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ASEAN-GIZ Regional Environmentally Sustainable Cities Programme - RESCP |  

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ASEAN-GIZ Regional Environmentally Sustainable Cities Programme - RESCP ASEAN-GIZ Regional Environmentally Sustainable Cities Programme - RESCP Jump to: navigation, search Logo: ASEAN-Regional Environmentally Sustainable Cities Programme - RESCP Name ASEAN-Regional Environmentally Sustainable Cities Programme - RESCP Agency/Company /Organization GTZ Partner GTZ Sector Energy Website http://www.gtz.de/en/themen/um Program Start 2007 Program End 2012 Country Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam UN Region South-Eastern Asia References GTZ Transport & Climate Change Website[1] GTZ is working with ASEAN countries on the project with the following objective:"Clean air policies are developed by and implemented in ASEAN member countries, thereby contributing to improving the livelihoods of

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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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ASEAN-GIZ Regional Environmentally Sustainable Cities Programme...  

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Country Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam UN Region South-Eastern Asia References GTZ Transport & Climate Change...

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NREL: Sustainable NREL - Environmental Stewardship  

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

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Office of Environmental Protection, Sustainability Support &...  

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

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Environmental Sustainability Stories  

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Stories community-environmentassetsimagesiconearthday.jpg Environmental Stories Our environmental stewardship commitment: we will cleanup the past, minimize impacts for...

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Environmental Sustainability & Green Energy  

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

Sinnamon, Gordon J.

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Office of Environmental Protection, Sustainability Support &...  

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HSS Logo Welcome to the Office of Environmental Protection, Sustainability Support & Corporate Safety Analysis Sustainability Support Provides the understanding and implementation...

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Office of Environmental Protection, Sustainability Support &...  

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Mission and Functions of the Office of Environmental Protection, Sustainability Support & Corporate Safety Analysis (HS-20) Direct Report to the Deputy Chief for Mission Support...

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Region 9: Pacific Rim Region, Regional Sustainability Plan  

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REGION 9: PACIFIC RIM REGION REGION 9: PACIFIC RIM REGION Regional Sustainability Plan Presented by Ruth Cox Region 9 Regional Administrator Federal Utility Partnership Working Group (FUPWG) May 22 nd , 2013 REGION 9 INFORMATION MANAGE Federal space  36 million RSF in Region Nine * 173 owned buildings, 955 leased buildings * 100,000 Federal workers housed DESIGN & CONSTRUCT new Federal buildings $1.4 billion in FY12 capital construction projects $318 million in FY13 - Los Angeles Courthouse project PROVIDE PROCUREMENT LEADERSHIP across the Federal government  $1.24 billion in total GSA Schedule sales in FY12  $468 million to small businesses  34,000 fleet vehicles, 53% of which are Alternative Fuel Vehicles Pacific Rim Profile - CA, AZ, NV, HI

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Software-based tool path evaluation for environmental sustainability  

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

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

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Intelligent manufacturing and environmental sustainability  

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

William F. Gaughran; Stephen Burke; Patrick Phelan

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Agenda, DOE Environmental Sustainability Network (ESN), Monthly...  

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AGENDA DOE Environmental Sustainability Network (ESN) MONTHLY CONFERENCE CALL Thursday, January 21, 2010 11:00 - 12:30 Eastern Call-in Number: 1 (218) 862-6420 Participant Code:...

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Agenda, DOE Environmental Sustainability Network (ESN), Monthly...  

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HS-22 OTIS Environmental Compliance Jerry DiCerbo, HS-22 11:45 - 12:00 Sustainability Reporting PPTRS Update Corey Buffo, HS-22 EMS Update Corey Buffo, HS-22...

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Agenda, DOE Environmental Sustainability Network (ESN), Monthly...  

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Attendance Beverly Whitehead, HS-22 11:05 - 11:15 New DOE Energy and Environmental Sustainability Order Jane Powers, HS-22 11:15 - 11:25 Executive Order 13514 Update Josh...

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Agenda, DOE Environmental Sustainability Network (ESN), Monthly...  

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EFCOGDOE CSLM Workshop Jane Powers, HS-22 11:25 - 11:35 2010 DOE Environmental Sustainability WorkshopEStar Awards Ceremony Beverly Whitehead, HS-22 11:35 - 11:50 LEED 2009 EB...

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2008 Environmental Sustainability Network Conference Call Notes  

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Page 1 of 5 DOE Environmental Sustainability Network (ESN) January 2008 Conference Call 17 January 2008 1. DOE Order 450.1A Update - Jane Powers, 202 586 7301,...

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Information systems innovation for environmental sustainability  

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Human life is dependent upon the natural environment, which, most would agree, is rapidly degrading. Business enterprises are a dominant form of social organization and contribute to the worsening, and enhancement, of the natural environment. Scholars ... Keywords: belief-action-outcome (bao) framework, environment, environmental management system, green, information system, innovation, organization, sustainability

Nigel P. Melville

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Governance for Sustainable Development in the Arab Region | Open Energy  

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Sustainable Development in the Arab Region Sustainable Development in the Arab Region Jump to: navigation, search Name Governance for Sustainable Development in the Arab Region: Institutions and Instruments for Moving Beyond an Environmental Management Culture Agency/Company /Organization United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia Sector Energy Focus Area Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Buildings, Industry, Transportation Topics Finance, Implementation, Policies/deployment programs Resource Type Guide/manual Website http://www.escwa.un.org/inform Country Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen Western Asia, Northern Africa, Western Asia, Western Asia, Western Asia, Western Asia, Western Asia, Western Asia, Western Asia, Northern Africa, Western Asia, Western Asia, Western Asia

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Office of Environmental Protection, Sustainability Support & Corporate  

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Environmental Environmental Protection, Sustainability Support & Corporate Safety Analysis Office of Environmental Protection, Sustainability Support & Corporate Safety Analysis Mission The Office of Environmental, Sustainability and Operational Analysis establishes environmental protection requirements and expectations for the Department to ensure protection of workers and the public and protection of the environment from the hazards associated with all Department operations. The Office provides assistance to field elements in implementation of policy and resolving environmental protection issues. The Office manages and promotes mission support programs and provides analysis of Department of Energy (DOE)-wide performance in protecting the public, the workers and the environment while performing the missions of

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DOE Environmental Sustainability Award to Three from APS  

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2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 2000 Subscribe to APS News rss feed DOE Environmental Sustainability Award to Three from APS DECEMBER 18, 2009 Bookmark and Share At the presentation...

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Bioenergy Sustainability at the Regional Scale  

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To meet national goals for biofuels production, there are going to be large increases in acreage planted to dedicated biofuels crops. These acreages may be in perennial grasses, annual crops, short rotation woody crops, or other types of vegetation and may involve use of existing cropland, marginal lands, abandoned lands or conversion of forest land. The establishment of bioenergy crops will affect ecological processes and their interactions and thus have an influence on ecosystem services provided by the lands on which these crops are grown. The regional-scale effects of bioenergy choices on ecosystem services need special attention because they often have been neglected yet can affect the ecological, social and economic aspects of sustainability. A regional-scale perspective provides the opportunity to make more informed choices about crop selection and management, particularly with regard to water quality and quantity issues, and also about other aspects of ecological, social, and economic sustainability. We give special attention to cellulosic feedstocks because of the opportunities they provide. Adopting an adaptive management approach for biofuels feedstock production planning will be possible to a certain extent if there is adequate monitoring data on the effects of changes in land use. Effects on water resources are used as an example and existing understanding of water resource effects are analyzed in detail. Current results indicate that there may be water quality improvements coupled with some decreases in available water for downstream uses.

Kline, Keith L [ORNL; Dale, Virginia H [ORNL; Mulholland, Patrick J [ORNL; Lowrance, Richard [USDA-ARS Southeast Watershed Research Laboratory, Tifton, Georgia; Robertson, G. Phillip [W.K. Kellogg Biological Station and Great Lakes Bioenergy Research

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bioenergy Sustainability at the Regional Scale2 In press with Ecology and Society as an Insight Article5  

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1 Bioenergy Sustainability at the Regional Scale2 3 4 In press with Ecology and Society Mulholland1 , G. Philip Robertson3 8 9 10 1 Center for Bioenergy Sustainability, Environmental Sciences by the UT-Battelle, LLC, for DOE under contract DE-AC05-00OR22725.32 33 #12;Bioenergy Sustainability

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

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

Kasioumi, Eirini

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2010 DOE Environmental Sustainability Workshop/EStar Awards Ceremony...  

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(HS-1) Andrew Lawrence (HS-20) NNSA and Site Representatives DOE Environmental Sustainability Workshop EStar Awards Ceremony Friday, October 8, 2010 - 8:00 am - 1:00 pm DOE...

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2009 DOE Environmental Sustainability Workshop/EStar Awards Ceremony...  

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DOE Environmental Sustainability WorkshopEStar Awards Ceremony Friday, June 19, 2009 - 8:00 am - 3:00 pm DOE Forrestal Building, Room 1E-245 WORKSHOP AGENDA Title Time...

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Agenda, DOE Environmental Sustainability Network (ESN), Monthly...  

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Sustainability Assistance Network (SAN) Monthly Conference Call Thursday, December 16, 2010 11:00 am - 12:30 pm (EST) Dial-in U.S. Toll: 303-248-0285 Access Code: 5863657 Web Login...

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Agenda, DOE Environmental Sustainability Network (ESN), Monthly...  

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Sustainability Assistance Network (SAN) Monthly Conference Call Thursday, January 17, 2013 11:00 am - 12:30 pm (ET) Dial-in U.S. Toll: 303-248-0285 Access Code: 5863657 Web Login...

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Agenda, DOE Environmental Sustainability Network (ESN), Monthly...  

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Sustainability Assistance Network (SAN) Monthly Conference Call Thursday, November 18, 2010 11:00 am - 12:30 pm (EST) Dial-in U.S. Toll: 303-248-0285 Access Code: 5863657 Web Login...

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Agenda, DOE Environmental Sustainability Network (ESN), Monthly...  

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Stirling, HS-22 Green Remediation Update Jerry DiCerbo, HS-22 11:45 - 12:00 Sustainability Reporting 2010 Data Call Corey Buffo, HS-22 EMS Reporting for FY 2010...

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Agenda, DOE Environmental Sustainability Network (ESN), Monthly...  

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Sustainability Assistance Network (SAN) Monthly Conference Call Thursday, May 17, 2012 11:00 am - 12:30 pm (ET) Dial-in U.S. Toll: 303-248-0285 Access Code: 5863657 Web Login...

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Indicators to support environmental sustainability of bioenergy systems  

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Indicators are needed to assess environmental sustainability of bioenergy systems. Effective indicators will help in the quantification of benefits and costs of bioenergy options and resource uses. We identify 19 measurable indicators for soil quality, water quality and quantity, greenhouse gases, biodiversity, air quality, and productivity, building on existing knowledge and on national and international programs that are seeking ways to assess sustainable bioenergy. Together, this suite of indicators is hypothesized to reflect major environmental effects of diverse feedstocks, management practices, and post-production processes. The importance of each indicator is identified. Future research relating to this indicator suite is discussed, including field testing, target establishment, and application to particular bioenergy systems. Coupled with such efforts, we envision that this indicator suite can serve as a basis for the practical evaluation of environmental sustainability in a variety of bioenergy systems.

Dale, Virginia H [ORNL; Baskaran, Latha Malar [ORNL; Downing, Mark [ORNL; Eaton, Laurence M [ORNL; McBride, Allen [ORNL; Efroymson, Rebecca Ann [ORNL; Garten Jr, Charles T [ORNL; Kline, Keith L [ORNL; Jager, Yetta [ORNL; Mulholland, Patrick J [ORNL; Parish, Esther S [ORNL; Schweizer, Peter E [ORNL; Storey, John Morse [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bridge to a sustainable future: National environmental technology strategy  

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For the past two years the Administration has sought the views of Congress, the states, communities, industry, academia, nongovernmental organizations, and interested citizens on ways to spur the development and use of a new generation of environmental technologies. This document represents the views of thousands of individuals who participated in events around the country to help craft a national environmental technology strategy that will put us on the path to sustainable development.

NONE

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental indicators of biofuel sustainability: What about context?  

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Indicators of the environmental sustainability of biofuel production, distribution, and use should be selected, measured, and interpreted with respect to the context in which they are used. These indicators include measures of soil quality, water quality and quantity, greenhouse-gas emissions, biodiversity, air quality, and vegetation productivity. Contextual considerations include the purpose for the sustainability analysis, the particular biofuel production and distribution system (including supply chain, management aspects, and system viability), policy conditions, stakeholder values, location, temporal influences, spatial scale, baselines, and reference scenarios. Recommendations presented in this paper include formulating the problem for particular analyses, selecting appropriate context-specific indicators of environmental sustainability, and developing indicators that can reflect multiple environmental properties at low cost within a defined context. In addition, contextual considerations such as technical objectives, varying values and perspectives of stakeholder groups, and availability and reliability of data need to be understood and considered. Sustainability indicators for biofuels are most useful if adequate historical data are available, information can be collected at appropriate spatial and temporal scales, organizations are committed to use indicator information in the decision-making process, and indicators can effectively guide behavior toward more sustainable practices.

Efroymson, Rebecca Ann [ORNL; Dale, Virginia H [ORNL; Kline, Keith L [ORNL; McBride, Allen [ORNL; Bielicki, Jeffrey M [ORNL; Smith, Raymond [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Parish, Esther S [ORNL; Schweizer, Peter E [ORNL; Shaw, Denice [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Coal Mine Safety on Environmental Sustainability Based on Behavior Science  

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Safety is one of the key problems people concern about most not only at present but also in the future. Currently there are many hidden troubles threatening safety. Particularly, the safety problems in coal mines are very serious and in great need of ... Keywords: coal mine safety, environmental sustainability, Behavior Science, positive behavior, negative behavior, incentive system

Xinjuan Li

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy for Sustainable Development: Perspectives from the Arab Region  

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Energy for Sustainable Development: Perspectives from the Arab Region Dr. Eng. A. Basel Al for West Asia Regional Collaboration workshop on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Technology April 26-30, 2004 ­ Beirut, Lebanon INTRODUCTION: Energy plays a central role in determining the form and rate

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Solar energy solutions for an environmentally sustainable world  

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The United Nations Conference of Environment and Development has focused the world's attention on the complex relationship between the environment and economic development. The essence of this relationship, and the emerging theme of UNCED, is the concept of sustainability. Sustainable economic development improves quality of life and raises standards of living by using the Earth's resources in a way that ensures that they are continually renewed, and will continue to support future generations. This is the subject of this report. While energy resources are essential to economic development, the authors current patterns of energy use are not sustainable. Reliance on fossil fuels, nuclear energy, and large-scale hydroelectric projects has contributed to serious environmental problems, including atmospheric pollution, loss of land productivity, loss of biological diversity, ocean and fresh water pollution, and hazardous waste generation. Thus, if they are to achieve sustainability in their patterns of energy consumption, it is imperative that they bring about a rapid and widespread transition to the utilization of environmentally sound energy sources and technologies. Solar energy technologies are environmentally sound, socially beneficial, and economically practical. They have been proven in a wide variety of applications around the world. The barriers to the widespread implementation of solar technologies are no longer technical, but rather social, economic, and political. These barriers can and must be removed.

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1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Promoting environmental sustainability via an expert elicitation process  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Environmental sustainability (ES) planning was applied to the 981-mile, commercially navigable Ohio River. Navigation improvement needs were identified within the broad study along with actions to restore aquatic and riparian ecological resources to a higher state of sustainability. The actions were identified via an Expert Elicitation Process (EEP) involving aquatic and riparian/terrestrial experts knowledgeable of Ohio River resources. The received information was synthesized into goals for the selected resources (Valued Ecosystem Components - or VECs), actions or measures to attain the goals, and monitoring to evaluate conditions. Finally, 26 types of ES actions were identified and classified into three ES alternatives. These alternatives were then evaluated relative to key decision criteria, and such evaluations, based on pertinent decision criteria, were also conducted for four navigation improvement alternatives. Finally, the best combination of ES and navigation alternatives was identified. The key lessons derived from this use of EEP were that: (1) EEP can support the preliminary identification of ES measures; however, more detailed study of specific designs and cost evaluations will be necessary; (2) the method promotes collaboration between key scientists and policymakers from governmental agencies and private sectors, and such collaboration will ultimately provide the foundation for implementation of sustainability actions; and (3) an effective EEP does not occur by accident, it requires careful planning, implementation, and documentation. - Research Highlights: > Use of an Expert Elicitation Process (EEP) is demonstrated in this study. > EEP was used to identify Environmental Sustainability (ES) needs for the Ohio River. > EEP helped develop consensus among resource experts on ES needs. > EEP promotes collaboration to identify and contribute to common resource goals. > EEP may be used in assessing cumulative effects and formulating restoration plans.

Swor, Tom, E-mail: tomswor@ardmore.net [Nashville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville, TN (United States); Canter, Larry [University of Oklahoma (United States); Principal, Environmental Impact Training, Horseshoe Bay, TX (United States)

2011-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainability Goals  

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

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Regional Environmental Prediction Over the Pacific Northwest  

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This paper examines the potential of regional environmental prediction by focusing on the local forecasting effort in the Pacific Northwest. A consortium of federal, state, and local agencies have funded the development and operation of a ...

Clifford F. Mass; Mark Albright; David Ovens; Richard Steed; Mark MacIver; Eric Grimit; Tony Eckel; Brian Lamb; Joseph Vaughan; Kenneth Westrick; Pascal Storck; Brad Colman; Chris Hill; Naydene Maykut; Mike Gilroy; Sue A. Ferguson; Joseph Yetter; John M. Sierchio; Clint Bowman; Richard Stender; Robert Wilson; William Brown

2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental impacts and sustainability of degraded water reuse  

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Greater urban demand for finite water resources to meet domestic, agricultural, industrial, and recreational needs; increased frequency of drought resulting from erratic weather; and continued degradation of available water resources from point and nonpoint sources of pollution have focused attention on the reuse of degraded waters as a potential water source. However, short- and long-term detrimental environmental impacts and sustainability of degraded water reuse are not well known or understood. These concerns led to the organization of the 2007 ASA-CSSA-SSSA Symposium entitled Environmental Impacts and Sustainability of Degraded Water Reuse. Out of this symposium came a special collection of 4 review papers and 12 technical research papers focusing on various issues associated with the reuse of agricultural drainage water, well water generated in the production of natural gas from coalbeds, municipal wastewater and biosolids, wastewater from confined animal operations, urban runoff, and food-processing wastewater. Overviews of the papers, gaps in knowledge, and future research directions are presented. The future prognosis of degraded water reuse is promising, provided close attention is paid to managing constituents that pose short- and long-term threats to the environment and the health of humankind.

Corwin, D.L.; Bradford, S.A. [USDA ARS, Riverside, CA (United States). US Salin Laboratory

2008-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

2012-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental and cultural sustainability In the built environment : an evaluation of LEED for historic preservation  

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Preservation of buildings is an important process for both cultural and environmental sustainability. Buildings are frequently demolished and rebuilt long before necessitated by structural or material deterioration, wasting ...

Ferriss, Lori (Lori E.)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The regional environmental impact of biomass production  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The objective of this paper is to present a broad overview of the potential environmental impacts of biomass energy from energy crops. The subject is complex because the environmental impact of using biomass for energy must be considered in the context of alternative energy options while the environmental impact of producing biomass from energy crops must be considered in the context of the alternative land-uses. Using biomass-derived energy can reduce greenhouse gas emissions or increase them; growing biomass energy crops can enhance soil fertility or degrade it. Without knowing the context of the biomass energy, one can say little about its specific environmental impacts. The primary focus of this paper is an evaluation of the environmental impacts of growing energy crops. I present an approach for quantitatively evaluating the potential environmental impact of growing energy crops at a regional scale that accounts for the environmental and economic context of the crops. However, to set the stage for this discussion, I begin by comparing the environmental advantages and disadvantages of biomass-derived energy relative to other energy alternatives such as coal, hydropower, nuclear power, oil/gasoline, natural gas and photovoltaics.

Graham, R.L.

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Evaluation Framework for ITS Applications: Mobility, Safety and Environmental Sustainability  

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An Evaluation Framework for ITS Applications: Mobility, Safety and Environmental Sustainability Oak, are aimed at improving safety, mobility, and environmental sustainability. To determine the real benefits new technologies. Given the increasing variety of ITS applications and the fast pace of technological

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Information systems and environmentally sustainable development: energy informatics and new directions for the is community  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

While many corporations and Information Systems units recognize that environmental sustainability is an urgent problem to address, the IS academic community has been slow to acknowledge the problem and take action. We propose ways for the IS community ... Keywords: IS community, energy informatics, environmental sustainability

Richard T. Watson; Marie-Claude Boudreau; Adela J. Chen

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental Management Report update, Region 10, 1985  

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The 1985 update to the Region 10 Environmental Management Report of 1983 describes work planned during Fiscal 86 in high priority efforts by the States of the Pacific Northwest and Region 10 to address current and emerging environmental problems. Because those problems the authors now feel merit priority status are not the same problems the authors discussed in 1983 and 1984, the organization of this 1985 update differs. Where possible, environmental problems were discussed collectively by media. For example, the general topic of Pesticides and Toxic Substances, identified as a separate priority problem in 1983, is addressed this year in media-related sections on Groundwater and Air Contamination. Similarly, Fishery Damage is discussed this year as part of the placer mining and nonpoint source problem discussions. The authors also took a different approach to ranking the significance of each problem this year. The Management Team assessed each environmental problem independently according to four criteria: (1) number of persons exposed, (2) human health risk, (3) ecological risk, and (4) the level of public concern. They were also asked to weigh each of the four criteria. The attached environmental priority list presents the results of this exercise. The top priority - hazardous waste contamination of groundwater.

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1985-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Strategic Plan for Sustainable Energy Management and Environmental Stewardship for Los Angeles Unified School District  

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This Strategic Plan for Sustainable Energy Management and Environmental Stewardship states goals, measures progress toward goals and how actions are monitored to achieve continuous improvement for the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Walker, A.; Beattie, D.; Thomas, K.; Davis, K.; Sim, M.; Jhaveri, A.

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Making sustainability sustainable : passion and process in environmental management at IBM  

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Sustainability is one of the greatest challenges we are faced with. To be successfully addressed, a variety of stakeholders, including business, must be involved. With this in mind, this thesis seeks to further our ...

Ponce de Len Barid, Paulina

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Software-based tool path evaluation for environmental sustainability  

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

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

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Volume 2, Issue 2 November 2008Office of Environmental Sustainability Sustainability Bulletin  

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participate in the Change a Light campaign by distributing CFL's. Changing the Lights Over 1,300 light bulbs were handed out. Old light bulbs will not be thrown out after being replaced. Jason Middlebrook, a well known artist whose projects usually revolve around sustainability, is making use of the old light bulbs

Linsley, Braddock K.

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SUSTAINABILITY INDICATORS IN THE VERMONT-REGIONAL FOOD SYSTEM.  

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??Food systems are inherently complex areas of interaction between economic, environmental, and social factors. The local food movement in Vermont presents new opportunities to shape (more)

Schattman, Rachel

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Remediation: Incorporating Sustainable Environmental Practices into Remediation of Contaminated  

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document was prepared in cooperation with EPAs Brownfields and Land Revitalization Technology Support Center (BTSC) and funded by OSRTI under Contract No. 68-W-03-038 to Environmental Management Support, Inc. The authors gratefully acknowledge the insightful comments and assistance of reviewers within EPA and other federal and state environmental agencies. An electronic version of this primer can be downloaded from OSRTIs and BTSCs websites at

Green Remediation

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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

2012-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Examining the market potential for natural-gas-powered trucks : barriers and opportunities for promoting environmental sustainability and economic prosperity.  

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??Over the past decade, public concerns have grown over America's energy use and production. Pushes towards more environmentally friendly and sustainable sources of energy have (more)

Hazlett, Ryan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Test and Quality Assurance Plan Environmental and Sustainable Technology Evaluation  

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EPA REVIEW NOTICE This report has been peer and administratively reviewed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and approved for publication. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement or recommendation for use. Final Version October 2006 EPA Contract No. EP-C-04-056 Work Assignment No. 1-8-101

Biomass Co-firing; Industrial Boilers

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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UNECE-Transport for Sustainable Development in the ECE Region | Open Energy  

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UNECE-Transport for Sustainable Development in the ECE Region UNECE-Transport for Sustainable Development in the ECE Region Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: UNECE-Transport for Sustainable Development in the ECE Region Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Sector: Energy, Climate Focus Area: Transportation, Economic Development Resource Type: Publications, Lessons learned/best practices Website: www.unece.org.unecedev.colo.iway.ch/fileadmin/DAM/trans/publications/T Cost: Free UN Region: "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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Transdisciplinary perspectives on environmental sustainability: a resource base and framework for IT-enabled business transformation  

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The quality and future of human existence are directly related to the condition of our natural environment, but we are damaging the environment. Scientific evidence has mounted a compelling case that human behavior is responsible for deterioration in ... Keywords: IT-enabled business transformation, environmental sustainability, information systems (is), information technology (it), literature review, technology, transdisciplinary framework

Steve Elliot

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental Radioactivity in the North Atlantic Region.  

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Radioactivity, Monaco Abstract. Measurements of fallout radioactivity in the North Atlantic region including ISLANDS; FOOD CHAINS; GLOBAL FALLOUT GREENLAND; LEAD 210; MAN; MILK; MOLLUSCS; POLONIUM 210; PLANTS

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Sustainable NREL: Laboratory Life Cycle Assessment of Environmental Footprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

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

Huffnagle, S.; Westby, R.

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

Silver, Pam [Harvard University

2011-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental management report, fy 1983. [Federal Region III  

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This report describes the environmental problems found in Region 3, which includes Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. The most significant Regional problems include hazardous waste dump and disposal sites, the siting of new hazardous waste facilities, ozone and SO2 air pollution, surface water contamination by acid mine drainage and non-point sources, PCB contamination incidents, persistant violations with small water supplies and potential groundwater contamination.

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1983-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

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

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

2000-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

2012-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

2008-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Utilizing Regional Centers in Sustaining Upgraded Russian Federation Ministry of Defense Sites  

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Since the mid-1990s the governments of the United States (U.S.) and the Russian Federation (RF) have been collaborating on nonproliferation projects, particularly in the protection of nuclear material through the Department of Energy's (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). To date, this collaboration has resulted in upgrades to more than 72 RF Ministry of Defense (MOD) sensitive sites and facilities. These upgrades include physical protection systems (PPS), facilities to ensure material remains secure in various configurations, and infrastructure to support, maintain, and sustain upgraded sites. Significant effort on the part of both governments has also been expended to ensure that personnel obtain the necessary skills and training to both operate and maintain the security systems, thereby ensuring long term sustainability. To accomplish this, initial vendor training on physical protection systems was provided to key personnel, and an approved training curriculum was developed to teach the skills of operating, managing, administering, and maintaining the installed physical protection systems. This approach also included documentation of the processes and procedures to support infrastructure, requisite levels of maintenance and testing of systems and equipment, lifecycle management support, inventory systems and spare parts caches. One of the core components in the U.S. exit strategy and full transition to the RF MOD is the development and utilization of regional centers to facilitate centralized training and technical support to upgraded MOD sites in five regions of the RF. To date, two regional centers and one regional classroom facility are functional, and two additional regional centers are currently under construction. This paper will address the process and logistics of regional center establishment and the future vision for integrated regional center support by the RF MOD.

Kaldenbach, Karen Yvonne [ORNL; Chainikov, General Vladimir [Russian Federation Ministry of Defense; Fedorov, General Victor [Russian Federation Ministry of Defense; Larionov, Igor V [ORNL; Sokolnikov, Pavel I [ORNL; Estigneev, Yuri [Eleron; Bolton, Charles [U.S. Department of Energy; Ross, Larry [U.S. Department of Energy

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental management report for Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10, March 1983  

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This report demonstrates results-oriented management of Federal and State programs to address public health and environmental concerns in the Pacific Northwest. Our approach is to describe and rank the main environmental problems in Region 10 and to draw a clear line between those problems and programs under way to solve them. For the past several years, this approach has been a fundamental, underlying--and successful--principal in the development of annual agreements between EPA and the States. These agreements describe management priorities for synergistic Federal, State and local work on health and environmental concerns. The agreements also provide measurements by which the effectiveness of government actions and programs can be gauged. The report is in three parts. This report is submitted to the public and environmental program managers to advance efforts to evaluate regional problems in the context of national environmental goals. The authors believe it will contribute to a greater awareness of the distinctive character of the challenge faced by the Environmental Protection Agency in Region 10.

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1983-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Renewable biomass energy: Understanding regional scale environmental impacts  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

If biomass energy is to become a significant component of the US energy sector, millions of acres of farmland must be converted to energy crops. The environmental implications of this change in land use must be quantitatively evaluated. The land use changes will be largely driven by economic considerations. Farmers will grow energy crops when it is profitable to do so. Thus, models which purport to predict environmental changes induced by energy crop production must take into account those economic features which will influence land use change. In this paper, we present an approach for projecting the probable environmental impacts of growing energy crops at the regional scale. The approach takes into account both economic and environmental factors. We demonstrate the approach by analyzing, at a county-level the probable impact of switchgrass production on erosion, evapotranspiration, nitrate in runoff, and phosphorous fertilizer use in multi-county subregions within the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) region. Our results show that the adoption of switchgrass production will have different impacts in each subregion as a result of differences in the initial land use and soil conditions in the subregions. Erosion, evapotranspiration, and nitrate in runoff are projected to decrease in both subregions as switchgrass displaces the current crops. Phosphorous fertilizer applications are likely to increase in one subregion and decrease in the other due to initial differences in the types of conventional crops grown in each subregion. Overall these changes portend an improvement in water quality in the subregions with the increasing adoption of switchgrass.

Graham, R.L.; Downing, M.

1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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The Search for Sustainable Legitimacy: Environmental Law and Bureaucracy in China  

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Wang, The Search for Sustainable Legitimacy I NTRODUCTION Byenvironmentalism). Wang, The Search for Sustainablekeytext_id=30. Wang, The Search for Sustainable Legitimacy

Wang, Alex

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The call for more effective integration of science and decision making is ubiquitous in environmental management. While scientists often complain that their input is ignored by decision makers, the latter have also expressed dissatisfaction that critical ... Keywords: Decision support, Integrated modeling, Scenario analysis, Sustainability, Water resources management

Yuqiong Liu; Hoshin Gupta; Everett Springer; Thorsten Wagener

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geologic carbon sequestration as a global strategy to mitigate CO2 emissions: Sustainability and environmental risk  

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Fossil fuels are abundant, inexpensive to produce, and are easily converted to usable energy by combustion as demonstrated by mankind's dependence on fossil fuels for over 80% of its primary energy supply (13). This reliance on fossil fuels comes with the cost of carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) emissions that exceed the rate at which CO{sub 2} can be absorbed by terrestrial and oceanic systems worldwide resulting in increases in atmospheric CO{sub 2} concentration as recorded by direct measurements over more than five decades (14). Carbon dioxide is the main greenhouse gas linked to global warming and associated climate change, the impacts of which are currently being observed around the world, and projections of which include alarming consequences such as water and food shortages, sea level rise, and social disruptions associated with resource scarcity (15). The current situation of a world that derives the bulk of its energy from fossil fuel in a manner that directly causes climate change equates to an energy-climate crisis. Although governments around the world have only recently begun to consider policies to avoid the direst projections of climate change and its impacts, sustainable approaches to addressing the crisis are available. The common thread of feasible strategies to the energy climate crisis is the simultaneous use of multiple approaches based on available technologies (e.g., 16). Efficiency improvements (e.g., in building energy use), increased use of natural gas relative to coal, and increased development of renewables such as solar, wind, and geothermal, along with nuclear energy, are all available options that will reduce net CO{sub 2} emissions. While improvements in efficiency can be made rapidly and will pay for themselves, the slower pace of change and greater monetary costs associated with increased use of renewables and nuclear energy suggests an additional approach is needed to help bridge the time period between the present and a future when low-carbon energy is considered cheap enough to replace fossil fuels. Carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) is one such bridging technology (1). CCS has been the focus of an increasing amount of research over the last 15-20 years and is the subject of a comprehensive IPCC report that thoroughly covers the subject (1). CCS is currently being carried out in several countries around the world in conjunction with natural gas extraction (e.g., 2, 3) and enhanced oil recovery (17). Despite this progress, widespread deployment of CCS remains the subject of research and future plans rather than present action on the scale needed to mitigate emissions from the perspective of climate change. The reasons for delay in deploying CCS more widely are concerns about cost (18), regulatory and legal uncertainty (19), and potential environmental impacts (21). This chapter discusses the long-term (decadal) sustainability and environmental hazards associated with the geologic CO{sub 2} storage (GCS) component of large-scale CCS (e.g., 20). Discussion here barely touches on capture and transport of CO{sub 2} which will occur above ground and which are similar to existing engineering, chemical processing, and pipeline transport activities and are therefore easier to evaluate with respect to risk assessment and feasibility. The focus of this chapter is on the more uncertain part of CCS, namely geologic storage. The primary concern for sustainability of GCS is whether there is sufficient capacity in sedimentary basins worldwide to contain the large of amounts of CO{sub 2} needed to address climate change. But there is also a link between sustainability and environmental impacts. Specifically, if GCS is found to cause unacceptable impacts that are considered worse than its climate-change mitigation benefits, the approach will not be widely adopted. Hence, GCS has elements of sustainability insofar as capacity of the subsurface for CO{sub 2} is concerned, and also in terms of whether the associated environmental risks are acceptable or not to the public.

Oldenburg, C.M.

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainability of irrigated farming systems in a Tunisian region: A recursive stochastic programming analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The aim of this study was to evaluate the sustainability of farm irrigation systems in the Cebalat district in northern Tunisia. It addressed the challenging topic of sustainable agriculture through a bio-economic approach linking a biophysical model ... Keywords: Bio-economic modeling, Farmers' decisions, Farming system, Recursive stochastic programming, Sustainable agriculture

H. Belhouchette; M. Blanco; J. Wery; G. Flichman

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Best Practices for Sustainable WInd Energy Development in the Great Lakes Region and Beyond  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This document offers a menu of 18 different, yet complimentary preferred practices and policies. The best practices cover all phases of the wind energy development process - from the policies that allow for wind development, to the sustainable operation of a wind project, to the best practices for decommissioning a spent turbine - including applications for offshore wind. The practices include those that have been previously tested and proven effective, as well as new practices that were identified by experts in the field as needed for future wind developments. Each best practice includes information about the opportunities and challenges (pros and cons), and offers a case example that illustrates how that best practice is being utilized by a particular jurisdiction or wind project. The practices described in this publication were selected by a diverse group of interests from the Great Lakes Wind Collaborative that included environmental groups, industry, and federal, state and local government regulators. They were identified through a year long process that included a literature review, online survey and interviews with individuals from the public, private and non-profit sectors.

Great Lakes Commission; Victoria Pebbles; John Hummer; Celia Haven

2011-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

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2012 DOE Sustainability Awards  

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

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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

2012-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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An Investigation of sustainable environmental practices and consumer attitudes & behaviors toward hotel bathroom amenities.  

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??In the 1980s hotel operators became concerned with greening and sustainability. It was at this time the hospitality industry began focusing on energy efficiency and (more)

Bobbett, Edward James

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental sustainability comparison of a hypothetical pneumatic waste collection system and a door-to-door system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We compare the environmental sustainability of two MSW collection systems. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We evaluate pneumatic and door-to-door collection systems. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The greenhouse gas emissions of pneumatic collection are around three times higher. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer System components are decisive but assumptions on electricity use are also important. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Pneumatic collection could provide other benefits over door-to-door system. - Abstract: Waste collection is one of the life cycle phases that influence the environmental sustainability of waste management. Pneumatic waste collection systems represent a new way of arranging waste collection in densely populated urban areas. However, limited information is available on the environmental impacts of this system. In this study, we compare the environmental sustainability of conventional door-to-door waste collection with its hypothetical pneumatic alternative. Furthermore, we analyse whether the size of the hypothetical pneumatic system, or the number of waste fractions included, have an impact on the results. Environmental loads are calculated for a hypothetical pneumatic waste collection system modelled on an existing dense urban area in Helsinki, Finland, and the results are compared to those of the prevailing, container-based, door-to-door waste collection system. The evaluation method used is the life-cycle inventory (LCI). In this study, we report the atmospheric emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG), SO{sub 2} and NO{sub x}. The results indicate that replacing the prevailing system with stationary pneumatic waste collection in an existing urban infrastructure would increase total air emissions. Locally, in the waste collection area, emissions would nonetheless diminish, as collection traffic decreases. While the electricity consumption of the hypothetical pneumatic system and the origin of electricity have a significant bearing on the results, emissions due to manufacturing the system's components prove decisive.

Punkkinen, Henna, E-mail: henna.punkkinen@vtt.fi [VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Biologinkuja 7, P.O. Box 1000, FI-02044 VTT (Finland); Merta, Elina, E-mail: elina.merta@vtt.fi [VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Biologinkuja 7, P.O. Box 1000, FI-02044 VTT (Finland); Teerioja, Nea, E-mail: nea.teerioja@helsinki.fi [University of Helsinki, Department of Economics and Management, Latokartanonkaari 9, P.O. Box 27, FI-00014 HY (Finland); Moliis, Katja, E-mail: katja.moliis@helsinki.fi [University of Helsinki, Department of Economics and Management, Latokartanonkaari 9, P.O. Box 27, FI-00014 HY (Finland); Kuvaja, Eveliina, E-mail: eveliina.kuvaja@helsinki.fi [University of Helsinki, Department of Economics and Management, Latokartanonkaari 9, P.O. Box 27, FI-00014 HY (Finland)

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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81

Entropy and Energy: Toward a Definition of Physical Sustainability  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

Hermanowicz, Slawomir W

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

82

Bioenergy Technologies Office: Sustainability  

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

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

83

A Technical and Distributed Management Basis for an Environmentally Clean and Sustainable Energy Supply  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Supply H. F. Wedde1 , S. Lehnhoff1 , E. Handschin2 , O. Krause2 Abstract Rising market prices for energy-wide trend towards renewable and ecologically clean forms of energy. We report about ongoing work in the R for a thorough provision with sustainable and clean electric energy. 1. Introduction Rising market prices

Wedde, Horst F.

84

Sustainable biomass power plant location in the Italian Emilia-Romagna region  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Biomass power plants are very promising for reducing carbon oxides emissions, because they provide energy with a carbon-neutral process. Biomass comes from trees and vegetables, so they provide a renewable type of energy. However, biomass plants location, ... Keywords: Computational sustainability, facility location

Massimiliano Cattafi; Marco Gavanelli; Michela Milano; Paolo Cagnoli

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

85

Sustainable Metrics for Unit Assembly Processes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

2011-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

86

Office of Sustainability Support - Mission and Functions  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

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

87

Sustaining Conservation Finance: Future Directions for the Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

.of Finland 1995-97 66,312 Govt.of Denmark 1996 2,334,418 Govt.of Switzerland 1996 2,586,207 Total 21,303,690 Sustaining Conservation Finance 51 Fig.2: Revenue & Expenditure, 92/93-99/00 - 1,000,000 2,000,000 3,000,000 4,000,000 19 92 -9 3 19 93 -9 4 19 94 -9... that the positive criteria of these funds substantially limits their universe of investment choices and thus implies different risk/return trade-offs. The investment portfolio has significantly increased (Fig.2 & 3) since investing in the global capital markets...

Namgyal, Tobgay S

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

88

Integrating social theory and sustainability.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

Fievet, Charles Joseph

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

89

Final Report- Rejuvenating Permeable Reactive Barriers by Chemical Flushing, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 8 Support  

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

Final Report - Rejuvenating Permeable Reactive Barriers by Chemical Flushing, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 8 Support

90

China's Environmental Issues, a Domestic Challenge with Regional and International Implications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

China and its population are confronted with fundamental environmental challenges, as both, environmental degeneration and the impact of climate change exhibit critical social, economic and political implications for their future development. Among the ... Keywords: Chinese Politics, Climate Change, Environment, Global, International Relations, Regional

Christian Ploberger

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

91

Preliminary environmental assessment of selected geopressured - geothermal prospect areas: Louisiana Gulf Coast Region. Volume II. Environmental baseline data  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A separate section is presented for each of the six prospect areas studied. Each section includes a compilation and discussion of environmental baseline data derived from existing sources. The data are arranged as follows: geology and geohydrology, air quality, water resources and flood hazards, ecological systems, and land use. When data specific to the prospect were not available, regional data are reported. (MHR)

Newchurch, E.J.; Bachman, A.L.; Bryan, C.F.; Harrison, D.P.; Muller, R.A.; Newman, J.P. Jr.; Smith, C.G. Jr.; Bailey, J.I. Jr.; Kelly, G.G.; Reibert, K.C.

1978-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

92

Sustainable warehouse management  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

93

RENEWABLE ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY USING BIOMASS FROM DAIRY AND BEEF ANIMAL PRODUCTION  

SciTech Connect

ABSTRACT The Texas Panhandle is regarded as the ??Cattle Feeding Capital of the World?, producing 42% of the fed beef cattle in the United States within a 200-mile radius of Amarillo generating more than 5 million tons of feedlot manure /year. Apart from feedlots, the Bosque River Region in Erath County, just north of Waco, Texas with about 110,000 dairy cattle in over 250 dairies, produces 1.8 million tons of manure biomass (excreted plus bedding) per year. While the feedlot manure has been used extensively for irrigated and dry land crop production, most dairies, as well as other concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFO??s), the dairy farms utilize large lagoon areas to store wet animal biomass. Water runoff from these lagoons has been held responsible for the increased concentration of phosphorus and other contaminates in the Bosque River which drains into Lake Waco??the primary source of potable water for Waco??s 108,500 people. The concentrated animal feeding operations may lead to land, water, and air pollution if waste handling systems and storage and treatment structures are not properly managed. Manure-based biomass (MBB) has the potential to be a source of green energy at large coal-fired power plants and on smaller-scale combustion systems at or near confined animal feeding operations. Although MBB particularly cattle biomass (CB) is a low quality fuel with an inferior heat value compared to coal and other fossil fuels, the concentration of it at large animal feeding operations can make it a viable source of fuel. The overall objective of this interdisciplinary proposal is to develop environmentally benign technologies to convert low-value inventories of dairy and beef cattle biomass into renewable energy. Current research expands the suite of technologies by which cattle biomass (CB: manure, and premature mortalities) could serve as a renewable alternative to fossil fuel. The work falls into two broad categories of research and development. Category 1 ?? Renewable Energy Conversion. This category addressed mostly in volume I involves developing. Thermo-chemical conversion technologies including cofiring with coal, reburn to reduce nitrogen oxide (NO, N2O, NOx, etc.) and Hg emissions and gasification to produce low-BTU gas for on-site power production in order to extract energy from waste streams or renewable resources. Category 2 ?? Biomass Resource Technology. This category, addressed mostly in Volume II, deals with the efficient and cost-effective use of CB as a renewable energy source (e.g. through and via aqueous-phase, anaerobic digestion or biological gasification). The investigators formed an industrial advisory panel consisting fuel producers (feedlots and dairy farms) and fuel users (utilities), periodically met with them, and presented the research results; apart from serving as dissemination forum, the PIs used their critique to red-direct the research within the scope of the tasks. The final report for the 5 to 7 year project performed by an interdisciplinary team of 9 professors is arranged in three volumes: Vol. I (edited by Kalyan Annamalai) addressing thermo-chemical conversion and direct combustion under Category 1 and Vol. II and Vol. III ( edited by J M Sweeten) addressing biomass resource Technology under Category 2. Various tasks and sub-tasks addressed in Volume I were performed by the Department of Mechanical Engineering (a part of TEES; see Volume I), while other tasks and sub-tasks addressed in Volume II and IIII were conducted by Texas AgriLife Research at Amarillo; the TAMU Biological & Agricultural Engineering Department (BAEN) College Station; and West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) (Volumes II and III). The three volume report covers the following results: fuel properties of low ash and high ash CB (particularly DB) and MB (mortality biomass and coals, non-intrusive visible infrared (NVIR) spectroscopy techniques for ash determination, dairy energy use surveys at 14 dairies in Texas and Califor

John M. Sweeten, Kalyan Annamalai Brent Auvermann Saqib Mukhtar Sergio C. Capareda Cady Engler Wyatte Harman J.N. Reddy, Robert DeOtte David B. Parker Dr. B.A. Stewart

2012-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

94

RENEWABLE ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY USING BIOMASS FROM DAIRY AND BEEF ANIMAL PRODUCTION  

SciTech Connect

The Texas Panhandle is regarded as the 'Cattle Feeding Capital of the World', producing 42% of the fed beef cattle in the United States within a 200-mile radius of Amarillo generating more than 5 million tons of feedlot manure/year. Apart from feedlots, the Bosque River Region in Erath County, just north of Waco, Texas with about 110,000 dairy cattle in over 250 dairies, produces 1.8 million tons of manure biomass (excreted plus bedding) per year. While the feedlot manure has been used extensively for irrigated and dry land crop production, most dairies, as well as other concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFO's), the dairy farms utilize large lagoon areas to store wet animal biomass. Water runoff from these lagoons has been held responsible for the increased concentration of phosphorus and other contaminates in the Bosque River which drains into Lake Waco - the primary source of potable water for Waco's 108,500 people. The concentrated animal feeding operations may lead to land, water, and air pollution if waste handling systems and storage and treatment structures are not properly managed. Manure-based biomass (MBB) has the potential to be a source of green energy at large coal-fired power plants and on smaller-scale combustion systems at or near confined animal feeding operations. Although MBB particularly cattle biomass (CB) is a low quality fuel with an inferior heat value compared to coal and other fossil fuels, the concentration of it at large animal feeding operations can make it a viable source of fuel. The overall objective of this interdisciplinary proposal is to develop environmentally benign technologies to convert low-value inventories of dairy and beef cattle biomass into renewable energy. Current research expands the suite of technologies by which cattle biomass (CB: manure, and premature mortalities) could serve as a renewable alternative to fossil fuel. The work falls into two broad categories of research and development. Category 1 - Renewable Energy Conversion. This category addressed mostly in volume I involves developing. Thermo-chemical conversion technologies including cofiring with coal, reburn to reduce nitrogen oxide (NO, N2O, NOx, etc.) and Hg emissions and gasification to produce low-BTU gas for on-site power production in order to extract energy from waste streams or renewable resources. Category 2 - Biomass Resource Technology. This category, addressed mostly in Volume II, deals with the efficient and cost-effective use of CB as a renewable energy source (e.g. through and via aqueous-phase, anaerobic digestion or biological gasification). The investigators formed an industrial advisory panel consisting fuel producers (feedlots and dairy farms) and fuel users (utilities), periodically met with them, and presented the research results; apart from serving as dissemination forum, the PIs used their critique to red-direct the research within the scope of the tasks. The final report for the 5 to 7 year project performed by an interdisciplinary team of 9 professors is arranged in three volumes: Vol. I (edited by Kalyan Annamalai) addressing thermo-chemical conversion and direct combustion under Category 1 and Vol. II and Vol. III ( edited by J M Sweeten) addressing biomass resource Technology under Category 2. Various tasks and sub-tasks addressed in Volume I were performed by the Department of Mechanical Engineering (a part of TEES; see Volume I), while other tasks and sub-tasks addressed in Volume II and IIII were conducted by Texas AgriLife Research at Amarillo; the TAMU Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department (BAEN) College Station; and West Texas A and M University (WTAMU) (Volumes II and III). The three volume report covers the following results: fuel properties of low ash and high ash CB (particularly DB) and MB (mortality biomass) and coals, non-intrusive visible infrared (NVIR) spectroscopy techniques for ash determination, dairy energy use surveys at 14 dairies in Texas and California, cofiring of low quality CB with high quality coal, emission results and ash fouling beh

Kalyan Annamalai, John M. Sweeten, Brent W. Auvermann, Saqib Mukhtar, Sergio Caperada Cady R. Engler, Wyatte Harman Reddy JN Robert Deotte

2012-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

95

RENEWABLE ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY USING BIOMASS FROM DAIRY AND BEEF ANIMAL PRODUCTION  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Texas Panhandle is regarded as the â??Cattle Feeding Capital of the Worldâ?, producing 42% of the fed beef cattle in the United States within a 200-mile radius of Amarillo generating more than 5 million tons of feedlot manure /year. Apart from feedlots, the Bosque River Region in Erath County, just north of Waco, Texas with about 110,000 dairy cattle in over 250 dairies, produces 1.8 million tons of manure biomass (excreted plus bedding) per year. While the feedlot manure has been used extensively for irrigated and dry land crop production, most dairies, as well as other concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOâ??s), the dairy farms utilize large lagoon areas to store wet animal biomass. Water runoff from these lagoons has been held responsible for the increased concentration of phosphorus and other contaminates in the Bosque River which drains into Lake Wacoâ??the primary source of potable water for Wacoâ??s 108,500 people. The concentrated animal feeding operations may lead to land, water, and air pollution if waste handling systems and storage and treatment structures are not properly managed. Manure-based biomass (MBB) has the potential to be a source of green energy at large coal-fired power plants and on smaller-scale combustion systems at or near confined animal feeding operations. Although MBB particularly cattle biomass (CB) is a low quality fuel with an inferior heat value compared to coal and other fossil fuels, the concentration of it at large animal feeding operations can make it a viable source of fuel. The overall objective of this interdisciplinary proposal is to develop environmentally benign technologies to convert low-value inventories of dairy and beef cattle biomass into renewable energy. Current research expands the suite of technologies by which cattle biomass (CB: manure, and premature mortalities) could serve as a renewable alternative to fossil fuel. The work falls into two broad categories of research and development. Category 1 â?? Renewable Energy Conversion. This category addressed mostly in volume I involves developing. Thermo-chemical conversion technologies including cofiring with coal, reburn to reduce nitrogen oxide (NO, N2O, NOx, etc.) and Hg emissions and gasification to produce low-BTU gas for on-site power production in order to extract energy from waste streams or renewable resources. Category 2 â?? Biomass Resource Technology. This category, addressed mostly in Volume II, deals with the efficient and cost-effective use of CB as a renewable energy source (e.g. through and via aqueous-phase, anaerobic digestion or biological gasification). The investigators formed an industrial advisory panel consisting fuel producers (feedlots and dairy farms) and fuel users (utilities), periodically met with them, and presented the research results; apart from serving as dissemination forum, the PIs used their critique to red-direct the research within the scope of the tasks. The final report for the 5 to 7 year project performed by an interdisciplinary team of 9 professors is arranged in three volumes: Vol. I (edited by Kalyan Annamalai) addressing thermo-chemical conversion and direct combustion under Category 1 and Vol. II and Vol. III ( edited by J M Sweeten) addressing biomass resource Technology under Category 2. Various tasks and sub-tasks addressed in Volume I were performed by the Department of Mechanical Engineering (a part of TEES; see Volume I), while other tasks and sub-tasks addressed in Volume II and IIII were conducted by Texas AgriLife Research at Amarillo; the TAMU Biological & Agricultural Engineering Department (BAEN) College Station; and West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) (Volumes II and III). The three volume report covers the following results: fuel properties of low ash and high ash CB (particularly DB) and MB (mortality biomass and coals, non-intrusive visible infrared (NVIR) spectroscopy techniques for ash determination, dairy energy use surveys a

John M. Sweeten, Kalyan Annamalai Brent Auvermann Saqib Mukhtar Sergio C. Capareda Cady Engler Wyatte Harman J.N. Reddy, Robert DeOtte David B. Parker Dr. B.A. Stewart

2012-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

96

Integrating regional strategic transportation planning and supply chain management : along the path to sustainability  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A systems perspective for regional strategic transportation planning (RSTP) for freight movements involves an understanding of Supply Chain Management (SCM). This thesis argues that private sector freight shippers and ...

Sgouridis, Sgouris P

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

97

Geothermal environmental studies, Heber Region, Imperial Valley, California. Environmental baseline data acquisition. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has been studying the feasibility of a Low Salinity Hydrothermal Demonstration Plant as part of its Geothermal Energy Program. The Heber area of the Imperial Valley was selected as one of the candidate geothermal reservoirs. Documentation of the environmental conditions presently existing in the Heber area is required for assessment of environmental impacts of future development. An environmental baseline data acquisition program to compile available data on the environment of the Heber area is reported. The program included a review of pertinent existing literature, interviews with academic, governmental and private entities, combined with field investigations and meteorological monitoring to collect primary data. Results of the data acquisition program are compiled in terms of three elements: the physical, the biological and socioeconomic settings.

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1977-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

U.S.-China EcoPartnership for Environmental Sustainability (USCEES) was established by the U.S. State Department with the primary focus of addressing  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

U.S.-China EcoPartnership for Environmental Sustainability (USCEES) was established by the U the United States and China. The USCEES will bring together leaders from academic, government and business national governments in China that may be interested in tech transfer, research collaborations

Pittendrigh, Barry

99

High fidelity nuclear energy system optimization towards an environmentally benign, sustainable, and secure energy source.  

SciTech Connect

The impact associated with energy generation and utilization is immeasurable due to the immense, widespread, and myriad effects it has on the world and its inhabitants. The polar extremes are demonstrated on the one hand, by the high quality of life enjoyed by individuals with access to abundant reliable energy sources, and on the other hand by the global-scale environmental degradation attributed to the affects of energy production and use. Thus, nations strive to increase their energy generation, but are faced with the challenge of doing so with a minimal impact on the environment and in a manner that is self-reliant. Consequently, a revival of interest in nuclear energy has followed, with much focus placed on technologies for transmuting nuclear spent fuel. The performed research investigates nuclear energy systems that optimize the destruction of nuclear waste. In the context of this effort, nuclear energy system is defined as a configuration of nuclear reactors and corresponding fuel cycle components. The proposed system has unique characteristics that set it apart from other systems. Most notably the dedicated High-Energy External Source Transmuter (HEST), which is envisioned as an advanced incinerator used in combination with thermal reactors. The system is configured for examining environmentally benign fuel cycle options by focusing on minimization or elimination of high level waste inventories. Detailed high-fidelity exact-geometry models were developed for representative reactor configurations. They were used in preliminary calculations with Monte Carlo N-Particle eXtented (MCNPX) and Standardized Computer Analysis for Licensing Evaluation (SCALE) code systems. The reactor models have been benchmarked against existing experimental data and design data. Simulink{reg_sign}, an extension of MATLAB{reg_sign}, is envisioned as the interface environment for constructing the nuclear energy system model by linking the individual reactor and fuel component sub-models for overall analysis of the system. It also provides control over key user input parameters and the ability to effectively consolidate vital output results for uncertainty/sensitivity analysis and optimization procedures. The preliminary analysis has shown promising advanced fuel cycle scenarios that include Pressure Water Reactors Pressurized Water Reactors (PWRs), Very High Temperature Reactors (VHTRs) and dedicated HEST waste incineration facilities. If deployed, these scenarios may substantially reduce nuclear waste inventories approaching environmentally benign nuclear energy system characteristics. Additionally, a spent fuel database of the isotopic compositions for multiple design and control parameters has been created for the VHTR-HEST input fuel streams. Computational approaches, analysis metrics, and benchmark strategies have been established for future detailed studies.

Tsvetkov, Pavel Valeryevich (Texas A& M University, College Station, TX); Rodriguez, Salvador B.; Ames, David E., II (Texas A& M University, College Station, TX); Rochau, Gary Eugene

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

100

A territorial understanding of sustainability in public development  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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

2012-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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101

High-Fidelity Nuclear Energy System Optimization towards an Environmentally Benign, Sustainable, and Secure Energy Source  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A new high-fidelity integrated system method and analysis approach was developed and implemented for consistent and comprehensive evaluations of advanced fuel cycles leading to minimized Transuranic (TRU) inventories. The method has been implemented in a developed code system integrating capabilities of MCNPX for highfidelity fuel cycle component simulations. The impact associated with energy generation and utilization is immeasurable due to the immense, widespread, and myriad effects it has on the world and its inhabitants. The polar extremes are demonstrated on the one hand, by the high quality of life enjoyed by individuals with access to abundant reliable energy sources, and on the other hand by the global-scale environmental degradation attributed to the affects of energy production and use. Thus, nations strive to increase their energy generation, but are faced with the challenge of doing so with a minimal impact on the environment and in a manner that is self-reliant. Consequently, a revival of interest in nuclear energy has followed with much focus placed on technologies for transmuting nuclear spent fuel. In this dissertation, a Nuclear Energy System (NES) configuration was developed to take advantage of used fuel recycling and transmutation capabilities in waste management scenarios leading to minimized TRU waste inventories, long-term activities, and radiotoxicities. The reactor systems and fuel cycle components that make up the NES were selected for their ability to perform in tandem to produce clean, safe, and dependable energy in an environmentally conscious manner. The reactor systems include the AP1000, VHTR, and HEST. The diversity in performance and spectral characteristics for each was used to enhance TRU waste elimination while efficiently utilizing uranium resources and providing an abundant energy source. The High Level Waste (HLW) stream produced by typical nuclear systems was characterized according to the radionuclides that are key contributors to long-term waste management issues. The TRU component of the waste stream becomes the main radiological concern for time periods greater than 300 years. A TRU isotopic assessment was developed and implemented to produce a priority ranking system for the TRU nuclides as related to long-term waste management and their expected characteristics under irradiation in the different reactor systems of the NES. Detailed 3D whole-core models were developed for analysis of the individual reactor systems of the NES. As an inherent part of the process, the models were validated and verified by performing experiment-to-code and/or code-to-code benchmarking procedures, which provided substantiation for obtained data and results. Reactor core physics and material depletion calculations were performed and analyzed. A computational modeling approach was developed for integrating the individual models of the NES. A general approach was utilized allowing for the Integrated System Model (ISM) to be modified in order to provide simulation for other systems with similar attributes. By utilizing this approach, the ISM is capable of performing system evaluations under many different design parameter options. Additionally, the predictive capabilities of the ISM and its computational time efficiency allow for system sensitivity/uncertainty analysis and the implementation of optimization techniques. The NES has demonstrated great potential for providing safe, clean, and secure energy and doing so with foreseen advantages over the LEU once-through fuel cycle option. The main advantages exist due to better utilization of natural resources by recycling the used nuclear fuel, and by reducing the final amount and time span for which the resulting HLW must be isolated from the public and the environment due to radiological hazard. If deployed, the NES can substantially reduce the long-term radiological hazard posed by current HLW, extend uranium resources, and approach the characteristics of an environmentally benign energy system.

Ames, David E.

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

Sustainable Agriculture Loan Program  

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

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

103

Sustainability Support - Events  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

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

104

FY 2012 Highlighted Sustainable Targets and Initiatives  

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

Joint Environmental Management System (EMS) GoalsFY 2012 Highlighted Sustainable Targets and Initiatives

105

Environmental management report, Region IV (pilot project): Attachments A and B. Final report  

SciTech Connect

This report was prepared primarily as an internal document to present to management an overview of environmental status and trends in Region IV and to highlight environmental problems and management implications. This is a part of a series of reports from each of the ten federal Regions of the United States. Discussion is organized by the several programs concerned with different aspects (media) of the environment from air quality to radiation and pesticides. This report covers the States of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

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1983-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

Environmental management report, Region IV (pilot project): Parts 1 and 2. Final report  

SciTech Connect

This report was prepared primarily as an internal document to present to management an overview of environmental status and trends in Region IV and to highlight environmental problems and management implications. This is a part of a series of reports from each of the ten federal Regions of the United States. Discussion is organized by the several programs concerned with different aspects (media) of the environment from air quality to radiation and pesticides. This report covers the States of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Not Available

1983-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

Environmental technology and policy development in a regional system : transboundary water management and pollution prevention in southeastern Europe  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In order to surmount the barriers to transboundary integration and coordination of environmental technology and regulatory policy in Southeastern Europe, the environmental capabilities and needs of the region are discussed, ...

Electris, Christi

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

108

Profile of environmental quality: Region 8, Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming  

SciTech Connect

This report presents a brief overview of some of the problems which affect environmental quality in the Region VIII states of Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. It also discusses EPA's programs aimed at dealing with these problems. Some color maps and graphs may not reproduce satisfactorily.

1978-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

109

Factors That Lead to Environmentally Sustainable Practices in the Restaurant Industry:a Qualitative Analysis of Two Green Restaurant Innovators.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??ABSTRACT In recent years, more organizations, including restaurants, have concerned themselves with sustainability. As with any new endeavor, guidance is needed. The purpose of this (more)

Nyheim, Peter

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental Management Systems  

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Environmental Management Systems Technical Assistance Tools Technical Assistance Tool: Integrating Sustainable Practices into Environmental Management Systems , November 2009...

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Assessment of transboundary environmental effects in the Pearl River Delta Region: Is there a role for strategic environmental assessment?  

SciTech Connect

China's EIA Law does not require transboundary proposals to be assessed, despite recognition of this globally, for example in the Espoo Convention and Kiev Protocol, and in the European EIA and SEA Directives. In a transboundary context assessment within a state is unusual, as regulating these effects is primarily about the relationship between states. However where a state has more than one legal system such as in the Pearl River Delta (PRD) Region of southern China, transboundary effects should also be addressed. Yet despite the geographical connections between Guangdong Province in mainland China (where the EIA Law applies) and the Hong Kong and Macau Special Administrative Regions (which have their own provisions, neither of which requires transboundary assessments), EIA and SEA are carried out separately. Coordinated or joint approaches to transboundary assessment are generally absent, with the legal autonomy of Hong Kong and Macau a major constraint. As a result institutional responses at the policy level have developed. The article considers global experiences with regulating transboundary EIA and SEA, and analyses potential application to land use, transport and air and water planning in the PRD Region. If applied, benefits may include prevention or mitigation of cumulative effects, broader public participation, and improvements to environmental governance. The PRD Region experience may encourage China to conduct and coordinate EIA and SEA processes with neighbouring states, which has been non-existent or extremely limited to date.

Marsden, Simon, E-mail: simon.marsden@flinders.edu.au

2011-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable Environmental Stewardship  

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

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

SciTech Connect

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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U.S.-MEXICO TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER; BILATERAL TECHNICAL EXCHANGES FOR SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC GROWTH IN THE BORDER REGION  

SciTech Connect

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) maintains a strong commitment to transfer the results of its science and technology programs to the private sector. The intent is to apply innovative and sometimes advanced technologies to address needs while simultaneously stimulating new commercial business opportunities. Such focused technology transfer was evident in the late 1990s as the results of DOE investments in environmental management technology development led to new tools for characterizing and remediating contaminated sites as well as handling and minimizing the generation of hazardous wastes. The Departments Office of Environmental Management was attempting to reduce the cost, accelerate the schedule, and improve the efficacy of clean-up efforts in the nuclear weapons complex. It recognized that resulting technologies had broader world market applications and that their commercialization would further reduce costs and facilitate deployment of improved technology at DOE sites. DOEs Albuquerque Operations Office (now part of the National Nuclear Security Administration) began in 1995 to build the foundation for a technology exchange program with Mexico. Initial sponsorship for this work was provided by the Departments Office of Environmental Management. As part of this effort, Applied Sciences Laboratory, Inc. (ASL) was contracted by the DOE Albuquerque office to identify Mexicos priority environmental management needs, identify and evaluate DOE-sponsored technologies as potential solutions for those needs, and coordinate these opportunities with decision makers from Mexicos federal government. That work led to an improved understanding of many key environmental challenges that Mexico faces and the many opportunities to apply DOEs technologies to help resolve them. The above results constituted, in large part, the foundation for an initial DOE-funded program to apply the Departments technology base to help address some of Mexicos challenging environmental issues. The results also brought focus to the potential contributions that DOEs science and technology could make for solving the many difficult, multi-generational problems faced by hundreds of bi-national communities along the 2,000-mile shared border of the United States and Mexico. Efforts to address these U.S.-Mexico border issues were initially sponsored by the DOEs Albuquerque and Carlsbad offices. In subsequent years, the U.S. Congress directed appropriations to DOEs Carlsbad office to address public health, safety and security issues prevalent within U.S.-Mexico border communities. With ASLs assistance, DOEs Albuquerque office developed contacts and formed partnerships with interested U.S and Mexican government, academic, and commercial organizations. Border industries, industrial effluents, and public health conditions were evaluated and documented. Relevant technologies were then matched to environmental problem sets along the border. Several technologies that were identified and subsequently supported by this effort are now operational in a number of U.S.-Mexico border communities, several communities within Mexicos interior states, and in other parts of Latin America. As a result, some serious public health threats within these communities caused by exposure to toxic airborne pollutants have been reduced. During this time, DOEs Carlsbad office hosted a bilateral conference to establish a cross-border consensus on what should be done on the basis of these earlier investigative efforts. Participating border region stakeholders set an agenda for technical collaborations. This agenda was supported by several Members of Congress who provided appropriations and directed DOEs Carlsbad office to initiate technology demonstration projects. During the following two years, more than 12 private-sector and DOE-sponsored technologies were demonstrated in partnership with numerous border community stakeholders. All technologies were well received and their effectiveness at addressing health, safety and security issues w

Jimenez, Richard, D., Dr.

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

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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Organizational Sustainability | Department of Energy  

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

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region VIII Hazardous Waste Management Division  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

Ia) Ia) Monticello Mill Tailings Site (San Juan County, Utah) I. Introduction Authority Statement. Purpose. This review was conducted pursuant to Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability (CERCLA) section 121(c), National Contingency Plan (NCP) section 300.430(f)(4)(ii), and Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER) Directives 9355.7-02 (May 23, 1991) and 9355.7-02A (July 26, 1994). The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Grand Junction Office (GJO) conducted the review for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region VIII in accordance with the Monticello Site Federal Facilities Agreement (FFA), dated December 1988, and with Executive Order 12580. This is a statutory review. The purpose of a five- year review is to ensure that a remedial action remains protective of public health and the

118

Sustainable Buildings | Department of Energy  

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

119

Process-Oriented Analysis of Environmental Conditions Associated with Precipitation Fog Events in the New York City Region  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An analysis of the environmental conditions associated with precipitation fog events is presented using 20 yr of historical observations taken in a region centered on New York, New York. The objective is to determine the preferred weather ...

Robert Tardif; Roy M. Rasmussen

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Plan for the long term environmental assessment of geopressured resource development in the Louisiana Gulf Coast Region  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Results of research to develop a plan for the long-term environmental assessment of geopressured/geothermal resource development in the Louisiana Gulf Coast region are reported. An overall view of the environmental issues facing decision-makers in the area of geopressured resource development is presented, along with a plan for monitoring potential environmental impacts. Separate assessments and plans are presented for geological effects, air and water quality, ecosystem quality, and socioeconomic and cultural considerations. (JGB)

Newchurch, E.J.; Bryan, C.F.; Harrison, D.P.; Muller, R.A.; Wilcox, R.E.; Bachman, A.L.; Newman, J.P.; Cunningham, K.J.; Hilding, R.K.; Rehage, J.A.

1978-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainability Portal  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

2013-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

122

Planning for a regional rail system : analysis of high speed and high quality rail in the Basque region  

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The goal of this thesis is to provide guidance for regional rail network planning to achieve the maximum benefits in terms of economic growth, passenger satisfaction, and environmental sustainability. The hypothesis is ...

Lewis, Paul R. S. (Paul Robinson S.)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

Sustainable Energy Sources and Nanomaterials (+$5 million ...  

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Sustainable Energy Sources and Nanomaterials (+$5 million for Advanced Solar Technologies; +$4 million for Nanomaterial Environmental Health ...

2010-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

124

DOE_Sustainability_and_Green_Zia_Awards  

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prevention practices and for excellence and long-term environmental and economic sustainability. In place since 1996, the Green Zia Environmental Leadership Program is a part of...

125

Modelling environmental risk  

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As environmental issues have become increasingly important in economic research and policy for sustainable development, firms in the private sector have introduced environmental and social issues in conducting their business activities. Such behaviour ... Keywords: Asymmetry, Conditional volatility, Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, Environmental risk, Environmental sustainability index, GARCH, GJR, Log-moment condition, Moment condition, Persistence, Shocks

Suhejla Hoti; Michael McAleer; Laurent L. Pauwels

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Environmental Management Education Program: Building Environmental Stewardship  

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The BES program enhanced the capability to integrate environmental sustainability concepts and social justice into multi-dimensional curricula.

Chulock, Hilary N.

2004-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

127

Sustainable Building Basics | Department of Energy  

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

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

128

Environmental and economic assessment of discharges from Gulf of Mexico Region Oil and Gas Operations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Task 3 (Environmental Field Sampling and Analysis of NORM, Heavy Metals, and Organics) and 4 (Monitoring of the Recovery of Impacted Wetland and Open Bay Produced Water Discharge Sites in Coastal Louisiana and Texas) activities involved continued data analysis and report writing. Task 5 (Assessment of Economic Impacts of Offshore and Coastal Discharge Requirements on Present and Future Operations in the Gulf of Mexico Region) was issued as a final report during the previous reporting period. Task 6 (Synthesis of Gulf of Mexico Seafood Consumption and Use Patterns) activities included the preparation of the final report. There were no Task 7 (Technology Transfer Plan) activities to report. Task 8 (Project Management and Deliverables) activities involved the submission of the necessary reports and routine management.

Gettleson, D.A.

1997-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Lifecycle Assessments and Sustainability Analyses | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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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Inventory of current environmental monitoring projects in the US-Canadian transboundary region  

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This document presents the results of a study commissioned to survey and summarize major environmental monitoring projects in the US-Canadian transboundary region. Projects with field sites located within 400 km (250 mi) of the border and active after 1980 were reviewed. The types of projects included: ambient air-quality monitoring, ambient water-quality monitoring, deposition monitoring, forest/vegetation monitoring and research, soil studies, and ecosystem studies. Ecosystem studies included projects involving the measurement of parameters from more than one monitoring category (e.g., studies that measured both water and soil chemistry). Individual descriptions were formulated for 184 projects meeting the spatial and temporal criteria. Descriptions included the official title for the project, its common abbreviation, program emphasis, monitoring site locations, time period conducted, parameters measured, protocols employed, frequency of sample collection, data storage information, and the principal contact for the project. A summary inventory subdivided according to the six monitoring categories was prepared using a computerized data management system. Information on major centralized data bases in the field of environmental monitoring was also obtained, and summary descriptions were prepared. The inventory and data base descriptions are presented in appendices to this document.

Glantz, C.S.; Ballinger, M.Y.; Chapman, E.G.

1986-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

Los Alamos National Laboratory: Long-Term Environmental Stewardship...  

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Environmental Grand Challenges Our goals to live a sustainable future Environmental Grand Challenges...

132

Livestock waste treatment systems of the future: A challenge to environmental quality, food safety, and sustainability. OECD Workshop  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

through aerobic processes or closed anaerobic digestion, but good management is critical. Biogas of ammonia in biogas plant digested manure that combines the anammox process with new material sciences environmental benefits and production of a clean, renewable fuel - the biogas - for multiple utilizations

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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

134

Sustainability watch  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

135

Environmental Policy and Assistance  

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Environmental Protection, Sustainability Support & Corporate Safety Analysis HS-20 Home Mission & Functions » Office of Nuclear Safety, Quality Assurance & Environment » Sustainability Support » Environmental Policy & Assistance » Corporate Safety Programs » Analysis Program Contacts What's New? Sustainability Support Environment Corporate Safety Programs Analysis Environment Environmental Policy Environmental Guidance Environmental Reports Environmental Management System Radiation Protection Environmental Compliance Environmental Justice Environmental Training Environmental Tools Search Our Documents Topics & Resources Air Analytical Services Program CERCLA Cultural & Natural Resources DOE Comments on Rulemakings Federal Environmental Laws

136

Sustainability Support  

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

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

137

Sustainable Transport  

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

Webber, Melvin

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Aviation environmental policy effects on national- and regional-scale air quality, noise, and climate impacts  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The continued growth of the aviation industry poses a challenge to policy-makers and industry stakeholders as each decision represents a trade-off on efficiency, equity, and environmental impact. The Aviation environmental ...

Wolfe, Philip J. (Philip James)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Sustainable Development Strategy for Central Asia | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Development Strategy for Central Asia Development Strategy for Central Asia Jump to: navigation, search Name Sustainable Development Strategy for Central Asia Agency/Company /Organization AIT-UNEP Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific Sector Energy, Land Topics Implementation, Policies/deployment programs, Background analysis Resource Type Guide/manual Website http://www.rrcap.unep.org/nsds Country Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan UN Region Central Asia References SDS Central Asia [1] Overview "SSDS is the agreed guideline for CA countries pursuing sustainable development. The strategy will determine the general approach and directions for the formation of favorable legal, institutional, economical, environmental, informational and other conditions for achievement of

140

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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Maintaining environmental quality while expanding biomass production: Sub-regional U.S. policy simulations  

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This paper evaluates environmental policy effects on ligno-cellulosic biomass production and environ- mental outcomes using an integrated bioeconomic optimization model. The environmental policy integrated climate (EPIC) model is used to simulate crop yields and environmental indicators in current and future potential bioenergy cropping systems based on weather, topographic and soil data. The crop yield and environmental outcome parameters from EPIC are combined with biomass transport costs and economic parameters in a representative farmer profit-maximizing mathematical optimization model. The model is used to predict the impact of alternative policies on biomass production and environmental outcomes. We find that without environmental policy, rising biomass prices initially trigger production of annual crop residues, resulting in increased greenhouse gas emissions, soil erosion, and nutrient losses to surface and ground water. At higher biomass prices, perennial bioenergy crops replace annual crop residues as biomass sources, resulting in lower environmental impacts. Simulations of three environmental policies namely a carbon price, a no-till area subsidy, and a fertilizer tax reveal that only the carbon price policy systematically mitigates environmental impacts. The fertilizer tax is ineffectual and too costly to farmers. The no-till subsidy is effective only at low biomass prices and is too costly to government.

Egbendewe-Mondzozo, Aklesso; Swinton, S.; Izaurralde, Roberto C.; Manowitz, David H.; Zhang, Xuesong

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

Regional, Economic, and Environmental Implications of Dual Ethanol Technologies in Brazil  

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Climate change, food security, and energy efficiency have become universal challenges for global economic development and environmental conservation that demand in-depth multidisciplinary research. Biofuels have emerged ...

Guerrero Compean, Roberto

143

Regional, economic, and environmental effects of traditional and biotechnologically enhanced ethanol production processes in Brazil  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Climate change, food security, and energy efficiency have become universal challenges for global economic development and environmental conservation that demand in-depth multidisciplinary research. Biofuels have emerged ...

Guerrero Compen, Roberto

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Sustainable Acquisition | Department of Energy  

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

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

145

Measuring Energy Sustainability  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

Greene, David L [ORNL

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable Building Basics | Department of Energy  

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

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

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Climate & Environmental Sciences | Clean Energy | ORNL  

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Climate Change Science Institute Earth and Aquatic Sciences Ecosystem Science Environmental Data Science and Systems Energy, Water and Ecosystem Engineering Human Health Risk and Environmental Analysis Renewable Energy Systems Manufacturing Fossil Energy Sensors & Measurement Sustainable Electricity Systems Biology Transportation Clean Energy Home | Science & Discovery | Clean Energy | Research Areas | Climate & Environment SHARE Climate and Environmental Sciences Scientists Scott Brooks and Carrie Miller collect water quality data, East Fork Poplar Creek, November 15, 2012. Sampling site for mercury. Climate and environmental scientists at ORNL conduct research, develop technology and perform analyses to understand and predict how environmental systems respond to global and regional changes - including

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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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8/10/12 Global Water Sustainability Flows Through Natural and Human Challenges --Environmental Protection 1/3eponline.com/articles/.../global-water-sustainability-flows-through-natural-and-human-challenges.aspx  

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-water-sustainability-flows-through-natural-and-human-challenges.aspx Hot Topics Electric Vehicles Global Climate Change Green Building Hydraulic Fracturing Nuclear Energy. China's crisis is daunting, though not unique: Twothirds of China's 669 cities have water shortages

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Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU) - Green for Green Home Rebate | Department  

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

Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU) - Green for Green Home Rebate Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU) - Green for Green Home Rebate Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU) - Green for Green Home Rebate < Back Eligibility Construction Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Bioenergy Solar Lighting Windows, Doors, & Skylights Heating Buying & Making Electricity Water Heating Wind Maximum Rebate $2,5000 Program Info Funding Source Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) Start Date 02/01/2013 State Delaware Program Type State Rebate Program Rebate Amount varies The Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility, in partnership with the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and the Home Builders Association of Delaware, is offering rebates ranging from

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Environmental analysis for geothermal energy development in the Geysers Region: executive summary  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The following are summarized for the Geysers--Calistoga KGRA: geothermal resource development, highlights of the master environmental assessment, control technology for hydrogen sulfide emissions, meteorological/climatological data base for hydrogen sulfide predictions, and future research needs. (MHR)

Dorset, P.F.

1978-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure | Department of Energy  

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

Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure "A sustainable society is one which satisfies its needs without diminishing the prospects of future generations." - Lester R. Brown, Founder and President, Worldwatch Institute Department of Energy facilities managers have a significant role to play in achieving the goals of E.O. 13423, Strengthening Federal Environmental Energy and Transportation Management and E.O. 13514, Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance. The expectation is that DOE will build, operate and maintain energy efficient, environmentally sensitive buildings that provide a comfortable and productive working environment. DOE Sustainable Environmental Stewardship will reduce the

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California National Guard Sustainability Planning, Hydrogen Fuel...  

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Army National Guard, Environmental Programs Directorate California National Guard Sustainability Planning, Hydrogen Fuel Goals 27 Oct 08 Lt Col Reuben Sendejas Lt Col Reuben...

154

Palm oil - towards a sustainable future?.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

?? The food industry faces problems relating to the sustainability of palm oil as a food commodity. These problem areas include social, environmental, economic and (more)

Nilsson, Sara

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Fugitive Emissions in 2010 Site Sustainability Plans  

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Fugitive Emissions in 2010 Site Sustainability Plans Josh Silverman Chair, Fugitive Emissions Working Group Office of Environmental Policy and Assistance (HS-22) April 14, 2011 2...

156

Assessment of Corporate Sustainability via Fuzzy Logic  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

Yannis A. Phillis; Benjamin J. Davis

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Environmental Planning and Policy in the Los Angeles Region: Openings and Opportunities  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

industry, particularly oil refineries. The unwillingness ofemitters such as the oil refineries); and an acceptance ofpolluters in the region (the refineries or utilities) would

FitzSimmons, Margaret; Gottlieb, Robert

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

ENVIRONMENTAL  

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

797 797 FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY LOAN GUARANTEE FOR THE AGUA CALIENTE SOLAR PROJECT IN YUMA COUNTY, ARIZONA U.S. Department of Energy Loan Guarantee Program Office Washington, DC 20585 November 2010 TABLE OF CONTENTS Section Page Executive Summary .................................................................................................................ES-1 Introduction ..........................................................................................................................ES-1 Purpose and Need ...............................................................................................................ES-1 Proposed Action and Alternatives........................................................................................ES-2

159

Energy Conservation and Environmental Sustainability  

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aluminum cans do you think it would take to save enough energy to run a 100-watt light bulb for 20 hours, a computer for three hours, and a television for two hours? Answer:...

160

Striving for Environmental, Security, Safety and Health and Sustainabi...  

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

Striving for Environmental, Security, Safety and Health and Sustainability Excellence Striving for Environmental, Security, Safety and Health and Sustainability Excellence FE's FY...

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161

INSTITUTIONALIZING SUSTAINABILITY: IMPLEMENTATION OF EXECUTIVE ORDER 13,514 AND ITS IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL, ECONOMIC, AND SOCIAL PERFORMANCE OF PACIFIC NORTHWEST NATIONAL LABORATORY  

SciTech Connect

This article describes the requirements of EO 13514, how PNNL has implemented this mandate and how it has affected the Sustainability Program at PNNL, and makes recommendations about the EO as an effective framework for setting sustainability policy and programs at other institutions.

Widder, Sarah H.

2013-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

162

Energy Security, Innovation & Sustainability Initiative  

SciTech Connect

More than a dozen energy experts convened in Houston, Texas, on February 13, 2009, for the first in a series of four regionally-based energy summits being held by the Council on Competitiveness. The Southern Energy Summit was hosted by Marathon Oil Corporation, and participants explored the public policy, business and technological challenges to increasing the diversity and sustainability of U.S. energy supplies. There was strong consensus that no single form of energy can satisfy the projected doubling, if not tripling, of demand by the year 2050 while also meeting pressing environmental challenges, including climate change. Innovative technology such as carbon capture and storage, new mitigation techniques and alternative forms of energy must all be brought to bear. However, unlike breakthroughs in information technology, advancing broad-based energy innovation requires an enormous scale that must be factored into any equation that represents an energy solution. Further, the time frame for developing alternative forms of energy is much longer than many believe and is not understood by the general public, whose support for sustainability is critical. Some panelists estimated that it will take more than 50 years to achieve the vision of an energy system that is locally tailored and has tremendous diversity in generation. A long-term commitment to energy sustainability may also require some game-changing strategies that calm volatile energy markets and avoid political cycles. Taking a page from U.S. economic history, one panelist suggested the creation of an independent Federal Energy Reserve Board not unlike the Federal Reserve. The board would be independent and influence national decisions on energy supply, technology, infrastructure and the nation's carbon footprint to better calm the volatile energy market. Public-private efforts are critical. Energy sustainability will require partnerships with the federal government, such as the U.S. Department of Energy's National Laboratories, that can provide real-world improvements in both the short- and long-term. Indeed, the roles of government and the private sector in energy sustainability were brought into sharper focus by the pending American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, also known as the economic stimulus bill. There was cautious optimism that the bill was moving the nation in the right direction by way of focusing on greater energy efficiency, alternative forms of energy and improved infrastructure. Nevertheless, there was concern over Congress picking energy winners and losers. Instead, Congress should challenge industry to produce solutions that will create a clear path forward to energy sustainability that the American people can support.

2010-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

163

Hanford Site sustainable development initiatives  

SciTech Connect

Since the days of the Manhattan Project of World War II, the economic well being of the Tri-Cities (Pasco, Kennewick, and Richland) of Washington State has been tied to the US Department of Energy missions at the nearby Hanford Site. As missions at the Site changed, so did the economic vitality of the region. The Hanford Site is now poised to complete its final mission, that of environmental restoration. When restoration is completed, the Site may be closed and the effect on the local economy will be devastating if action is not taken now. To that end, economic diversification and transition are being planned. To facilitate the process, the Hanford Site will become a sustainable development demonstration project.

Sullivan, C.T.

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Sustainable energy policies: research challenges and opportunities  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

Michela Milano

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Agriculture - Sustainable biofuels Redux  

SciTech Connect

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

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

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

Designing landscapes for economy : designing regional landscape infrastructure to enable economic and environmental benefits  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis seeks to deploy landscape design as a regional economic development strategy. It investigates the relationship between economic activity and the built environment. Economies transition from one trend to the ...

Reul, Lindsay Kramer

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

Energy supply and environmental issues: The Los Alamos National Laboratory experience in regional and international programs  

SciTech Connect

The Los Alamos National Laboratory, operated by the University of California, encompasses more than forty-three square miles of mesas and canyons in northern New Mexico. A Department of Energy national laboratory, Los Alamos is one of the largest multidisciplinary, multiprogram laboratories in the world. Our mission, to apply science and engineering capabilities to problems of national security, has expanded to include a broad array of programs. We conduct extensive research in energy, nuclear safeguards and security, biomedical science, computational science, environmental protection and cleanup, materials science, and other basic sciences. The Energy Technology Programs Office is responsible for overseeing and developing programs in three strategic areas: energy systems and the environment, transportation and infrastructure, and integrated chemicals and materials processing. Our programs focus on developing reliable, economic and environmentally sound technologies that can help ensure an adequate supply of energy for the nation. To meet these needs, we are involved in programs that range from new and enhanced oil recovery technologies and tapping renewable energy sources, through efforts in industrial processes, electric power systems, clean coal technologies, civilian radioactive waste, high temperature superconductivity, to studying the environmental effects of energy use.

Goff, S.J.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

168

Sustainability Watch  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

169

Improvements in Quantitative Precipitation Forecasts with the Eta Regional Model at the National Centers for Environmental Prediction: The 48-km Upgrade  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Since 9 June 1993, the eta coordinate regional model has been run twice daily at the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP, previously the National Meteorological Center) as the NCEP's early operational model. Its performance is ...

Fedor Mesinger

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

Peng Shengjing; Sun Zhenhua; Ou Xiaokun

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Venice Sustainability Advisory Panel  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

A bright green perspective on sustainable choices  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present a qualitative study of 35 United States households whose occupants have made significant accommodations to their homes and behaviors in order to be more environmentally responsible. Our goal is to inform the design of future sustainable technologies ... Keywords: domestic technology, environmental technology, green, qualitative studies, sustainable interaction design

Allison Woodruff; Jay Hasbrouck; Sally Augustin

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

Grimmer, Natalie

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

In Search of Sustainability  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

Hamilton-Smith, Elery

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Regional Studies Program. Extraction of North Dakota lignite: environmental and reclamation issues  

SciTech Connect

This study, sponsored by the U.S. Energy Research and Development Administration, addresses the environmental implications of extraction of coal in North Dakota. These implications are supported by details of the geologic and historical background of the area of focus, the lignite resources in the Fort Union coalfield portion. The particular concentration is on the four-county area of Mercer, Dunn, McLean, and Oliver where substantial coal reserves exist and a potential gasification plant site has been identified. The purposes of this extensive study are to identify the land use and environmental problems and issues associated with extraction; to provide a base of information for assessing the impacts of various levels of extraction; to examine the economics and feasibility of reclamation; and to identify research that needs to be undertaken to evaluate and to improve reclamation practices. The study also includes a description of the physical and chemical soil characteristics and hydrological and climatic factors entailed in extraction, revegetation, and reclamation procedures.

LaFevers, J.R.; Johnson, D.O.; Dvorak, A.J.

1976-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

COMMENTARY Making sustainability work  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

Hans Christoph Binswanger

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

Towards a global consensus on matters of science : how process and membership can generate valid and sustainable science advice in multilateral environmental treaty negotiations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In most multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs), science advisory bodies (SABs) are tasked with producing guidance on scientific aspects of the problem. SABs are a necessary infrastructure of global environmental ...

Kohler, Pia M. (Pia Marili)

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Environmental and Economic Assessment of Discharges from Gulf of Mexico Region Oil and Gas Operations  

SciTech Connect

The primary objectives of the project are to increase the base of scientific knowledge concerning (1) the fate and environmental effects of organics, trace metals, and NORM in water, sediment, and biota near several offshore oil and gas facilities; (2) the characteristics of produced water and produced sand discharges as they pertain to organics, trace metals, and NORM variably found in association with the discharges; (3) the recovery of three terminated produced water discharge sites located in wetland and high-energy open bay sites of coastal Louisiana; (4) the economic and energy supply impacts of existing and anticipated federal and state offshore and coastal discharge regulations; and (5) the catch, consumption and human use patterns of seafood species collected from coastal and offshore waters. The products of the effort will be a series of technical reports detailing the study procedures, results, and conclusions which contribute to the transfer of technology to the scientific community, petroleum industry, and state and federal agencies.

Gettleson, David A

1999-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

179

Sustainable Scientists  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

Mills, Evan

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

Environmental management need environmental indicators  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

OECD countries are collectively the biggest users of natural resources in the world and the environmental, economic and social consequences of the production and consumption of these resources and of related economic activities extend far beyond their ... Keywords: environment, environmental indicator, management, sustainable development

Davorin Kralj; Anita Trnav?evi?

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Science Serving Sustainability  

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

182

The Sustainable Hydrogen Economy  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

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

Turner, John (NREL)

2005-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

183

Sustainability Report: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) 2003 -- 2004  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) Sustainability Report for 2003-2004 highlights the Laboratory's comprehensive sustainability activities. These efforts demonstrate NREL's progress toward achieving overall sustainability goals. Sustainability is an inherent centerpiece of the Laboratory's work. NREL's mission--to develop renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies and practices and transfer knowledge and innovations to address the nation's energy and environmental goals--is synergistic with sustainability. The Laboratory formalized its sustainability activities in 2000, building on earlier ideas--this report summarizes the status of activities in water use, energy use, new construction, green power, transportation, recycling, environmentally preferable purchasing, greenhouse gas emissions, and environmental management.

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2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

Where's the buzz? why no one is talking about lululemon athletica's sustainability initiatives.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Many highly recognizable apparel brands are voluntarily adopting corporate social and environmental sustainability plans. This thesis evaluated the sustainability initiatives of the lululemon athletica Corporation (more)

Horan, Mary Rebecca

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Sustainable Polymers Staff  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

2013-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

186

Topic: Sustainable Manufacturing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

2012-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

187

Cyber-sustainability: leaving a lasting legacy of human wellbeing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a case for the importance of sustainability in HCI as it relates to the Web. So far, the discussion about sustainability in HCI has focused on environmental aspects. However, our belief is that cyber-sustainability is much greater ... Keywords: cyberspace, design, environment, sustainability, wellbeing, worldview

Bran Richards; Stuart Walker; Lynne Blair

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

Economic Sustainability  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

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

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

The Hanford summit and sustainable development  

SciTech Connect

Since the days of the Manhattan Project of World War II, the economic well being of the Tri-Cities (Pasco, Kennewick, and Richland) of Washington State has been tied to the US Department of Energy missions at the nearby Hanford Site. As missions at the Site changed, so did the well being of the region. The Hanford Site is now poised to complete its final mission, that of environmental restoration. When restoration is compiled, the Site may be closed and the effect on the local economy will be devastating if action is not taken now. To that end, economic diversification and transition are being planned. To facilitate the process, the Hanford Site will become a sustainable development demonstration project -- a project with regional, national, and international application.

Sullivan, C.T.

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

Project Galaxy - Sustianable Resource Supply and Environmental Implications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Understanding what it takes to move from a corn-based liquid fuels industry to one that is cellulosic-based requires a complex transition over time. This transition implies, among other things, a shift from annual cropping systems considered under United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy as commodity crops, to perennial lignocellulosic crops that are herbaceous and wood-based. Because of changes in land use as well as biomass and other crop supplies, land-based environmental amenities such as water quality, soil health and tilth, air quality, and animal and avian species populations and their diversity change also. Environmental effects are measured as magnitudes (how much they are impacted), and direction of the impact (either positive or negative). By developing a series of quantitative and qualitative metrics, the larger issue of defining relative sustainability may be addressed, and this can be done at a finer detail of regional (scale) and environmental amenity-specific impacts. Although much literature exists about research relevant to specific environmental variables, there is no published, documented, nor research literature on direct application of environmental over-compliance with regards a 'biorefinery.' Our three goals were to (1) understand and quantify bioenergy sustainability and some key environmental effects in a generic set of examples; (2) explain the effort and means to define and quantify specific qualitative environmental measures, and to determine a way to understand changes in these measures over time and what their implications might be; and (3) use these outcomes to evaluate potential sites in any geographic area. This would permit assessment of candidate locations, combined with an understanding of co-production of fuels, chemicals, and electric power, to interpret sustainability measures and the relationship between environmental sustainability and economic sustainability. The process of determining environmental sustainability effects as a result of providing renewable energy is complex. We have only included in this report environmental effects as a result of producing biomass for the biorefinery, and the area represented by the footprint of the biorefinery itself. In doing this, we have defined critical environmental variables (water, soil, air, and flora and fauna) and discussed some measurable indicators used to quantify effects such as nitrate content, soil organic matter, air particulates, and avian species diversity, respectively. We also point out the need to perform specific sustainability risk assessments, and the need to continually evaluate the life cycle inventory with an accompanying life-cycle assessment. Only in this dynamic framework can environmental sustainability be determined, evaluated and assessed, and contrasted with economic sustainability goals of a firm or an industry.

Downing, Mark [ORNL; Wimmer, Robert [Toyota Motor Corp.

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

191

National System Templates: Building Sustainable National Inventory  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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]

192

HCI and sustainability: a tale of two motivations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Sustainability in (Inter)Action provides a forum for innovative thought, design, and research in the area of interaction design and environmental sustainability. The forum explores how HCI can contribute to the complex and interdisciplinary efforts to ...

Jennifer Mankoff

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

Developing genome-enabled sustainable lignocellulosic biofuels technologies  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Developing genome-enabled sustainable lignocellulosic biofuels technologies Timothy Donohue a technically advanced biofuels industry that is economically & environmentally sustainable." [GLBRC Roadmap sugars, lignin content, etc.) Cellulosic Biofuels "Opportunities & Challenges" 5 #12;Variable Composition

194

A framework for multi-resolution modeling of sustainable manufacturing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper proposes a multi-resolution framework for application of system dynamics modeling to sustainable manufacturing. Sustainable manufacturing involves interaction of four complex systems namely manufacturing, environmental, financial, and social ...

Sanjay Jain; Deogratias Kibira

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

In Search of Sustainability  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

Hamilton-Smith, Elery

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

Sustainability of products.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

???.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

Review: Hijacking Sustainability  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

Antonelli, Monika

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

The Illusion of Sustainability  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

Kremer, Michael Robert; Miguel, Edward A.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

Sustainability and Transport  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

200

Sustainabilitys Correlation to Profit.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

Drummond, Cheryl Annissa

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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201

Renewables for sustainable village power  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

It is estimated that two billion people live without electricity and its services. In addition, there is a sizeable number of rural villages that have limited electrical service, with either part-day operation by diesel gen-sets or partial electrification (local school or community center and several nearby houses). For many villages connected to the grid, power is often sporadically available and of poor quality. The U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado, has initiated a program to address these potential electricity opportunities in rural villages through the application of renewable energy (RE) technologies. The objective of this program is to develop and implement applications that demonstrate the technical performance, economic competitiveness, operational viability, and environmental benefits of renewable rural electric solutions, compared to the conventional options of line extension and isolated diesel mini-grids. These four attributes foster sustainability; therefore, the program is entitled Renewables for Sustainable Village Power (RSVP). The RSVP program is a multi-technology, multi-application program composed of six activities, including village applications development, computer model development, systems analysis, pilot project development, technical assistance, and Internet-based village power project data base. While the current program emphasizes wind, photovoltaics (PV), and their hybrids with diesel gen-sets, micro-hydro and micro-biomass technologies may be integrated in the future. NREL`s RSVP team is currently involved in rural electricity projects in thirteen countries, with U.S., foreign, and internationally based agencies and institutions. The integration of the technology developments, institutional experiences, and the financial solutions for the implementation of renewables in the main line rural electrification processes in both the developing world and remote regions of the developed world is the goal.

Flowers, L.

1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Sustainability | Department of Energy  

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

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

203

Enabling Materials Resource Sustainability  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

204

Sustainable Manufacturing Briefing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

2012-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

205

Combining sustainability criteria with discrete event simulation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper attempts to highlight shortcomings in the concept of sustainability and ways to make the concept more workable by presenting the development of an Environmental Management Information System (EMIS) as a combination of discrete event simulation ...

Andi H. Widok; Volker Wohlgemuth; Bernd Page

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A sustainable design fiction: Green practices  

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In this article, we argue that an approach informed by practice theory coupled with design fiction provides useful insights into the role of interaction design with respect to environmental sustainability. We argue that a practice-oriented approach can ... Keywords: DIY, Design, Design Fiction, Everyday Practice, Repair, Social Practice, Sustainability

Ron Wakkary, Audrey Desjardins, Sabrina Hauser, Leah Maestri

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Aviation Sustainable Biofuels: An Asian Airline Perspective  

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Aviation Sustainable Biofuels: An Asian Airline Perspective Dr Mark Watson Head of Environmental Affairs, Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd, Hong Kong Aviation Biofuels Session World Biofuels Markets, Rotterdam 24 March 2011 #12;Aviation Biofuels in Asia: Current Status · Focus on "2nd generation" sustainable

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

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2012 DOE Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan (SSPP) was sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) in June. The 2012...

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Schlepping Toward Sustainability: One Couple's Quest to Shrink...  

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Schlepping Toward Sustainability: One Couple's Quest to Shrink Its Environmental Footprint NOTICE Due to the current lapse of federal funding, Berkeley Lab websites are accessible,...

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Schlepping Toward Sustainability: One Couple's Quest to Shrink...  

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Schlepping Toward Sustainability: One Couple's Quest to Shrink Its Environmental Footprint (ENCORE PRESENTATION) NOTICE Due to the current lapse of federal funding, Berkeley Lab...

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Key Issues II: Bringing Sustainability to the Community  

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develop the skills and confidence to investigate current environmental and sustainability issues in a non-biased, scientifically grounded process with their students. The...

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Plasma Nano-cleantech for a Sustainable Future  

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5) Devices should be relevant to the applications that underpin sustainable development, e.g., energy conversion and storage, environmental sensing,...

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Economic and agronomic strategies to achieve sustainable irrigation  

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Aug 12, 2003 ... waters, which are among the problems that continue to threaten productivity and degrade environmental qual- ity. We consider sustainability to...

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2010 DOE Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan - Report to...  

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Sites Power Marketing Administration Other Agencies You are here Home 2010 DOE Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan - Report to the White House Council on Environmental...

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DOE FY 2012 Sustainable Acquisition Priority Products and Attributes  

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Plans, and Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and the meeting of DOE Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan (SSPP) goals. Sites continue to be required to give...

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

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This study provides a spatially comprehensive assessment of sustainable agricultural residue removal potential across the United States for bioenergy production. Earlier assessments determining the quantity of agricultural residue that could be sustainably removed for bioenergy production at the regional and national scale faced a number of computational limitations. These limitations included the number of environmental factors, the number of land management scenarios, and the spatial fidelity and spatial extent of the assessment. This study utilizes integrated multi-factor environmental process modeling and high fidelity land use datasets to perform the sustainable agricultural residue removal assessment. Soil type represents the base spatial unit for this study and is modeled using a national soil survey database at the 10100 m scale. Current crop rotation practices are identified by processing land cover data available from the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service Cropland Data Layer database. Land management and residue removal scenarios are identified for each unique crop rotation and crop management zone. Estimates of county averages and state totals of sustainably available agricultural residues are provided. The results of the assessment show that in 2011 over 150 million metric tons of agricultural residues could have been sustainably removed across the United States. Projecting crop yields and land management practices to 2030, the assessment determines that over 207 million metric tons of agricultural residues will be able to be sustainably removed for bioenergy production at that time. This biomass resource has the potential for producing over 68 billion liters of cellulosic biofuels.

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

2012-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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Sustainable Biomass Supply Systems  

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

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

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental Protection | Argonne National Laboratory  

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electricity use, water consumption and environmental emissions. Environment and Sustainability Argonne National Laboratory is helping our nation build an economy based on...

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SustainablyBuilt | Open Energy Information  

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SustainablyBuilt SustainablyBuilt Jump to: navigation, search Name Sustainably Built Address 1720 15th St Place Boulder, Colorado Zip 80302 Product Green Building Consultants Website http://www.sustainablybuilt.co Region Rockies Area References Sustainably Built Web Site[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Sustainably Built is a company located in Boulder, Colorado. References ↑ Sustainably Built Web Site Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=SustainablyBuilt&oldid=268492" Categories: Clean Energy Organizations Companies Organizations Stubs What links here Related changes Special pages Printable version Permanent link Browse properties 429 Throttled (bot load)

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The Sustainability of Sustainable Energy  

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

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Sustainable Design | Building Energy Codes Program  

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

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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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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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Center for BioEnergy Sustainability (CBES) http://www.ornl.gov/cbes/ Bioenergy Sustainability and Land-Use Change Report  

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Center for BioEnergy Sustainability (CBES) http://www.ornl.gov/cbes/ 1 Bioenergy Sustainability Storey. 2011. Indicators to support environmental sustainability of bioenergy systems. Ecological KL, et al. Global Agro-ecosystem Model System for Analysis of Sustainable Biofuel Production Under

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Mundaneum of sustainability.  

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

De Ruijter, P.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable Energy Systems Group  

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

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Y-12 Site Sustainability Plan  

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This plan addresses: Greenhouse Gas Reduction and Comprehensive Greenhouse Gas Inventory; Buildings, ESPC Initiative Schedule, and Regional and Local Planning; Fleet Management; Water Use Efficiency and Management; Pollution Prevention and Waste Reduction; Sustainable Acquisition; Electronic Stewardship and Data Centers; Renewable Energy; Climate Change; and Budget and Funding.

none,; Erhart, S C; Spencer, C G

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

2012-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental Approvals (Manitoba, Canada)  

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The Environmental Approvals Branch ensures that developments are regulated in a manner that protects the environment and public health, and sustains a high quality of life for present and future...

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

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

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

2010-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Business Case for Sustainable Design in Federal Facilities | Department of  

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

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SUSTAINABLE COMPOSITES: CELLULOSE NANOFIBERS  

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

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Stepping Towards Sustainable Business: An Evaluation of Waste Minimization Practices in US Manufacturing  

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Central to the movement of organizations toward environmental sustainability is the financial viability and environmental effectiveness of the techniques for improving environmental performance. While waste-minimization practices (WMPs) have been touted ... Keywords: Environment, Organizational studies--effectiveness--performance

Iain J. Clelland; Thomas J. Dean; Thomas J. Douglas

2000-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LM Receives Sustainability Award | Department of Energy  

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Receives Sustainability Award Receives Sustainability Award LM Receives Sustainability Award January 8, 2013 - 1:17pm Addthis Award ceremony (left to right): Melvin G. Williams, Jr., Associate Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE); Mary Sizemore, Environmental Management System (EMS) Coordinator, Office of Legacy Management (LM) contractor; Tracy Ribeiro, EMS Coordinator, LM; Tom Pauling, Director of Site Operations, LM; Dave Geiser, Director, LM; and Jennifer MacDonald, Director, Sustainability Performance Office, DOE. Award ceremony (left to right): Melvin G. Williams, Jr., Associate Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE); Mary Sizemore, Environmental Management System (EMS) Coordinator, Office of Legacy Management (LM) contractor; Tracy Ribeiro, EMS Coordinator, LM; Tom Pauling, Director of

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UNDP Sustainable Energy | Open Energy Information  

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

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Environmental Performance Report 2011: Annual Site Environmental Report per the U.S. Department of Energy Order 231.1B (Management Report)  

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Purpose: NREL's Environmental Performance Report provides a description of the lab's environmental activities for 2011 including information on environmental and sustainability performance, environmental compliance activities and status, and environmental protection programs, highlights, and successes.

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2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental Performance Report 2011: Annual Site Environmental Report per the U.S. Department of Energy Order 231.1B (Management Report)  

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Purpose: NREL's Environmental Performance Report provides a description of the lab's environmental activities for 2011 including information on environmental and sustainability performance, environmental compliance activities and status, and environmental protection programs, highlights, and successes.

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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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Helping Wisconsin Small Businesses Increase Sustainability | Department of  

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Wisconsin Small Businesses Increase Sustainability Wisconsin Small Businesses Increase Sustainability Helping Wisconsin Small Businesses Increase Sustainability June 28, 2012 - 3:51pm Addthis The Wisconsin Profitable Sustainability Initiative (PSI), an innovative, customizable and highly-effective program of the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership (WMEP), demonstrates the range of economic, social and environmental benefits that can be realized by the state's small and midsize manufacturers through the implementation of sustainable business practices. Kristin Swineford Communication Specialist, Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs What Does the Future Look Like? Electricity demand from these participants will be reduced by nearly 13 million kilowatt hours. 9,000 tons of solid waste will be diverted from landfills.

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

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

Hootman, Heather

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

Best Practices in Sustainable Environmental Stewardship  

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21 Project Title: Y-12 Medical Radiography Goes Digital Project Summary Source: P2 Awards Database Applicability: Recycling Facility: Y-12 National Security Complex (Y-12) Current...

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Agenda, DOE Environmental Sustainability Network (ESN), Monthly...  

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AGENDA DOE Joint ESN and EMSAN Monthly Conference Call Thursday, June 17, 2010 11:00 - 12:30 Eastern Call-in Number: (202) 287-5318 11:00 - 11:05 Welcome & Attendance Beverly...

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Agenda, DOE Environmental Sustainability Network (ESN), Monthly...  

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AGENDA DOE Joint ESN and EMSAN Monthly Conference Call Thursday, March 18, 2010 11:00 - 12:30 Eastern Forrestal Room 8E-090 Call-in Number: (301) 903- 0117 11:00 - 11:05 Welcome &...

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Agenda, DOE Environmental Sustainability Network (ESN), Monthly...  

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AGENDA DOE Joint ESN and EMSAN Monthly Conference Call Thursday, April 15, 2010 11:00 - 12:30 Eastern Call-in Number: (301) 903- 0117 11:00 - 11:05 Welcome & Attendance Beverly...

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Agenda, DOE Environmental Sustainability Network (ESN), Monthly...  

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AGENDA DOE Joint ESN and EMSAN Monthly Conference Call Thursday, July 15, 2010 11:00 - 12:30 Eastern Call-in Number: (202) 287-5320 11:00 - 11:05 Welcome & Attendance Jerry...

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Agenda, DOE Environmental Sustainability Network (ESN), Monthly...  

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AGENDA DOE Joint ESN and EMSAN Monthly Conference Call Thursday, May 20, 2010 11:00 - 12:30 Eastern Call-in Number: (301) 903- 7073 11:00 - 11:05 Welcome & Attendance Beverly...

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2009 Environmental Sustainability Network Conference Call Notes  

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Notes 1. 450.1A Guidance Update - Jane Powers (HS-22), (202) 586-7301, Jane.Powers@hq.doe.gov The Directives Review Board placed the four proposed guidance documents related to...

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Human-Centered Sustainable Product !!Environmental impact  

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·! 65.2% of total U.S. electricity consumption ·! 30% of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions ·! 40% of raw materials use globally (3 billion tons annually) ·! 40% of landfill material in the U.S. (136 (first launched in '98) ·! LEED-EB: Existing building operations ·! LEED-CI: Commercial interiors

Agogino, Alice M.

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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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Sustainability Evaluation of Resident Building in Bosnia and Herzegovina  

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The energy system of resident building requires to be seen as the complex system with defined respective indicators including: economic, environmental and social indicators with respective sub-indicators. In our analysis, we will assumed that the energy system is a complex system which may interact with its surrounding by utilizing resources, exchange conversion system products, utilize economic benefits from conversion process and absorb the social consequences of conversion process. This evaluation will be based on the selection of a number of resident buildings as the potential options appropriate for the geographic, climate and cultural region. With multi-criteria method based on the selected number of indicators the sustainability index will be determined. In this evaluation attention is focused on the following resident buildings: Bosnian family house, Modern architecture dwelling, Traditional family house, Best choice of local family house. The finale result of this study will be presented in Sustainability Index rating for the options under consideration. It can be noticed that the quality of the selected objects is defined in relation to the Sustainability Index.

Zlomusica, E.; Afgan, N.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable Manufacturing in the Systems Integration Division  

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

2011-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Western Regional Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement: Rulemaking for Small Power Production and Cogeneration Facilities - Exemptions for Geothermal Facilities  

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Section 643 of the Energy Security Act of 1980 directed the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to develop rules to further encourage geothermal development by Small Power Production Facilities. This rule amends rules previously established in Dockets No. RM79-54 and 55 under Section 201 and 210 of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA). The analysis shows that the rules are expected to stimulate the development of up to 1,200 MW of capacity for electrical generation from geothermal facilities by 1995--1,110 MW more than predicted in the original PURPA EIS. This Final Supplemental EIS to the DEIS, issued by FERC in June 1980, forecasts likely near term development and analyzes environmental effects anticipated to occur due to development of geothermal resources in the Western United States as a result of this additional rulemaking.

Heinemann, Jack M.; Nalder, Nan; Berger, Glen

1981-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Y-12 Sustainable Design Principles for Building Design and Construction  

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

Jackson, J. G.

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

Corporate sustainability assessment methodology  

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

Pinchuk, Natallia

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

Earth System Analysis for Sustainability  

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

Hamilton-Smith, Elery

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

Sustainable Energy: Choosing Among Options  

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

Mirza, Umar Karim

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

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

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

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

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260

HANFORD SITE SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM RICHLAND WASHINGTON - 12464  

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In support of implementation of Executive Order (EO) 13514, Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy and Economic Performance, the Hanford Site Sustainability Plan was developed to implement strategies and activities required to achieve the prescribed goals in the EO as well as demonstrate measurable progress in environmental stewardship at the Hanford Site. The Hanford Site Sustainability Program was developed to demonstrate progress towards sustainability goals as defined and established in Executive Order (EO) 13514, Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy and Economic Performance; EO 13423, Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy and Transportation Management, and several applicable Energy Acts. Multiple initiatives were undertaken in Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 to implement the Program and poise the Hanford Site as a leader in environmental stewardship. In order to implement the Hanford Site Sustainability Program, a Sustainability Plan was developed in conjunction with prime contractors, two U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Offices, and key stakeholders to serve as the framework for measuring progress towards sustainability goals. Based on the review of these metrics and future plans, several activities were initiated to proactively improve performance or provide alternatives for future consideration contingent on available funding. A review of the key metric associated with energy consumption for the Hanford Site in FY 2010 and 2011 indicated an increase over the target reduction of 3 percent annually from a baseline established in FY 2003 as illustrated in Figure 1. This slight increase was attributed primarily from the increased energy demand from the cleanup projects funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) in FY 2010 and 2011. Although it is forecasted that the energy demand will decrease commensurate with the completion of ARRA projects, several major initiatives were launched to improve energy efficiency.

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2012-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

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261

Cuba: Energy, Sustainability and Independence  

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Cuba: Energy, Sustainability and Independence Cuba: Energy, Sustainability and Independence Speaker(s): Victor Bruno Henriquez Perez Date: May 10, 2001 - 12:00pm Location: b Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Kristina LaCommare Cubasolar (http://www.cubasolar.cu) is Cuba's NGO of over 400 scientists researching and implementing projects in energy efficiency and conservation as well as renewable energy. This year Cubasolar wil receive a Global 500 award from the United Nations Environmental Program for its work in raising energy consciousness in Cuba and other nations of the developing world. Since its founding in 1994, Cubasolar has installed solar panels on over 300 family doctor clinics in rural Cuba and is in the process of installing 1800 panels in rural elementary schools. Cubasolar is also involved in

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Joint Environmental Management System (EMS) | Department of Energy  

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Joint Environmental Management System (EMS) Joint Environmental Management System (EMS) Joint Environmental Management System (EMS) Joint Environmental Management System (EMS) The environmental management system (EMS) has two areas of focus: environmental compliance and environmental sustainability. The environmental compliance aspect of the EMS consists of regulatory compliance and monitoring programs that implement federal, state, local, and tribal requirements; agreements; and permits under the Legacy Management contract. The environmental sustainability aspect promotes and integrates sustainability initiatives such as energy and natural resource conservation, waste minimization, green construction, and use of eco-friendly products and services into all phases of work. U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Legacy Management (LM) EMS was

263

Landscape futures analysis: Assessing the impacts of environmental targets under alternative spatial policy options and future scenarios  

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Environmental targets are often used in planning for sustainable agricultural landscapes but their impacts are rarely known. In this paper we introduce landscape futures analysis as a method which combines linear programming optimisation with scenario ... Keywords: Futures analysis, GIS, Integrated assessment, Landscape planning, Optimisation, Regional, Scenarios

Brett A. Bryan; Neville D. Crossman; Darran King; Wayne S. Meyer

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a decision-support system for rural eco-environmental management in Yongxin County, Jiangxi Province, China  

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A two-layer DSS for rural sustainable development (DRSD) was developed for the comprehensive planning of socioeconomic development and eco-environment protection in Yongxin County, Jiangxi Province, China. The DRSD considers multiple sectors within a ... Keywords: Decision-support system, Eco-environmental management, Farmers, Linear programming, Regional managers, Two-layer

Guo H. Huang; Wei Sun; Xiang-hui Nie; Xiao-sheng Qin; Xiao-dong Zhang

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

Contributions to Sustainability by Communities and Individuals: Problems and Prospects  

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This report examines relationships between a comprehensive set of definitions of and viewpoints on the concept of Sustainability and the abilities of communities and individuals in the United States to meet the behavioral prescriptions inherent in these definitions and viewpoints. This research is timely because sustainability is becoming a cornerstone of national and international environmental strategies designed to simultaneously achieve environmental, economic, and social goals. In the United States, many communities have adopted sustainability principles as the foundation for both their environmental protection efforts and their socioeconomic development initiatives. This research is important because it highlights serious problems communities and inviduals may have in achieving sustainability expectations, and illustrates how much work is needed to help communities and individuals overcome numerous considerable and complex constraints to sustainability.

MacGregor, D.; Tonn, B.E.

1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

266

Nonlinear self-sustainment of magnetic islands  

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A mechanism is proposed for a nonlinear self-sustainment of magnetic islands which relies on the presence of a chaotic region. Particles diffusing in the stochastic magnetic field produce a local increase of current which in turn sustains the original perturbation if the equilibrium profile is concave. It is shown that the new equilibrium is stable. In a tokamak the mechanism is operative in the region outside the q=2 surface, in agreement with the observation of strong electron confinement degradation in this region. 14 refs., 3 figs.

White, R.B.; Romanelli, F.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Northeast Sustainable Energy Association | Open Energy Information  

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Sustainable Energy Association Sustainable Energy Association Name Northeast Sustainable Energy Association Address 50 Miles Street Place Greenfield, Massachusetts Zip 01301 Region Northeast - NY NJ CT PA Area Website http://www.nesea.org/ Notes Regional membership organization promoting sustainable energy solutions Coordinates 42.5864°, -72.6025° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":42.5864,"lon":-72.6025,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

268

Sandia National Laboratories: Pollution Prevention: Sustainable Acquisition  

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Sustainable Acquisition Sustainable Acquisition Biobased shredder oil Biobased shredder oil A significant portion of the environmental impacts made by any operation are related to the products and materials they purchase. In fact, for most manufactured products, source materials represent the largest investment in energy and greenhouse gas emissions of the production process1 (including materials, manufacture, and transport). Sustainable acquisition is one way an organization, especially a large one, can take big steps to reduce its environmental impacts. Sandia is aware of the impacts products have on the environment and also of our opportunity, as a volume purchaser, to reduce those impacts. Using guidance provided by the Department of Energy and other federal entities, Sandia works to include these considerations in the sourcing of a wide

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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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Sustainable Electricity | Clean Energy | ORNL  

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

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NREL: Sustainable NREL Home Page  

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

272

Strategies for Sustainable Institute Operations  

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

2013-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

273

Applying Strategic Sustainability: For Small and Medium Sized Enterprises.  

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??Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) are an underutilised sector to disseminating sustainability within communities. Entrepreneurs are action-oriented individuals who enjoy challenges and act upon environmental (more)

McElroy, Rachelle; Orozco, Itzel

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Roadmap for Integrating Sustainable Design into Site-Level Operations  

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Sustainable Design recognizes that products and processes are interdependent with the environmental, economic, and social systems surrounding them and implements measures to prevent an unsustainable compromise to these systems.

Peterson, Keith L.; Dorsey, Judy A.

2000-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Center for BioEnergy Sustainability (CBES) http://www.ornl.gov/sci/besd/cbes/ Bioenergy Sustainability and Land-Use Change Report  

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Center for BioEnergy Sustainability (CBES) http://www.ornl.gov/sci/besd/cbes/ 1 Bioenergy Sustainability and Land-Use Change Report Oak Ridge National Laboratory December 2010 Publication: Dale, VH, R and Environmental Change, pages 52-55, published by the Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment

276

Energy-synchronized computing for sustainable sensor networks  

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To ensure sustainable operations of wireless sensor systems, environmental energy harvesting has been regarded as one of the most fundamental solutions for long-term applications. In energy-dynamic environments, energy conservation is no longer considered ... Keywords: Energy, Sustainable, Wireless sensor networks

Ting Zhu, Ziguo Zhong, Tian He, Zhi-Li Zhang

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Children's drawing and telling of sustainability in the home  

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This paper describes a pilot study about children's perspective on environmental sustainability in the home through the drawing-telling technique. We utilize the drawing-telling technique as described by Susan Wright [6] for interviewing children about ... Keywords: children, drawing and telling method, eco-visualization, home, sustainability

Audrey Desjardins; Ron Wakkary

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

OM Forum---Business Model Innovation for Sustainability  

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A systematic approach to innovating business models can help identify new business models that encourage sustainable use of products and services, or facilitate wider adoption of new environmentally friendly technologies. This paper provides a brief ... Keywords: business model innovation, business models, entrepreneurship, innovation, risk, sustainability

Karan Girotra, Serguei Netessine

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

Comparative analysis of biogas slurry and urine as sustainable nutrient sources for hydroponic vertical farming.  

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?? Sustainable alternatives to using mined nutrients in agriculture must be found in order to limit environmental impacts such as eutrophication, habitat destruction and greenhouse (more)

Dumitrescu, Vlad Andrei

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of Depleted Uranium in Environmental Bio-monitor Samples and Soil from Target sites in Western Balkan Region  

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Lichen and Moss are widely used to assess the atmospheric pollution by heavy metals and radionuclides. In this paper, we report results of uranium and its isotope ratios using mass spectrometric measurements (followed by chemical separation procedure) for mosses, lichens and soil samples from a depleted uranium (DU) target site in western Balkan region. Samples were collected in 2003 from Han Pijesak (Republika Srpska in Bosnia and Hercegovina). Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) measurements show the presence of high concentration of uranium in some samples. Concentration of uranium in moss samples ranged from 5.2-755.43 Bq/Kg. We have determined {sup 235}U/{sup 238}U isotope ratio using thermal ionization mass spectrometry (TIMS) from the samples with high uranium content and the ratios are in the range of 0.002097-0.002380. TIMS measurement confirms presence of DU in some samples. However, we have not noticed any traces of DU in samples containing lesser amount of uranium or from any samples from the living environment of same area.

Sahoo, Sarata K.; Enomoto, Hiroko; Tokonami, Shinji; Ishikawa, Tetsuo [National Institute of Radiological Sciences, 4-9-1 Anagawa, Inage-ku, Chiba 263-8555 (Japan); Ujic, Predrag; Celikovic, Igor; Zunic, Zora S. [Institute of Nuclear Sciences, Vinca, Mike Petrovica Alasa 12-14, 11000 Belgrade (Serbia)

2008-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

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281

NREL: Sustainable NREL - Parking Garage  

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Parking Garage Parking Garage A photo of a grey, five-story, above-ground parking garage. Solar panels are seen installed on the roof of the structure. NREL's multi-story parking garage. NREL's parking garage proves that large garages can be designed and built sustainably-at no additional cost. And although parking garages don't qualify for the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certification, NREL designed the parking garage to LEED Platinum standards to maximize energy savings and environmental stewardship. The structure is expected to perform 90% better than a standard garage built just to code. Fast Facts Cost: $14,172 per parking space Cost is typically $15,500 to $24,500 per parking space Square Feet: 578,320 Parking Spaces: 1,800

282

Update Sustainable Transportation  

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

283

Sustainable Nuclear Energy  

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

284

NREL: Sustainable NREL - News  

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

285

Toward a sustainable UGA.  

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

Kirsche, Kevin Michael

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

Sustainable Technologies I  

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

287

Why Measure Sustainability?  

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

2009-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

288

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

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

2011-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

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City of San Diego - Sustainable Building Policy | Department of Energy  

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San Diego - Sustainable Building Policy San Diego - Sustainable Building Policy City of San Diego - Sustainable Building Policy < Back Eligibility Commercial Construction Local Government Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Design & Remodeling Appliances & Electronics Heat Pumps Commercial Lighting Lighting Water Heating Bioenergy Solar Windows, Doors, & Skylights Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Heating Wind Program Info State California Program Type Energy Standards for Public Buildings Provider San Diego Environmental Services Department The City of San Diego's Sustainable Building Policy is directed by Council Policy 900-14. The policy contains regulations regarding building

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Organization Organization Address Place Zip Notes Website Region  

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Colorado Renewable Energy Society Colorado Renewable Energy Society PO Box Golden Colorado Works for the sensible adoption of cost effective energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies by Colorado businesses and consumers http www cres energy org Rockies Area Environmental Entrepreneurs E2 Environmental Entrepreneurs E2 Pearl Street Suite Boulder Colorado http www e2 org jsp controller docName roxchapterwebpage Rockies Area Hogan Hartson Hogan Hartson Walnut Street Boulder Colorado Climate Change Clean Energy http www hhlaw com Rockies Area Northern Colorado Clean Energy Cluster Northern Colorado Clean Energy Cluster Denver Colorado Business led project oriented group of regional partners seeking to have a global impact http www nccleanenergy com Rockies Area Sustainability Center of the Rockies Sustainability Center of the Rockies

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Federal Requirements for Sustainable Buildings by Law and Regulation |  

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Law and Law and Regulation Federal Requirements for Sustainable Buildings by Law and Regulation October 4, 2013 - 4:44pm Addthis For sustainable buildings, Federal agencies are required to comply with the following laws and regulations. Also see Federal Requirements for Sustainable Buildings by Topic and Guiding Principles for Federal Leadership in High-Performance and Sustainable Buildings. Executive Order (E.O.) 13514 Signed on October 5, 2009, E.O. 13514-Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy and Economic Performance-expands on Federal energy reduction and environmental performance requirements set in E.O. 13423, as well as outlines specific management strategies to improve sustainability, including managing existing buildings to reduce energy, water and materials

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Hanford Projects Receive Sustainability Awards | Department of Energy  

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Projects Receive Sustainability Awards Projects Receive Sustainability Awards Hanford Projects Receive Sustainability Awards June 7, 2011 - 12:00pm Addthis Media Contact Geoff Tyree, DOE (509) 376-4171 Geoffrey.Tyree@rl.doe.gov RICHLAND, WASH. - Hanford's Department of Energy offices and their contractors received special recognition Tuesday for their part in promoting sustainability. The Department of Energy's Office of Environmental Management in Washington D.C. selected 10 Hanford Site projects to be awarded for excellence in encouraging sustainability, conserving resources, and exemplifying the ideals set forth by Executive Order 13514. The Order was signed by President Barack Obama on October 5, 2009, and challenged federal agencies to make plans and lead by example in "environmental, energy, and economic

293

2010 DOE Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan - Report to the White  

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2010 DOE Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan - Report to the 2010 DOE Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan - Report to the White House Council on Environmental Quality and Office of Management and Budget 2010 DOE Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan - Report to the White House Council on Environmental Quality and Office of Management and Budget Sustainability is fundamental to the Department of Energy's research mission and operations as reflected in the Department's Strategic Plan. Our overarching mission is to discover the solutions to power and secure America's future. We are implementing our mission through three strategic goals: Innovation to maintain U.S. global leadership in science and engineering; Energy to build a competitive and sustainable clean energy economy to secure America's energy future; and Security to reduce nuclear

294

Sustainable Transport and Air Quality Conference for Latin America and the  

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and Air Quality Conference for Latin America and the and Air Quality Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean 2011 Jump to: navigation, search Calendar.png Sustainable Transport and Air Quality Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean 2011: on 2011/05/09 "This Conference is co-sponsored by the Clean Air Institute (CAI), the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the World Bank, the World Mayors Council on Climate Change, GIZ and the Governments of Argentina, Mexico and Spain. Participants will discuss "How to Achieve Sustainable Urban Transport?" Among other things, the Conference will examine health and environmental benefits of improving urban transport, emissions inventories and monitoring, use of alternative fuels, carbon financing to improve urban transport, and regional

295

Tuesday Webcast for Industry: Regional Energy Efficiency Programs  

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Webcast for Webcast for Industry: Regional Energy Efficiency Programs December 13, 2011 MEEA's Midwest Industrial Initiative Stacey Paradis Deputy Director Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance Mission MEEA is a collaborative network whose purpose is to advance energy efficiency to support sustainable economic development and environmental preservation. MEEA's Role in the Midwest * Designing and Evaluating Programs & RFPs * Administering Programs * Delivering Training & Workshops * Developing Marketing and Outreach * Advancing Energy Efficiency Policy * Coordinating Utility Program Efforts * Regional Voice for DOE/EPA & ENERGY STAR * Evaluating & Promoting Emerging Technologies Need for Industrial EE in the Midwest

296

SUSTAINABILITY New Perspectives  

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

Edwards, Paul N.

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Keeping Sustainability on Track in Miami | Department of Energy  

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Keeping Sustainability on Track in Miami Keeping Sustainability on Track in Miami Keeping Sustainability on Track in Miami June 24, 2010 - 3:46pm Addthis Ajani Stewart was close to losing his job as environmental coordinator for the city of Miami before a change to the city's EECBG allowed Stewart to retain his position. | Photo courtesy Ajani Stewart Ajani Stewart was close to losing his job as environmental coordinator for the city of Miami before a change to the city's EECBG allowed Stewart to retain his position. | Photo courtesy Ajani Stewart Ajani Stewart loves his job. As Environmental Coordinator for the Office of Sustainable Initiatives in Miami, Stewart manages projects funded by a $4.7 million Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG), as well as the city's green initiatives and recycling programs.

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Keeping Sustainability on Track in Miami | Department of Energy  

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Keeping Sustainability on Track in Miami Keeping Sustainability on Track in Miami Keeping Sustainability on Track in Miami June 24, 2010 - 3:46pm Addthis Ajani Stewart was close to losing his job as environmental coordinator for the city of Miami before a change to the city's EECBG allowed Stewart to retain his position. | Photo courtesy Ajani Stewart Ajani Stewart was close to losing his job as environmental coordinator for the city of Miami before a change to the city's EECBG allowed Stewart to retain his position. | Photo courtesy Ajani Stewart Ajani Stewart loves his job. As Environmental Coordinator for the Office of Sustainable Initiatives in Miami, Stewart manages projects funded by a $4.7 million Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG), as well as the city's green initiatives and recycling programs.

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

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The primary objectives of this research are to identify the relation between Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) criteria regarding sustainable site credits and the appraised value of land parcels in the City of Houston, and additionally to analyze the effects of detail components which leverage the sustainable credits regarding the Public Transportation Access (PTA) in terms of economic issues. To accomplish these objectives, the approach to estimate sustainable ratings of specific parcels using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) was established. Green construction must be one of the most powerful trends in the construction industry. One of the main concepts to underlie the basis of this green construction is sustainability. This sustainability has to be considered in the process of the site selection prior to the actual activities to construct a building. Recently, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has suggested the modified guideline with "LEED 2009 for New Construction and Major Renovations". According to this metric, it is clear that this principle endeavors to block environmental abuses related to land development or restoration projects. On the other hand, it is not easy to check the serviceability of these rules to guarantee continuous economic merit through sustainable land development or restoration encouraged by these criteria. The criteria regarding the sustainable site selection in this LEED metric are Sustainable Site Credit (SSC) #1: Site Selection, SSC #3: Brownfield, and SSC #4.1: Public Transportation Access. Linear regression methods were used for predictive analysis. In this model, the unit appraisal value of the land was used as the dependent variable to reflect the economic values of the land, and LEED-sustainable-site criteria were used as the categorical independent variables. According to statistical results, the models to predict the appraisal parcel value using sustainable site components have relatively low R-square. Moreover, SSC #1 and SSC #3 were not significant factors affecting the unit value of land. This outcome means that there are no statistically significant effects of SSC #1 and SSC #3 on parcel value. On the other hand, SSC #4.1 was highly significant. Furthermore, the detail components of SSC #4.1 regarding the bus stops and railroad stations were also significant. These results can lead to improved environmental preservation by avoiding development which is far from the PTA as well as increasing economic value while enhancing the development density near the PTA corridors. Finally, GIS was used to determine the LEED ratings of individual parcels. The methods established to do this can be applied to other projects for the other regions, or the same region at different times.

Park, Young Jun

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Demonstration of Decision Support Tools for Sustainable Development  

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

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

2000-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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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National Energy Technology Laboratory Captures Three Sustainability Awards  

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National Energy Technology Laboratory Captures Three Sustainability National Energy Technology Laboratory Captures Three Sustainability Awards National Energy Technology Laboratory Captures Three Sustainability Awards September 27, 2012 - 1:00pm Addthis Washington, DC - When the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) called on employees to meet sustainability goals by initiating environmental, energy, and economic improvements, the Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) answered the call--and captured three Departmental Sustainability Awards for its efforts. The DOE Sustainability Awards program, now in its second year, "recognizes the achievements of DOE employees whose leadership and cost-reducing initiatives have saved taxpayer money by reducing the Department's use of energy, water, and paper while improving the energy efficiency of Federal

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Researching profitable and sustainable biofuels | Department of Energy  

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Researching profitable and sustainable biofuels Researching profitable and sustainable biofuels Researching profitable and sustainable biofuels November 2, 2010 - 2:00pm Addthis Lindsay Gsell Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center received Recovery Act funding from DOE Center studies carbon cycling, water quality and greenhouse gas emissions in biofuel cropping systems Research could significantly shorten time to harvest perennial crops for biofuels The Michigan State University professor of crop and soil sciences leads the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center's sustainability research."Our aim is to provide the knowledge needed to deploy biofuel cropping systems that are both profitable and environmentally sustainable," says Phil Robertson. Biofuel sustainability is a major research theme of the Great Lakes

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High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Guidance | Department...  

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

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Law, Sustainability, and the Pursuit of Happiness  

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

Farber, Daniel A.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable Acquisition Coding System | Department of Energy  

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

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Strategic Energy Management Plan: General Services Administration, Region 10, Northwest/Arctic Region  

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the mission of the General Services the mission of the General Services Administration is to help federal agencies better serve the public by offering, at best value, superior workplaces and expert solutions, acquisition services, and management policies. our vision as staff of GSA's Northwest/Arctic Region is to serve as strategic real estate advisors who provide superior, sustainable workspace solutions that exceed customer expectations, enhance worker productivity, and reflect our understanding of client needs while providing environmental leadership within the communities we serve. our core values are "SAIL ON" which stands for Support, Accountability, Integrity, Loyalty and trust, Ownership/commitment, and Nurture a fun workplace. i table of contents

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

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

Lee, Stacy Hyun-Nam

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RTiVISS: real-time video interactive systems for sustainability  

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RTiVISS is an exploratory project that proposes to investigate innovative concepts and design methods regarding environmental and sustainability issues. It is concerned with natural resources, specially forests, and their preservation, through critical ... Keywords: environmental art, experimental design, interactive installations, real-time video, social responsibility, sustainability

Mnica Mendes; Nuno Correia

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

Seiter, D. L.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainability Assessment of Residential Building Energy System in Belgrade  

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

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

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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...

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Sustainable Endeavors | Open Energy Information  

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

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Corrosion Damage Models and Sustainability  

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

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Green IT 2012: Sustainable Electronics  

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

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Collaborative Initiatives for Sustainable Products ...  

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

2009-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

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A positive approach to sustainability  

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

Dossa, Zahir (Zahir A.)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EUROMED SUSTAINABLE CONNECTIONS ANNA LINDH FOUNDATION  

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in their overall objectives. 6.0 The History of Olive Oil EUROMED Sustainable Connections: Case Study Project.C., the Greek physician, Herodicus, perhaps history's first sports physician, prescribed olive oil massages most common to the Mediterranean region ­ the production of Olive Oil. The focus of the project, then

Zaferatos, Nicholas C.

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High Performance Sustainable Buildings  

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

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Science Serving Sustainability  

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

322

HumanoidHospital Sustainable  

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

Beex, A. A. "Louis"

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Sustainable Electrical Energy Systems  

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

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2011 Sustainability Awards  

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

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Achieving Climate Sustainability  

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

William B. Gail

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Biological and Environmental Research  

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to the missions of the Department of Energy. The multidisciplinary BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) has already to their future contributions in this area of research. ORNL also established the Center for BioEnergy the sustainability (environmental, economic, and social) of current and future bioenergy production and distribution

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Sandia National Laboratories: About Sandia: Environmental Responsibility  

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Responsibility Responsibility Environmental Management System Pollution Prevention About Environmental Responsibility Environmental responsibility workers at Sandia Long-term management aimed at preserving and enhancing the quality of the environment has evolved at Sandia National Laboratories for more than 50 years. Recycling, establishing community environmental partnerships, incorporating sustainable design in new and renovated facilities, and environmental restoration are all integral parts of Sandia's environmental stewardship. Sandia also partners with the Department of Energy to improve public participation in environmental issues, such as the implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Long-term Stewardship for environmental restoration. Participation in community organizations and

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Environmental Management System Plan  

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Executive Order 13423, Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management establishes the policy that Federal agencies conduct their environmental, transportation, and energy-related activities in a manner that is environmentally, economically and fiscally sound, integrated, continually improving, efficient, and sustainable. The Department of Energy (DOE) has approved DOE Order 450.1A, Environmental Protection Program and DOE Order 430.2B, Departmental Energy, Renewable Energy and Transportation Management as the means of achieving the provisions of this Executive Order. DOE Order 450.1A mandates the development of Environmental Management Systems (EMS) to implement sustainable environmental stewardship practices that: (1) Protect the air, water, land, and other natural and cultural resources potentially impacted by facility operations; (2) Meet or exceed applicable environmental, public health, and resource protection laws and regulations; and (3) Implement cost-effective business practices. In addition, the DOE Order 450.1A mandates that the EMS must be integrated with a facility's Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS) established pursuant to DOE P 450.4, 'Safety Management System Policy'. DOE Order 430.2B mandates an energy management program that considers energy use and renewable energy, water, new and renovated buildings, and vehicle fleet activities. The Order incorporates the provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. The Order also includes the DOE's Transformational Energy Action Management initiative, which assures compliance is achieved through an Executable Plan that is prepared and updated annually by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL, Berkeley Lab, or the Laboratory) and then approved by the DOE Berkeley Site Office. At the time of this revision to the EMS plan, the 'FY2009 LBNL Sustainability Executable Plan' represented the most current Executable Plan. These DOE Orders and associated policies establish goals and sustainable stewardship practices that are protective of environmental, natural, and cultural resources, and take a life cycle approach that considers aspects such as: (1) Acquisition and use of environmentally preferable products; (2) Electronics stewardship; (3) Energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy; (4) Pollution prevention, with emphasis on toxic and hazardous chemical and material reduction; (5) Procurement of efficient energy and water consuming materials and equipment; (6) Recycling and reuse; (7) Sustainable and high-performance building design; (8) Transportation and fleet management; and (9) Water conservation. LBNL's approach to sustainable environmental stewardship required under Order 450.1A poses the challenge of implementing its EMS in a compliance-based, performance-based, and cost-effective manner. In other words, the EMS must deliver real and tangible business value at a minimal cost. The purpose of this plan is to describe Berkeley Lab's approach for achieving such an EMS, including an overview of the roles and responsibilities of key Laboratory parties. This approach begins with a broad-based environmental policy consistent with that stated in Chapter 11 of the LBNL Health and Safety Manual (PUB-3000). This policy states that Berkeley Lab is committed to the following: (1) Complying with applicable environmental, public health, and resource conservation laws and regulations. (2) Preventing pollution, minimizing waste, and conserving natural resources. (3) Correcting environmental hazards and cleaning up existing environmental problems, and (4) Continually improving the Laboratory's environmental performance while maintaining operational capability and sustaining the overall mission of the Laboratory. A continual cycle of planning, implementing, evaluating, and improving processes will be performed to achieve goals, objectives, and targets that will help LBNL carry out this policy. Each year, environmental aspects will be identified and their impacts to the environm

Fox, Robert; Thorson, Patrick; Horst, Blair; Speros, John; Rothermich, Nancy; Hatayama, Howard

2009-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Austria-Program on Technologies for Sustainable Development | Open Energy  

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Austria-Program on Technologies for Sustainable Development Austria-Program on Technologies for Sustainable Development Jump to: navigation, search Name Austria-Program on Technologies for Sustainable Development Agency/Company /Organization Nachhaltig Wirtschaften Sector Energy Focus Area Renewable Energy Topics Background analysis, Technology characterizations Website http://www.nachhaltigwirtschaf Country Austria UN Region Western Europe References Program on Technologies for Sustainable Development[1] Background "This initiative has been developed by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT). It initiates and supports trendsetting research and development projects and the implementation of exemplary pilot projects." Objectives "*New opportunities for the economy

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NETL Regional University Alliance (NETL-RUA)  

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Education NETL Regional University Alliance (NETL-RUA) Education Young business men and woman Innovation and entrepreneurship build sustainable development, create jobs, generate...

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Los Alamos National Laboratory: Long-Term Environmental Stewardship...  

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with our workforce, sponsors, and public. We reduce our environmental risk through legacy cleanup, pollution prevention, and long-term sustainability programs." View document >...

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Successful Implementation of NETLs Environmental Management...  

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Safety, and Environmental concerns. * Nine are related to the Environment and Site Sustainability: * Waste MinimizationPollution PreventionRecycling; * High Performance...

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United Nations Environmental Council & Zero Energy Utility Buildings.  

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??This dual graduation project includes an architectural design for a sustainable building that houses the United Nations Environmental Council, within the urban context of the (more)

Corporaal, F.J.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Caribbean Sustainable Energy Program | Open Energy Information  

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Caribbean Sustainable Energy Program Caribbean Sustainable Energy Program Agency/Company /Organization Organization of American States (OAS) Sector Energy Focus Area Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Topics Market analysis, Policies/deployment programs Country St. Lucia, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados UN Region Latin America and the Caribbean References OAS Project Database[1] The objective of this program is to "Facilitate the adoption of energy policies and legislation in the seven Project Countries pertaining to address the market conditions for the development and use of renewable energy and energy efficiency systems by mitigating the barriers to their use." References ↑ "OAS Project Database"

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

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

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

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

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Materials Sustainability: Digital Resource Center -- Industrial Ecology  

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

338

Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, and Peace  

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

Anderson, Byron

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

Review: Greenhouse Solutions with Sustainable Energy  

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

Hamilton-Smith, Elery

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NIST Prototypes Framework for Evaluating Sustainability ...  

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

2011-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

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ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability | Open Energy Information  

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ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability Jump to: navigation, search Name ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability Address Kaiser-Friedrich-Str. 7 53113 Bonn Germany Phone number +49-228 / 97 62 99-00 Website http://www.iclei.org/ References http://www.iclei.org/ No information has been entered for this organization. Add Organization ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability is an association of over 1220 local government Members who are committed to sustainable development. Our Members come from 70 different countries and represent more than 569,885,000 people. ICLEI is an international association of local governments as well as national and regional local government organizations who have made a commitment to sustainable development. ICLEI provides technical consulting,

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Energy Sustainability Interest Group 2013: Mid-Year Summary  

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Electric power companies face unique challenges and tradeoffs. They are expected to manage financial, environmental and social performance, while providing safe, clean, reliable, and affordable power. Electric power companies can achieve enduring growth, superior long-term financial performance, and improved risk management by thoughtfully addressing sustainability issues. The EPRI Energy Sustainability Interest Group was formed in 2008 and provides a collaborative forum for electric power company ...

2013-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Helping Wisconsin Small Businesses Increase Sustainability | Department of  

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Helping Wisconsin Small Businesses Increase Sustainability Helping Wisconsin Small Businesses Increase Sustainability Helping Wisconsin Small Businesses Increase Sustainability June 28, 2012 - 3:51pm Addthis The Wisconsin Profitable Sustainability Initiative (PSI), an innovative, customizable and highly-effective program of the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership (WMEP), demonstrates the range of economic, social and environmental benefits that can be realized by the state's small and midsize manufacturers through the implementation of sustainable business practices. Kristin Swineford Communication Specialist, Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs What Does the Future Look Like? Electricity demand from these participants will be reduced by nearly 13 million kilowatt hours. 9,000 tons of solid waste will be diverted from landfills.

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Sustainable Transport: from Bullock Carts to Bugatis: Reflections on Major  

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Sustainable Transport: from Bullock Carts to Bugatis: Reflections on Major Sustainable Transport: from Bullock Carts to Bugatis: Reflections on Major Transport Issues North and South Speaker(s): Lee Schipper Date: August 16, 2001 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Marcia Beck This talk reviews quantitative and qualitative trends in urban transportation and environment, focusing on developing countries. Reviewing recent efforts to look at transportation, the talk adopts a definition of "sustainable transportation" that includes economic and environmental sustainability as well as equity as key criteria. It is argued that governance sustainability is also important if policies and technologies are to reduce the main externalities from urban transport. An important identity is introduced to relate emissions to traffic, modal share, fuel

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Register Now for the 2013 International Institute for Sustainable  

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Register Now for the 2013 International Institute for Sustainable Register Now for the 2013 International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories Annual Conference (Formerly the Labs21 Annual Conference) Register Now for the 2013 International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories Annual Conference (Formerly the Labs21 Annual Conference) September 24, 2013 (All day) to September 26, 2013 (All day) Make plans now to attend the 2013 International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL®) Annual Conference (formerly the Labs21 Annual Conference), the premier training and exposition for high-tech facility professionals. Enjoy the beauty, culture, and excitement of the "City of Lakes" while learning about the latest advancements and services in energy efficiency and environmental sustainability, measuring and managing for high

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Concord Comprehensive Sustainable Energy Committee | Open Energy  

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Concord Comprehensive Sustainable Energy Committee Concord Comprehensive Sustainable Energy Committee Jump to: navigation, search Name Concord Comprehensive Sustainable Energy Committee Address Monument Square Place Concord, MA Zip 01742 Region Greater Boston Area Number of employees 1-10 Year founded 2008 Website http://www.concordnet.org/page Coordinates 42.4614506°, -71.3494137° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":42.4614506,"lon":-71.3494137,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Alliance for Sustainable Colorado | Open Energy Information  

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Logo: Alliance for Sustainable Colorado Name Alliance for Sustainable Colorado Address 1536 Wynkoop Street Place Denver, Colorado Zip 80202 Region Rockies Area Website http://www.sustainablecolorado Notes Mission of is to catalyze the shift to a truly sustainable world by fostering collaboration among nonprofits, businesses, governments, and academia Coordinates 39.751448°, -105.0014929° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":39.751448,"lon":-105.0014929,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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The road to sustainability  

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

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

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The road to sustainability  

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

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

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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have environmental and social impacts at local, regional,ESIA: Environmental and Social Impact Assessment EurepGAP:to perform environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA)

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

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Business Case for Sustainable Design in Federal Facilities  

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

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The Business Case for Sustainable Design in Federal Facilities  

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

353

Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Construction Standards for Public  

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Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Construction Standards for Public Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Construction Standards for Public Buildings Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Construction Standards for Public Buildings < Back Eligibility State Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Program Info State Georgia Program Type Energy Standards for Public Buildings Provider Georgia Environmental Finance Authority Senate Bill 130 of 2008 established energy efficiency goals for new state building projects. All major facility projects over 10,000 square feet should strive to exceed the efficiency standards of ASHRAE 90.1.2004 by 30% where it is determined that such 30% efficiency is cost effective based on

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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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PRISM 2.0: Regional Energy and Economic Model Development and Initial Application: Phase 1: Analysis of Environmental Regulations on the U.S. Power Sector and Economy  

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The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has conducted an analysis of the effect of current and potential U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations on the nations electric industry and economy. The current and potential environmental regulations covered in this analysis include:Mercury and Air Toxics Standard (MATS) ruleClean Water Act (CWA) 316(b) for cooling water intake structuresResource Conservation and ...

2013-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

356

Los Alamos National Laboratory: About the Long-Term Environmental...  

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About the Long-Term Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Strategy Integrate, measure and enhance The value of a long-term horizon is to consider the nature of environmental...

357

On Self Sustained Photonic Globes  

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In this paper we consider a classical treatment of a very dense collection of photons forming a self-sustained globe under its own gravitational influence. We call this a "photonic globe" We show that such a dense photonic globe will have a radius closely corresponding to the Schwarzschild radius. Thus lending substance to the conjuncture that the region within the Schwarzschild radius of a black hole contains only pure radiation. As an application example, we consider the case of a very large photonic globe whose radius corresponds to the radius of the universe and containing radiation of the frequency of the microwave background (160.2 GHZ). It so turns out that such a photonic globe has an average density which closely corresponds to the observed average density of our universe.

K. Eswaran

2013-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Achieving Sustainability Cindy Carlsson  

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

Minnesota, University of

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of Biofuels Sustainable Feedstocks  

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

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Bioenergy and Sustainable Development?  

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

Bensel, Terrence G.

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Energy Management and Sustainability Policy  

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

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THE CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL ENTERPRISE  

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THE CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL ENTERPRISE (CEE) is a joint partnership of: the DOE Laboratories LLNL, LBL, and Sandia; the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA); and the Institute of Environmental Solutions (IES). CEE is an independent, non-profit regional function organized and operated in accordance with the Department of Energy (DOE) ``Enterprise`` model developed by the DOE Environmental Management (EM) Strategic Task Force and the Strategic Laboratory Council. The vision of THE CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL ENTERPRISE is to create new economic opportunities through the advancement of rehabilitative reuse of environmentally impaired property, and through research, development and commercialization of alternative environmental technologies. The mission of THE CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL ENTERPRISE is to maximize the DOE investment by acting as the catalyst for the rapid development and acceptance of environmental technologies needed for redevelopment of contaminated sites, economic revitalization, and the dissipation of adversarial relationships between the public, regulators, problem-holders, and Federal agencies.

Ragaini, R.C. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States); Buckles, R.J. [Institute of Environmental Solutions, Sacarameto, CA (United States); Goldstein, N.E. [Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States); Bramlette, T.T. [Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (United States)

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable Harvest for Food and Fuel  

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

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

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable Harvest for Food and Fuel  

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

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

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Exploring Attitudes on Environmental Responsibility on a College Campus  

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The primary intention of this project is to determine the driving factors that would encourage environmental responsibility on a college campus. After observing increases in "global average air and ocean temperatures," the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concluded that global warming is unmistakable. In order to reduce our negative impact on the environment, we need to take action. Many college campuses are moving toward more sustainable practices, such as energy efficient buildings, but these are not always translated into a more environmentally responsible student body. My methods consisted of both qualitative and quantitative research approaches. The qualitative section consisted of an extensive review of existing literature. This produced a best practices report of the most sustainable colleges in America. The quantitative portion was comprised of the development and administration of a survey. The survey questioned students on their attitudes on green behavior, attitudes and knowledge of the best green practices on a college campus, and their current green behaviors. The highlighted factors in the survey were incentive, convenience, ethics, and awareness. The target audience was members of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars from Texas A&M and the University of Colorado - Boulder, one of the most sustainable schools in the country. The survey results were compared to determine any significant differences. The results showed that convenience and awareness are the driving factors in sustainable student behavior. Incentive and ethics can be considered cultural factors that vary by region. These factors can be reduced by the driving factors. I believe a compromise can be reached at Texas A&M between attitudes and behaviors to create an environment that encourages a more sustainable student body.

Koy, Grace A.

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Sustainable Features of McKinney ISD Elementary School  

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Students planning to attend McKinney Independent School District's newest 70,000 square foot elementary school when it opens in the fall of 2000 are in for a special treat. In addition to standard elementary school curriculum, students will have the unique opportunity to study wind and solar energy, feed their frogs and take care of the school's water habitat, learn in classrooms illuminated by the sun rather than electric light, water their bean plants (which they keep in the school's greenhouse) with harvested rainwater, and check the weather at the campus weather station. This project was named by the American Institute of Architects to the Earth Day Top 10 List for Environmentally Responsible Design Projects in the nation Sustainable design is environmentally sensitive architecture and engineering - the ability to meet today's needs without compromising the resources available to future generations. Environmental conservation is only one of the reasons to consider sustainable design. Studies are showing that the various environmental benefits of sustainable design also benefit our children in the classroom. Another major element of sustainable design is called "Eco Education", a concept that incorporates the sustainable school into the curriculum so that students can understand its design and how it impacts the environment. It's a tremendous teaching tool for students to learn about environmental conservation. Harvesting rainwater is a perfect example. By collecting rainwater from the roof of the building and channeling it to one of six on-campus storage tanks, . enough water can be collected to flush toilets and water the grounds. Other elements of sustainable design include site planning and landscape management; the use of recycled building materials; solar systems; wind energy; geothermal energy (using the Earth's natural energy to heat and cool the building), energy recovery, and high energy efficiency. The primary goal of sustainable design is to protect a site's existing environment. As much as possible, we need to understand and maximize the natural conditions of a new project's site and incorporate its features into the overall design. That's what sustainability is all about. The purpose of this paper is to present the specific sustainable features of the McKinney ISD Elementary School and the process of integrating sustainability criteria in all phases of the school's life cycle

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

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Applications of exergy to enhance ecological and environmental understanding and stewardship  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Methods can be used which combine thermodynamics with environmental and ecological disciplines to understand ecological systems and environmental impact. Such assessments of ecological and environmental factors are better understood using the thermodynamic ... Keywords: ecology, efficiency, energy, environment, exergy, sustainability

Marc A. Rosen

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Case Study: Enabling Sustainable Acquisition by Improving Procurement Systems  

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

Using an Environmental Management Using an Environmental Management System to review existing proce- dures revealed new opportunities for improvement through changes in procurement systems. Enabling Sustainable Acquisiton by Improving Procurement Systems The Department of Energy Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) is a repository for de- fense-generated transuranic waste. Recently, the site submitted a procurement lessons learned document to DOE headquarters. In the document, WIPP staff noted that peri- odic review of Environmental Management System (EMS) sub-systems is necessary to ensure that desired progress towards environmental objectives is being achieved. An internal review of these sub-systems in early 2010 found that the Affirmative

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Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (Massachusetts) | Open Energy  

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Association (Massachusetts) Association (Massachusetts) Jump to: navigation, search Name Northeast Sustainable Energy Association Address 50 Miles Street Place Greenfield, Massachusetts Zip 01301 Region Greater Boston Area Website http://www.nesea.org/ Notes Regional membership organization promoting sustainable energy solutions Coordinates 42.5870043°, -72.6029703° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":42.5870043,"lon":-72.6029703,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Latinas Crafting Sustainability in East Los Angeles  

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

Guajardo, Ana

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Is sustainability science really a science?  

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

372

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

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

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

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The Evolution of Sustainable Personal Vehicles  

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

Jungers, Bryan D

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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Implementing sustainability: the behavioral-institutional dimension  

SciTech Connect

Organizations, both public and private sector, are increasingly pursuing strategies to reduce their energy use and increase sustainability. Whether these efforts are based on economic rationale, community spirit, environmental ethics, federal mandates, or other reasons, they predominantly feature strategies that rely on new technologies. If there is any focus on behavior change, it is typically addressed to changing individual behavior. While we recognize the importanceand limitationsof the role of individual behavior in promoting sustainability goals, we are more interested in the role of institutional behavior. We have reviewed the small but growing literature on institutional behavior change, and have identified eight evidence-based principles as a guide for federal agencies to take action. This article presents the principles and illustrates them with examples to suggest ways that they can serve as models for others.

Malone, Elizabeth L.; Diamond, Rick C.; Wolfe, Amy K.; Sanquist, Thomas F.; Payne, Christopher T.; Dion, Jerry

2013-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

376

High Performance Sustainable Building Design RM  

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

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

377

Nuclear Power - Deployment, Operation and Sustainability  

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We are fortunate to live in incredibly exciting and incredibly challenging time. Energy demands due to economic growth and increasing population must be satisfied in a sustainable manner assuring inherent safety, efficiency and no or minimized environmental impact. These considerations are among the reasons that lead to serious interest in deploying nuclear power as a sustainable energy source. At the same time, catastrophic earthquake and tsunami events in Japan resulted in the nuclear accident that forced us to rethink our approach to nuclear safety, design requirements and facilitated growing interests in advanced nuclear energy systems. This book is one in a series of books on nuclear power published by InTech. It consists of six major sections housing twenty chapters on topics from the key subject areas pertinent to successful development, deployment and operation of nuclear power systems worldwide. The book targets everyone as its potential readership groups - students, researchers and practitioners - who are interested to learn about nuclear power.

Tsvetkov, Pavel

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Implementing Sustainability: The Behavioral-Institutional Dimension  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Organizations, both public and private sector, are increasingly pursuing strategies to reduce their energy use and increase sustainability. Whether these efforts are based on economic rationale, community spirit, environmental ethics, federal mandates, or other reasons, they predominantly feature strategies that rely on new technologies. If there is any focus on behavior change, it is typically addressed to changing individual behavior. While we recognize the importance and limitations of the role of individual behavior in promoting sustainability goals, we are more interested in the role of institutional behavior. We have reviewed the small but growing literature on institutional behavior change, and have identified eight evidence-based principles as a guide for federal agencies to take action. This article presents the principles and illustrates them with examples to suggest ways that they can serve as models for others.

Malone, Elizabeth [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL); Diamond, Richard C. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL); Wolfe, Amy K [ORNL; Sanquist, Tom [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL); Payne, Christopher [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL); Dion, Jerry [U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Implementation of Sustainable Manufacturing Standards  

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

2009-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

380

NIST Workshop on Sustainable Manufacturing  

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

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transportation Infrastructure and Sustainable Development  

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

Boarnet, Marlon G.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Integrated Biosystems for Sustainable Development  

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

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

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Sustainable Electricity | Clean Energy | ORNL  

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

384

Five Questions for Sustainable Energy Systems Group's Michael Sohn  

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Five Questions for Sustainable Energy Systems Group's Michael Sohn Five Questions for Sustainable Energy Systems Group's Michael Sohn Michael Sohn November 2013 Assessing Probability and Uncertainty for Smarter Decisions and Policies In this first of a series of Q&As with researchers in the Environmental Energy Technologies Division, Michael Sohn talks about probability and uncertainty in modeling. Michael Sohn is an environmental engineer working to understand how chemicals and energy are used in the world at various scales-global, state, and building. His research interests are in mathematical modeling of environmental systems and quality, uncertainty analysis, value-of-information decision analysis, water-energy integrated assessment, and sensor-data fusion. Sohn has a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering and an MS degree in

385

Update Sustainable Transportation  

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

386

Sustainability: Energy Efficiency  

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

387

ORNL Sustainable Campus Initiative  

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

Halford, Christopher K [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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UNDP/GEF-Cambodia-Sustainable Forest Management | Open Energy Information  

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UNDP/GEF-Cambodia-Sustainable Forest Management UNDP/GEF-Cambodia-Sustainable Forest Management Jump to: navigation, search Logo: UNDP/GEF-Cambodia-Sustainable Forest Management Name UNDP/GEF-Cambodia-Sustainable Forest Management Agency/Company /Organization United Nations Development Programme, Global Environment Facility Sector Land Focus Area Forestry Website http://www.un.org.kh/undp/pres Program Start 2011 Country Cambodia UN Region South-Eastern Asia References UNDP Cambodia: Environment and Energy [1] UNDP/GEF-Cambodia-Sustainable Forest Management Screenshot "UNDP and Global Environment Facility on Monday launched a new project worth over US$3.8 million to help Cambodia preserve its forests to benefit the rural poor as well as to contribute to reducing emission of green house gases into atmosphere.

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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 Physical Properties of the Atmosphere in the New Hadley Centre Global Environmental Model (HadGEM1). Part II: Aspects of Variability and Regional Climate  

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The performance of the atmospheric component of the new Hadley Centre Global Environmental Model (HadGEM1) is assessed in terms of its ability to represent a selection of key aspects of variability in the Tropics and extratropics. These include ...

M. A. Ringer; G. M. Martin; C. Z. Greeves; T. J. Hinton; P. M. James; V. D. Pope; A. A. Scaife; R. A. Stratton; P. M. Inness; J. M. Slingo; G.-Y. Yang

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Site Sustainability Plan  

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

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

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Environmental Management System  

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Video Community, Environment Environmental Stewardship Environmental Protection Environmental Management System Environmental Management System An Environmental...

393

Sustainable America: New public policy for the 21st century  

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This report provides a comprehensive review of initiatives for promoting sustainable development. It examines various ways in which job retention and creation can be promoted through initiatives that reduce or eliminate environmental burdens and increase or enhance environmental benefits. It lays out a framework for thinking about the ways in which public- and private-sector decisions may contribute to or detract from sustainable development goals. Chapter One provides a view of the contemporary context within which have emerged domestic demands for sustainable development. Chapter Two and Three examine the degrees to which environmental technologies provide important opportunities for economic growth, job retention, and economically distressed communities. The review of dozens of sustainability initiatives around the country in Chapter Four reveals the degree to which diverse sectors of the economy are involved in pursuing more sustainable modes of economic development. Often these initiatives involve partnerships between the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. Initiatives are underway throughout the country that involve manufacturing products, promoting economic development, improving land use and strengthening communities, developing human resources, changing consumption, and redirecting investments.

Goldman, B.A.; Shapiro, J.; O`Connor, J.T.; Inerfeld, R.; Weltman, E.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Capacity Building on Promoting Sustainable Development in the GMS | Open  

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

395

Aligning National Environmental Policy Act Process with Environmental  

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Aligning National Environmental Policy Act Process with Aligning National Environmental Policy Act Process with Environmental Management Systems Aligning National Environmental Policy Act Process with Environmental Management Systems Aligning National Environmental Policy Act Process with Environmental Management Systems (EMS) This is a guidebook for NEPA and EMS practitioners that identifies elements of an EMS that can improve NEPA implementation. Alignment of NEPA and EMS further enhances both NEPA's goals and the sustainability goals laid out in the Executive Order 13423: " to create and maintain conditions, under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic, and other requirements of the present and future generations of Americans." CEQ NEPA & EMS Guide Overview

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Aligning National Environmental Policy Act Process with Environmental  

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Aligning National Environmental Policy Act Process with Aligning National Environmental Policy Act Process with Environmental Management Systems Aligning National Environmental Policy Act Process with Environmental Management Systems Aligning National Environmental Policy Act Process with Environmental Management Systems (EMS) This is a guidebook for NEPA and EMS practitioners that identifies elements of an EMS that can improve NEPA implementation. Alignment of NEPA and EMS further enhances both NEPA's goals and the sustainability goals laid out in the Executive Order 13423: " to create and maintain conditions, under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic, and other requirements of the present and future generations of Americans." CEQ NEPA & EMS Guide Overview

397

Notice of proposed rulemaking, Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Design  

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

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Franz Bakery: Model for Sustainability | Department of Energy  

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Franz Bakery: Model for Sustainability Franz Bakery: Model for Sustainability Franz Bakery: Model for Sustainability April 23, 2010 - 11:05am Addthis Stephen Graff Former Writer & editor for Energy Empowers, EERE "Bread has never tasted so sustainable" is not just another pithy marketing slogan to make Franz Bakery seem green. The 104-year-old company earned the rights to the promotional phrase-and has the baked goods to back it up. During the last five years, the largest family-owned bakery on the West Coast has incorporated scads of environmentally-friendly practices-from water efficiency to wind energy to waste reduction-into its six locations throughout the Northwest. At the top of that list is the flagship facility in Portland, Ore., which earned the company an energy champion award from

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Michigan Town Committed to Sustainable Future | Department of Energy  

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Michigan Town Committed to Sustainable Future Michigan Town Committed to Sustainable Future Michigan Town Committed to Sustainable Future May 14, 2010 - 10:04am Addthis Charlevoix, MI is using Recovery Act funds for energy upgrades | Photo courtesy Charlevoix, Michigan, City Manager | Charlevoix, MI is using Recovery Act funds for energy upgrades | Photo courtesy Charlevoix, Michigan, City Manager | Stephen Graff Former Writer & editor for Energy Empowers, EERE Charlevoix, Mich., sits on a stretch of land between Lake Michigan and Lake Charlevoix along the Pine River. It's a scenic atmosphere that both summer vacationers and local residents have worked to protect, city manager Rob Straebel says. "The community here has been proactive in creating a sustainable future," he says. Citizens are taking steps to become a more environmentally-conscious

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Franz Bakery: Model for Sustainability | Department of Energy  

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Franz Bakery: Model for Sustainability Franz Bakery: Model for Sustainability Franz Bakery: Model for Sustainability April 23, 2010 - 11:05am Addthis Stephen Graff Former Writer & editor for Energy Empowers, EERE "Bread has never tasted so sustainable" is not just another pithy marketing slogan to make Franz Bakery seem green. The 104-year-old company earned the rights to the promotional phrase-and has the baked goods to back it up. During the last five years, the largest family-owned bakery on the West Coast has incorporated scads of environmentally-friendly practices-from water efficiency to wind energy to waste reduction-into its six locations throughout the Northwest. At the top of that list is the flagship facility in Portland, Ore., which earned the company an energy champion award from

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Michigan Town Committed to Sustainable Future | Department of Energy  

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Michigan Town Committed to Sustainable Future Michigan Town Committed to Sustainable Future Michigan Town Committed to Sustainable Future May 14, 2010 - 10:04am Addthis Charlevoix, MI is using Recovery Act funds for energy upgrades | Photo courtesy Charlevoix, Michigan, City Manager | Charlevoix, MI is using Recovery Act funds for energy upgrades | Photo courtesy Charlevoix, Michigan, City Manager | Stephen Graff Former Writer & editor for Energy Empowers, EERE Charlevoix, Mich., sits on a stretch of land between Lake Michigan and Lake Charlevoix along the Pine River. It's a scenic atmosphere that both summer vacationers and local residents have worked to protect, city manager Rob Straebel says. "The community here has been proactive in creating a sustainable future," he says. Citizens are taking steps to become a more environmentally-conscious

402

Clean Energies for Sustainable Development in Built Environment  

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The move towards a de-carbonised world, driven partly by climate science and partly by the business opportunities it offers, will need the promotion of environmentally friendly alternatives, if an acceptable stabilisation level of atmospheric carbon ... Keywords: Built Environment, Climate Change, Coexistence, Renewable Energy Technologies, Sustainable Development

Abdeen Mustafa Omer

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

Evironmental protection in Malaysia with sustainable forest management practices  

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Malaysia has achieved a very significant development socio-economically since independent in 1957. Large tracts of forest have been converted to give way to settlements and agricultural and industrial areas. Logging is still being carried out annually. ... Keywords: environmental protection, forest certification, forest harvesting, sustainable forest management, tropical forest resources

Dato'Hj Dahlan Hj. Taha; Hj. Kamaruzaman Jusoff

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Research at the UW Crea ng sustainable energy sources  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Energy Research at the UW Genera on Crea ng sustainable energy sources from alterna ve low environmental- impact materials and natural processes Energy harves ng: powering small devices from their surroundings Bioenergy: energy from, or enabled by living organisms Fusion: energy from the stars Protein

Washington at Seattle, University of

405

Enhancing data center sustainability through energy-adaptive computing  

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The sustainability concerns of Information Technology (IT) go well beyond energy-efficient computing and require techniques for minimizing environmental impact of IT infrastructure over its entire life-cycle. Traditionally, IT infrastructure is overdesigned ... Keywords: Energy efficiency, energy adaption, energy- and thermal-adaptive computing, workload adaptation

Krishna Kant; Muthukumar Murugan; David H. C. Du

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure | Department of Energy  

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

407

The Sustainable Enterprise: Enabling the Digital Thread  

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

2013-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

408

Metrology Needs in Sustainability and Materials Performance  

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

409

NIST Sustainable Manufacturing Indicators Repository (SMIR)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

410

Sustainability at the project level : the case of Willets Point, Queens  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Citywide sustainability planning creates a vision of how environmental concerns will shape urban development, but the way these plans are incorporated into individual development projects plays a large role in determining ...

Watson, Siobhan (Siobhan Therese)

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

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

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

Hartley, Alice C. (Alice Catherine)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

An integrated QFD framework with multiple formatted and incomplete preferences: A sustainable supply chain application  

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Merging sustainable development with the business, and taking goals into account from its three dimensions (i.e., economic, environmental and social) which are derived from customer and stakeholder requirements have been a potential source of competitive ... Keywords: Fuzzy sets, Incomplete preference, Multiple preference, Quality function deployment, Sustainable supply chain

GLIn BYKZkan, Gizem IfI

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Investigation of public's perception towards rural sustainable development based on a two-level expert system  

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Sustainable development is of great significance in rural areas of China, which are under coupled pressures of poverty reduction, environmental protection and economic development. In these areas, agriculture is the primary sector in supporting their ... Keywords: China, Expert system, Public's perception, Rural area, Sustainable development

Y. P. Cai; G. H. Huang; Z. F. Yang; W. Sun; B. Chen

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Environmental renaissance in Pennsylvania  

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During centuries of rapid growth of the coal mining industry and expanded development in Pennsylvania, trees were felled, streams were diverted and strip mining caused much environmental damage. All that has now changed. The article gives examples of land and water restoration carried out by organizations such as the Susquehanna River Basin Commission, the West Branch Susquehanna Restoration Coalition and the Anthracite Region Independent Power Producers Association. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection directs and coordinates environmental projects. 5 photos.

Stevens, J.

2009-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

415

Executive Order 13514-Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and  

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14-Federal Leadership in Environmental, 14-Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance Executive Order 13514-Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance It is therefore the policy of the United States that Federal agencies shall increase energy efficiency; measure, report, and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions from direct and indirect activities; conserve and protect water resources through efficiency, reuse, and stormwater management; eliminate waste, recycle, and prevent pollution; leverage agency acquisitions to foster markets for sustainable technologies and environmentally preferable materials, products, and services; design, construct, maintain, and operate high performance sustainable buildings in sustainable locations; strengthen the vitality and livability of the

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Sustainable hydrogen production  

SciTech Connect

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

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

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

EA-1835: Environmental Assessment Determination | Department...  

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Assessment Determination EA-1835: Environmental Assessment Determination Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (MRCSP) Phase II Michigan Basin Project in Chester...

418

Investing in sustainability at Coral World  

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Now open and operational for several years, Coral World offers a unique environmental model for other tourism-related facilities throughout the Caribbean and beyond. The extensive energy conservation program has yielded a 40 to 50% reduction in energy use and costs. The facility's unique on-site storm water absorption system virtually eliminates silt runoff to the coastal waters. The innovative, highly cost-effective series of renewable energy installations include a photovoltaic-powered restaurant kitchen, solar hot water systems and one of the world's first hydroelectric systems that uses wastewater drainage for turbine source waters. The extensive marine environmental conservation program protects fragile local ecosystems while also protecting the owners' investment in tourism. By investing aggressively in sustainability, Coral World's owners are reaping the benefits not only in reduced operating costs and improved profitability, but also in increased visitor volume and satisfaction.

Jackson, O.

2000-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Sustainable Supply Chains: Moving Chinese Garment Manufacturers Towards Sustainability.  

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

Anderson, Zach; Bannister, Mark

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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AllianceforSustainable Energy, LLC AllianceforSustainable ...  

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

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Assessing environmental benefits and economic costs of aviation environmental policy measures  

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Despite the recent global economic downturn, longer term growth is anticipated for aviation with an increasing environmental impact, specifically in the areas of noise, air quality, and climate change. To ensure sustainable ...

Mahashabde, Anuja (Anuja Anil)

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

SUSTAIN-28.indd  

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

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Federal Energy Management Program: Sustainable Federal Fleets  

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

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Sustainable Buildings and Campuses | Department of Energy  

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

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Definition: Sustainability | Open Energy Information  

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

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Sustainable Development Strategy for the Greater Mekong Subregion | Open  

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Mekong Subregion Mekong Subregion Jump to: navigation, search Name Sustainable Development Strategy for the Greater Mekong Subregion Agency/Company /Organization AIT-UNEP Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific Sector Energy, Land Topics Implementation, Policies/deployment programs, Background analysis Resource Type Guide/manual Website http://www.rrcap.unep.org/nsds Country Cambodia, China, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos UN Region South-Eastern Asia References Sustainable Development Strategy for the Greater Mekong Subregion[1] Overview "This document is expected to provide the strategic direction for the pursuit of sustainable development in the GMS. It is important to note that this document addresses the issues at the sub-regional level, building upon

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2010 Climate Action Plan Environmental  

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by utilizing the energy conservation loan fund and Sustainable Campus Initiative Fund for exceeding typical occupants and facilities' staff to monitor and improve the energy usage of buildings. · Utilizingsub2010 Climate Action Plan Energy and Environmental Stewardship Initiative: Prepared by: The Office

Feschotte, Cedric

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Sustainable Transportation | Department of Energy  

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

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Energy Management and Sustainability Policy  

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

430

ICTASDiscoveryAnalyticsCenter Sustainable  

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

Beex, A. A. "Louis"

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Sustainable Building Rating Systems Summary  

SciTech Connect

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

Fowler, Kimberly M.; Rauch, Emily M.

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Sustainable Federal Fleets: Fleet Reporting  

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

433

GARS | Sustainable Energy Technologies Department  

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

434

Energy technology progress for sustainable development  

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Energy security is a fundamental part of a country`s national security. Access to affordable, environmentally sustainable energy is a stabilizing force and is in the world community`s best interest. The current global energy situation however is not sustainable and has many complicating factors. The primary goal for government energy policy should be to provide stability and predictability to the market. This paper differentiates between short-term and long-term issues and argues that although the options for addressing the short-term issues are limited, there is an opportunity to alter the course of long-term energy stability and predictability through research and technology development. While reliance on foreign oil in the short term can be consistent with short-term energy security goals, there are sufficient long-term issues associated with fossil fuel use, in particular, as to require a long-term role for the federal government in funding research. The longer term issues fall into three categories. First, oil resources are finite and there is increasing world dependence on a limited number of suppliers. Second, the world demographics are changing dramatically and the emerging industrialized nations will have greater supply needs. Third, increasing attention to the environmental impacts of energy production and use will limit supply options. In addition to this global view, some of the changes occurring in the US domestic energy picture have implications that will encourage energy efficiency and new technology development. The paper concludes that technological innovation has provided a great benefit in the past and can continue to do so in the future if it is both channels toward a sustainable energy future and if it is committed to, and invested in, as a deliberate long-term policy option.

Arvizu, D.E.; Drennen, T.E.

1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Making Sustainable Decisions Using The KONVERGENCE Framework  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Hundreds of contaminated facilities and sites must be cleaned up. ''Cleanup'' includes decommissioning, environmental restoration, and waste management. Cleanup can be complex, expensive, risky, and time-consuming. Decisions are often controversial, can stall or be blocked, and are sometimes re-done--some before implementation, some decades later. Making and keeping decisions with long time horizons involves special difficulties and requires new approaches. Our project goal is to make cleanup decisions easier to make, implement, keep, and sustain. By sustainability, we mean decisions that work better over the entire time-period-from when a decision is made, through implementation, to its end point. That is, alternatives that can be kept ''as is'' or adapted as circumstances change. Increased attention to sustainability and adaptability may decrease resistance to making and implementing decisions. Our KONVERGENCE framework addresses these challenges. The framework is based on a mental model that states: where Knowledge, Values, and Resources converge (the K, V, R in KONVERGENCE), you will find a sustainable decision. We define these areas or universes as follows: (1) Knowledge: what is known about the problem and possible solutions? (2) Values: what is important to those affected by the decision? (3) Resources: what is available to implement possible solutions or improve knowledge? This mental model helps analyze and visualize what is happening as decisions are made and kept. Why is there disagreement? Is there movement toward konvergence? Is a past decision drifting out of konvergence? The framework includes strategic improvements, i.e., expand the spectrum of alternatives to include adaptable alternatives and decision networks. It includes tactical process improvements derived from experience, values, and relevant literature. This paper includes diagnosis and medication (suggested path forward) for intractable cases.

Piet, S. J.; Gibson, P. L.; Joe, J. C.; Kerr, T. A.; Nitschke, R. L.; Dakins, M. E.

2003-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

436

Infrastructure Ecology for Sustainable and Resilient Urban Infrastructure Design  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

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

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

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Hopi Sustainable Energy Plan  

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

Norman Honie, Jr.; Margie Schaff; Mark Hannifan

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Environmental Issues  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

"Geothermal EnergyA Sustainable Resource of Enormous Potential" (Overview ), P.M. Wright, December 1998, pp. 38-40. "Global Warming and the Primary...

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N.J. DEP recognizes PPPL as state's top environmental steward...  

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use and carbon emissions, convert our vehicles to more environmentally friendly fuels, compost our waste, and in general, implement a broad-based sustainability program, Dr. Cohen...

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MIT-Alliance for Global Sustainability | Open Energy Information  

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Global Sustainability Global Sustainability Jump to: navigation, search Logo: MIT-Alliance for Global Sustainability Name MIT-Alliance for Global Sustainability Address 77 Massachusetts Avenue Place Cambridge, Massachusetts Zip 02139 Region Greater Boston Area Coordinates 42.359089°, -71.093412° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":42.359089,"lon":-71.093412,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Caltech Center for Sustainable Energy Research | Open Energy Information  

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Caltech Center for Sustainable Energy Research Caltech Center for Sustainable Energy Research Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Caltech Center for Sustainable Energy Research Name Caltech Center for Sustainable Energy Research Address 1200 East California Boulvard Place Pasadena, California Zip 91125 Region Southern CA Area Coordinates 34.137703°, -118.123648° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":34.137703,"lon":-118.123648,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

442

A sustainable urban center refurbishment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Machine learning for computational sustainability  

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

Tom Dietterich; Ethan Dereszynski; Rebecca Hutchinson; Dan Sheldon

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Integrative Modeling Framework to Evaluate the Productivity and Sustainability of Biofuel Crop Production Systems  

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The potential expansion of biofuel production raises food, energy, and environmental challenges that require careful assessment of the impact of biofuel production on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, soil erosion, nutrient loading, and water quality. In this study, we describe a spatially-explicit integrative modeling framework (SEIMF) to understand and quantify the environmental impacts of different biomass cropping systems. This SEIMF consists of three major components: 1) a geographic information system (GIS)-based data analysis system to define spatial modeling units with resolution of 56 m to address spatial variability, 2) the biophysical and biogeochemical model EPIC (Environmental Policy Integrated Climate) applied in a spatially-explicit way to predict biomass yield, GHG emissions, and other environmental impacts of different biofuel crops production systems, and 3) an evolutionary multi-objective optimization algorithm for exploring the trade-offs between biofuel energy production and unintended ecosystem-service responses. Simple examples illustrate the major functions of the SEIMF when applied to a 9-county Regional Intensive Modeling Area (RIMA) in SW Michigan to 1) simulate biofuel crop production, 2) compare impacts of management practices and local ecosystem settings, and 3) optimize the spatial configuration of different biofuel production systems by balancing energy production and other ecosystem-service variables. Potential applications of the SEIMF to support life cycle analysis and provide information on biodiversity evaluation and marginal-land identification are also discussed. The SEIMF developed in this study is expected to provide a useful tool for scientists and decision makers to understand sustainability issues associated with the production of biofuels at local, regional, and national scales.

Zhang, Xuesong; Izaurralde, Roberto C.; Manowitz, David H.; West, T. O.; Post, W. M.; Thomson, Allison M.; Bandaru, V. P.; Nichols, J.; Williams, J.R.

2010-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

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An integrative modeling framework to evaluate the productivity and sustainability of biofuel crop production systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The potential expansion of biofuel production raises food, energy, and environmental challenges that require careful assessment of the impact of biofuel production on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, soil erosion, nutrient loading, and water quality. In this study, we describe a spatially explicit integrative modeling framework (SEIMF) to understand and quantify the environmental impacts of different biomass cropping systems. This SEIMF consists of three major components: (1) a geographic information system (GIS)-based data analysis system to define spatial modeling units with resolution of 56 m to address spatial variability, (2) the biophysical and biogeochemical model Environmental Policy Integrated Climate (EPIC) applied in a spatially-explicit way to predict biomass yield, GHG emissions, and other environmental impacts of different biofuel crops production systems, and (3) an evolutionary multiobjective optimization algorithm for exploring the trade-offs between biofuel energy production and unintended ecosystem-service responses. Simple examples illustrate the major functions of the SEIMF when applied to a nine-county Regional Intensive Modeling Area (RIMA) in SW Michigan to (1) simulate biofuel crop production, (2) compare impacts of management practices and local ecosystem settings, and (3) optimize the spatial configuration of different biofuel production systems by balancing energy production and other ecosystem-service variables. Potential applications of the SEIMF to support life cycle analysis and provide information on biodiversity evaluation and marginal-land identification are also discussed. The SEIMF developed in this study is expected to provide a useful tool for scientists and decision makers to understand sustainability issues associated with the production of biofuels at local, regional, and national scales.

Zhang, X [University of Maryland; Izaurralde, R. C. [University of Maryland; Manowitz, D. [University of Maryland; West, T. O. [University of Maryland; Thomson, A. M. [University of Maryland; Post, Wilfred M [ORNL; Bandaru, Vara Prasad [ORNL; Nichols, Jeff [ORNL; Williams, J. [AgriLIFE, Temple, TX

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

447

Y-12 Site Sustainability Plan  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Y-12 Site Sustainability Plan  

SciTech Connect

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

Spencer, Charles G

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Sustainability Priorities in the Electric Power Industry  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

2011-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

450

Importance of legal protection and international quality standards for environmental protection  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The article discusses the importance of environmental protection requirements in the progressively liberalized energy market in the EU. We present environmental issues in general, focusing on a system of environmental management according to the ISO ... Keywords: ISO standards, energy market, environmental management, environmental protection, sustainable development

V. Pozeb; T. Krope

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

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

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

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

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

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

Site Sustainability Plan FY 2014 (Management Publication), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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Site Sustainability Plan FY 2014 Site Sustainability Plan FY 2014 The National Wind Technology Center has 10.2 MW of on-site wind systems. Cover photo: The new LEED Platinum Energy Systems Integration Facility is the first U.S. facility in which both the public and private sector researchers can scale-up clean energy technologies. NOMENCLATURE ........................................................................................................ II EXECUTIVE SUMMARY .............................................................................................. 1 GREENHOUSE GAS REDUCTION ........................................................................... 7 BUILDINGS, ESPC, REGIONAL AND LOCAL PLANNING .............................13 HIGH PERFORMANCE SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS ..............................13

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Insights from U.S. Experience to Guide International Reliance on Standardization: Achieving Supply Chain Sustainability  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Sustainability in supply chain operations fundamentally relies on environmental standards, the traditional driver of investment in pollution control and a major factor in facilities site selection. While environmental standardization has traditionally ... Keywords: Anticipatory Standards, Antitrust, Conformity Assessment, Consortium, Standards Development Activities SDA, Standards Development Organization SDO, Switching Costs, Voluntary Consensus Standards VCSs

John W. Bagby

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Sustainability - is it for the CIO?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

455

Contemporary Strategies for Sustainable Design  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This exploratory research examined the degree of adoption and impact of the concepts of Building Information Model (BIM), Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), Integrated Design Process (IDP) and Building Energy Simulation (BES) on the design processes of advanced architectural firms when executing sustainable design. Six offices identified by the press for a strong commitment to sustainable design and influence in the design of high performance buildings were selected as cases. In semi-standardized interviews, these firms presented their perceptions of the influence of BIM, BES, and IPD/IDP. The results show that a generalization of sustainable design processes is possible. A design process for sustainability (DEPROSU) model was created by collecting best practices from data gathered from the interviews and the critical literature review. Secondary contributions show that BIM, IDP/IPD and BES have a synergistic effect in sustainable design methods, and that the human resource profile from these firms has evolved towards multi-skilled professionals knowledgeable in BES, BIM, parametric design, sustainability and construction processes. This research provides evidence of commonalities found in the design processes of the selected firms. These commonalities, which have been represented in the DEPROSU model, can potentially be validated as protocols or standards for sustainable design, providing architectural design practices with concrete patterns for improvement and or validation of their design methods.

Farias, Francisco

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

Efficient and Sustainable EnergyEfficient and Sustainable Energy NIU Energy Initiative  

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Efficient and Sustainable EnergyEfficient and Sustainable Energy NIU Energy Initiative: Efficient and Sustainable EnergyEfficient and Sustainable Energy EnergyEnergy//EconomyEconomy//Ecology Challenges and OpportunitiesEcology Challenges and Opportunities #12;Efficient and Sustainable EnergyEfficient and Sustainable

Kostic, Milivoje M.

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Site Sustainability Plan (SSP) 2010 | Department of Energy  

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

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

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Site Sustainability Plan (SSP) 2012 | Department of Energy  

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

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

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Site Sustainability Plan (SSP) 2013 | Department of Energy  

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

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

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Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Annual Site Environmental Report for 2012  

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The purpose of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Annual Site Environmental Report for 2012 (ASER) is to provide information required by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Order 231.1B, Environment, Safety, and Health Reporting. Specifically, the ASER presents summary environmental data to: Characterize site environmental management performance; Summarize environmental occurrences and responses reported during the calendar year; Confirm compliance with environmental standards and requirements; Highlight significant environmental accomplishments, including progress toward the DOE Environmental Sustainability Goals made through implementation of the WIPP Environmental Management System (EMS).

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2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable LED Fluorescent Light Replacement Technology  

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

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2011-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Ethiopia-Reducing the GHG Impacts of Sustainable Intensification | Open  

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Ethiopia-Reducing the GHG Impacts of Sustainable Intensification Ethiopia-Reducing the GHG Impacts of Sustainable Intensification Jump to: navigation, search Name Ethiopia-Reducing the GHG Impacts of Sustainable Intensification in East Africa Agency/Company /Organization CGIAR's Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA), the European Union, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Partner International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), International Council for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF), International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid-Tropics (ICRISAT), International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Ministry of Agriculture Sector Land Focus Area Agriculture Topics Adaptation, Baseline projection, Co-benefits assessment, - Environmental and Biodiversity, - Macroeconomic, GHG inventory, Low emission development planning, -LEDS, -TNA

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Tanzania-Reducing the GHG Impacts of Sustainable Intensification | Open  

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Tanzania-Reducing the GHG Impacts of Sustainable Intensification Tanzania-Reducing the GHG Impacts of Sustainable Intensification Jump to: navigation, search Name Tanzania-Reducing the GHG Impacts of Sustainable Intensification in East Africa Agency/Company /Organization CGIAR's Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA), the European Union, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Partner International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), International Council for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF), International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid-Tropics (ICRISAT), International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Ministry of Agriculture Sector Land Focus Area Agriculture Topics Adaptation, Baseline projection, Co-benefits assessment, - Environmental and Biodiversity, - Macroeconomic, GHG inventory, Low emission development planning, -LEDS, -TNA

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EA-1885: Boston Architectural College's Urban Sustainability Initiative  

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85: Boston Architectural College's Urban Sustainability 85: Boston Architectural College's Urban Sustainability Initiative Renovation of Green Alley #444, Boston, Massachusetts EA-1885: Boston Architectural College's Urban Sustainability Initiative Renovation of Green Alley #444, Boston, Massachusetts Summary This EA evaluates the environmental impacts of a proposal to provide a grant to Boston Architectural College (BAC) to design, construct and implement the renovation of Public Alley #444 in Boston's Historic Back Bay District. The project would include the installation of 7 to 10 open loop geothermal wells to provide heating and cooling energy to BAC's facilities; the installation of a green screen trellis system, planting soils, concrete pavement, pavers, and landscaping; and mechanical upgrades (plumbing and electrical) to accommodate the geothermal solution into the

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Reducing the GHG Impacts of Sustainable Intensification | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

GHG Impacts of Sustainable Intensification GHG Impacts of Sustainable Intensification Jump to: navigation, search Name Reducing the GHG Impacts of Sustainable Intensification in East Africa Agency/Company /Organization CGIAR's Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA), the European Union, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Partner International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), International Council for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF), International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid-Tropics (ICRISAT), International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Ministry of Agriculture Sector Land Focus Area Agriculture Topics Adaptation, Baseline projection, Co-benefits assessment, - Environmental and Biodiversity, - Macroeconomic, GHG inventory, Low emission development planning, -LEDS, -TNA

466

A Sustainable Focus for Laboratory Design, Engineerign, and Operation  

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

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

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EA-1885: Boston Architectural College's Urban Sustainability Initiative  

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

85: Boston Architectural College's Urban Sustainability 85: Boston Architectural College's Urban Sustainability Initiative Renovation of Green Alley #444, Boston, Massachusetts EA-1885: Boston Architectural College's Urban Sustainability Initiative Renovation of Green Alley #444, Boston, Massachusetts Summary This EA evaluates the environmental impacts of a proposal to provide a grant to Boston Architectural College (BAC) to design, construct and implement the renovation of Public Alley #444 in Boston's Historic Back Bay District. The project would include the installation of 7 to 10 open loop geothermal wells to provide heating and cooling energy to BAC's facilities; the installation of a green screen trellis system, planting soils, concrete pavement, pavers, and landscaping; and mechanical upgrades (plumbing and electrical) to accommodate the geothermal solution into the

468

Sustainability Assessment and Roadmap for a Green Campus Initiative  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

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

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Monitoring environmental efficiency: An application to Italian provinces  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

With growing environmental legislation and mounting popular concern for the environment and the quality of life, there has been an increasing recognition in developed nations of the importance of good environmental performance, to assure the reduction ... Keywords: Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), Decision Making Units (DMUs), Environmental efficiency, Sustainable development, Undesirable outputs

Mauro Coli; Eugenia Nissi; Agnese Rapposelli

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Totally green: evaluating and designing servers for lifecycle environmental impact  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The environmental impact of servers and datacenters is an important future challenge. System architects have traditionally focused on operational energy as a proxy for designing green servers, but this ignores important environmental implications from ... Keywords: datacenter design, dematerialization, disaggregation, environmental sustainability, exergy, green computing, lifecycle impact, server architecture

Jichuan Chang; Justin Meza; Parthasarathy Ranganathan; Amip Shah; Rocky Shih; Cullen Bash

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The concept of the world environmental constitution and information science  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The deepening crisis phenomena of our epoch is forcing mankind to seek a solution to this critical situation. Appropriate interaction between society and nature is the crucial axis of the problem. The on-going search for ways to overcome the global environmental ... Keywords: Noosphere, World Environmental Constitution, climate change, ecologic economics, global environmental crisis, globalization, information science, sustained development

E. P. Semenyuk

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

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

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

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainability Awards Recognize Energy Department Employees Who...  

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

Sustainability Awards Recognize Energy Department Employees Who Go Above and Beyond Sustainability Awards Recognize Energy Department Employees Who Go Above and Beyond November 10,...

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Exploring Computational Sustainability via Differential Variational Inequalities.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Sustainability is a widely accepted paradigm for better future in governmental as well as non-governmental organizations. Computational sustainability is a rapidly growing area of study (more)

Chung, Sung Hoon

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Campus Sustainability Movement: A Strategic Perspective.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

Henson, Michael; Missimer, Merlina

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Sustainability and Nickel Wepage that describes the sustainability challenges for nickel and nickel-containing materials. 0, 557, Diana Grady, 7/2/2008 9:23 AM

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Sustainable Agriculture Network | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

"Sustainable Agriculture Network" Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleSustainableAgricultureNetwork&oldid312235" Categories: Clean Energy Organizations...

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Alliance For Sustainable Energy | Department of Energy  

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

Alliance For Sustainable Energy Alliance For Sustainable Energy Response from National Renewable Energy Laboratory on the Technology Transfer Questions in Federal Register dated...

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Sustainable World Capital | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

"Sustainable World Capital" Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleSustainableWorldCapital&oldid351925" Categories: Clean Energy Organizations Companies...

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Federal Energy Management Program: Sustainable Buildings and...  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Sustainable Buildings and Campuses to someone by E-mail Share Federal Energy Management Program: Sustainable Buildings and Campuses on Facebook Tweet about Federal Energy...

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