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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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Using Smartphone Technology in Environmental Sustainability Education: The Case of the Maasai Mara Region in Kenya  

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This study engaged key stakeholders in an economically and environmentally fragile region in Kenya in a unique, interdisciplinary, and integrative approach to explore the extent to which the use of smartphone technology helps access the environmental ... Keywords: Environmental Perception, Kenya, Mara, Photovoice, Smartphone, Sustainability

James Dogbey, Cassie Quigley, Megan Che, Jeffrey Hallo

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental Sustainability  

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

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Environmental Sustainability  

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

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Environmental Standardization for Sustainability  

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Environmental Standardization for Sustainability by Professor John W. Bagby College of Information that environmental controls are expressed as environmental standards, a traditional driver of investment in pollution control. Environmental standards spur investment in green technologies that promise to stimulate

Bagby, John

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Environmental Frontier of Sustainability  

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A A Global Environmental Studies Frontier of Sustainability Science Akihisa MORI, Global Environmental Studies Satoshi KONISHI, Institute of Advanced Energy, etc Integrated Research Bld, economics, energy, architecture, meteorology and biology and so on. In this sense, this class welcomes

Takada, Shoji

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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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University of Oxford Environmental Sustainability Policy 2008  

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

Melham, Tom

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Environmental Frontier of Sustainability Science  

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A Global Environmental Studies Frontier of Sustainability Science Akihisa MORI, Global Environmental Studies Satoshi KONISHI, Institute of Advanced Energy, etc Master July 14, politics, economics, energy, architecture, meteorology and marine science and so on. In this sense

Takada, Shoji

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WIPP Documents - Environmental Management and Sustainability  

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Management and Sustainability WIPP Environmental Policy DOEWIPP 04-3310 Rev 4 Environmental Management System Description DOEWIPP-05-3318 Rev 5 WIPP Site Sustainability Plan WIPP...

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Environmental Studies Minor Sustainability Track  

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

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Sustainability of Large Photovoltaic Deployment: Environmental Research  

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Sustainability of Large Photovoltaic Deployment: Environmental Research Sustainability of Large Photovoltaic Deployment: Environmental ResearchEnvironmental ResearchEnvironmental Research Vasilis Fthenakis and Te from Cadmium Telluride Photovoltaic Manufacturing Scrap, Progress in Photovoltaics: Research

Homes, Christopher C.

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Sustainability Our Commitment to Environmental Sustainability  

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Site includes more than 30% open space l Collaboration with City of Seattle, Department of Energy Energy Conservation Water Efficiency Recycling Transportation Environmental Quality Awards of the world's foremost biomedical research organizations. An independent, nonprofit research institution

Matsen, Frederick A. "Erick"

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Centre for Environmental Law -Macquarie Sustainability Macquarie University  

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Centre for Environmental Law - Macquarie Sustainability Macquarie University Self-Guided Sustainability Tour #12;Acknowledgements Self-Guided Sustainability Tour Macquarie University Centre for Environmental Law - Macquarie Sustainability Copyright © Macquarie University 2010. All rights reserved Texts

Wang, Yan

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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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EVALUATING NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY: PERFORMANCE MEASURES AND INFLUENTIAL FACTORS FOR  

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EVALUATING NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY: PERFORMANCE MEASURES AND INFLUENTIAL FACTORS Environmental Sustainability: Performance Measures and Influential Factors for OECD-Member Countries featuring reviews five studies that evaluate national environmental sustainability with composite indices; performs

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An Approach to Sustainability that Improves Environmental and...  

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

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

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Environmental Impact and Sustainability Assessment  

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

Ibrahim Dincer; Anand S. Joshi

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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Sustainable Tourism and the emergence of new Environmental Norms  

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Sustainable Tourism and the emergence of new Environmental Norms Malgorzata OGONOWSKA Dominique tourism. Consequently a new segment of demand desiring sustainable tourism products have appeared how environmental quality standards can become general norms in tourism industry. By analyzing a case

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Environmental Compliance and Sustainability The College of William and Mary  

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Environmental Compliance and Sustainability The College of William and Mary Thomas. Thanks are also in order for Professor Sarah Stafford, The College of William nautical miles1 from San Francisco? How will Blueseed demonstrate sustainability

Lewis, Robert Michael

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Graduate Handbook 20132014 Master of Sustainable Environmental Management  

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Graduate Handbook 20132014 Master of Sustainable Environmental Management Master; The information in this handbook was accurate at the time of printing (August 2013). Any changes made during the Ecoblitz. #12;School of Environment and Sustainability Graduate Handbook 20132014

Saskatchewan, University of

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Second-Generation Biofuels from Multi-Product Biorefineries Combine Economic Sustainability With Environmental Sustainability  

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

Breakout Session 3BIntegration of Supply Chains III: Algal Biofuels Strategy Second-Generation Biofuels from Multi-Product Biorefineries Combine Economic Sustainability With Environmental Sustainability Martin Sabarsky, Chief Executive Officer, Cellana

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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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Long-Term Strategy for Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability  

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Long-Term Strategy for Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability Hawks nesting Bike rider commutes to work at LANL A bobcat walking on LANL property Weather monitoring at LANL...

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Office of Environmental Protection, Sustainability Support, and Corporate Safety Analysis  

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

The Office of Environmental Protection, Sustainability Support and 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.

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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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Making Food, Producing Sustainability Many contemporary approaches to environmental  

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

Parikh, Tapan S.

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1 | P a g e Chancellor's Commission on Environmental Sustainability  

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the University of Nebraska- Lincoln is environmentally sustainable. Policies and Practices Part One Energy to integrate sustainable concepts and values in the curriculum for future generations. Part Six Specific Campus Sustainability to assure the implementation of all Policies and Practices. Part Ten Mission and Challenge

Farritor, Shane

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CSU SCHOOL OF GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY Summer Internship 2014 Pre-College Summer Sustainability Program  

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CSU SCHOOL OF GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY Summer Internship 2014 Pre-College Summer Sustainability Program 3 Positions Available One (1) Lead Mentor- Available for June 24-July 1 Session AND July 8 The Pre-College Summer Sustainability Program is looking for CSU student Mentors. If you are interested

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Broadening Capital Acquisition with the Earnings of Capital as a Means of Sustainable Growth and Environmental Sustainability  

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In a prior article in this edition entitled Addressing the Crisis in Employment and Consumer Demand it was argued that environmental sustainability with sustainable economic recovery requires sustainable earning capacity ...

Ashford, Nicholas A.

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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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Limitations of Carbon Footprint as Indicator of Environmental Sustainability  

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

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

2012-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Green Race, for Sustainability "Green Race for Sustainability" is environmental riding event which is funded by  

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Green Race, for Sustainability "Green Race for Sustainability" is environmental riding event which and visit each city in central Sweden in August 2014. Apply via Green Race website http & We Need Your Helps. Let People See A Green Future From a long term vision, "Green Race

Haviland, David

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Sustainability  

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

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How to understand and measure environmental sustainability: Indicators and targets  

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The concept of sustainable development from 1980 to the present has evolved into definitions of the three pillars of sustainability (social, economic and environmental). The recent economic and financial crisis has helped to newly define economic sustainability. It has brought into focus the economic pillar and cast a question mark over the sustainability of development based on economic progress. This means fully addressing the economic issues on their own merits with no apparent connection to the environmental aspects. Environmental sustainability is correctly defined by focusing on its biogeophysical aspects. This means maintaining or improving the integrity of the Earth's life supporting systems. The concept of sustainable development and its three pillars has evolved from a rather vague and mostly qualitative notion to more precise specifications defined many times over in quantitative terms. Hence the need for a wide array of indicators is very clear. The paper analyses the different approaches and types of indicators developed which are used for the assessment of environmental sustainability. One important aspect here is setting targets and then measuring the distance to a target to get the appropriate information on the current state or trend.

Bed?ich Moldan; Svatava Janoukov; Tom Hk

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessing the environmental sustainability of biofuels  

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

Elena Kazamia; Alison G. Smith

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Addressing the Crisis in Employment and Consumer Demand: Reconciliation with Financial and Environmental Sustainability  

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For a long time, the earlier sustainability literature focused almost exclusively on environmental sustainability, which included resource exhaustion, toxic pollution, ecosystem destruction, and global climate disruption. ...

Ashford, Nicholas A.

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Sustainable Development through Entrepreneurial Initiatives in Center Region, Romania  

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Abstract Abstract: Sustainable development is one of the future directions of economic evolution for each member state of the European Union. In order to reduce the development gap between Romanian economy and the European average, our country has to support the entrepreneurial initiatives at regional level, respecting and sustaining the specific situation of each region. Education has an important role in sustaining entrepreneurship. In this paper is presented the starting point of a future research among graduated students, which is aiming to present the dimension of the entrepreneurial education: entrepreneurial competences, entrepreneurial intentions, individual employability and the impact on the society and economy. The authors of this paper will present a small research developed in 1 Decembrie 1918 University of Alba Iulia in order to determine the graduated students motivation for choosing entrepreneurship. This research has to be seen in the framework of the cooperation between university and business environment, so that the graduated students could be integrated in the regional business environment.

Ionela Gavrila-Paven; Emilian M. Dobrescu; Edith-Mihaela Dobre

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Review of Fundamentals of Environmental and Toxicological Chemistry: Sustainable Science, 4th Edition  

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Review of Fundamentals of Environmental and Toxicological Chemistry: Sustainable Science, 4th Edition ... Faculty at the College of

Shadi Abu-Baker; Shahrokh Ghaffari; Mohannad Al-Saghir; Raj Thamburaj; Tarig Higazi

2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Haarlemmermeer: The Heart of the Netherlands' Sustainable Region  

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Haarlemmermeer: The Heart of the Netherlands' Sustainable Region Tuesday, April 23, 2013 12:00 ­ 1 Nederstigt Alderman for the Muncipality of Haarlemmermeer, The Netherlands Arthur van Dijk Alderman for the Muncipality of Haarlemmermeer, The Netherlands The Municipality of Haarlemmermeer, which borders Amsterdam

Hall, Sharon J.

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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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Environmental indicators for sustainable production of algal biofuels  

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Abstract For analyzing sustainability of algal biofuels, we identify 16 environmental indicators that fall into six categories: soil quality, water quality and quantity, air quality, greenhouse gas emissions, biodiversity, and productivity. Indicators are selected to be practical, widely applicable, predictable in response, anticipatory of future changes, independent of scale, and responsive to management. Major differences between algae and terrestrial plant feedstocks, as well as their supply chains for biofuel, are highlighted, for they influence the choice of appropriate sustainability indicators. Algae strain selection characteristics do not generally affect which indicators are selected. The use of water instead of soil as the growth medium for algae determines the higher priority of water- over soil-related indicators. The proposed set of environmental indicators provides an initial checklist for measures of algal biofuel sustainability but may need to be modified for particular contexts depending on data availability, goals of stakeholders, and financial constraints. Use of these indicators entails defining sustainability goals and targets in relation to stakeholder values in a particular context and can lead to improved management practices.

Rebecca A. Efroymson; Virginia H. Dale

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental indicators for sustainable production of algal biofuels  

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For analyzing sustainability of algal biofuels, we identify 16 environmental indicators that fall into six categories: soil quality, water quality and quantity, air quality, greenhouse gas emissions, biodiversity, and productivity. Indicators are selected to be practical, widely applicable, predictable in response, anticipatory of future changes, independent of scale, and responsive to management. Major differences between algae and terrestrial plant feedstocks, as well as their supply chains for biofuel, are highlighted, for they influence the choice of appropriate sustainability indicators. Algae strain selection characteristics do not generally affect which indicators are selected. The use of water instead of soil as the growth medium for algae determines the higher priority of water- over soil-related indicators. The proposed set of environmental indicators provides an initial checklist for measures of biofuel sustainability but may need to be modified for particular contexts depending on data availability, goals of the stakeholders, and financial constraints. Use of these indicators entails defining sustainability goals and targets in relation to stakeholder values in a particular context and can lead to improved management practices.

Efroymson, Rebecca Ann [ORNL; Dale, Virginia H [ORNL

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Towards supply chain sustainability: balancing costs with environmental and social impacts  

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Abstract This work presents a multi-objective optimization methodology that accounts for economic, environmental and social concerns in a supply chain with reverse flows. Environmental impact assessment is considered through the use of Recipe 2008. A social benefit indicator is developed where the creation of employment in less developed regions is preferred. The multi-objective approach is used to reach a solution of compromise between the three sustainability pillars. The model is applied to a case study developed in collaboration with a Portuguese company, leader in battery production.

Bruna Mota; Maria Isabel Gomes; Ana Paula Barbosa-Pvoa

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

Hayden, Nancy J.

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

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Wimsatt, Alma. Sustainable Development and International1098-A, September Sustainable Development and Public PolicyThe Economics of Sustainable Development. Population and

Deakin, Elizabeth

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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Wimsatt, Alma. Sustainable Development and International1098-A, September Sustainable Development and Public PolicyThe Economics of Sustainable Development. Population and

Deakin, Elizabeth

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The role of sustained observations in tracking impacts of environmental change on marine biodiversity and ecosystems  

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...of environmental change on marine biodiversity and ecosystems N. Mieszkowska...marine sustained observations . Marine biodiversity currently faces unprecedented...activities have impacted on marine biodiversity. The contributions of sustained...

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

2013-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainability suspense of small hydropower projects: A study from western Himalayan region of India  

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Abstract Small hydropower projects (SHPs), though generally considered more environmentally benign and socially acceptable as compared to large projects, yet their overall sustainability is under suspicion in the Himalayan regions. Almost all \\{SHPs\\} in this region are being developed as run of the river mode which generally causes less/no submergence and quite less displacement of people as compared to large reservoir based hydropower production mode. However, in the absence of proper planning and monitoring mechanism, these projects are causing implacable tunnelling of hills, choking of streams, conversion of streams into dry ditches and long term socio-environmental impacts. This paper presents a SHP development study from hydro rich Beas river basin of Himachal Pradesh, a state nestled in western Himalayan region of India. In depth field studies, focus group discussions with the project affected people and interaction with project proponents of five \\{SHPs\\} in this region suggest that sustainability issues with respect to \\{SHPs\\} are not small vis-a-vis size of their installed capacity. There is an urgent need to take steps to include \\{SHPs\\} having an installed capacity of above 10MW into the ambit of environment clearance process which is absent in many countries of the world at present.

Deepak Kumar; S.S. Katoch

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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In an era of rapid globalization, environmental sustainability has emerged as a major challenge  

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to five years to complete their degrees. Business Core Courses · Building an Innovative and Sustainable. The idea driving Ashton's research and teaching is to build sustainable communities, which involves helpingIn an era of rapid globalization, environmental sustainability has emerged as a major challenge

Heller, Barbara

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Sustainability  

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

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Sustainablesta Sustainable  

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

Richner, Heinz

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Sustainability Goals  

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

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Making wastewater environmentally sustainable: Innovative technology offers new possibilities for wastewater treatment  

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Story by Katie Heinrich 16 tx H2O Summer 2013 Making wastewater environmentally sustainable Innovative technology o#30;ers new possibilities for wastewater treatment Municipal wastewater treatment plants may soon become more sustainable... in their treatment of wastewater by pursuing new electron beam (e-beam) technology being researched at a Texas A&M AgriLife Research center in College Station. To help these plants in their move to increased sustainability in wastewater treatment, the National...

Heinrich, Katie

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

S. Vinodh; Gopinath Rathod

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL Materials Recycling Procedure Purpose To promote environmental sustainability and stewardship, NREL provides the  

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NREL Materials Recycling Procedure Purpose To promote environmental sustainability and stewardship, NREL provides the infrastructure for workers to incorporate materials recycling in daily operations. This procedure identifies appropriate materials, collection locations, and rules and processes for recycling

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Integratedand Sustainable Transportation Solutions: From Conceptsto Deployment Regional University Transportation CenterNEED  

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Transportation CenterNEED IMPACT STATEMENT INITIATIVE The NEXTRANS Center, an interdisciplinary multi. The efficiency of the global transportation network affects each of us. From economic impacts to environmental, environmental sustainability and climate change. The center also examines the role of transportation

Ginzel, Matthew

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A Prototype System for Economic, Environmental and Sustainable Optimization  

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for U.S. Status of TCA , LCA and Sustainability Metrics Some of these tools exist and some are being and societal costs Chemical companies and petroleum refiners have applied total cost accounting found for Waste Reduction Technology (CWRT) recently completed a detailed report with an Excel spreadsheet

Pike, Ralph W.

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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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Restructuring the DOE Laboratory Complex to Advance Clean Energy, Environmental Sustainability, and a Global Future without Nuclear Weapons  

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Restructuring the DOE Laboratory Complex to Advance Clean Energy, Environmental Sustainability, and a Global Future without Nuclear Weapons - December Commission meeting

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Environmental Radioactivity in the North Atlantic Region.  

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, polonium« plutonium and americium. Finally technetium-99 data on seaweed samples col- lected in the North Atlantic region since the beginning of the sixties are presented. INIS Descriptors AMERICIUM 241; ANIMALS

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Global diets link environmental sustainability and human health  

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... than 25% of all greenhouse gases (GHGs), pollute fresh and marine waters with agrochemicals, and use as cropland or pastureland about half of the ice-free land area ... savannas and grasslands, which threatens species with extinction. Lifecycle environmental impacts of foods

David Tilman; Michael Clark

2014-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of Environmental Regulatory Policies for Sustainable Emission Reduction  

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regulations to reduce and control pollution. This article will contrast three different types of regulations for lowering air emissions from industry: Command-and-control policy, environmental tax, and emission trading on establishing legal limits on the permissible amount of pollutants discharged to the atmosphere, ambient air

Linninger, Andreas A.

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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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Livestock waste treatment systems for environmental quality, food safety, and sustainability.  

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to the sustainability of agricultural systems by: (i) utilizing crop residues and other feeds which were not used and otherwise would be lost, and; (iii) for the poorest regions of the world, providing traction for cultivation, supply for energy production or home construction (dried cowpat). However, the price of goods produce

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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

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

Heerwagen, J.; Zagreus, Leah

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tire Pressures and Sustainability: The Economic and Environmental Effects of Under-Inflated and Over-Inflated Tires  

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Tire Pressures and Sustainability: The Economic and Environmental Effects of Under-Inflated and Over-Inflated Tires at Williams College Sam Baldwin GEOS 206 Professor Dethier 18 May 2010 #12;Baldwin sustainable automobile practices. As gas prices were rising in 2006, for example, tire manufacturer

Aalberts, Daniel P.

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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

2011-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental Literacy and Sustainability Values: A Content Analysis of National EE Frameworks and State Standards through the Lens of the Earth Charter  

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to be addressed through environmental education. This mixed-methods content analysis examines and compares five state environmental education standards, national environmental education guidelines and the Earth Charter for inclusion of sustainability values...

Singleton, Julie

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Metrics of environmental sustainability, social equity and economic efficiency in cities.  

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??This thesis explores the concept of sustainability in the context of the community expectation for sustainability in cities. Effective sustainability performance requires all three pillars (more)

Doust, Kenneth Harold

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainability | The Ames Laboratory  

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

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Psychology of Sustainable Development  

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

Milfont, Taciano Lemos

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The College of Natural Resources (CNR) is essentially UC Berkeley's college of the environment. From nutrition to global warming, biotechnology to sustainable forestry, environmental justice to energy, no other college is better  

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. From nutrition to global warming, biotechnology to sustainable forestry, environmental justice&E) Concentration areas: - U.S. Environmental Policy & Management - Global Environmental Politics - Environmental and Management, Global Environmental Politics, or Environmental Justice and Development Prepare for graduate

Wildermuth, Mary C

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The Sustainable Campus The Newsletter of the Berea College  

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The Sustainable Campus The Newsletter of the Berea College Sustainability and Environmental Studies regions gathered at Berea College for the first annual Campus ­ Community Partnerships for Sustainability will have failed. Initial indications are that some concrete steps toward sustainability have Building

Baltisberger, Jay H.

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The photovoltaic industry on the path to a sustainable future Environmental and occupational health issues  

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Abstract As it supplies solar power, a priori considered harmless for the environment and human health compared with fossil fuels, the photovoltaic (PV) industry seems to contribute optimally to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and, overall, to sustainable development. However, considering the forecast for rapid growth, its use of potentially toxic substances and manufacturing processes presenting health and safety problems may jeopardize its benefits. This paper aims to establish a profile of the PV industry in order to determine current and emerging environmental and health concerns. A review of PV system life cycle assessments, in light of the current state of the industry and its developmental prospects, reveals information deficits concerning some sensitive life cycle indicators and environmental impacts, together with incomplete information on toxicological data and studies of workers' exposure to different chemical and physical hazards. Although solar panel installation is generally considered relatively safe, the occupational health concerns related to the growing number of hazardous materials handled in the PV industry warrants an all-inclusive occupational health and safety approach in order to achieve an optimal equilibrium with sustainability. To prevent eco-health problems from offsetting the benefits currently offered by the PV industry, manufacturers should cooperate actively with workers, researchers and government agencies toward improved and more transparent research, the adoption of specific and stricter regulations, the implementation of preventive risk management of occupational health and safety and, lastly, greater responsibilization toward PV systems from their design until their end of life.

Bouchra Bakhiyi; France Labrche; Joseph Zayed

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Relationship between organisational value addition and environmental sustainability performance in an Indian pulp and paper manufacturing unit and its supply chain: a longitudinal case study  

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Organisations that improve 'value addition' by implementing several initiatives do not verify impact of these initiatives have on environment. The modern sustainability era, demands elimination of environmental impacts, i.e., a positive correlation is expected between value addition and environmental performance on long term basis. Many studies on Corporate Sustainability Management, based on the data at one point of time, did not examine above said relationship. This paper discusses the relationship between value addition and environmental sustainability using ten years data of an Indian Paper Mill. Analysis of the data reveals that there is a negative correlation between value addition and environmental sustainability over the ten-year period.

A. Arivalagan; B. Sudhakar

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable development of eco-industrial parks in China: effects of managers' environmental awareness on the relationships between practice and performance  

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Abstract As an important means of achieving sustainable development, eco-industrial parks have been given great significance at every level of Chinese governments, and as a result, they have made great strides in China. The increasing pressures of resource constraints and the need for environmental protection have made the achievement of optimal sustainable development performance crucial. Managers of eco-industrial park administrative committees, as decision makers and executors, have a pivotal role in the design, plan, and organization for the sustainable development of eco-industrial parks. Furthermore managers' environmental awareness is important when organizing environmental practices in their eco-industrial parks. This paper seeks to establish the value of the effects of managers' environmental awareness on the relationships between environmental practices and sustainable development performance by presenting an analysis of Chinese eco-industrial park projects. Using an empirical study, this paper first identifies the key environmental practices, directed by managers, which impact the sustainable development performance of Chinese eco-industrial parks. The moderating effect of managers' environmental awareness on the relationships between environmental practices and sustainable development performance is then developed. Our results show that instituting environmental norms for eco-industrial park enterprises, building industrial symbiosis, and providing guidance to key enterprises play significant roles in producing sustainable development performance for eco-industrial parks. Managers' environmental awareness is helpful in driving and transforming environmental practices into sustainable development performance. Our results also provide assistance for designing and implementing environmental practices for sustainable development, recruiting managers with higher environmental awareness, and training managers to improve their environmental awareness so that eco-industrial parks can achieve sustainable development performance.

Ying Qu; Yakun Liu; Raveendranath Ravi Nayak; Mengru Li

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

Manoosingh, Celine

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainability of Tunisia's road transport: is there an environmental Kuznets curve for negative externalities?  

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Negative externalities of transport sector in Tunisia have become serious problems for the environment and population. This article discusses the sustainability of this sector with the application of the environmental Kuznets curve model to a developing country like Tunisia over the period from 1989 to 2008. Results indicate an inverted U-shape relationship for all selected negative externalities: road energy consumption, road accidents, and urban traffic-related air pollutants (sulphur dioxide, suspended particulate and carbon dioxide) except a downward curve with L-shaped for nitrogen dioxide. Analysis of mobility behaviour shows that use of private vehicles increases with the amelioration of the purchasing power, life style and mobility behaviour in Tunisia's mega cities. Given the scarcity of financial resources of the country to develop rail infrastructure, it would be more convenient to apply economic and fiscal instruments to discourage the use of private cars and encourage group travel.

Rafaa Mraihi; Riadh Harizi; Sondes Alaouia

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Planning for sustainable communities: Regional incentives and local policy under SB375  

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#12;SB 375: Sustainable Communities & Climate Protection Act (2008) isolation dispersion automobility

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Meeting of The New York State Sustainability Education Working Group Syracuse Center of Excellence In Environmental and Energy Systems  

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In Environmental and Energy Systems 727 East Washington Street Syracuse, New York April 1, 2012 RECOMMENDED ACTIONMeeting of The New York State Sustainability Education Working Group Syracuse Center of Excellence STEPS The Goal: Every graduate of a New York college or university will be literate about how to live

Linsley, Braddock K.

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

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Blueprint to define sustainable energy planning as integrated energy & environmental planning to support community sustainability

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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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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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Living Industry Regulation Remediation Research and Technology Sustainability Waste Water Products said. "When you generate energy, you need water when you produce food, you need water. However8/10/12 Global Water Sustainability Flows Through Natural and Human Challenges -- Environmental

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

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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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FACTORS AFFECTING THE SUSTAINABILITY OF RURAL WATER SUPPLY SYSTEMS: THE CASE OF MECHA WOREDA, AMHARA REGION, ETHIOPIA  

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are used: shallow dug wells, spring and deep wells. A survey was carried out with 160 household in 16 waterFACTORS AFFECTING THE SUSTAINABILITY OF RURAL WATER SUPPLY SYSTEMS: THE CASE OF MECHA WOREDA, AMHARA REGION, ETHIOPIA A Project Paper Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School of Cornell

Walter, M.Todd

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Environmental movements in Russia (An example from the Baikal region).  

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?? This thesis presents the analysis of environmental movements in Russia. Through a collective memory and discourse framework, this study reviews the overlap and disparity (more)

Dampilon, Zhargal

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

2012-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable manufacturing: evaluation and modeling of environmental impacts in additive manufacturing  

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Cleaner production and sustainability are of crucial importance in the field of manufacturing processes where great amounts of energy and materials are being consumed. Nowadays, additive manufacturing technologie...

Florent Le Bourhis; Olivier Kerbrat

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Jane Mwenechanya Degree studied: MSc Sustainability &  

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Jane Mwenechanya Degree studied: MSc Sustainability & Environmental Studies Year of graduation on environmental sustainability issues by combining both the scientific and social aspect in dealing with the environmental problems. What did you particularly enjoy about the MSc Sustainability & Environmental Studies

Mottram, Nigel

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

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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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COST Action TD1105 on New Sensing Technologies for Air-Pollution Control and Environmental Sustainability: Overview in Europe and New Trends  

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This is a short overview of the COST Action TD1105 EuNetAirEuropean Network on New Sensing Technologies for Air-Pollution Control and Environmental Sustainability...funded in the framework European Cooperation ...

Michele Penza

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SUSTAINABILITY AND FOOD Anthropology Professors  

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

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EnvironmentalManagementExpenditures: AssessingtheFinancialReturnsfromStructuralandInfrastructuralInvestments  

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and inventory metrics. Key Words: sustainable development, environmental management practices, pollution;2 compliance within a region or industry (Hahn, 2000). In addition, the nature and form of environmentalEnvironmentalManagementExpenditures: Assessingthe

Edwards, Paul N.

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

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aspect of the three pillars of sustainability economic,a holistic view of sustainabilitys three pillars, and has a

Robinson, Stefanie L.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Using the Law to Achieve Environmental Democracy and Sustainable Development: an Elusive Dream for Trinidad and Tobago  

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1997, Winter). Sustainable Development Symposium: DemocracyNation Division for Sustainable Development. WSSD Plan ofDemocracy and Sustainable Development: an Elusive Dream for

Ramlogan, Rajendra

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

Achieving Sustainability Cindy Carlsson  

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

Minnesota, University of

105

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

106

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

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an informed decision about acceptable risks and costs of theassociated environmental risks are acceptable or not to the

Oldenburg, C.M.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

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

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

Emilio Jimnez; Eduardo Martnez; Julio Blanco; Mercedes Prez; Charmery Graciano

2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

108

A Toolkit for Building Sustainability at Dartmouth  

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

109

School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences Measuring Sustainable Intensification in Agriculture: An Action Research  

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excellent contacts in Bangladesh, but opportunities in other developing countries will also be explored degree in agriculture, natural resources management, environmental studies, or a related discipline

Evans, Paul

110

Sustainable Manufacturing Greening Processes, Systems and Products  

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mittels Sustainable Manufacturing - Greening Processes,Sustainable for manufacturing Manufacturing Cambridge, accessed processes,processes due to energy awareness and environmental consciousness create many opportunities for sustainable

Dornfeld, David

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

111

Media, Markets and Meaning: Placing Sustainable Development and Environmental Conservation and Enrichment at Risk  

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consumption on public and popular culture; people who elect not to own and drive automobiles are nevertheless subjected to the polluted air, traffic gridlock and transformations of urban space that attend heavily deployed automotive transportation... of material support needed to sustain a spiritual practice. Failure to meet of any one of these seven needs for very long seriously compromises quality of life. yet also in deepening need of management or control. For individuals in such populations...

Hershock, Peter D

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

112

Sustainable Transportation: The Future of the Automobile in an Environmentally Constrained World  

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~rclc of Measur- ing Automobile Fuel Use", Ener~, Pohcy 21(O 1994 "Measunng Long-Run Automobile Fuet Demandand PohcyThe Future of the Automobile in an Environmentally

Schipper, Lee; Deakin, Elizabeth; Sperling, Daniel

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

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

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

Robinson, Stefanie L.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

114

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

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

Nava Haruvy; Sarit Shalhevet

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Sustainability Commitments Commitment  

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

Heller, Barbara

116

Achieving Sustainability Cindy Carlsson  

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

Minnesota, University of

117

Engineering for Environmental Sustainability http://engineering.tufts.edu/ Integrated Data Center Energy Management  

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provided chilled water versus vapor compression refrigeration for enabling room-level AC units) on energy options that connect the electrical, energy supply and consumption and building environmental systems Energy Management What is the problem? Data centers consisting of large numbers of closely packed

Tufts University

118

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

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environmentally clean, or climate-neutral as in the case of vegetable oil based BHPPs. Fuel cells and combined, an apparent future shortage in fossil fuels, and alarming reports on pollution through CO2 are causing a world for energy, an apparent future shortage in fossil fuels, and alarming reports on pollution through CO2

Wedde, Horst F.

119

MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF LAND RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES Degree Requirements for a B. S. in Sustainable Foods & Bioenergy Systems Agroecology Option 20142015 Catalog  

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Requirements for a B. S. in Sustainable Foods & Bioenergy Systems Agroecology Option 20142015 Catalog Name ENSC 110 Land Resources & Environmental Sciences 3 F SFBS 146 Intro Sust Food/Bioenergy Systems 3) Vegetable Production 3 F HORT 345 Organic Market Gardening 3 Su NASX 415 (even years) Native Food Systems 3

Maxwell, Bruce D.

120

SALIENCE OVER SUSTAINABILITY: PRESIDENTIAL ENVIRONMENTAL RHETORIC FROM FDR TO BARACK OBAMA  

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face wil begin to be addresed and that our air, land, water, and wildlife -- and the overal health of our planet -- wil not be sacrificed to appease polluting industries and campaign contributors. (Burkhalter para. 14) One month after the election... communication may provide the foreground for a convincing demonstration of practical utility (Peterson 9). The state of the environment is in quick decline from global warming, pollution, species loss, desertification and land degradation. Environmental...

Bricker, Brett Jacob

2010-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

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121

Biomarkers for Sustainable  

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

122

Sustainable Soil Remediation:  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

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

Mark E. Hodson

123

Sustainability, Ethics, and Aesthetics  

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

Moldavanova, Alisa

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Food security and sustainable intensification  

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

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

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,

2012-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

126

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

SciTech Connect

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

2012-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

127

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

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

Yuqiong Liu; Hoshin Gupta; Everett Springer; Thorsten Wagener

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

Environmental Management System Plan  

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Water Discharges) of Introduction Environmental Managementmanagement Water conservation LBNLs approach to sustainable environmentalEnvironmental Management Systems (EMS) to implement sustainable environmental stewardship practices that: Protect the air, water,

Fox, Robert

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

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

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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

130

An Economic, Hydrologic, and Environmental Assessment of Water Management Alternative Plans for the South Central Texas Region*1  

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An Economic, Hydrologic, and Environmental Assessment of Water Management Alternative Plans. The economic, hydrologic, and environmental consequences of the "best" choice of regional water management plan, and water management plans. #12;3 An Economic, Hydrologic, and Environmental Assessment of Water Management

McCarl, Bruce A.

131

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...

132

Sustainability | Department of Energy  

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

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

133

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

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

Jason Phillips

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

Sustainability Indicators for Discrete Manufacturing Processes Applied to Grinding Technology  

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from all three pillars of sustainability: environmental,1, 2]. Sustainability encompasses the three pillars ofinto three sustainability indicators for each pillar and/or

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

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Sustainability and Market Conditions:The Resource Efficiency paradox  

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Economics 23, 1- 14. Sustainability and Market Conditionsof environmental sustainability. Management InternationalJournal 44, 170-179. Sustainability and Market Conditions

Delmas, Magali; Pekovic, Sanja

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

Sustainability Bulletin Clothing Collection  

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

Kidd, William S. F.

137

Sustainability Masters Programmes  

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

138

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

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made: 95% automation, 2-arm robot, 43% uptime for manualSustainable Minds), 1-arm robot (more common), CO 2 emission

Robinson, Stefanie L.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

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

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

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

2012-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

140

Sustainability at BPA 2012  

SciTech Connect

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

none,

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

142

Sustainable Building Basics  

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

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

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

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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

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Environmental Sustainability Stories  

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credit: Los Alamos National Laboratory) Los Alamos catalyst could jumpstart e-cars, green energy The new material has the highest oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) activity in...

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Measures of Student Achievement and Public Information Urban & Regional Planning Program  

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and sustainability, real estate and housing, economic development, and transportation. Faculty members have strong's guiding mission from the School of Planning, Design and Construction is to create "a sustainable built responsibility, and environmentally sustainable planning and policy." The mission of the Urban & Regional

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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

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Sustainability of Concrete forSustainability of Concrete for Infrastructure  

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Sustainability of Concrete forSustainability of Concrete for Infrastructure Dr. Jason H. Ideker University #12;Overview · Background and research at OSU · Sustainability and the link to durability · What limits sustainability in concrete materials? ­ Degradation: Alkali-silica reaction ­ Environmental

Bertini, Robert L.

148

Sustainable energy in Baltic States  

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Integration of New Member States to the European Union has created a new situation in the frame of implementation of the Lisbon strategy and EU Sustainable Development. The closure of Ignalina NPP is the biggest challenge to the energy sector development of the Baltic States. The Baltic States have quite limited own energy resources and in the Accession agreement with the EU Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia have verified their targets to increase the share of electricity produced from renewable energy sources (RES-E) by the year 2010. A wider use of renewable energy and increase of energy efficiency can make a valuable contribution to meeting the targets of sustainable development. The article presents a detailed overview of the present policies and measures implemented in the Baltic States, aiming to support the use of RES and the increase of energy efficiency. The review of possibilities to use the EU Structural Funds (SF) for the implementation of sustainable energy projects in the Baltic States was performed.The use of regional socialeconomicenvironmental indicators is the main key to integrate sustainable energy development at the program deployment level. The indicators to be used should describe the contribution of energy programs to the sustainable development, medium- and long-term trends and inter-relationship between them and the typical energy indicators (saved toe, improved energy efficiency, percentage of RES). Municipalities may play a considerable role by promoting sustainable energy since local authorities are fulfilling their functions in the energy sector via a number of roles. The Netherlands example shows that municipalities may act as facilitators by implementing national environmental policy and increasing energy efficiency in an integral part of these activities. The guidelines for Lithuanian local sustainable energy development using the SF co-financing have been presented.

Valentinas Klevas; Dalia Streimikiene; Ramute Grikstaite

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Faunal turnover in Neogene to Recent Caribbean reef corals and region environmental change  

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Quantitative analyses of species richness and species extinction and origination rates in the Neogene to Recent Caribbean reef coral fauna show that a major episode of turnover occurred during middle to late Pliocene time (4--1 Ma). The data for the authors analyses consist of a new compilation of occurrences of 175 species and 49 genera in reef sequences in the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica and in 21 scattered sites ranging in age from 22 Ma to present. The results show that: (1) during turnover, more than 75% of all species living between 6--4 Ma (n = 82) became extinct; (2) during turnover, extinction and origination rates were equally and simultaneously high, and a relatively constant number of species was maintained in the fauna; (3) the taxonomic composition of Caribbean reefs remained relatively constant before (10--4 Ma) and after (1--0 Ma) turnover. Turnover therefore preceded the high frequency sea level oscillations of late Pleistocene time, and appears related to long-term, unidirectional changes in climate and/or ocean circulation across the Caribbean region in association with closure of the Isthmus of Panama. The observed correspondence between high origination and extinction rates indicates that the same environmental factors may have been associated with increases in both rates, and that local habitat differentiation and fragmentation may have been involved. Stability persisted in the region despite the severe environmental stresses associated with Pleistocene climate change.

Budd, A.F. (Univ. of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (United States). Geology Dept.); Johnson, K.G. (Natural History Museum, London (United Kingdom). Palaeontology Dept.); Stemann, T.A. (Univ. of Bern (Switzerland). Geologisches Inst.)

1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable Scientists  

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

Evan Mills

2009-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental and economic analysis of building integrated photovoltaic systems in Italian regions  

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Abstract Solar energy is a form of renewable energy that can be used to combat climate change through an environmentally accepted energy supply policy with support from both private and public consumers. There are numerous factors contributing to the definition of the economic and environmental performance of solar energy investments, such as average annual irradiation, consumers' consumption, Feed in Tariff incentive system, energy portfolio, emissions produced by the photovoltaic system, rated power of the individual modules, disposable income of the investor, availability of surface for the installation of the photovoltaic panels and mission, that characterise the project (environmental maximisation, economic maximisation or self-sufficiency of the system during the first year). Given the particular geographical position of Italy, the economic profitability and environmental impact of such system were estimated, first on the provincial scale and then on the regional scale, to delineate the general characteristics that are not caused by a single scenario. The indicators used include the following: net present value (NPV), internal rate of return (IRR), discounted payback period (DPbP), discounted aggregate cost-benefit ratio (BCr) and reduction of emissions of carbon dioxide (ERcd). The ultimate objective of the paper is to define the number of photovoltaic (PV) systems necessary to reach the target of renewable energy production in the above settings. A general scenario appropriate to achieve this goal, as well as implementing the total wealth generated by this framework and the reduction of CO2 emissions resulting from the implementation of that plan, will be examined. The indicators used are total net present value per capita and reduction of carbon dioxide emissions per capita.

Federica Cucchiella; Idiano D'Adamo; S.C. Lenny Koh

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Sustainable NREL - About  

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

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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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BERKSHIRE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SUSTAINABILITY  

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

Kammen, Daniel M.

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

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

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

2008-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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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Environmental and economic assessment of discharges from Gulf of Mexico region oil and gas operations  

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Task 3 (Environmental Field Sampling and Analysis of NORM, Heavy Metals, and Organics) activities included the continuation of the platform selection process. A revised sampling plan and a projected cost estimate were prepared for Task 3. A letter detailing the revised plan was sent to the Scientific Review Committee (SRC). Task 4 (Monitoring of the Recovery of Impacted Wetland and Open Bay Produced Water Discharge Sites in Coastal Louisiana and Texas) activities involved receiving the final approval for sampling two facilities and requesting approval for a third alternative facility. A revised Task 4 sampling plan and projected estimated costs were prepared. The sampling plan was presented to the SRC for comment. Mobilization activities for the first quarterly sampling were initiated. Task 5 (Assessment of Economic Impactsof Offshore and Coastal Discharge Requirements on Present and Future Operations in the Gulf of Mexico Region) activities included refining the model for estimating the impact of increased environmental compliance costs on remaining reserves in coastal and offshore fields. Task 6 (Synthesis of Gulf of Mexico Seafood Consumption and Use Patterns) activities involved completion and field testing of most survey forms. Retail surveys were initiated and contacts were made with the Vietnamese community. Task 7 (Technology Transfer Plan) work has included scheduling the presentation of information concerning this project at the DOE Contractor Review Meeting in July in Oklahoma. Task 8 (Project Management and Deliverables) activities have involved the submission of the necessary reports and routine management.

Gettleson, D.A.

1993-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

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A watershed-based method for environmental vulnerability assessment with a case study of the Mid-Atlantic region  

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The paper presents a method for environmental vulnerability assessment with a case study of the Mid-Atlantic region. The method is based on the concept of 'self-/peer-appraisal' of a watershed in term of vulnerability. The self-/peer-appraisal process is facilitated by two separate linear optimization programs. The analysis provided insights on the environmental conditions, in general, and the relative vulnerability pattern, in particular, of the Mid-Atlantic region. The suggested method offers a simple but effective and objective way to perform a regional environmental vulnerability assessment. Consequently the method can be used in various steps in environmental assessment and planning. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We present a method for regional environmental vulnerability assessment. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer It is based on the self-/peer-appraisal concept in term of vulnerability. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The analysis is facilitated by two separate linear optimization programs. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The method provides insights on the regional relative vulnerability pattern.

Tran, Liem T., E-mail: ltran1@utk.edu [Department of Geography, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States); O& #x27; Neill, Robert V. [OTIE and Associates, Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Smith, Elizabeth R. [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Exposure Research Laboratory, Research Triangle Park, NC (United States)

2012-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

Miami, University of

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

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

Ken Sexton; Stephen H. Linder

2014-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Datacenter Sustainability Page 1 Sustainability  

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

Chaudhuri, Surajit

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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

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Green Grades: The Popularity and Perceived Effectiveness of Information-Based Environmental Governance Strategies  

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Council Certified College Sustainability Report Card FuelCollege Roberts Environmental Center. 2009. ?Corporate Sustainability

Bullock, Graham Daniel

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

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

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Environmental Stewardship Long-Term Strategy for Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Long-Term Strategy for Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability (pdf) From...

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SUSTAINABILITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE The primary function of the Sustainability Advisory Committee is to review and recommend measures related to  

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SUSTAINABILITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE Functions The primary function of the Sustainability Advisory Committee is to review and recommend measures related to University sustainability policies and practices. In addition, it will provide advice on the continuing efforts to construct environmentally sustainable

Sze, Lawrence

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Sustain Ltd | Open Energy Information  

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5QA Sector: Services Product: Sustain provides consultancy and delivery services to help clients and partners in the public and private sectors bring responsible environmental...

167

JSC Sustainability Engagement Strategy  

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

Peterson, L.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

Implementation of Sustainability at  

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

Johansen, Tom Henning

169

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

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Lifecycle Assessments and Sustainability Analyses | Open Energy Information  

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

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E-Print Network 3.0 - accounting sustainability program Sample...  

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Environmental Sustainability Policy. We already run resource efficiency initiatives and green building programs... and efficiencies - While implementing sustainability programs...

172

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

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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

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Sustainable Building Basics | Department of Energy  

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

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Planning for Sustainable Communities: A Survey of Sustainability Practices  

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Fellow Center for Energy and Environmental Policy College of Human Services, Education and Public Policy#12;Planning for Sustainable Communities: A Survey of Sustainability Practices Among Twelve with an analysis of the challenges and opportunities that accompany Delaware's efforts to develop sustainable

Delaware, University of

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

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

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Nordic network for Sustainable Energy  

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Nordic network for Sustainable Energy Systems in Isolated Locations (NordSESIL) Gordon A. Mackenzie of the Nordic region to access sustainable energy solutions by creating and stimulating a network of relevant sustainable energy projects happening' in isolated areas of the Nordic region. #12;Partners, organisation (1

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Sustainability Indicators for Discrete Manufacturing ProcessesApplied to Grinding Technology  

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from all three pillars of sustainability: environmental,1, 2]. Sustainability encompasses the three pillars ofinto three sustainability indicators for each pillar and/or

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

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainability E-Newsletter Fall/Winter 2013-2014 Like "Office of  

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Sustainability E-Newsletter Fall/Winter 2013-2014 Like "Office of Environmental Policy" on FacebookDay..........................................................................................2 Campus Sustainability Day our Sustainability Coordinators......................................................6 Campus

Alpay, S. Pamir

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Our commitment to business sustainability  

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Our commitment to business sustainability `Timber is one of the most environmentally friendly intensive materials' Sustainability is about achieving a balance between meeting the needs of humans that sustainable principles are embedded in every aspect of our business ­ which means considering our impact

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Designing Resilient, Sustainable Systems  

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

Joseph Fiksel

2003-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

P. Manara; A. Zabaniotou

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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Regional, economic, and environmental effects of traditional and biotechnologically enhanced ethanol production processes 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 Compen, Roberto

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

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

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4 + 1: Five Year Path to the BS in Environmental Design + Master of Regional Planning  

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Semester Credits EnvirDes 591B Sustainable Cities 3 EnvirDes 544 History of Landscape Architecture II 3 Education #2 (EnvirDes 140, AT) 4 General Education #3 (BS) 4 General Education #4 (SB) 4 Total credits for semester 15 Spring Semester Credits EnvirDes 205 Dynamics of Human Habitation 4 General Education #5 (PS) 4

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

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

Dajun Yue; Maxim Slivinsky; Jason Sumpter; Fengqi You

2014-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

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FY 2012 Highlighted Sustainable Targets and Initiatives | Department...  

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FY 2012 Highlighted Sustainable Targets and Initiatives FY 2012 Highlighted Sustainable Targets and Initiatives Joint Environmental Management System (EMS) Goals FY 2012...

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A Path to More Sustainable Transportation | Department of Energy  

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A Path to More Sustainable Transportation A Path to More Sustainable Transportation 2004 Diesel Engine Emissions Reduction (DEER) Conference Presentation: U.S. Environmental...

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

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

10 DOE Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan - Report to the White House Council on Environmental Quality and Office of Management and Budget 2010 DOE Strategic Sustainability...

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FY 2015 Argonne Site Sustainability Plan | Argonne National Laboratory  

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FY 2015 Argonne Site Sustainability Plan Argonne National Laboratory is committed to reducing its environmental footprint. Our site sustainability goals are in line with U.S....

191

NNSA honors Los Alamos in 2014 Sustainability Awards  

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2014 Sustainability Awards NNSA honors Los Alamos in 2014 Sustainability Awards Los Alamos is among the winners, with honorees in both the Best in Class and Environmental...

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

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to the region and energy mix. The user can customize thebased on the local energy mix of a facilitys electricityFor example, Frances energy mix includes a large portion of

Robinson, Stefanie L.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable Development Strategy for Central Asia | Open Energy Information  

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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

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The transformation of modern electricity grids at the local and global scale into smart grids is at the core of sustainable economic, environmental and societal growth worldwide. This migration to more intelligent, user-friendly and responsive grids aroun  

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flows, the automatic management of power outages, and the integration of renewable energy sources is at the core of sustainable economic, environmental and societal growth worldwide. This migration to more intelligent, user-friendly and responsive grids around the world is in large part enabled by the development

Fang, Yuguang "Michael"

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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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TOURISM CENTER MINNESOTA SUSTAINABLE TOURISM ASSESSMENT FOR SMALL COMMUNITIES PROJECT  

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

Amin, S. Massoud

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TOURISM CENTER MINNESOTA SUSTAINABLE TOURISM ASSESSMENT FOR SMALL COMMUNITIES PROJECT  

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

Amin, S. Massoud

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TOURISM CENTER MINNESOTA SUSTAINABLE TOURISM ASSESSMENT FOR SMALL COMMUNITIES PROJECT  

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

Amin, S. Massoud

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A Concept of Sustainable Use of Natural Resources  

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A Concept of Sustainable Use of Natural Resources in Regional Development Contexts Sustainable;Sustainable Regional Development in Rural Africa Part III A Concept of Sustainable Use of Natural Resources;Citation Wiesmann U. 2008. Sustainable Regional Development in Rural Africa, Part III: A Con- cept

Richner, Heinz

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Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future topical lunch summary Title: "The Future of Fracking: Transparency, Waste Production and Disposal, Regional  

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discussed the history of Albany's relationship to the shale gas development story, and said he did not think Hall ­ 12:15 ­ 1:30pm The Topical Lunch with Tom Wilber and Seamus McGraw focused on Shale Gas development in the twin tier region of New York and Central Pennsylvania. Seamus shared tales from his

Angenent, Lars T.

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November 2, Use-inspired research Sustainability  

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November 2, 2007 Use-inspired research ­ Sustainability © 2007 Arizona Board of Regents. All rights reserved. INSIDE S4 Pathways to Sustainability ASU is committed to environmental practices for a more sustainable university. S2-3 ASU makes the grade ASU is nationally recognized as a campus sustainability

Wu, Jianguo "Jingle"

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Climatic and environmental changes during the Weichselian Lateglacial Interstadial in the Weerterbos region, the Netherlands  

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in the Weerterbos region, the Netherlands NELLEKE VAN ASCH, OLIVER HEIRI, SJOERD J. P. BOHNCKE AND WIM Z. HOEK van during the Weichselian Lateglacial Interstadial in the Weerterbos region, the Netherlands. Boreas, Vol the Weerterbos region, in the southern Netherlands, were studied to reconstruct summer temperature

Bern, Universität

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Sustainability Support  

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

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

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The Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives, a program of the Global Institute of Sustainability (GIOS) at Arizona State University, invites nominations for several doctoral dissertation  

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also be committed to the integration of fundamental sustainability research with its practical to solve some of the most pressing environmental, economic, and social challenges of sustainability and environment; sustainable development; urban sustainability; energy, materials, and technology; food and food

Hall, Sharon J.

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NREL: Energy Analysis - Sustainability Analysis  

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

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Sustainable Product Design: Designing for Diversity in Engineering Education  

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

Agogino, Alice M.

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ASSISTANT, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF MANAGEMENT STRATEGY and SUSTAINABILITY  

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; Environmental Science and Green Technology Development; Community Food Systems; and, Social Sustainability and apparel, renewable energy, high tech, `green' building and food industries. We offer a stimulating Water Resource Management; Sustainable Urban Development; Sustainable Business Processes and Practices

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Virginia Tech Climate Action Commitment and Sustainability Plan  

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of Architecture & Urban Studies Angella De Soto * Undergraduate Student Sustainability Intern, Environmental 0 Virginia Tech Climate Action Commitment and Sustainability Plan Energy & Sustainability Committee April 22, 2009 #12; 1 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS VIRGINIA TECH CLIMATE ACTION COMMITMENT

Buehrer, R. Michael

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Broader perspective on ecosystem sustainability: Consequences for decision making  

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

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

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable Acquisition | Department of Energy  

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

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

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

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ENVIRONMENTAL  

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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

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Sustainable Building Basics | Department of Energy  

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

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

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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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Sustainability Management K4100 Section 001, Fall 2013  

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how scholars think about the management of organizations that are environmentally sound 25): Environmental Policy and the Promotion of Sustainability Management Week 5 (October 2" "Mexico City: Opportunities and Challenges for Sustainable Management of Urban Water Resources" "Bike

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Exergy and sustainability  

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A thorough qualitative investigation of the relation between exergy losses and the environmental aspect of sustainability has been conducted. It is concluded that almost all environmental effects can be taken into account by studying the waste of feedstocks and energy, and the emission and dispersion of pollutants. On the basis of the results of two case studies, i.e., the production of aluminium and polystyrene, it can be made plausible that exergy losses and environmental impact are related. It is concluded that exergy loss is at least a qualitative measure that can be used in environmental policy making regarding technological processes.

Lydia Stougie; Hedzer J. Van Der Kooi

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

Li, Mo

219

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

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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

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International Trade and Sustainability: A survey Louis Dupuy  

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. Keywords: Sustainability, International Trade, Environmental Accounting JEL Classification:F11,F18,Q01,Q56

Boyer, Edmond

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SustainabilityStudies sustainability@uci.edu  

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

Rose, Michael R.

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Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure | Department of Energy  

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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

223

Palm oil - towards a sustainable future?.  

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?? 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

224

Estimating Economic and Environmental Impacts At the National, Regional, and Watershed Levels  

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: The Linked ASM/HUMUS Modeling Systema By Jay D. Atwoodb Verel Benson Chi-Chung Chen Bruce McCarl R Consequences into National Agricultural Policy Analysis: A Regional Perspective" held at the Annual Meeting for the paper and EPIC, respectively); Chi-Chung Chen, chen@scout.tamu.edu, is a Research Associate and Bruce Mc

McCarl, Bruce A.

225

2013 Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

2013 Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan, a report to the White House Council on Environmental Quality and Office of Management and Budget, June 2013, by the U.S. Department of Energy.

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Blueprint for Sustainability - Sustainable Solutions for Every...  

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

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

227

Campus Sustainability at Virginia Tech  

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

Virginia Tech

228

Sustainable Buildings  

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

Christine Lemaitre

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainability in colleges 15  

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­ for example the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) greenhouse gas reporting requirements and the Green and water reduction initiatives have reduced energy and water bills by thousands of pounds. Thank you of environmental sustainability over the past year. Energy efficiency and carbon reduction are now considered

Melham, Tom

230

The business of sustainability  

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... business can use the eco-efficiency idea to achieve deeper social and environmental goals, its roadmap for doing so is somewhat vague. We cannot back our way into a sustainable ... value extends beyond that country. The book gives an overview of the industry and the technologies involved. Although it is a snapshot of what was state-of-the-art in ...

Robert Day

1997-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

231

McKinney Sustainability Plan  

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on Climate Change in its 2007 report, according to Brad Plummer of the Washington Post.? (November 7, 2011 ? Environmental Leader) ? Schools ? ?Cornell?s President?s Sustainable Campus Committee unveiled the Cornell Sustainability Plan on Oct. 21, seeking... and community ? Reported to the City Manager?s Office Four-Year History ? January 2009: Established the Office of Environmental Stewardship ? Among other assigned tasks, the primary responsibility of the OES was to develop a community...

Smith, J.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT  

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

van der Torre, Leon

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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT  

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

PAIGE MARIE MORSE

1998-08-03T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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

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

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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

236

Sustainable Scientists  

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

Mills, Evan

2008-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

237

Northeast Region Sustainable Development Partnership  

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: History, Benefits, Conditions for Success...................... 56 D. Project Staff and Participants

Levinson, David M.

238

Environmental Sustainability of Cellulosic Energy  

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) reductions relative to gasoline and diesel fuel from fossil fuels. In the United States, this is the first national regulation to evaluate direct and indirect GHG for any product ­ GHG life cycle emissions of a "renewable fuel". In general, the feedstock/conversion/fuel systems that meet RFS2 standards

Sims, Gerald K.

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Wind energy resources analysis of Western Greece coast in terms of sustainable environmental indicators and towards their community-based exploitation in South-East Europe  

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Wind energy resources in the Ionian-Adriatic coast of South-East Europe were analyzed. Status of wind energy development in the countries of Greece Albania Montenegro Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia and regions of moderate and high wind potential at their west coasts were reviewed. The feasibility of the application of specific wind turbine generators with lower cut-in cut-out and rated speeds in moderate wind fields was investigated. The wind speed and direction as well as the availability the duration and the diurnal variation of several coastal sites in Western Greece were assessed and the results were statistically analyzed as time-series or with the Weibull probability distribution function. The mean wind power densities were less than 200?W?m?2 at 10?m suggesting the limiting suitability of the sites for the usual wind energy applications. However further technical-economical analysis revealed that the recent technological turbine improvements with lower cut-in and rated speeds make wind power viable even at moderate wind fields. Environmental indicators like energy payback period and avoided greenhouse emissions were determined to be significant for the utilization of wind energy resources in these coastal areas. Since the region is important for sea-related activities the implementation of wind energy applications in the frame of cross-border cooperation should be prioritized.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental aspects of coal production in the Appalachian region. Final project report  

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A comprehensive, multiyear study of environmental effects related to steep slope surface mining has integrated hydrology, water quality, geology, and biology at a single study area in the Appalachian Coal fields of northeast Tennessee. From this study, hydrology, water quality, and biological changes have been quantified and related to the types of mining and reclamation that are practical, the extent of watershed disturbed and the time since mining activity was completed. Since drainage in the study area was essentially non-acid in drainage characteristics, mining impacts aside from the more widely publicized acid mine drainage problem could be evaluated. Surface mining of steep slopes causes altered stream hydrology. There are increases in both peak storm water flow and dry weather flows. This is accompanied by long-term changes in water quality. Calcium, magnesium, manganese, iron, and sulfate levels are elevated. Increases in alkalinity and pH are probably caused more by clay formation and the solution chemistry of some elements than by presence of carbonate minerals. Of these changes, the major factors affecting biological characteristics of these streams are catastrophic storm flows and increased silt loading. Species diversity, richness and population densities were invariably reduced after mining. Presently used sediment-control measures do not mitigate these effects. The practical models for mining operation and the design of control structures which have been developed in this study show promise for wide application with suitable refinement.

Minear, R.A.; Tschantz, B.A.; Vaughan, G.L.

1983-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainability the forest and paper industry  

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is active in the three interdependent pillars of sustainability. The Economic Pillar The world's forest interrelated pillars of sustainability dealing with economic, social and environmental aspects. The Three Pillars of Sustainability The forest and paper industry is active in all three areas. All over the world

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Sustainability the forest and paper industry  

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interrelated pillars of sustainability dealing with economic, social and environmental aspects. The Three Pillars of Sustainability The forest and paper industry is active in all three areas. All over the world interdependent pillars of sustainability. The Economic Pillar The world's forest products industry significantly

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Sustainable Chemical Product and Process Engineering  

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

Yinlun Huang; Xiaojun Peng

2014-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Metropolitan Accessibility and Transportation Sustainability:Sustainability  

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

Papalambros, Panos

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HARVARD UNIVERSITY HOSPITALITY & DINING SERVICES Sustainability Report 2010  

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on sustainability in research and teaching, the Report Card examines colleges and universities, as institutions into account geographic region." From the College Sustainability Report Card website: wwwHARVARD UNIVERSITY HOSPITALITY & DINING SERVICES Sustainability Report 2010 #12

Paulsson, Johan

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Environmental Management System Plan  

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management Water conservation LBNLs approach to sustainable environmentalWater Discharges) of Introduction Environmental Managementenvironmental compliance programs, such as air and water quality, as well as less traditional programs, such as wildland fire management,

Fox, Robert

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Global Environmental Course Title  

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Department Global Environmental Studies Room Course Title Frontier of Sustainability Science Instructor Akihisa MORI, Global Environmental Studies Satoshi KONISHI, Institute of Advanced consisting from a variety of academic field, including philosophy, politics, economics, energy, architecture

Takada, Shoji

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

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

Azevedo, Joao Carlos

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainability Awards  

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

250

Venice Sustainability Advisory Panel  

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

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Site Environmental Report for 2011, Volumes 1 & 2  

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in acquiring more environmentally sustainable and preferablesystem. HRC is an environmentally safe polylactate esterManage hazardous waste in an environmentally safe manner and

Baskin, David

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Site Environmental Report for 2010, Volumes 1 & 2  

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in acquiring more environmentally sustainable and preferableAcquisition and use of environmentally preferable productssystem. HRC is an environmentally safe polylactate ester

Baskin, David

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Confidential Sustainable  

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

Painter, Kevin

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Sustainability | Department of Energy  

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

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A measurement infrastructure for sustainable manufacturing  

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

Shaw C. Feng; Che B. Joung

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable Mobility, Future Fuels, and the Periodic Table  

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Sustainability has three pillars: economic, social, and environmental. ... We will concentrate on the environmental pillar as a discussion of economic and social factors is beyond the scope of the present work. ... World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Mobility 2030: Meeting the Challenges to Sustainability; Conches: Geneva, Switzerland, 2004 ...

Timothy J. Wallington; James E. Anderson; Donald J. Siegel; Michael A. Tamor; Sherry A. Mueller; Sandra L. Winkler; Ole J. Nielsen

2012-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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ENSOULMENT AND SUSTAINABLE INTERACTION Eli Blevis and Erik Stolterman  

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

Blevis, Eli

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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.

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Sustainability at BPA May 2011  

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

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2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainability Performance Office | Department of Energy  

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

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

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

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

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EUROMED SUSTAINABLE CONNECTIONS ANNA LINDH FOUNDATION  

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EUROMED SUSTAINABLE CONNECTIONS ANNA LINDH FOUNDATION No ALF/2007/CFP2/F/54 May, 2008 Establishing Sustainable Community Development Connections in the Mediterranean Region Case Study Project Report Nicholas C. Stavrakis9 , D. Wojciech10 , and Cynthia Zaferatos11 1.0 Introduction The Sustainable Community Connections

Zaferatos, Nicholas C.

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A Preliminary Proposal UWM Climate Change and Sustainable Development Institute  

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and Urban Planning, Atmospheric Sciences, Economics, Education, Energy, Engineering, Environmental Science: The UWM Climate Change and Sustainable Development Institute will combine research, education, and publicA Preliminary Proposal UWM Climate Change and Sustainable Development Institute Background: Global

Saldin, Dilano

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College of Agriculture, Food and Environment SAG Sustainable Agriculture  

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College of Agriculture, Food and Environment SAG Sustainable Agriculture KEY: # = new course INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE. (3) Broad introduction to the environmental, economic and cultural agriculture are discussed along with pertinent soil, crop and livestock management practices. Relationships

MacAdam, Keith

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Developing genome-enabled sustainable lignocellulosic biofuels technologies  

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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

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Sustainability (World Commission on Environment and Development Definition)  

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At the 2005 World Summit, there was a general agreement that sustainability requires the reconciliation of environmental, social, ... and economic demands, also expressed as the three pillars of sustainability....

Dr. Christa Thomsen

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Toward Sustainable Chemistry  

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

Terry Collins

2001-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainabiliity Sustainability Plan  

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

Heller, Barbara

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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]

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An Empirical Test of the Relationship between Sustainability and Urban Form Based on Indicator Comparisons using Sustainlane Sustainable City Rankings  

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, 1987). Also, the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development marked a further expansion of this definition with the widely used three pillars of sustainable development: economic, social, and environmental (Kates, Parris, & Leiserowitz, 2005). While..., 1987). Also, the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development marked a further expansion of this definition with the widely used three pillars of sustainable development: economic, social, and environmental (Kates, Parris, & Leiserowitz, 2005). While...

Kim, Bo Ah

2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainability Framework 1 Queen's University  

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

Abolmaesumi, Purang

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

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

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

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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How Green is Your Property Portfolio? The Environmental Performance of Commercial Real Estate  

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Real Estate Environmental Strategies have been developed, including energy reduction targets and sustainable

Kok, Nils; Bauer, Rob; Eichholtz, Piet; Quigley, John M.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Announcement of selection for Doctoral positions Doctoral School in "Environmental Engineering" 25th  

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and Sustainable Building Disciplines: Hydraulics Hydraulic Constructions and Hydrology Sanitary and Environmental

275

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

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

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

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

Sustainable Supply Chain Management: State-of-the-Art  

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University of Dhaka, Bangladesh Abstract-- Sustainability is a very vital issue which receives key attention are commercially viable, preserve environmental resources and look after workforce and communities. However

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Inspiring a more sustainable world | GE Global Research  

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

278

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

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

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A Guide to Educational Programs in Environment and Sustainable  

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1 A Guide to Educational Programs in Environment and Sustainable Development at Columbia ............................................................................................. 12 Earth and Environmental Engineering.............................................................................................................. 50 M.S. Earth Resources Engineering

Khatiwala, Samar

280

Development Approaches for Sustainable Use of  

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

Richner, Heinz

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Bioenergy for Sustainable Development  

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

282

Review: Hijacking Sustainability  

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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

283

Active stewardship: sustainable future  

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

284

Sustainability and Transport  

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

Gilbert, Richard

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

Ecosystems and Sustainable Development  

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

Tufford, Dan

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

Elements of environmental concern in the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments: A perspective of Fort Union coals in northern Rocky Mountains and Great Plains region  

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The elements of environmental concern (EECs) named in the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments include 12 trace elements consisting of antimony, arsenic, beryllium, cadmium, chromium, cobalt, lead, manganese, mercury, nickel, selenium, and uranium. Although all these trace elements are potentially hazardous, arsenic, mercury, lead, and selenium may be targeted in forthcoming Environmental Protection Agency regulations. Fort Union coals contain all the trace elements named in the Clean Air Act Amendments; however, the presence and amounts of individual trace elements vary from basin to basin. In the Powder River Basin, the major producing Fort Union coals (Wyodak-Anderson and equivalent coal beds, and Rosebud coal bed) contain the lowest (or statistically as low) amounts of EECs of any of the coal producing basins (i.e., Williston, Hanna, and Green River) in the region. In addition, when the arithmetic means of these trace elements in Powder River Basin coals are compared to other regions in the conterminous US, they are lower than those of Cretaceous coals in Colorado Plateau, Tertiary lignites in the Gulf Coast, and Pennsylvanian coals in the Illinois and Appalachian Basins. Thus, elements of environmental concern are generally low in Fort Union coals in the Northern Rocky Mountains and Great Plains region, and particularly low in the Powder River Basin. Projected increase in production of Powder River Basin coals will, therefore, be of greater benefit to the nation than an increase in development and production of coals in other basins.

Stricker, G.D.; Ellis, M.E.; Flores, R.M.; Bader, L.R.

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Elements of environmental concern in the 1990 Clean Air Act amendments: A perspective of Fort Union coals in northern Rocky Mountains and Great Plains region  

SciTech Connect

The elements of environmental concern (EECs) named in the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments include 12 trace elements consisting of antimony, arsenic, beryllium, cadmium, chromium, cobalt, lead, manganese, mercury, nickel, selenium, and uranium. Although all these trace elements are potentially hazardous, arsenic, mercury, lead, and selenium may be targeted in forthcoming Environmental Protection Agency regulations. Fort Union coals contain all the trace elements named in the Clean Air Act Amendments; however, the presence and amounts of individual trace elements vary from basin to basin. In the Powder River Basin, the major producing Fort Union coals (Wyodak-Anderson and equivalent coal beds, and Rosebud coal bed) contain the lowest (or statistically as low) amounts of EECs of any of the coal producing basins (i.e. Williston, Hanna, and Green River) in the region. In addition, when the arithmetic means of these trace elements in Powder River Basin coals are compared to other regions in the conterminous U.S., they are lower than those of Cretaceous coals in Colorado Plateau, Tertiary lignites in the Gulf Coast, and Pennsylvanian coals in the Illinois and Appalachian Basins. Thus, elements of environmental concern are generally low in Fort Union coals in the Northern Rocky Mountains and Great Plains region, and particularly low in the Powder River Basin. Projected increase in production of Powder River Basin coals will, therefore, be of greater benefit to the nation than an increase in development and production of coals in other basins.

Stricker, G.D.; Ellis, M.E.; Flores, R.M.; Bader, L.R. [Geological Survey, Denver, CO (United States)

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

Rutgers University Environmental Assessment  

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, chemical use, water use, and sustainable materials management into MTCO2e. The EPA WARM Model which helpsRutgers University Environmental Assessment: MOU SemiAnnual Report May 31, 2013 Environmental) pledging to become an environmental steward by implementing a number of green initiatives that would reduce

Hanson, Stephen José

289

Rutgers University Environmental Assessment  

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for electricity, green energy, fuel use, chemical use, water use, and sustainable materials management into MTCO2eRutgers University Environmental Assessment: MOU SemiAnnual Report November 4, 2011 Environmental) pledging to become an environmental steward by implementing a number of green initiatives that would reduce

Delgado, Mauricio

290

The transition to a sustainable society.  

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...tives requires technologies that meet two criteria...First, the needed technologies must be able to...environmentally sustainable development. Some of the following technologies are possible now...needs in half; gas turbines that cogenerate...

J G Speth

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Environmental Resource Management  

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Environmental Resource Management This division delivers science-based engineering solutions to meet regional and national energy, water and other critical environmental...

292

Catalyzing innovations for sustainable chemicals & fuels  

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

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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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UWM Global Climate Change and Sustainable Development Initiative CONFERENCE ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT  

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UWM Global Climate Change and Sustainable Development Initiative CONFERENCE ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Sponsored By UWM Global Climate Change and Sustainable Development Initiative Co Conference Description This conference will discuss the global issue of climate change in the regional

Saldin, Dilano

295

Stanford University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering  

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the development of a sustainable built environment, including buildings, infrastructure, renewable energy systems Sustainability and the Built Environment The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Stanford the CEE Department's strategic goal of Engineering for Sustainability and engage with colleagues

Prinz, Friedrich B.

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SAFEA hierarchical framework for assessing the sustainability of agricultural systems  

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

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

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainability Published December 2009  

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

Bandettini, Peter A.

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"Modeling for effective and sustainable water resources management."  

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"Modeling for effective and sustainable water resources management." Teresa Culver Associate Engineering University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA 434.982.6375 Environmental & Water Resources Group We prepare engineers for careers in the interdisciplinary field of environmental and water resources

Acton, Scott

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Interagency Sustainability Working Group  

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

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

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Sustainable NREL  

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

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2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable NREL  

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

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

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

David A. M. Russell; Dawn L. Shiang

2012-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

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URBAN&REGIONAL PLANNINGDEPARTMENT  

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, state, and national government levels, as well as with real estate development firms, transportation, and environmentally and economically sustainable. The major issues planners work to solve cover a wide variety, creating sustainable and efficient transportation systems for people and goods, and designing public spaces

Su, Xiao

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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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Tracking sustainable development with a national barometer for South Africa using a downscaled safe and just space framework  

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...compare countries, and sustainability frameworks, such as Ostrom...chemical pollution. Three of these global boundaries...eradication and environmental sustainability as socio-economic...reframe the UN paradigm of three pillars of sustainable...

Megan J. Cole; Richard M. Bailey; Mark G. New

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RACKHAM SCHOOL OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT Sustainable Systems  

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RACKHAM ­ SCHOOL OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT Sustainable Systems Subplan Requirements SubPlan: SUSSYS RG 9116 SUSTAINABLE SYSTEMS Effective FA08/1710 (09/02/2008) RQ 5718 Systems Analysis for Sustainability Effective FA13/1960 (09/03/2013) LN 0010 NRE 501 (Consumption, Trade, and Environmental Input

Eustice, Ryan

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CONSULTATION RESPONSE Wellcome Trust response to Sustainable Food  

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CONSULTATION RESPONSE Wellcome Trust response to Sustainable Food March 2011 Page 1 of 2 House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee: Sustainable Food Inquiry Response by the Wellcome Trust March 2011 solutions for the production of healthy and sustainable food. As a research funder dedicated to improving

Rambaut, Andrew

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A Model and Selected Instances of Green and Sustainable Software  

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A Model and Selected Instances of Green and Sustainable Software Markus Dick, Stefan Naumann the environmental as- pects of sustainability considering computer hardware, there is a lack of mod- els the basis towards a definition of the term "Sustainable Software", an outline of a process and lifecycle

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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www.usask.ca/sens School of Environment and Sustainability  

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www.usask.ca/sens School of Environment and Sustainability Solutions to environmental issues. At the University of Saskatchewan School of Environment and Sustainability (SENS) in Saskatoon, graduate students examine sustainability issues with diverse and varied perspectives to develop potential solutions

Saskatchewan, University of

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Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Sustainability Sustainability 300  

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

D'Orsogna, Maria Rita

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sustainability and u} Sustainability at the  

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

Webb, Peter

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Assessment of University Sustainability Activities SUSTAINABILITY TRACKING,  

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

Dodla, Ramana

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Genotypic Diversity and Virulence Characteristics of Clinical and Environmental Vibrio vulnificus Isolates from the Baltic Sea Region  

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...whole Baltic Sea region (8). Health authorities in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern...Vibrio vulnificus strains of human health relevance. Food Microbiol. 30...vulnificus strains potentially dangerous to public health. Appl. Environ. Microbiol...

Nadja Bier; Silke Bechlars; Susanne Diescher; Florian Klein; Gerhard Hauk; Oliver Duty; Eckhard Strauch; Ralf Dieckmann

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Regional environmental change: special issue on Modelling future changes in Cropland Soil Carbon in European Russia and the Ukraine  

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Many studies have examined the potential for climate mitigation in agriculture in Europe and globally, as well as in other regions of the world such as North America, but soil carbon sequestration potential for t...

Pete Smith

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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.

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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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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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Environmental Communication and Management Master's Programme  

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Sciences #12;Welcome - Communication plays an important role in the facilitation of sustainable management, we learn how to understand communication processes, to create communicative strategies. To work in practice with environmental change and sustainable development means to work with people

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Enabling Sustainable Acquisition by Improving Procurement Systems  

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Fact sheet describes a case study of the Department of Energy Waste Pilot Plant (WIPP) enabling a sustainable acquisition by improving the procurement systems. The periodic review of the Environmental Management System (EMS) sub-systems is necessary to ensure that desired progress towards environmental objectives is being achieved.

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MSU Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability  

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environmental pollution. He has established a vast network that includes more than 300 soil, plant nutrition and Environmental Sustainability in China Fusuo Zhang's research focuses on plant nutrition and nutrient management Committee for the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture. Friday, May 2 · 10:30 a.m. 105 Manly Miles Building Dr

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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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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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The Energy - Water Connection: Can We Sustain Critical Resources and Make them Reliable, Affordable, and Environmentally Sound?(LBNL Summer Lecture Series)  

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Summer Lecture Series 2006: Jim McMahon of Berkeley Lab's Environmental Energy Technologies Division (EETD) is head of the Energy Analysis Department in EETD, which provides technical analysis to the Department of Energy on things like energy efficiency appliance standards. McMahon and his colleagues helped the nation save tens of billions of dollars in energy costs since the standards program began. Now his Water-Energy Technology Team (WETT) is applying its expertise to the linked problem of energy and water. Each of us requires more than 500 gallons per person per day for food production, plus an additional 465 gallons to produce household electricity. WETT hopes to mine some of the numerous opportunities to save energy and water by applying new technologies.

McMahon, Jim

2011-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental and economic assessment of discharges from Gulf of Mexico Region oil and gas operation. Quarterly technical progress report, 1 October--31 December 1994  

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Task 3 (Environmental Field Sampling and Analysis of NORM, Heavy Metals, and Organics) work included analyses of samples. Task 4 (Monitoring of the Recovery of Impacted Wetland and Open Bay Produced Water Discharge Sites in Coastal Louisiana and Texas) activities involved the continued analyses of samples and field sampling at Bay de Chene. Task 5 (Assessment of Economic Impacts of Offshore and Coastal Discharge Requirements on Present and Future Operations in the Gulf of Mexico Region) activities included preparing a draft final report. Task 6 (Synthesis of Gulf of Mexico Seafood Consumption and Use Patterns) work also involved preparing a draft final report. Task 7 (Technology Transfer Plan) activities included a presentation at the Minerals Management Service Information Transfer Meeting for the Gulf of Mexico OCS Region. Task 8 (Project Management and Deliverables) activities involved the submission of the necessary reports and routine management.

Gettleson, D.A.

1995-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

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A window on urban sustainability  

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

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

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Sustainable Procurement Policy  

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

Burton, Geoffrey R.

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Sustainability Cal State Fullerton  

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

de Lijser, Peter

328

Cultivating Sustainable Coffee: Persistent Paradoxes  

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

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

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental and social impacts of ecotourism: a comparative analysis of assessment procedures between Australia and Mexico.  

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??The challenges facing todays human population in tackling environmental and social issues from a sustainable perspective have substantially increased. Ecotourism, as a sustainable development strategy, (more)

Valencia Korosi, Diego Hernan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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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Corporate social responsibility in Latin America's petroleum industry: a national oil company's strategy for sustainable development  

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National oil companies (NOCs) now control the majority of globally proved oil reserves but formal research into their social and environmental performance is scant. In a region of the world where poverty, environmental degradation, unemployment, poor access to health care and infrastructure services are ongoing realities, corporate social responsibility (CSR) in Latin America offers potential for net positive impact. We examine the particular case of a Latin American NOC's efforts to improve its social licence to operate by engaging communities as part of a broader sustainable development strategy for its last large oil field. Organisational strategic bridging is explored as a vehicle for the NOC to embark on CSR strategies in Latin America. In this emerging field, there is a place for ethically oriented business researchers to act as CSR-sustainable development practitioners going beyond the purely observational role of management academics towards application of participatory action research methods.

David Lertzman; Percy Garcia; Harrie Vredenburg

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainability and Nanotechnology  

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

Barbara Karn; Omowunmi Sadik

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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"Leadership for Sustainable  

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

Saskatchewan, University of

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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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Joint Environmental Management System (EMS) | Department of Energy  

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

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

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The Sustainability of Sustainable Energy  

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

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

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NREL: Sustainable NREL - Webmaster  

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

339

Living a Sustainable Future  

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

340

Light Water Reactor Sustainability  

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

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Science Serving Sustainability  

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

342

Sustainable Process Chemistry  

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

Robert Appell; Dinesh Gala; Yogesh S. Sanghvi

2011-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

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ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIESENVIRONMENTAL STUDIESENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES This major offers students a range of options for studies related to the  

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environmental issues such as ecologically sustainable development, fisheries management, protected-area planning and scientific aspects of environmental problems and policies. ENST 320: Water and Soil Sustainability and issues that affect natural resource use and environmental management. POSC 270: Introduction

Rohs, Remo

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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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Sustainable Event Management: Opportunities and Trends  

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

Almadani, Faisal S.

2012-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Russell Ranch Sustainable Agriculture Facility Agricultural Sustainability Institute  

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

California at Davis, University of

347

Sustainable Communi/es: Evalua/ng Effects and Evidence  

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Sustainable Communi/es: Evalua/ng Effects and Evidence Susan Handy #12;SB375 Sustainable Communi/es Planning Act of 2008 Targets for per capita GHG emissions% 15% LA region 8% 13% San Diego 7% 13% #12;Sustainable Communi

California at Davis, University of

348

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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Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program All Participant List 2001-2010 University of California, Berkeley Region Country Year Name Employer Current Title Discipline Specialty  

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Packard Foundation Senior Program Advisor Public Health Family Planning, Reproductive Health Africa, East Development Relief Agency (ADRA) Senior Energy Project Coordinator Environmental Science Energy Planning, Institute for Energy & Environmental Technology Director Natural Products & Marine Chemist Environmental

Wildermuth, Mary C

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

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

Evangelos C. Petrou; Costas P. Pappis

2014-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Bioethanol Production from Cotton Stalks or Corn Stover? A Comparative Study of Their Sustainability Performance  

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

Evangelos C. Petrou; Costas P. Pappis

2014-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

353

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

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

Hootman, Heather

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental and economic assessment of discharges from Gulf of Mexico region oil and gas operations. Quarterly technical progress report, April 1995--June 1995  

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Progress is described on the determination of environmental impacts from waste discharges to the aquatic ecosystems from oil and gas operations. Task 2 (Preparation of the Sampling and Analysis Plan) activities involved revisions and additions to the Sampling and Analysis Plan. Task 3 (Environmental Field Sampling and Analysis of NORM, Heavy Metals, and Organics) work included analyses of water, sediment, and tissue samples as well as data management. Task 4 (Monitoring of the Recovery of Impacted Wetland and Open Bay Produced Water Discharge Sites in Coastal Louisiana and Texas) activities involved the continued analyses of samples and conducting field sampling at Bay de Chene. Task 5 (Assessment of Economic Impacts of Offshore and Coastal Discharge Requirements on Present and Future Operations in the Gulf of Mexico Region) activities included preparing a draft final report and review by the Scientific Review Committee (SRC). Task 6 (Synthesis of Gulf of Mexico Seafood Consumption and Use Patterns) work involved the preparation of the draft final report and review by the SRC. Task 7 (Technology Transfer Plan) activities involved the presentation of four papers. Task 8 (Project Management and Deliverables) activities involved the submission of the necessary reports and routine management.

Gettleson, D.A.

1995-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental and economic assessment of discharges from Gulf of Mexico Region Oil and Gas Operations. Quarterly technical progress report, 1 October--31 December 1993  

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Task 2 (Preparation of the Sampling and Analysis Plan) activities involved the incorporation of the offshore site selection process into the Sampling and Analysis Plan. Task 3 (Environmental Field Sampling and Analysis of NORM, Heavy Metals, and Organics) work included making decisions on tissue analyses and performing analyses of water and sediment samples. Task 4 (Monitoring of the Recovery of Impacted Wetland and Open Bay Produced Water Discharge Sites in Coastal Louisiana and Texas) activities involved the completion of the spring benthos samples collection on pre-termination samples at Four Isle Dome and the first post-termination samples at Delacroix Island. Task 5 (Assessment of Economic Impacts of Offshore and Coastal Discharge Requirements on Present and Future Operations in the Gum of Mexico Region) activities included continued work on development of a base case production forecast, modeling future production, and determining economic impact of treatment technologies. Task 6 (Synthesis of Gulf of Mexico Seafood Consumption and Use Patterns) work involved the completion of the fall survey season and the initiation of the survey data assembly. Task 7 (Technology Transfer Plan) activities included presentations at the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry annual meeting and Minerals Management Service Information Transfer Meeting. Task 8 (Project Management and Deliverables) activities involved the submission of the necessary reports and routine management.

Gettleson, D.A.

1994-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental and economic assessment of discharges from Gulf of Mexico region oil and gas operations. Quarterly technical progress report, July--September 1995  

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Continental Shelf Associates, Inc. (CSA) was contracted to conduct a three-year study of the environmental and health related impacts of produced water and sand discharges from oil and gas operations. Data on naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM), heavy metals, and hydrocarbons in water, sediment, and biota will be collected and evaluated. Health related impacts will be studied through field collections and analyses of commercially- and recreationally-important fish and shellfish tissues. Additionally, information on seafood catch, consumption, and use patterns for the Gulf of Mexico will be gathered and analyzed. The facilities to be studied will include both offshore and coastal facilities in the Gulf of Mexico. Coastal sites will be additionally studied to determine ecological recovery of impacted wetland and open bay areas. The economic impact of existing and proposed effluent federal and state regulations will also be evaluated. This report represents the thirteenth quarterly technical summary for the study ``Environmental and Economic Assessment of Discharges from Gulf of Mexico Region Oil and Gas Operations.`` Activities associated with Tasks 3 through 8 are discussed in this report.

Gettleson, D.A.

1995-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

357

Environmental and economic assessment of discharges from Gulf of Mexico region oil and gas operations. Quarterly technical progress report, 1 January--31 March 1993  

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Task 3 (Environmental Field Sampling and Analysis of NORM, Heavy Metals, and Organics) activities included the continuation of the platform selection process. A revised sampling plan and a projected cost estimate were prepared for Task 3. A letter detailing the revised plan was sent to the Scientific Review Committee (SRC). Task 4 (Monitoring of the Recovery of Impacted Wetland and Open Bay Produced Water Discharge Sites in Coastal Louisiana and Texas) activities involved receiving the final approval for sampling two facilities and requesting approval for a third alternative facility. A revised Task 4 sampling plan and projected estimated costs were prepared. The sampling plan was presented to the SRC for comment. Mobilization activities for the first quarterly sampling were initiated. Task 5 (Assessment of Economic Impactsof Offshore and Coastal Discharge Requirements on Present and Future Operations in the Gulf of Mexico Region) activities included refining the model for estimating the impact of increased environmental compliance costs on remaining reserves in coastal and offshore fields. Task 6 (Synthesis of Gulf of Mexico Seafood Consumption and Use Patterns) activities involved completion and field testing of most survey forms. Retail surveys were initiated and contacts were made with the Vietnamese community. Task 7 (Technology Transfer Plan) work has included scheduling the presentation of information concerning this project at the DOE Contractor Review Meeting in July in Oklahoma. Task 8 (Project Management and Deliverables) activities have involved the submission of the necessary reports and routine management.

Gettleson, D.A.

1993-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

358

Inter-Faculty Environmental Studies  

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and public reports, statistics, case studies, and map data. You will get practice with many environmental · Sustainability policy and practice · Conservation and restoration · Environmental regulation · Recreation and eco, geographical and biological sciences to better understand natural environmental processes. You will learn

359

ST. ANNE'S COLLEGE Environmental Policy  

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environmental impacts locally and globally and minimise direct or indirect pollution to land, air and water. We building, extension or refurbishment is carried out with the maximum consideration of environmental impactsST. ANNE'S COLLEGE Environmental Policy Travel We are committed to sustainable travel, to encourage

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Sustainable Rangelands Roundtable Overview  

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

Wyoming, University of

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VISIONS FOR A SUSTAINABLE  

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

Riesenhuber, Maximilian

362

ASSET Minor Sustainable  

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

363

Sustainable Nanomaterials Workshop  

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

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

364

Sustainable Nanomaterials Industry Perspective  

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

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

365

Sustainable Supply Chains  

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

Amiya K. Chakravarty

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Total Sustainability Humber College  

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

Thompson, Michael

367

UC Sustainability Office Report  

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

Hickman, Mark

368

Progress Report 2014 Sustainability  

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

369

Office of Sustainability Support  

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

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

370

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

371

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 5.2755.43 Bq/Kg. We have determined 235 U / 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 0.0020970.002380. 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.

Sarata K. Sahoo; Hiroko Enomoto; Shinji Tokonami; Tetsuo Ishikawa; Predrag Uji?; Igor ?elikovi?; Zora S. uni?

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Reviewed and updated March 2013 NTU Sustainable Construction and Refurbishment Policy  

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Reviewed and updated March 2013 NTU Sustainable Construction and Refurbishment Policy Environmental sustainability is a central principle of the University as demonstrated by our Environmental Policy. Our built environment contributes heavily towards our direct environmental performance. All stages of construction can

Evans, Paul

373

Computable General Equilibrium Models for Sustainability Impact Assessment:  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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  

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

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

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

Takashi Hayashi; Ekko C. van Ierland; Xueqin Zhu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

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

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

William McDowall; Malcolm Eames

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Measures of Student Achievement and Public Information Urban and Regional Planning Program  

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in community development, environment and sustainability, real estate and housing, economic development is to create "a sustainable built and natural environment that enriches communities through leadership, entrepreneurial creativity, social responsibility, and environmentally sustainable planning and policy

Liu, Taosheng

378

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

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

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Energy Indicators for Sustainable Development: Guidelines and Methodologies  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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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Regional assessment of environmental equity through GIS-based clustering and non-parametric statistical testing: a case study of Dallas County, Texas, USA  

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Previous GIS-based methods for assessing regional environmental equity issues tended to simplify the definition of impact area for a hazardous site by either directly adopting the pre-existing census unit or constructing a buffer with an arbitrary radius. Subsequent spatial analyses based on such a simplification support rather limited statistical analysis. The present paper reviews this methodological issue and proposes a more robust method combining statistical clustering, spatial overlay analysis, and non-parametric statistical testing for regional equity assessment. In this method, impact areas for individual population groups are derived through statistical clustering based on the internal data structure of multiple demographic variables, and facilities are tallied within each cluster zone to support a valid chi-square test. A case study on Dallas County, Texas, USA, demonstrated the advantages of this method, including data self-organisation for case-specific analysis, avoidance of arbitrariness of impact area definition, ability to provide a comprehensive evaluation based on multiple demographic characteristics, and statistical comparability with highly skewed data distribution.

Minhe Ji; T.S. Sunil

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

382

Sustainable Acquisition Coding System | Department of Energy  

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

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

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Sustainable Building Contacts | Department of Energy  

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

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

384

Interagency Sustainability Working Group | Department of Energy  

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

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

385

THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering  

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, hydrometerological and regional earth systems modeling; highway safety performance, transportation sustainability

Carver, Jeffrey C.

386

Chapter 16 - Sustainable Nanotechnology: A Regional Perspective  

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Nanotechnology has been hailed as the next industrial revolution, and the current convergence of tools, materials, and know-how suggest a future of technological advances that merit such a superlative. Without question the last 100 years have shown marked increases in wealth and well-being around the world. Such dramatic improvement in the human condition can be largely attributed to the benefits of industrialization allowing a convergence of advancements in mechanization, transportation, materials processing, and, of course, medicine.

Matthew S. Hull; Marina E. Quadros; Rachael Born; John Provo; Vinod K. Lohani; Roop L. Mahajan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

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

388

Assessing the environmental sustainability of biofuels  

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

Kazamia, Elena; Smith, Alison G.

2014-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

389

Environmental Sustainability Policy Category: Campus Life, Facilities  

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-use, recycling and responsible disposal; Implement travel smart initiatives to reduce the impact of student wastes, stormwater and wastewater, but excludes greenhouse gases. 6. SUPPORTING PROCEDURES None 7

390

Physics behind Sustainable Fashion & Environmental Art  

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of a fiber · How much energy needed to produce the fiber · the material's carbon footprint and other possible Fiber Products Retail Use Recycle Disposal #12;Energy Flow Key Points Textile manufacture pollution (e.g. NO2) #12;Energy needed to make the fiber Fibers Energy used to make the fiber (MJ/KG) Flax

Budker, Dmitry

391

Office of Environmental Protection, Sustainability Support &...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

issues and concerns. Provides recommendations to the Deputy Chief for Mission Support Operations regarding requests for waivers of the requirement to conduct Type A or Type B...

392

Optimal Control Theory for Sustainable Environmental Management  

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Although optimization leading to time-independent decisions is a well established decision-making technique, such decisions might be suboptimal for natural systems, as they ignore the inherent dynamic characteristics of these systems. ... Therefore, an effective approach is to use control theory to derive time-dependent management decisions. ... This is decided using the results from the PRCC analysis and also based on the dynamics of the uncontrolled system. ...

Yogendra Shastri; Urmila Diwekar; Heriberto Cabezas

2008-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

393

Turkey's nuclear energy policy: towards a sustainable energy mix?  

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To originate new sustainable development policies is a prerequisite for achieving a higher level of worldwide economic and social development. The efficiency of a sustainable development policy could, and should, be measured by a multi-dimensional analysis that comprises all social, economic and environmental factors. Acknowledging the requirement to have a sustainable energy mix, net energy importer Turkey has initiated its nuclear energy programme. However, this move by Turkey also brings forth certain environmental, social and economic issues that have been a matter of ongoing debate. This study aims not only to contribute to the debate by providing a balanced enquiry of nuclear energy's pros and cons, but also to determine the pre-conditions for it to prompt Turkey to reach a sustainable energy future. The nuclear option has a significant potential to drive Turkey's transition to sustainable energy as long as several environmental, social and economic risk factors are minimised.

Emre ??eri; Cem ?zen

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

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

395

Using DSR indicator system to evaluate Taiwan's sustainable development  

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Over the past few decades, the striking levels of economic growth achieved have been accompanied by environmental degradation. Based on the characteristics of indicators on the Commission on Sustainable Development of the United Nations, this study constructs quantitative approaches to evaluate whether the historical data in Taiwan meets the relationship in DSR (Driving-force-State-Response) indicator framework of sustainable development or not. Moreover, this study also coordinates the sustainable development system to plan an optimal strategy path to sustainable development in Taiwan. The results are as expected. The multi-objective integrated model solved by goal programming for sustainable development is proposed to generate as a means for nation to understand what specific actions to take, in order to simulate the allocating results of national policy affecting the social, economic, and environmental system and to measure progress toward sustainable development.

Hui-Ling Tung; Hsien-Tang Tsai; Yi-Ming Wei; Duan Wei; Chien-Ming Lee

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Tuesday Webcast for Industry: Regional Energy Efficiency Programs  

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

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

397

Product sustainability: organisational considerations  

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

Martin Charter; Tom Clark

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

SUSTAINABLE RESOURCE UTILIZATION IN MANUFACTURING OF PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD ASSEMBLY: EXERGY ANALYSIS OF THE PROCESS.  

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??Engineering for sustainable development requires prudent utilization of resources under economic, environmental and societal constraints. Resource utilization must follow a holistic approach. This brings in (more)

Saiganesh, Subramaniam

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

An overview of the sustainability of solid waste management at military installations  

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Arc Gasification. Sustainability of Solid Waste Management.and gasification technologies for energy efficient and environmentally sound MSW disposal." Wastewaste to energy (Provence 2008). Plasma Arc Gasification

Borglin, S.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

The application of green chemistry and engineering to novel sustainable solvents and processes.  

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??The implementation of sustainable solvents and processes is critical to new developments in reducing environmental impact, improving net efficiency, and securing economic profitability in the (more)

Marus, Gregory Alan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and application of novel solvents for sustainable reactions and separations.  

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??Environmentally benign alternatives for solvents and catalysts are essential for the development of sustainable chemical processes. Toward this end, we focused our research on the (more)

Donaldson, Megan Elizabeth

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

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

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

Dmytro Palekhov; Michael Schmidt

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

Can sustainable development be facilitated through regime-based preventative technology transfer?.  

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??This International Relations study examines the relationship between sustainable development and preventative technology transfer. Specifically, the focus is on whether preventative environmental regimes (facilitating organisations) (more)

Valentin, Jorg D.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Perspective on Sustainable Energy Technologies in Asia and Pacific States  

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

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

2010-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

405

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

406

The Brownfields Challenge: A Survey of Environmental Justice and Community Participation Initiatives  

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. Building Sustainable Communities .......................................................... 11 IV Byrne, Director Center for Energy and Environmental Policy College of Human Resources, Education

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407

Assessment of Different Bioenergy Concepts in Terms of Sustainable Development  

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

Swantje Eigner-Thiel; Meike Schmehl

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Forward with Osmosis: Emerging Applications for Greater Sustainability  

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Forward with Osmosis: Emerging Applications for Greater Sustainability ... Menachem Elimelech is the Roberto Goizueta Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at Yale University and a World Class University Professor at Korea University in Seoul, Korea. ...

Laura A. Hoover; William A. Phillip; Alberto Tiraferri; Ngai Yin Yip; Menachem Elimelech

2011-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

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TITLE: Engendering Resilience: Building Sustainable Communities through Women's Collective Action  

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TITLE: Engendering Resilience: Building Sustainable Communities through Women's Collective Action in the periphery of Rio de Janeiro, a city known for its expansive urban sprawl, slum communities and environmental basic services and economic opportunities, climate change, pollution and resource degradation

Angenent, Lars T.

410

Campus Sustainability Report 2008 "The University of Maryland will be  

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, and development efforts in energy science and policy, smart growth, environmental mapping, sustainable agriculture Conservation 8 Green Buildings 9 Dining 12 Stormwater Management 13 Transportation 16 Re-Use Recycling 17 of the mission of the institution and provides a vision for how the campus will develop sustainable practices

Yorke, James

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Environmental and economic assessment of discharges from Gulf of Mexico Region oil and gas operations. Quarterly technical progress report, 1 October--31 December 1992  

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Tasks 3 (Environmental Field Sampling and Analysis of naturally occurring radioactive materials (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 have included the narrowing of the list of potential offshore platforms for study off Louisiana and Texas and a preliminary selection of three coastal sites in Louisiana. After an extensive search effort, it was concluded that no coastal sites are available in Texas. A meeting was held between the contractor, Department of Energy (DOE), and Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) personnel to discuss potential sites and sampling designs. A letter was sent to the Scientific Review Committee (SRC) providing a general description of the revised site selection process and sampling designs. Task 5 (Assessment of Economic Impacts of Offshore and Coastal Discharge Requirements on Present and Future Operations in the Gulf of Mexico Region) activities included continued evaluation of data types available for the economic analysis. Historical field basis data were acquired. The identification of permitted discharge points was also initiated. Task 6 (Synthesis of Gulf of Mexico Seafood Consumption and Use Patterns) activities have involved the completion of the literature review. Drafts of the fisherman and wholesaler surveys were prepared. It was determined with DOE and BNL personnel that the retailer survey would be eliminated and a subsistence fisherman survey would be added. Task 7 (Technology Transfer Plan) work has been delayed due to the Tasks 3 and 4 delay and cancellation of the annual US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Gulf of Mexico Region Information Transfer Meeting. Task 8 (Project Management and Deliverables) activities have involved the submission of the necessary reports and routine management.

Gettleson, D.A.

1993-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

412

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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Northeast Sustainable Energy Association | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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":""}]}

414

Chapter 17 - Sustainability Analysis  

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

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

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

Cost Effective Sustainable Housing.  

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

Morton, Joshua

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Sustainable tourism in Russia.  

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

Khoroshavina, Sofya

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

2012 DOE Sustainability Awards  

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

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

418

Sustainability | Jefferson Lab  

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

419

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

420

Sustainability in the power plant choice  

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International literature presents several studies on the economics of power plants based on cash flows. However there are sustainability factors (e.g., environmental and social aspects, etc.) able to heavily bear on the sustainability of certain investments. This paper lists and quantifies these factors and ranks under different scenarios the following technologies: hydro, coal, oil, gas and nuclear. Then an overall multi-attribute model, based on the quality function deployment approach, delivers a weight for each factor, dividing its impact in the three different sustainability dimensions: economic, environmental and social. Finally the factor weights and their performances are coupled to obtain an overall ranking. The results show that hydroelectric plants are usually the best solution. Coal and nuclear could be a good choice even if each type of plant has its strengths and weaknesses. On the contrary, the oil and gas-fired plants are always the worst choice.

Giorgio Locatelli; Mauro Mancini

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainability Peer Educator Positions Position: Sustainability Peer Educator  

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

Boonstra, Rudy

422

Sustainability Curriculum Models Sustainability Design Charrette Curriculum Workshop  

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

Zaferatos, Nicholas C.

423

On the road to sustainable development  

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This paper discusses two of the several models developed by the author over the past few years that attempt to portray an understanding of sustainable development. The first, an overview model, depicts a current understanding of SD. The second, a process model, positions role of education on the road to SD. Both models recognise the verity of interdisciplinary approach to and resolution environmental issues.

M.B. Neace

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Metrology for Sustainable Nanomaterials  

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

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

425

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

426

PITTSBURGH REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL THREATS ANALYSIS  

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.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Coke Oven Emissions.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Carbon Tetrachloride.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Acetaldehyde

Jiang, Huiqiang

427

Architecture, Engineering and Construction Sustainability Report Biannual Sustainability Report  

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

Kamat, Vineet R.

428

DOE Sustainability SPOtlight: Special Edition 2013 DOE Sustainability Awards  

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

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

429

STRATEGIC FOCUS: Sustainable Systems  

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

430

Introduction. Sustainable agriculture  

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

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

SUSTAINABILITY New Perspectives  

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

Edwards, Paul N.

432

UC Sustainability Office Report  

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

Hickman, Mark

433

Sustainability and Horticulture  

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

Weiblen, George D

434

SUSTAINABILITY WHO CAN APPLY  

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

435

WINTER 2014 Sustainability and  

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

Stephens, Graeme L.

436

Final Report Sustainability at  

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

Escher, Christine

437

Sustainability Initiative Executive Summary  

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

Sheridan, Jennifer

438

Social Sustainability: Geography 446  

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

439

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

440

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

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Sustainable Supply Chain Networks Sustainable Cities  

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

Nagurney, Anna

442

Design of Sustainable Supply Chains Sustainable Cities  

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

Nagurney, Anna

443

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

444

Sustainable diets for Scotland A food and drink industry briefing note  

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Sustainable diets for Scotland A food and drink industry briefing note Rowett InstituteAlanRowe Topical issues: The concept of a `sustainable diet' highlights the environmentally unsustainable nature of current consumption patterns in affluent societies. In theory, a sustainable diet is one that minimises

Levi, Ran

445

A Proposal for the Establishment of the Williams College Sustainability Dining Trubee Davison  

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A Proposal for the Establishment of the Williams College Sustainability Dining Center Trubee environmental leaders today is to find effective ways to encourage individuals to adopt sustainable modes for promoting sustainable behavior, because if an individual is not informed about, for instance, the connection

Aalberts, Daniel P.

446

* corresponding author: Antonio.Giovannini@univ-lorraine.fr Ontology-Based System for supporting Manufacturing Sustainability  

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and the use of manufacturing processes to obtain the sustainable manufacturing goals (in the three sustainability pillars, economic, social and environmental). In this vision, the most effective way for infusing Manufacturing Sustainability Antonio Giovannini1,2,3,* , Alexis Aubry1,2 , Hervé Panetto1,2 , Michele Dassisti4

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

447

Development of an Environmental Conscience: A Conservation History of Costa Rica  

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Management; The Non-Governmental Ap proach; Changes in Agriculture towards Sustainable Development; Environmental Education: Protection for the Future) VI. From National Parks to National Conscience- 126 ("Oro Verde!": Ecotourism for Eco nomic Growth... cally wealthy regions of Mexico and Peru because of world fasci nation with gold and silver (Gomez and Savage, 1983). Two events outside of Costa Rica, however, reversed forever the scientific 9 cornrnunityfs disinterest in Costa Rica's tropical...

Evans, Sterling

1992-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

448

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

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

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

449

Synthesis of Sustainable Energy Supply Chain by the P-graph Framework  

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(4-7) Therefore, in measuring the sustainability of the energy production processes addressed in this paper, the Ecological Footprint(5) is used in our first attempt in identifying sustainable supply chains. ... So both green and sustainable supply chains are designed to minimize environmental impact, but a sustainable supply chain is designed to minimize environmental impacts over the long-term and to ensure that the environment can indefinitely support the material and energetic flow requirements of the supply chain. ... Another challenge is the integration of the sustainability metrics into the model itself. ...

Leisha Vance; Heriberto Cabezas; Istvan Heckl; Botond Bertok; Ferenc Friedler

2012-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

450

2010 DOE Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan - Report to the White  

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

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

451

Federal Requirements for Sustainable Buildings by Law and Regulation |  

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

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

452

Hanford Projects Receive Sustainability Awards | Department of Energy  

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

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

453

Mexican energy policy and sustainability indicators  

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The authors analyze the Mexican energy policy taking as reference the methodological framework for sustainable energy development proposed by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. This methodology takes eight related indicators to the social, environmental and economic dimensions in order to calculate a general sustainability indicator for the energy sector. In this methodology, the weight of each dimension is different; namely, the social and environmental issues have less relevance than the economic issues. The authors use this methodology because government institutions as the Department of Energy and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources have used some indicators from such a methodology to propose plans, programs, projects and bills. Authors know of the existence of other methodologies about sustainability. Nonetheless, opting for the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean's methodology is convenient because this organization is a respectable authority for civil servants from the Mexican institutions. Our objective is just to contrast the sustainability grade of the energy sector between 1990 and 2008 for Mexico whose government started reforms in the 1990s. It concludes that those reforms did not bring about a higher sustainability level for the energy sector.

Claudia Sheinbaum-Pardo; Belizza Janet Ruiz-Mendoza; Vctor Rodrguez-Padilla

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Go Abroad in Environmental Sciences  

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· Learn different approaches to environmental problem solving, conservation, and management · Gain new Thesis was "Toward Decentral- ized Water Management:A Comparative Approach Between Oregon and Tunisia such as sustainable environmental management and impact assessment, watershed restoration projects, biodiversity

Escher, Christine

455

Direct from CDC Environmental Health  

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environmental health services (i.e., services involving water quality, air quality, waste management, or vector management plans of water supply systems. The team also works on sustainability evalu ation and sanitationDirect from CDC Environmental Health Services Branch Editor's note: NEHA strives to provide up

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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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Sustainable multipurpose tree production systems for Nepal  

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Argonne National Laboratory is developing methods for producing reforestation plating stock, fuel, and fodder in a sustainable manner in Nepal. This project, in cooperation with the Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation of Nepal, is sponsored by the US Agency for International Development (AID). Several production systems are being evaluated for the Mid-Hills Region of Nepal. To provide sustainable biomass production and ecological management of the fragile Mid-Hills Region, the production systems must simultaneously satisfy the physiological requirements of the plants, the symbiotic requirements of the plant and the microorganisms in its rhizosphere, the physicochemical requirements of nutrient and water cycling, and the climatic and topographic constraints.

Shen, S.Y.; Kilpatrick, K.J.

1988-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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please recycle. Creating Leaders of Consequence for a Sustainable Future  

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manages U.S. legislative and regulatory issues related to transportation fuels and climate changeplease recycle. Creating Leaders of Consequence for a Sustainable Future Hybrid Environmental Professional Program Providing financial aid for dual degree students Today's environmental leaders need a foot

Reif, John H.

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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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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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Towards integrating sustainable development in South African universities' accounting education  

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This article attempts to depict a linkage between accounting education and sustainable development and how accounting education in South Africa may be fine-tuned to play an advocacy role toward sustainable development. The methodological approach is conceptually rooted in reviews coalesced with a suggested model of reform in accounting curricula. The article revisits the notion of sustainable development, and reviews the implication for and role of accounting education. Findings indicate that there is currently a gap between contemporary demand for social and environmental sustainability and the current stance of accounting education in South Africa. The article suggests how a first degree accounting curriculum in South Africa may be reformed in conformity with sustainable development ideology and highlights behavioural and ethical implications for accounting graduates. The suggested model contributes to the existing debate on sustainability and ethics in accounting and offers an agenda for further discussion and research.

Collins C. Ngwakwe

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Woodfuels | Open Energy Information  

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

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Metrics for Sustainable Manufacturing  

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

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

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Developing Alaskan Sustainable Housing  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

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

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Cooperation on Sustainability Standards  

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

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

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Sustainability | Argonne National Laboratory  

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

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Design of Sustainable Supply Chains for Sustainable Cities Anna Nagurney  

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

Nagurney, Anna

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Technologies for Sustainable Cities A sustainable urban environment demands efficient societal flows  

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development Functional management CEO Dep. CEO & COO Clean Sky Surveilance Systems Green landings Decision Big 3 · Renewable energy · Solar PV · Wind Power · Bio Energy · Water power · Green Buildings and systems for environmental awareness. Note: Sustainability according to UN: "...development that meets

Zhao, Yuxiao

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Sustainable Practices Policy Sections II, III.I. and V.I. Sustainable Water Systems  

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areas of a building located outside of the enclosed structure). OGSF50 is also known as "California consumption because it contains objectionable pollution, contamination minerals or infective agents, including in the context of the local watershed, and enhance economic, social and environmental sustainability while

California at Santa Cruz, University of

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WWU Sustainability Curriculum Design Charrette  

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

Zaferatos, Nicholas C.

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High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Guidance | Department...  

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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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Bioenergy for Sustainable Development | Department of Energy  

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

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Energy Efficiency Market Sustainable Business Planning | Department...  

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

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2012 DOE Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan | Department...  

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

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Institutional Change for Sustainability Contacts | Department...  

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

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Department of Energy 2014 Sustainability Awards Information ...  

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

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Law, Sustainability, and the Pursuit of Happiness  

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

Farber, Daniel A.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geology, Society and the Environmental health  

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management Environmental analysis Sustainability Learning Objectives #12; As members of the biological The water we drink The air we breathe Geologic factors in environmental health #12; Health can be definedChapter 19 Geology, Society and the Future #12; Environmental health Air pollution Waste

Pan, Feifei

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EIS-0083: Final Northeast Regional Environmental Impact Statement; The Potential Conversion of Forty-Two Powerplants From Oil to Coal or Alternate Fuels  

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This Economic Regulatory Administration statement assesses the potential for cumulative and interactive environmental impacts resulting from conversion of up to 42 northeastern power plants from oil to coal and from an alternative Voluntary Conversion scenario for 27 power plants.

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Social vulnerability indicators as a sustainable planning tool  

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

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

2014-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Is humanity sustainable?  

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

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measuring Energy Sustainability  

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

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Integrating ethics into design for sustainable behaviour  

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

Debra Lilley; Garrath T. Wilson

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Evolution of Sustainable Personal Vehicles  

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

Jungers, Bryan D

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tag: Sustainability | Y-12 National Security Complex  

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

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Int. Conf. of the European Society for Ecological Economics Transformation, innovation and adaptation for sustainability Integrating natural and social sciences, Ljubljana, 29 June -2 July, 2009  

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and adaptation for sustainability ­ Integrating natural and social sciences, Ljubljana, 29 June - 2 July, 2009 HOW TO DEFINE THE ENVIRONMENTAL DIMENSION OF SUSTAINABILITY? Robert JOUMARD Lab. Transport@inrets.fr ABSTRACT Several definitions of the environmental dimension of the sustainable development exist

Boyer, Edmond

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

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

Hickman, Mark

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

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

Hickman, Mark

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Architecture, Engineering and Construction Sustainability Report Biannual Sustainability Report  

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

Kamat, Vineet R.

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Developing sustainable food supply chains  

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

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CLEMSON UNIVERSITY Sustainability Action Plan  

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

Duchowski, Andrew T.

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CONCRETE PAVING & TEXTURING FOR SUSTAINABILITY  

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

Minnesota, University of

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SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE  

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

Qian, Ning

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Campus Sustainability Goals Energy & Climate  

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

Jacobs, Lucia

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Education for a Sustainable Future  

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

Mary M. Kirchhoff

2010-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

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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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The next wave of sustainable planning: green neighbourhood assessment systems  

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

Mehmet Doruk ?zügül; Tuba İnal ?ekiç; Ay?egül ?zbakır

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Florida Atlantic University Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering  

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of recycling, green building and sustainable development C. Discuss the stress-strain-strength and durability the concept of Green Building and Sustainable Development 3. Learn how to characterize engineering materials-Design and Mechanical Properties; Environmentally Sound Concepts; Solid Waste Recycling, Green Building, and Sustainable

Fernandez, Eduardo