ammonia emissions and increased toxicity from MEA production and the impact of increased coal use including the increased generation of NOx from combustion and transportation, impacts of increased mining of coal and limestone, and the disposal of toxic fly ash and boiler ash waste streams. Overall, the implementing CCS technology could contribute to a dramatic decrease in global GHG emissions, while most other environmental and human health impact categories increase only slightly on a global scale. However, the impacts on human toxicity and ecotoxicity have not been studied as extensively and could have more severe impacts on a regional or local scale. More research is needed to draw strong conclusions with respect to the specific relative impact of different CCS technologies. Specifically, a more robust data set that disaggregates data in terms of component processes and treats a more comprehensive set of environmental impacts categories from a life-cycle perspective is needed. In addition, the current LCA framework lacks the required temporal and spatial scales to determine the risk of environmental impact from carbon sequestration. Appropriate factors to use when assessing the risk of water acidification (groundwater/oceans/aquifers depending on sequestration site), risk of increased human toxicity impact from large accidental releases from pipeline or wells, and the legal and public policy risk associated with licensing CO2 sequestration sites are also not currently addressed. In addition to identifying potential environmental, social, or risk-related issues that could impede the large-scale deployment of CCS, performing LCA-based studies on energy generation technologies can suggest places to focus our efforts to achieve technically feasible, economically viable, and environmentally conscious energy generation technologies for maximum impact.

Widder, Sarah H.; Butner, R. Scott; Elliott, Michael L.; Freeman, Charles J.

2011-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy efficiency assessment methods and tools evaluation. Bolling Air Force Base. Revision 1  

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The goal of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) is to facilitate energy-efficiency improvements at federal facilities. This is accomplished by a balanced program of technology development, facility assessment, and use of cost-sharing procurement mechanisms. Technology development focuses upon the tools, software, and procedures used to identify and evaluate energy-efficiency technologies and improvements. For facility assessment, FEMP provides metering equipment and trained analysts to federal agencies exhibiting a commitment to improve energy use efficiency. To assist in procurement of energy-efficiency measures, FEMP helps federal agencies devise and implement performance contracting and utility demand-side management strategies. Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) supports the FEMP mission of energy systems modernization. Under this charter, the Laboratory and its contractors work with federal facility energy managers to assess and implement energy-efficiency improvements at federal facilities nationwide.

McMordie, K.L.; Richman, E.E.; Keller, J.M.; Dixon, D.R.

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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National System Templates: Building Sustainable National Inventory...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

National System Templates: Building Sustainable National Inventory Management Systems Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: National System Templates: Building Sustainable...

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A framework for evaluating innovative statistical and risk assessment tools to solve environment restoration problems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Environmental restoration activities at the US Department of Energy (DOE) Hanford site face complex issues due to history of varied past contaminant disposal practices. Data collection and analysis required for site characterization, pathway modeling, and remediation selection decisions must deal with inherent uncertainties and unique problems associated with the restoration. A framework for working through the statistical aspects of the site characterization and remediation selection problems is needed. This framework would facilitate the selection of appropriate statistical tools for solving unique aspects of the environmental restoration problem. This paper presents a framework for selecting appropriate statistical and risk assessment methods. The following points will be made: (1) pathway modelers and risk assessors often recognize that ``some type`` of statistical methods are required but don`t work with statisticians on tools development in the early planning phases of the project; (2) statistical tools selection and development are problem-specific and often site-specific, further indicating a need for up-front involvement of statisticians; and (3) the right tool, applied in the right way can minimize sampling costs, get as much information as possible out of the data that does exist, provide consistency and defensibility for the results, and given structure and quantitative measures to decision risks and uncertainties.

Hassig, N.L.; Gilbert, R.O.; Pulsipher, B.A.

1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A framework for evaluating innovative statistical and risk assessment tools to solve environment restoration problems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Environmental restoration activities at the US Department of Energy (DOE) Hanford site face complex issues due to history of varied past contaminant disposal practices. Data collection and analysis required for site characterization, pathway modeling, and remediation selection decisions must deal with inherent uncertainties and unique problems associated with the restoration. A framework for working through the statistical aspects of the site characterization and remediation selection problems is needed. This framework would facilitate the selection of appropriate statistical tools for solving unique aspects of the environmental restoration problem. This paper presents a framework for selecting appropriate statistical and risk assessment methods. The following points will be made: (1) pathway modelers and risk assessors often recognize that some type'' of statistical methods are required but don't work with statisticians on tools development in the early planning phases of the project; (2) statistical tools selection and development are problem-specific and often site-specific, further indicating a need for up-front involvement of statisticians; and (3) the right tool, applied in the right way can minimize sampling costs, get as much information as possible out of the data that does exist, provide consistency and defensibility for the results, and given structure and quantitative measures to decision risks and uncertainties.

Hassig, N.L.; Gilbert, R.O.; Pulsipher, B.A.

1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Field damage assessments as a design tool for information and communications technology systems that are resilient to natural disasters  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper discusses how to perform field damage assessments after natural disasters as a systematic design tool to achieve information and communications technology (ICT) systems that are more resilient to natural disasters. Hence, damage assessments ... Keywords: damage assessment, information and communication technology systems, natural disasters

Alexis Kwasinski

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Illustrative Scenarios Tool (European Union) | Open Energy Information  

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Illustrative Scenarios Tool (European Union) Illustrative Scenarios Tool (European Union) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Illustrative Scenarios Tool (European Union) Focus Area: Propane Topics: Opportunity Assessment & Screening Website: www.eutransportghg2050.eu/cms/illustrative-scenarios-tool/ Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/illustrative-scenarios-tool-european- Language: English Policies: "Deployment Programs,Regulations" is not in the list of possible values (Deployment Programs, Financial Incentives, Regulations) for this property. DeploymentPrograms: Technical Assistance Regulations: Emissions Standards The SUstainabLe TrANsport (SULTAN) Illustrative Scenarios Tool is a high-level calculator to help provide estimates of the possible impacts of

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Development of a Water Runoff Model for Pakistan: A tool for Identifying and Assessing Micro-hydro Sites  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A hydrologic model for basins draining through Pakistan is developed with the specific intent of identifying micro-hydro sites and assessing their quality. The model outputs runoff which is used to estimate flow rate through each geographic cell. These ... Keywords: Power Infrastructure, Renewable, Sustainable Energy

Thomas M. Mosier; Kendra V. Sharp; David F. Hill

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Algorithms and Methodologies for Integrated Substation Equipment Risk and Performance Assessment Tools for Asset Management and Smar t Grid  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

EPRI has developed a suite of algorithms and methodologies designed to assess substation equipment performance and risk. These tools and the supporting databases have been enhanced to provide projections of future performance and risk. Utilizing these algorithms and tools, asset and maintenance managers can make better-informed decisions about current and future investments. This report lays out the rationale underlying the development of these tools and sets the foundation for their effective use by uti...

2009-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

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LWR Sustainability: Assessment of Aging of Nuclear Power Plant Safety Related Concrete Strutures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Current regulatory testing and inspection requirements are reviewed and a summary of degradation experience is presented. Techniques commonly used to inspect NPP concrete structures to assess and quantify age-related degradation are summarized. An approach for conduct of condition assessments of structures in NPPs is presented. Criteria, based primarily on visual indications, are provided for use in classification and assessment of concrete degradation. Materials and techniques for repair of degraded structures are generally discussed.

Graves III, Herman [U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Naus, Dan J [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Offsite Shipment Campaign Readiness Assessment (OSCRA): A tool for offsite shipment campaigns  

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The Offsite Shipment Campaign Readiness Assessment (OSCRA) tool is designed to assist program managers in identifying, implementing, and verifying applicable transportation and disposal regulatory requirements for specific shipment campaigns. OSCRA addresses these issues and provides the program manager with a tool to support planning for safe and compliant transportation of waste and other regulated materials. Waste transportation and disposal requirements must be identified and addressed in the planning phase of a waste management project. In the past, in some cases, transportation and disposal requirements have not been included in overall project plans. These planning deficiencies have led to substantial delays and cost impacts. Additionally, some transportation regulatory requirements have not been properly implemented, resulting in substantial fines and public embarrassment for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). If a material has been processed and packaged for onsite storage (prior to offsite disposal) in a package that does not meet transportation requirements, it must be repackaged in U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)-compliant packaging for transport. This repackaging can result in additional cost, time, and personnel radiation exposure. The original OSCRA concept was developed during the Pond Waste Project at the K-25 Site in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The continued development of OSCRA as a user-friendly tool was funded in 1995 by the DOE Office of Environmental Management, Transportation Management Division (TMD). OSCRA is designed to support waste management managers, site remediation managers, and transportation personnel in defining applicable regulatory transportation and disposal requirements for offsite shipment of hazardous waste and other regulated materials. The need for this tool stems from increasing demands imposed on DOE and the need to demonstrate and document safe and compliant packaging and shipment of wastes from various DOE sites.

Michelhaugh, R.D.; Pope, R.B. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Bisaria, A. [Science Applications International Corp., Oak Ridge, TN (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainability - is it for the CIO?  

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A Tool for Corporate Sustainability. Journal of BusinessM. L. (Mar 1997). Sustainability and Technical Progress. The2009 ISSN 1076-7975 Sustainability - is it for the CIO?

Mangal, Vandana Ann

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Federal Energy Management Program: Identify Institutional Change Tools for  

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Tools for Sustainability to someone by E-mail Tools for Sustainability to someone by E-mail Share Federal Energy Management Program: Identify Institutional Change Tools for Sustainability on Facebook Tweet about Federal Energy Management Program: Identify Institutional Change Tools for Sustainability on Twitter Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: Identify Institutional Change Tools for Sustainability on Google Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: Identify Institutional Change Tools for Sustainability on Delicious Rank Federal Energy Management Program: Identify Institutional Change Tools for Sustainability on Digg Find More places to share Federal Energy Management Program: Identify Institutional Change Tools for Sustainability on AddThis.com... Sustainable Buildings & Campuses Operations & Maintenance

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Watershed modeling using large-scale distributed computing in Condor and the Soil and Water Assessment Tool model  

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Models are increasingly being used to quantify the effects of best management practices (BMPs) on water quality. While these models offer the ability to study multiple BMP scenarios, and to analyze impacts of various management decisions on watershed ... Keywords: Condor, Conservation Effectiveness Assessment Program, Lincoln Lake, Soil and Water Assessment Tool Model, TeraGrid, best management practices

Margaret W Gitau; Li-Chi Chiang; Mohamed Sayeed; Indrajeet Chaubey

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of Tools and Data for System-Level Dynamic Analyses  

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The only fuel cycle for which dynamic analyses and assessments are not needed is the null fuel cycle - no nuclear power. For every other concept, dynamic analyses are needed and can influence relative desirability of options. Dynamic analyses show how a fuel cycle might work during transitions from today's partial fuel cycle to something more complete, impact of technology deployments, location of choke points, the key time lags, when benefits can manifest, and how well parts of fuel cycles work together. This report summarizes the readiness of existing Fuel Cycle Technology (FCT) tools and data for conducting dynamic analyses on the range of options. VISION is the primary dynamic analysis tool. Not only does it model mass flows, as do other dynamic system analysis models, but it allows users to explore various potential constraints. The only fuel cycle for which constraints are not important are those in concept advocates PowerPoint presentations; in contrast, comparative analyses of fuel cycles must address what constraints exist and how they could impact performance. The most immediate tool need is extending VISION to the thorium/U233 fuel cycle. Depending on further clarification of waste management strategies in general and for specific fuel cycle candidates, waste management sub-models in VISION may need enhancement, e.g., more on 'co-flows' of non-fuel materials, constraints in waste streams, or automatic classification of waste streams on the basis of user-specified rules. VISION originally had an economic sub-model. The economic calculations were deemed unnecessary in later versions so it was retired. Eventually, the program will need to restore and improve the economics sub-model of VISION to at least the cash flow stage and possibly to incorporating cost constraints and feedbacks. There are multiple sources of data that dynamic analyses can draw on. In this report, 'data' means experimental data, data from more detailed theoretical or empirical calculations on technology performance, and assumptions such as the earliest date a technology can be deployed. The only fuel cycles for which we currently have adequate data are those we are sure we will never build, e.g., a PUREX plant in the U.S. For actual candidates, even for once through LWRs, there remain missing data such as how the fuel cycle would be completed with a geologic repository. The most immediate data needs are probably basic reactor physics data for new concepts and data associated with waste management for anything other than current technology. The readiness of tools and data is fluid and depends on what purposes are envisioned to drive upcoming analyses and further definition of the waste-related characteristics of fuel cycle candidates. Tools and data sets evolve as needs evolve. Thus, much of the document explains that if the FCT program wants a certain type of analysis, then the tools and data needs are as indicated. For example, functions can be treated as either commodities or facilities. Reactors, separation, fuel fabrication, repository are treated as facility types. Other functions such as uranium mining, conversion, enrichment, and waste packaging and non-repository disposal are treated as commodities and therefore not modeled as extensively. In summary, the tools are functional and can answer many fuel cycle questions but some analyses will require that the tools be modified to support those analyses.

Steven J. Piet; Nick R. Soelberg

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable Building Design Training | Open Energy Information  

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

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Independent assessment of MELCOR as a severe accident thermal-hydraulic/source term analysis tool  

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MELCOR is a fully integrated computer code that models all phases of the progression of severe accidents in light water reactor nuclear power plants, and is being developed for the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) by Sandia National Laboratories (SNL). Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) has a program with the NRC called ``MELCOR Verification, Benchmarking, and Applications,`` whose aim is to provide independent assessment of MELCOR as a severe accident thermal-hydraulic/source term analysis tool. The scope of this program is to perform quality control verification on all released versions of MELCOR, to benchmark MELCOR against more mechanistic codes and experimental data from severe fuel damage tests, and to evaluate the ability of MELCOR to simulate long-term severe accident transients in commercial LWRs, by applying the code to model both BWRs and PWRs. Under this program, BNL provided input to the NRC-sponsored MELCOR Peer Review, and is currently contributing to the MELCOR Cooperative Assessment Program (MCAP). This paper presents a summary of MELCOR assessment efforts at BNL and their contribution to NRC goals with respect to MELCOR.

Madni, I.K. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States); Eltawila, F. [Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (United States)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

NIST Workshop on Sustainable Manufacturing: Metrics ...  

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... ICT for Design, Manufacturing and Supply chain Optimization for sustainable ... Lifecycle Management) and LCA tools to support energy and material ...

2011-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

147

Vulnerability assessment of medieval civic towers as a tool for retrofitting design  

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The seismic vulnerability of an ancient civic bell-tower is studied. Rather than seeing it as an intermediate stage toward a risk analysis, the assessment of vulnerability is here pursued for the purpose of optimizing the retrofit design. The vulnerability curves are drawn by carrying out a single time history analysis of a model calibrated on the basis of experimental data. From the results of this analysis, the medians of three selected performance parameters are estimated, and they are used to compute, for each of them, the probability of exceeding or attaining the three corresponding levels of light, moderate and severe damage. The same numerical model is then used to incorporate the effects of several retrofitting solutions and to re-estimate the associated vulnerability curves. The ultimate goal is to provide a numerical tool able to drive the optimization process of a retrofit design by the comparison of the vulnerability estimates associated with the different retrofitting solutions.

Casciati, Sara [ASTRA Department, University of Catania, Siracusa (Italy); Faravelli, Lucia [Department of Structural Mechanics, University of Pavia, Pavia, Pavia (Italy)

2008-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental Impact and Sustainability Applied General Equilibrium Model  

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Page Page Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Environmental Impact and Sustainability Applied General Equilibrium Model (ENVISAGE) Jump to: navigation, search LEDSGP green logo.png FIND MORE DIA TOOLS This tool is part of the Development Impacts Assessment (DIA) Toolkit from the LEDS Global Partnership. Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Environmental Impact and Sustainability Applied General Equilibrium Model (ENVISAGE) Agency/Company /Organization: World Bank Sector: Climate Topics: Analysis Tools Complexity/Ease of Use: Advanced Website: go.worldbank.org/ZC77UJYJ50 Related Tools TransportToolkit Prototype Threshold 21 Model General Equilibrium Modeling Package (GEMPACK) ... further results Designed to analyze a variety of issues related to the economics of climate

149

Sustainability Portal  

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NIST Home > Sustainability Portal. Sustainability Portal. Programs and Projects. Smart Grid Program ... Precision Timing for Smart Grid Systems ...

2013-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

150

Nuclear Energy Readiness Indicator Index (NERI): A benchmarking tool for assessing nuclear capacity in developing countries  

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Declining natural resources, rising oil prices, looming climate change and the introduction of nuclear energy partnerships, such as GNEP, have reinvigorated global interest in nuclear energy. The convergence of such issues has prompted countries to move ahead quickly to deal with the challenges that lie ahead. However, developing countries, in particular, often lack the domestic infrastructure and public support needed to implement a nuclear energy program in a safe, secure, and nonproliferation-conscious environment. How might countries become ready for nuclear energy? What is needed is a framework for assessing a country's readiness for nuclear energy. This paper suggests that a Nuclear Energy Readiness Indicator (NERI) Index might serve as a meaningful basis for assessing a country's status in terms of progress toward nuclear energy utilization under appropriate conditions. The NERI Index is a benchmarking tool that measures a country's level of 'readiness' for nonproliferation-conscious nuclear energy development. NERI first identifies 8 key indicators that have been recognized by the International Atomic Energy Agency as key nonproliferation and security milestones to achieve prior to establishing a nuclear energy program. It then measures a country's progress in each of these areas on a 1-5 point scale. In doing so NERI illuminates gaps or underdeveloped areas in a country's nuclear infrastructure with a view to enable stakeholders to prioritize the allocation of resources toward programs and policies supporting international nonproliferation goals through responsible nuclear energy development. On a preliminary basis, the indicators selected include: (1) demonstrated need; (2) expressed political support; (3) participation in nonproliferation and nuclear security treaties, international terrorism conventions, and export and border control arrangements; (4) national nuclear-related legal and regulatory mechanisms; (5) nuclear infrastructure; (6) the utilization of IAEA technical assistance; (7) participation in regional arrangements; and (8) public support for nuclear power. In this paper, the Index aggregates the indicators and evaluates and compares the level of readiness in seven countries that have recently expressed various degrees of interest in establishing a nuclear energy program. The NERI Index could be a valuable tool to be utilized by: (1) country officials who are considering nuclear power; (2) the international community, desiring reassurance of a country's capacity for the peaceful, safe, and secure use of nuclear energy; (3) foreign governments/NGO's, seeking to prioritize and direct resources toward developing countries; and (4) private stakeholders interested in nuclear infrastructure investment opportunities.

Saum-Manning,L.

2008-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

151

The Campus Sustainability Movement: A Strategic Perspective.  

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??Society is facing a crisis of un-sustainability. The sector of higher education is well poised to support transition to a sustainable society. This thesis assesses… (more)

Henson, Michael; Missimer, Merlina

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

Dialogue 3: Strategies for Sustainable Institute Operations  

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... Dialogue 3: Strategies for Sustainable Institute Operations ... 3. What measures could assess progress of an Institute towards being self-sustainable? ...

2012-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

153

Energy for Sustainable Development: Policy Options for Africa | Open Energy  

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Energy for Sustainable Development: Policy Options for Africa Energy for Sustainable Development: Policy Options for Africa Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Energy for Sustainable Development: Policy Options for Africa Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa Sector: Energy Focus Area: Renewable Energy, Economic Development, Energy Efficiency Topics: Co-benefits assessment, - Energy Access, Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Publications Website: www.uneca.org/eca_resources/publications/unea-publication-tocsd15.pdf References: Energy for Sustainable Development: Policy Options for Africa[1] Overview "Over the last four decades, the gap between energy supply and demand in Africa has been growing. Projections by experts in the field forecast that

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Develop an Institutional Change Action Plan for Sustainability | Department  

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Develop an Institutional Change Action Plan for Sustainability Develop an Institutional Change Action Plan for Sustainability Develop an Institutional Change Action Plan for Sustainability October 8, 2013 - 11:50am Addthis Graphic showing 5 gears. They progress from Determine Goal to Identify Context-Rules, Roles and Tools to Develop Action Plan to Implement Plan to Measure and Evaluate. Institutional Change Continuous Improvement Cycle After establishing a goal and assessing the rules, roles, and tools, Federal agencies can develop an action plan (select the strategies that will be implemented over time to achieve and maintain energy and sustainability goals). This action plan should target specific audiences with tailored strategies and take into account the need to review and revise strategies in the long-term. The action plan must include appropriate metrics and regular

155

Evaluation of the Langmuir model in the Soil and Water Assessment Tool for a high soil phosphorus condition  

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Phosphorus adsorption by a water treatment residual was tested through Langmuir and linear sorption isotherms and applied in the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT). This study uses laboratory and greenhouse experimental Phosphorus data to evaluate ... Keywords: Langmuir model, Phosphorus, SWAT, Water treatment residual

C. G. Rossi; D. M. Heil; N. B. Bonumí; J. R. Williams

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

An assessment tool for judging the overall appearance of Chinese handwriting based on opinions from occupational therapists  

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Children's handwriting performance is a part of concern by parents, teachers and researchers, because learning to write is a major and critical task for children. An assessment tool capable of evaluating students' handwriting automatically can help teachers ... Keywords: chinese handwriting education, handwriting analysis, handwriting difficulty, pattern recognition

Ka Ki Li; Howard Leung; Sutie Lam; Cecilia Li-Tsang

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assess the Efficacy of an Aerial Distant Observer Tool Capable of Rapid Analysis of Large Sections of Collector Fields: FY 2008 CSP Milestone Report, September 2008  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

We assessed the feasibility of developing an aerial Distant Observer optical characterization tool for collector fields in concentrating solar power plants.

Jorgensen, G.; Burkholder, F.; Gray, A.; Wendelin, T.

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Sustainability watch  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

With the December 2010 issue, inform begins a new column, featuring some of the latest news and research on sustainability. Sustainability watch Inform Magazine Inform Archives Sustainability watch With this issue, infor

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EBRD-Sustainable Energy Initiative: Scaling Up Finance for Climate...  

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EBRD-Sustainable Energy Initiative: Scaling Up Finance for Climate Change Mitigation Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: EBRD-Sustainable Energy Initiative: Scaling Up...

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Sustainability Support  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (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.

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Sustainable Transport  

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THOUGHT PIECE Sustainable Transport by Melvin M. Webberwant to sustain any mode of transport only if we judge it todraconian in rejecting transport modes that have failed in

Webber, Melvin

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Making Africa's Power Sector Sustainable: An Analysis of Power Sector  

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Making Africa's Power Sector Sustainable: An Analysis of Power Sector Making Africa's Power Sector Sustainable: An Analysis of Power Sector Reforms in Africa Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Making Africa's Power Sector Sustainable: An Analysis of Power Sector Reforms in Africa Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa Sector: Energy Topics: Market analysis, Policies/deployment programs, Co-benefits assessment, - Energy Access, - Environmental and Biodiversity Resource Type: Guide/manual, Lessons learned/best practices Website: www.uneca.org/eca_programmes/nrid/pubs/powersectorreport.pdf UN Region: Eastern Africa References: Making Africa's Power Sector Sustainable: An Analysis of Power Sector Reforms in Africa[1] Overview "This study assesses the socio-economic and environmental impacts of power

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Assessing the Importance of Nonlinearities in the Development of a Substructure Model for the Wind Turbine CAE Tool FAST: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Design and analysis of wind turbines are performed using aero-servo-elastic tools that account for the nonlinear coupling between aerodynamics, controls, and structural response. The NREL-developed computer-aided engineering (CAE) tool FAST also resolves the hydrodynamics of fixed-bottom structures and floating platforms for offshore wind applications. This paper outlines the implementation of a structural-dynamics module (SubDyn) for offshore wind turbines with space-frame substructures into the current FAST framework, and focuses on the initial assessment of the importance of structural nonlinearities. Nonlinear effects include: large displacements, axial shortening due to bending, cross-sectional transverse shear effects, etc.

Damiani, R.; Jonkman, J.; Robertson, A.; Song, H.

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Stored CO2 and Methane Leakage Risk Assessment and Monitoring Tool Development: CO2 Capture Project Phase 2 (CCP2)  

SciTech Connect

The primary project goal is to develop and test tools for optimization of ECBM recovery and geologic storage of CO{sub 2} in coalbeds, in addition to tools for monitoring CO{sub 2} sequestration in coalbeds to support risk assessment. Three critical topics identified are (1) the integrity of coal bed methane geologic and engineered systems, (2) the optimization of the coal bed storage process, and (3) reliable monitoring and verification systems appropriate to the special conditions of CO{sub 2} storage and flow in coals.

Dan Kieki

2008-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

165

LEDSGP/Transportation Toolkit/Tools | Open Energy Information  

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Tools Tools < LEDSGP‎ | Transportation Toolkit Jump to: navigation, search LEDSGP Logo.png Transportation Toolkit Home Tools Training Contacts Tools for Low-Emission Development Strategies in Transportation Use one of the search methods below to find tools for building sustainable, low-emission development strategies (LEDS) for your country's transportation system. These resources focus on strategies to limit air pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions. Learn more in the report on LEDS for transportation. Search Method: Category Keyword Choose one or more items from the following categories. Key Actions Implement & Monitor Evaluate System Create Baseline Assess Opportunities Develop Alternatives Prioritize & plan Strategies Resource Types Topics Regions Powered by OpenEI

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Fuel Design Evaluation Handbook: Tools for Assessing Fuel and Core Component Performance  

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The overall objective of this report is to provide a set of concise technical performance considerations for nuclear fuel and core components that, if effectively addressed, will reduce the number of fuel and core component related operational issues, increase fuel reliability to achieve and sustain operation with zero defects, and allow increases in fuel burnup to be achieved in future designs with improved margins to thermal and mechanical limits. The technical considerations and recommendations in thi...

2011-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

167

Determination of streamflow sequences for ungaged subbasins using soil and water assessment tool (SWAT)  

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Allocation of the highly variable water resources of a ics. river basin to competing water users is a major concern throughout the world, particularly in regions where demands exceed supplies. Water availability determining the unappropriated flow and availability models, such as Water Rights Analysis Package (WRAP), require capabilities models could effectively be used for allocating the water to the users. Water for determining the water availability to water users at engaged as well as gaged locations. According to the present approach followed in water availability modeling, if a water right is in an engaged site, the water availability to that right is assumed to be the measured flow obtained from the downstream gaged site. The overall goal of this research was to evaluate hydrologic modeling capabilities for distributing naturalized streamflows from gaged locations to engaged water right locations. Naturalized streamflow represents the natural hydrology without the effects of upstream reservoirs and diversions. Naturalized streamflows are the historical gaged streamflow data adjusted to remove the impacts of reservoir construction, water use, and other human activities. The watershed selected for the study was the San Jacinto River Basin. The latitudes and longitudes of the stream gaging stations and the water right locations were obtained from TNRCC database. The subbasins were delineated for the control points and the water right locations. The subbasin raster layers were used as base maps for extracting the input data for the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) model. The flows at each location were determined using SWAT model. The predictive ability of three methods', (1) Drainage area ratio method, (2) SWAT prediction, and (3) Regression approach, were compared. The Regression approach was found to be a better method over other methods. Hence, the regression relations were obtained between the predicted flows at the gaged locations and the predicted flows at the engaged water right locations. The streamflow sequences for the engaged water right locations were predicted using the regression relations for the period 1940-1980 from the naturalized flow values of the gaged locations.

Raju, Balasubramaniam

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

Integrated Assessment | Open Energy Information  

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Integrated Assessment Integrated Assessment Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Integrated Assessment: Mainstreaming sustainability into policymaking--A guidance manual Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Environment Programme Topics: Background analysis Website: www.unep.ch/etb/publications/AI%20guidance%202009/UNEP%20IA%20final.pd Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/times-integrated-assessment-model-0,h Language: English Policies: Deployment Programs DeploymentPrograms: Technical Assistance References: Integrated Assessment[1] The Times Integrated Assessment Model (TIAM) comprises several thousand technologies in all sectors of the energy system. It is characterized by several technical and economic parameters and by emission coefficients for

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Inspection and Assessment of Overhead Transmission Line Hardware, Conductors and Shield Wires: Technology Overview of Conductor Inspection Tools  

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This report summarizes in detail the theory and operation of technologies for the inspection of overhead transmission line conductors and evaluates their effectiveness. It covers existing technologies and technologies that are commercially available but have the promise of becoming effective screening and, in some cases, predictive tools in the future. Technologies described and assessed include:The Cormon overhead line corrosion detectorThe Cross-Checker ...

2013-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

170

Is Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) an Effective Tool to Conserve Biodiversity Against Transport Infrastructure Development?  

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assessment of transport infrastructure plans and programmes.national trans- port infrastructure developments includingnationwide transport infrastructure developments including

Varga, Csaba

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Building Technologies Office: Building Energy Software Tools...  

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

Links This directory provides information on 404 building software tools for evaluating energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability in buildings. The energy tools...

172

Building Evalution Tools to Assess the Usability of Primary Care Clinics  

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Primary care clinics play a vital role in the US healthcare system, providing preventative and cost-effective care. New trends in healthcare such as the development of the medical home model for care, the application of electronic medical records (EMRs), the effort to increase access to care, and the need to adhere to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) will have direct impacts on the work flow and spatial delineation of primary care clinics. To ensure the success of primary care practices, the architectural design of primary care clinics needs to address these changes to satisfy both patients and staff, and to improve efficiency and outcomes of care. There is limited literature on the design usability (efficiency, effectiveness, and user satisfaction) of primary care clinics. This study developed a set of building usability evaluation tools to collect, analyze and interpret the “usability” of a primary care facility. The study used previous literature as well as a case study primary care clinic in Maryland as a basis to develop these tools. In the clinic, data were collected through an initial interview with the head nurse, a forty-hour behavioral observation, and a staff survey. A behavioral observation tool and a survey questionnaire were developed for the data collection. For data analysis, JMP Pro 9 software was used to analyze the data collected through behavioral observation and the staff survey. The literature review developed a “Building Usability Framework” specifically for healthcare design. A data analysis tool, the “Usability Matrix” was created to integrate and understand the analyzed data within the Building Usability Framework. Integrating the analyzed data from the case study within the Usability Matrix, a primary care clinic usability evaluation survey was developed at the end of the study. This survey along with the behavioral observation tool and design analysis tools were compiled together to produce the “Building Usability Evaluation Tool-Kit for Primary Care Clinics.” This tool-kit can be used by architects and researchers interested in designing and analyzing “usable” primary care clinics.

Hussain, Tahseen 1986-

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Motor Systems Assessment Training, Including Use of the Motor Systems Tool Suite  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Motor Systems Assessment Training Motor Systems Assessment Training Presented by: Gilbert McCoy, PE Washington State University Extension Energy Program (360) 956-2086 mccoyg@energy.wsu.edu 2 Motor Systems Assessment Training 3 Motor Systems Assessment Training Department of Energy Information Resources U.S. DOE Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) BestPractices Website www.eere.energy.gov/industry/bestpractices EERE Information Center (877) 337-3463 Or www.eere.energy.gov/informationcenter 4 Motor Systems Assessment Training Big Picture Perspectives: Industrial Motor Systems Industrial motor systems: ïżœ Are the single largest electrical end use category in the American economy ïżœ Account for 23% of U.S. electrical sales. 5 Motor Systems Assessment Training Ultimate

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory : Demand Response Quick...  

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Demand Response Quick Assessment Tool Back to Tool Demand response quick assessment tool screenshot Demand response quick assessment tool screenshot Demand response quick...

175

An integrated assessment tool to define effective air quality policies at regional scale  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, the Integrated Assessment of air quality is dealt with at regional scale. First the paper describes the main challenges to tackle current air pollution control, including economic aspects. Then it proposes a novel approach to manage the ... Keywords: Air quality modeling, Decision support, Integrated assessment modeling, Model reduction, Multi-objective optimization

Claudio Carnevale; Giovanna Finzi; Enrico Pisoni; Marialuisa Volta; Giorgio Guariso; Roberta Gianfreda; Giuseppe Maffeis; Philippe Thunis; Les White; Giuseppe Triacchini

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

Green Paper: A European Strategy for Sustainable, Competitive...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Green Paper: A European Strategy for Sustainable, Competitive and Secure Energy Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Green Paper: A European Strategy for...

177

Prospects of Smart Grid Technologies for a Sustainable and Secure...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Prospects of Smart Grid Technologies for a Sustainable and Secure Power Supply Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Prospects of Smart Grid Technologies for a...

178

Reducing Emissions Through Sustainable Transport: Proposal for...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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

179

Energy Indicators for Sustainable Development: Guidelines and...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Development: Guidelines and Methodologies Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Energy Indicators for Sustainable Development: Guidelines and Methodologies AgencyCompany...

180

NREL: Technology Deployment - Tool Development  

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renewable energy projects. NREL develops geographic tools, interactive calculators, market and metrics databases, and mobile applications to help inform sustainable energy...

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IMPROVING TOOLS AND METHODS FOR ECOLOGICAL RISK ASSESSMENT AT PETROLEUM-CONTAMINATED SITES  

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; Nancy Comstock and Kathy Stirling, Project Managers). The project is intended to provide risk assessment environmental benefit analysis. In that study a group of scientists and engineers comprised of Exxon, NOAA

182

Assessing the Potential of Developing a Tool for Residential Facility Management Using Building Information Modeling Software  

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Building Information Modeling (BIM) has changed the ways buildings are designed and constructed. Along with design and construction, operation and maintenance of the built facility is also gaining importance in the Architecture-Engineering-Construction industry. Facility management (FM) is widely adopted by industrial, healthcare and other types of commercial facilities for better maintenance and management of assets. BIM is being adopted in the field of Facility management and has become one of the most important tools for better application of operation and maintenance. Facility management is performed by professionals with training and experience in the related fields of building operation, maintenance, upgrade and repair. BIM is a professional tool which requires intense training and knowledge. This tool cannot be used and is hard to understand for non-professionals and people who do not have training to use it. Management of residences is as important as management of commercial, industrial and healthcare facilities for the life and smooth running of such facilities. Residential facilities are properties with one or more residential units or buildings. These buildings could be low rise, high rise or individual units. This thesis will help in analyzing the scope of using BIM and Application Programming Interface (API) for management of maintenance in residences by the owner who are not professionally trained. The research analyzes a single, basic function of a BIM tool to determine the potential for such a tool to help non-expert, first time user to be able to understand their residential facilities maintenance requirements. It is an attempt to propose a system which provides alerts to the owners regarding required maintenance and which shows the location of the work in a 3D model. The system was designed and tested in Microsoft Windows 7 operating system by using Autodeskź Revit building information software to make the 3D model, a Revit API plug-in to craft the alerts and show the location of work and Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) to export the model to a web browser. The system worked through Revit program, but the concept of applying the system to work through web browser failed.

Madhani, Himanshu 1986-

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Imaging Tools for Electrical Resistivity in Geothermal Exploration and Reservoir Assessment  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Because reservoir production is primarily in fractured rock, a great deal of effort has been spent devising means of remotely sensing fractures and fracture zones using geophysics. Since increased fluid content or alteration of fractures can give rise to an electrical conductivity contrast, electromagnetic (EM) means of probing have been investigated extensively over the years. Although direct and indirect fracture responses have been noted in many field situations, a fracture response can be subtle and progress has been sporadic. The purpose of this project was to facilitate inductive fracture detection by providing the interpretation tools and knowledge-theoretic frame work for innovative high resolution fracture detection and delineation.

A.C. Tripp

2002-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

184

Environmental screening tools for assessment of infrastructure plans based on biodiversity preservation and global warming (PEIT, Spain)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Most Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) research has been concerned with SEA as a procedure, and there have been relatively few developments and tests of analytical methodologies. The first stage of the SEA is the 'screening', which is the process whereby a decision is taken on whether or not SEA is required for a particular programme or plan. The effectiveness of screening and SEA procedures will depend on how well the assessment fits into the planning from the early stages of the decision-making process. However, it is difficult to prepare the environmental screening for an infrastructure plan involving a whole country. To be useful, such methodologies must be fast and simple. We have developed two screening tools which would make it possible to estimate promptly the overall impact an infrastructure plan might have on biodiversity and global warming for a whole country, in order to generate planning alternatives, and to determine whether or not SEA is required for a particular infrastructure plan.

Garcia-Montero, Luis G., E-mail: luisgonzaga.garcia@upm.e [Dept. Forest Engineering, E.T.S. Ingenieros de Montes, Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Ciudad Universitaria s/n, Madrid 28040 (Spain); Lopez, Elena, E-mail: elopez@caminos.upm.e [TRANSyT, E.T.S. Ingenieros de Caminos, Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Avda. Profesor Aranguren s/n, Madrid 28040 (Spain); Monzon, Andres, E-mail: amonzon@caminos.upm.e [TRANSyT, E.T.S. Ingenieros de Caminos, Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Avda. Profesor Aranguren s/n, Madrid 28040 (Spain); Otero Pastor, Isabel, E-mail: isabel.otero@upm.e [TRANSyT, E.T.S. Ingenieros de Caminos, Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Avda. Profesor Aranguren s/n, Madrid 28040 (Spain)

2010-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

185

Sustainable Building Basics | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

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

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Assessment of state`s needs for building energy information tools  

SciTech Connect

In this study for the US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Codes and Standards, Building Energy Standards Program (BESP), which is operated by the Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL), conducted two surveys of state agencies involved with building codes (including each state energy office) to determine what resources they would find most helpful in complying with the residential and commercial energy efficiency requirements of the Energy Policy Act of 1992. PNL conducted a telephone survey of all 50 states and then a mail survey of each state plus Washington, DC and the six trust territories. In the mail survey the survey participants were provided with a list of 27 hypothetical tool descriptions; the participants were asked to choose the tools they thought would be most useful in helping them implement building energy codes and standards in their state. The respondents were also asked to characterize their state`s commercial and/or residential building energy code development/implementation processes. The mail survey respondents were also asked if they would be interested in serving on task forces for commercial or residential code development, implementation, enforcement or utility programs.

Hattrup, M.P.; Gilbride, T.L.

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

High-performance computing tools for the integrated assessment and modelling of social-ecological systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Integrated spatio-temporal assessment and modelling of complex social-ecological systems is required to address global environmental challenges. However, the computational demands of this modelling are unlikely to be met by traditional Geographic Information ... Keywords: AML, CPU, Cluster, Concurrency, Environmental, GIS, GPU, Global challenges, Graphics processing unit (GPU), Grid, HPC, Multi-core, NPV, Parallel programming

Brett A. Bryan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

The Rail Technology Unit Simulation as a Tool for Assessing the Match  

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Vampire and in-house models · Vehicle-track interaction and track quality · Vehicle performance including of increased axle load including costs, benefits and component assessment · Extending asset life including haul operations are subjected to a combination of mechanical and thermal loads, both of which can

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Tools by Country - Switzerland  

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Switzerland Switzerland A E F L M P U Tool Applications Free Recently Updated ACOUSALLE acoustics, codes and standards ECO-BAT environmental performance, life cycle assessment, sustainable development Software has been updated. EnerCAD Building Energy Efficiency; Early Design Optimization; Architecture Oriented; Life Cycle Analysis Software has been updated. flixo 2D heat transfer, cold bridge, fenestration, frame U-value, thermal bridge Software has been updated. LESO-COMFORT thermal comfort, load calculation, energy LESO-SHADE shading factors, solar shading, building geometry LESOCOOL airflow, passive cooling, energy simulation, mechanical ventilation LESODIAL Daylighting, early design stage, user-friendliness LESOKAI thermal tranmission, water vapor, building envelope Software has been updated.

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National System Templates: Building Sustainable National Inventory  

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National System Templates: Building Sustainable National Inventory National System Templates: Building Sustainable National Inventory Management Systems Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: National System Templates: Building Sustainable National Inventory Management Systems Agency/Company /Organization: United States Environmental Protection Agency, United States Agency for International Development Sector: Energy, Land Focus Area: Non-renewable Energy, Forestry, Agriculture Topics: GHG inventory Resource Type: Guide/manual, Training materials Website: www.epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/ghginventorycapacitybuilding/templ National System Templates: Building Sustainable National Inventory Management Systems Screenshot References: National System Templates: Building Sustainable National Inventory Management Systems[1]

191

Sustainability Watch  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This month’s Sustainability Watch column was provided by Marguerite Torrey, inform technical projects editor. Following is her summary of the hot topic on sustainable technologies presented on Tuesday, May 3, at the 102nd AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo. Sustai

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Sustainable Forest Finance Toolkit | Open Energy Information  

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

193

Tool Helps Utilities Assess Readiness for Electric Vehicle Charging (Fact Sheet)  

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NREL research helps answer a fundamental question regarding electric vehicles: Is the grid ready to handle them? Environmental, economic and security concerns regarding oil consumption make electrifying the transportation sector a high national priority. NREL's Center for Transportation Technologies & Systems (CTTS) has developed a framework for utilities to evaluate the plug-in vehicle (PEV) readiness of distribution transformers. Combining a wealth of vehicle performance statistics with load data from partner utilities including the Hawaiian Electric Company and Xcel Energy, NREL analyzed the thermal loading characteristics of distribution transformers due to vehicle charging. After running millions of simulations replicating varying climates and conditions, NREL is now able to predict aging rates for transformers when PEVs are added to existing building loads. With the NREL tool, users define simulation parameters by inputting vehicle trip and weather data; transformer load profiles and ratings; PEV penetration, charging rates and battery sizes; utility rates; the number of houses on each transformer; and public charging availability. Transformer load profiles, drive cycles, and ambient temperature data are then run through the thermal model to produce a one-year timeseries of the hotspot temperature. Annual temperature durations are calculated to help determine the annual aging rate. Annual aging rate results are grouped by independent variables. The most useful measure is transformer mileage, a measure of how many electrically-driven miles must be supplied by the transformer. Once the spectrum analysis has been conducted for an area or utility, the outputs can be used to help determine if more detailed evaluation is necessary, or if transformer replacement is required. In the majority of scenarios, transformers have enough excess capacity to charge PEVs. Only in extreme cases does vehicle charging have negative long-term impact on transformers. In those cases, upgrades to larger transformers would be recommended. NREL analysis also showed opportunity for newly-installed smart grids to offset distribution demands by time-shifting the charging loads. Most importantly, the model demonstrated synergies between PEVs and distributed renewables, not only providing clean renewable energy for vehicles, but also reducing demand on the entire distribution infrastructure by supplying loads at the point of consumption.

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Venice Sustainability Advisory Panel  

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

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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One size fits all? An assessment tool for solid waste management at local and national levels  

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Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Waste management schemes are generally implemented at national or regional level. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Local conditions characteristics and constraints are often neglected. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We developed an economic model able to compare multi-level waste management options. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer A detailed test case with real economic data and a best-fit scenario is described. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Most efficient schemes combine clear National directives with local level flexibility. - Abstract: As environmental awareness rises, integrated solid waste management (WM) schemes are increasingly being implemented all over the world. The different WM schemes usually address issues such as landfilling restrictions (mainly due to methane emissions and competing land use), packaging directives and compulsory recycling goals. These schemes are, in general, designed at a national or regional level, whereas local conditions and constraints are sometimes neglected. When national WM top-down policies, in addition to setting goals, also dictate the methods by which they are to be achieved, local authorities lose their freedom to optimize their operational WM schemes according to their specific characteristics. There are a myriad of implementation options at the local level, and by carrying out a bottom-up approach the overall national WM system will be optimal on economic and environmental scales. This paper presents a model for optimizing waste strategies at a local level and evaluates this effect at a national level. This is achieved by using a waste assessment model which enables us to compare both the economic viability of several WM options at the local (single municipal authority) level, and aggregated results for regional or national levels. A test case based on various WM approaches in Israel (several implementations of mixed and separated waste) shows that local characteristics significantly influence WM costs, and therefore the optimal scheme is one under which each local authority is able to implement its best-fitting mechanism, given that national guidelines are kept. The main result is that strict national/regional WM policies may be less efficient, unless some type of local flexibility is implemented. Our model is designed both for top-down and bottom-up assessment, and can be easily adapted for a wide range of WM option comparisons at different levels.

Broitman, Dani, E-mail: danib@techunix.technion.ac.il [Department of Natural Resources and Environment Management, Graduate school of Management, University of Haifa, Haifa 31905 (Israel); Ayalon, Ofira [Department of Natural Resources and Environment Management, Graduate school of Management, University of Haifa, Haifa 31905 (Israel); Kan, Iddo [Department of Agricultural Economics and Management, Faculty of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Quality Sciences, Rehovot 76100 (Israel)

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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FEMP Resources for Sustainable Buildings | Open Energy Information  

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

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The Tracking and Analysis Framework (TAF): A tool for the integrated assessment of acid deposition  

SciTech Connect

A major challenge that has faced policy makers concerned with acid deposition is obtaining an integrated view of the underlying science related to acid deposition. In response to this challenge, the US Department of Energy is sponsoring the development of an integrated Tracking and Analysis Framework (TAF) which links together the key acid deposition components of emissions, air transport, atmospheric deposition, and aquatic effects in a single modeling structure. The goal of TAF is to integrate credible models of the scientific and technical issues into an assessment framework that can directly address key policy issues, and in doing so act as a bridge between science and policy. Key objectives of TAF are to support coordination and communication among scientific researchers; to support communications with policy makers, and to provide rapid response for analyzing newly emerging policy issues; and to provide guidance for prioritizing research programs. This paper briefly describes how TAF was formulated to meet those objectives and the underlying principals which form the basis for its development.

Bloyd, C.N. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Henrion, M. [Lumina Decision Systems, Los Altos, CA (United States); Marnicio, R.J. [Foster Wheeler Environmental Corp., Columbus, Ohio (United States)

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

In Search of Sustainability  

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Review: In Search of Sustainability By Jenny Goldie, Boband Bryan Furnass. In Search of Sustainability. Collingwood,in sustainability. In Search of Sustainability opens with an

Hamilton-Smith, Elery

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

Prioritization Tool  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Program Peer Review Alexis Abramson Chief Scientist alexis.abramson@ee.doe.gov April 2, 2013 Building Technologies Office Prioritization Tool 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Vision: develop an analytical tool that considers building efficiency measures and technologies, and assesses and compares their potential value into the future Uses: * Inform programmatic decision-making * Examine "what if" scenarios * Create targets for FOAs

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Preliminary Study on Sustainable Low-Carbon Development Towards 2030 in  

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Preliminary Study on Sustainable Low-Carbon Development Towards 2030 in Preliminary Study on Sustainable Low-Carbon Development Towards 2030 in Vietnam Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Preliminary Study on Sustainable Low-Carbon Development Towards 2030 in Vietnam Agency/Company /Organization: National Institute for Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, Asia-Pacific Integrated Model Team Sector: Energy Focus Area: Renewable Energy, Non-renewable Energy, Economic Development, Energy Efficiency, Grid Assessment and Integration, People and Policy, Solar Phase: Evaluate Options, Develop Goals, Prepare a Plan Topics: Background analysis, Implementation, Low emission development planning, -LEDS, Pathways analysis, Resource assessment Resource Type: Guide/manual, Lessons learned/best practices, Publications

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201

Towards sustainable urban communities  

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Requirements for the assessment tools of buildings have increased, assessing of building components or separate buildings is not enough. Neighbourhoods, built environment, public transportations, and services, should be considered simultaneously. Number of population living in urban areas is high and increasing rapidly. Urbanisation is a major concern due to its detrimental effects on the environment. The aim of this study is to clarify the field of assessment tools for urban communities by analysing the current situation. The focus is on internationally well known assessment tools; BREEAM Communities, CASBEE for Urban Development and LEED for Neigborhood Development. The interest towards certification systems is increasing amongst the authorities, and especially amongst the global investors and property developers. Achieved certifications are expected to bring measureable publicity for the developers. The assessment of urban areas enables the comparison of municipalities and urban areas, and notably supports decision making processes. Authorities, city planners, and designers would benefit most from the use of the tools during the decision making process. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The urban assessment tools have strong linkage to the region. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The tools promote complementary building and retrofitting existing sites. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Sharing knowledge and experiences is important in the development of the tools.

Haapio, Appu, E-mail: appu.haapio@vtt.fi

2012-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Interagency Sustainability Working Group | Department of Energy  

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

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ICLEI Sustainable Urban Energy Planning | Open Energy Information  

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ICLEI Sustainable Urban Energy Planning ICLEI Sustainable Urban Energy Planning Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: ICLEI Sustainable Urban Energy Planning Agency/Company /Organization: ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability Sector: Energy Focus Area: Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency Topics: Background analysis, Implementation, Low emission development planning, Policies/deployment programs Website: www.iclei.org/ References: ICLEI Homepage [1] "ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability is an international association of local governments as well as national and regional local government organizations that have made a commitment to sustainable development."[1] Sustainable Urban Energy Planning: A handbook for cities and towns in developing countries

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Environmental Sustainability  

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

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Sustainable Scientists  

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thanks to extensive green and energy-efficient features, andenergy efficiency improvement programs (xxxviii) and their GreenGreen Grid alliance to address efficiency and sustainability issues (xxxvii). This group is exploring energy

Mills, Evan

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

NREL: Energy Analysis - Sustainability Analysis  

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Sustainability Analysis Sustainability Analysis The laboratory's Sustainability Analysis looks at the environmental, life-cycle, climate, and other impacts of renewable energy technologies. Our energy choices have global implications that affect greenhouse gas emissions, water resource distribution, mineral consumption, and equipment manufacturing and transportation. The school of thought is that renewable energy technologies are more sustainable than many current sources of energy. However, we need to verify that this is true before we miss some important opportunities. NREL's capabilities in this analysis area include: resource-use optimization techno-economic feasibility and cost analysis life cycle assessment environmental externalities analysis cobenefits analysis manufacturing cost analysis

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Sustainable Building Basics | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

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

208

Building Energy Software Tools Directory: New Tools  

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Energy Auditing & Sales Tool, home energy assessments, energy analysis, home performance, residential retrofits 2013-05-17 MyVerdafero Utility Optimization, building performance,...

209

Sustainable Polymers Staff  

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Sustainable Polymers Staff Directory. Kathryn Beers, Group Leader. ... Contact. Sustainable Polymers Kathryn L. Beers, Group Leader. ...

2013-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

210

Topic: Sustainable Manufacturing  

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... Project. Sustainable Manufacturing Program. Sustainability Characterization for Product Assembly Processes Project. Testbed ...

2012-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

211

Energy for Sustainable Development | Open Energy Information  

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Energy for Sustainable Development Energy for Sustainable Development Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Energy for Sustainable Development Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Environment Programme, Lund University Sector: Energy Focus Area: Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Resource Type: Webinar, Training materials Website: www.e4sd.org/home.htm References: E4SD[1] Overview "This online-training course is intended to provide deeper knowledge of energy's relationship to sustainable development and how delivery of clean, affordable energy services, wise management of energy resources, and the leveraging of technological and institutional energy related opportunities can serve as instruments to reach that goal. Participants

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Sustainability : driver for decision making in infrastructure.  

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??With the growing importance of sustainability assessment in the construction industry, many green building rating schemes have been adopted in the building sector of Australia.… (more)

Leong, Siew Neng Franks

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

Computable General Equilibrium Models for Sustainability Impact...  

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Computable General Equilibrium Models for Sustainability Impact Assessment: Status quo and prospects Jump to: navigation, search Name Computable General Equilibrium Models for...

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Assessment Methods and Operating Tools for Grid Reliability: An Executive Report on the Transmission Program of EPRI's Power Deliver y Reliability Initiative  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Maintaining a high level of power grid reliability is one of the most pressing issues facing the electric power industry today. This report summarizes the achievements and planned activities of the transmission portion of the industry-wide Power Delivery Reliability Initiative, which is developing new tools and methods for assessing and improving grid reliability.

2001-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

215

Economic Sustainability  

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This report is part of a series of research studies into alternative energy and resource pathways for the global economy. In addition to disseminating original research findings, these studies are intended to contribute to policy dialog and public awareness about environment-economy linkages and sustainable growth. All opinions expressed here are those of the author and should not be attributed to their affiliated institutions. For this project on Energy Pathways, we express thanks to Next 10, who recognized the importance of this issue for California’s sustainable growth agenda and provided conceptual impetus and financial support. Thanks are also due for outstanding research assistance by the following:

David Roland-holst; Fredrich Kahrl; Jennifer Baranoff; Alex Cheng; Adrian Li; Jennifer Ly; Cristy Sanada; Lawrence Shing; Sam Beckerman; Billie Chow; Deal Shelley Jiang; Tom Lueker; Xian Ming Li; Mehmet Seflek; F. Noel Perry; Morrow Cater; Sarah Henry; Adam Rose; John A. “skip

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) | Open Energy Information  

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Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) Jump to: navigation, search SWERA logo.png Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) Interactive Web PortalPowered by OpenEI Getting Started Data Sets Analysis Tools About SWERA Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Environment Programme Partner: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Risoe National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (INPE), State University of New York (SUNY), Technical University of Denmark (DTU), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Global Environment Facility (GEF) Sector: Energy Focus Area: Solar, Wind

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Federal Energy Management Program: Sustainable Building Basics  

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

218

Renewable Energy Evaluation Tools  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

RENEWABLE ENERGY RENEWABLE ENERGY EVALUATION TOOLS Andy Walker, PhD PE Principal Engineer, NREL Renewable Energy Round Table May 2, 2012 2 TECHNICAL ASSESSMENT AND SCREENING TOOLS WE USE IN OUR PROJECTS Campus/Base Assessments INFRASTRUCTURE BUILDINGS ASSESSMENT RENEWABLE SUPPLY SIDE VEHICLES & TOOLS Campus/Base Assessments INFRASTRUCTURE BUILDINGS ASSESSMENT RENEWABLE SUPPLY SIDE VEHICLES & TOOLS 9 9 Renewable Energy Technologies Photovoltaics Daylighting Biomass Heat/Power Concentrating Solar Heat/Power Solar Vent Air Preheat Solar Water Heating Wind Power Ground Source Heat Pump Landfill Gas 10 10 Renewable Energy Resources Geographical Information System (GIS) Datasets * NREL Datasets (http://www.nrel.gov/gis/) - solar radiation 10x10 km grid

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Assessment  

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Genetic Genetic Variability of Cell Wall Degradability for the Selection of Alfalfa with Improved Saccharification Efficiency Marc-Olivier Duceppe & Annick Bertrand & Sivakumar Pattathil & Jeffrey Miller & Yves Castonguay & Michael G. Hahn & Réal Michaud & Marie-Pier Dubé # Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada 2012 Abstract Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) has a high potential for sustainable bioethanol production, particularly because of its low reliance on N fertilizer. We assessed near-infrared reflec- tance spectroscopy (NIRS) as a high-throughput technique to measure cell wall (CW) degradability in a large number of lignified alfalfa stem samples. We also used a powerful immu- nological approach, glycome profiling, and chemical analyses to increase our knowledge of the composition of CW poly- saccharides of alfalfa stems with various levels

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Sustainable Biomass Supply Systems  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) aims to displace 30% of the 2004 gasoline use (60 billion gal/yr) with biofuels by 2030 as outlined in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, which will require 700 million tons of biomass to be sustainably delivered to biorefineries annually. Lignocellulosic biomass will make an important contribution towards meeting DOE’s ethanol production goals. For the biofuels industry to be an economically viable enterprise, the feedstock supply system (i.e., moving the biomass from the field to the refinery) cannot contribute more that 30% of the total cost of the biofuel production. The Idaho National Laboratory in collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, University of California, Davis and Kansas State University are developing a set of tools for identifying economical, sustainable feedstocks on a regional basis based on biorefinery siting.

Erin Searcy; Dave Muth; Erin Wilkerson; Shahab Sokansanj; Bryan Jenkins; Peter Titman; Nathan Parker; Quinn Hart; Richard Nelson

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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221

In Search of Sustainability  

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Review: In Search of Sustainability By Jenny Goldie, BobFurnass. In Search of Sustainability. Collingwood, Victoria,the movement towards sustainability. It inevitably reflects

Hamilton-Smith, Elery

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

222

Review: Hijacking Sustainability  

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

Antonelli, Monika

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

The Illusion of Sustainability  

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K.M. Aziz. (1996). “Sustainability of a Water, SanitationFrom Rio to Iragua: Sustainability versus Efficiency andThe Illusion of Sustainability* Michael Kremer Department of

Kremer, Michael Robert; Miguel, Edward A.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

Sustainability and Transport  

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

Gilbert, Richard

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

NREL's DRIVE tool delivers precise and easy-to-interpret assessments in a fraction of the time.  

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of vehicle types and sizes. DRIVE helps manufacturers ensure designs are based on real-world usage, supplying.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. 1617 Cole Boulevard | Golden, Colorado 80401-3305 | 303-275-3000 | www.nrel.gov NREL

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Adapting Urban Transport to Climate Change- Module 5f - Sustainable...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Urban Transport to Climate Change- Module 5f - Sustainable transport: a sourcebook for policy-makers in developing cities Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Adapting...

227

High Performance Sustainable Building Design RM  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

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

228

Sustainability’s Correlation to Profit.  

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??Sustainability and its correlation to profits in hospitality institutions is the subject of this paper. The lack of knowledge about sustainability and the benefits of… (more)

Drummond, Cheryl Annissa

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

Assessment of Energy Storage Alternatives in the Puget Sound Energy System Volume 2: Energy Storage Evaluation Tool  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This volume presents the battery storage evaluation tool developed at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), which is used to evaluate benefits of battery storage for multiple grid applications, including energy arbitrage, balancing service, capacity value, distribution system equipment deferral, and outage mitigation. This tool is based on the optimal control strategies to capture multiple services from a single energy storage device. In this control strategy, at each hour, a look-ahead optimization is first formulated and solved to determine battery base operating point. The minute by minute simulation is then performed to simulate the actual battery operation. This volume provide background and manual for this evaluation tool.

Wu, Di; Jin, Chunlian; Balducci, Patrick J.; Kintner-Meyer, Michael CW

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

Sustainability | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Sustainability Sustainability Waste Management Nuclear Materials & Waste Tank Waste and Waste Processing Waste Disposition Packaging and Transportation Site & Facility Restoration...

231

Enabling Materials Resource Sustainability  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mar 6, 2013 ... REWAS 2013: Enabling Materials Resource Sustainability: Enabling Sustainability through Education and Consumer Awareness Sponsored ...

232

Sustainable Manufacturing Briefing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... enhance their brands. • Is sustainability an opportunity or cost? There is no ... demonstrate, deploy, and accredit new sustainable manufacturing ...

2012-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

233

Global Relationship Assessment to Protect the Environment (GRAPE) | Open  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Relationship Assessment to Protect the Environment (GRAPE) Relationship Assessment to Protect the Environment (GRAPE) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Global Relationship Assessment to Protect the Environment (GRAPE) Agency/Company /Organization: Institute for Applied Energy, Japan Sector: Climate Topics: Analysis Tools Complexity/Ease of Use: Moderate Website: www.iae.or.jp/e/group/environment.html Related Tools General Equilibrium Modeling Package (GEMPACK) CDM Sustainable Development Tool Long-Range Energy Alternatives Planning System (LEAP) ... further results Find Another Tool FIND DEVELOPMENT IMPACTS ASSESSMENT TOOLS A model consisting of five modules dealing with issues on energy, climate, land use, macroeconomics and environmental impacts. The model uses a nonlinear dynamic intertemporal optimization methodology maximizing

234

Sustainable Liquid Biofuels in New Zealand: Can Sustainability Standards Help Distinguish the Good from the Bad?.  

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??Concerns surrounding the environmental and social impacts of biofuel production have led to the rapid development of biofuel sustainability assessment schemes internationally. The New Zealand… (more)

Grimmer, Natalie

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable development of hydropower in third countries: The development of hydropower on a sustainable basis has been an array of humanitarian and economic development, especially for local people as well as an important tool in the fight against glo  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

FACT SHEET: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF HYDROPOWER INITIATIVE At the Clean Energy Ministerial in Washington, D.C. on July 19 th and 20 th , ministers pledged to establish the Sustainable Development of Hydropower Initiative to promote the sustainable use of hydropower in developing countries in regions such as Africa, Asia, and Central America, and to identify potential financial resources from multilateral organizations to advance such projects.

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Materials Sustainability: Digital Resource Center -- Sustainability ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

FORUMS > SUSTAINABILITY: ECONOMICS, LIFECYCLE ANALYSIS, GREEN HOUSE GASES, AND CLIMATE CHANGE, Replies, Views, Originator, Last Post  ...

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&#8220;Sustainable development of hydropower in third countries: The  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Sustainable development of hydropower in third countries: Sustainable development of hydropower in third countries: The development of hydropower on a sustainable basis has been an array of humanitarian and economic development, especially for local people as well as an important tool in the fight agains “Sustainable development of hydropower in third countries: The development of hydropower on a sustainable basis has been an array of humanitarian and economic development, especially for local people as well as an important tool in the fight agains “Sustainable development of hydropower in third countries: The development of hydropower on a sustainable basis has been an array of humanitarian and economic development, especially for local people as well as an important tool in the fight against glo

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The Sustainability of Sustainable Energy  

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

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Comment on “Modeling Miscanthus in the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) to Simulate Its Water Quality Effects As a Bioenergy Crop”  

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In this paper, the authors comment on several mistakes made in a journal paper "Modeling Miscanthus in the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) to Simulate Its Water Quality Effects As a Bioenergy Crop" published on Environmental Scienece & Technology, based on field measurements from Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, Carbon Sequestration in Terrestrial Ecosystems, and published literature. Our comment has led to the development of another version of SWAT to include better process based description of radiation use efficiency and root-shoot growth.

Zhang, Xuesong; Izaurralde, Roberto C.; Arnold, J. G.; Sammons, N. B.; Manowitz, David H.; Thomson, Allison M.; Williams, J.R.

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory : Weather Tool  

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Weather Tool Back to Tool Screenshot for Weather Tool. Screenshot for Weather Tool. Screenshot for Weather...

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Sustainable LED Fluorescent Light Replacement Technology  

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Ilumisys and the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) partnered on a three-year project awarded by the United States (U.S.) Department of Energy (DOE), to quantify the impacts of LED lamps, incandescent lamps and fluorescent benchmark lamps over a product lifecycle – i.e. to develop a sustainable design and manufacturing strategy that addresses product manufacturing, use, recycling and disposal scenarios for LED-based lighting. Based on the knowledge gained from extensive product tear-down studies of fluorescent and screw-in lighting products, lifecycle assessment tools, and accelerated lifecycle testing protocols, an interactive Sustainable LED Design Guide has been developed to aid architectural and lighting designers and engineers in making design decisions that consider three important environmental impacts (greenhouse gas emissions, energy use and mercury emission) across all phases of the life of an LED lighting product. Critical information developed for the lifecycle analysis and product feature comparisons is the useful life of the lighting product as well as its performance. The Design Guide is available at www.ncms.org, and was developed based on operational and durability testing of a variety of lighting products including power consumption, light output, and useful life of a lamp in order to allow a more realistic comparison of lamp designs. This report describes the main project tasks, results and innovative features of the lifecycle assessment (LCA)-based design tools, and the key considerations driving the sustainable design of LED lighting systems. The Design Guide incorporates the following three novel features for efficiently evaluating LED lighting features in value-chains: • Bill-of-Materials (BOM) Builder – Designers may import process data for each component and supply functional data for the product, including power, consumption, lumen output and expected useful life. • Environmental Impact Review – Designs are comparable across lifecycle phases, subsystems, and environmental impact category, and can be normalized to a userdefined functional unit. • Drill-down Review – These provide an indepth look at individual lamp designs with the ability to review across subsystem or lifecycle phase.

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2011-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Mundaneum of sustainability.  

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??The Mundaneum of Sustainability focuses on influencing people's consciousness of sustainability in their daily lives, by creating a place where people senses are triggered through… (more)

De Ruijter, P.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

Sustainable Energy Systems Group  

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Sustainable Energy Systems Group The Sustainable Energy Systems Group studies the impacts of energy generation and use, manufacturing, and other activities on the environment, the...

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2012 DOE Sustainability Awards  

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2012 DOE Sustainability Awards PSO Site Title EE National Renewable Energy Laboratory Comprehensive Energy Management EM Headquarters - EM Environmental Management's Sustainability...

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Energy Security and Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific | Open  

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Energy Security and Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific Energy Security and Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Energy Security and Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Sector: Energy Focus Area: Biomass, Geothermal, Solar, Wind, Economic Development Topics: Co-benefits assessment, - Energy Security Resource Type: Publications Website: www.unescap.org/esd/energy/publications/theme_study/themstudy.pdf UN Region: Central Asia, Eastern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, "Pacific" is not in the list of possible values (Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Northern America, Central Asia, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Western Asia, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, Latin America and the Caribbean) for this property.

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A system dynamics model for the screening-level long-term assessment of human health risks at contaminated sites  

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For the design of sustainable and cost-effective management strategies for contaminated sites, decision makers need appropriate tools, i.e. environmental decision support systems to assist them in the planning, assessment, selection and optimisation ... Keywords: Contaminated sites, EDSS, Human health risk assessment, Monitored natural attenuation, Risk-based land management, System dynamics, Uncertainty, Vensim

Ursula S. Mcknight; Michael Finkel

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EBRD-Sustainable Energy Financing Facilities | Open Energy Information  

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EBRD-Sustainable Energy Financing Facilities EBRD-Sustainable Energy Financing Facilities Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: EBRD-Sustainable Energy Financing Facilities Agency/Company /Organization: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Sector: Energy, Water Topics: Finance Resource Type: Publications Website: www.ebrd.com/downloads/research/factsheets/seff.pdf Cost: Free EBRD-Sustainable Energy Financing Facilities Screenshot References: EBRD-Sustainable Energy Financing Facilities[1] This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. References ↑ "EBRD-Sustainable Energy Financing Facilities" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=EBRD-Sustainable_Energy_Financing_Facilities&oldid=377130" Categories:

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Sustainable energy policies: research challenges and opportunities  

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Designing sustainable energy policies heavily impacts the economic development, environmental resource management and social acceptance. There are four main steps in the policy making process: planning, environmental assessment, implementation and monitoring. ...

Michela Milano

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SUSTAINABLE COMPOSITES: CELLULOSE NANOFIBERS  

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SUSTAINABLE COMPOSITES: CELLULOSE NANOFIBERS. Iulia Sacui and Jeffrey Gilman. Our main focus is on using cellulose ...

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Sustainable warehouse management  

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Sustainable warehouse is about integrating, balancing and managing the economic, environmental and social inputs and outputs of the warehouse operations. Sustainability is a core value to many businesses but they find it hard to implement in their current ... Keywords: sustainability modelling, sustainable warehouse management, system dynamics

Kah-Shien Tan; M. Daud Ahmed; David Sundaram

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Engineering for sustainable development for bio-diesel production  

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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. This is a multi-criteria decision-making process that involves the identification of the most optimal sustainable process, which satisfies economic, ecological and social criteria as well as safety and health requirements. Certain difficulties are encountered when ESD is applied, such as ill-defined criteria, scarcity of information, lack of process-specific data, metrics, and the need to satisfy multiple decision makers. To overcome these difficulties, ESD can be broken down into three major steps, starting with the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of the process, followed by generation of non-dominating alternatives, and finally selecting the most sustainable process by employing an analytic hierarchical selection process. This methodology starts with the prioritization of the sustainability metrics (health and safety, economic, ecological and social components). The alternatives are then subjected to a pair-wise comparison with respect to each Sustainable Development (SD) indicator and prioritized depending on their performance. The SD indicator priority score and each individual alternative’s performance score together are used to determine the most sustainable alternative. The proposed methodology for ESD is applied for bio-diesel production in this thesis. The results obtained for bio-diesel production using the proposed methodology are similar to the alternatives that are considered to be economically and environmentally favorable by both researchers and commercial manufacturers; hence the proposed methodology can be considered to be accurate. The proposed methodology will also find wide range of application as it is flexible and can be used for the sustainable development of a number of systems similar to the bio-diesel production system; it is also user friendly and can be customized with ease. Due to these benefits, the proposed methodology can be considered to be a useful tool for decision making for sustainable development of chemical processes.

Narayanan, Divya

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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UNEP Global Trends in Sustainable Energy Investment 2009 Report | Open  

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UNEP Global Trends in Sustainable Energy Investment 2009 Report UNEP Global Trends in Sustainable Energy Investment 2009 Report Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: UNEP Global Trends in Sustainable Energy Investment 2009 Report Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Environment Programme Sector: Energy Topics: Market analysis, Finance Website: sefi.unep.org/fileadmin/media/sefi/docs/publications/Global_Trends_200 References: UNEP Global Trends in Sustainable Energy Investment 2009 Report[1] TABLE OF CONTENTS Foreword ................................................................................................................ 5 List of Figures ....................................................................................................... 7 Methodology and Definitions ...................................................................................

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Platform Li-Ion Battery Risk Assessment Tool: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-10-407  

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Creare was awarded a Phase 1 STTR contract from the US Office of Naval Research, with a seven month period of performance from 6/28/2010 to 1/28/2011. The objectives of the STTR were to determine the feasibility of developing a software package for estimating reliability of battery packs, and develop a user interface to allow the designer to assess the overall impact on battery packs and host platforms for cell-level faults. NREL served as sub-tier partner to Creare, providing battery modeling and battery thermal safety expertise.

Smith, K.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Prioritization Tool  

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2013 Building Technologies Office Prioritization Tool 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Vision: develop an analytical tool that considers building efficiency...

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Plant Wide Assessment of Energy Usage Utilizing SitEModelling as a Tool for Optimizing Energy Consumption  

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The Evonik Degussa Corporation is the global market leader in the specialty chemicals industry. Innovative products and system solutions make an indispensable contribution to our customers' success. We refer to this as "creating essentials". In fiscal 2004, Degussa's 45,000 employees worldwide generated sales of 11.2 billion euros and operating profits (EBIT) of 965 million euros. Evonik Degussa Corporation has performed a plant wide energy usage assessment at the Mapleton, Illinois facility, which consumed 1,182,330 MMBTU in 2003. The purpose of this study was to identify opportunities for improvement regarding the plant’s utility requirements specific to their operation. The production is based mainly on natural gas usage for steam, process heating and hydrogen production. The current high price for natural gas in the US is not very competitive compared to other countries. Therefore, all efforts must be taken to minimize the utility consumption in order to maximize market position and minimize fixed cost increases due to the rising costs of energy. The main objective of this plant wide assessment was to use a methodology called Site Energy Modelling (SitE Modelling) to identify areas of potential improvement for energy savings, either in implementing a single process change or in changing the way different processes interact with each other. The overall goal was to achieve energy savings of more than 10% compared to the 2003 energy figures of the Mapleton site. The final savings breakdown is provided below: - 4.1% savings for steam generation and delivery These savings were accomplished through better control schemes, more constant and optimized loading of the boilers and increased boiler efficiency through an advanced control schemes. - 1.6% savings for plant chemical processing These saving were accomplished through optimized processing heating efficiency and batch recipes, as well as an optimized production schedule to help equalize the boiler load (e.g. steam consumption).

Ralf Janowsky, Ph.D.; Tracey Mole, Ph.D.

2007-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Determinants of sustainability in solid waste management - The Gianyar Waste Recovery Project in Indonesia  

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Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Our assessment tool helps evaluate success factors in solid waste projects. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Success of the composting plant in Indonesia is linked to its community integration. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Appropriate technology is not a main determining success factor for sustainability. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Structured assessment of 'best practices' can enhance replication in other cities. - Abstract: According to most experts, integrated and sustainable solid waste management should not only be given top priority, but must go beyond technical aspects to include various key elements of sustainability to ensure success of any solid waste project. Aside from project sustainable impacts, the overall enabling environment is the key feature determining performance and success of an integrated and affordable solid waste system. This paper describes a project-specific approach to assess typical success or failure factors. A questionnaire-based assessment method covers issues of: (i) social mobilisation and acceptance (social element), (ii) stakeholder, legal and institutional arrangements comprising roles, responsibilities and management functions (institutional element); (iii) financial and operational requirements, as well as cost recovery mechanisms (economic element). The Gianyar Waste Recovery Project in Bali, Indonesia was analysed using this integrated assessment method. The results clearly identified chief characteristics, key factors to consider when planning country wide replication but also major barriers and obstacles which must be overcome to ensure project sustainability. The Gianyar project consists of a composting unit processing 60 tons of municipal waste per day from 500,000 inhabitants, including manual waste segregation and subsequent composting of the biodegradable organic fraction.

Zurbruegg, Christian, E-mail: zurbrugg@eawag.ch [Eawag: Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Department of Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries (Sandec), Ueberlandstrasse 133, P.O. Box 611, 8600 Duebendorf (Switzerland); Gfrerer, Margareth, E-mail: margareth.gfrerer@gmx.net [Faculty of Engineering, University of Indonesia, Depok Campus, 16424 Jakarta (Indonesia); Ashadi, Henki, E-mail: henki@eng.ui.ac.id [Faculty of Engineering, University of Indonesia, Depok Campus, 16424 Jakarta (Indonesia); Brenner, Werner, E-mail: werner.brenner@gmx.at [Faculty of Engineering, University of Indonesia, Depok Campus, 16424 Jakarta (Indonesia); Kueper, David, E-mail: dkuper@indo.net.id [Yayasan Pemilahan Sampah Temesi, Temsi-Gianyar, Bali (Indonesia)

2012-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

257

Energy Indicators for Sustainable Development: Guidelines and Methodologies  

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Energy Indicators for Sustainable Development: Guidelines and Methodologies Energy Indicators for Sustainable Development: Guidelines and Methodologies Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Energy Indicators for Sustainable Development: Guidelines and Methodologies Agency/Company /Organization: International Atomic Energy Agency Sector: Energy Focus Area: Economic Development Topics: Co-benefits assessment, - Energy Access, - Environmental and Biodiversity, Pathways analysis Website: www.iaea.org/Publications/Factsheets/English/indicators.pdf Country: Brazil, Cuba, Lithuania, Mexico, Russia, Slovakia, Thailand UN Region: South-Eastern Asia, "Latin America and Caribbean" is not in the list of possible values (Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Northern America, Central Asia, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Western Asia, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, Latin America and the Caribbean) for this property., "Western & Eastern Europe" is not in the list of possible values (Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Northern America, Central Asia, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Western Asia, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, Latin America and the Caribbean) for this property.

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Sustainable Manufacturing in the Systems Integration Division  

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... Sustainability Modeling and Optimization Project. Sustainability of Unit Manufacturing Processes Project. Sustainable Manufacturing Program. ...

2011-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Program on Technology Innovation: Summary of 2013 EPRI Nuclear Fuel Cycle Assessment Workshop - Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, July 23 – 24, 2013  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Government, industry, and academic stakeholders assembled at the second EPRI Nuclear Fuel Cycle Assessment Workshop—hosted and co-organized by Vanderbilt University and held July 23–24, 2013—to review ongoing efforts and opportunities for improving sustainability of nuclear fuel cycle (NFC) assessment related knowledge and tools through expanded collaboration. The workshop emphasized three topics addressing the development, maintenance, and application ...

2013-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Feature - WATER Tool Released  

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Water Assessment for Transportation Energy Resources (WATER) Tool Released Water Assessment for Transportation Energy Resources (WATER) Tool Released Argonne National Laboratory recently released an open access online tool called WATER (Water Assessment for Transportation Energy Resources), which quantifies water footprint of fuel production stages from feedstock production to conversion process for biofuel with county, state, and regional level spatial resolution. WATER provides analysis on water consumption and its impact on water quality. It contains biofuel pathways for corn grain ethanol, soybean biodiesel, and cellulosic ethanol produced from corn stover and wheat straw. Perennial grass (Switchgrass and Miscanthus) and forest wood residue-based biofuel pathways are currently under development. The WATER tool enables users to conduct pathway comparison, scenario development, and regional specific feedstock analysis in supporting of biofuel industry development and planning. It is available at http://water.es.anl.gov/.

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A Conceptual Framework for Progressing Towards Sustainability in the  

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A Conceptual Framework for Progressing Towards Sustainability in the A Conceptual Framework for Progressing Towards Sustainability in the Agriculture and Food Sector Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: A Conceptual Framework for Progressing Towards Sustainability in the Agriculture and Food Sector Agency/Company /Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Sector: Land Focus Area: Agriculture Topics: Policies/deployment programs, Pathways analysis Resource Type: Publications Website: www.fao.org/docrep/012/al322e/al322e00.pdf A Conceptual Framework for Progressing Towards Sustainability in the Agriculture and Food Sector Screenshot References: A Conceptual Framework for Progressing Towards Sustainability in the Agriculture and Food Sector[1] Logo: A Conceptual Framework for Progressing Towards Sustainability in the Agriculture and Food Sector

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The Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy | Open Energy Information  

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The Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy The Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: The Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy Agency/Company /Organization: The Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy Sector: Energy Focus Area: Renewable Energy Topics: Low emission development planning User Interface: Website Website: www.ashdenawards.org/ Cost: Free Language: English Logo: The Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy We champion practical, local energy solutions that cut carbon, protect the environment, reduce poverty and improve people's lives. The Ashden Awards bring to light inspiring sustainable energy solutions in the UK and developing world and help ensure that they are spread more widely. From an entrepreneur rolling out solar power across rural India to

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Groundwater modeling: Application of a multiphase fluid flow model as a decision-making tool for assessing and remediating installation restoration program sites. Master's thesis  

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This research examined a two-dimensional numerical model, VALOR, which can simulate multiphase fluid flow in soils and groundwater, and evaluated the applicability of the model as a decision-making tool for assessing and remediating IRP sites. Model sensitivity analyses were conducted to study the influence of grid sizes, soil types, and organic release rates on the simulated migration of both light and dense non-aqueous phase liquids (NAPLs). The VALOR model was applied to a case study of a JP-4 release at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. The finer grid sizes provide the most accurate definition of NAPL distribution. The soil type and release rate sensitivity analyses demonstrate that NAPL migrates quicker through coarse sands than fine sand and clay. The light NAPL ponds at the water table and spreads laterally. The dense NAPL migrates through the subsurface and ponds at the aquifer bottom. The fast organic release simulations predict wider vertical pathways of migration. The slow organic release simulations predict higher light NAPL saturation at the water table. The case study indicates that within limits, VALOR may be useful for assessing NAPL distribution, estimating contaminated soil volumes, and evaluating remediation alternatives.... Groundwater modeling, Non-aqueous Phase Liquids: NAPL, Multiphase fluid flow model, Installation Restoration Program, IRP.

Scott, D.J.

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

Earth System Analysis for Sustainability  

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Earth System Analysis for Sustainability By Hans JoachimSystem Analysis for Sustainability. MIT Press, Cambridge,the factors shaping sustainability yet undertaken and makes

Hamilton-Smith, Elery

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

Sustainable Energy: Choosing Among Options  

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

Mirza, Umar Karim

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

266

Bioenergy Technologies Office: Sustainability  

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

Overview Financial Opportunities Publications Contact Us Sustainability The Bioenergy Technologies Office's activities are guided by a commitment to environmental, economic,...

267

Analysis & Tools: Tools and Tool Interaction AAU  

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During the three years of AMETIST the performance and usability of the existing tools for analysing timed automata models have improved enormously. In addition to traditional verification of timed models, emphasis has been put into retargeting the technology towards optimal scheduling and performance analysis and have been pursued in a number of new tools developed

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2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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UNDP Sustainable Energy | Open Energy Information  

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UNDP Sustainable Energy UNDP Sustainable Energy Jump to: navigation, search Name UNDP Sustainable Energy Agency/Company /Organization United Nations Development Programme Sector Energy Focus Area Renewable Energy Topics Pathways analysis, Resource assessment Website http://www.undp.org/energy/ References UNDP Sustainable Energy Homepage [1] Abstract UNDP works to help create enabling policy frameworks, develop local capacity and provide knowledge-based advisory services for expanding access to energy services for the poor. TODO: change the structure of paragraphs, quotations are too long based on Wiki standards "Energy is central to sustainable development and poverty reduction efforts. It affects all aspects of development -- social, economic, and environmental -- including livelihoods, access to water, agricultural

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Illustrative Scenarios Tool | Open Energy Information  

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Illustrative Scenarios Tool Illustrative Scenarios Tool Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Illustrative Scenarios Tool Agency/Company /Organization: European Commission Focus Area: GHG Inventory Development Topics: Analysis Tools Website: www.eutransportghg2050.eu/cms/illustrative-scenarios-tool/ The SULTAN (SUstainabLe TrANsport) Illustrative Scenarios Tool is a high-level calculator to help provide estimates of the possible impacts of policy on transport in the European Union. The tool allows quick scoping of a range of transport policy options to help understand what scale of action might be required and may also be used as part of the analysis for final technical outputs of a project. How to Use This Tool This tool is most helpful when using these strategies:

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California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA  

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California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA A multi-campus collaboration including that more effectively meet community goals and implement state policy. Project Description The California to benefit California. It will assist in producing data, models, methods, tools, and case studies to support

California at Davis, University of

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ONLINE LEARNING Managing energy for a sustainable future  

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ONLINE LEARNING Managing energy for a sustainable future The Energy Resource Management Certificate energy management. Pursuing sustainable energy management strategies can be a powerful tool for achieving energy efficiency, cost savings and risk reduction. Explore the entire range of issues involved

California at Davis, University of

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Institutional Change for Sustainability | Department of Energy  

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Institutional Change for Sustainability Institutional Change for Sustainability Institutional Change for Sustainability October 8, 2013 - 10:53am Addthis Graphic showing 5 gears. They progress from Determine Goal to Identify Context-Rules, Roles and Tools to Develop Action Plan to Implement Plan to Measure and Evaluate. Institutional Change Continuous Improvement Cycle The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) aims to help Federal agencies make sustainability a natural part of how they operate-while continuing to meet their mission goals. Through its Institutional Change activities, FEMP provides guidance and reference materials to help agencies and the myriad organizations within agencies shift their behavior in an effort to save energy and resources now and in the long-term. Institutional change

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Software Tools  

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Software Tools LBNL's WINDOW and THERM software tools are key to evaluating new design concepts RESFEN -- Version 5.0 now available A PC program for calculating the heating and...

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Tool Catalog  

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... Microscopy tool. File Utilities, Control file load order, JPEG compression, etc. Fourier, ... Fractal - Koch, Generate Koch curves.. Fractal ...

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NREL: Sustainable NREL - About  

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

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Sustainable Electricity | Clean Energy | ORNL  

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Sustainable Electricity SHARE Sustainable Electricity Outdoor power line accelerated testing. Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Energy Efficiency and Electricity Technologies Program...

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NREL: Sustainable NREL Home Page  

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and renewable energy technologies. NREL's sustainability model can be replicated by homeowners, universities, industry, and government agencies. At NREL, sustainability...

278

Strategies for Sustainable Institute Operations  

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... 2 ? What we heard and read: ? NNMI RFI Responses to sustainability questions ... Blueprint for Action: Sustainable Operations Outline Page 3. ...

2013-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Center for BioEnergy Sustainability | Open Energy Information  

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Sustainability Sustainability Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Center for BioEnergy Sustainability Name Center for BioEnergy Sustainability Agency/Company /Organization Oak Ridge National Laboratory Sector Energy Focus Area Biomass Topics Resource assessment Resource Type Dataset, Maps Website http://www.ornl.gov/sci/besd/c References Center for BioEnergy Sustainability[1] Abstract The Center for BioEnergy Sustainability, or CBES, is a Center at Oak Ridge National Laboratory with a focus on dealing with the environmental impacts and the ultimate sustainability of biomass production for conversion to biofuels and bio-based products. The Center for BioEnergy Sustainability, or CBES, is a Center at Oak Ridge National Laboratory with a focus on "dealing with the environmental impacts

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Simulation tools  

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In the last two decades, simulation tools made a significant contribution to the great progress in development of power electronics. Time to market was shortened and development costs were reduced drastically. Falling costs, as well as improved speed and precision, opened new fields of application. Today, continuous and switched circuits can be mixed. A comfortable number of powerful simulation tools is available. The users have to choose the best suitable for their application. Here a simple rule applies: The best available simulation tool is the tool the user is already used to (provided, it can solve the task). Abilities, speed, user friendliness and other features are continuously being improved—even though they are already powerful and comfortable. This paper aims at giving the reader an insight into the simulation of power electronics. Starting with a short description of the fundamentals of a simulation tool as well as properties of tools, several tools are presented. Starting with simplified models ...

Jenni, F

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Software Security Assessment Tools Review  

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... Table 1: Evaluation Summary of Analyses for Source ... in the dynamically allocated RAM of an ... impact determination is supported by artifact analysis. ...

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Geothermal Properties Measurement Tool | Open Energy Information  

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Geothermal Properties Measurement Tool Geothermal Properties Measurement Tool Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Geothermal Properties Measurement Tool Agency/Company /Organization: Oak Ridge National Laboratory Sector: Energy Focus Area: Geothermal Topics: Resource assessment Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Desktop Application Website: www.ornl.gov/sci/ees/etsd/btric/ground-source.shtml Cost: Free References: Geothermal Properties Measurement Tool [1] Logo: Geothermal Properties Measurement Tool The Geothermal Properties Measurement tool was developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for geothermal heat pump (GHP) designers and installers to better determine the geothermal properties of a certain location. The Geothermal Properties Measurement Excel tool was developed at Oak Ridge

283

Energy Storage Computational Tool | Open Energy Information  

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Energy Storage Computational Tool Energy Storage Computational Tool Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Energy Storage Computational Tool Agency/Company /Organization: Navigant Consulting Sector: Energy Focus Area: Grid Assessment and Integration Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Desktop Application Website: www.smartgrid.gov/recovery_act/program_impacts/energy_storage_computat Country: United States Web Application Link: www.smartgrid.gov/recovery_act/program_impacts/energy_storage_computat Cost: Free Northern America Language: English Energy Storage Computational Tool Screenshot References: Energy Storage Computational Tool[1] SmartGrid.gov[2] Logo: Energy Storage Computational Tool This tool is used for identifying, quantifying, and monetizing the benefits

284

Smart Domestic Appliances Provide Flexibility for Sustainable Energy  

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Smart Domestic Appliances Provide Flexibility for Sustainable Energy Smart Domestic Appliances Provide Flexibility for Sustainable Energy Systems (Webinar) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Smart Domestic Appliances Provide Flexibility for Sustainable Energy Systems (Webinar) Focus Area: Crosscutting Topics: Training Material Website: www.leonardo-energy.org/webinar-smart-domestic-appliances-provide-flex Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/smart-domestic-appliances-provide-fle Language: English Policies: "Deployment Programs,Regulations" is not in the list of possible values (Deployment Programs, Financial Incentives, Regulations) for this property. DeploymentPrograms: Demonstration & Implementation Regulations: Net Metering & Interconnection In this video, the viewer learns about the benefits and difficulties

285

Public Finance Mechanisms to Catalyze Sustainable Energy Sector Growth |  

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form form View source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Public Finance Mechanisms to Catalyze Sustainable Energy Sector Growth Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Public Finance Mechanisms to Catalyze Sustainable Energy Sector Growth Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Environment Programme Sector: Energy Focus Area: Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Topics: Finance, Market analysis Resource Type: Publications Website: www.sefalliance.org/fileadmin/media/base/downloads/SEFI_Public_Finance Public Finance Mechanisms to Catalyze Sustainable Energy Sector Growth Screenshot

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The Sourcebook on Sustainable Urban Transport | Open Energy Information  

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Sourcebook on Sustainable Urban Transport Sourcebook on Sustainable Urban Transport Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: The Sourcebook on Sustainable Urban Transport Agency/Company /Organization: GIZ Focus Area: Other Topics: Policy Impacts Resource Type: Reports, Journal Articles, & Tools Website: www.sutp.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=426&Itemid=189& The Sourcebook addresses the key areas of a sustainable transport policy framework for developing cities. It consists of more than twenty modules addressing the following themes: institutional and policy orientation; land use planning and demand management; transit, walking, and cycling; vehicles and fuels; environment and health; and social issues in transport. References Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=The_Sourcebook_on_Sustainable_Urban_Transport&oldid=515034"

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UN Sustainable Energy for All | Open Energy Information  

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UN Sustainable Energy for All UN Sustainable Energy for All Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: UN Sustainable Energy for All Initiative Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Sector: Energy Focus Area: Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency Phase: Bring the Right People Together, Create a Vision, Evaluate Effectiveness and Revise as Needed Topics: - Energy Access Resource Type: Lessons learned/best practices User Interface: Website Website: www.sustainableenergyforall.org/ Cost: Free Language: English UN Year of Sustainable Energy for All Energy is central to nearly every major challenge, and opportunity the world faces today. Be it jobs, security, climate change, food production or increasing incomes , access to sustainable energy for all is essential for

288

UNIDO-Training Program on Sustainable Energy Regulation and Policymaking  

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UNIDO-Training Program on Sustainable Energy Regulation and Policymaking UNIDO-Training Program on Sustainable Energy Regulation and Policymaking for Africa Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: UNIDO-Training Program on Sustainable Energy Regulation and Policymaking for Africa Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Sector: Energy Topics: Implementation, Market analysis, Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Publications, Guide/manual, Training materials Website: www.unido.org/index.php?id=1000755 UN Region: Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa UNIDO-Training Program on Sustainable Energy Regulation and Policymaking for Africa Screenshot References: UNIDO-Training Program on Sustainable Energy Regulation and Policymaking for Africa[1]

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Update Sustainable Transportation  

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on the significant impacts and breadth of transportation science research at ORNL and new directions to achieve efficient, clean, and sustainable mobility. Ron's talk attracted...

290

Sustainable Nuclear Energy  

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Energy Enabling a Sustainable Nuclear Energy Future Since its inception, Argonne R&D has supported U.S. Department of Energy nuclear programs and initiatives, including today's...

291

NREL: Sustainable NREL - News  

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News Below are news stories related to NREL's sustainability efforts. September 3, 2013 Architects and Building Engineers Flock to NREL National ASHRAE and AIA conferences in...

292

Sustainable Agriculture Loan Program  

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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...

293

Toward a sustainable UGA.  

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??Sustainability of the college campus is a growing trend and complex pursuit. While The University of Georgia is making strides in several areas of campus… (more)

Kirsche, Kevin Michael

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainability Support - Events  

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Right Tab Left Tab VIDEOS Right Tab Left Tab EVENTS Environmental Protection, Sustainability Support & Corporate Safety Analysis HS-20 Home Mission & Functions Office of...

295

Sustainable Technologies I  

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Feb 17, 2010 ... Sustainability Study in Selective Laser Sintering – An Energy ... Crushing and grinding, or comminution, circuits are the most energy intensive ...

296

Why Measure Sustainability?  

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... aim for sustainability, and it creates an incentive for developing LCA ... the flow of solar energy reaching the Earth is nevertheless fixed, as is the mass ...

2009-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

297

China-Assessing Policy Options for Increasing the Use of Renewable Energy  

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China-Assessing Policy Options for Increasing the Use of Renewable Energy China-Assessing Policy Options for Increasing the Use of Renewable Energy for Sustainable Development Jump to: navigation, search Name China-Assessing Policy Options for Increasing the Use of Renewable Energy for Sustainable Development Agency/Company /Organization United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency Sector Energy Focus Area Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Topics Policies/deployment programs, Background analysis Resource Type Software/modeling tools, Publications, Lessons learned/best practices Website http://esa.un.org/un-energy/pd Country China UN Region Eastern Asia References China-Assessing Policy Options for Increasing the Use of Renewable Energy for Sustainable Development[1]

298

Haiti-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy  

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Haiti-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy Haiti-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy Jump to: navigation, search Name Haiti-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy Agency/Company /Organization Inter-American Development Bank, World Watch Institute (WWI) Sector Climate, Energy Focus Area Renewable Energy, Economic Development, Energy Efficiency, Greenhouse Gas, Grid Assessment and Integration, Industry, People and Policy, Transportation Topics Background analysis, Baseline projection, Finance, GHG inventory, Implementation, Low emission development planning, -Roadmap, Market analysis, Policies/deployment programs, Resource assessment, Technology characterizations Program Start 2012 Program End 2012 Country Haiti Caribbean References CARICOM Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy [1]

299

Reference Tools  

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Reference Tools Current Greenhouse Gas Concentrations Name that compound: The numbers game for CFCs, HFCs, HCFCs, and Halons Conversion Tables and More Glossary Acronyms CDIAC's...

300

Percussion Tool  

INL has invented a new technology for use in an electric percussion hammer drill, which includes a reciprocal moveable hammer that drives a tool bit ...

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Tools & Technologies  

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We provide leadership for transforming workforce development through the power of technology. It develops corporate educational technology policy and enables the use of learning tools and...

302

Analysis Tools  

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Genome Channel Generation GRAIL GRAILEXP Pipeline Domain Parser Prospect MIRA Analysis Tools We are the Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Group of the Biosciences Division...

303

CMVRTC: Tools  

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tool that graphically displays weight and inspection stations for each state across a Google map. Visit the Nationwide Weight & Inspection Station site to view your data. google...

304

ICOSSE 2011 - 2nd International Congress on Sustainability ...  

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... Technology for water sustainability and management; Water sustainability and sustainable water management; Sustainable energy; Advances in ...

2011-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

305

National Climate Assessment: Overview  

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Production Team Production Team Indicators System Coastal Resilience Resources Make Our Science Accessible Link Climate Change & Health Provide Data and Tools Coordinate Internationally National Climate Assessment: Overview Print E-mail What is the National Climate Assessment (NCA)? The NCA is an important resource for understanding and communicating climate change science and impacts in the United States. It informs the nation about already observed changes, the current status of the climate, and anticipated trends for the future. The NCA report process integrates scientific information from multiple sources and sectors to highlight key findings and significant gaps in our knowledge. The NCA also establishes consistent methods for evaluating climate impacts in the U.S. in the context of broader global change. Finally, findings from the NCA provide input to Federal science priorities and are used by U.S. citizens, communities, and businesses as they create more sustainable and environmentally sound plans for the nation's future.

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A territorial understanding of sustainability in public development  

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Sustainability theories in European Union (EU) development policies are facing significant challenges: it is difficult to transmit context-specific, publicly communicable messages; the recent development policies strengthen the concurrent development paradigm of economic growth and competitiveness; 'climate change' became a more popular environmental integration term than sustainability in the last few years. However, due to the recent crises of the economic growth, there is a great chance to reintroduce a sustainability-based development. A territorial/regional understanding of sustainability can also be an answer for the current challenges, a platform for refreshing the concept with relevant, specific messages that are close to the everyday life. This paper summarises the 'territorial system'-based basic principles of territorial sustainability in a model called AUTHARSIIV (AUTonomy, HARmony, Solidarity, Innovation, Identity and Values). This is a supplementary sustainability content specified for the context of spatial/regional development or planning. The paper also examines the presence of 'general and territorial sustainability' in regional development programmes, and case studies on applying the territorial sustainability principles in planning, assessment, and implementation. According to the results, sustainability is rarely adapted to the conditions of a given sector or a region, and the territorial aspect of sustainability is underrepresented even in territorial programmes. Therefore, the paper proposes a new planning and assessment system that is based on a set of regionally legitimate sustainability values.

Peti, Marton, E-mail: mpeti@vati.hu

2012-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

307

SUSTAINABILITY New Perspectives  

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societies, but also contribute to creating a truly sustainable future. The specific areas of analysis include population dynamics, sustenance, energy, and pollution. The perspectives and roles and long-term sustainability need to be reconciled through market and regulatory mechanisms that reduce

Edwards, Paul N.

308

Measuring Energy Sustainability  

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For the purpose of measurement, energy sustainability is defined as ensuring that future generations have energy resources that enable them to achieve a level of well-being at least as good as that of the current generation. It is recognized that there are valid, more comprehensive understandings of sustainability and that energy sustainability as defined here is only meaningful when placed in a broader context. Still, measuring energy sustainability is important to society because the rates of consumption of some fossil resources are now substantial in relation to measures of ultimate resources, and because conflicts between fossil energy use and environmental sustainability are intensifying. Starting from the definition, an equation for energy sustainability is derived that reconciles renewable fl ows and nonrenewable stocks, includes the transformation of energy into energy services, incorporates technological change and, at least notionally, allows for changes in the relationship between energy services and societal well-being. Energy sustainability must be measured retrospectively as well as prospectively, and methods for doing each are discussed. Connections to the sustainability of other resources are also critical. The framework presented is merely a starting point; much remains to be done to make it operational.

Greene, David L [ORNL

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Framework for Selecting Leading Performance Tools for Achieving Leed 3.0 Credits  

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When working on United States Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design LEED projects, architects, designers, and engineers involved in a sustainable design project often require information and tools beyond energy simulation software. They may require resources (tools) to support their decisions and to assess the risk involved in decision making. This research has presented a framework that links building performance assessment tools with the LEED rating system. It aims at bridging a gap between Architects, engineers, contractors, facility managers and LEED professionals. This work provides information about performance tools that can be used for different phases during design, construction and operation of a LEED rated building. A simple logic of the transitive property of equality i.e. if a = b, b = c then a = c was used to link the LEED credits requiring decision support with the tools that have capabilities to achieve it. This research presents a 3-dimensional matrix of "Right tool for right job at right time" by linking LEED credits, software tools and phases of building design, construction and operation. Overall the findings of the research demonstrated that the framework developed can be used for achieving 21 percent of total possible LEED 3.0 credits by providing about 36 percent of total possible points.

Pathak, Rutuparna

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Energy Analysis - Sustainable Biomass Resource Development and Use  

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Sustainable Biomass Resource Development and Use Sustainable Biomass Resource Development and Use A flowchart illustrating the process flow of life-cycle assessment. Enlarge image NREL's international work in sustainability analysis includes biomass resource use and impact assessment. This analysis examines how we can use existing resources in a sustainable manner. It also examines the environmental and socio-economic impacts of resource development and use. Our analysts also look at the relationship of sustainable land use and biomass resource development. They look at whether there is available land to support bioenergy. They also study how we can use this available land for biomass resource development in a sustainable manner. Another key question is how biomass resource development is linked to food supply,

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Adapting Urban Transport to Climate Change- Module 5f - Sustainable  

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Page Page Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Adapting Urban Transport to Climate Change- Module 5f - Sustainable transport: a sourcebook for policy-makers in developing cities Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Adapting Urban Transport to Climate Change- Module 5f - Sustainable transport: a sourcebook for policy-makers in developing cities Agency/Company /Organization: gtz- Transport Policy Advisory Services, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development Focus Area: Governance - Planning - Decision-Making Structure Topics: Analysis Tools Resource Type: Reports, Journal Articles, & Tools Website: www.giz.de/Themen/en/dokumente/gtz2010-en-adapting-urban-transport-to- This sourcebook addresses the key areas of a sustainable transport policy

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High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Guidance | Department...  

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

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Law, Sustainability, and the Pursuit of Happiness  

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

Farber, Daniel A.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable Acquisition Coding System | Department of Energy  

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

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Review of sustainability indices and indicators: Towards a new City Sustainability Index (CSI)  

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The purpose of this paper is to discuss conceptual requirements for a City Sustainability Index (CSI) and to review existing major sustainability indices/indicators in terms of the requirements. The following indices are reviewed: Ecological Footprint (EF), Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI), Dashboard of Sustainability (DS), Welfare Index, Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI), Index of Sustainable Economic Welfare, City Development Index, emergy/exergy, Human Development Index (HDI), Environmental Vulnerability Index (EVI), Environmental Policy Index (EPI), Living Planet Index (LPI), Environmentally-adjusted Domestic Product (EDP), Genuine Saving (GS), and some applications of composite indices or/and multivariate indicators to local or regional context as case studies. The key conceptual requirements for an adequate CSI are: (i) to consider environmental, economic and social aspects (the triple bottom line of sustainability) from the viewpoint of strong sustainability; (ii) to capture external impacts (leakage effects) of city on other areas beyond the city boundaries particularly in terms of environmental aspects; (iii) to create indices/indicators originally for the purpose of assessing city sustainability; and (iv) to be able to assess world cities in both developed and developing countries using common axes of evaluation. Based on the review, we conclude that it is necessary to create a new CSI that enables us to assess and compare cities' sustainability performance in order to understand the global impact of cities on the environment and human life as compared with their economic contribution. In the future, the CSI will be able to provide local authorities with guidance toward sustainable paths. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We derive the four key requirements for a new City Sustainability Index (CSI) system. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer First, the triple bottom line must be considered in terms of strong sustainability. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Second, environmental leakage effects beyond city boundaries should be captured. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Third, 'city sustainability' should be originally considered when CSI is created. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Fourth, cities in developed and developing countries can be evaluated without bias.

Mori, Koichiro, E-mail: kmori@iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp [Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo (Japan); Christodoulou, Aris, E-mail: aris.christodoulou@ucl.ac.uk [Centre for Transport Studies, University College London (United Kingdom)

2012-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

316

OOTW Force Design Tools  

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This report documents refined requirements for tools to aid the process of force design in Operations Other Than War (OOTWs). It recommends actions for the creation of one tool and work on other tools relating to mission planning. It also identifies the governmental agencies and commands with interests in each tool, from whom should come the user advisory groups overseeing the respective tool development activities. The understanding of OOTWs and their analytical support requirements has matured to the point where action can be taken in three areas: force design, collaborative analysis, and impact analysis. While the nature of the action and the length of time before complete results can be expected depends on the area, in each case the action should begin immediately. Force design for OOTWs is not a technically difficult process. Like force design for combat operations, it is a process of matching the capabilities of forces against the specified and implied tasks of the operation, considering the constraints of logistics, transport and force availabilities. However, there is a critical difference that restricts the usefulness of combat force design tools for OOTWs: the combat tools are built to infer non-combat capability requirements from combat capability requirements and cannot reverse the direction of the inference, as is required for OOTWs. Recently, OOTWs have played a larger role in force assessment, system effectiveness and tradeoff analysis, and concept and doctrine development and analysis. In the first Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR), each of the Services created its own OOTW force design tool. Unfortunately, the tools address different parts of the problem and do not coordinate the use of competing capabilities. These tools satisfied the immediate requirements of the QDR, but do not provide a long-term cost-effective solution.

Bell, R.E.; Hartley, D.S.III; Packard, S.L.

1999-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

Exploring Sustainability VALS: Sustainability Value, Lifestyle Practices and Stewardship.  

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??Living sustainability is a set of behaviors for the long-term functioning of society. Sustainability VALS provides the clothing and textiles industry distinctive insight into comprehending… (more)

Lee, Stacy Hyun-Nam

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

Environmental Tools  

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The Office of Health, Safety and Security HSS Logo Department of Energy Seal Left Tab SEARCH Right Tab TOOLS Right Tab Left Tab HOME Right Tab Left Tab ABOUT US Right Tab Left Tab...

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NREL: Energy Analysis - Technology Systems and Sustainability Analysis  

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Technology Systems and Sustainability Analysis Technology Systems and Sustainability Analysis The following includes summary bios of staff expertise and interests in analysis related to infrastructure and systems; sustainability assessment; technoeconomic assessment; and water requirements. Team Lead: Margaret Mann Administrative Support: JoAnn Weaver Chad Augustine Alberta Carpenter Karlynn Cory Ran Fu Maureen Hand KC Hallett Ted James Garvin Heath Scott Jenne Aaron Levine Ben Maples Anelia Milbrandt Emily K. Newes Ethan Warner Kermit Witherbee Michael Woodhouse Katherine Young Yimin Zhang Photo of Chad Augustine. Chad Augustine Geothermal Energy Engineer/Analyst Areas of expertise Techno-economic modeling of Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) Geothermal resource assessment High pressure, high temperature reaction systems

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Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) | Open Energy Information  

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Page Page Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) (Redirected from SWERA) Jump to: navigation, search SWERA logo.png Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) Interactive Web PortalPowered by OpenEI Getting Started Data Sets Analysis Tools About SWERA Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Environment Programme Partner: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Risoe National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (INPE), State University of New York (SUNY), Technical University of Denmark (DTU), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Global Environment Facility (GEF)

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Cool Farm Tool | Open Energy Information  

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Cool Farm Tool Cool Farm Tool Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Cool Farm Tool Agency/Company /Organization: Unilever Sector: Land Focus Area: Agriculture Topics: Co-benefits assessment, Resource assessment Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Spreadsheet Website: www.unilever.com/aboutus/supplier/sustainablesourcing/tools/?WT.LHNAV= Cost: Free Language: English Cool Farm Tool Screenshot References: Cool Farm Tool [1] Overview "The Cool Farm Tool is a new greenhouse gas calculator for farming. It's easy to use and gives instant results that invite users to try out alternatives and ask 'what if' questions. The tool was commissioned by Unilever from the University of Aberdeen The tool is ideal for farmers, supply chain managers and companies interested in quantifying their

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Organizational Sustainability | Department of Energy  

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

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Integrating social theory and sustainability.  

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??Though it generally has environmental connotations, sustainability is at its most basic a social concept. It is society that is of interest in being ‘sustained;’… (more)

Fievet, Charles Joseph

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

NREL: Sustainable NREL - Community Benefits  

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Community Benefits Essential to the lab's sustainability efforts is helping sustain the community by supporting economic development and sharing knowledge and resources with the...

325

Sustainable Endeavors | Open Energy Information  

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Facebook icon Twitter icon Sustainable Endeavors Jump to: navigation, search Name Sustainable Endeavors Place Montana Sector Biomass, Renewable Energy Product Focused on...

326

Corrosion Damage Models and Sustainability  

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Presentation Title, Corrosion Damage Models and Sustainability ... Abstract Scope, The ability of industry to make sustainable choices in the future that optimize ...

327

Green IT 2012: Sustainable Electronics  

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1 DOE Sustainability Assistance Network July 19, 2012 Cate Berard Federal Electronics Challenge and EPA Jeff Eagan Office of Sustainability Support (HS-21) Green IT 2012:...

328

A positive approach to sustainability  

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

Dossa, Zahir (Zahir A.)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

High Performance Sustainable Buildings  

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become a High Performance Sustainable Building in 2013. On the former County landfill, a photovoltaic array field uses solar energy to provide power for Los Alamos County and the...

330

Science Serving Sustainability  

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Science Goal 8: Science Serving Sustainability Maintaining the conditions of a building improves the health of not only the surrounding ecosystems, but also the well-being of its...

331

HumanoidHospital Sustainable  

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HHO HumanoidHospital Nanoscale Science Nano-Bio Interface Sustainable Energy Renewable Materials, students, or applicants for admission or employment on the basis of race, gender, disability, age, veteran

Beex, A. A. "Louis"

332

Sustainable Electrical Energy Systems  

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Sustainable Electrical Energy Systems Speaker(s): Mark O'Malley Date: June 27, 2012 - 12:00pm Location: 90-1099 Seminar HostPoint of Contact: Sila Kiliccote The process of making...

333

2011 Sustainability Awards  

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For additional information on DOE's Sustainability Awards, contact Drew Campbell Drew.Campbell@hq.doe.gov; 202-586-4181 Beverly Whitehead Beverly.Whitehead@hq.doe.gov; 202-586-6073...

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Achieving Climate Sustainability  

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It is often assumed that climate change policies, including the Kyoto Protocol and the follow-on Copenhagen agreement now being negotiated, align well with sustainability's tenets. A closer look reveals this is not the case. First, they treat ...

William B. Gail

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Sustainable Bioenergy: A Framework for Decision Makers | Open Energy  

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Sustainable Bioenergy: A Framework for Decision Makers Sustainable Bioenergy: A Framework for Decision Makers Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Sustainable Bioenergy: A Framework for Decision Makers Agency/Company /Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Sector: Energy, Land Focus Area: Renewable Energy, Biomass Topics: Implementation, Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Guide/manual, Lessons learned/best practices Website: esa.un.org/un-energy/pdf/susdev.Biofuels.FAO.pdf References: Sustainable Bioenergy: A Framework for Decision Makers[1] "In this publication, UN-Energy seeks to structure an approach to the current discussion on bioenergy, it is the contribution of the UN system to the issues that need further attention, analysis and valuation, so that

336

Simulation Tools  

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Building simulation tool screen capture Building simulation tool screen capture Simulation Tools Researchers develop whole-building energy simulation software programs that allow architects and building engineers to design or retrofit buildings for maximum energy efficiency and occupant comfort. Programs developed by researchers include: the EnergyPlus whole building simulation program, the Modelica Buildings library for rapid prototyping and controls design, the Building Controls Virtual Test Bed for co-simulation and for model-based operation, and the GenOpt generic optimization program. Contacts Philip Haves PHaves@lbl.gov (510) 486-6512 Michael Wetter MWetter@lbl.gov (510) 486-6990 Links Simulation Research Group Batteries and Fuel Cells Buildings Energy Efficiency Applications Commercial Buildings

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Regulatory Tools  

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Regulatory Tools Regulatory Tools Home CRA - 2004 Final Recertification Decision CRA Comments & Responses CCA - 1996 CRA CARDs & TSDs CCA CARDs & TSDs Regulatory Tools Title 40 CFR Part 191 Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Management and Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel, High-Level and Transuranic Radioactive Wastes. Title 40 CFR Part 194 Criteria for the Certification and Re-Certification of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant's Compliance With the 40 CFR Part 191 Disposal Regulations. Part I Title 40 CFR Part 194 Criteria for the Certification and Recertification of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant's Compliance With the Disposal Regulations; Alternative Provisions; Proposed Rule. Friday August 9, 2002. Part II Title 40 CFR Part 194 Criteria for the Certification and Recertification of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant's Compliance With the Disposal Regulations: Certification Decision; Final Rule. May 18, 1998. Part III

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Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Program | Department of Energy  

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Light Water Reactor Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Program Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Program Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Program The Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Program is developing the scientific basis to extend existing nuclear power plant operating life beyond the current 60-year licensing period and ensure long-term reliability, productivity, safety, and security. The program is conducted in collaboration with national laboratories, universities, industry, and international partners. Idaho National Laboratory serves as the Technical Integration Office and coordinates the research and development (R&D) projects in the following pathways: Materials Aging and Degradation Assessment, Advanced Instrumentation, Information, and Control Systems

339

NREL: Biomass Research - Projects in Biomass Process and Sustainability  

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Projects in Biomass Process and Sustainability Analyses Projects in Biomass Process and Sustainability Analyses Researchers at NREL use biomass process and sustainability analyses to understand the economic, technical, and global impacts of biomass conversion technologies. These analyses reveal the economic feasibility and environmental benefits of biomass technologies and are useful for government, regulators, and the private sector. NREL's Energy Analysis Office integrates and supports the energy analysis functions at NREL. Among NREL's projects in biomass process and sustainability analyses are: Life Cycle Assessment of Energy Independence and Security Act for Ethanol NREL is determining the life cycle environmental impacts of the ethanol portion of the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA). EISA mandates

340

Building Energy Software Tools Directory: CPF Tools  

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Related Links CPF Tools CPF Tools logo CPF Tools is the market-leading software for solar installers connecting sales, system design and financing. Screen Shots Keywords...

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341

Identify Institutional Change Rules, Roles, and Tools Constituting Context  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Identify Institutional Change Rules, Roles, and Tools Constituting Identify Institutional Change Rules, Roles, and Tools Constituting Context for Sustainability Identify Institutional Change Rules, Roles, and Tools Constituting Context for Sustainability October 8, 2013 - 11:43am Addthis Graphic showing 5 gears. They progress from Determine Goal to Identify Context-Rules, Roles and Tools to Develop Action Plan to Implement Plan to Measure and Evaluate. Institutional Change Continuous Improvement Cycle After determining your agency's institutional change sustainability goals, the next step is to analyze the context within which these goals are to be achieved. Start by identifying the organizational rules, roles, and tools that shape the current context and may influence success in achieving these goals. Identifying the linkages among rules, roles, and tools and how they

342

Materials Sustainability: Digital Resource Center -- Educational ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Select, Sandbox, Open Discussion Regarding Materials Sustainability ... Ecology, Sustainability: Economics, Lifecycle Analysis, Green House Gases, and ...

343

Materials Sustainability: Digital Resource Center - Titanium: The ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Jul 9, 2008 ... Navigation: Select, Sandbox, Open Discussion Regarding Materials Sustainability, ==== Materials Sustainability ==== Recycling - General ...

344

Materials Sustainability: Digital Resource Center -- Industrial Ecology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Select, Sandbox, Open Discussion Regarding Materials Sustainability ... Ecology, Sustainability: Economics, Lifecycle Analysis, Green House Gases, and ...

345

Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, and Peace  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, and Peace By VandanaDemocracy: Justice, Sustainability, and Peace. Cambridge,

Anderson, Byron

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

Review: Greenhouse Solutions with Sustainable Energy  

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

Hamilton-Smith, Elery

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

NIST Prototypes Framework for Evaluating Sustainability ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

NIST Prototypes Framework for Evaluating Sustainability Standards. ... Whatever the drivers, businesses are boosting their sustainability efforts. ...

2011-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

348

Reducing Emissions Through Sustainable Transport: Proposal for a Sectoral  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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

349

Identify Institutional Change Rules for Sustainability | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Rules for Sustainability Rules for Sustainability Identify Institutional Change Rules for Sustainability October 8, 2013 - 11:45am Addthis It is important to analyze formal and informal workplace rules governing the behavior of individuals and organizations to meet a Federal agency's institutional change goals for sustainability. It is also important to determine how these rules actually affect people filling different roles in the organization, and how they mesh with the technologies, systems, and processes that constitute tools. Identify Formal and Informal Rules First, identify the formal and informal rules that shape current or desired behaviors. This includes checking the extent to which they align with one another in support of your agency's sustainability objectives. You may want

350

Design, Performance, and Sustainability of Engineered Covers for Uranium  

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

351

Federal Energy Management Program: Resources on Sustainable Buildings and  

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Sustainable Buildings and Campuses Sustainable Buildings and Campuses Building Technology Office Resources The Building Technology Office offers useful resources to plan and implement energy-efficiency projects. Building Energy Software Tools Directory Buildings Performance Database Energy Modeling Software Better Buildings Alliance Webinars Hospital Energy Alliance Videos Solid-State Lighting Technology Fact Sheets Many helpful resources about sustainable buildings and campuses are available. Also see Case Studies. Federal Requirements and Programs Buildings Technologies Program: A U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) program that leads a vast network of research and industry partners to continually develop innovative, cost-effective, energy-saving solutions for buildings. Crosswalk of Sustainability Goals and Targets: A document that features a table listing sustainability goals/targets under the requirement of Executive Order (E.O.) 13514 and E.O. 13423.

352

Investment: A Guide for Sustainable Energy Enterprises and NGOs | Open  

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Investment: A Guide for Sustainable Energy Enterprises and NGOs Investment: A Guide for Sustainable Energy Enterprises and NGOs Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Investment: A Guide for Sustainable Energy Enterprises and NGOs Agency/Company /Organization: David Irwin Partner: GVEP International Sector: Energy Focus Area: Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency Phase: Create a Vision, Determine Baseline, Evaluate Options, Prepare a Plan Topics: - Energy Access, Finance Resource Type: Guide/manual User Interface: Website Website: www.gvepinternational.org/sites/default/files/investment_guide_final.p Cost: Free Language: English This guide provides an introduction to assist sustainable energy enterprises or NGOs that are seeking investment to start or expand their activities. This guide provides an introduction to assist sustainable energy

353

Resources on Sustainable Buildings and Campuses | Department of Energy  

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Resources on Resources on Sustainable Buildings and Campuses Resources on Sustainable Buildings and Campuses October 4, 2013 - 5:04pm Addthis Building Technology Office Resources The Building Technology Office offers useful resources to plan and implement energy-efficiency projects. Building Energy Software Tools Directory Buildings Performance Database Energy Modeling Software Better Buildings Alliance Webinars Hospital Energy Alliance Videos Solid-State Lighting Technology Fact Sheets Many helpful resources about sustainable buildings and campuses are available. Also see Case Studies and Contacts. Federal Requirements and Programs Buildings Technologies Program: A U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) program that leads a vast network of research and industry partners to continually

354

Science Serving Sustainability  

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Science Science Goal 8: Science Serving Sustainability Maintaining the conditions of a building improves the health of not only the surrounding ecosystems, but also the well-being of its occupants. Energy Conservation» Efficient Water Use & Management» High Performance Sustainable Buildings» Greening Transportation» Green Purchasing & Green Technology» Pollution Prevention» Science Serving Sustainability» ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY GOALS at LANL Community involvement: Andy Erickson and Duncan McBranch of LANL join John Arrowsmith of Los Alamos County to discuss the photovoltaic array collaboration with community leaders. Powered by solar: This collaboratively built model home in Los Alamos is entirely powered by a photovoltaic array field, showcasing the potential for solar-powering communities. Community involvement: A ribbon cutting ceremony marks the opening of the photovoltaic powered model home in Los Alamos County, a joint venture of LANL and the county. Engaging the surrounding communities: LANL takes opportunities to engage the surrounding communities in order to develop relationships fostering sustainable actions. Here, delegates applaud the opening of SERF which will help reduce liquid waste at LANL.

355

The Sustainable Hydrogen Economy  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Identifying and building a sustainable energy system is perhaps one of the most critical issues that today's society must address. Replacing our current energy carrier mix with a sustainable fuel is one of the key pieces in that system. Hydrogen as an energy carrier, primarily derived from water, can address issues of sustainability, environmental emissions and energy security. The hydrogen economy then is the production of hydrogen, its distribution and utilization as an energy carrier. A key piece of this hydrogen economy is the fuel cell. A fuel cell converts the chemical energy in a fuel into low-voltage dc electricity and when using hydrogen as the fuel, the only emission is water vapor. While the basic understanding of fuel cell technology has been known since 1839, it has only been recently that fuel cells have shown their potential as an energy conversion device for both transportation and stationary applications. This talk will introduce the sustainable hydrogen economy and address some of the issues and barriers relating to its deployment as part of a sustainable energy system.

Turner, John (NREL)

2005-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

356

Building Energy Software Tools Directory : Solar Tool  

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Country Related Links Solar Tool Back to Tool Screenshot for Solar Tool. Screenshot for Solar Tool. Contacts | Web Site Policies | U.S. Department of Energy | USA.gov Content...

357

Bahamas-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sustainable Energy Roadmap and  

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Bahamas-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Bahamas-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy Jump to: navigation, search Name Bahamas-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy Agency/Company /Organization Inter-American Development Bank, World Watch Institute (WWI) Sector Climate, Energy Focus Area Renewable Energy, Economic Development, Energy Efficiency, Greenhouse Gas, Grid Assessment and Integration, Industry, People and Policy, Transportation Topics Background analysis, Baseline projection, Finance, GHG inventory, Implementation, Low emission development planning, -Roadmap, Market analysis, Policies/deployment programs, Resource assessment, Technology characterizations Program Start 2012 Program End 2012 Country Bahamas Caribbean

358

St. Kitts and Nevis-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sustainable Energy  

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St. Kitts and Nevis-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sustainable Energy St. Kitts and Nevis-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy Jump to: navigation, search Name St. Kitts and Nevis-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy Agency/Company /Organization Inter-American Development Bank, World Watch Institute (WWI) Sector Climate, Energy Focus Area Renewable Energy, Economic Development, Energy Efficiency, Greenhouse Gas, Grid Assessment and Integration, Industry, People and Policy, Transportation Topics Background analysis, Baseline projection, Finance, GHG inventory, Implementation, Low emission development planning, -Roadmap, Market analysis, Policies/deployment programs, Resource assessment, Technology characterizations Program Start 2012 Program End 2012

359

Trinidad and Tobago-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sustainable Energy  

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Trinidad and Tobago-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sustainable Energy Trinidad and Tobago-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy Jump to: navigation, search Name Trinidad and Tobago-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy Agency/Company /Organization Inter-American Development Bank, World Watch Institute (WWI) Sector Climate, Energy Focus Area Renewable Energy, Economic Development, Energy Efficiency, Greenhouse Gas, Grid Assessment and Integration, Industry, People and Policy, Transportation Topics Background analysis, Baseline projection, Finance, GHG inventory, Implementation, Low emission development planning, -Roadmap, Market analysis, Policies/deployment programs, Resource assessment, Technology characterizations Program Start 2012 Program End 2012

360

Belize-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sustainable Energy Roadmap and  

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Belize-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Belize-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy Jump to: navigation, search Name Belize-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy Agency/Company /Organization Inter-American Development Bank, World Watch Institute (WWI) Sector Climate, Energy Focus Area Renewable Energy, Economic Development, Energy Efficiency, Greenhouse Gas, Grid Assessment and Integration, Industry, People and Policy, Transportation Topics Background analysis, Baseline projection, Finance, GHG inventory, Implementation, Low emission development planning, -Roadmap, Market analysis, Policies/deployment programs, Resource assessment, Technology characterizations Program Start 2012 Program End 2012 Country Belize Central America

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361

Montserrat-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sustainable Energy Roadmap and  

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Montserrat-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Montserrat-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy Jump to: navigation, search Name Montserrat-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy Agency/Company /Organization Inter-American Development Bank, World Watch Institute (WWI) Sector Climate, Energy Focus Area Renewable Energy, Economic Development, Energy Efficiency, Greenhouse Gas, Grid Assessment and Integration, Industry, People and Policy, Transportation Topics Background analysis, Baseline projection, Finance, GHG inventory, Implementation, Low emission development planning, -Roadmap, Market analysis, Policies/deployment programs, Resource assessment, Technology characterizations Program Start 2012 Program End 2012 Country Montserrat

362

Guyana-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sustainable Energy Roadmap and  

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Guyana-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Guyana-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy Jump to: navigation, search Name Guyana-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy Agency/Company /Organization Inter-American Development Bank, World Watch Institute (WWI) Sector Climate, Energy Focus Area Renewable Energy, Economic Development, Energy Efficiency, Greenhouse Gas, Grid Assessment and Integration, Industry, People and Policy, Transportation Topics Background analysis, Baseline projection, Finance, GHG inventory, Implementation, Low emission development planning, -Roadmap, Market analysis, Policies/deployment programs, Resource assessment, Technology characterizations Program Start 2012 Program End 2012 Country Guyana South America

363

Grenada-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sustainable Energy Roadmap and  

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Grenada-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Grenada-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy Jump to: navigation, search Name Grenada-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy Agency/Company /Organization Inter-American Development Bank, World Watch Institute (WWI) Sector Climate, Energy Focus Area Renewable Energy, Economic Development, Energy Efficiency, Greenhouse Gas, Grid Assessment and Integration, Industry, People and Policy, Transportation Topics Background analysis, Baseline projection, Finance, GHG inventory, Implementation, Low emission development planning, -Roadmap, Market analysis, Policies/deployment programs, Resource assessment, Technology characterizations Program Start 2012 Program End 2012 Country Grenada Caribbean

364

Dominica-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sustainable Energy Roadmap and  

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Dominica-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Dominica-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy Jump to: navigation, search Name Dominica-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy Agency/Company /Organization Inter-American Development Bank, World Watch Institute (WWI) Sector Climate, Energy Focus Area Renewable Energy, Economic Development, Energy Efficiency, Greenhouse Gas, Grid Assessment and Integration, Industry, People and Policy, Transportation Topics Background analysis, Baseline projection, Finance, GHG inventory, Implementation, Low emission development planning, -Roadmap, Market analysis, Policies/deployment programs, Resource assessment, Technology characterizations Program Start 2012 Program End 2012 Country Dominica Caribbean

365

Saint Lucia-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sustainable Energy Roadmap and  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Saint Lucia-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Saint Lucia-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy Jump to: navigation, search Name Saint-LuciaCaribbean Community (CARICOM) Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy Agency/Company /Organization Inter-American Development Bank, World Watch Institute (WWI) Sector Climate, Energy Focus Area Renewable Energy, Economic Development, Energy Efficiency, Greenhouse Gas, Grid Assessment and Integration, Industry, People and Policy, Transportation Topics Background analysis, Baseline projection, Finance, GHG inventory, Implementation, Low emission development planning, -Roadmap, Market analysis, Policies/deployment programs, Resource assessment, Technology characterizations Program Start 2012 Program End 2012 Country Saint Lucia

366

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sustainable  

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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sustainable Saint Vincent and the Grenadines-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy Jump to: navigation, search Name Saint Vincent and the Grenadines-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy Agency/Company /Organization Inter-American Development Bank, World Watch Institute (WWI) Sector Climate, Energy Focus Area Renewable Energy, Economic Development, Energy Efficiency, Greenhouse Gas, Grid Assessment and Integration, Industry, People and Policy, Transportation Topics Background analysis, Baseline projection, Finance, GHG inventory, Implementation, Low emission development planning, -Roadmap, Market analysis, Policies/deployment programs, Resource assessment, Technology characterizations Program Start 2012

367

Barbados-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sustainable Energy Roadmap and  

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Barbados-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Barbados-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy Jump to: navigation, search Name Barbados-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy Agency/Company /Organization Inter-American Development Bank, World Watch Institute (WWI) Sector Climate, Energy Focus Area Renewable Energy, Economic Development, Energy Efficiency, Greenhouse Gas, Grid Assessment and Integration, Industry, People and Policy, Transportation Topics Background analysis, Baseline projection, Finance, GHG inventory, Implementation, Low emission development planning, -Roadmap, Market analysis, Policies/deployment programs, Resource assessment, Technology characterizations Program Start 2012 Program End 2012 Country Barbados Caribbean

368

Risk Management Tool Attributes: | Department of Energy  

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Management Tool Attributes: More Documents & Publications Software Development Risk Assessment Risk Management RM Categorizing Threat Building and Using a Generic Threat Matrix...

369

COMMENTARY Making sustainability work  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Today’s economic theory usually neglects the role of nature and environment. To make sustainability work it is, however, essential to (re-)integrate nature into the standard concepts of economics, especially by incorporating natural factors into the production function. It must be acknowledged that economic growth is not (only) the result of technical change but is mainly caused by rising energy-inputs into the economy, and that this is necessarily followed by resource exhaustion and pollution. Therefore, nature must not only be taken into account as a central factor of production but also in the form of environmental quality which is the basis for human quality of life. A numeric example shows that a small, but steady decrease of yearly resource consumption is already apt to redirect the economy on a path of sustainable development. © 1998 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved. Keywords: Sustainable development; Economic theory of production; Economic growth; Technical change; Non-renewable resources

Hans Christoph Binswanger

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

The road to sustainability  

SciTech Connect

Sustainability is the hottest topic in energy research today, but what does it actually mean? George Crabtree and John Sarrao describe what makes a technology sustainable, and outline the materials-science challenges standing between us and clean, long-lasting energy. Although most people agree that more-sustainable energy technologies are desirable, they often find it harder to agree on exactly how sustainable these technologies need to be, and even precisely what is meant by sustainability. To clarify the debate, we suggest three criteria for sustainability, each of which captures a different feature of the problem. While we do not have the lUxury of achieving full sustainability for all of our next-generation energy technologies, we can use these definitions to select our strategic sustainability targets and track our progress toward achieving them. As will become clear, the most sustainable energy technologies require the most challenging fundamental science breakthroughs. The first criterion for sustainability is 'lasts a long time'. This quality has been a feature of many energy sources we have used historically, including wood in ancient times and oil throughout most of the 20th century. The definition of 'long time' is, of course, relative: the world's demand for energy long ago outpaced the ability of wood to supply it, and the production of oil is likely to peak sometime within the next few decades. Substantial reductions in the rate of oil consumption through higher-efficiency processes can significantly impact on how long non-renewable resources last. In applying the 'long time' criterion, we need to distinguish between energy sources that are effectively limitless and those that are finite but, for the moment, adequate. The second criterion for sustainability is 'does no harm'. Burning fossil fuels releases pollutants such as sulphur and mercury that endanger human health, as well as greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide that threaten climate stability. Some alternatives to fossil fuels have their own degrees of potential harm, including the underground migration and leakage of sequestered carbon dioxide and the hazards of storing spent nuclear fuel. The third and most strict criterion for sustainability is 'leaves no change'. When the material outputs of energy generation and use are recycled to replace the inputs, the chemical cycle is said to be closed and the chemical state of the world is unchanged. The process of converting renewable energy sources like sunlight and wind to carriers like hydrogen or electricity comes closest to fulfilling this restrictive definition. Fossil energy systems, in contrast, usually operate as once-through processes, irreversibly converting hydrocarbons to carbon dioxide and water. Some such systems could, however, be retrofitted to collect and recycle the combustion products to make new hydrocarbon fuel. If this process used the Sun as its energy source, fossil fuels, too, could meet this criterion.

Sarrao, John L [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Crabtree, George [ANL

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

The road to sustainability  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Sustainability is the hottest topic in energy research today, but what does it actually mean? George Crabtree and John Sarrao describe what makes a technology sustainable, and outline the materials-science challenges standing between us and clean, long-lasting energy. Although most people agree that more-sustainable energy technologies are desirable, they often find it harder to agree on exactly how sustainable these technologies need to be, and even precisely what is meant by sustainability. To clarify the debate, we suggest three criteria for sustainability, each of which captures a different feature of the problem. While we do not have the lUxury of achieving full sustainability for all of our next-generation energy technologies, we can use these definitions to select our strategic sustainability targets and track our progress toward achieving them. As will become clear, the most sustainable energy technologies require the most challenging fundamental science breakthroughs. The first criterion for sustainability is 'lasts a long time'. This quality has been a feature of many energy sources we have used historically, including wood in ancient times and oil throughout most of the 20th century. The definition of 'long time' is, of course, relative: the world's demand for energy long ago outpaced the ability of wood to supply it, and the production of oil is likely to peak sometime within the next few decades. Substantial reductions in the rate of oil consumption through higher-efficiency processes can significantly impact on how long non-renewable resources last. In applying the 'long time' criterion, we need to distinguish between energy sources that are effectively limitless and those that are finite but, for the moment, adequate. The second criterion for sustainability is 'does no harm'. Burning fossil fuels releases pollutants such as sulphur and mercury that endanger human health, as well as greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide that threaten climate stability. Some alternatives to fossil fuels have their own degrees of potential harm, including the underground migration and leakage of sequestered carbon dioxide and the hazards of storing spent nuclear fuel. The third and most strict criterion for sustainability is 'leaves no change'. When the material outputs of energy generation and use are recycled to replace the inputs, the chemical cycle is said to be closed and the chemical state of the world is unchanged. The process of converting renewable energy sources like sunlight and wind to carriers like hydrogen or electricity comes closest to fulfilling this restrictive definition. Fossil energy systems, in contrast, usually operate as once-through processes, irreversibly converting hydrocarbons to carbon dioxide and water. Some such systems could, however, be retrofitted to collect and recycle the combustion products to make new hydrocarbon fuel. If this process used the Sun as its energy source, fossil fuels, too, could meet this criterion.

Sarrao, John L [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Crabtree, George [ANL

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Verification and Validation Strategy for LWRS Tools  

SciTech Connect

One intension of the Department of Energy (DOE) Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) program is to create advanced computational tools for safety assessment that enable more accurate representation of a nuclear power plant safety margin. These tools are to be used to study the unique issues posed by lifetime extension and relicensing of the existing operating fleet of nuclear power plants well beyond their first license extension period. The extent to which new computational models / codes such as RELAP-7 can be used for reactor licensing / relicensing activities depends mainly upon the thoroughness with which they have been verified and validated (V&V). This document outlines the LWRS program strategy by which RELAP-7 code V&V planning is to be accomplished. From the perspective of developing and applying thermal-hydraulic and reactivity-specific models to reactor systems, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Regulatory Guide 1.203 gives key guidance to numeric model developers and those tasked with the validation of numeric models. By creating Regulatory Guide 1.203 the NRC defined a framework for development, assessment, and approval of transient and accident analysis methods. As a result, this methodology is very relevant and is recommended as the path forward for RELAP-7 V&V. However, the unique issues posed by lifetime extension will require considerations in addition to those addressed in Regulatory Guide 1.203. Some of these include prioritization of which plants / designs should be studied first, coupling modern supporting experiments to the stringent needs of new high fidelity models / codes, and scaling of aging effects.

Carl M. Stoots; Richard R. Schultz; Hans D. Gougar; Thomas K Larson; Michael Corradini; Laura Swiler; David Pointer; Jess Gehin

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A benchmarking tool for online sustainability reporting J. Emil Morhardt  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

reports was when Xcel agreed to disclose more climate change-related issues in their future 10-K reports

Morhardt, Emil

374

Software-based tool path evaluation for environmental sustainability  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

ways of estimating energy consumption and resul- tant green11] Dietmair A, Verl A. Energy consumption modeling andpotential for energy consumption in discrete part production

KONG, DAEYOUNG; Seungchoun Choi; Yusuke Yasui; Sushrut Pavanaskar; Dornfeld, David; Wright, Paul

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Software-based tool path evaluation for environmental sustainability  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

76% of the total energy is constantly wasted regardless ofenergy and measured the environmental burden of wasted

KONG, DAEYOUNG; Seungchoun Choi; Yusuke Yasui; Sushrut Pavanaskar; Dornfeld, David; Wright, Paul

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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BULLETIN OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & SOCIETY / April 2002Zhou, Byrne / RURAL SUSTAINABILITY Renewable Energy for Rural  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

renewable energy applications and assessment from China can be very helpful in defining a global sustainableBULLETIN OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & SOCIETY / April 2002Zhou, Byrne / RURAL SUSTAINABILITY Renewable Energy for Rural Sustainability: Lessons From China Aiming Zhou John Byrne University of Delaware Rural

Delaware, University of

377

Evaluating Sustainability and Greening Methods: A Conceptual Model for Information Technology Management  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Recently much has been written about sustainability and greening and the issue is likely to continue to resurface on the agendas of decision makers. This paper addresses one aspect of the topic: that of sustainability and greening through information ... Keywords: Capability Maturity Model, Green Maturity Assessment GMA, Greening, Information Technology, Sustainability

Olga Petkova, A.T. Jarmoszko, Marianne D'Onofrio, Joo Eng Lee-Partridge

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

The Ural Electrochemical Integrated Plant Sustainability Program of Nuclear Material Protection, Control and Accounting System Upgrades  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

UEIP has been working on a comprehensive sustainability program that includes establishing a site sustainability working group, information gathering, planning, organizing, developing schedule and estimated costs, trhough joint UEIP-US DOE/NNSA National Laboratory sustainability contracts. Considerable efforts have been necessary in the sustainability planning, monitoring, and control of the scope of work using tools such as Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Project and SAP R/3. While information interchanges within the sustainability program provides adequate US assurances that US funds are well spent through its quarterly reporting methodology, proper information security and protection measures are taken throughout the process. Decommissioning of outdated equipment has also become part of determining sustainability requirements and processes. The site’s sustainability program has facilitated the development of a transition plan toward eventual full Russian funding of sustaining nuclear security upgrades.

Vakhonin, Alexander; Yuldashev, Rashid; Dabbs, Richard D.; Carroll, Michael F.; Garrett, Albert G.; Patrick, Scott W.; Ku, Eshter M.

2009-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

379

Sustainable Harvest for Food and Fuel  

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The DOE Biomass Program recently implemented the Biofuels Initiative, or 30x30 program, with the dual goal of reducing U.S. dependence on foreign oil by making cellulosic ethanol cost competitive with gasoline by 2012 and by replacing 30 percent of gasoline consumption with biofuels by 2030. Experience to date with increasing ethanol production suggests that it distorts agricultural markets and therefore raises concerns about the sustainability of the DOE 30 X 30 effort: Can the U.S. agricultural system produce sufficient feedstocks for biofuel production and meet the food price and availability expectations of American consumers without causing environmental degradation that would curtail the production of both food and fuel? Efforts are underway to develop computer-based modeling tools that address this concern and support the DOE 30 X 30 goals. Beyond technical agronomic and economic concerns, however, such models must account for the publics’ growing interest in sustainable agriculture and in the mitigation of predicted global climate change. This paper discusses ongoing work at the Center for Advanced Energy Studies that investigates the potential consequences and long-term sustainability of projected biomass harvests by identifying and incorporating “sustainable harvest indicators” in a computer modeling strategy.

Grosshans, Raymond R.; Kostelnik, Kevin, M.; Jacobson, Jacob J.

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Sustainable Harvest for Food and Fuel  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The DOE Biomass Program recently implemented the Biofuels Initiative, or 30x30 program, with the dual goal of reducing U.S. dependence on foreign oil by making cellulosic ethanol cost competitive with gasoline by 2012 and by replacing 30 percent of gasoline consumption with biofuels by 2030. Experience to date with increasing ethanol production suggests that it distorts agricultural markets and therefore raises concerns about the sustainability of the DOE 30x30 effort: Can the U.S. agricultural system produce sufficient feedstocks for biofuel production and meet the food price and availability expectations of American consumers without causing environmental degradation that would curtail the production of both food and fuel? Efforts are underway to develop computer-based modeling tools that address this concern and support the DOE 30x30 goals. Beyond technical agronomic and economic concerns, however, such models must account for the publics’ growing interest in sustainable agriculture and in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. This paper discusses ongoing work at the Center for Advanced Energy Studies that investigates the potential consequences and long-term sustainability of projected biomass harvests by identifying and incorporating “sustainable harvest indicators” in a computer modeling strategy.

Raymond R. Grosshans; Kevin M. Kostelnik; Jacob J. Jacobson

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Energy Management and Sustainability Policy  

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Management and Sustainability Policy Management and Sustainability Policy USAA Real Estate Company has a reputation for excellence in customer service and taking a leadership role in the real estate industry. As part of our commitment to excellence, we will identify and implement improved financial and operation efficiencies, particularly in how we purchase and use energy, striving toward world-class status in energy management and sustainability. Commitment to Energy & Sustainability Management Energy Management and Sustainability will continually play a role in achieving our strategic objectives. Specifically, the USAA Real Estate Company Energy Management and Sustainability Strategy is to: Support the organization's strategic plan to maximize ownership value and provide customers and

382

Sustainable Buildings | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

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

383

Achieving Sustainability Cindy Carlsson  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and Innovation 22nd Annual Transportation Research Conference May 24, 2011 #12;Sustainable practices respect · Consider the needs of future generations · Evaluate a wide range of risks · Protect and enhance the environment · Conserve energy and natural resources · Involve the public in transportation planning processes

Minnesota, University of

384

Environmental Sustainability & Green Energy  

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and ensuring the safety of such structures as nuclear power plants · Researchfor-to-market wastewater treatment technologies, in partnership with the City of London Key Facilities and CentresChemicalsandFuelsfromAlternativeResources · WindEEEDome: Developing sustainable cities by exploring ways to build and retrofit buildings to produce

Sinnamon, Gordon J.

385

Agriculture - Sustainable biofuels Redux  

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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.

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

386

of Biofuels Sustainable Feedstocks  

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The Next Generation of Biofuels Sustainable Feedstocks Cost-Competitive Options #12;Photos courtesy the evolutionary code for an entirely new generation of biofuels capable of transforming the American automobile biofuels at a cost competitive with that of gasoline. Equally important, they are using crops

387

Bioenergy and Sustainable Development?  

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of raw materials). Rather than provide subsidies (other than for the poorest households), a range reserved 1543-5938/07/1121-0131$20.00 Key Words biodiesel, bioethanol, biofuels, biomass, clean energy greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. For large- scale commercial biofuels to contribute to sustainable development

Bensel, Terrence G.

388

Marginal Abatement Cost Tool (MACTool) | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Marginal Abatement Cost Tool (MACTool) Marginal Abatement Cost Tool (MACTool) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Marginal Abatement Cost Tool (MACTool) Agency/Company /Organization: World Bank Climate Smart Planning Platform Sector: Climate, Energy Topics: Analysis Tools User Interface: Spreadsheet Complexity/Ease of Use: Simple Website: climatesmartplanning.org/node/33 Cost: Free Related Tools Global Relationship Assessment to Protect the Environment (GRAPE) Global Trade and Analysis Project (GTAP) Model MIT Emissions Prediction and Policy Analysis (EPPA) Model ... further results Find Another Tool FIND DEVELOPMENT IMPACTS ASSESSMENT TOOLS A spreadsheet tool for building marginal abatement cost curves, and for calculating break-even carbon prices. Supports comparison of costs and

389

Ghana-Assessing Policy Options for Increasing the Use of Renewable Energy  

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Options for Increasing the Use of Renewable Energy Options for Increasing the Use of Renewable Energy for Sustainable Development Jump to: navigation, search Name Assessing Policy Options for Increasing the Use of Renewable Energy for Sustainable Development: Modelling Energy Scenarios for Ghana Agency/Company /Organization United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency Sector Energy Focus Area Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Topics Policies/deployment programs, Background analysis Resource Type Software/modeling tools, Publications, Lessons learned/best practices Website http://esa.un.org/un-energy/pd Country Ghana UN Region Western Africa References Ghana-Assessing Policy Options for Increasing the Use of Renewable Energy for Sustainable Development[1]

390

Design For Environment: Methodologies, Tools, And Implementation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Design for Environment (DfE) optimizes the relationship and interaction of the economic system and the environmental system, and strives to produce a sustainable development and enterprise integration. The driving force behind DfE includes customers, ... Keywords: Design for environment, DfE, implementation, tools

Junning Sun; Bin Han; Stephen Ekwaro-Osire; Hong-Chao Zhang

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Tool Steels  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Table 6   Examples of ion implantation in metalforming and cutting applications...tool steel Machining 4140 N 80 3� life Taps HSS Tapping 4140 N 80 3� life HSS Tapping 4130 N 80 5� life HSS Tapping 4140 N 50 10� life M35 Tapping � N 2 200 4� life M7 Tapping � N 100 2� life Cutting blade M2 Cutting 1050 N 100 2� life M2 Cutting SAE 950 N 100 4� life Dies D2 Forming 321 SS N 80...

392

Latinas Crafting Sustainability in East Los Angeles  

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Dead, indigenismo, arts sustainability, East Los Angeles,Guajardo Latinas Crafting Sustainability in East Los Angelesin their growth and sustainability will help document their

Guajardo, Ana

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Is sustainability science really a science?  

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Is sustainability science really a science? Is sustainability science really a science? The team's work shows that although sustainability science has been growing explosively...

394

September 18, 2008, Visiting Speakers Program - Sustainability...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Waves of Change Sustainability Challenges and the Corporate Response September, 2008 Jeff Erikson, SustainAbility Inc Washington, DC * UK, Europe, US, India * Consulting, research,...

395

Office of Sustainability Support - Mission and Functions  

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Sustainability Support (HS-21) Reports to the Office of Environmental Protection, Sustainability Support & Corporate Safety Analysis Mission The Office of Sustainability Support...

396

The Evolution of Sustainable Personal Vehicles  

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Enabling Platform for Sustainable Energy Pathways. Presentedin Road Vehicles. Sustainable Energy Research Group, Schooland W. A. Peters (2005). Sustainable Energy: Choosing Among

Jungers, Bryan D

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

DOE Sustainability Assistance Network (SAN) Notes, Thursday,...  

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Page 1 of 4 DOE Sustainability Assistance Network (SAN) Notes Thursday, November 15, 2012 1. Sustainability Performance Office Highlights Paul Estabrooks, SPO The Sustainability...

398

TNA Data Collection Tool | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

TNA Data Collection Tool TNA Data Collection Tool TNA Data Collection Tool The Training Needs Assessment (TNA) Data Collection Tool Instructions provides detailed guidance on how to complete the TNA Data Collection Tool. It is a good idea to print this document prior to completing the TNA Data Collection Tool. The TNA Data Collection Tool is an Excel spreadsheet that the organization's designating training POC will use to populate their organizations training needs. The training POC will enter mission critical training needs as well as competencies needed to meet their organization's mission. FY14 TNA Data Collection Tool Instructions FY14 TNA Data Collection Tool.xlsx Description FY14 TNA Data Collection Tool More Documents & Publications Reference Buildings by Building Type: Small office

399

Implementation of Sustainable Manufacturing Standards  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Manufacturing Standards Kathi Futornick, LEED AP Global Sustainability Practice URS Corporation NIST Workshop October 13-15, 2009 ...

2009-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

400

NIST Workshop on Sustainable Manufacturing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Day1: 15:15 – 15:30. Kathi Futornick. URS Corporation. Standards Opportunity in Sustainable Product Development and Manufacturing. ...

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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401

Transportation Infrastructure and Sustainable Development  

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Transportation Infrastructure AND Sustainable Developmentnext two decades, urban infrastructure will be under immenseboth expansions in infrastructure that supports automobile

Boarnet, Marlon G.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Integrated Biosystems for Sustainable Development  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Integrated biosystems for sustainable development Proceedings of the InFoRM 2000 National Workshop on Integrated

Kev Warburton; Usha Pillai-mcgarry; Deborah Ramage; No Ms; Dr. Kev Warburton

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

Sustainable Electricity | Clean Energy | ORNL  

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Climate & Environment Manufacturing Fossil Energy Sensors & Measurement Sustainable Electricity Systems Biology Transportation Clean Energy Home | Science & Discovery | Clean...

404

Towards Sustainable Watershed Dvelopment: A Geographic Information Systems based Approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

With an unprecedented projection of population and urban growth in the coming decades, assessment of the long-term hydrologic impacts of land use change is crucial for optimizing management practices to control runoff and non-point source (NPS) pollution associated with sustainable watershed development. Land use change, dominated by an increase in urban/impervious areas, can have a significant impact on water resources. Non-point source (NPS) pollution is the leading cause of degraded water quality in the US and urban areas are an important source of NPS pollution. Most planners, government agencies, and consultants lack access to simple impact-assessment tools despite widespread concern over the environmental impacts of watershed development. Before investing in complex analyses and customized data collection, it is often useful to utilize simple screening analyses using data that are already available. In this paper, we discuss such a technique for long-term hydrologic impact assessment (L-THIA) that makes use of basic land use, soils and long-term rainfall data to compare the hydrologic impacts of past, present and any future land use change. Long-term daily rainfall records are used in combination with soils and land use information to calculate average annual runoff and NPS pollution at a watershed scale. Because of the geospatial nature of land use and soils data, and the increasingly widespread use of GIS by planners, government agencies and consultants, the model is integrated with a Geographic Information System (GIS) that allows convenient generation and management of model input and output data, and provides advanced visualization of the model results. An application of the L-THIA/NPS model on the Little Eagle Creek (LEC) watershed near Indianapolis, Indiana is illustrated in this paper. Three historical land use scenarios for 1973, 1984, and 1991 were analyzed to track land use change in the watershed and to assess the impacts of land use change on annual average runoff and NPS pollution from the watershed and its five sub-basins. Results highlight the effectiveness of the L-THIA approach in assessing the long-term hydrologic impact of urban sprawl. The L-THIA/NPS GIS model is a powerful tool for identifying environmentally sensitive areas in terms of NPS pollution potential and for evaluating alternative land use scenarios to enhance NPS pollution management. Access to the model via the INTERNET enhances the usability and effectiveness of the technique significantly. Recommendations can be made to community decision makers, based on this analysis, concerning how development can be controlled within the watershed to minimize the long-term impacts of increased stormwater runoff and NPS pollution for better management of water resources.

Bhaduri, Budhendra L [ORNL

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Software Tools  

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Software Tools WINDOW for analyzing window thermal and optical performance THERM for analyzing two-dimensional heat transfer through building products Optics for analyzing optical properties of glazing systems International Glazing Database Optical data for glazing products used by WINDOW 5.2 and Optics5.1 including NFRC approved products Complex Glazing Database A database of shading materials and systems, such as roller shades and venetian blinds, that can be used by WINDOW 6 to calculate thermal and optical characteristics of window products with these shading systems. COMFEN A PC Program for calculating the heating and cooling energy use, and visual and thermal comfort, of commercial building facades. RESFEN A PC program for calculating the heating and cooling energy use of windows in residential buildings

406

Indispensable tool  

SciTech Connect

Synchrotron radiation has become an indispensable research tool for a growing number of scientists in a seemingly ever expanding number of disciplines. We can thank the European Synchrotron Research Facility (ESRF) in Grenoble for taking an innovative step toward achieving the educational goal of explaining the nature and benefits of synchrotron radiation to audiences ranging from the general public (including students) to government officials to scientists who may be unfamiliar with x-ray techniques and synchrotron radiation. ESRF is the driving force behind a new CD-ROM playable on both PCs and Macs titled Synchrotron light to explore matter. Published by Springer-Verlag, the CD contains both English and French versions of a comprehensive overview of the subject.

Robinson, Arthur

2001-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

407

Instrumentation Tools  

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Execution) is a tracing system developed by Larus and Ball which is incorporated as part of the Gnu C compiler [3]. Its goal is to generate very small traces which can be saved and then reused for multiple simulation runs. The modified compiler actually produces two executable programs. The first is the modified application. In addition to normal compilation, the compiler uses the notion of abstract execution to insert tracing code in the application code. Abstract execution is based upon control-flow tracing to reduce the amount of trace code necessary. The resulting trace produced by the modified application is only a tiny part of the full trace. This allows traces representing long execution runs to be saved on disk. The compiler also produces an application specific trace regeneration program. The regeneration program is a post-processing tool which accepts the compacted trace and outputs the full execution trace. The tracing overhead, including the cost of saving the compacted tra...

Jim Pierce; Michael D. Smith; Trevor Mudge

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Update Sustainable Transportation  

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Sustainable Transportation Sustainable Transportation Vol.4, No.3 * October 2013 ORNL Achieves Breakthrough in Energy-Saving Lubricants Research A team of ORNL and General Motors (GM) researchers has developed a new group of ionic liquids as lubricant additives that could help improve the energy efficiency of light-duty cars and trucks. The ionic liquid, when added to prototype low viscosity engine oil, boosted fuel economy by more than 2% compared to a commercially available synthetic 5W-30 oil, as demonstrated by an industrial standard fuel efficiency engine test. Results from these tests, performed by an independent firm, Intertek Automotive Research, with oversight by GM, show a promising path for ORNL to achieve DOE's goal of a 2% efficiency gain through lubricants. "There are more

409

Sustainability: Energy Efficiency  

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Sustainability: Energy Efficiency Sustainability: Energy Efficiency (Green Consulting Unit) Overview Walks students through the process of building a model home while considering 11 parameters that influence energy use, such as building orientation, room configuration, building envelope, and energy systems (heating, cooling, lighting, etc.). Objectives The students will be able to: Use models to learn how to maximize the comfort-conditioning of a home. Observe, gather, and analyze data from the model simulations. Draw conclusions from the data. Time Week 1 Period 1 (M) Introduction Period 2 (W) Activities 1, 2 Period 3 (F) Activities 3, 4 Week 2 Period 4 (M) Activities 5, 6, 7 Period 5 (W) Activities 8, 9, 10, 11 Period 6 (F) Activities Presentations and conclusion

410

ORNL Sustainable Campus Initiative  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The research conducted at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) spans many disciplines and has the potential for far-reaching impact in many areas of everyday life. ORNL researchers and operations staff work on projects in areas as diverse as nuclear power generation, transportation, materials science, computing, and building technologies. As the U.S. Department of Energy s (DOE) largest science and energy research facility, ORNL seeks to establish partnerships with industry in the development of innovative new technologies. The primary focus of this current research deals with developing technologies which improve or maintain the quality of life for humans while reducing the overall impact on the environment. In its interactions with industry, ORNL serves as both a facility for sustainable research, as well as a representative of DOE to the private sector. For these reasons it is important that the everyday operations of the Laboratory reflect a dedication to the concepts of stewardship and sustainability.

Halford, Christopher K [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Sustainability in the product cycle : adopting a shared standard for the apparel industry  

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Decisions made by product designers strongly influence the social and environmental impacts that a consumer product will have over its lifetime. This study examines the Sustainable Apparel Index, a decision-support tool ...

Hartley, Alice C. (Alice Catherine)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

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

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

Kua, Harn Wei, 1971-

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Sustainable Land Management Through Market-Oriented Commodity Development:  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Sustainable Land Management Through Market-Oriented Commodity Development: Sustainable Land Management Through Market-Oriented Commodity Development: Case studies from Ethiopia Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Sustainable Land Management Through Market-Oriented Commodity Development: Case studies from Ethiopia Agency/Company /Organization: International Livestock Research Institute Sector: Land Focus Area: Agriculture Topics: Market analysis, Background analysis Resource Type: Publications, Lessons learned/best practices Website: mahider.ilri.org/bitstream/10568/2372/1/WP_21_final.pdf Country: Ethiopia UN Region: "Sub-Saharan Africa" is not in the list of possible values (Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Northern America, Central Asia, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Western Asia, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, Latin America and the Caribbean) for this property.

414

Energy for Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development: UNDP Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Energy for Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development: UNDP Energy Energy for Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development: UNDP Energy Documents and Publications Catalogue Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Energy for Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development: UNDP Energy Documents and Publications Catalogue Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Sector: Energy Focus Area: Renewable Energy, Economic Development, Energy Efficiency Phase: Create a Vision Topics: - Energy Access Resource Type: Publications User Interface: Website Website: www.undp.org/energy/docs/Catalogue-Energy%20for%20Poverty%20Reduction% Cost: Free Language: English This catalogue contains documents produced over the past decade by UNDP together with its partners in the area of energy for poverty reduction and

415

Site Sustainability Plan  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

U.S. Department of Energy U.S. Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management December 2013 LMS/S07225 This page intentionally left blank This page intentionally left blank U.S. Department of Energy Site Sustainability Plan December 2013 Doc. No. S07225 Page i Contents Abbreviations ................................................................................................................................. iii I. Executive Summary ...............................................................................................................1 II. Performance Review and Plan Narrative ...............................................................................9 1 GHG Reduction and Comprehensive GHG Inventory ...........................................................9

416

Sustainable Environmental Stewardship  

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The Office of Health, Safety and Security HSS Logo Department of Energy Seal Left Tab SEARCH Right Tab TOOLS Right Tab Left Tab HOME Right Tab Left Tab ABOUT US Right Tab Left Tab...

417

Building Energy Tools Software Directory | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Building Energy Tools Software Directory Building Energy Tools Software Directory Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Building Energy Tools Software Directory Agency/Company /Organization: United States Department of Energy Sector: Energy Focus Area: Energy Efficiency, Buildings Phase: Create a Vision, Determine Baseline, Develop Goals Topics: Technology characterizations Resource Type: Dataset, Software/modeling tools User Interface: Website Website: apps1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/tools_directory/ References: http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/tools_directory/ Logo: Building Energy Tools Software Directory This directory provides information on 388 building software tools for evaluating energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability in buildings. The energy tools listed in this directory include databases,

418

UNEP Sustainable Energy Finance Initiative | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Initiative Initiative Jump to: navigation, search Name UNEP Sustainable Energy Finance Initiative Agency/Company /Organization United Nations Environment Programme Sector Energy Focus Area Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Topics Finance, Market analysis References SEFI Homepage [1] About "SEFI is the UNEP Sustainable Energy Finance Initiative - a platform providing financiers with the tools, support, and global network needed to conceive and manage investments in the complex and rapidly changing marketplace for clean energy technologies. SEFI's goal is to foster investment in sustainable energy projects by providing up-to-date investor information, facilitating deal origination, developing partnerships, and creating the momentum needed to shift sustainable energy from the margins of energy supply to the mainstream."

419

Measure and Evaluate Institutional Change for Sustainability | Department  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Measure and Evaluate Institutional Change for Sustainability Measure and Evaluate Institutional Change for Sustainability Measure and Evaluate Institutional Change for Sustainability October 8, 2013 - 1:18pm Addthis Graphic showing 5 gears. They progress from Determine Goal to Identify Context-Rules, Roles and Tools to Develop Action Plan to Implement Plan to Measure and Evaluate. Institutional Change Continuous Improvement Cycle The measure and evaluation step is crucial to ensure that institutional change efforts produce successful results in meeting sustainability goals. To measure success, an evaluation is needed. An effective evaluation: Provides a framework and information to support strategic planning efforts Confirms that actions being taken are proving effective or are in need of adjustment Identifies opportunities for new or increased improvement

420

Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Solar Tool  

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory EERE Building Technologies Office Building Energy Software Tools Directory Printable Version Share this resource Home About the...

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421

Better Tools for Better Plants  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Better Tools for Better Plants Better Tools for Better Plants Andre de Fontaine Bill Orthwein, CEM Advanced Manufacturing Office, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy U.S. Department of Energy November 15, 2011 2 | Advanced Manufacturing Office eere.energy.gov Today * New opportunities - AMO Overview - Better Buildings, Better Plants Program - Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge * New and revised tool suite - Energy Management Toolkit - Updated system assessment tools - Tool-related training 3 | Advanced Manufacturing Office eere.energy.gov Manufacturing Matters * 11% of U.S. GDP * 12 million U.S. jobs * 60% of U.S. engineering and science jobs % Manufacturing Job Growth or Loss 31.8% of all manufacturing jobs lost from 2000-2011 Jobs 31% of all 2010 U.S. total energy consumption

422

Evaluation of Biocriteria as a Concept, Approach and Tool for Assessing Impacts of Entrainment and Impingement under Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report documents the current state of development of multimetric bioassessment and biocriteria for assessing the biological integrity of aquatic ecosystems. The report also examines the suitability of multimetric bioassessment for regulating cooling water intake structures (CWIS) under Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act (CWA). This report will be valuable to industry, resource agencies, non-governmental environmental organizations, and universities involved in research, management, and protection...

2000-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

423

Stone Tool Production  

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by the author. ) Stone Tool Production, Hikade, UEE 2010Short Citation: Hikade 2010, Stone Tool Production. UEE.Thomas, 2010, Stone Tool Production. In Willeke Wendrich (

Hikade, Thomas

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Multimodal Information Group- Tools  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Architecture and Tools for Linguistic Analysis Systems. Miscellaneous Tools. Name, Description. ... JobRunner is a tool designed to run a job (ie to ...

2013-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

425

An ANP-SD Model for the Early Warning Analysis of Sustainable Residential Development  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As a relevant topic, improving the sustainability level of urban residential development requires appropriate assessment approaches to be provided. System Dynamics is a computer simulation analysis to understand and discuss complex issues and problems ... Keywords: System Dynamics, Analytic Network Process, DPSIR framework, sustainability assessment, urban residential development

Zhao Xu

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Office of Environmental Protection, Sustainability Support &...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Environmental Protection, Sustainability Support & Corporate Safety Analysis Office of Environmental Protection, Sustainability Support & Corporate Safety Analysis Organizational...

427

Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure Aviation Management Green Leases Executive Secretariat Energy Reduction at HQ Real Estate...

428

The Sustainable Enterprise: Enabling the Digital Thread  

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Page 1. The Sustainable Enterprise: Enabling the Digital Thread ... Verify & Validate Digital Thread Supports Honeywell's Sustainable Enterprise ...

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Metrology Needs in Sustainability and Materials Performance  

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Symposium, Sustainable Materials Processing and Production. Presentation Title , Metrology Needs in Sustainability and Materials Performance. Author(s) ...

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NIST Sustainable Manufacturing Indicators Repository (SMIR)  

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... manufacturing strongly influence a product's life cycle impacts on the environment and the company's sustainability. Sustainable manufacturing ...

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Sustainable Metrics for Unit Assembly Processes  

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... Sustainability, ASME sustainable processes and products, and/or ISO Technical Committee (TC) 207 on Environmental Management (http://www ...

2011-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable hydrogen production  

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This report describes the Sustainable Hydrogen Production research conducted at the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) for the past year. The report presents the work done on the following four tasks: Task 1--production of hydrogen by photovoltaic-powered electrolysis; Task 2--solar photocatalytic hydrogen production from water using a dual-bed photosystem; Task 3--development of solid electrolytes for water electrolysis at intermediate temperatures; and Task 4--production of hydrogen by thermocatalytic cracking of natural gas. For each task, this report presents a summary, introduction/description of project, and results.

Block, D.L.; Linkous, C.; Muradov, N.

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MSID Products, Tools, & Services  

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SID Products, Tools, & Services. XML Testbed - collection of XML-Related Tools; Express Engine - STEP (ISO 10303) development ...

2013-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of Commercial Lighting Programs: A DEEP Assessment  

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Energy Efficiency Program and Market Trends High Technology and Industrial Buildings Lighting Systems Residential Buildings Simulation Tools Sustainable Federal Operations Windows...

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Sustainable Supply Chains: Moving Chinese Garment Manufacturers Towards Sustainability.  

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??The fashion industry is beginning to understand the need to move strategically towards sustainability. Yet there appears at present little coordination between global fashion brands… (more)

Anderson, Zach; Bannister, Mark

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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AllianceforSustainable Energy, LLC AllianceforSustainable ...  

AllianceforSustainable Energy,LLC TheNational Renewable Energy Laboratory, anational laboratory oftheU.S.Department EnergyOfficeofEnergyEfficiency andRenewable Energy ...

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SUSTAIN-28.indd  

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

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Federal Energy Management Program: Sustainable Federal Fleets  

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Sustainable Sustainable Federal Fleets to someone by E-mail Share Federal Energy Management Program: Sustainable Federal Fleets on Facebook Tweet about Federal Energy Management Program: Sustainable Federal Fleets on Twitter Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: Sustainable Federal Fleets on Google Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: Sustainable Federal Fleets on Delicious Rank Federal Energy Management Program: Sustainable Federal Fleets on Digg Find More places to share Federal Energy Management Program: Sustainable Federal Fleets on AddThis.com... Sustainable Buildings & Campuses Operations & Maintenance Greenhouse Gases Water Efficiency Data Center Energy Efficiency Industrial Facilities Sustainable Federal Fleets Laboratories for the 21st Century Institutional Change

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Sustainable Buildings and Campuses | Department of Energy  

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

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Definition: Sustainability | Open Energy Information  

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Definition Definition Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Definition: Sustainability Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Sustainability An often broadly used term that refers to the study of future impacts of decisions made currently, and how we can best mitigate or eliminate negative impacts of activities today. Typically, sustainability is used to define choices made in energy and natural resource use. View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition Sustainability is the capacity to endure. In ecology the word describes how biological systems remain diverse and productive over time. Long-lived and healthy wetlands and forests are examples of sustainable biological systems. For humans, sustainability is the potential for long-term maintenance of well being, which has ecological, economic,

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Grid reliability management tools  

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To summarize, Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions (CERTS) is engaged in a multi-year program of public interest R&D to develop and prototype software tools that will enhance system reliability during the transition to competitive markets. The core philosophy embedded in the design of these tools is the recognition that in the future reliability will be provided through market operations, not the decisions of central planners. Embracing this philosophy calls for tools that: (1) Recognize that the game has moved from modeling machine and engineering analysis to simulating markets to understand the impacts on reliability (and vice versa); (2) Provide real-time data and support information transparency toward enhancing the ability of operators and market participants to quickly grasp, analyze, and act effectively on information; (3) Allow operators, in particular, to measure, monitor, assess, and predict both system performance as well as the performance of market participants; and (4) Allow rapid incorporation of the latest sensing, data communication, computing, visualization, and algorithmic techniques and technologies.

Eto, J.; Martinez, C.; Dyer, J.; Budhraja, V.

2000-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Indoor Humidity Tools  

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Tools Listed Alphabetically Tools by Platform Tools by Country Related Links Indoor Humidity Tools Indoor Humidity Tools logo. Integrated computer program intended to assist in...

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NREL: Biomass Research - Capabilities in Biomass Process and Sustainability  

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Capabilities in Biomass Process and Sustainability Analyses Capabilities in Biomass Process and Sustainability Analyses A photo of a woman and four men, all wearing hard hats and looking into a large square bin of dried corn stover. One man is using a white scoop to pick up some of the material and another man holds some in his hand. Members of Congress visit NREL's cellulosic ethanol pilot plant. A team of NREL researchers uses biomass process and sustainability analyses to bridge the gap between research and commercial operations, which is critical for the scale-up of biomass conversion technology. Among NREL's biomass analysis capabilities are: Life cycle assessments Technoeconomic analysis Sensitivity analysis Strategic analysis. Life Cycle Assessments Conducting full life cycle assessments is important for determining the

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EBRD-Sustainable Energy Initiative: Scaling Up Finance for Climate Change  

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EBRD-Sustainable Energy Initiative: Scaling Up Finance for Climate Change EBRD-Sustainable Energy Initiative: Scaling Up Finance for Climate Change Mitigation Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: EBRD-Sustainable Energy Initiative: Scaling Up Finance for Climate Change Mitigation Agency/Company /Organization: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Sector: Energy, Land, Climate Topics: Finance Resource Type: Publications Website: www.ebrd.com/downloads/research/factsheets/sei.pdf Cost: Free EBRD-Sustainable Energy Initiative: Scaling Up Finance for Climate Change Mitigation Screenshot References: EBRD-Sustainable Energy Initiative: Scaling Up Finance for Climate Change Mitigation[1] "SEI promotes and facilitates the development of the carbon market in the EBRD countries of operations through the management of two carbon funds.

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Sustainable Transportation | Department of Energy  

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Sustainable Transportation Sustainable Transportation Sustainable Transportation Bioenergy Read more Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Read more Vehicles Read more The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) leads U.S. researchers and other partners in making transportation cleaner and more efficient through solutions that put electric drive vehicles on the road and replace oil with clean domestic fuels. Through our Vehicle, Bioenergy, and Fuel Cell Technologies Offices, EERE advances the development of next-generation technologies to improve plug-in electric and other alternative-fuel vehicles, advanced combustion engine and vehicle efficiency, and produce low-carbon domestic transportation fuels. SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION Vehicles Bioenergy Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Vehicles Bioenergy

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Energy Management and Sustainability Policy  

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Management and Sustainability Policy USAA Real Estate Company has a reputation for excellence in customer service and taking a leadership role in the real estate industry. As part...

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NREL: Sustainable NREL - Environmental Stewardship  

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excellent environmental stewardship of its campuses into a highly replicable sustainability strategy, minimizing the environmental impacts of the lab's activities. Through...

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ICTASDiscoveryAnalyticsCenter Sustainable  

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IDAC ICTASDiscoveryAnalyticsCenter Nanoscale Science Nano-Bio Interface Sustainable Energy on the basis of race, gender, disability, age, veteran status, national origin, religion, sexual orientation

Beex, A. A. "Louis"

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Sustainable Building Rating Systems Summary  

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The purpose of this document is to offer information that could be used to compare and contrast sustainable building rating systems.

Fowler, Kimberly M.; Rauch, Emily M.

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable Federal Fleets: Fleet Reporting  

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Home | Programs & Offices | Consumer Information U.S. Department of Energy Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Sustainable Federal Fleets Welcome, Guest Login | Register...

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GARS | Sustainable Energy Technologies Department  

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Energy storage The Sustainable Energy Technologies Department finds alternatives to fossil fuels and improves energy efficiency to meet our exponentially growing energy needs...

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Development of an expert system to aid engineers in the selection of design for environment methods and tools  

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Despite the importance of the matter and significant research efforts extended, adoption of the sustainability tools and methods to design and produce more sustainable products is slower than desired. This has been attributed to the extensive and complex ... Keywords: Design for environment, Design for sustainability, Engineering design

N. Vargas Hernandez; G. Okudan Kremer; L. C. Schmidt; P. R. Acosta Herrera

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LEDSGP/tools/features | Open Energy Information  

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LEDSGP/tools/features LEDSGP/tools/features < LEDSGP‎ | tools Jump to: navigation, search LEDSGP Logo.png Advancing climate-resilient low emission development around the world Home About Tools Expert Assistance Events Publications Join Us Tools Activities Inventory LEDS Toolkits Knowledge Portals Featured Tools Featured Tools The following resources can be used to support different stages of low emissions development planning. Click here to add a capacity building or training resource to the inventory. Webinar on Development Impact Assessment for Low Emissions Development: As part of this webinar, several members of the LEDS Global Partnership set out to review existing approaches to capturing and communicating development benefits of climate action and propose a new tool for communicating development benefits to policy makers as part of a LEDS

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Biopower Tool Webinar | Open Energy Information  

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Biopower Tool Webinar Biopower Tool Webinar Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Biopower Tool Webinar Agency/Company /Organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, United States Department of Energy, Centro de EnergĂ­as Renovables (CER) Sector: Energy Focus Area: Biomass, - Biofuels Resource Type: Maps, Training materials, Webinar References: Biopower Tool Webinar[1] Logo: Biopower Tool Webinar This webinar demonstrates uses for the Bio-power Tool, an interactive geospatial application allowing users to view biomass resources, infrastructure, and other relevant information, as well as query the data and conduct initial screening analyses. Webinar Video BATscreen.JPG Presentation Biopower Assessment Tool Presentation Announcement Wednesday, December 1, 2010 12-1 p.m. Golden, CO

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Microsoft Word - Overview_Role of Champion for Sustainable Supply Chain CoP_August 30 2012.docx  

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of Data.gov of Data.gov Sustainable Supply Chain Community of Practice "Champions" August 30, 2012 Leading companies, academic institutions and non-profit organizations are increasingly focused on sustainable supply chains as a source of cost savings, innovation and competitive advantage. Recognizing that sustainable supply chains are important to a broad number of stakeholders, GSA established the Sustainable Supply Chain Community of Practice on data.gov. The community's goal is to encourage sharing of practical information such as checklists, tutorials and other supplier engagement tools that businesses, especially small and medium-sized, can use to cost effectively improve the efficiency of their operations and address sustainable supply

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Hopi Sustainable Energy Plan  

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The Hopi Tribal Government as part of an initiative to ?Regulate the delivery of energy and energy services to the Hopi Reservation and to create a strategic business plan for tribal provision of appropriate utility, both in a manner that improves the reliability and cost efficiency of such services,? established the Hopi Clean Air Partnership Project (HCAPP) to support the Tribe?s economic development goals, which is sensitive to the needs and ways of the Hopi people. The Department of Energy (DOE) funded, Formation of Hopi Sustainable Energy Program results are included in the Clean Air Partnership Report. One of the Hopi Tribe?s primary strategies to improving the reliability and cost efficiency of energy services on the Reservation and to creating alternative (to coal) economic development opportunities is to form and begin implementation of the Hopi Sustainable Energy Program. The Hopi Tribe through the implementation of this grant identified various economic opportunities available from renewable energy resources. However, in order to take advantage of those opportunities, capacity building of tribal staff is essential in order for the Tribe to develop and manage its renewable energy resources. As Arizona public utilities such as APS?s renewable energy portfolio increases the demand for renewable power will increase. The Hopi Tribe would be in a good position to provide a percentage of the power through wind energy. It is equally important that the Hopi Tribe begin a dialogue with APS and NTUA to purchase the 69Kv transmission on Hopi and begin looking into financing options to purchase the line.

Norman Honie, Jr.; Margie Schaff; Mark Hannifan

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Suriname-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sustainable Energy Roadmap and  

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Page Page Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Suriname-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy Jump to: navigation, search Name Suriname-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy Agency/Company /Organization Inter-American Development Bank, World Watch Institute (WWI) Sector Climate, Energy Focus Area Renewable Energy, Economic Development, Energy Efficiency, Greenhouse Gas, Grid Assessment and Integration, Industry, People and Policy, Transportation Topics Background analysis, Baseline projection, Finance, GHG inventory, Implementation, Low emission development planning, -Roadmap, Market analysis, Policies/deployment programs, Resource assessment, Technology characterizations

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Energy Performance Assessment for Equipment and Utility Systems...  

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Energy Performance Assessment for Equipment and Utility Systems: Third Edition Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Energy Performance Assessment for...

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Capacity Building on Promoting Sustainable Development in the GMS | Open  

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Promoting Sustainable Development in the GMS Promoting Sustainable Development in the GMS Jump to: navigation, search Name Capacity Building on Promoting Sustainable Development in the GMS Agency/Company /Organization AIT-UNEP Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific Sector Energy, Land Topics Implementation, Policies/deployment programs, Background analysis Resource Type Guide/manual Website http://www.rrcap.unep.org/nsds Country Cambodia, China, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar UN Region South-Eastern Asia References Capacity Building in GMS[1] Summary "The study assesses the state of sustainable development strategies (SDS) in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) - within each of the six member-countries and in the subregion as a whole - with a view towards identifying appropriate improvements that would bring about strong national

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Light Water Reactor Sustainability Technical Documents | Department of  

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Initiatives » Nuclear Reactor Technologies » Light Water Reactor Initiatives » Nuclear Reactor Technologies » Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program » Light Water Reactor Sustainability Technical Documents Light Water Reactor Sustainability Technical Documents September 30, 2011 Reactor Pressure Vessel Task of Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program: Initial Assessment of Thermal Annealing Needs and Challenges The most life-limiting structural component in light-water reactors (LWR) is the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) because replacement of the RPV is not considered a viable option at this time. LWR licenses are now being extended from 40y to 60y by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) with intentions to extend licenses to 80y and beyond. The RPV materials exhibit varying degrees of sensitivity to irradiation-induced embrittlement

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A sustainable urban center refurbishment  

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During the last century a vast new building construction activity was verified. The old urban centers were abandoned and new housing areas grew up without comply with sustainable principles. The great architectural and urban value of these centers led ... Keywords: indicators, refurbishment, sustainability, urban center

Ana Karina Lopes; Fernanda Rodrigues; Victor M. Ferreira; Romeu Vicente

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Machine learning for computational sustainability  

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To avoid ecological collapse, we must manage Earth's ecosystems sustainably. Viewed as a control problem, the two central challenges of ecosystem management are to acquire a model of the system that is sufficient to guide good decision making and then ... Keywords: hidden Markov models,computational sustainability,species distribution models,dynamical ecosystem models

Tom Dietterich; Ethan Dereszynski; Rebecca Hutchinson; Dan Sheldon

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

Intelligent manufacturing and environmental sustainability  

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The definition of sustainability which is generally adopted is: ''meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs'' (World Commission on the Environment and Development, 1987. ... Keywords: Added value, Corporate responsibility, Energy, Sustainability

William F. Gaughran; Stephen Burke; Patrick Phelan

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative: Sector Specific Tools | Open Energy  

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Gas Protocol Initiative: Sector Specific Tools Gas Protocol Initiative: Sector Specific Tools Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: The Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative: Sector Specific Tools Agency/Company /Organization: World Resources Institute, World Business Council for Sustainable Development Sector: Energy, Climate Focus Area: Industry, Greenhouse Gas Phase: Determine Baseline, Evaluate Effectiveness and Revise as Needed Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Spreadsheet Website: www.ghgprotocol.org/calculation-tools/all-tools Cost: Free References: The Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative: GHG Emissions from Purchased Electricity[1] The Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative: GHG Emissions from Stationary Combustion[2] The Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative: GHG Emissions from Transport or Mobil Sources[3]

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Y-12 Site Sustainability Plan  

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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.

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

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainability Priorities in the Electric Power Industry  

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Improving sustainability performance has become an important indicator of corporate success, stewardship, and responsibility. Many companies publish annual sustainability and corporate responsibility reports to communicate their policies, goals, and ongoing performance on key sustainability issues. Notably, the sustainability priorities communicated through these reports vary considerably across the electric power industry. This study summarizes how the industry portrays its sustainability priorities thr...

2011-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Y-12 Site Sustainability Plan  

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The accomplishments to date and the long-range planning of the Y-12 Energy Management and Sustainability and Stewardship programs support the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) vision for a commitment to energy effi ciency and sustainability and to achievement of the Guiding Principles. Specifi cally, the Y-12 vision is to support the Environment, Safety and Health Policy and the DOE Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan, while promoting overall sustainability and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The mission of the Y-12 Energy Management program is to incorporate energy-effi cient technologies site-wide and to position Y-12 to meet NNSA energy requirement needs through 2025 and beyond. The plan addresses greenhouse gases, buildings, fleet management, water use, pollution prevention, waste reduction, sustainable acquisition, electronic stewardship and data centers, site innovation and government-wide support.

Spencer, Charles G

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

Home Energy Scoring Tool | Open Energy Information  

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Home Energy Scoring Tool Home Energy Scoring Tool Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Home Energy Scoring Tool Agency/Company /Organization: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Sector: Energy Focus Area: Buildings - Residential Phase: Evaluate Effectiveness and Revise as Needed Topics: Resource assessment Resource Type: Online calculator User Interface: Website Website: www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/homeenergyscore/ OpenEI Keyword(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Tools Language: English References: Home Energy Scoring Tool[1] Generate clear and credible home energy assessments; recommend customized upgrades and cost saving tips; compare the energy use of different homes The Home Energy Score allows a homeowner to compare her or his home's energy consumption to that of other homes, similar to a vehicle's

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Tools by Country - Canada  

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Canada Canada A C D E F H I M P R S V Tool Applications Free Recently Updated Athena Model life cycle assessment, environment, building materials, buildings Free software. CATALOGUE windows, fenestration, product information, thermal characteristics Free software. DAYSIM annual daylight simulations, electric lighting energy use, lighting controls Free software. Software has been updated. EE4 CBIP whole building performance, building incentives Free software. Software has been updated. EE4 CODE standards and code compliance, whole building energy performance Free software. Software has been updated. Energy Profile Tool benchmarking, energy efficiency screening, end-use energy analysis, building performance analysis, utility programs ENERPASS

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Entropy and Energy: Toward a Definition of Physical Sustainability  

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Bioeconomics and Sustainability. Edward Elgar, Cheltemham,Serious about Sustainability. , Environmental Science &Toward a Definition of Physical Sustainability Slawomir W.

Hermanowicz, Slawomir W

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

Machine Tool Locator  

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gathered and used to set the position of the machine tool and to measure the size and shape of the machine tool tip, and examine cutting edge wear. April 18, 2013 machine tool...

472

The power tool  

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POWER Tool--Planning, Optimization, Waste Estimating and Resourcing tool, a hand-held field estimating unit and relational database software tool for optimizing disassembly and final waste form of contaminated systems and equipment.

HAYFIELD, J.P.

1999-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

Implement an Institutional Change Action Plan for Sustainability |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Implement an Institutional Change Action Plan for Sustainability Implement an Institutional Change Action Plan for Sustainability Implement an Institutional Change Action Plan for Sustainability October 8, 2013 - 11:54am Addthis Graphic showing 5 gears. They progress from Determine Goal to Identify Context-Rules, Roles and Tools to Develop Action Plan to Implement Plan to Measure and Evaluate. Institutional Change Continuous Improvement Cycle Writing a good action plan is one thing; implementing it is another. Institutional change principles and methods can be incorporated into action plans (program design), but on-the-ground implementation activities must also be conducted in a manner that is suitable to the organizational context and the people in the roles being targeted. Action plans lay out the set of strategies a Federal agency will roll out

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OLADE Sustainable Energy Planning Manual | Open Energy Information  

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OLADE Sustainable Energy Planning Manual OLADE Sustainable Energy Planning Manual Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: OLADE Sustainable Energy Planning Manual Agency/Company /Organization: Latin American Energy Organization Sector: Energy Focus Area: Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Topics: Implementation, Background analysis Website: www.olade.org/proyectoPlanificacionEnergetica.html Country: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Mexico, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela, Barbados, Cuba, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Dominican Republic Central America, Central America, Central America, Central America, Central America, Central America, Central America, South America, South America, South America, South America, South America, South America, South America, South America, South America, South America, South America, South America, Caribbean, Caribbean, Caribbean, Caribbean, Caribbean, Caribbean, Caribbean

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Federal Energy Management Program: Institutional Change for Sustainability  

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Sustainability Sustainability Graphic showing 5 gears. They progress from Determine Goal to Identify Context-Rules, Roles and Tools to Develop Action Plan to Implement Plan to Measure and Evaluate. Institutional Change Continuous Improvement Cycle The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) aims to help Federal agencies make sustainability a natural part of how they operate-while continuing to meet their mission goals. Through its Institutional Change activities, FEMP provides guidance and reference materials to help agencies and the myriad organizations within agencies shift their behavior in an effort to save energy and resources now and in the long-term. Institutional change integrates behavior with technologies and policies, recognizing that all three need to align to create make a significant and lasting difference.

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: CPF Tools  

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CPF Tools CPF Tools CPF Tools logo CPF Tools is the market-leading software for solar installers connecting sales, system design and financing. Screen Shots Keywords Solar Sales, Quoting Tool, Proposal Tool, Solar Financing, Leads, Auto-Populate, Rebate Form, CRM software, Customer and Financing Dashboard Validation/Testing None Expertise Required Basic understanding of PV. Training is provided through our help site, which features training videos, a user community through Get Satisfaction, and user guides. We also offer live phone support and regular training webinars. Users More than 2,000 Audience Solar professionals, including installers, sales representatives, operations and system design specialists. We also offer a "Channel Manager" version of CPF Tools for manufacturers and distributors.

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Plant Energy Profiler Tool for the Chemicals Industry (ChemPEP Tool), Software Tools for Industry, Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) (Fact Sheet)  

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This fact sheet describes how the Industrial Technologies Program ChemPEP Tool can help chemical plants assess their plant-wide energy consumption.

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

Available Software Tools  

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... Climate Suitability Tool Logo, Climate Suitability Tool, A web application for ... Utility Software Icon, 1DZRead, A CONTAM 1D Zone Data file converter, ...

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Site Sustainability Plan (SSP) 2010 | Department of Energy  

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0 Site Sustainability Plan (SSP) 2010 Site Sustainability Plan (SSP) 2010 2010 More Documents & Publications Site Sustainability Plan (SSP) 2012 Site Sustainability Plan (SSP) 2013...