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A critical review of seven selected neighborhood sustainability assessment tools  

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Neighborhood sustainability assessment tools have become widespread since the turn of 21st century and many communities, mainly in the developed world, are utilizing these tools to measure their success in approaching sustainable development goals. In this study, seven tools from Australia, Europe, Japan, and the United States are selected and analyzed with the aim of providing insights into the current situations; highlighting the strengths, weaknesses, successes, and failures; and making recommendations for future improvements. Using a content analysis, the issues of sustainability coverage, pre-requisites, local adaptability, scoring and weighting, participation, reporting, and applicability are discussed in this paper. The results of this study indicate that most of the tools are not doing well regarding the coverage of social, economic, and institutional aspects of sustainability; there are ambiguities and shortcomings in the weighting, scoring, and rating; in most cases, there is no mechanism for local adaptability and participation; and, only those tools which are embedded within the broader planning framework are doing well with regard to applicability. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Seven widely used assessment tools were analyzed. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer There is a lack of balanced assessment of sustainability dimensions. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Tools are not doing well regarding the applicability. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Refinements are needed to make the tools more effective. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Assessment tools must be integrated into the planning process.

Sharifi, Ayyoob, E-mail: sharifi.ayyoob@a.mbox.nagoya-u.ac.jp; Murayama, Akito, E-mail: murayama@corot.nuac.nagoya-u.ac.jp

2013-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A holistic sustainability assessment tool for bioenergy using the Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) sustainability indicators  

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Abstract In 2011 the Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) released a set of indicators for sustainable bioenergy. However, two important issues still remain unresolved. One of them is the definition of “sustainability”, and the other is the lack of a holistic assessment tool for drawing conclusions from the indicators. The aim of this paper is to provide clarification on the concept of sustainability in the context of the GBEP indicators, and to develop a holistic assessment tool for assessing the sustainability of bioenergy programmes. The GBEP indicators are diverse in terms of “what to measure”, and some of them are not sufficiently directly related to the concept of sustainability. This makes the indicators ambiguous regarding to sustainability assessment. This study identifies whether the GBEP indicators are concerned with strong or weak sustainability, and develops a tool based on Multi Criteria Analysis (MCA) which can be used for assessing sustainability of bioenergy programmes using the GBEP indicators. The tool is demonstrated in an example for assessing the sustainability of biofuel production in a case study of Kyoto. We found that the biodiesel production in Kyoto performs well on the environmental pillar, but badly on the economic pillar, and based on the weights applied in this study the overall sustainability is better than diesel fuel. The holistic assessment tool provides practical information to policymakers on both ex-ante and ex-post policy evaluations.

Takashi Hayashi; Ekko C. van Ierland; Xueqin Zhu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Research Summary Sustainability impact assessment: tools for environmental, social and economic  

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Research Summary Sustainability impact assessment: tools for environmental, social and economic to produce Sustainability Impact Assessment Tools (SIATs) that will be used to predict the impacts of sustainability issues in European regions, and has developed a `Framework for Participatory Impact Assessment

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LCA-IWM: A decision support tool for sustainability assessment of waste management systems  

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The paper outlines the most significant result of the project 'The use of life cycle assessment tools for the development of integrated waste management strategies for cities and regions with rapid growing economies', which was the development of two decision-support tools: a municipal waste prognostic tool and a waste management system assessment tool. The article focuses on the assessment tool, which supports the adequate decision making in the planning of urban waste management systems by allowing the creation and comparison of different scenarios, considering three basic subsystems: (i) temporary storage; (ii) collection and transport and (iii) treatment, disposal and recycling. The design and analysis options, as well as the assumptions made for each subsystem, are shortly introduced, providing an overview of the applied methodologies and technologies. The sustainability assessment methodology used in the project to support the selection of the most adequate scenario is presented with a brief explanation of the procedures, criteria and indicators applied on the evaluation of each of the three sustainability pillars.

Boer, J. den [Institute of Water Supply and Groundwater Protection, Wastewater Technology, Waste Management, Industrial Material Cycles, Environmental and Spatial Planning (Institute WAR), Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Petersenstr. 13, 64287 Darmstadt (Germany)], E-mail: j.denboer@iwar.tu-darmstadt.de; Boer, E. den; Jager, J. [Institute of Water Supply and Groundwater Protection, Wastewater Technology, Waste Management, Industrial Material Cycles, Environmental and Spatial Planning (Institute WAR), Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Petersenstr. 13, 64287 Darmstadt (Germany)

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable infrastructure development: Assessing LED street lighting as a tool for sustainable development in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil.  

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??This research project investigates LED street lights as a tool for sustainable development in São José dos Campos, Brazil. The project explores the energy and… (more)

Kivimäki, S.E.E.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Assessment of University Sustainability Activities SUSTAINABILITY TRACKING,  

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

Dodla, Ramana

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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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Identify Institutional Change Tools for Sustainability  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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.

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Pumping System Assessment Tool  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Pumping System Assessment Tool (PSAT) is a free online software tool to help industrial users assess the efficiency of pumping system operations. PSAT uses achievable pump performance data from Hydraulic Institute standards and motor performance data from the MotorMaster+ database to calculate potential energy and associated cost savings. The tool also enables users to save and retrieve log files, default values, and system curves for sharing analyses with other users.

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Fan System Assessment Tool  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Fan System Assessment Tool (FSAT) is a free online software tool that helps industrial users quantify energy use and savings opportunities in industrial fan systems. Use FSAT to understand how well your fan systems are operating, determine the economic benefit of system modifications, and establish which options are most economically viable when multiple opportunities exist for system modification.

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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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Sustainability Assessment of Residential Building Energy System in Belgrade  

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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...

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

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Pumping System Assessment Tool Overview  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This power point presentation provides an overview of AMO's pumping system assessment tool (PSAT) that is used during energy savings assessments at large industrial facilities.

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pre-acts -6th annual international conference of Territorial Intelligence -caENTI October 2008 1 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ASSESSMENT TOOLS DEDICATED TO TERRITORIAL  

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Natural Gas Industry). 1.2 Material and Energy Flow Analysis : an innovative tool dedicated to territorial or industrial ecology projects Material and Energy Flow Analysis is a tool to count the flows that enter or get and Energy Flow Analysis (MEFA), Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Carbon Balance and Ecological Footprint

Boyer, Edmond

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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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Identify Institutional Change Tools for Sustainability | Department of  

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

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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Augustenborg: A Sustainable Community Assessment.  

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?? During the last decades, sustainable development has generated a growing attention in the world.Eco-city projects, as a step towards practical application of sustainable development… (more)

Xu, Yiran

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Computer-based LCA Tool for Sustainable Building Design  

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

Ahmed M. Azmy

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainability Impact Assessments: limits, thresholds and the Sustainability Choice Space  

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Sustainability impact assessments (SIA) are inherently difficult ... of policy proposals or options across the ‘three pillars’ of economy, society and environment. In ... are made in relation to questions about t...

Marion Potschin; Roy Haines-Young

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fan System Assessment Tool Introduction  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This presentation provides an introduction to the Fan System Assessment Tool (FSAT). With FSAT, users can calculate the amount of energy used by their fan system; determine system efficiency; and quantify the savings potential of an upgraded system.

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Introducing sustainability assessment and selection (SAS) into chemical engineering education  

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Assessment of a sustainable process design centres on the three pillars of sustainability. However, satisfying all criteria is sometimes difficult. Nevertheless, it is important to have an effective and systematic tool for a concrete and justifiable decision. Introduction of such tool into chemical engineering education would be beneficial as students will encounter situations in making decision which may imply deciding on the best process design, suppliers, supply chain, etc. In light of this matter, we introduce a concept called sustainability assessment and selection (SAS) into Computer Aided Plant Design (CAPD) course at Technical University of Berlin. The idea of the methodology is to assess process designs and select one which is most sustainable. Within the framework of this course, a 1-day lecture has been conducted that touch on the methods to assess sustainable process design. It is also aimed to introduce systematic multi-criteria decision making methodology called analytic hierarchy process (AHP). A practical example in choosing n-butane isomerization process designs is illustrated. From the class evaluation we found that the response towards the idea was very promising. We believed the method would add an extra edge to the students especially in performing sustainability assessment and systematically solving multi optional problems that they may encounter in their career.

M.R. Othman; L. Hady; J.-U. Repke; G. Wozny

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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University of Saskatchewan Sustainability Assessment  

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of sustainable development initiatives, of which "green buildings" is one component. It is meant to appeal of 2001 with the introduction of the Sustainable Development Coordinator in the Department of Facilities planning, development and operations. The establishment of the Sustainable Development Coordinator position

Peak, Derek

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Crucial Habitat Assessment Tool | Open Energy Information  

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Assessment Tool Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Web Site: Crucial Habitat Assessment Tool Author Western Governors' Association Published...

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Sustainability Assessment of Workforce Well-Being and Mission...  

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Sustainability Assessment of Workforce Well-Being and Mission Readiness Sustainability Assessment of Workforce Well-Being and Mission Readiness Presentation by Dr. Jodi Jacobsen,...

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TOURISM CENTER MINNESOTA SUSTAINABLE TOURISM ASSESSMENT FOR SMALL COMMUNITIES PROJECT  

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TOURISM CENTER MINNESOTA SUSTAINABLE TOURISM ASSESSMENT FOR SMALL COMMUNITIES PROJECT Sustainable Tourism Development in Akeley, Minnesota IN PARTNERSHIP WITH: UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION REGIONAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIPS #12;#12; Sustainable Tourism Development in Akeley, MN

Amin, S. Massoud

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TOURISM CENTER MINNESOTA SUSTAINABLE TOURISM ASSESSMENT FOR SMALL COMMUNITIES PROJECT  

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TOURISM CENTER MINNESOTA SUSTAINABLE TOURISM ASSESSMENT FOR SMALL COMMUNITIES PROJECT Sustainable Tourism Development in Destination Voyageurs National Park Communities IN PARTNERSHIP WITH: UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION REGIONAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIPS #12;#12;Sustainable Tourism Development

Amin, S. Massoud

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TOURISM CENTER MINNESOTA SUSTAINABLE TOURISM ASSESSMENT FOR SMALL COMMUNITIES PROJECT  

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TOURISM CENTER MINNESOTA SUSTAINABLE TOURISM ASSESSMENT FOR SMALL COMMUNITIES PROJECT Sustainable Tourism Development in Houston, Minnesota IN PARTNERSHIP WITH: UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION REGIONAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIPS #12;#12;Sustainable Tourism Development in Houston, MN 1 Expert Team

Amin, S. Massoud

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NAQSAT National Air Quality Site Assessment Tool NAQSAT National Air Quality Site Assessment Tool  

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NAQSAT National Air Quality Site Assessment Tool NAQSAT National Air Quality Site Assessment Tool Air Quality Assessment Tool For Livestock Producers & Advisors #12;NAQSAT The National Air Quality Dairymen National Air Quality Site Assessment Tool Benefits for Producers · Voluntarily and securely assess

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Pumping System Assessment Tool Fact Sheet  

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This fact sheet describes how industrial plants can improve their pumping system efficiency using AMO's Pumping System Assessment Tool (PSAT).

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TOURISM CENTER MINNESOTA SUSTAINABLE TOURISM ASSESSMENT FOR SMALL COMMUNITIES PROJECT  

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TOURISM CENTER MINNESOTA SUSTAINABLE TOURISM ASSESSMENT FOR SMALL COMMUNITIES PROJECT Sustainable Tourism Development in Warroad, Minnesota Authored by Cynthia C. Messer and Rani Bhattacharyya;#12;Sustainable Tourism Development in Warroad, MN 1 Expert Team members and Report Contributors: Cynthia Messer

Amin, S. Massoud

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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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D&D and Risk Assessment Tools  

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ORISE and PNNL both developed tools to assist in the risk assessment and planning of D&D activities. PNNL developed a Risk D&D tool, a rapid prototype computerbased model, to evaluate...

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

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

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

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Argonne National Laboratory Launches Bioenergy Assessment Tools |  

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

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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Promoting decision making through a Sustainable Remediation Assessment Matrix (SRAM)  

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This paper describes the steps taken in a decision making process through a Sustainable Remediation Assessment Matrix (SRAM). The development of the SRAM deals with Complex, Large-scale Interconnected, Open, and Socio-technical System (CLIOS). For both large and small contaminated areas, considers potential impacts on neighbouring areas, the contribution to air emissions from the materials of the proposed project and the energy to be consumed. Along this line, the research focused on setting up a model under a systems perspective. A systemigram, from remedial investigation to project closeout, has been developed. For each stage of the remediation project, the process to identify stakeholders has been outlined. Moreover, and as an illustrative example, environmental, social, and economic aspects of remedial operations have been addressed on a specific case using the US Air Force Sustainable Remediation Tool (SRT).

Aspasia Kalomoiri; Washington Braida

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SUSTAINABLE HERITAGE TOURISM PLANNING IN ETHIOPIA: AN ASSESSMENT FRAMEWORK  

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SUSTAINABLE HERITAGE TOURISM PLANNING IN ETHIOPIA: AN ASSESSMENT FRAMEWORK by Stefanie Jones B Management Project No.: 532 Title: Sustainable Heritage Tourism Planning in Ethiopia: An Assessment Framework, and tested the utility of that framework in determining the potential for sustainable heritage tourism

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Software demonstration: Demand Response Quick Assessment Tool  

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

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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Life cycle sustainability assessment of products  

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Sustainability was adopted by UNEP in Rio de ... original definition given in the Brundtland report, sustainability comprises three components: environment, economy and social aspects. These components or “pillars

Walter Kloepffer

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Process Heating Assessment and Survey Tool  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Process Heating Assessment and Survey Tool (PHAST) introduces methods to improve thermal efficiency of heating equipment. This tool helps industrial users survey process heating equipment that consumes fuel, steam, or electricity, and identifies the most energy-intensive equipment. The tool can be used to perform a heat balance that identifies major areas of energy use under various operating conditions and test "what-if" scenarios for various options to reduce energy use.

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Assessing Bioenergy Sustainability: Application of a Suite of...  

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Success Stories Contact Us Index Home | ORNL | Events and Conferences Assessing Bioenergy Sustainability: Application of a Suite of Environmental and Socioeconomic Indicators...

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TOURISM CENTER MINNESOTA SUSTAINABLE TOURISM ASSESSMENT FOR SMALL COMMUNITIES PROJECT  

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TOURISM CENTER MINNESOTA SUSTAINABLE TOURISM ASSESSMENT FOR SMALL COMMUNITIES PROJECT Sustainable Tourism Development in Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley, Minnesota IN PARTNERSHIP WITH: Photo taken by First;#12;Sustainable Tourism Development in Graceville, Clinton, Beardsley, MN 1 Expert Team members and Report

Amin, S. Massoud

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

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

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

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thinking about More Sustainable Products: Using an Efficient Tool for Sustainability Education, Innovation, and Project Management To Encourage Sustainability Thinking in a Multinational Corporation  

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Thinking about More Sustainable Products: Using an Efficient Tool for Sustainability Education, Innovation, and Project Management To Encourage Sustainability Thinking in a Multinational Corporation ... Of the six sustainability dimensions, three focus on key environmental aspects: life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, water requirements, and resource requirements (a combination of raw material requirements and energy consumption over the life cycle). ... It became an opportunity to reinforce to innovators how a more sustainable innovation is one that has a higher probability for sustained success because of advantages in multiple dimensions. ...

David A. M. Russell; Dawn L. Shiang

2012-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Fan System Assessment Tool Fact Sheet | Department of Energy  

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Fact Sheet Fan System Assessment Tool Fact Sheet Fact sheet describing how industrial plants can improve their fan system performance using AMO's Fan System Assessment Tool (FSAT)....

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

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

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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AC 2011-1335: STUDENTS AND SUSTAINABILITY: ASSESSING STU-DENTS' UNDERSTANDING OF SUSTAINABILITY FROM SERVICE LEARN-  

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AC 2011-1335: STUDENTS AND SUSTAINABILITY: ASSESSING STU- DENTS' UNDERSTANDING OF SUSTAINABILITY, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder (CU). She served research interests pertaining to engineering education include learning through service, sustainability

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Integrated Assessment of Risk and Sustainability in the Context of Regulatory Decision Making  

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Singh et al.(37) developed a comprehensive overview of composite indices that have been used for sustainability evaluation, and identified 12 separate categories: (1) innovation, knowledge, and technology indices (e.g., Summary Innovation Index); (2) development indices (e.g., Human Development index); (3) market- and economy-based indices (e.g., Composite Leading Indicators); (4) ecosystem-based indices (e.g., Sustainability Performance Index); (5) composite sustainability performance indicators for industries (e.g., Composite Sustainable Development Index); (6) investment, ratings, and asset management indices (e.g., Dow Jones Sustainability Group Indices); (7) Product-Based Indices (e.g., Life Cycle index); (8) sustainability indices for cities (e.g., Urban Sustainability index); (9) environmental indices for policies, nations, and regions (e.g., Environmental Sustainability Index); (10) environmental indices for cities (e.g., Eco-Indicator 99); (11) energy-based indices (e.g., Sustainability Assessment Tool for Energy System); and (12) social and quality of life indices (e.g., Physical Quality of Life Index). ... And risk management (Phase III) would entail consideration of relevant social norms and values, ethical and moral issues, economic costs and benefits, legal constraints, political realities, and technical and scientific information necessary to select a sustainable course of action, instead of focusing exclusively on how to minimize risks to human health and environmental quality as is presently the case with the conventional RA–RM paradigm. ...

Ken Sexton; Stephen H. Linder

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Global Assessments and Guidelines for Sustainable Liquid Biofuel  

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Global Assessments and Guidelines for Sustainable Liquid Biofuel Production in Developing Countries Biofuel Production in Developing Countries FINAL REPORT A GEF Targeted Research Project Organized by Bernd for Sustainable Liquid Biofuels. A GEF Targeted Research Project. Heidelberg/Paris/Utrecht/Darmstadt, 29 February

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Assessment of Different Bioenergy Concepts in Terms of Sustainable Development  

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This chapter focuses on the assessment of different concepts’ sustainability regarding the energetic use of biomass in rural areas. The aim is to provide decision support, while taking environmental, economic, so...

Swantje Eigner-Thiel; Meike Schmehl…

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

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

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

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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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Sustainable Urban Transport Project (SUTP) Tools | Open Energy...  

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Related Tools Global EV Outlook Annual Monitoring Report Interactive Map Calculating CO2 Emissions from Mobile Sources ... further results Find Another Tool FIND...

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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.

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Assessing the environmental sustainability of biofuels  

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Biofuels vary in their potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions when displacing fossil fuels. Savings depend primarily on the crop used for biofuel production, and on the effect that expanding its cultivation has on land use. Evidence-based policies should be used to ensure that maximal sustainability benefits result from the development of biofuels.

Elena Kazamia; Alison G. Smith

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessing the Sustainability of Buildings From Energy Certificate to Sustainability Report  

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to Sustainability Report In its current work on the development, testing and implementation of a national system to describe, evaluate and certify sustainable buildings (DGNB ? Deutsches G?tesiegel Nachhaltiges Bauen), Germany is focussed on the current state... criteria. In establishing criteria and developing measuring procedures and assessment standards, Germany is oriented towards its national objectives which however at the same time based on the commitments made at European and international level...

Lutzkendorf, T.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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 Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Computable General...

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

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ORIGINAL PAPER Sustainability metrics for eco-technologies assessment, Part II.  

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a sustainability analysis of CO2 reuse to produce dimethyl carbonate (DMC) via eth- ylene oxide (ROUTE A) and via-to-gate in assessing pro- cess sustainability during LCA. Keywords Sustainability metrics Á CO2 sequestration Á LCA for dimethyl carbonate (DMC) production. The study aimed to assess sustainability and pointed towards routes

Grossmann, Ignacio E.

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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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Social vulnerability indicators as a sustainable planning tool  

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In the face of global warming and environmental change, the conventional strategy of resource centralization will not be able to cope with a future of increasingly extreme climate events and related disasters. It may even contribute to inter-regional disparities as a result of these events. To promote sustainable development, this study offers a case study of developmental planning in Chiayi, Taiwan and a review of the relevant literature to propose a framework of social vulnerability indicators at the township level. The proposed framework can not only be used to measure the social vulnerability of individual townships in Chiayi, but also be used to capture the spatial developmental of Chiayi. Seventeen social vulnerability indicators provide information in five dimensions. Owing to limited access to relevant data, the values of only 13 indicators were calculated. By simply summarizing indicators without using weightings and by using zero-mean normalization to standardize the indicators, this study calculates social vulnerability scores for each township. To make social vulnerability indicators more useful, this study performs an overlay analysis of social vulnerability and patterns of risk associated with national disasters. The social vulnerability analysis draws on secondary data for 2012 from Taiwan's National Geographic Information System. The second layer of analysis consists of the flood potential ratings of the Taiwan Water Resources Agency as an index of biophysical vulnerability. The third layer consists of township-level administrative boundaries. Analytical results reveal that four out of the 18 townships in Chiayi not only are vulnerable to large-scale flooding during serious flood events, but also have the highest degree of social vulnerability. Administrative boundaries, on which social vulnerability is based, do not correspond precisely to “cross-administrative boundaries,” which are characteristics of the natural environment. This study adopts an exploratory approach that provides Chiayi and other government agencies with a foundation for sustainable strategic planning for environmental change. The final section offers four suggestions concerning the implications of social vulnerability for local development planning. -- Highlights: • This study proposes a framework of social vulnerability indicators at the township level in Chiayi County, Taiwan. • Seventeen social vulnerability indicators are categorized into four dimensions. • This study performs a three-layer overlay analysis of social vulnerability and natural disaster risk patterns. • 4 out of the 18 townships not only have potential for large-scale flooding, but also high degree of social vulnerability. • This study provides a foundation for sustainable strategic planning to deal with environmental change. • Four suggestions are proposed regarding the implications of social vulnerability for local development planning.

Lee, Yung-Jaan, E-mail: yungjaanlee@gmail.com

2014-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

2013-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Process Heating Assessment and Survey Tool (PHAST) Introduction...  

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and helps plant personnel identify the most energy-intensive equipment. Process Heating Assessment and Survey Tool Introduction (January 30, 2007) More Documents & Publications...

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Process Heating Assessment and Survey Tool Fact Sheet  

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This fact sheet describes how industrial plants can improve their process heating system performance using AMO's Process Heating Assessment and Survey Tool (PHAST)

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Steam System Assessment Tool (CD-ROM)  

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The tool will help users determine the potential energy cost and emission savings of key steam-system improvements. The tool is designed for energy operations, production, project managers, and engineers who are responsible for steam systems.

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2002-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Novel scenarios for sustainable waterway sediments management deduced from a decision-support tool  

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Novel scenarios for sustainable waterway sediments management deduced from a decision-support tool-(0)-238-643504 E-mail: b.lemiere@brgm.fr Introduction: Sediments accumulating in waterways represent a triple dredging releases millions of m3 of sediments, from which a large part is contaminated or even polluted

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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The Earth Institute I Corporate Circle The latest information, tools and networks to achieve sustainability  

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The Earth Institute I Corporate Circle Fall 2009 The latest information, tools and networks to achieve sustainability #12;The Earth Institute I Corporate Circle STRATEGIC OPPORTUNITIES GOAL Engage and allow for flexibility in the nature and extent of engagement. The Earth Institute I Corporate Circle #12

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Use-phase memory: a tool for the sustainable construction and renovation of residential buildings  

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). The statistics show that this sector consumes and pollutes more than industry (22% energy) or transport sectors1 Use-phase memory: a tool for the sustainable construction and renovation of residential buildings in the variability of the energy consumption and environmental impact of residential buildings during their use

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Int. J. Sustainable Society, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2011, p. 133-150 1 Environmental sustainability assessments: toward a new framework  

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Int. J. Sustainable Society, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2011, p. 133-150 1 1 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Environmental sustainability assessments: toward a new framework@inrets.fr Abstract: Definitions of the environmental dimension of sustainable development are usually general

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Fan System Assessment Tool Introduction - Webcast  

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Plan Learn how others have saved Access the National Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) Database EERE Information Center On-call team of professional engineers, scientists,...

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State and Local Energy Planners: New Tool Helps Shape Your Sustainability Strategy  

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Energy Department and National Renewable Energy Laboratory develop the State and Local Energy Data (SLED) tool, a new website capable of analyzing and sorting data in real-time to quickly assess regional energy system, demand and resources.

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SSAT Module Slide 1: Hello, and welcome to this introduction to the Steam System Assessment Tool.  

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, and welcome to this introduction to the Steam System Assessment Tool. Slide 2: Technology Delivery, and software tools. This tool, the Steam System Assessment Tool, also known as `the Assessment Tool', or its your energy reduction goals. Slide 3: Now, we will show you the Steam System Assessment Tool

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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Integrated LCA–LEED sustainability assessment model for structure and envelope systems of school buildings  

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Abstract In Canada and USA, nearly 80 million students and teachers spend at least eight hours daily in schools that could be unhealthy and restrict their ability to learn. Despite this fact there is lack of adopting sustainability principles in school buildings. Even though life cycle assessment (LCA) and LEED® could serve as sustainability measurement tools, studies show that the integration of sustainability principles to LCA has not become standard practice yet. This paper presents an integrated LCA–LEED model that incorporates LCA into LEED and assigns corresponding LEED scores to achieve a high level of sustainability assessment, for the structure and envelope systems of Canadian school buildings. In this model, the selection of the most sustainable structure and envelope type for school buildings is done through the evaluation of three categories of the LEED rating system: energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, and LCA (incorporated under the innovation and design process category of LEED). Various options are tested by considering structures such as concrete, steel, masonry and wood, and envelope types such as precast panels, steel stud, wood stud and cavity wall. Energy simulation is performed by eQUEST® (version 3.64) program and LCA is performed by ATHENA® impact estimator. The results show that concrete and masonry buildings have high energy consumption and global warming potential during certain life cycle stages such as manufacturing, construction and demolition. However they have lower annual energy consumption and environmental impact during the operating stage, as well as for the overall life span. Concrete building with minimum insulation has obtained the highest total LEED score (19) followed by masonry (17), while steel and steel-masonry buildings have the least score (14).

Othman Subhi Alshamrani; Khaled Galal; Sabah Alkass

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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...

Kelley, Matthew A

2010-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Requirements for Product Development Self-Assessment Tools  

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The successful execution of complex PD projects still poses major challenges for companies. One approach companies can use to improve their performance is self-assessment tools to optimize their organization and processes. ...

Knoblinger, Christoph

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Process Heating Assessment and Survey Tool User Manuals  

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PHAST 3.0 User Manuals are available for Electrotechnology and Fuel Fired Technology (for US and International units). The PHAST tool can be used to assess energy use and estimate energy use reduction for industrial process heating equipment.

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Life cycle sustainability assessment of UK electricity scenarios to 2070  

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Abstract Decarbonising the UK electricity mix is vital to achieving the national target of 80% reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050, relative to a 1990 baseline. Much work so far has focused only on costs and GHG emissions ignoring other sustainability issues. This paper goes beyond to assess the life cycle sustainability of different electricity scenarios for the UK, extending to 2070. The scenarios include the main technologies relevant to the UK: nuclear, gas, coal with and without carbon capture and storage (CCS), wind, solar photovoltaics and biomass. Three levels of decarbonisation are considered and the implications are assessed for techno-economic, environmental and social impacts on a life cycle basis. The results show that decarbonisation is likely to increase electricity costs despite anticipated future cost reductions for immature technologies. Conversely, sensitivity to volatile fuel prices decreases by two-thirds in all the scenarios with low-carbon technologies. To meet the GHG emission targets, coal CCS can only play a limited role, contributing 10% to the electricity mix at most; the use of CCS also increases other sustainability impacts compared to today, including worker injuries, large accident fatalities, depletion of fossil fuels and long-term waste storage. This calls into question the case for investing in coal CCS. A very low-carbon mix with nuclear and renewables provides the best overall environmental performance, but some impacts increase, such as terrestrial eco-toxicity. Such a mix also worsens some social issues such as health impacts from radiation and radioactive waste storage requirements. UK-based employment may more than double by 2070 if a renewables-intensive mix is chosen. However, the same mix also increases depletion of elements nearly seven-fold relative to the present, emphasising the need for end-of-life recycling. Very low-carbon mixes also introduce considerable uncertainty due to low dispatchability and grid instability. With equal weighting assumed for each sustainability impact, the scenario with an equal share of nuclear and renewables is ranked best.

Laurence Stamford; Adisa Azapagic

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysing forest sustainability under various climate change scenarios: a case study in northern Scotland  

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Analysing forest sustainability under various climate change scenarios: a case study in northern to measure and assess forest sustainability. The Northern ToSIA (Tool for Sustainability Impact Assessment) project is focussed on developing tools for assessing the sustainability of forest based activities

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From Manufacturing Green Office Furniture to providing Sustainable Workplace Services: A necessary change in practices, tools and  

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1 From Manufacturing Green Office Furniture to providing Sustainable Workplace Services with sustainability recommendations. The objective of this paper is to feature Steelcase Company within its actual competing situation, to characterize from a design point of view, its know-how, its processes and tools

Boyer, Edmond

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Life Cycle Assessment for Sustainable Metropolitan Water Systems Planning  

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Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is useful as an information tool for the examination of alternative future scenarios for strategic planning. ... Water systems supply additional functions includ ing the following:? (1) nutrient recovery ? the treatment and land application of biosolids brings back the nutrients to the natural cycle in agriculture, horticulture, and forest systems, which can prevent the need for chemical fertilizers and thus avoid their production; (2) energy recovery ? which can include the generation of electricity or the cogeneration of thermal energy and electricity from biogas at sewage treat ment plants (STPs) or biosolids combustion off-site [This generation activity replaces the production of electrical and thermal energy from other energy sources.]; ...

Sven Lundie; Gregory M. Peters; Paul C. Beavis

2004-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

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The next wave of sustainable planning: green neighbourhood assessment systems  

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Since the 1970s, seeking solutions for global environmental problems have been on the agenda of both national and international debates where quantifying and measuring 'sustainability' have been an emerging foci. Within this perspective, analysis of areas through new methods and measurable parameters is among recent research fields in both academia and practice. To this end, in the literature, studies on 'green building rating and assessment systems' aiming more liveable places through less carbon emissions and more environmentally friendly construction materials gained significant importance. Among such rating systems, leadership in energy and environmental design (LEED) and Building Research Establishment environmental assessment method (BREEAM) are the two well-known 'building' rating systems both in the literature and practice. On the other hand, these parameters based on the 'building' scale are now on the pursuit of 'neighbourhood' or even 'regional' scale applications. The subject of re-questioning these rating systems with the focus of 'neighbourhood' level rather than only 'building' scale is a new research field in the literature with few cases in practice. Having started in the early 1990s, the UK-based BREEAM and US-based LEED systems have responded to these needs by formulating BREEAM-communities and LEED-ND (LEED-neighbourhood design) in 2007. This paper aims to perform a comparative analysis of the parameters covered by assessment systems (LEED-ND and BREEAM-communities) through literature survey and evaluate how they can contribute in urban planning studies with an emphasis on the state of these assessment systems in Turkey.

Mehmet Doruk Ã?zügül; Tuba Ä°nal Ã?ekiç; AyÅ?egül Ã?zbakır

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Evaluation of Cybersecurity Assessment Tools on a SCADA Environment  

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An Evaluation of Cybersecurity Assessment Tools on a SCADA Environment Adam Hahn Department Email: gmani@iastate.edu Abstract--Increased concerns for electric grid cybersecurity has lead commonly used for traditional information technology (IT) systems are sufficient to meet the cybersecurity

Manimaran, Govindarasu

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Assessments of biofuel sustainability: air pollution and health impacts  

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Sustainability: Air Pollution and Health Impacts By Chi-and indirect air-pollution and health impacts throughout theparticularly air pollution and health impacts. In this

Tsao, Chi-Chung

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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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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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Evaluating an electricity and magnetism assessment tool: Brief electricity and magnetism assessment  

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The Brief Electricity and Magnetism Assessment (BEMA), developed by Chabay and Sherwood, was designed to assess student understanding of basic electricity and magnetism concepts covered in college-level calculus-based introductory physics courses. To evaluate the reliability and discriminatory power of this assessment tool, we performed statistical tests focusing both on item analyses (item difficulty index, item discrimination index, and item point biserial coefficient) and on the entire test (test reliability and Ferguson’s delta). The results indicate that BEMA is a reliable assessment tool.

Lin Ding; Ruth Chabay; Bruce Sherwood; Robert Beichner

2006-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainability  

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

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

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

Reinout Heijungs; Gjalt Huppes; Jeroen B. Guinée

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainability assessment of renovation packages for increased energy efficiency for multi-family buildings in Sweden  

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In this paper, we propose a method for assessing renovation packages drawn up with the goal of increasing energy efficiency. The method includes calculation of bought energy demand, life-cycle cost (LCC) analysis and assessment of the building according to the Swedish environmental rating tool Miljöbyggnad (MB). In this way the methodology assesses economic, indoor environmental quality (IEQ) and specifically environmental aspects associated with energy demand of such packages from a sustainability point-of-view. Through MB, energy efficiency packages are placed in context with other necessary measures required to improve environmental performance in buildings, providing a consistent and systematic basis other than simply financial performance by which to compare capital improvements. The method is further explained and analyzed by applying it in three case studies. In each case study a multi-family building representing a typologically significant class in the Swedish building stock is considered, and for each building a base case and two renovation packages with higher initial investment requirement and higher energy efficiency are defined. It is shown that higher efficiency packages can impact IEQ indicators both positively and negatively and that packages reducing energy demand by approx. 50% have somewhat higher LCC. Identified positive IEQ impacts point to added value for packages that may not otherwise be communicated, while negative impacts identify areas where packages need to be improved, or where MB indicators may be referred to as specifications in procurement procedures.

Nils W.O. Brown; Tove Malmqvist; Wei Bai; Marco Molinari

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessing urban logistics pooling sustainability via a hierarchic dashboard from a group decision perspective  

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Assessing urban logistics pooling sustainability via a hierarchic dashboard from a group decision to measure the sustainable performance of urban logistics pooling systems. To do this, we start by defining it, since the method is able to be replicated in any context of group decision in urban logistics

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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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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  "You can"t manage what you can"t measure" (Dr. Ron Goetzel, Director, Institute for Health & Productivity Studies, Cornell University)

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Chapter 17 - Sustainability Analysis  

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

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

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Life cycle assessment in support of sustainable transportation  

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In our rapidly urbanizing world, sustainable transportation presents a major challenge. Transportation decisions have considerable direct impacts on urban society, both positive and negative, for example through changes in transit times and economic productivity, urban connectivity, tailpipe emissions and attendant air quality concerns, traffic accidents, and noise pollution. Much research has been dedicated to quantifying these direct impacts for various transportation modes. Transportation planning decisions also result in a variety of indirect environmental and human health impacts, a portion of which can accrue outside of the transit service area and so outside of the local decision-making process. Integrated modeling of direct and indirect impacts over the life cycle of different transportation modes provides decision support that is more comprehensive and less prone to triggering unintended consequences than a sole focus on direct tailpipe emissions. The recent work of Chester et al (2013) in this journal makes important contributions to this research by examining the environmental implications of introducing bus rapid transit and light rail in Los Angeles using life cycle assessment (LCA). Transport in the LA region is dominated by automobile trips, and the authors show that potential shifts to either bus or train modes would reduce energy use and emissions of criteria air pollutants, on an average passenger mile travelled basis. This work compares not just the use of each vehicle, but also upstream impacts from its manufacturing and maintenance, as well as the construction and maintenance of the entire infrastructure required for each mode. Previous work by the lead author (Chester and Horvath 2009), has shown that these non-operational sources and largely non-local can dominate life cycle impacts from transportation, again on an average (or attributional) basis, for example increasing rail-related GHG emissions by >150% over just operational emissions. While average results are valuable in comparing transport modes generally, they are less representative of local planning decisions, where the focus is on understanding the consequences of new infrastructure and how it might affect traffic, community impacts, and environmental aspects going forward. Chester et al (2013) also present their results using consequential LCA, which provides more detailed insights about the marginal effects of the specific rapid bus and light rail lines under study. The trade-offs between the additional resources required to install the public transit infrastructure (the 'resource debt') and the environmental advantages during the operation of these modes can be considered explicitly in terms of environmental impact payback periods, which vary with the type of environmental impact being considered. For example, bus rapid transit incurs a relatively small carbon debt associated with the GHG emissions of manufacturing new buses and installing transit infrastructure and pays this debt off almost immediately, while it takes half a century for the light rail line to pay off the 'smog debt' of its required infrastructure. This payback period approach, ubiquitous in life cycle costing, has been useful for communicating the magnitude of unintended environmental consequences from other resource and land management decisions, e.g., the release of soil carbon from land conversion to bioenergy crops (Fargione et al 2008), and will likely grow in prevalence as consequential LCA is used for decision support. The locations of projected emissions is just as important to decision-making as their magnitudes, as policy-making bodies seek to understand effects in their jurisdictions; however, life cycle impact assessment methods typically aggregate results by impact category rather than by source or sink location. Chester et al (2013) address this issue by providing both local (within Los Angeles) and total emissions results, with accompanying local-only payback periods. Much more challenging is the geographic mapping of impacts that these emissions wi

Matthew J Eckelman

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E-Print Network 3.0 - assessment tool begins Sample Search Results  

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Tool of the Month: Faculty Learning Groups Assessment Expo... and Context. Assessment of Creativity will also be included. ... Source: Kostic, Milivoje M. - Department of...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - assessment tools communicate Sample Search...  

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The development of an integrated model for assessing sustainability of complex systems  

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Currently, there are numerous indicators (single and composite) for measuring impacts in the three pillars, though current thinking emphasises the need for system thinking rather than the reductionist concept of pillars. Most existing indices/methods measure single aspects of sustainability and the more integrated indicators are aimed at national or global level assessments. A review of existing indicators, methods and models within the context of complex system sustainability showed that no single existing index, method or model was able to assess sustainability of complex systems. Most fail to account for complex system characteristics, such as system dynamics, interconnections and interdependencies of system components, a system's ability to learn and remember, emergence of novel behaviours, co-evolution, etc. This paper presents the methodology used to develop a new model for assessing sustainability of complex systems based on risk.

Gayathri Babarenda Gamage; Carol Boyle; Ron McDowall

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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D&D and Risk Assessment Tools  

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

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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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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 planning-oriented sustainability assessment framework for peri-urban water management in developing countries  

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Abstract DPSIR and the three-pillar model are well-established frameworks for sustainability assessment. This paper proposes a planning-oriented sustainability assessment framework (POSAF). It is informed by those frameworks but differs insofar as it puts more emphasis on a constructivist conception which recognises that sustainability needs to be defined anew for each planning problem. In finding such a consensus definition, POSAF uses participatory scenario analysis and participatory planning, technical feasibility study, participatory assessment, analysis of trade-offs and social networks in an unusual combination and for goals that differ from the original conceptions of these methods. POSAF was applied in a peri-urban area of Mexico City for the design of improved water service provision, integrating solid waste management. It supported consensus amongst users about the importance of environmental issues, informed planners about the values of stakeholders and users, detected local differences, and identified possible conflicts at an early stage of decision-making.

Markus Starkl; Norbert Brunner; Eduardo López; José Luis Martínez-Ruiz

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Assessments of biofuel sustainability: air pollution and health impacts  

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fossil fuels and conventional ethanol, would cause significant air pollution and healthHealth Impacts Assessments of Brazilian Ethanol 4.1 Introduction Each year, around a quarter of total world energy use, dominated by conventional fossil fuels,

Tsao, Chi-Chung

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainability assessment of industrial waste treatment processes: The case of automotive shredder residue  

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To date numerous environmental, economic and societal indicators have been applied to evaluate and compare the sustainability of products and processes. This study presents a set of ad hoc sustainability indicators suitable for assessing and comparing processes for the treatment of industrial waste streams and for allowing to address efficiently all aspects of sustainability. This set consists of the following indicators: energy intensity, material intensity, water consumption, land use, global warming, human toxicity and treatment cost. The application of these indicators to industrial waste treatment processes is discussed in depth. A distinction is made between direct contributions to sustainability, occurring at the process level itself, and indirect contributions related to the production of auxiliaries and the recovery of end products. The proposed sustainability assessment method is applied to treatment processes for automotive shredder residue (ASR), a complex and heterogeneous waste stream with hazardous characteristics. Although different strategies for recycling and valorization of ASR were developed, with some of them already commercialized, large quantities of ASR are still commonly landfilled. This study concludes that for ASR the most sustainable alternative to the present landfill practice, both in short and long term perspective, consists of recycling combined with energetic valorization of the residual fraction.

Isabel Vermeulen; Chantal Block; Jo Van Caneghem; Wim Dewulf; Subhas K. Sikdar; Carlo Vandecasteele

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Strategic electric sector assessment methodology under sustainability conditions (SESAMS). Knowledge-based decision support framework: an enhanced methodology  

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Foreseeable growth in world population and the desire to maintain or improve a particular standard of living will lead to a substantial increase in future world-wide energy demands. Among the different energy carriers, electricity has become especially important because of its versatility and manifold connections with services that make our environment more liveable. Even innovative energy saving and pollution mitigation technologies often rely on electricity. The question which arises is what kind of global energy mix and designs of technologies used to produce, store, transmit and distribute electricity should be implemented in the future to provide these services as a fundamental desire in a way compatible with a sustainable development. There is a need to assess energy in a more comprehensive way, to introduce sustainability as a new paradigm and assess the consequences, to develop and test tools which could be helpful in the decision making process. The above issues, which affect the strategic planning of electric sector supply and end-use activities, both in developed and developing countries, will be addressed by the project proposed here in order to develop an integrated methodological tool for electric sector development. The use of models will assist decision makers and other actors such as citizens, politicians, and administrators involved in the process of selecting among options for future electricity generation in Switzerland, and in understanding alternative resource choices in the context of the sustainability criterion. The present paper introduces a new research project at ETH within the Alliance for Global Sustainability research framework. One of the goals of the project is to develop and utilise knowledge-based infrastructures (e.g., databases, expert systems) and power system simulation and multi-attribute decision support tools in conjunction with electric sector actors primarily in Switzerland and New England (USA) in order that decision-making takes place on a more informed and sound basis. In taking into account the timely development and dissemination of scenario option results, primary consideration will be given to national and industrial electricity concerns with the goal of assisting countries e.g. Switzerland, in the selection of acceptable energy options for the next 20 to 30 years.

Adrian V. Gheorghe; R.M. von Spakovsky; P.A. Haldi; Stefan Hirschberg; S. Connors

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Smart*: An Open Data Set and Tools for Enabling Research in Sustainable Homes  

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with growing fears over the impact of climate change has motivated recent research in the design of sustainable buildings and homes. Much of this research, including our own work in the Smart* (pro- nounced smart

Shenoy, Prashant

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

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

Sweetman, Bert

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A Dynamic Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Performance Assessment Tool - 12490  

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The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Performance Assessment (PA) methodology comprises a toolbox used to demonstrate regulatory compliance of the repository after facility closure. The PA framework rests upon an extensive suite of computational codes. In some cases, significant alteration of code inputs is a tedious and difficult task. Due to the nature of the application for which they are used, PA codes used in support of WIPP regulatory compliance demonstration must satisfy stringent quality assurance requirements. Consequently, many of the coding practices used during original code development are still implemented today. A more efficient workflow configuration has the potential to alleviate difficulties associated with extensive code input modifications. Here, this potential is assessed via an implementation of a more flexible scientific workflow system for a subset of the codes used in WIPP PA. The scientific workflow approach taken here for a dynamic PA system enables users from disparate backgrounds to dramatically shorten the time between hypothesis and analysis by decreasing the amount of a priori knowledge, from a range of disciplines, needed to execute the code. Having smaller iteration times allows for more ideas to be tested and explored, which leads to safer and more optimized systems. Note that these high-level, dynamic tools are intended only for initial scoping studies on the personal computer of a researcher. Full, regulatory compliance calculations may occur only within a qualified computing environment. However, the WIPP PA tools here may guide future research and indicate regions of the analysis space that are worth further study. This next generation of PA software provides the ability to perform scoping investigations of repository performance quickly and easily, and has an accessible and useful interface to a variety of users, such as fuel cycle systems designers, domain experts such as repository modelers, and policy makers. The purview of this project allows for many opportunities for future work. Foremost among these is the desire to implement the full BRAGFLO suite within the workflow. This will entail porting or wrapping Genmesh, Matset, LHS, and ICSet within Python. Moreover, unifying the two GUIs into a single driver application would be a natural next step. Once the BRAGFLO suite is completed, other portions of WIPP PA could be implemented with corresponding and inter-operable work-flows. Likely first candidates for this are those codes that are similarly computationally intensive, such as the one used to generate complementary cumulative distribution functions used to demonstrate regulatory compliance (code CCDFGF). (authors)

Scopatz, Anthony M.; March, Jonathan; Weckesser, Warren; Jones, Eric [Enthought Inc, Austin, Texas, 78701 (United States); Lee, Moo; Camphouse, Chris [Sandia National Laboratories, Carlsbad, NM, 88220 (United States)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Multi-criteria decision support for sustainability assessment of manufacturing system reuse  

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A common practice in developing countries is to import used manufacturing systems, and reuse them for further production periods. Sustainability assessment of manufacturing system reuse is the research focus of this paper. A multi criteria decision approach is developed to assess the benefits of reusing a manufacturing system in a developing country from the point of view of the three pillars of sustainability; namely economical, environmental, and societal. Low cost of labour and energy in developing countries makes reuse of manufacturing systems more feasible from a sustainability point of view. A survey conducted to this end shows that economic sustainability is the main focus of decision makers in these regions, while environment has the least significance. These findings warn legislators and policy makers and should be taken as a warning signal to put more pressure and stricter regulations to promote environmental sustainability. The proposed model was verified through a case study; decision arrived at using the model agrees with common industrial practice in the region.

A. Ziout; A. Azab; S. Altarazi; W.H. ElMaraghy

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Measuring biodiversity and sustainable management in forests and agricultural landscapes  

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...use independent assessment at stand level Center for International...of an on-farm assessment tool. Report...Ann Arbor, MI: Center for Sustainable...of practice for industrial tropical tree plantations. In Center for International...

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reusability based on Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment: Case Study on WEEE  

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Abstract Reuse is one of the key strategies of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) recycling system in China. Reuse can help realize eco-efficient and sustainable WEEE management, with environmentally friendly materials recovery. At present, reusability of products and components is determined only by the products functional situation or the economic cost benefit analysis. It does not cover all the three pillars of sustainability, including environment, economy and society. In this study, the emerging integrated method, Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment (LCSA), is employed to measure reusability of typical electrical and electronic products and components. The results of case studies show that, LCSA based reusability of typical electrical and electronic products and components will help improve WEEE management policy.

Bin Lu; Bo Li; Lihui Wang; Jianxin Yang; Jingru Liu; Xi Vincent Wang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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3 - Life cycle assessment (LCA) of sustainable building materials: an overview  

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Abstract: The construction industry is one of the largest exploiters of both renewable and non-renewable natural resources. It was inevitable that it would find itself at the centre of concerns regarding environmental impact. The process and operation of building construction consumes a great deal of materials throughout its service life cycle. The selection and use of sustainable building materials play an important role in the design and construction of green building. This chapter sets out to present an overview of sustainable building materials and their impacts on the environment. It also discusses the life cycle assessment as a methodological principle and framework, and its limitations for the analysis of sustainable building materials.

G.K.C. Ding

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Translating sustainability concerns at plant level asset operations: industrial performance assessment  

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The global society is threatened by the amount of plant level asset exploitation needed to satisfy the growing energy demand. The availability of a plentiful and affordable supply of energy is a requirement for the economic and societal pillars of sustainable development. In this context, the oil and gas industry will play a major role in the global energy mix for many years until alternate sources of energy become available and economically viable. During this transition period, the oil and gas industry has a vital responsibility for managing asset operations at the plant level safely and economically whilst minimising the burden to society and the environment. This manuscript reviews current trends toward sustainable asset performance. It also presents a framework and a model for implementing the framework. The suggested model enables industrial practitioners to assess the gaps between corporate level sustainability concerns and plant level execution of them.

R.M. Chandima Ratnayake

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Use-phase memory: A tool for the sustainable construction and renovation of residential buildings  

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Abstract Residents' usages and behavior play a determining role in the variability of the energy consumption and environmental impact of residential buildings during their use-phase. At present, however, they are inadequately documented and understood, as well as being highly variable. In this paper, we propose a use-phase memory model for residential buildings, whose aim is to store energy consumption and usage patterns. This storage can be done automatically or voluntarily. We give examples of useful information extracted from the data captured. The objective of this data analysis and synthesis is to provide building experts two specific use-cases: designing a new sustainable building, and renovating an existing one. Our model is deployed on a residential building, integrating the beneficial services for all stakeholders to demonstrate a sustainable relationship between designers, the residential building and the users.

Lucile Picon; Bernard Yannou; Toufic Zaraket; Stéphanie Minel; Gwenola Bertoluci; François Cluzel; Romain Farel

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Coal fly ash: the most powerful tool for sustainability of the concrete industry  

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In the last 15 years the global cement industry has almost doubled its annual rate of direct emissions of carbon dioxide. These can be cut back by reducing global concrete consumption, reducing the volume of cement paste in mixtures and reducing the proportion of portland clinker in cement. It has recently been proved that use of high volumes of coal fly ash can produce low cost, durable, sustainable cement and concrete mixtures that would reduce the carbon footprint of both the cement and the power generation industries. 2 photos.

Mehta, P.K. [University of California, Berkeley, CA (United States)

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Activity based travel demand models as a tool for evaluating sustainable transportation policies  

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India is in the course of an economic transition. The economic growth nurtured the life in the cities and cities have become a major livelihood destination for everyone. This migration of people contributed to the increased urbanization of Indian cities. The booming economy fostered the well-being and shaped the lifestyle of people in such a way that the dependency on private vehicle has become an unavoidable affair. Along with population growth, the increased vehicle ownership gave rise to overall spurt in travel demand. But the supply side lagged behind the demand adding to many of the transport related externalities such as accidents, congestion, pollution, inequity etc. The importance of sustainability is understood in the current urban transport scenario leading to the development and promotion of sustainable transport polices. The core agenda of these polices is to target the travel behavior of people and change the way they travel by creating a different travel environment. However, the impacts of many such policies are either unknown or complex. Hence, before adopting and implementing such policies, it is important for the decision makers to be aware of the impacts of them. The role of travel demand models comes here as they predict the future travel demand under different policy scenarios. This paper reviews the ability of travel demand models applied in India in analyzing the sustainable transport policies. The study found that the conventional model system in India, which is trip based four step aggregate methodology, is inadequate in analyzing the sustainable transport policies. A review of alternative approach, known as activity based travel demand modeling found that they are capable of handling such policies better than conventional models and are assistive to the decision makers in arriving at right mix of polices specific to the situations. Since there is no operational activity based travel demand model system developed in India, the study at the end envisaged a conceptual framework of an integrated activity based travel demand model based on the requirements identified from the review. This can potentially replace the existing travel demand models and can be used for planning applications once the modification & validation have been done according to the existing activity-travel behavior of individuals.

Manoj Malayath; Ashish Verma

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainability impact assessment of transportation policies – A case study for Bangalore city  

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Abstract The first part of the current study proposes a model for assessing the impact of various transportation policies and projects based on the variation in three pillars of sustainability – environmental, economic and social. The methodology consists of determination of different indicators of sustainability pillars and thus the Composite Sustainability Index (CSI) before and after introduction of a transportation policy. Indicators include air pollution indicators, natural resource consumption indicators, health indicators, accessibility indicators, mobility indicators, commute indicators, and cost indicators. CSI is obtained by summing all these indicators after weighing them using an Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP). The indicator value under a transportation policy scenario is obtained using the mode shift found using a mode choice model incorporated with the policy variable. The second part consists of a case study for the city of Bangalore where the sustainability impact due to introduction of congestion pricing in the CBD, during peak hour, is tested. A choice model developed from Revealed Preference data (RP) is used in the study. The choice model estimated a reduction of 14.11% and 2.4% respectively in the total trip distance travelled by car and bike trips after introduction of congestion charging. There was also an increase of 1.7% in CSI because of congestion pricing.

Ashish Verma; T.M. Rahul; Malvika Dixit

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tools  

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The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) compiles online tools to help agencies estimate energy savings.

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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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GAINS – An Interactive Tool for Assessing International GHG Mitigation Regimes  

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Mitigating greenhouse gases (GHGs) is key to reducing the long-term 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 a...

Thanh Binh Nguyen; Fabian Wagner…

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tools to manage and assess scholarship: altmetrics and Creative Commons  

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://chronicle.com/article/ResearchersScientific/139337/ •? Peter Binfield, "Article Level Metrics," SPARC Webcast (April 12, 2012), http://www.sparc.arl.org/media/Binfield_Webcast_Article_Level_Metrics.shtml •? Bulletin of the Association for Information Science and Technology, Special Section....pdf •? San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment: Putting science into the assessment of research (December 2012), http://am.ascb.org/dora/files/SFDeclarationFINAL.pdf •? Greg Tananbaum, Article-Level Metrics: A SPARC Primer (April 2013...

Potvin, Sarah

2014-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision-support tools for the assessment process  

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A new software system is under development that provides a framework to link disparate assessment software and databases for site-specific, regional, or national analyses. This system represents the merger of the Framework for Risk Analysis in Multimedia Environmental Systems (FRAMES), which performs site-specific assessments, and Multi-media, Multi-pathway, Multi-receptor Risk Assessment (3MRA) methodology, which performs regional and national assessments. This Merged System is an icon-driven, site-layout platform, which represents an interactive means by which the user graphically constructs a conceptualization of the problem by visually expressing the assessment, indicating sources of contamination, contaminant travel pathways through the environment, linkages between contamination and people or wildlife, and impacts associated with the contamination. It processes data as part of a systems-based assessment and is an open-architecture, object-oriented framework, which contains ''sockets'' for a collection of databases and computer codes that will transparently simulate elements of transport, exposure, and risk assessment, including contaminant source and release to and through overland soils, vadose and saturated zones, air, surface water, food supply, intake human health impacts, sensitivity/uncertainty, ecological impacts, with the ability to expand into areas including Geographical Information System (GIS), remediation technology, cost analysis, Data Quality Objectives, life-cycle management, and conceptual site design. A user can choose from a list of models, and the assessment path forward can be visually presented, which describes the models and their linkages from source through receptor to the decision-making endpoint.

Whelan, Gene; Pelton, Mitch A.; Dorow, Kevin E.

2004-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Results From the Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) Steam Tool Benchmarking Support Project  

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developed is the "Steam System Scoping Tool." In the summer of 2001, six of the DOE Industrial Assessment Centers (IACs) completed a project to provide data on the usefulness of the Steam System Scoping Tool. These six IACs performed eighteen plant steam...

Wright, A. L.; Bassett, K.; Eckerlin, H.; Ganji, A.; Hengeveld, D.; Jendrucko, R.; Kosanovic, D.; Turner, W.

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

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

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

2010-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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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ASSESSING GHG EMISSIONS FROM SLUDGE TREATMENT AND DISPOSAL ROUTES THE METHOD BEHIND GESTABOUES TOOL  

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ASSESSING GHG EMISSIONS FROM SLUDGE TREATMENT AND DISPOSAL ROUTES ­ THE METHOD BEHIND GESTABOUES TOOL Pradel M., Reverdy, A.L. ORBIT2012 1 Assessing GHG emissions from sludge treatment and disposal. These different disposal routes as well as the sludge treatments produce greenhouse gases (GHG). To help

Boyer, Edmond

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ICSE Workshop on Green and Sustainable Software Engineering, Zurich, Switzerland, 3rd June 2012 An Energy Consumption Model and Analysis Tool for Cloud Computing  

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system-level optimisation. Keywords-green computing; Cloud computing; energy consumption; performanceIn 1st ICSE Workshop on Green and Sustainable Software Engineering, Zurich, Switzerland, 3rd June 2012 An Energy Consumption Model and Analysis Tool for Cloud Computing Environments FeiFei Chen, Jean

Schneider, Jean-Guy

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

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

Magnuson, George Raynor

2013-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

Manoosingh, Celine

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Economic Life Cycle Assessment as element of sustainability certification – a key success factor moving beyond Life Cycle Costing  

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Target topic: achieving sustainability, saving energy, and improving occupant comfort? Lead Author Wolfram Trinius, PhD, Ingenieurb?ro Trinius, Hamburg, Germany and University of Gavle, Sweden Co Authors Harry Hirsch, HH Consulting, Baden... Baden, Germany Simone Lakenbrink, DU Diederichs Project Management, Munich, Germany Title Economic Life Cycle Assessment as element of sustainability certification ? a key success factor moving beyond Life Cycle Costing The move from...

Trinius, W.; Hirsch, H.

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Comparison of energy assessment methods and tools at Bolling Air Force Base  

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A plethora of energy efficiency assessment tools have been designed for federal installations, identifying the energy savings potential and attractive projects for capital investment. 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. This paper`s objective is to compare and contrast a number of energy efficiency assessment methods and tools based on their application to a selected set of buildings at Bolling Air Force Base (AFB). To some extent this comparison is much like a {open_quote}Consumer Report{close_quotes} evaluation of the various assessment methods, comparing the features and potential uses of each. Because of the range of methods included, direct comparison of the quantitative results at Bolling AFB was limited to two or three methods at a time which were applied to the same buildings and/or technologies. The results are largely a qualitative comparison of the capabilities of each method, where they can and should be used to identify and implement projects, how much it costs to use the methods, and the type of output to expect. This comparison should be of value to energy managers at federal sites that need to select the appropriate tools to use in assessing energy opportunities.

Dixon, D.R.; Wrench, L.E.; McMordie, K.L.

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IFAS Assessment Predictive Tool Developed by D. R. Gordon, A. M. Fox, D.A. Onderdonk, and C. Gantz  

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as the predictive tool required by the IFAS Assessment of Non-Native Plants in Florida's Natural Areas. WithinMarch 2009 IFAS Assessment ­ Predictive Tool Developed by D. R. Gordon, A. M. Fox, D.A. Onderdonk, and C. Gantz This document describes the use of the Australian Weed Risk Assessment (WRA) system

Watson, Craig A.

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Key criteria for sustainable wind energy planning—lessons from an institutional perspective on the impact assessment literature  

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Abstract An increasing number of researchers stress the importance of national planning institutions? role with respect to promoting an “effective” decision-making process in terms of bringing about sustainable energy. Impact assessment (IA) procedures are seen as having strong potential in supporting environmentally conscious energy production. This article discusses criteria for sustainable wind power planning and compares the centralised planning systems for wind energy in two countries – Norway and Scotland – as illustrating cases. We ask the following: What key criteria should be present to secure sustainable wind energy planning, and what are the critical institutional conditions to fulfil these criteria? A review of relevant IA literature reveals four key criteria for promoting sustainable wind planning: (i) clear and integrated political priorities, (ii) stakeholder involvement, (iii) strategic environmental assessment (SEA) and (iv) stringent permission and assessment requirements. We also determined that critical institutional conditions exist that effectively promote sustainable energy production: (a) coordinated energy policy institutions, (b) legitimate planning procedures, (c) that \\{SEAs\\} are followed in the decision-making process and (d) statutory planning regulations.

Janne Thygesen; Abhishek Agarwal

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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The 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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Sustainability of Systems Producing Ethanol, Power, and Lignosulfonates or Lignin from Corn Stover: A Comparative Assessment  

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ACS Sustainable Chem. ... Theoretically, the metrics used for the measurement of sustainability involves the performance in certain domains such as environmental, social, and economic because these are its three pillars. ...

Evangelos C. Petrou; Costas P. Pappis

2014-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

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A social and ecological assessment of tropical land uses at multiple scales: the Sustainable Amazon Network  

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...trajectories. Here, we present the Sustainable Amazon Network (Rede Amazonia Sustentavel, RAS): a multidisciplinary research initiative...we present the work of the Sustainable Amazon Network (RAS; Rede Amazonia Sustentavel in Portuguese), which is a multidisciplinary...

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Soil trampling in an Antarctic Specially Protected Area: tools to assess levels of human impact  

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Soil trampling in an Antarctic Specially Protected Area: tools to assess levels of human impact P. TEJEDO1 , A. JUSTEL2 , J. BENAYAS3 *, E. RICO3 , P. CONVEY4 and A. QUESADA5 1 School of Biology, IE recognized within the Antarctic Treaty by designating protected areas. Since 1991 three classes of protected

Justel Eusebio, Ana

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Organizational Assessment Of Integrating CAD And Product Data Management Tools In The Furniture Industry  

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Organizational Assessment Of Integrating CAD And Product Data Management Tools In The Furniture Industry Furniture Manufacturing and Management Center Technical Report 1996-1997 Eric N. Wiebe Jennifer J) organizational structure, 3) power distribution, and 4) user communication patterns. The technology

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Web-based Tool for Preliminary Assessment of Wind Power Plant Design  

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Web-based Tool for Preliminary Assessment of Wind Power Plant Design Daniela Borissova1 and Ivan. Designing of reliable and cost-effective industrial wind power plant is a prerequisite for the effective use of wind power as an alternative resource. The design of a wind power plant includes the determination

Mustakerov, Ivan

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

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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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ESTABoues, a decision tool to assess greenhouse gases of sewage sludge treatment and di  

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digestion, aerobic digestion, dewatering, al composting, drying) and sludge disposal route (land applicationORBIT2012 G ESTABoues, a decision tool to assess greenhouse gases of sewage sludge treatment and di-laure.reverdy@irstea.fr EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Sewage sludge production increases continuously reaching almost 20% (946 700 t 1 118 795

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Socio-economic analysis: a tool for assessing the potential of nanotechnologies  

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Socio-economic analysis: a tool for assessing the potential of nanotechnologies Jean-Marc Brignon the denomination of Socio-Economic Analysis (SEA), this concept is used in EU safety and environmental regulation important asset of SEA regarding nanomaterials, is the comparison with alternatives in socio-economic

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Developing a GIS tool to assess potential damage of future floods J. Eleutrio1,2  

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Developing a GIS tool to assess potential damage of future floods J. Eleutério1,2 , D. Martinez1. Geographic Information System (GIS) technology plays a crucial role on flood risk analyses. On one hand. On the other hand, this data must be combined in order to evaluate flood risk. Even though the role of GIS

Boyer, Edmond

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TECHNOLOGY AS A TEACHING AND LEARNING TOOL: ASSESSING STUDENT UNDERSTANDING IN THE INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS LAB  

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TECHNOLOGY AS A TEACHING AND LEARNING TOOL: ASSESSING STUDENT UNDERSTANDING IN THE INTRODUCTORY Washington, DC Abstract The computer and other related technologies are currently being used with vigor within many domains of science, mathematics, engineering, and technology (SMET) education. In this paper

Larkin, Teresa L.

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A social and ecological assessment of tropical land uses at multiple scales: the Sustainable Amazon Network  

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...Stanford University, Energy and Environment Building...play in guiding more sustainable development trajectories...strengthening of more sustainable development trajectories...rising demands for food, energy, natural resources...economy can be set on a sustainable footing [14-16...

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Public Transport: Moving towards Sustainable Mobility | Open...  

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Transport: Moving towards Sustainable Mobility Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Public Transport: Moving towards Sustainable Mobility AgencyCompany...

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National System Templates: Building Sustainable National Inventory...  

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

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Reducing Emissions Through Sustainable Transport: Proposal for...  

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

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Tools for sustainability impact assessment of forestry policies: what role for social science?  

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constructive way forward... is likely to involve a careful tailoring of different forms of appraisal by: ZALF, Germany #12;Impacts of CAP reform #12;SENSOR: Institutional analysis of European Commission modelling of policy impacts #12;-3 -2 -1 0 1 2 3 Cultural Health and Recreation Provision of work Land Use

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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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Brandeis University Sustainability Assessment 2011 Brandeis University is a charter participant in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS). STARS is a  

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halls, serving 3,408 out of 5001 students. Energy competitions and campaigns educate the community about as Environmental Activist," hosted by the International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life, hosted Hoseob: MBA in Socially Responsible Business," and a MA in Sustainable International Development. Brandeis

Fraden, Seth

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Strategic electricity sector assessment methodology under sustainability conditions: a Swiss case study on the costs of CO2 emissions reductions  

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Growing concerns about social and environmental sustainability have led to increased interest in planning for the electricity utility sector because of its large resource requirements and production of emissions. A number of conflicting trends combine to make the electricity sector a major concern, even though a clear definition of how to measure progress toward sustainability is lacking. These trends include imminent competition in the electricity industry, global climate change, expected long-term growth in population and pressure to balance living standards (including per capital energy consumption). In order to approach this global problem on a regional level, a project has been established to develop planning methods for electrical power systems related to sustainability called SESAMS (Strategic Electricity Sector Assessment Methodology under Sustainability Conditions), under the Alliance for Global Sustainability formed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology (ETHZ and EPFL), and the University of Tokyo (UT). SESAMS 97 has brought together multi-attribute, multi-scenario electricity system planning, life-cycle assessment, and multi-criteria decision analysis to create an integrated methodology that has been demonstrated using a case study based on the Swiss electricity system. This case study has simulated system dispatch of the Swiss electricity system for 1296 scenarios over a study period from 1996 to 2025. The results for these scenarios include a wide range of direct and indirect sustainability measures, with conclusions that have focused primarily on cost and CO2 emissions. The pairwise scenario trade-off analysis facilitates searching the strategy option space by identifying the best and most robust options. Decision-makers benefit by being able to focus trade-off discussions on the dominant set of best choices for each trade-off pair, rather than covering the entire decision space.

W. Schenler; Adrian V. Gheorghe; Warren Stephen Connors; Stefan Hirschberg; Pierre-Andre Haldi

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a GIS-based decision support tool and assessment of Nile River water quality  

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The objective of this paper is to develop and present a GIS-based and software tool capable of data management, data visualisation, and data analysis. The developed software is proved to be a good tool in the initial assessment of the quality status of the Nile river water quality. In addition a Graphical User Interface (GUI) was fully designed and implemented to make the GIS tool very easy and handy for the decision maker. Spatial analysis and visualisation of water quality data can be easily presented through the interface. It is concluded that water quality along the main stem is much better than the quality along the two main branches, where more violations are observed.

Amgad Elmahdi; Assem Afify; Alaa Abdin

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New parsimonious simulation methods and tools to assess future food and environmental security of farm populations  

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...sustainability. See http://www.agro.basf.com/agr/AP-internet/en/content/sustainability/measuring_sustainability...Secretariat. 48 Nelson, J , Kennedy, P. 2009 The use (and abuse) of meta-analysis in environmental and natural resource...

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Assessment of sustainable development in the EU 27 using aggregated SD index  

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Abstract In the European Union the sustainable development is a fundamental and overarchingobjective enshrined in the Treaty and measuring progress towards sustainable development is an integral part of the EU Sustainable Development Strategy. Eurostat produce a monitoring report every two years based on the EU set of sustainable development indicators (SDIs). The main objective of this paper is to create an aggregated index of the sustainable development from EU set of \\{SDIs\\} for each 27 EU country based on the PCA. The headline indicator economic growth was not involved because its increase is not expressly followed by positive change in other \\{SDIs\\} from social, economic and environmental fields. The aggregated SD index enables to get an overall picture about the position of each of the 27 EU countries and its development in terms of the sustainability over time as assumed in the EU Sustainable Development Strategy. Sweden, Denmark, Netherland, and Great Britain have repeatedly reached the highest value of aggregated SD index. The highest positive change in the aggregated SD index has occurred in countries with the lowest value of aggregated SD index. Moreover, we put this new aggregated index in relation with economic growth and found that there is a negative correlation between aggregated SD index and the economic growth for most of the 27 EU countries.

Paula Bolcárová; Stanislav Kološta

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

166

Revision and Extension of Eco-LCA Metrics for Sustainability Assessment of the Energy and Chemical Processes  

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Revision and Extension of Eco-LCA Metrics for Sustainability Assessment of the Energy and Chemical Processes ... Ecologically based life cycle assessment (Eco-LCA) is an appealing approach for the evaluation of resources utilization and environmental impacts of the process industries from an ecological scale. ... However, the aggregated metrics of Eco-LCA suffer from some drawbacks: the environmental impact metric has limited applicability; the resource utilization metric ignores indirect consumption; the renewability metric fails to address the quantitative distinction of resources availability; the productivity metric seems self-contradictory. ...

Shiying Yang; Siyu Yang; Andrzej Kraslawski; Yu Qian

2013-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Strategic electricity sector assessment methodology under sustainability conditions: a Swiss case study on CO2 emissions, competition and stranded costs  

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Designing and implementing a sustainable energy sector will be a key element of defining and creating a sustainable society. In the electricity industry, the question of strategic planning for sustainability seems to conflict with the shorter time horizons associated with market forces as deregulation replaces vertical integration. In order to address such questions, a project called SESAMS (Strategic Electricity Sector Assessment Methodology under Sustainability) has been established to develop electricity sector planning methods related to sustainability. This effort is part of the Alliance for Global Sustainability (AGS) formed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology (ETHZ and EPFL), and the University of Tokyo (UT). The initial phase of SESAMS in 1997 created a methodology integrating multi-scenario simulation, life-cycle analysis and multi-criteria decision analysis. This 1998 case study has expanded the methodology to study the transitional effects of deregulation associated with the issues of stranded cost. This analysis has studied the inclusion of different classes of stranded assets, different recovery periods, and recovery of costs on a fixed vs. variable (per kWh) basis. On a societal basis, stranded costs are a zero-sum transfer payment, but the ownership patterns of stranded assets mean that compensation for stranded assets will produce relative winners and losers. These winners and losers shift according to the stranded cost and other options present in different scenarios. The results of the stranded cost analysis are integrated with updated multi-criteria trade-off analysis and life-cycle analysis results, based on expanded system boundaries.

W. Schenler; Adrian V. Gheorghe; Warren Stephen Connors; Stefan Hirschberg; Pierre-Andre Haldi

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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...

Ramani, Tara Lakshmi

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Texas Renewable Energy Evaluation Software (TREES): A screening tool for economic assessment of renewable energy options  

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Screening software has been developed to assess the economic feasibility of renewable energy alternatives for applications in Texas. The renewable options include solar water heating and PV and wind for electric power generation. A range of hot water applications, from swimming pool heating to process heat are permitted, and PV and wind energy may be considered for either stand-alone or grid-connected use. The user inputs data such as application type, location, size of load, system cost, competing fuel cost, and discount rate. For the solar water heating options the software outputs the optimum collector area, life cycle savings compared to a conventional system, and a cost effectiveness index to assess economic feasibility. For the PV and wind options the software outputs life cycle savings, the average unit cost of delivered electricity, and a cost effectiveness index to assess economic feasibility. The software is designed as a screening tool, rather than design tool, and is developed for use with a spreadsheet program.

Vliet, G.C.; Hunn, B.D.; Kapileshwari, R. [Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX (United States). Center for Energy Studies

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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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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A risk assessment software tool for evaluating potential risks to human health and the environment  

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The Ecology and National Environmental Policy Act Division (END), is providing a sitewide evaluation of alternative strategies for the final disposition of the Rocky Flats Plant material inventory. This analysis is known as the Systems Engineering Analysis (SEA) for the Rocky Flats Plant. The primary intent of the SEA is to support the Rocky Flats Plant decision-making. As part of the SEA project, a risk assessment software tool has been developed which will assist in the analysis by providing an evaluation of potential risks to human health and the environment for the purpose of augmenting future decisions at the site.

Drendel, G. [ICF/Kaiser, Lakewood, CO (United States); Jones, M.; Shain, D. [EG & G Rocky Flats, Inc., Golden, CO (United States); Allen, B.; Gentry, R.; Shipp, A.; Van Landingham, C. [ICF Kaiser, Ruston, LA (United States)

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Rapid Quantification of Viable Campylobacter Bacteria on Chicken Carcasses, Using Real-Time PCR and Propidium Monoazide Treatment, as a Tool for Quantitative Risk Assessment  

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...bacteria are applicable as tools for risk assessment and assurance of food...rapid detection and as a tool for quantitative risk assessment of food-borne thermotolerant...monoazide treatment, as a tool for quantitative risk assessment. | A number of intervention...

M. H. Josefsen; C. Löfström; T. B. Hansen; L. S. Christensen; J. E. Olsen; J. Hoorfar

2010-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Key performance indicators: A useful tool to assess Smart Grid goals  

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Abstract In the last few years, the Smart Grid concept has gained ground in the power utility scope. However, due to its multidisciplinary character (involving a stack of technologies) it is very difficult to assess the overall project success. Due to this a metric is required. In this paper, the authors review the existing metrics and (based on their experience within the Smart Grid demonstration project “Smartcity Malaga”), propose a new approach of business intelligence to bring about a new metric or set of key performance indicators for its rating. An advantage of this metric is its capacity to assist in this task. Its usefulness is also complemented with a planning tool that enables us to assess the effects of each technology under potential scenarios. This information is useful for planning projects, allowing us to make the most appropriate decisions each moment. Ultimately, this usefulness is clearly demonstrated through two case studies.

Enrique Personal; Juan Ignacio Guerrero; Antonio Garcia; Manuel Peña; Carlos Leon

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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A. World Summit on Sustainable Development : A First Critical Assessment, here p. 1-3 B. Lecture at the University of Bonn, BIMUN/Bonn International Model United Nations,  

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A. World Summit on Sustainable Development : A First Critical Assessment, here p. 1-3 B. Lecture / NACHLESE World Summit on Sustainable Development: A First Critical Assessment By Prof. Dr. Uwe Holtz on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg was a failure, an opportunity wasted, the triumph of "hard" neo

Franz, Sven Oliver

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ORIGINAL PAPER Sustainability metrics for eco-technologies assessment, part I  

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-008-0189-9 #12;greenhouse gas as a raw material, defined as chemical sequestration. Dimethyl carbonate (DMC presents a preliminary screening of eco-technologies for dimethyl carbonate (DMC) produc- tion. Through to economical and environmental criteria, to determine the most sustainable route. CO2 sequestration potential

Grossmann, Ignacio E.

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Field Assessment Tool for Deep Peat This methodology is designed to be undertaken at a site which has already been  

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Field Assessment Tool for Deep Peat This methodology is designed to be undertaken at a site which has already been subject to desk based survey (and / or National Assessment). Where an area of deep to deliver greatest ecosystem service benefit. It should also help decide which sites should be prioritised

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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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UNIDO-Training Program on Sustainable Energy Regulation and Policymaki...  

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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...

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REEEP/UNIDO Sustainable Energy Regulation and Policymaking for...  

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REEEPUNIDO Sustainable Energy Regulation and Policymaking for Africa Toolkit < REEEP Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Sustainable Energy Regulation and...

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

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Sector Sustainable: An Analysis of Power Sector Reforms in Africa Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Making Africa's Power Sector Sustainable: An Analysis...

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Sustainable Transport and Climate Change | Open Energy Information  

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Sustainable Transport and Climate Change Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Day 1, Module 1: Sustainable Transport and Climate Change AgencyCompany...

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SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE  

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SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING AND THE NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL AUGUST 2012 Capstone Team RELEVANCE/CONTEXT 4 HISTORY OF SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING 4 ORGANIZATIONAL PROFILE 7 METHODOLOGY 8 FINDINGS AND DISCUSSION 11 FINDINGS FROM INTERVIEWS 11 SUSTAINABILITY FRAMEWORK ASSESSMENT 12

Qian, Ning

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The application of a mathematical model of sustainability to the results of an environmental impact assessment of the Russeifa landfill, Jordan  

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The question of whether landfills are or could be sustainable is somewhat unanswered within the sphere of waste management. This is partly due to two key issues: the ambiguities concerning what is sustainability?; and how to effectively assess the potential or actual sustainability of a landfill? It has been argued in the literature that this is a difficult task, however it is not impossible. This paper consequently presents the application of a mathematical model of sustainability to the results obtained for the environmental impact assessment (EIA) of the Russeifa landfill in Jordan using the rapid impact assessment matrix (RIAM) methodology. This paper demonstrates the methodology necessary to apply the model to the RIAM evaluation made at the time of assessment with respect to potential mitigation options. A determination of the level and nature of sustainability (if appropriate) for the project options were obtained for the Russeifa landfill. The results indicated that all of project options evaluated could be considered as unsustainable. This paper concludes by stating that the application of the model to the RIAM analysis offers a potential mechanism in evaluating sustainability through the use of a common and increasingly regarded technique of EIA.

Jason Phillips

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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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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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Limitations of Carbon Footprint as Indicator of Environmental Sustainability  

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(1-4) As a response to this concern, the field of sustainability science is increasingly solicited in order to understand the interactions between nature and society as well as support the development of adapted management solutions and tools for embracing one or several of the three pillars of sustainability – environmental quality, economic prosperity, and social justice. ... (12) LCSA is defined as the summed outputs from three life-cycle-based assessment tools, each addressing one pillar of sustainability: the environmental Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), the life cycle costing (LCC), and the social LCA (S-LCA). ... relating to the quantification of impact categories such as human well-being or poverty, the environmental LCA has been used for over two decades to provide decision-makers with recommendations pertaining to the environmental dimension of Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP). ...

Alexis Laurent; Stig I. Olsen; Michael Z. Hauschild

2012-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Workshop on Hydrologic Modeling with SWAT and Groundwater Modeling with MODFLOW (26-27 December 2014) International Conference on Modeling Tools for Sustainable Water Resources Management (28-29 December 2014)  

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2014) International Conference on Modeling Tools for Sustainable Water Resources Management (28 for hydrologic data analysis, pre / post processing, and hydrologic modeling Water Resources Management Water application of SWAT model for water manage- ment Prof. Upmanu Lall Columbia University, USA Prof. A.K. Gosain

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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

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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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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  

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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

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Design Tools to Assess Hydro-Turbine Biological Performance: Priest Rapids Dam Turbine Replacement Project  

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Over the past two decades, there have been many studies describing injury mechanisms associated with turbine passage, the response of various fish species to these mechanisms, and the probability of survival through dams. Although developing tools to design turbines that improve passage survival has been difficult and slow, a more robust quantification of the turbine environment has emerged through integrating physical model data, fish survival data, and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) studies. Grant County Public Utility District (GCPUD) operates the Priest Rapids Dam (PRD), a hydroelectric facility on the Columbia River in Washington State. The dam contains 10 Kaplan-type turbine units that are now almost 50 years old. The Utility District plans to refit all of these aging turbines with new turbines. The Columbia River at PRD is a migratory pathway for several species of juvenile and adult salmonids, so passage of fish through the dam is a major consideration when replacing the turbines. In this presentation, a method for turbine biological performance assessment (BioPA) is introduced. Using this method, a suite of biological performance indicators is computed based on simulated data from a CFD model of a proposed turbine design. Each performance indicator is a measure of the probability of exposure to a certain dose of an injury mechanism. Using known relationships between the dose of an injury mechanism and frequency of injury (dose–response) from laboratory or field studies, the likelihood of fish injury for a turbine design can be computed from the performance indicator. By comparing the values of the indicators from proposed designs, the engineer can identify the more-promising alternatives. We will present application of the BioPA method for baseline risk assessment calculations for the existing Kaplan turbines at PRD that will be used as the minimum biological performance that a proposed new design must achieve.

Richmond, Marshall C.; Rakowski, Cynthia L.; Serkowski, John A.; Strickler, Brad; Weisbeck, Molly; Dotson, Curtis L.

2013-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

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RadRAT: a radiation risk assessment tool for lifetime cancer risk projection  

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Risk projection methods allow for timely assessment of the potential magnitude of radiation-related cancer risks following low-dose radiation exposures. The estimation of such risks directly through observational studies would generally require infeasibly large studies and long-term follow-up to achieve reasonable statistical power. We developed an online radiation risk assessment tool (RadRAT) which can be used to estimate the lifetime risk of radiation-related cancer with uncertainty intervals following a user-specified exposure history (https://irep.nci.nih.gov/radrat). The uncertainty intervals constitute a key component of the program because of the various assumptions that are involved in such calculations. The risk models used in RadRAT are broadly based on those developed by the BEIR VII committee for estimating lifetime risk following low-dose radiation exposure of the US population for eleven site-specific cancers. We developed new risk models for seven additional cancer sites, oral, oesophagus, gallbladder, pancreas, rectum, kidney and brain/central nervous system (CNS) cancers, using data from Japanese atomic bomb survivors. The lifetime risk estimates are slightly higher for RadRAT than for BEIR VII across all exposure ages mostly because the weighting of the excess relative risk and excess absolute risk models was conducted on an arithmetic rather than a logarithmic scale. The calculator can be used to estimate lifetime cancer risk from both uniform and non-uniform doses that are acute or chronic. It is most appropriate for low-LET radiation doses  

Amy Berrington de Gonzalez; A Iulian Apostoaei; Lene H S Veiga; Preetha Rajaraman; Brian A Thomas; F Owen Hoffman; Ethel Gilbert; Charles Land

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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Modeling Miscanthus in the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) to Simulate Its Water Quality Effects As a Bioenergy Crop ... There is increasing interest in perennial grasses as a renewable source of bioenergy and feedstock for second-generation cellulosic biofuels. ... Due to global warming and energy independence concerns, there is increasing interest in perennial grasses as a renewable source of bioenergy. ...

Tze Ling Ng; J. Wayland Eheart; Ximing Cai; Fernando Miguez

2010-08-03T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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Development of a MATLAB/STK TLE Accuracy Assessment Tool, in support of the NASA Ames Space Traffic Management Project  

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In order to improve the effectiveness of conjunction analysis using publically available Two Line Elements (TLEs) a number of strategies are being investigated as part of the Space Traffic Management project at NASA Ames Research Center. To assist in evaluating the effectiveness of these approaches a tool was developed in the MATLAB programming language that interfaces with the AGI Satellite Toolkit and with Microsoft Excel. The TLEs and any available truth ephemerides are read in by the tool and propagated orbits are compared using STK to estimate the errors. This tool is employed to determine the covariance and investigate the growth of errors in propagating the orbit of the CNESStella geodetic satellite. The different sources of error are assessed and future improvements to the tool are suggested.

Mason, James

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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A Conceptual Framework for Progressing Towards Sustainability...  

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Progressing Towards Sustainability in the Agriculture and Food Sector Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: A Conceptual Framework for Progressing Towards...

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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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Integrating technology foresight methods with environmental life cycle assessment to promote sustainable agriculture  

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The research addressed priority-setting in research and development of environmentally-friendly technologies. A two-step compilation of the opinions of a large number of experts, based on technology foresight methods, is used to define directions for technological advancement and assess the probability of success in each area. The life cycle assessment method is used to quantify the impacts of the expected changes in agricultural production technologies across a wide range of environmental impact categories. Based on case studies of tomato, potato and citrus crop production in Israel, we conclude that technological improvements addressing the use of fertilisers and packing materials show the greatest potential to reduce the environmental impacts. We also conclude that agricultural research on field-grown crops should focus on increasing the yield per hectare, and research on greenhouse grown crops should focus on reducing the impact of the materials used in covering the greenhouse.

Nava Haruvy; Sarit Shalhevet

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainability Indicators for Discrete Manufacturing Processes Applied to Grinding Technology  

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the data into three sustainability indicators for eachor into one total sustainability indicator. The weighting isAn overview of sustainability assessment methodologies,

Linke, Barbara S.; Corman, Gero J.; Dornfeld, David A.; Tönissen, Stefan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of sustainable development: A case study of Wuhan as a pilot city in China  

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Abstract Building resource-conserving and environmental-friendly society (referred to as “two-oriented society”, TOS) is an important way proposed by the Chinese government to achieve sustainable development. In this paper, a pilot city of constructing TOS in China-Wuhan is taken as a case to evaluate the performance of TOS from 2005 to 2012. Treating the indicators of TOS as multi-dimensional vectors, this paper proposes a methodological framework by integrating the methods of vector angle and Euclidean distance to measure the angle and distance between the vector of annual status of TOS and the vector of planning target of TOS. Based on this, the paper employs coordination (the angle between the two vectors) and effectiveness (the distance between the two vectors) to describe the performance of TOS and its subsystems, including economic development (ED), social and people's well-being (SW), resource consumption (RC), resource recycling (RR), environmental quality (EQ) and pollution control (PC). Moreover, grey relational analysis approach is used to analyse the core factors influencing TOS construction. Results reveal that the performance of TOS in Wuhan is continually improved in the study period while the performance of its subsystems shows several differences: (1) both coordination and effectiveness of TOS, ED and SW keep on improving, while those of EQ fluctuate; (2) the effectiveness of both RR and PC shows a downward trend while the coordination of them fluctuates; (3) the actual value of RC indicators reaches the planning targets. Based on the analysis of determinants, we suggest that strengthening technological ability and adding investment are extremely important to improve the performance of RC and PC. For the sake of improving RR, it is critical to provide more government public expenditure and encourage financial institutions to provide more loans to stimulate and support the businesses. Moreover, increasing the amount of R&D funding and maintaining steady external economic environment are proved to be effective to improve all subsystems of TOS.

Xiaohong Chen; Xiang Liu; Dongbin Hu

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mixed Mode Simulation Tools  

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M. (2011). Assessment of natural and hybrid ventilationTools in the Assessment of Hybrid Natural/Mechanical

Gandhi, Priya; Brager, Gail; Dutton, Spencer

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Datacenter Sustainability Page 1 Sustainability  

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

Chaudhuri, Surajit

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

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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

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Assessment and Improvements of the CBE Underfloor Air Distribution (UFAD) Cooling Load Design Tool  

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Underfloor air distribution (UFAD) design guide. AmericanUnderfloor Air Distribution (UFAD) Cooling Load Design Toolload design tool for underfloor air distribution (UFAD)

Chen, Bin

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Does it matter which Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) tool you choose? – a comparative assessment of SimaPro and GaBi  

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Abstract SimaPro and GaBi are the leading software tools used for life cycle assessments. Assessing product systems applying the exact same unit process foundation would be expected to yield comparable result sets with either tool. The software performances are compared based on a random sample of 100 unit processes. The research question investigated here is; can there be a difference between SimaPro and GaBi influencing the results and the decisions based on them? In many cases the results are identical between SimaPro and GaBi or nearly so, but in other cases the results reveal differences. Some of these differences are so large that they could influence the conclusions. For some of the 100 unit processes, six elementary flows were inventoried differently in SimaPro and GaBi, with an extreme maximum comparative ratio of 109. The implementation of the impact assessment methodologies shows notable differences. For the same life cycle inventory the maximum result ratio for the characterized results is 0.0076 for Terrestrial Ecotoxicity Potential. The observed differences appear to originate primarily from errors in the software databases for both inventory and impact assessment. SimaPro and GaBi are used by many Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) practitioners worldwide as a decision-support tool; if the results of the present analysis are representative of the differences obtained when using either one or the other, then the implications of this paper are worrying. It is clearly in the interest of both software developers and LCA practitioners that the observed differences be addressed, for example through ring tests comparing the tools.

Ivan T. Herrmann; Andreas Moltesen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR CLEAN AND SUSTAINABLE FUTURE: ASSESSMENT AND DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES OF WIND  

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There is a substantial increase in energy demand in Turkey because of its growth of industrial development. Turkey’s present energy resources are insufficient and the need for energy is growing rapidly. Turkey does not possess enough conventional fossil fuel reserves, but possesses rich renewable energy resources such as hydraulic, solar, geothermal and wind. Among all, wind energy seems to be the most suitable renewable energy resource for electricity production. This study is aimed to summarize the assessment and development strategies of wind power in Turkey. Considering the development of wind energy in the country, it may be concluded that the number of wind power plant installations will considerably increase in the future.

Power In Turkey; Afsin Gungor

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The DURAMAZ indicator system: a cross-disciplinary comparative tool for assessing ecological and social changes in the Amazon  

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...of the main promoters of sustainability initiatives in the region...results was the dashboard of sustainability of the United Nations Commission...of focusing on the famous three pillars of sustainability (economy, environment...

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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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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Using Combinatorial Benchmark Construction to Improve the Assessment of Concurrency Bug Detection Tools  

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of performance measures. The inclusion of performance measures ensure that we can assess the fitnessUsing Combinatorial Benchmark Construction to Improve the Assessment of Concurrency Bug Detection, it is difficult to assess the fitness of a particular con- currency bug detection method and to compare

Bradbury, Jeremy S.

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The Steam System Assessment Tool (SSAT): Estimating Steam System Energy, Cost, and Emission Savings  

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The U. S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Industrial Technology Program BestPractices Steam effort is developing a number of software tools to assist industrial energy users to improve the efficiency of their steam system. A major new Best...

Wright, A.; Bealing, C.; Eastwood, A.; Tainsh, R.; Hahn, G.; Harrell, G.

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Energy Analysis and Diagnostics: A Computer Based Tool for Industrial Self Assessment  

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each BTU of energy produced. This paper describes the design and development of a computer based tool (ENERGEX) which aids the industrial user in developing energy conservation opportunities (ECOs) in plants. The software system is capable...

Gopalakrishnan, B.; Plummer, R. W.; Nagarajan, S.; Kolluri, R.

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Sustainability Goals  

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

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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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BIM extension for the sustainability appraisal of conceptual steel design  

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

Akponanabofa Henry Oti; Walid Tizani

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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: � Are the single largest electrical end use category in the American economy � Account for 23% of U.S. electrical sales. 5 Motor Systems Assessment Training Ultimate

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Regulatory requirements and tools for environmental assessment of hazardous wastes: Understanding tribal and stakeholder concerns using Department of Energy sites  

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Many US governmental and Tribal Nation agencies, as well as state and local entities, deal with hazardous wastes within regulatory frameworks that require specific environmental assessments. In this paper we use Department of Energy (DOE) sites as examples to examine the relationship between regulatory requirements and environmental assessments for hazardous waste sites and give special attention to how assessment tools differ. We consider federal laws associated with environmental protection include the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), as well as regulations promulgated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Tribal Nations and state agencies. These regulatory regimes require different types of environmental assessments and remedial investigations, dose assessments and contaminant pathways. The DOE case studies illustrate the following points: 1) there is often understandable confusion about what regulatory requirements apply to the site resources, and what environmental assessments are required by each, 2) the messages sent on site safety issued by different regulatory agencies are sometimes contradictory or confusing (e.g. Oak Ridge Reservation), 3) the regulatory frameworks being used to examine the same question can be different, leading to different conclusions (e.g. Brookhaven National Laboratory), 4) computer models used in support of groundwater models or risk assessments are not necessarily successful in convincing Native Americans and others that there is no possibility of risk from contaminants (e.g. Amchitka Island), 5) when given the opportunity to choose between relying on a screening risk assessments or waiting for a full site-specific analysis of contaminants in biota, the screening risk assessment option is rarely selected (e.g. Amchitka, Hanford Site), and finally, 6) there needs to be agreement on whether there has been adequate characterization to support the risk assessment (e.g. Hanford). The assessments need to be transparent and to accommodate different opinions about the relationship between characterizations and risk assessments. This paper illustrates how many of the problems at DOE sites, and potentially at other sites in the U.S. and elsewhere, derive from a lack of either understanding of, or consensus about, the regulatory process, including the timing and types of required characterizations and data in support of site characterizations and risk assessments.

Joanna Burger; Charles Powers; Michael Gochfeld

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrating ethics into design for sustainable behaviour  

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

Debra Lilley; Garrath T. Wilson

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable Building Basics  

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

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Implementation of Sustainability at  

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

Johansen, Tom Henning

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The Secretary-General's High-level Group on Sustainable Energy for All commissioned this document to assess the opportunities for meeting the universal energy access objective set by the Secretary-General. It  

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#12; The Secretary-General's High-level Group on Sustainable Energy for All commissioned this document to assess the opportunities for meeting the universal energy access objective set by the Secretary-level Group on Sustainable Energy for All, its members, United Nations, its Member

Kammen, Daniel M.

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Learning sustainable metropolitan development for european students of planning  

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1 Learning sustainable metropolitan development for european students of planning Serrano Jos� D, project assessment, sustainable developement, team work Introduction Metropolitan areas are experiencing ways which are more sustainable than others. In our planning training, we teach sustainable development

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Development and implementation of a coral health assessment tool for St. John, USVI  

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Coral health in St. John, US Virgin Islands, has shown tremendous declines in recent years, with more than 50% declines in live coral cover. As one component of a group project to assess the possible impacts of anthropogenic ...

Detlefsen, William Robert

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The World Stress Map - A Freely Accessible Tool For Geohazard Assessment  

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The World Stress Map (WSM) database contains over 16,000 indicators on contemporary crustal tectonic stress and provides an essential parameter for geohazard assessment. This paper focuses on the importance of database accessibility for geohazard assessment and presents the basic concepts and availability of the WSM. The WSM can be applied to several key aspects of geohazard assessment, in particular the mapping of stress patterns and places of stress concentration for improved delineation of zones of seismic hazard. Furthermore, contemporary tectonic stresses can be used in combination with numerical modeling to identify faults or sections of fault systems with high failure potential and can help to predict the likely type of fault reactivation. This approach is especially valuable for assessing the likelihood of strong and rare seismic events for which probabilistic hazard assessment will fail and physically based methodologies are required. Herein, we use the Caspian-Caucasian region as an example to apply WSM data for geohazard assessment. The Caspian-Caucasian area is characterized by the occurrence of a number of stress related geohazards on different spatial scales, in particular crustal earthquakes, seismically triggered landslides and mud volcanism.

Mueller, Birgit; Heidbach, Oliver; Tingay, Mark [World Stress Map Project of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Geophysical Institute, Karlsruhe University, Hertzstrasse 16, 76187 Karlsruhe (Germany)

2006-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

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RAVEN AS A TOOL FOR DYNAMIC PROBABILISTIC RISK ASSESSMENT: SOFTWARE OVERVIEW  

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RAVEN is a software tool under development at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) that acts as the control logic driver and post-processing tool for the newly developed Thermo-Hydraylic code RELAP- 7. The scope of this paper is to show the software structure of RAVEN and its utilization in connection with RELAP-7. A short overview of the mathematical framework behind the code is presented along with its main capabilities such as on-line controlling/monitoring and Monte-Carlo sampling. A demo of a Station Black Out PRA analysis of a simplified Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) model is shown in order to demonstrate the Monte-Carlo and clustering capabilities.

Alfonsi Andrea; Mandelli Diego; Rabiti Cristian; Joshua Cogliati; Robert Kinoshita

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Broader perspective on ecosystem sustainability: Consequences for decision making  

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...are dynamic, we explore sustainability assessments from three additional perspectives...could benefit from broader sustainability assessments. Understanding...the environmental “pillar” of sustainability but also to economic and...

Roy C. Sidle; William H. Benson; John F. Carriger; Toshitaka Kamai

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessing the sustainability of the energy use of residential buildings in Belgrade through multi-criteria analysis  

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Abstract The paper presents a method for selecting and calculation indicators of sustainable development, needed for determining the level of sustainable development, expressed through sustainability index of residential buildings. It is important to verify procedure for determining economic, social and environmental sub-indicators based on consumption of final energy (used to meet space heating, hot water generation and household cooking needs, as well as for operation of various household electrical appliances, indoor temperature and humidity). It was done for representative sample of Belgrade buildings stock. Different dwelling types constructed in two different periods and heated by electricity, district heating and fossil fuels were analysed. Multi-criteria analysis was used to evaluate residential buildings sustainability. The results showed that the best building options, constructed in the period 1981–2006, are: the apartment buildings and single family houses (electricity for space heating) when economy indicator has priority; the apartments connected to the district heating system when environmental indicator has priority; and single family houses connected to the district heating system when social indicator has priority. Implementation of proposed methodology is beneficial when evaluating and comparing sustainability of different residential buildings, enabling decision makers to more easily reach decisions on the issues related to energy policy and environmental protection.

Biljana Vu?i?evi?; Marina Jovanovi?; Naim Afgan; Valentina Turanjanin

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainability Support  

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

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EPA Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities  

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Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities provides quick, targeted technical assistance to selected communities using a variety of tools that have demonstrated results and widespread application for building community resilience and implementing sustainable growth strategies.

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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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An Environmental and Economic Trade-off Analysis of Manufacturing Process Chains to Inform Decision Making for Sustainability  

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Sustainable manufacturing - green technology for processes,of Process Trade-off Analysis tool and Sustainableof Process Trade-off Analysis tool and Sustainable Minds

Robinson, Stefanie L.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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...

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Assessing the direction of climate interactions by means of complex networks and information theoretic tools  

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An estimate of the net direction of climate interactions in different geographical regions is made by constructing a directed climate network from a regular latitude-longitude grid of nodes, using a directionality index (DI) based on conditional mutual information. Two datasets of surface air temperature anomalies - one monthly-averaged and another daily-averaged - are analyzed and compared. The network links are interpreted in terms of known atmospheric tropical and extratropical variability patterns. Specific and relevant geographical regions are selected, the net direction of propagation of the atmospheric patterns is analyzed and the direction of the inferred links is validated by recovering some well-known climate variability structures. These patterns are found to be acting at various time-scales, such as atmospheric waves in the extra-tropics or longer range events in the tropics. This analysis demonstrates the capability of the DI measure to infer the net direction of climate interactions and may contribute to improve the present understanding of climate phenomena and climate predictability. The work presented here also stands out as an application of advanced tools to the analysis of empirical, real-world data.

J. Ignacio Deza; Cristina Masoller; Marcelo Barreiro

2015-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainability Indicators for Discrete Manufacturing Processes Applied to Grinding Technology  

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the data into three sustainability indicators for eachor into one total sustainability indicator. The weighting isAn overview of sustainability assessment methodologies,

Linke, Barbara S.; Corman, Gero J.; Dornfeld, David A.; Tönissen, Stefan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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As sustainability becomes integrated into public policy decision making,comprehensive and easily accessible sustainability  

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As sustainability becomes integrated into public policy decision making,comprehensive and easily accessible sustainability information will be needed to assist policy analysis.As visual analytics emerges as a major tool of policy analysis,sustainability information,particularly sustainability indicators

Hall, Sharon J.

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Engineering 39F, Section 1 Community Assessment of Renewable Energy and Sustainability (CARES) Schedule Week & Date Topics Guest Speakers &  

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Shelby TBA N/A 7 10/11/2010 Wind Energy & Microhydro Background Larissa Korach and Antonio Love, CARES Undergraduate Researchers Section 1.4.2 Resource Assessments: Micro-Hydro Section 1.4.3 Resource Assessments

Agogino, Alice M.

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Develop an Institutional Change Action Plan for Sustainability  

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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 measurement. Remember that planning useful efficiency and sustainability evaluation is necessary before an organization begins to implement an action plan.

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SustainabilityStudies sustainability@uci.edu  

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

Rose, Michael R.

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Sustainable Building Basics | Department of Energy  

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

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Prioritization Tool  

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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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Blueprint for Sustainability - Sustainable Solutions for Every...  

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

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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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Sustainable Buildings  

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

Christine Lemaitre

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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 DEVELOPMENT  

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

van der Torre, Leon

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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT  

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

PAIGE MARIE MORSE

1998-08-03T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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]

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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

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Metropolitan Accessibility and Transportation Sustainability:Sustainability  

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

Papalambros, Panos

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Identify Institutional Change Rules, Roles, and Tools Constituting...  

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Identify Institutional Change Rules, Roles, and Tools Constituting Context for Sustainability Identify Institutional Change Rules, Roles, and Tools Constituting Context for...

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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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Renewable Energy Evaluation Tools  

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

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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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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Comparative assessment of municipal sewage sludge incineration, gasification and pyrolysis for a sustainable sludge-to-energy management in Greece  

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Highlights: • The high output of MSS highlights the need for alternative routes of valorization. • Evaluation of 3 sludge-to-energy valorisation methods through SWOT analysis. • Pyrolysis is an energy and material recovery process resulting to ‘zero waste’. • Identification of challenges and barriers for MSS pyrolysis in Greece was investigated. • Adopters of pyrolysis systems face the challenge of finding new product markets. - Abstract: For a sustainable municipal sewage sludge management, not only the available technology, but also other parameters, such as policy regulations and socio-economic issues should be taken in account. In this study, the current status of both European and Greek Legislation on waste management, with a special insight in municipal sewage sludge, is presented. A SWOT analysis was further developed for comparison of pyrolysis with incineration and gasification and results are presented. Pyrolysis seems to be the optimal thermochemical treatment option compared to incineration and gasification. Sewage sludge pyrolysis is favorable for energy savings, material recovery and high added materials production, providing a ‘zero waste’ solution. Finally, identification of challenges and barriers for sewage sludge pyrolysis deployment in Greece was investigated.

Samolada, M.C. [Dept. Secretariat of Environmental and Urban Planning – Decentralized Area Macedonian Thrace, Taki Oikonomidi 1, 54008 Thessaloniki (Greece); Zabaniotou, A.A., E-mail: azampani@auth.gr [Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University Box 455, University Campus, 541 24 Thessaloniki (Greece)

2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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

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MATCASC: A tool to analyse cascading line outages in power grids  

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Blackouts in power grids typically result from cascading failures. The key importance of the electric power grid to society encourages further research into sustaining power system reliability and developing new methods to manage the risks of cascading blackouts. Adequate software tools are required to better analyze, understand, and assess the consequences of the cascading failures. This paper presents MATCASC, an open source MATLAB based tool to analyse cascading failures in power grids. Cascading effects due to line overload outages are considered. The applicability of the MATCASC tool is demonstrated by assessing the robustness of IEEE test systems and real-world power grids with respect to cascading failures.

Koç, Yakup; Araujo, Nuno A M; Warnier, Martijn

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainability Awards  

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

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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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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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A measurement infrastructure for sustainable manufacturing  

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Global resource degradation, climate change, and environmental pollution are worsening due to increasing globalised industrialisation. Manufacturing industries have thus been put under pressure to cope with these problems while maintaining competitiveness. Sustainable manufacturing has been proposed to meet these challenges. The measurement of sustainability in manufacturing enables the quantitative measure of sustainability performance in specific manufacturing processes that will support decision-making for more sustainable processes and products. This paper describes a proposed sustainable manufacturing measurement infrastructure. The centre piece of this infrastructure is a sustainability performance management component that will effectively manage a sustainable indicator repository, measurement process guidelines, and sustainability performance analysis, evaluation, and reporting. The sustainability measurement infrastructure provides a foundation for decision-making tools development and enables users to create a tight integration into business strategy development processes. Examples in this paper are on carbon emissions and energy consumption.

Shaw C. Feng; Che B. Joung

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

267

Confidential Sustainable  

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

Painter, Kevin

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Bus Str Sustainability Spring 2011 MGT 6359: BUSINESS STRATEGIES FOR SUSTAINABILITY  

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-Efficiency in the Supply Chain Case ­ Walmart's Sustainability Strategy 11 2/16 Green Build Case ­ Genzyme Center 12 2 and management tools Corporate environmental programs Sustainable development Environmental marketing and Development, Implementing a Sustainability Strategy). A detailed outline of the sessions is below. # Date

Li, Mo

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Sustainable Building Basics | Department of Energy  

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

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Sustainable Chemical Product and Process Engineering  

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

Yinlun Huang; Xiaojun Peng

2014-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainability | Department of Energy  

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

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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 Gardens of the Mind: Beat Ecopoetry and Prose in Stewart Brand's Whole Earth Publications  

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sustainable environments for the successful integration of poetry, ecology, and technology.sustainable environments for the successful integration of poetry, ecology, and technology.environment in which tools and technology became more humane and sustainable

Lewak, Susan Elizabeth

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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 Performance Office | Department of Energy  

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

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Federal Energy Management Program: Sustainable Building Basics  

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

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Participatory generation of sustainability indicators in a natural protected area of Mexico  

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Since the Rio Declaration in 1992, international institutions, governments and \\{NGOs\\} have promoted sustainability indicators as a tool for providing policy mechanisms that dictate development decision-making. The expert approach, also known as reductionist, has been the most used in the processes of sustainability evaluation; this approach has been criticized for its lack of holistic vision to evaluate a system. A participatory approach has been promoted in order to counteract this type of limitation. This paper presents a case study of a participatory assessment of sustainability in a local community inside a natural protected area; its objective is to attempt to answer if, from local knowledge, is it possible to generate a sustainability local assessment system. The process included the active participation of the inhabitants of Agua Blanca community, located within the Nevado de Toluca National Park (NTNP) in Mexico's central highlands. A framework was used to identify and select sustainability indicators, which was divided into four phases: the description of the system, the identification of the sustainability objectives, the selection of indicators, and the measurement of the progress toward the sustainability objectives. As a result, 64 indicators were identified, which were classified into three pillars of sustainability and its interactions. The participatory approach aided in the evaluation of diverse elements within the system, without limiting itself to one element or dimension of sustainability in particular. Most of the indicators corresponded to the environmental dimension of sustainability, which reflects the level of interaction the community has with its environment. The indicators proposed by villagers, as a whole, were not considered technically appropriate; therefore the need for a selection indicator process was reaffirmed. The process described here is an opportunity to strengthen the self-organization of the communities, reinforce local management, and contribute to the generation of mechanisms of cooperation and processes of co-management of the natural protected areas.

Nathalia Santana-Medina; Sergio Franco-Maass; Ernesto Sánchez-Vera; Jacques Imbernon; Gabino Nava-Bernal

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Steam System Tool Suite Introduction Guide  

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)........................................................................................8 Steam System Assessment Tool (SSAT Tool, the Steam System Assessment Tool, and the 3E Plus Insulation Tool. Each one of these trainings.S.DOE Steam Tools are designed to aid in assessing steam systems by identifying areas to investigate

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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Toward Sustainable Chemistry  

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

Terry Collins

2001-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainabiliity Sustainability Plan  

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

Heller, Barbara

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CCBuilder: an interactive web-based tool for building, designing and assessing coiled-coil protein assemblies  

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......properly cited. CCBuilder: an interactive web-based tool for building, designing and...models. Results: We present CCBuilder, a web-based application that tackles the problem...sequences onto these frameworks. CCBuilder is a web-based application that generates complete......

Christopher W. Wood; Marc Bruning; Amaurys Á. Ibarra; Gail J. Bartlett; Andrew R. Thomson; Richard B. Sessions; R Leo Brady; Derek N. Woolfson

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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...

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Sustainable Transport: A Sourcebook for Policy-makers in Developing...  

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infrastructure provision, economic instruments and raising public awareness about sustainable urban transport. LEDSGP green logo.png This tool is included in the...

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Sustainability Framework 1 Queen's University  

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

Abolmaesumi, Purang

286

Sustainable value analysis tool for value creation  

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No. 8, pp. 883–895. Miles, M.B. and Huberman, A.M. (1994), Qualitative Data Analysis, (Holland, R.,Ed.)An expanded sourcebook, Sage Publications, Vol. 3, p. 338pp. Mont, O. (2002), “Clarifying the concept of product–service system”, Journal... , development director, solution director 5. Blower industry Systematic solutions and services for turbo-machinery in the fields of metallurgical industry, petrol-chemical industry, air separation, environmental protection, national defence, etc. one semi...

Yang, Miying; Vladimirova, Doroteya; Rana, Padmakshi; Evans, Steve

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

High Performance Sustainable Building Design RM  

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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...

289

Sustainability Assessment of Industrial Systems  

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The utilities of the new indices are demonstrated by case studies. ... 17 The unit of transformity is solar emjoule per joule when emergy is calculated in terms of solar energy. ... Efficient mass and energy networks for recycling/reuse can also considerably lower the demand on fresh raw material and utility in plants. ...

Helen H. Lou; Makarand A. Kulkarni; Aditi Singh; Jack R. Hopper

2004-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

290

Environmental Impact and Sustainability Assessment  

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As already mentioned, electricity is one of the energy inputs for hydrogen production; therefore, its generation cost, efficiency, and environmental impact become important parameters for environmentally benign a...

Ibrahim Dincer; Anand S. Joshi

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative assessment of alkali-reactive aggregate mineral content through XRD using polished sections as a supplementary tool to RILEM AAR-1 (petrographic method)  

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The mineral content of 5 aggregate samples from 4 different countries, including reactive and non-reactive aggregate types, was assessed quantitatively by X-ray diffraction (XRD) using polished sections. Additionally, electron probe microanalyzer (EPMA) mapping and cathodoluminescence (CL) were used to characterize the opal-CT identified in one of the aggregate samples. Critical review of results from polished sections against traditionally powdered specimen has demonstrated that for fine-grained rocks without preferred orientation the assessment of mineral content by XRD using polished sections may represent an advantage over traditional powder specimens. Comparison of data on mineral content and silica speciation with expansion data from PARTNER project confirmed that the presence of opal-CT plays an important role in the reactivity of one of the studied aggregates. Used as a complementary tool to RILEM AAR-1, the methodology suggested in this paper has the potential to improve the strength of the petrographic method.

Castro, Nelia, E-mail: nelia.castro@ntnu.no [Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Department of Geology and Mineral Resources Engineering, Sem Saelands vei 1, N-7491 Trondheim (Norway)] [Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Department of Geology and Mineral Resources Engineering, Sem Saelands vei 1, N-7491 Trondheim (Norway); Sorensen, Bjorn E. [Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Department of Geology and Mineral Resources Engineering, Sem Saelands vei 1, N-7491 Trondheim (Norway)] [Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Department of Geology and Mineral Resources Engineering, Sem Saelands vei 1, N-7491 Trondheim (Norway); Broekmans, Maarten A.T.M. [Geological Survey of Norway, Department of Industrial Minerals and Metals, PO Box 6315 Sluppen, N-7491 Trondheim (Norway)

2012-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Land-Use Analysis of Croplands for Sustainable Food and Energy Production in the United States  

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Sustainable Food and Energy Production in the United StatesSustainable Food and Energy Production in the United Statesquality of renewable energy production and then assessing

Zumkehr, Andrew Lee

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

Meg Holden

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bioenergy for Sustainable Development  

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

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

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Sustainability | The Ames Laboratory  

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

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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

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Active stewardship: sustainable future  

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

298

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

299

Psychology of Sustainable Development  

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

Milfont, Taciano Lemos

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ecosystems and Sustainable Development  

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

Tufford, Dan

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental Sustainability  

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

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Environmental Sustainability  

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

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Sustainablesta Sustainable  

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

Richner, Heinz

304

Despite increasing transportation related activities on rangelands globally, few tools exist for assessing and monitoring impacts of roads, road  

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and management but located far from roads and trails. No modification (careful of buried pipelines). See belowPenetrometer3 Qualitative assessment designed to capture how road is altering landscape hydrology where transect crosses road for later splitting of points on and off travel way. Gap intercept2 Collect

305

Combining sustainable development and economic attractiveness: towards an indicator of sustainable attractiveness  

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This article addresses the question of the attractiveness of a particular territory from the perspective of sustainable development. Attractiveness cannot be measured without an assessment of sustainable development because recent global economic and ecological crises mean territories still want to attract businesses, but governments are also responsible for responding to concerns about the well-being of citizens and the environment. Thus, in comparing measures of economic attractiveness and sustainable development, this study proposes an indicator of sustainable attractiveness.

Anne Musson

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainability Published December 2009  

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

Bandettini, Peter A.

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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  

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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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Interagency Sustainability Working Group  

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

309

Sustainable Manufacturing  

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reduction of 24 billion in cutting fluid costs Carbon equivalent (CO 2 eq) Lifecycle Energy Consumption Lifecycle consumption of a single CNC machine tool 782 tons CO 2 -eq...

310

Sustainable NREL  

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

None

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

Sustainable NREL  

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

None

2013-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

312

Sustainable Scientists  

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

Evan Mills

2009-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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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Software Tools RFI and SEE Action: AMO Technical Assistance Overview  

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- Plant Energy Profiler (PEP) - Process Heating Modeler Tool (PHMT)* - Pumping System Assessment Tool (PSAT) - Steam System Modeler Tool (SSMT) *Not yet completed 6 | Advanced...

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Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Sustainability Sustainability 300  

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

D'Orsogna, Maria Rita

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sustainability and u} Sustainability at the  

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

Webb, Peter

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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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Environmental Conservation 35 (3): 221231 2008 Foundation for Environmental Conservation doi:10.1017/S0376892908005043 Length-based assessment of sustainability benchmarks  

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-dollar fishing and tourism industries (NOAA [National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration] 2006). The reef Causeway, Miami, Florida 33149, USA 2 NOAA National Ocean Service Biogeography Branch, 1305 East West The sustainability of multispecies coral reef fisheries is a key conservation concern given their economic

Miami, University of

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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.

None

2011-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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COMFEN Early Design Tool for Commercial Facades and Fenestration Systems  

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COMFEN ­ Early Design Tool for Commercial Facades and Fenestration Systems Stephen Selkowitz Sustainable IQ, Inc. Building Technologies Department Environmental Energy Technologies Division CEC PIER

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Development Approaches for Sustainable Use of  

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

Richner, Heinz

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Sustainable Procurement Policy  

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

Burton, Geoffrey R.

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Achieving Sustainability Cindy Carlsson  

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

Minnesota, University of

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Sustainability Cal State Fullerton  

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

de Lijser, Peter

325

Cultivating Sustainable Coffee: Persistent Paradoxes  

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

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

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SUSTAINABILITY PRINCIPLES Harvard University is committed to developing and maintaining an environment that enhances human health  

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#12;#12;SUSTAINABILITY PRINCIPLES Harvard University is committed to developing and maintaining species. · · · Developing planning tools to enable comparative analysis of sustainability implications an environment that enhances human health and fosters a transition toward sustainability. Sustainability should

Paulsson, Johan

327

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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CESP Tool 4.1: Energy Data Calculation and Summary Tool  

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CESP Tool 4.1: Energy Data Calculation and Summary Tool from the Step 4: Assess the Current Energy Profile, Guide to Community Energy Strategic Planning.

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Multi-Metric Sustainability Analysis  

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A readily accessible framework that allows for evaluating impacts and comparing tradeoffs among factors in energy policy, expansion planning, and investment decision making is lacking. Recognizing this, the Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis (JISEA) funded an exploration of multi-metric sustainability analysis (MMSA) to provide energy decision makers with a means to make more comprehensive comparisons of energy technologies. The resulting MMSA tool lets decision makers simultaneously compare technologies and potential deployment locations.

Cowlin, S.; Heimiller, D.; Macknick, J.; Mann, M.; Pless, J.; Munoz, D.

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

Integration and decision support systems for energy policy management and comparative assessment studies  

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The paper investigates the problematique of decision support systems within the framework of energy policy management and comparative risk assessment studies. A number of models and associated software tools are presented and discussed with a view to using them for the energy dialogue process. Special aspects on energy indicators, and their role in sustainable development of energy systems are investigated. Recommendations include the use of such analytical tools as DSS etc. in the overall decision aiding process for energy mix selection.

Adrian V. Gheorghe

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Sustainability and Nanotechnology  

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

Barbara Karn; Omowunmi Sadik

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

"Leadership for Sustainable  

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

Saskatchewan, University of

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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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Operationalizing Anticipatory Governance: Steering Emerging Technologies Towards Sustainability  

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64. CTSI. (2009). "About Clean Technology." Retrieved 11/24,The case of clean technologies." Science Technology & HumanTechnology Assessment Clean Technology and Sustainable

Philbrick, Mark

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Inspiring a more sustainable world | GE Global Research  

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technical team focused on sustainability, including environmental life cycle assessment (LCA) of products and technologies. LCA is an internationally recognized methodology that...

336

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

337

NREL: Sustainable NREL - Webmaster  

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

338

Living a Sustainable Future  

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

339

Light Water Reactor Sustainability  

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

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Science Serving Sustainability  

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

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341

Sustainable Process Chemistry  

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

Robert Appell; Dinesh Gala; Yogesh S. Sanghvi

2011-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

342

Reframing social sustainability reporting: towards an engaged approach  

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

Padgham, Lin

343

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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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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Sustainable Scientists  

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

Mills, Evan

2008-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

346

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]

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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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Russell Ranch Sustainable Agriculture Facility Agricultural Sustainability Institute  

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

California at Davis, University of

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Indicator-based economic, environmental, and social sustainability assessment of a small gasification bioenergy system fuelled with food processing residues from the Mediterranean agro-industrial sector  

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Abstract Small-scale gasification systems coupled with internal combustion engines could be innovative alternatives for combined heat and power production when fuelled with agricultural residues, providing benefits related to both food processing waste management and sustainable agriculture. In the present study, an indicator-based estimation of sustainability was performed for a gasification-based bioenergy system considering not only economic but also environmental and social issues. The analysed scenario consisted of an installed capacity of 40 kWel, with an investment cost estimated to be approximately 1520 €/kWhel and a net profit up to 20,000 €/year. However, commercial success depends on instruments of reducing capital investment, such as subsidies, electricity feed-in tariffs, and biomass prices. Additional benefits such as low- or zero-cost feedstock and zero-cost biomass logistics suggest that small-scale gasification systems based on agricultural residues are likely to play an important role in future energy supplies for Mediterranean countries.

P. Manara; A. Zabaniotou

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Perceptual Video Quality Assessment Tool.  

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??Subjective video quality is a subjective characteristic of video quality. It is concerned with how a video is perceived by the viewer and designates his… (more)

Dhakal, Prabesh; Tiwari, Prabhat

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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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

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Sustainable Rangelands Roundtable Overview  

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

Wyoming, University of

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VISIONS FOR A SUSTAINABLE  

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

Riesenhuber, Maximilian

357

ASSET Minor Sustainable  

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

358

Sustainable Nanomaterials Workshop  

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

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Sustainable Nanomaterials Industry Perspective  

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

360

Sustainable Supply Chains  

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

Amiya K. Chakravarty

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainability Commitments Commitment  

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

Heller, Barbara

362

Total Sustainability Humber College  

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

Thompson, Michael

363

UC Sustainability Office Report  

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

Hickman, Mark

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Achieving Sustainability Cindy Carlsson  

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

Minnesota, University of

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Progress Report 2014 Sustainability  

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

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Office of Sustainability Support  

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

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Assessment  

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Assessment of the Surveillance Program of the High-Level Waste Storage Tanks at Hanford :.I LALI iE REJ 163 ROOM 1t 4 F77L. -77 .:earmn OfEeg Asitn Sertr fo niomn 4 z. r...

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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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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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Sustainable Acquisition Coding System | Department of Energy  

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

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Sustainable Building Contacts | Department of Energy  

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

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Interagency Sustainability Working Group | Department of Energy  

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

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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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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

375

Product sustainability: organisational considerations  

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

Martin Charter; Tom Clark

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Site Sustainability Plan An Authentic Commitment  

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in the Building Operations Control Center #12;Acronyms and Abbreviations AFV alternative fuel vehicles ASHRAE Water 13 Pollution Prevention 15 Sustainable Acquisition 19 Electronic Stewardship and Data Centers 20 Computational Sciences Facility DC Pro Data Center Profiler Software Tool Suite DHS U S Department of Homeland

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

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

William McDowall; Malcolm Eames

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

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...

379

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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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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Sustainable Event Management: Opportunities and Trends  

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is the product Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). This method is about studying the impact of the proposed products and materials before ordering them. The second method is Ecological Footprinting. This method suggests calculating the weight of CO2 used from... products. Eco-labeling, organic food, sustainable agriculture, and considering climate change are all significant practices to improving the overall sustainability of events. Environmentally friendly products are nowadays eco-labeled to make...

Almadani, Faisal S.

2012-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Biomarkers for Sustainable  

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

383

Cost Effective Sustainable Housing.  

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

Morton, Joshua

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable tourism in Russia.  

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

Khoroshavina, Sofya

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable Soil Remediation:  

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

Mark E. Hodson

386

2012 DOE Sustainability Awards  

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

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Sustainability, Ethics, and Aesthetics  

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

Moldavanova, Alisa

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Sustainability | Jefferson Lab  

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

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Sustainability Peer Educator Positions Position: Sustainability Peer Educator  

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

Boonstra, Rudy

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Sustainability Curriculum Models Sustainability Design Charrette Curriculum Workshop  

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

Zaferatos, Nicholas C.

391

Metrology for Sustainable Nanomaterials  

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

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Online assessment: a study of the validation and implementation of a formative online diagnostic tool in developmental mathematics for college students  

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This Research and Design (R&D) study models the methodology necessary to replicate an online assessment instrument designed to assess student skills and facets of thought while understanding Multiple Meanings and Models of Fractions (MUL) in college...

Kadhi, TauGamba

2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

393

Software Tools  

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AMO’s tools help manufacturers increase industrial energy efficiency at the plant-level and in specific systems. Learn step-by-step ways to identify opportunities, monitor progress, and improve efficiency in any facility. Some tools help facilities implement an energy management system and prepare to become ISO 50001 and Superior Energy Performance certified.

394

Architecture, Engineering and Construction Sustainability Report Biannual Sustainability Report  

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

Kamat, Vineet R.

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DOE Sustainability SPOtlight: Special Edition 2013 DOE Sustainability Awards  

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

396

STRATEGIC FOCUS: Sustainable Systems  

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

397

Introduction. Sustainable agriculture  

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

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

SUSTAINABILITY New Perspectives  

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

Edwards, Paul N.

399

UC Sustainability Office Report  

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

Hickman, Mark

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Sustainability and Horticulture  

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

Weiblen, George D

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BERKSHIRE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SUSTAINABILITY  

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

Kammen, Daniel M.

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SUSTAINABILITY WHO CAN APPLY  

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

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Sustainability Bulletin Clothing Collection  

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

Kidd, William S. F.

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Sustainability Masters Programmes  

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

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WINTER 2014 Sustainability and  

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

Stephens, Graeme L.

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Final Report Sustainability at  

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

Escher, Christine

407

Sustainability Initiative Executive Summary  

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

Sheridan, Jennifer

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Social Sustainability: Geography 446  

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

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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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Assessment of the effectiveness of the advanced programmatic risk analysis and management model (apram) as a decision support tool for construction projects  

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Construction projects are complicated and fraught with so many risks that many projects are unable to meet pre-defined project objectives. Managers of construction projects require decision support tools that can be used to identify, analyze...

Imbeah, William Kweku Ansah

2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

411

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]

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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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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

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February 22, 2010 Shifting from the Economics of Obesity to Sustainable Energy  

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in Vermont, California and New York. Learning from others and offering new tools for energy sustainabilityPrint February 22, 2010 Shifting from the Economics of Obesity to Sustainable Energy The Potential for Clean Energy, Low-Carbon Gains through a 'Sustainable Energy Utility.' by John Byrne, Francis Hodsoll

Delaware, University of

415

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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Practical appraisal of sustainable development-Methodologies for sustainability measurement at settlement level  

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This paper investigates the relationships between settlement size, functionality, geographic location and sustainable development. Analysis was carried out on a sample of 79 Irish settlements, located in three regional clusters. Two methods were selected to model the level of sustainability achieved in settlements, namely, Metabolism Accounting and Modelling of Material and Energy Flows (MA) and Sustainable Development Index Modelling. MA is a systematic assessment of the flows and stocks of material within a system defined in space and time. The metabolism of most settlements is essentially linear, with resources flowing through the urban system. The objective of this research on material and energy flows was to provide information that might aid in the development of a more circular pattern of urban metabolism, vital to sustainable development. In addition to MA, a set of forty indicators were identified and developed. These target important aspects of sustainable development: transport, environmental quality, equity and quality of life issues. Sustainability indices were derived through aggregation of indicators to measure dimensions of sustainable development. Similar relationships between settlement attributes and sustainability were found following both methods, and these were subsequently integrated to provide a single measure. Analysis identified those attributes of settlements preventing, impeding or promoting progress towards sustainability.

Moles, Richard; Foley, Walter; Morrissey, John; O'Regan, Bernadette, E-mail: Bernadette.oregan@ul.ie

2008-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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

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Sustainable Supply Chain Networks Sustainable Cities  

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

Nagurney, Anna

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Design of Sustainable Supply Chains Sustainable Cities  

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

Nagurney, Anna

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Prioritization Tool  

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BTO has developed the Prioritization Tool to provide analytical support for its programmatic decision-making and to further accelerate the transformation of the U.S. building energy efficiency sector.

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Paulina Jaramillo, Ph.D. Executive Director, RenewElec Project  

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assessment (LCA), LCA tool development, sustainability engineering, environmental management decision tools assessment (LCA), LCA tool development, sustainability engineering, environmental management decision tools

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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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Assessment of the viability and sustainability of an integrated waste management system for the city of Campinas (Brazil), by means of ecological cost accounting  

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Abstract The population growth of cities increases the generation of construction building waste (CBW) and wastewater and, respectively, their environmental impacts. The present study shows a new technology to manage of the sewage and construction wastes from Campinas city, Brazil, based on the ecological cost accounting theory. In this way, the treatment of the crude sewage from Anhumas Wastewater Treatment Plant was made by decantation using the construction building waste. The organic amendment was obtained from the decanted sludge, which has been used in the recovery of a poor soil. From the supernatant liquid was obtained the reusing water, which has been tested in irrigation process. The efficiencies of the organic amendment and reusing water have been assessed by the quantity of the germinated bean seeds on the poor soil. Results show that the best condition to organic amendment production was the one in which a total soil layer of 2 cm and 100 mL/L of CBW were used, which yielded a gain in soil fertility of 11.11%. It was verified that 85% of bean seeds have been germinated on soil, when it irrigated these seeds with the reusing water, being 6% larger than control water. All parameters of lower water quality were reduced above of 90%, keeping the water in according to Brazilian standards. The cost evaluation of reusing water and organic amendment production shows a saving of US$ 81.1 million, indicating the social, ecological and economical viabilities of the new technology developed and demonstrated in this work. In that sense, this work provided a possible environmental solver based on the ecological cost accounting theory for the city of Campinas, Brazil.

Kely Cristina Passarini; Maria Aparecida Pereira; Thiago Michel de Brito Farias; Felipe Araújo Calarge; Carlos Curvelo Santana

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CESP Tool 4.2: SWOT Worksheet  

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CESP Tool 4.2: SWOT Worksheet from Step 4: Assess the Current Energy Profile, Guide to Community Energy Strategic Planning.

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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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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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Sustainable development of bioenergy sector: an integrated methodological framework  

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Climate change and sustainable development are interrelated issues, which are of vital importance to government policy and corporate decision makers. The sustainability evaluation of a biomass-based technology with consideration of stakeholder interests can provide a foundation for implementing energy and environmental policies. This study aims to develop an integrated and structured methodological framework for analysing biofuel systems in pursuit of sustainable large scale production. The integrated assessment framework can assist to formulate integrative and transparent policies for sustainable biomass certification. The proposed framework uses first the analytic hierarchy process (AHP) to aid in extracting knowledge and judgments from stakeholders. AHP determines the critical criteria and indicators representing conflicting stakeholders' interests which can be incorporated in creating a dynamic system model for landscape-scale bioenergy modelling and assessment. An integrated AHP and system dynamics approach is currently being applied to assess the sustainable development of forest bioenergy sector in Maine, USA.

Anthony Halog

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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JSC Sustainability Engagement Strategy  

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

Peterson, L.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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]

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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

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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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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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Identify Institutional Change Rules, Roles, and Tools Constituting Context  

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

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

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Metrics for Sustainable Manufacturing  

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

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

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Developing Alaskan Sustainable Housing  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

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

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Cooperation on Sustainability Standards  

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

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

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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...

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Sustainability | Argonne National Laboratory  

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

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Sustainability | Department of Energy  

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

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Designing Resilient, Sustainable Systems  

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

Joseph Fiksel

2003-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of Sustainable Supply Chains for Sustainable Cities Anna Nagurney  

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

Nagurney, Anna

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QuickPEP Tool Demonstration | Department of Energy  

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

26, 2009) More Documents & Publications AMO Software Tools Industrial Energy Efficiency Assessments Chrysler: Save Energy Now Assessment Enables a Vehicle Assembly Complex...

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Risk Assessment Models and Contamination Management: Implications for Broad-Range Ribosomal DNA PCR as a Diagnostic Tool in Medical Bacteriology  

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...Contamination Management: Implications...alternative approaches (3). 16S...within the life sciences in the late...through careful management of the working...risk assessment approach. FIG. 1...angiomatosis. An approach to the identification...contamination management: implications...

B. Cherie Millar; Jiru Xu; John E. Moore

2002-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sediment management in sustainable urban drainage system ponds  

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Sediment management in sustainable urban drainage system ponds K.V. Heal*, D.A. Hepburn** and R.lunn@strath.ac.uk) Abstract Since removal and disposal of sustainable urban drainage system (SUDS) sediment can incur high maintenance costs, assessments of sediment volumes, quality and frequency of removal are required. Sediment

Heal, Kate

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

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

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A window on urban sustainability  

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Sustainable urban development requires the integration of environmental interests in urban planning. Although various methods of environmental assessment have been developed, plan outcomes are often disappointing due to the complex nature of decision-making in urban planning, which takes place in multiple arenas within multiple policy networks involving diverse stakeholders. We argue that the concept of ‘decision windows’ can structure this seemingly chaotic chain of interrelated decisions. First, explicitly considering the dynamics of the decision-making process, we further conceptualized decision windows as moments in an intricate web of substantively connected deliberative processes where issues are reframed within a decision-making arena, and interests may be linked within and across arenas. Adopting this perspective in two case studies, we then explored how decision windows arise, which factors determine their effectiveness and how their occurrence can be influenced so as to arrive at more sustainable solutions. We conclude that the integration of environmental interests in urban planning is highly dependent on the ability of the professionals involved to recognize and manipulate decision windows. Finally, we explore how decision windows may be opened. -- Highlights: • Decision-making about sustainable urban development occurs in networks. • The concept of ‘decision windows’ was further elaborated. • Decision windows help understand how environmental interests enter decision-making. • Decision windows can, to some extent, be influenced.

Stigt, Rien van, E-mail: rien.vanstigt@hu.nl [Research Center for Technology and Innovation, Utrecht University of Applied Sciences, P.O. Box 182, 3500 AD Utrecht (Netherlands); Driessen, Peter P.J., E-mail: p.driessen@uu.nl [Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University, P.O. Box 80.115, 3508 TC Utrecht (Netherlands); Spit, Tejo J.M., E-mail: T.J.M.Spit@uu.nl [Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning, Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University, P.O. Box 80.115, 3508 TC Utrecht (Netherlands)

2013-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Marginal Abatement Cost Tool (MACTool) | Open Energy Information  

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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

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Analytic tools for information warfare  

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Information warfare and system surety (tradeoffs between system functionality, security, safety, reliability, cost, usability) have many mechanisms in common. Sandia`s experience has shown that an information system must be assessed from a {ital system} perspective in order to adequately identify and mitigate the risks present in the system. While some tools are available to help in this work, the process is largely manual. An integrated, extensible set of assessment tools would help the surety analyst. This paper describes one approach to surety assessment used at Sandia, identifies the difficulties in this process, and proposes a set of features desirable in an automated environment to support this process.

Vandewart, R.L.; Craft, R.L.

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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WWU Sustainability Curriculum Design Charrette  

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

Zaferatos, Nicholas C.

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High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Guidance | Department...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

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

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Bioenergy for Sustainable Development | Department of Energy  

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

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

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Energy Efficiency Market Sustainable Business Planning | Department...  

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

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2012 DOE Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan | Department...  

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DOE Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan 2012 DOE Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan The 2012 DOE Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan embodies DOE's...

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Institutional Change for Sustainability Contacts | Department...  

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Institutional Change for Sustainability Contacts Institutional Change for Sustainability Contacts For more information about institutional change for sustainability, contact: Jerry...

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Department of Energy 2014 Sustainability Awards Information ...  

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2014 Sustainability Awards Information Department of Energy 2014 Sustainability Awards Information Document describes the Department of Energy's 2014 Sustainability Awards...

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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

459

Is humanity sustainable?  

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...size, CO2 production, energy use, biomass consumption...Humans| Is humanity sustainable? | The principles and...CO(2) production, energy use, biomass consumption...Resources Ecosystem Energy-Generating Resources...November 2003 Is humanity sustainable? Charles W. Fowler1...

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainability at BPA 2012  

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

none,

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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461

Measuring Energy Sustainability  

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20 Measuring Energy Sustainability David L. Greene Abstract For the purpose of measurement, energy here is only meaningful when placed in a broader context. Still, measuring energy sustainability in relation to measures of ultimate resources, and because conflicts between fossil energy use

462

The Evolution of Sustainable Personal Vehicles  

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energy resource conversion (NREL, 2004). Sustainable Vehicle Energy StorageEnergy, Fuel, & Vehicle Technologies.41 Introduction41 Sustainable Energy Resources..42 Sustainable Vehicle Energy Storage..43 Sustainable

Jungers, Bryan D

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

University of Oxford Environmental Sustainability Policy 2008  

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water) drains and sewers. SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS ­ The University of Oxford Sustainable Buildings Policy is to build environmentally sustainable buildings, and embed sustainable building best practice

Melham, Tom

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Tag: Sustainability | Y-12 National Security Complex  

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Sustainability Tag: Sustainability Displaying 1 - 9 of 9... Category: About NNSA announces 2014 sustainability awards NNSA has awarded six 2014 Sustainability Awards for innovation...

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Engineering for sustainable development for bio-diesel production  

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, 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...

Narayanan, Divya

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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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

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

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

Hickman, Mark

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

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

Hickman, Mark

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Architecture, Engineering and Construction Sustainability Report Biannual Sustainability Report  

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

Kamat, Vineet R.

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SSST Module Slide 1: Hello, and welcome to this introduction on the Steam System Tool Suite.  

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the Steam System Scoping Tool, the Steam System Assessment Tool, and the 3E Plus Insulation Tool: When assessing the condition of your steam system the first tool you should use is the scoping toolSSST Module 9/30/2009 Slide 1: Hello, and welcome to this introduction on the Steam System Tool

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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Developing sustainable food supply chains  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...unavailable, and oil palm estate and cooperative schemes...value from (more) sustainable production, especially...being developed by the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative...achieve separately (Sustainable Food Laboratory 2005...businesses focus on making a real difference and often...

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CLEMSON UNIVERSITY Sustainability Action Plan  

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.......................................................................... 8 Action Steps for Sustainability Education, Culture, and Leadership CLEMSON UNIVERSITY Sustainability Action Plan Submitted by the President's Commission on Sustainability, August 1, 2011 Version 1.0.9 #12; 1 Table of Contents President

Duchowski, Andrew T.

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SUSTAINABILITY AND FOOD Anthropology Professors  

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

Holliday, Vance T.

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CONCRETE PAVING & TEXTURING FOR SUSTAINABILITY  

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

Minnesota, University of

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Campus Sustainability Goals Energy & Climate  

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

Jacobs, Lucia

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Food security and sustainable intensification  

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...should be produced using sustainable intensification (SI...nutrition. food security|sustainable intensification|biodiversity...diets are deficient in energy, about the same number suffer the diseases of energy surplus, whereas...more environmentally sustainable methods of farming...

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

Market Responses to the Sustainability and Energy Performance of Commercial Property  

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Energy consumption within commercial property is associated with ... Incorporating an assessment of the sustainable use of energy into property valuation and investment appraisals is ... and certification in the ...

A. T. Parkinson; A. J. Cooke

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

479

Requirements and Issues with Implementing SEA as a Sustainable Development Instrument in Ukraine  

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This chapter aims to discuss the requirements and issues associated with the implementation of Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) as an instrument for sustainable development in Ukraine

Dmytro Palekhov; Michael Schmidt

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

480

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

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481

Education for a Sustainable Future  

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Sustainability education is so important that the United Nations declared the years 2005 through 2014 the “Decade of Education for Sustainable Development”. ... ConfChem Conference on Educating the Next Generation: Green and Sustainable Chemistry—Solar Energy: A Chemistry Course on Sustainability for General Science Education and Quantitative Reasoning ... ConfChem Conference on Educating the Next Generation: Green and Sustainable Chemistry—Solar Energy: A Chemistry Course on Sustainability for General Science Education and Quantitative Reasoning ...

Mary M. Kirchhoff

2010-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

482

Assessing the environmental sustainability of biofuels  

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Biosolids, such as woodpellets or forestry waste, and biogas, produced by anaerobic 44 digestion of biomass, are used primarily for electricity generation and heating, whereas 45 liquid biofuels provide drop-in fuels that can be used directly... /supply have led to preferred practices. 49 Interestingly, within the EU, the current laws controlling the production and use of liquid 50 biofuels are more stringent than for solid biomass and biogas. Liquid biofuels are regulated 51 both by the EU Fuel...

Kazamia, Elena; Smith, Alison G.

2014-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

483

SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY CAMPUS SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT  

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gas (GHG) emissions intensity from campus buildings; (3) E-5: GHG emissions intensity from commuting. Targets have not been set for E-5, GHG emissions from commuting transport. Table 1 Summary of Results NO. INDICATOR RESULT SHORT-TERM BENCHMARK LONG-TERM GOAL E-3 Local Energy Sources 0% Not met Not met E-4 GHG

484

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

485

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

486

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...

487

NREL: Sustainable NREL Home Page  

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Energy Laboratory. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a leader in sustainability. The lab's sustainability practices are fully integrated into the campus and...

488

Fermilab | Sustainability | Nature/Ecology  

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Phone Book Fermilab at Work Search Search Go Skip over navigation to main content Sustainability Nature and Ecology Sustainability Tips Electronics Stewardship Energy and Water...

489

TNA Data Collection Tool | Department of Energy  

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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

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Sustainable BioMaterials Fall/Spring Semester Sustainable Enterprise, Sustainable Residential Structures,  

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in the concepts of sustainability, decisions related to developing green business of sustainability and the basis for decisions made related to green building-requisites. Sustainable Nature-based Enterprises (SBIO 3004) This green business class is recommended

Buehrer, R. Michael

491

Modeling Individual Choices for Sustainable Mobility: Understanding the Role of the Environment  

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Modeling Individual Choices for Sustainable Mobility: Understanding the Role of the Environment to assessing the role of the environment in individual decisions for sustainable mobility. Many studies related with sustainable mobility have attempted to incorporate the role of environment in individual choices through

Bustamante, Fabián E.

492

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

493

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

494

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

495

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

496

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

497

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

498

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

499

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

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

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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