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  1. Long-Term Strategy for Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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...

  2. Public Relations for Energy Sustainability | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Public Relations for Energy Sustainability Public Relations for Energy Sustainability This presentation covers the public relations aspect of industrial energy efficiency projects ...

  3. Long-Term Strategy for Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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 supermoon over Los Alamos New Mexican Spotted Owls Sunset over LANL Over the next several decades, we anticipate significant changes to the mission and operations at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Our strategy commits to a progressively more sustainable site, a mission entwined with and accomplished by effective

  4. DOE Webinar: Public Relations for Energy Sustainability-A Framework...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    DOE Webinar Public Relations for Energy Sustainability A framework for engaging your ... Baylor (BA) @lisacalhoun or @write2market Why are sustainability projects different? ...

  5. Sustainability

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    reported on sustainability program accomplishments. The report provides an opportunity to review progress made on sustainability initiatives, evaluate how far we have come and how...

  6. DOE-NE Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program and EPRI Long Term Operations Program Ė Joint Research and Development

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Description of Joint DOE and EPRI research and development programs related to reactor sustainability INL/EXT-12-24562

  7. Glossary of Energy-Related Terms | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Glossary of Energy-Related Terms Glossary of Energy-Related Terms August 20, 2013 - 9:20am Addthis Here you'll find a glossary of energy-related terms. A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z A Absolute Humidity The ratio of the mass of water vapor to the volume occupied by a mixture of water vapor and dry air. Absorbent A material that extracts one or more substances from a fluid (gas or liquid) medium on contact, and which changes

  8. Industrial ecology: A basis for sustainable relations and cooperation

    SciTech Connect

    Blades, K.

    1996-07-19

    The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) seeks to address, in a cooperative manner, the environmental issues affecting the North American region and understand the linkages between environment and economy. Broadly, the goal of the CEC can be thought of as an attempt to achieve a sustainable economy concomitantly with continued economic, cultural, and technological evolution. The emerging field of industrial ecology provides a useful means for balancing the environmental and economical objectives of NAFTA. As NAFTA stimulates economic cooperation and growth, we must collectively develop mechanisms that enhance the environmental quality of the region. LLNL`s effort in industrial ecology provides the scientific basis and innovative use of technology to reconcile environmental and economic concerns. Nevertheless, these are not issues which can be resolved by a single institution. Efficient use of the linkages established by NAFTA is necessary to nurture our regional partnership which forms the basis for a sustainable environment, economy and relationship.

  9. Long-Term Stewardship Related Information | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Communication & Engagement ¬Ľ Long-Term Stewardship ¬Ľ Long-Term Stewardship Related Information Long-Term Stewardship Related Information DOE Orders & Policies DOE O 200.l - Information Management Program, 09/30/1996 DOE O 430.1B - Real Property Asset Management, 09/24/2003 DOE O 413.3B, Program and Project Management for the Acquisition of Capital Assets, 11/29/2010 DOE O 458.1 Chg 2, Radiation Protection of the Public and the Environment, 06/06/2011 DOE O 430.1B Chg 2, Real Property

  10. Sustain

    Energy Science and Technology Software Center

    2013-08-20

    Current building energy simulation technology requires excessive labor, time and expertise to create building energy models, excessive computational time for accurate simulations and difficulties with the interpretation of the results. These deficiencies can be ameliorated using modern graphical user interfaces and algorithms which take advantage of modern computer architectures and display capabilities. To prove this hypothesis, we developed an experimental test bed for building energy simulation. This novel test bed environment offers an easy-to-use interactivemore¬†¬Ľ graphical interface, provides access to innovative simulation modules that run at accelerated computational speeds, and presents new graphics visualization methods to interpret simulation results. Our system offers the promise of dramatic ease of use in comparison with currently available building energy simulation tools. Its modular structure makes it suitable for early stage building design, as a research platform for the investigation of new simulation methods, and as a tool for teaching concepts of sustainable design. Improvements in the accuracy and execution speed of many of the simulation modules are based on the modification of advanced computer graphics rendering algorithms. Significant performance improvements are demonstrated in several computationally expensive energy simulation modules. The incorporation of these modern graphical techniques should advance the state of the art in the domain of whole building energy analysis and building performance simulation, particularly at the conceptual design stage when decisions have the greatest impact. More importantly, these better simulation tools will enable the transition from prescriptive to performative energy codes, resulting in better, more efficient designs for our future built environment.¬ę¬†less

  11. DOE-NE Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program and EPRI Long-Term Operations Program. Joint Research and Development Plan

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    Williams, Don

    2014-04-01

    Nuclear power has contributed almost 20% of the total amount of electricity generated in the United States over the past two decades. High capacity factors and low operating costs make nuclear power plants (NPPs) some of the most economical power generators available. Further, nuclear power remains the single largest contributor (nearly 70%) of non-greenhouse gas-emitting electric power generation in the United States. Even when major refurbishments are performed to extend operating life, these plants continue to represent cost-effective, low-carbon assets to the nation‚Äôs electrical generation capability. By the end of 2014, about one-third of the existing domestic fleet will have passed their 40th anniversary of power operations, and about one-half of the fleet will reach the same 40-year mark within this decade. Recognizing the challenges associated with pursuing extended service life of commercial nuclear power plants, the U.S. Department of Energy‚Äôs (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) have established separate but complementary research and development programs (DOE-NE‚Äôs Light Water Reactor Sustainability [LWRS] Program and EPRI‚Äôs Long-Term Operations [LTO] Program) to address these challenges. To ensure that a proper linkage is maintained between the programs, DOE-NE and EPRI executed a memorandum of understanding in late 2010 to ‚Äúestablish guiding principles under which research activities (between LWRS and LTO) could be coordinated to the benefit of both parties.‚ÄĚ This document represents the third annual revision to the initial version (March 2011) of the plan as called for in the memorandum of understanding.

  12. Glossary of CERCLA, RCRA and TSCA related terms and acronyms. Environmental Guidance

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1993-10-01

    This glossary contains CERCLA, RCRA and TSCA related terms that are most often encountered in the US Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Restoration and Emergency Preparedness activities. Detailed definitions are included for key terms. The CERCLA definitions included in this glossary are taken from the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), as amended and related federal rulemakings. The RCRA definitions included in this glossary are taken from the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and related federal rulemakings. The TSCA definitions included in this glossary are taken from the Toxic Substances and Control Act (TSCA) and related federal rulemakings. Definitions related to TSCA are limited to those sections in the statute and regulations concerning PCBs and asbestos.Other sources for definitions include additional federal rulemakings, assorted guidance documents prepared by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), guidance and informational documents prepared by the US Department of Energy (DOE), and DOE Orders. The source of each term is noted beside the term. Terms presented in this document reflect revised and new definitions published before July 1, 1993.

  13. Long-Term Global Trade-Offs Related to Nuclear Energy

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    Krakowski, R.A.

    1999-08-25

    An overall comparative assessment of different energy systems and their potential long-term role in contributing to a sustainable energy mix is examined through the use of a global, long-term Energy, Economics, Environment (E{sup 3}) model. This model is used to generate a set of surprise-free futures that encompass a range of economic potentialities. The focus of this study is nuclear energy (NE), and the range of possible futures embodies extrema of NE growth [a Basic Option (BO)] to an NE Phase Out (PO). These NE scenario extrema are expressed against a background that reflects E{sup 3} circumstances ranging from a Business-As-Usual (BAU) to one that is Ecologically Driven (ED), with the latter emphasizing price-induced reductions in greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions associate with a mix of fossil energy sources. Hence, four ''views-of-the-future'' scenarios emerge to form the framework of this study: BAU/BO, BAU/PO, ED/BO, and ED/PO. Model results ranging from (regional and temporal) primary- and nuclear-energy demands, carbon-dioxide emissions, nuclear-material (plutonium) accumulations and attendant proliferation-risk implications, Gross National Product (GNP) impacts, and a range of technology requirements provide essential input to the subject assessment.

  14. CO2 stimulation of photosynthesis is not sustained during long-term (12 years) FACE treatments in Liquidambar styraciflua

    DOE PAGES [OSTI]

    Warren, Jeffrey; Jensen, Anna M; Medlyn, Belinda; Norby, Richard J; Tissue, David Thomas

    2015-01-01

    Elevated atmospheric CO2 (eCO2) often increases photosynthetic CO2 assimilation (A) in field studies of temperate tree species, although there is evidence that the increases may decline through time due to biochemical and morphological acclimation, and environmental constraints. Indeed, at the free air CO2 enrichment (FACE) study in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, A was increased in 12-year-old sweetgum trees following two years of ~40% enhancement of CO2. A was re-assessed a decade later to determine if initial enhancement of CO2 was sustained through time. Measurements were conducted at prevailing CO2 and temperature on detached, re-hydrated branches using a portable gas exchange system.more¬†¬Ľ Photosynthetic CO2 response curves (A-Ci curves) were contrasted with earlier measurements using consistent leaf photosynthesis model equations. Relationships between maximum electron transport rate (Jmax), maximum Rubisco activity (Vcmax) and foliar nitrogen (N) and chlorophyll content were assessed. In 1999, light-saturated photosynthesis (Asat) for eCO2 treatments was 15.4 0.8 mol m-2 s-1, 22% higher than aCO2 treatments (P<0.01). By 2009, Asat declined to <50% of 1999 values, and there was no longer a significant effect of eCO2 (Asat = 6.9 or 5.7 0.7 mol m-2 s-1 for eCO2 or aCO2, respectively). In 1999, there was no treatment effect on area-based foliar N; however, by 2008, N content in eCO2 foliage was 17% less than in aCO2 foliage. Photosynthetic N use efficiency (Asat:N) was greater in eCO2 in 1999 resulting in greater Asat despite similar N content, but the enhanced efficiency in eCO2 trees was lost as foliar N declined to sub-optimal levels. There was no treatment difference in the declining linear relationships between Jmax or Vcmax with declining N, or in the ratio of Jmax:Vcmax through time. Results suggest that initial enhancement of photosynthesis to elevated CO2 will not be sustained through time if nitrogen becomes limited.¬ę¬†less

  15. CO2 stimulation of photosynthesis is not sustained during long-term (12 years) FACE treatments in Liquidambar styraciflua

    SciTech Connect

    Warren, Jeffrey; Jensen, Anna M; Medlyn, Belinda; Norby, Richard J; Tissue, David Thomas

    2015-01-01

    Elevated atmospheric CO2 (eCO2) often increases photosynthetic CO2 assimilation (A) in field studies of temperate tree species, although there is evidence that the increases may decline through time due to biochemical and morphological acclimation, and environmental constraints. Indeed, at the free air CO2 enrichment (FACE) study in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, A was increased in 12-year-old sweetgum trees following two years of ~40% enhancement of CO2. A was re-assessed a decade later to determine if initial enhancement of CO2 was sustained through time. Measurements were conducted at prevailing CO2 and temperature on detached, re-hydrated branches using a portable gas exchange system. Photosynthetic CO2 response curves (A-Ci curves) were contrasted with earlier measurements using consistent leaf photosynthesis model equations. Relationships between maximum electron transport rate (Jmax), maximum Rubisco activity (Vcmax) and foliar nitrogen (N) and chlorophyll content were assessed. In 1999, light-saturated photosynthesis (Asat) for eCO2 treatments was 15.4 0.8 mol m-2 s-1, 22% higher than aCO2 treatments (P<0.01). By 2009, Asat declined to <50% of 1999 values, and there was no longer a significant effect of eCO2 (Asat = 6.9 or 5.7 0.7 mol m-2 s-1 for eCO2 or aCO2, respectively). In 1999, there was no treatment effect on area-based foliar N; however, by 2008, N content in eCO2 foliage was 17% less than in aCO2 foliage. Photosynthetic N use efficiency (Asat:N) was greater in eCO2 in 1999 resulting in greater Asat despite similar N content, but the enhanced efficiency in eCO2 trees was lost as foliar N declined to sub-optimal levels. There was no treatment difference in the declining linear relationships between Jmax or Vcmax with declining N, or in the ratio of Jmax:Vcmax through time. Results suggest that initial enhancement of photosynthesis to elevated CO2 will not be sustained through time if nitrogen becomes limited.

  16. Environmental Sustainability

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Sustainability community-environmentassetsimagesiconearthday.jpg Environmental Sustainability: Creating the Future Exercising our commitment to operating a sustainable site...

  17. Human-In-The-Loop Simulation in Support of Long-Term Sustainability of Light Water Reactors

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    Hallbert, Bruce P

    2015-01-01

    Reliable instrumentation, information, and control systems technologies are essential to ensuring safe and efficient operation of the U.S. light water reactor (LWR) fleet. These technologies affect every aspect of nuclear power plant (NPP) and balance-of-plant operations. In 1997, the National Research Council conducted a study concerning the challenges involved in modernization of digital instrumentation and control systems in NPPs. Their findings identified the need for new II&C technology integration. The NPP owners and operators realize that this analog technology represents a significant challenge to sustaining the operation of the current fleet of NPPs. Beyond control systems, new technologies are needed to monitor and characterize the effects of aging and degradation in critical areas of key structures, systems, and components. The objective of the efforts sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy is to develop, demonstrate, and deploy new digital technologies for II&C architectures and provide monitoring capabilities to ensure the continued safe, reliable, and economic operation of the nationís NPPs.

  18. Human-In-The-Loop Simulation in Support of Long-Term Sustainability of Light Water Reactors

    SciTech Connect

    Hallbert, Bruce P

    2015-01-01

    Reliable instrumentation, information, and control systems technologies are essential to ensuring safe and efficient operation of the U.S. light water reactor (LWR) fleet. These technologies affect every aspect of nuclear power plant (NPP) and balance-of-plant operations. In 1997, the National Research Council conducted a study concerning the challenges involved in modernization of digital instrumentation and control systems in NPPs. Their findings identified the need for new II&C technology integration. The NPP owners and operators realize that this analog technology represents a significant challenge to sustaining the operation of the current fleet of NPPs. Beyond control systems, new technologies are needed to monitor and characterize the effects of aging and degradation in critical areas of key structures, systems, and components. The objective of the efforts sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy is to develop, demonstrate, and deploy new digital technologies for II&C architectures and provide monitoring capabilities to ensure the continued safe, reliable, and economic operation of the nation’s NPPs.

  19. Human-In-The-Loop Simulation in Support of Long-Term Sustainability of Light Water Reactors

    DOE PAGES [OSTI]

    Hallbert, Bruce P

    2015-01-01

    Reliable instrumentation, information, and control systems technologies are essential to ensuring safe and efficient operation of the U.S. light water reactor (LWR) fleet. These technologies affect every aspect of nuclear power plant (NPP) and balance-of-plant operations. In 1997, the National Research Council conducted a study concerning the challenges involved in modernization of digital instrumentation and control systems in NPPs. Their findings identified the need for new II&C technology integration. The NPP owners and operators realize that this analog technology represents a significant challenge to sustaining the operation of the current fleet of NPPs. Beyond control systems, new technologies are neededmore¬†¬Ľ to monitor and characterize the effects of aging and degradation in critical areas of key structures, systems, and components. The objective of the efforts sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy is to develop, demonstrate, and deploy new digital technologies for II&C architectures and provide monitoring capabilities to ensure the continued safe, reliable, and economic operation of the nation‚Äôs NPPs.¬ę¬†less

  20. Federal Sustainable Print Management

    Directives, Delegations, and Other Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2015-11-17

    The Guide provides acceptable approaches for implementing the IT sustainability requirements and criteria required by DOE Order 436.1, Departmental Sustainability, dated 5-2-11, and related to the sustainability requirements contained in Executive Order 13693, "Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade." Does not cancel/supersede other directives.

  1. Federal Sustainable Print Management

    Directives, Delegations, and Other Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2015-07-07

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

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

    SciTech Connect

    Graves III, Herman; Naus, Dan J

    2013-01-01

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

  3. In utero and early life arsenic exposure in relation to long-term health and disease

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    Farzan, Shohreh F.; Karagas, Margaret R.; Chen, Yu

    2013-10-15

    Background: There is a growing body of evidence that prenatal and early childhood exposure to arsenic from drinking water can have serious long-term health implications. Objectives: Our goal was to understand the potential long-term health and disease risks associated with in utero and early life exposure to arsenic, as well as to examine parallels between findings from epidemiological studies with those from experimental animal models. Methods: We examined the current literature and identified relevant studies through PubMed by using combinations of the search terms ‚Äúarsenic‚ÄĚ, ‚Äúin utero‚ÄĚ, ‚Äútransplacental‚ÄĚ, ‚Äúprenatal‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúfetal‚ÄĚ. Discussion: Ecological studies have indicated associations between in utero and/or early life exposure to arsenic at high levels and increases in mortality from cancer, cardiovascular disease and respiratory disease. Additional data from epidemiologic studies suggest intermediate effects in early life that are related to risk of these and other outcomes in adulthood. Experimental animal studies largely support studies in humans, with strong evidence of transplacental carcinogenesis, atherosclerosis and respiratory disease, as well as insight into potential underlying mechanisms of arsenic's health effects. Conclusions: As millions worldwide are exposed to arsenic and evidence continues to support a role for in utero arsenic exposure in the development of a range of later life diseases, there is a need for more prospective studies examining arsenic's relation to early indicators of disease and at lower exposure levels. - Highlights: ‚ÄĘ We review in utero and early-life As exposure impacts on lifelong disease risks. ‚ÄĘ Evidence indicates that early-life As increases risks of lung disease, cancer and CVD. ‚ÄĘ Animal work largely parallels human studies and may lead to new research directions. ‚ÄĘ Prospective studies and individual exposure assessments with biomarkers are needed. ‚ÄĘ Assessing intermediary endpoints may

  4. Environmental Sustainability

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Sustainability Environmental Sustainability: Creating the Future Exercising our commitment to operating a sustainable site by creating a 50-year horizon of planning and preparing ...

  5. Sustainable Manufacturing

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    Workshop on Sustainable Manufacturing January 6-7, 2016 Portland, OR DOE Workshop on Sustainable Manufacturing January 6-7, 2016 Portland, OR Sustainable Manufacturing: Definitions ...

  6. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Sustainability Peer Exchange...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Sustainability Peer Exchange Call: Revenue from ... on topics relating to program sustainability. * Call Logistics and Participants ...

  7. Development of efficient time-evolution method based on three-term recurrence relation

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    Akama, Tomoko Kobayashi, Osamu; Nanbu, Shinkoh

    2015-05-28

    The advantage of the real-time (RT) propagation method is a direct solution of the time-dependent Schrödinger equation which describes frequency properties as well as all dynamics of a molecular system composed of electrons and nuclei in quantum physics and chemistry. Its applications have been limited by computational feasibility, as the evaluation of the time-evolution operator is computationally demanding. In this article, a new efficient time-evolution method based on the three-term recurrence relation (3TRR) was proposed to reduce the time-consuming numerical procedure. The basic formula of this approach was derived by introducing a transformation of the operator using the arcsine function. Since this operator transformation causes transformation of time, we derived the relation between original and transformed time. The formula was adapted to assess the performance of the RT time-dependent Hartree-Fock (RT-TDHF) method and the time-dependent density functional theory. Compared to the commonly used fourth-order Runge-Kutta method, our new approach decreased computational time of the RT-TDHF calculation by about factor of four, showing the 3TRR formula to be an efficient time-evolution method for reducing computational cost.

  8. Sustainability Goals

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

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

  9. Sustainability Goals

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

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

  10. LWR spent fuel reduction by the removal of U and the compact storage of Pu with FP for long-term nuclear sustainability

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    Fukasawa, T.; Hoshino, K.; Takano, M.; Sato, S.; Shimazu, Y.

    2013-07-01

    Fast breeder reactors (FBR) nuclear fuel cycle is needed for long-term nuclear sustainability while preventing global warming and maximum utilizing the limited uranium (U) resources. The 'Framework for Nuclear Energy Policy' by the Japanese government on October 2005 stated that commercial FBR deployment will start around 2050 under its suitable conditions by the successive replacement of light water reactors (LWR) to FBR. Even after Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident which made Japanese tendency slow down the nuclear power generation activities, Japan should have various options for energy resources including nuclear, and also consider the delay of FBR deployment and increase of LWR spent fuel (LWR-SF) storage amounts. As plutonium (Pu) for FBR deployment will be supplied from LWR-SF reprocessing and Japan will not possess surplus Pu, the authors have developed the flexible fuel cycle initiative (FFCI) for the transition from LWR to FBR. The FFCI system is based on the possibility to stored recycled materials (U, Pu)temporarily for a suitable period according to the FBR deployment rate to control the Pu demand/supply balance. This FFCI system is also effective after the Fukushima accident for the reduction of LWR-SF and future LWR-to-FBR transition. (authors)

  11. DOE_Sustainability_and_Green_Zia_Awards

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    practices and for excellence and long-term environmental and economic sustainability. ... award, CBFO also received recognition as a winner of the 2011 DOE Sustainability Award. ...

  12. Better Buildings Residential Network Program Sustainability Peer...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Residential Network Program Sustainability Peer Exchange Call: Operating as a Prime ... to Utilities: 50% Long-Term Sustainability of Loan Funds: 50% * Participants ...

  13. Sustainability | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Research & Development ¬Ľ Sustainability Sustainability The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is committed to developing the resources, technologies, and systems needed to support a thriving bioenergy industry that protects natural resources and advances environmental, economic, and social benefits. BETO's Sustainability Area proactively identifies and addresses issues that affect the scale-up potential, public acceptance, and long-term viability of advanced bioenergy systems; as a

  14. NREL: Sustainable NREL - News

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    News Below are news stories related to NREL's sustainability efforts. February 22, 2016 NREL analysis finds tax credit extensions can impact renewable energy deployment and ...

  15. Technical considerations related to interim source-term assumptions for emergency planning and equipment qualification. [PWR; BWR

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    Niemczyk, S.J.; McDowell-Boyer, L.M.

    1982-09-01

    The source terms recommended in the current regulatory guidance for many considerations of light water reactor (LWR) accidents were developed a number of years ago when understandings of many of the phenomena pertinent to source term estimation were relatively primitive. The purpose of the work presented here was to develop more realistic source term assumptions which could be used for interim regulatory purposes for two specific considerations, namely, equipment qualification and emergency planning. The overall approach taken was to adopt assumptions and models previously proposed for various aspects of source term estimation and to modify those assumptions and models to reflect recently gained insights into, and data describing, the release and transport of radionuclides during and after LWR accidents. To obtain illustrative estimates of the magnitudes of the source terms, the results of previous calculations employing the adopted assumptions and models were utilized and were modified to account for the effects of the recent insights and data.

  16. Sustainable Disposal Cell Covers: Legacy Management Practices,

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Improvements, and Long-Term Performance | Department of Energy Sustainable Disposal Cell Covers: Legacy Management Practices, Improvements, and Long-Term Performance Sustainable Disposal Cell Covers: Legacy Management Practices, Improvements, and Long-Term Performance Sustainable Disposal Cell Covers: Legacy Management Practices, Improvements, and Long-Term Performance Sustainable Disposal Cell Covers: Legacy Management Practices, Improvements, and Long-Term Performance (882.35 KB) More

  17. Departmental Sustainability

    Directives, Delegations, and Other Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2015-12-17

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

  18. Sustainability Support

    Energy.gov [DOE]

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

  19. Blueprint for Sustainability- Sustainable Solutions for Every Consumer

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Highlights of Ford's near, mid, and long term plans for sustainability with a focus on efficient diesel engines and hybrid vehicles.

  20. Analysis of near-term production and market opportunities for hydrogen and related activities

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    Mauro, R.; Leach, S.

    1995-09-01

    This paper summarizes current and planned activities in the areas of hydrogen production and use, near-term venture opportunities, and codes and standards. The rationale for these efforts is to assess industry interest and engage in activities that move hydrogen technologies down the path to commercialization. Some of the work presented in this document is a condensed, preliminary version of reports being prepared under the DOE/NREL contract. In addition, the NHA work funded by Westinghouse Savannah River Corporation (WSRC) to explore the opportunities and industry interest in a Hydrogen Research Center is briefly described. Finally, the planned support of and industry input to the Hydrogen Technical Advisory Panel (HTAP) on hydrogen demonstration projects is discussed.

  1. Departmental Sustainability

    Directives, Delegations, and Other Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2011-05-02

    The order defines requirements and responsibilities for managing sustainability DOE to ensure that the Department carries out its missions in a sustainable manner that addresses national energy security and global environmental challenges, and advances sustainable, efficient and reliable energy for the future; institute wholesale cultural change to factor sustainability and greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions into all DOE corporate management decisions; and ensure that DOE achieves the sustainability goals established in its Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan. Supersedes DOE O 450.1A and DOE O 430.2B. OPI changed to MA on 1/27/2016.

  2. sustainable development

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    sustainable development - Sandia Energy Energy Search Icon Sandia Home Locations Contact Us ... Hydrogen Infrastructure Hydrogen Production Market Transformation Fuel Cells ...

  3. Sustainability fact sheet

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Commitment to Bioenergy Sustainability The U.S. Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is committed to developing the resources, technologies, and systems needed to support a thriving bioenergy industry that protects natural resources and ad- vances environmental, economic, and social benefits. BETO's Sustainability Technology Area proactively identifies and addresses issues that affect the scale-up potential, public acceptance, and long-term viability of advanced bioenergy

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

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

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

  5. Sustainable Scientists

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    Mills, Evan

    2008-12-31

    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.

  6. Energy Sustainability

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Energy Sustainability Energy Sustainability Our Science Digests embrace complex issues around our science, technologies, and mission in a series of mini-articles that provide a context for our historical approach, current problem solving and our vision for the future. Faces of Science 70 Years of Innovations 50 Years of Space LANL Top Science 2014 Top Ten Innovations of 2013 Energy Sustainability Radical Supercomputing Science Digests ENERGY: Using less, doing more at Los Alamos Lab green leaves

  7. Sustainability | NREL

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Sustainability NREL is a leader in sustainability. Our goal is to minimize the use of energy, materials, and water while carrying out the laboratory's mission of clean energy research. Energy and Water NREL strives to minimize the environmental, economic, and social impacts of doing business. We embrace the best in energy, water, and ecological conservation practices, setting the standard for the responsible use of natural resources. Learn more. Environment NREL sustainability programs protect

  8. Los Alamos National Laboratory announces strategy for long-term...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Strategy for long-term environmental sustainability Los Alamos National Laboratory announces strategy for long-term environmental sustainability Provides a blueprint for protecting ...

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

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Long-Term Strategy for Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Long-Term Strategy for Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability (pdf) From today for years to come Over the ...

  10. SUSTAINABILITY NEWS President Obama Issues Executive Order on Sustainability

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    President Obama Issues Executive Order on Sustainability On March 19, President Obama issued an executive order (E.O.) aimed at maintaining federal leadership in sustainability. Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade (E.O. 13693) will serve as the roadmap for ensuring federal agencies incorporate sustainable design into building infrastructure, reduce facility energy and water use, increase the use of renewable energy, and reduce fleet-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The

  11. NREL: Sustainable NREL - Sustainable Buildings

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    ... Renewable Energy Part of NREL's sustainability approach is to maximize on-site renewable energy generation. Renewable energy projects installed on campus include: Solar NREL's ...

  12. Developing Alaskan Sustainable Housing Training

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Hosted by the Association of Alaska Housing Authorities (AAHA), this three-day training event covers strategies and technical issues related to sustainable housing development.

  13. Sustainable Biofuels Development Center

    SciTech Connect

    Reardon, Kenneth F.

    2015-03-01

    The mission of the Sustainable Bioenergy Development Center (SBDC) is to enhance the capability of America’s bioenergy industry to produce transportation fuels and chemical feedstocks on a large scale, with significant energy yields, at competitive cost, through sustainable production techniques. Research within the SBDC is organized in five areas: (1) Development of Sustainable Crops and Agricultural Strategies, (2) Improvement of Biomass Processing Technologies, (3) Biofuel Characterization and Engine Adaptation, (4) Production of Byproducts for Sustainable Biorefining, and (5) Sustainability Assessment, including evaluation of the ecosystem/climate change implication of center research and evaluation of the policy implications of widespread production and utilization of bioenergy. The overall goal of this project is to develop new sustainable bioenergy-related technologies. To achieve that goal, three specific activities were supported with DOE funds: bioenergy-related research initiation projects, bioenergy research and education via support of undergraduate and graduate students, and Research Support Activities (equipment purchases, travel to attend bioenergy conferences, and seminars). Numerous research findings in diverse fields related to bioenergy were produced from these activities and are summarized in this report.

  14. SUSTAINABILITY NEWS

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    SUSTAINABILITY NEWS Earth Day Celebration at the Nationals Stadium was a Success Thank you to everyone who came out! The celebration was a success for both DOE and for the Washington Nationals, who scored eight runs in a win over the Minnesota Twins. Deputy Secretary of Energy Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, SPO Director John Shonder and other DOE leaders were on hand to welcome the crowds, and DOE's Sustainability video was shown on the jumbotrons throughout the stadium. To view photos from the

  15. SUSTAINABILITY SUPERSTAR

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Maura Miller is the Metering Program Administrator for Los Alamos National Laboratory. She is responsible for anything and everything when it comes to metered energy and water data. Her technical abilities provide the backbone to a successful, metric oriented sustainability program. She can be reached at mauram@lanl.gov. Send us your champion! SUSTAINABILITY NEWS Creating a Greener Data Center LBNL received the 2012 Larry R. Sautter Award from the University of California for work that improves

  16. Sustainable markets for sustainable energy

    SciTech Connect

    Millan, J.; Smyser, C.

    1997-12-01

    The author discusses how the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is involved in sustainable energy development. It presently has 50 loans and grants for non conventional renewable energy projects and ten grants for efficiency programs for $600 and $17 million respectively, representing 100 MW of power. The IDB is concerned with how to create a sustainable market for sustainable energy projects. The IDB is trying to work with government, private sector, NGOs, trading allies, credit sources, and regulators to find proper roles for such projects. He discusses how the IDB is working to expand its vision and objectives in renewable energy projects in Central and South America.

  17. Cost of presumptive source term Remedial Actions Laboratory for energy-related health research, University of California, Davis

    SciTech Connect

    Last, G.V.; Bagaasen, L.M.; Josephson, G.B.; Lanigan, D.C.; Liikala, T.L.; Newcomer, D.R.; Pearson, A.W.; Teel, S.S.

    1995-12-01

    A Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (RI/FS) is in progress at the Laboratory for Energy Related Health Research (LEHR) at the University of California, Davis. The purpose of the RI/FS is to gather sufficient information to support an informed risk management decision regarding the most appropriate remedial actions for impacted areas of the facility. In an effort to expedite remediation of the LEHR facility, the remedial project managers requested a more detailed evaluation of a selected set of remedial actions. In particular, they requested information on both characterization and remedial action costs. The US Department of Energy -- Oakland Office requested the assistance of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to prepare order-of-magnitude cost estimates for presumptive remedial actions being considered for the five source term operable units. The cost estimates presented in this report include characterization costs, capital costs, and annual operation and maintenance (O&M) costs. These cost estimates are intended to aid planning and direction of future environmental remediation efforts.

  18. Short-Term Energy Outlook

    Annual Energy Outlook

    This increased use of natural gas for electricity generation primarily reflects sustained low prices for the fuel. U.S. Energy Information Administration | Short-Term Energy ...

  19. 2015 Site Sustainability Plan | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Site Sustainability Plan 2015 Site Sustainability Plan The purpose of this Site Sustainability Plan (SSP) is to outline the strategies for managing, funding, and implementing sustainability-related activities within LM. This plan reflects the strategies in place and the progress made in accomplishing the goals and requirements established by multiple laws, Executive Orders, Presidential Memorandums, and DOE directives or memorandums. 2015 Site Sustainability Plan, U.S. Department of Energy

  20. 2016 Site Sustainability Plan | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Site Sustainability Plan 2016 Site Sustainability Plan The purpose of this Site Sustainability Plan (SSP) is to outline the strategies for managing, funding, and implementing sustainability-related activities within LM. This plan reflects the strategies in place and the progress made in accomplishing the goals and requirements established by multiple laws, Executive Orders, Presidential Memorandums, and DOE directives or memorandums. 2016 Site Sustainability Plan, U.S. Department of Energy

  1. High Performance Sustainable Building

    Directives, Delegations, and Other Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2008-06-20

    The guide supports DOE O 413.3A and provides useful information on the incorporation of high performance sustainable building principles into building-related General Plant Projects and Institutional General Plant Projects at DOE sites. Canceled by DOE G 413.3-6A. Does not cancel other directives.

  2. Federal Sustainable Print Management - DOE Directives, Delegations...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    No DNFSB: No Related History Exemptions Standards Related to: DOE O 436.1, Departmental Sustainability There are no exemptions listed for this document. There are no Technical...

  3. SUSTAINABILITY NEWS

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    OMB and CEQ release E.O. 13693 Implementing Instructions On June 10, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) released the Implementing Instructions for Executive Order (E.O.) 13693, Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade. The instructions provide clarifying guidance and goal calculation methodologies for goals within the new EO. The Implementation Instructions also identify the governing committees, organizations, working

  4. SUSTAINABILITY NEWS

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    EISA Section 432 Reporting is Underway; Due June 18, 2014 EISA Section 432 reporting is currently underway. The June reporting process covers comprehensive energy evaluations, projects, measurement & validation, and benchmarking. Pre-populated reporting templates were distributed through DOE program offices for dissemination to sites on May 22. Completed reports are due to the Sustainability Performance Office by June 18. For more information about EISA Section 432, visit:

  5. SUSTAINABILITY SUPERSTARS

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    A special thanks to our interns, Maya Macon and Matt Schneider, for all their hard work and support this summer. We valued their time with us and wish them luck while they complete their studies. Send us your champion! SUSTAINABILITY NEWS FEMP Launches 2013 Better Buildings Federal Award Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2013 Better Buildings Federal Award (BBFA), which recognizes the Federal government's highest- performing energy efficient buildings. The BBFA is part of the

  6. SUSTAINABILITY SUPERSTARS

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    SUSTAINABILITY SUPERSTARS Cutting the ribbon at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) for the Long Island Solar Farm on Nov. 18, 2011 are Doon Gibbs of BNL and Michael Holland of DOE Brookhaven Site Office along with local and commercial partners. Send us your champion! SUCCESS STORIES NREL Recycles 2,652 Pounds of Old Film Before moving to the new wing of the new LEED Platinum Research Support Facility, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) Publications Services needed a solution for

  7. Sustainable NREL

    ScienceCinema

    None

    2016-07-12

    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."

  8. Sustainability Policy

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Around the House Sustainability Around the House April 13, 2015 - 7:46am Addthis Rain barrels collect rain water and provide a free source of fresh water for your lawn. | Photo courtesy of iStockphoto/schulzie Rain barrels collect rain water and provide a free source of fresh water for your lawn. | Photo courtesy of iStockphoto/schulzie Christina Stowers Communications Specialist in the Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs Office How does it work? Choosing the right landscaping for your

  9. Bioenergy for Sustainable Development

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Deployment Markets Keynote Bioenergy for Sustainable Development Gerard Ostheimer, Global Lead, Sustainable Bioenergy High Impact Opportunity Of Sustainable Energy For All (SE4ALL)

  10. Active stewardship: sustainable future

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

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

  11. NREL: Sustainable NREL - About

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    About Sustainable NREL NREL proactively pursues sustainability in all its operations to ... Sustainability Integrated in Mission and Operation Fully integrated in the lab's mission ...

  12. About the Sustainability Performance Office | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    About the Sustainability Performance Office About the Sustainability Performance Office The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Sustainability Performance Office (SPO) oversees departmental sustainability efforts required by Executive Order 13693, Planning for Sustainability in the Next Decade and related Federal laws and regulations. SPO was created in 2010 to consolidate and streamline Departmental sustainability efforts. DOE Order 436.1, Departmental Sustainability, outlines the roles and

  13. Annual Sustainability Report FY 2014. Incorporates NREL Site Sustainability Plan

    SciTech Connect

    Rukavina, Frank

    2015-07-01

    NREL's Sustainability Program is responsible for upholding all executive orders, federal regulations, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) orders, and goals related to sustainable and resilient facility operations. But NREL continues to expand sustainable practices above and beyond the laboratory's regulations and requirements to ensure that the laboratory fulfills its mission into the future, leaves the smallest possible legacy footprint, and models sustainable operations and behaviors on national, regional, and local levels. The report, per the GRI reporting format, elaborates on multi-year goals relative to executive orders, achievements, and challenges; and success stories provide specific examples. A section called 'Sustaining NREL's Future Through Integration' provides insight into how NREL is successfully expanding the adoption of renewable energy technologies through integration.

  14. Contact the Sustainability Performance Office | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Home ¬Ľ About ¬Ľ Contact the Sustainability Performance Office Contact the Sustainability Performance Office The U.S. Department of Energy Sustainability Performance Office oversees departmental sustainability efforts required by Executive Order 13693 and related Federal laws and regulations. For additional information, contact the Sustainability Performance Office, 202-586-8645. SPO Home About Contact Us

  15. Interagency Sustainability Working Group

    Energy.gov [DOE]

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

  16. DOE Sustainability SPOtlight

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

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

  17. Sustainability innovation foundry %3CU%2B2013%3E FY13 : merging research and operations.

    SciTech Connect

    Mizner, Jack Harry,; Passell, Howard David; Keller, Elizabeth James Kistin; Gordon, Margaret Ellen; McNeish, Jerry A.; Sullivan, Kristina

    2013-12-01

    Sustainability is a critical national security issue for the U.S. and other nations. Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) is already a global leader in sustainability science and technology (SS&T) as documented in this report. This report documents the ongoing work conducted this year as part of the Sustainability Innovation Foundry (SIF). The efforts of the SIF support Sandia's national and international security missions related to sustainability and resilience revolving around energy use, water use, and materials, both on site at Sandia and externally. The SIF leverages existing Sandia research and development (R&D) in sustainability science and technology to support new solutions to complex problems. The SIF also builds on existing Sandia initiatives to support transformation of Sandia into a fully sustainable entity in terms of materials, energy, and water use. In the long term, the SIF will demonstrate the efficacy of sustainability technology developed at Sandia through prototyping and test bed approaches and will provide a common platform for support of solutions to the complex problems surrounding sustainability. Highlights from this year include the Sustainability Idea Challenge, improvements in facilities energy use, lectures and presentations from relevant experts in sustainability [Dr. Barry Hughes, University of Denver], and significant development of the Institutional Transformation (IX) modeling tools to support evaluation of proposed modifications to the SNL infrastructure to realize energy savings.

  18. Long-Term Surveillance and Maintenance Plan for the Former Laboratory for Energy-Related Health Research Federal Facility University of California, Davis

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    for the Former Laboratory for Energy-Related Health Research Federal Facility University of California, Davis September 2016 LMS/LEH/S07300-5.0 This page intentionally left blank U.S. Department of Energy LEHR Long-Term Surveillance and Maintenance Plan September 2016 Doc. No. S07300-5.0 Page i Contents Abbreviations ................................................................................................................................. iii 1.0 Introduction

  19. SUSTAINABILITY NEWS

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Presidential Memorandum Released on the Impacts of Drought On March 21, 2016, President Obama issued Presidential Memorandum: Building National Capabilities for Long-Term Drought Resilience and Long-Term Drought Resilience: Federal Action Plan of the National Drought Resilience Partnership. These two documents highlight the negative impacts drought can have on communities. The Federal Action Plan outlines the six resilience goals, while the memorandum explains the purpose and policies behind the

  20. Sustainable development: A HUD perspective

    SciTech Connect

    Goldfarb, E.

    1994-12-31

    Sustainable development is the current term now being used to describe the environmental movement. The term`s popularity can be traced to publication of Our Common Future, the report of the World Commission on Environment and Development (Brundtland Commission). Sustainable development means exactly what is implied; development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs (Brundtland Commission). It is another way of conveying the basic premise of {open_quotes}Spaceship Earth{close_quotes}; that our species has been given this planet to live on and we must carefully balance resource utilization if we want to endure more than a few generations, because this is all we`ve got. It is a natural evolution of the conservation and environmental movements into a format that recognizes that environmental issues cannot be viewed in isolation, but must be evaluated in a context of economic development (Powledge). Sustainable development is thus a broad term that encompasses many elements, depending upon the context. Such elements can include: 1 energy, 2 economic development, 3 pollution prevention, 4 biodiversity, 5 historic preservation, 6 social equity, and 7 recycling and solid waste disposal. One of the cornerstones of sustainable development is energy policy, since energy use is perhaps the most defining element of contemporary civilization. In the energy discipline, sustainability can best be paraphrased as living off one`s income as opposed to depleting ones capital. In other words, using solar, wind and other renewables rather than fossil fuels. Fossil fuels are limited and will eventually be depleted, therefore they cannot be considered sustainable. Another element embraced by sustainable development is biodiversity. The biodiversity movement is most sharply distinguished from traditional conservationism for its commitment to the principle of preserving and managing entire ecosystems.

  1. The road to sustainability

    SciTech Connect

    Sarrao, John L; Crabtree, George

    2009-01-01

    Sustainability is the hottest topic in energy research today, but what does it actually mean? George Crabtree and John Sarrao describe what makes a technology sustainable, and outline the materials-science challenges standing between us and clean, long-lasting energy. Although most people agree that more-sustainable energy technologies are desirable, they often find it harder to agree on exactly how sustainable these technologies need to be, and even precisely what is meant by sustainability. To clarify the debate, we suggest three criteria for sustainability, each of which captures a different feature of the problem. While we do not have the lUxury of achieving full sustainability for all of our next-generation energy technologies, we can use these definitions to select our strategic sustainability targets and track our progress toward achieving them. As will become clear, the most sustainable energy technologies require the most challenging fundamental science breakthroughs. The first criterion for sustainability is 'lasts a long time'. This quality has been a feature of many energy sources we have used historically, including wood in ancient times and oil throughout most of the 20th century. The definition of 'long time' is, of course, relative: the world's demand for energy long ago outpaced the ability of wood to supply it, and the production of oil is likely to peak sometime within the next few decades. Substantial reductions in the rate of oil consumption through higher-efficiency processes can significantly impact on how long non-renewable resources last. In applying the 'long time' criterion, we need to distinguish between energy sources that are effectively limitless and those that are finite but, for the moment, adequate. The second criterion for sustainability is 'does no harm'. Burning fossil fuels releases pollutants such as sulphur and mercury that endanger human health, as well as greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide that threaten climate stability

  2. Sustainability | Argonne National Laboratory

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Sustainability "Much of Argonne's cutting-edge research is dedicated to discovery and development of clean energy solutions. We are tasked with an extraordinary opportunity-to imagine energy quite differently from how it has been in the past. Our goal is to make energy affordable and safe, being aware of the environment, being aware of consumer needs, and analyzing long-term energy needs for the nation. Our task is to meet these fundamental challenges. At Argonne, not only do we invent new

  3. Long-term stability of organic carbon-stimulated chromatereduction in contaminated soils, and its relation to manganese redoxstatus

    SciTech Connect

    Tokunaga, Tetsu K.; Wan, Jiamin; Lanzirotti, Antonio; Sutton,Steve R.; Newville, Matthew; Rao, William

    2007-03-13

    In-situ reduction of toxic Cr(V1) to less hazardous Cr(II1)is becoming a popular strategy for remediating contaminated soils.However, the long term stability of reduced Cr remains to be understood,especially given the common presence of MnfIIIJV) oxides that reoxidizeCr(II1). This 4.6 year laboratory study tracked Cr and Mn redoxtransformations in soils contaminated with Cr(V1) which were then treatedwith different amounts of organic carbon (OC). Changes in Cr and Mnoxidation states within soils were directly and nondestructively measuredusing micro X-ray absorption near edge structure spectroscopy. Chromatereduction was roughly lst-order, and the extent of reduction was enhancedwith higher OC additions. However, significant Cr(||1) reoxidationoccurred in soils exposed to the highest Cr(V1) concentrations (2,560 mgkg"'). Transient Cr(II1) reoxidation up to 420 mg kg1 was measured at 1.1years after OC treatment, followed by further reduction. Chromateconcentrations increased by 220 mg kgm1a t the end of the study (4.6years) in one soil. The causal role that Mn oxidation state had inreoxidizing Cr was supported by trends in Mn K-edge energies. Theseresults provide strong evidence for longterm dependence of soil Croxidation states on balances between OC availability and Mn redoxstatus.

  4. Sustainable Federal Buildings and Campuses | Department of Energy

    Energy Saver

    of Energy Sustainability Performance Office FY 2015 Budget At-A-Glance Sustainability Performance Office FY 2015 Budget At-A-Glance The Sustainability Performance Office (SPO) is the Department of Energy's (DOE) lead for sustainability, including energy, water, land and paper conservation and use, greenhouse gas emission reductions, and other issues related to sustainability and the Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan (SSPP). The SPO provides support and assistance to the Under

  5. Sustainable NREL - Site Sustainability Plan FY 2015

    SciTech Connect

    None, None

    2015-01-01

    NREL's Site Sustainability Plan FY 2015 reports on sustainability plans for the lab for the year 2015 based on Executive Order Goals and provides the status on planned actions cited in the FY 2014 report.

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

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

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

  7. DOE Sustainability SPOtlight

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    7 October 2014 U.S. Department of Energy Sustainability Performance Office SUSTAINABILITY ANNOUNCEMENTS SPO Launches Sustainability Dashboard for Data Reporting and Analysis On October 7, the Sustainability Performance Office (SPO) launched the DOE Sustainability Dashboard to serve several important functions for DOE sustainability reporting. The Dashboard maintains historical datasets for each DOE site and National Laboratory and will collect current year data for reporting to the Office of

  8. Living a Sustainable Future

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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...

  9. Sustainability | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

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

  10. Analysis and Sustainability

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Analysis and Sustainability 2013 Project Peer Review Alison Goss Eng BETO Operations Lead ... industry Introduction: Analysis & Sustainability 3 | Bioenergy Technologies Office ...

  11. Sustainable Development Conference

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    team wins best paper award at Sustainable Development Conference October 22, 2015 LANL ... Best Paper Award at the Third Annual International Conference for Sustainable Development. ...

  12. Living a Sustainable Future

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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 ...

  13. Sustainable Nanomaterials Industry Perspective

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Industry Perspective U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Manufacturing Office Sustainable ... Uses renewable resources grown with sustainable forestry practices Encourages ...

  14. NREL: Sustainable NREL - Transportation

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    occupant vehicles trips throughout the day. Printable Version Sustainable NREL Home About Sustainable NREL Environment Greenhouse Gases Water Waste & Pollution Green Purchasing...

  15. NREL: Sustainable NREL - Webmaster

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    email address: Your message: Send Message Printable Version Sustainable NREL Home About Sustainable NREL Environment Buildings Community Outreach Did you find what you needed?...

  16. Sustainability Awards

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Suspect/Counterfeit and Defective Items Suspect/Counterfeit and Defective Items The Department of Energy (DOE) is committed to ensuring that items and components installed in safety-related or mission-critical applications meet their intended function and operability requirements. Therefore, EHSS has established a process for identifying Suspect/Counterfeit (S/CI) or Defective Items (DI) that are deemed safety-significant and broadly applicable to DOE facilities and for ensuring that action is

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

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    will better aid the adoption of more economically (in the long term) and environmentally sustainable methods of energy supply and utilization, both in the industrial, commercial...

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

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    green? Click image to learn more Next Enduring Environmental Stewardship Long-Term Strategy for Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Long-Term Strategy for Environmental...

  19. Relative Importance of Hip and Sacral Pain Among Long-Term Gynecological Cancer Survivors Treated With Pelvic Radiotherapy and Their Relationships to Mean Absorbed Doses

    SciTech Connect

    Waldenstroem, Ann-Charlotte; Department of Oncology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg ; Olsson, Caroline; Department of Radiation Physics, Institute of Clinical Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg ; Wilderaeng, Ulrica; Dunberger, Gail; Lind, Helena; Alevronta, Eleftheria; Al-Abany, Massoud; Department of Hospital Physics, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm ; Tucker, Susan; Avall-Lundqvist, Elisabeth; Johansson, Karl-Axel; Steineck, Gunnar; Division of Clinical Cancer Epidemiology, Department of Oncology-Pathology, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm

    2012-10-01

    Purpose: To investigate the relative importance of patient-reported hip and sacral pain after pelvic radiotherapy (RT) for gynecological cancer and its relationship to the absorbed doses in these organs. Methods and Materials: We used data from a population-based study that included 650 long-term gynecological cancer survivors treated with pelvic RT in the Gothenburg and Stockholm areas in Sweden with a median follow-up of 6 years (range, 2-15) and 344 population controls. Symptoms were assessed through a study-specific postal questionnaire. We also analyzed the hip and sacral dose-volume histogram data for 358 of the survivors. Results: Of the survivors, one in three reported having or having had hip pain after completing RT. Daily pain when walking was four times as common among the survivors compared to controls. Symptoms increased in frequency with a mean absorbed dose >37.5 Gy. Also, two in five survivors reported pain in the sacrum. Sacral pain also affected their walking ability and tended to increase with a mean absorbed dose >42.5 Gy. Conclusions: Long-term survivors of gynecological cancer treated with pelvic RT experience hip and sacral pain when walking. The mean absorbed dose was significantly related to hip pain and was borderline significantly related to sacral pain. Keeping the total mean absorbed hip dose below 37.5 Gy during treatment might lower the occurrence of long-lasting pain. In relation to the controls, the survivors had a lower occurrence of pain and pain-related symptoms from the hips and sacrum compared with what has previously been reported for the pubic bone.

  20. Office of Sustainability Support

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

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

  1. Sustainable Nanomaterials Industry Perspective

    Energy.gov [DOE]

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

  2. Science Serving Sustainability

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Science Goal 8: Science Serving Sustainability LANL takes opportunities to engage the surrounding communities in order to develop relationships fostering sustainable actions. Energy Conservation¬Ľ Efficient Water Use & Management¬Ľ High Performance Sustainable Buildings¬Ľ Greening Transportation¬Ľ Green Purchasing & Green Technology¬Ľ Pollution Prevention¬Ľ Science Serving Sustainability¬Ľ ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY GOALS at LANL Community involvement: Andy Erickson and Duncan McBranch

  3. Sustainability Performance Office

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    202-586-8645 | sustainability@hq.doe.gov Please consider the environment before printing. If you do print, please consider printing draft quality with black ink. DOE Sustainability SPOtlight U.S. Department of Energy Sustainability Performance Office August 2016 SPO Sustainability Dashboard to be Presented During 2016 Energy Exchange During the 2016 Energy Exchange, the Sustainability Performance Office (SPO) will be relaunching its latest version of the DOE Sus- tainability Dashboard.

  4. Federal Sustainable Print Management - DOE Directives, Delegations, and

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Requirements G 436.1-1, Federal Sustainable Print Management by Jake Wooley The Guide provides acceptable approaches for implementing the IT sustainability requirements and criteria required by DOE Order 436.1, Departmental Sustainability, dated 5-2-11, and related to the sustainability requirements contained in Executive Order 13693, "Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade." Does not cancel/supersede other directives. g4361-1.pdf -- PDF Document, 450 KB Writer:

  5. Sustainability Performance Office FY 2015 Budget At-A-Glance

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Sustainability Performance Office (SPO) is the Department of Energy's (DOE) lead for sustainability, including energy, water, land and paper conservation and use, greenhouse gas emission reductions, and other issues related to sustainability and the Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan (SSPP). The SPO provides support and assistance to the Under Secretaries, Power Marketing Administrations, and National Laboratories and sites, in support of all DOE sustainability efforts. The SPO ensures

  6. Sustainable NREL: From Integration to Innovation

    SciTech Connect

    2015-09-01

    NREL's sustainability practices are integrated throughout the laboratory and are essential to our mission to develop clean energy and energy efficiency technologies and practices, advance related science and engineering, and provide knowledge and innovations to integrate energy systems at all scales. Sustainability initiatives are integrated through our campus, our staff, and our environment allowing NREL to provide leadership in modeling a sustainability energy future for companies, organizations, governments, and communities.

  7. A method to assess social sustainability of capture fisheries: An application to a Norwegian trawler

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    Veldhuizen, L.J.L.; Berentsen, P.B.M.; Bokkers, E.A.M.; Boer, I.J.M. de

    2015-07-15

    Social sustainability assessment of capture fisheries is, both in terms of method development and measurement, not well developed. The objective of this study, therefore, was to develop a method consisting of indicators and rubrics (i.e. categories that articulate levels of performance) to assess social sustainability of capture fisheries. This method was applied to a Norwegian trawler that targets cod and haddock in the northeast Atlantic. Based on previous research, 13 social sustainability issues were selected. To measure the state of these issues, 17 process and outcome indicators were determined. To interpret indicator values, rubrics were developed for each indicator, using standards set by international conventions or data retrieved from national statistics, industry agreements or scientific publications that explore rubric scales. The indicators and rubrics were subsequently used in a social sustainability assessment of a Norwegian trawler. This assessment indicated that overall, social sustainability of this trawler is relatively high, with high rubric scores, for example, for worker safety, provisions aboard for the crew and companies' salary levels. The assessment also indicated that the trawler could improve on healthy working environment, product freshness and fish welfare during capture. This application demonstrated that our method provides insight into social sustainability at the level of the vessel and can be used to identify potential room for improvement. This method is also promising for social sustainability assessment of other capture fisheries. - Highlights: ‚ÄĘ A method was developed for social sustainability assessment of capture fisheries. ‚ÄĘ This method entailed determining outcome and process indicators for important issues. ‚ÄĘ To interpret indicator values, a rubric was developed for each indicator. ‚ÄĘ Use of this method gives insight into social sustainability and improvement options. ‚ÄĘ This method is promising for social

  8. Sustainable Nanomaterials Workshop

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    The Sustainable Nanomaterials Workshop (held in Washington, D.C., on June 26, 2012) gathered stakeholders from industry and academia to discuss the current state of the art for sustainable nanomat...

  9. 2014 DOE Sustainability Awards

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    The 2014 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Sustainability Awards continues efforts to recognize teams and individuals for their outstanding contributions to the Department’s sustainability mission, including accomplishments in managing pollution, waste, energy, water, and vehicle fleets.

  10. NREL Sustainability Analysis

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    Date: March 25, 2015 Technology Area: Sustainability PIs: Daniel Inman and Garvin Heath ... NREL Sustainability Analysis WBS 4.2.1.30 2 Goal - Air Emissions from Bioenergy Systems ...

  11. Sustainable Environmental Stewardship

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    DOE supports the understanding and implementation of sustainability programs throughout its network of laboratories and facilities. DOE provides corporate technical assistance, coordination, and integration to its operational units to help resolve sustainability issues and improve environmental performance.

  12. High Performance Sustainable Buildings

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Buildings Goal 3: High Performance Sustainable Buildings 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¬Ľ Efficient Water Use & Management¬Ľ High Performance Sustainable Buildings¬Ľ Greening Transportation¬Ľ Green Purchasing & Green Technology¬Ľ Pollution Prevention¬Ľ Science Serving Sustainability¬Ľ ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY GOALS at LANL The Radiological Laboratory

  13. Metrology for Sustainable Nanomaterials

    Energy.gov [DOE]

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

  14. Bioenergy for Sustainable Development

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    * Clean Cooking Solutions * Increased Agricultural Productivity * Energy from Municipal Solid Waste * Sustainable Aviation Biofuels * Cellulosic Ethanol HIO Leadership Structure ...

  15. Sustainability | The Ames Laboratory

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Sustainability Ames Laboratory is committed to environmental sustainability in all of its operations as outlined in the Laboratory's Site Sustainability Plan. Executive orders, such as Executive Order 13693, "Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade" sets goals for the reduction of the government's environmental footprint. The Laboratory's Environmental Management System Steering Committee (EMSSC) recommends goals and objectives to Executive Council that address the

  16. Sustainability | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Sustainability Sustainability Opening Plenary Session: Bioenergy Sustainability-Charting the Path toward a Viable Future Jody Endres, Assistant Professor, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois b13_endres_op-2.pdf (1.43 MB) More Documents & Publications Biomass 2013 Agenda 2015 Peer Review Presentations-Plenaries Biomass 2013: Breakout Speaker Biographies

  17. Sustainability Awards | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Sustainability Awards Sustainability Awards Significant sustainability achievements at U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) facilities are recognized in several ways. DOE recognizes...

  18. Sustainability Awards | Department of Energy

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    Sustainability Awards Sustainability Awards Significant sustainability achievements at U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) facilities are recognized in several ways. DOE recognizes ...

  19. Sustainability in Real Estate Operations

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Convention Center * Phoenix, Arizona Sustainability in Real Estate Operations Sustainability Sustainability Planning Eleni Reed GSA Public Buildings Service August 11, 2015 ...

  20. Sustainable Acquisition | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Acquisition Sustainable Acquisition Sustainable Acquisition Mission The team establishes a national approach to expand purchases of sustainable goods and services, including ...

  1. NREL: Sustainable NREL - Community Benefits

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    Community Benefits Essential to the lab's sustainability efforts is helping sustain the ... to help them replicate the lab's sustainability model Educating learners at all ...

  2. Sustainable Forest Bioenergy Initiative

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    Breger, Dwayne; Rizzo, Rob

    2011-09-20

    associated with biomass usage, an understanding of forest management trends including harvesting and fuel processing methods, and the carbon profile of utilizing forest based woody biomass for the emerging biomass markets. Each of the tasks and subtasks have provided an increased level of understanding to support new directives, policies and adaptation of existing regulations within Massachusetts. The project has provided the essential information to allow state policymakers and regulators to address emerging markets, while ensuring forest sustainability and understanding the complex science on CO2 accounting and impacts as a result of biomass harvesting for power generation. The public at large and electricity ratepayers in Massachusetts will all benefit from the information garnered through this project. This is a result of the state’s interest to provide financial incentives to only biomass projects that demonstrate an acceptable carbon profile, an efficient use of the constrained supply of fuel, and the harvest of biomass to ensure forest sustainability. The goals of the Massachusetts Sustainable Forest Bioenergy Initiative as proposed in 2006 were identified as: increase the diversity of the Massachusetts energy mix through biomass; promote economic development in the rural economy through forest industry job creation; help fulfill the state’s energy and climate commitments under the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard and Climate Protection Plan; assist the development of a biomass fuel supply infrastructure to support energy project demands; provide education and outreach to the public on the benefits and impacts of bioenergy; improve the theory and practice of sustainable forestry in the Commonwealth. Completed project activities summarized below will demonstrate the effectiveness of the project in meeting the above goals. In addition, as discussed above, Massachusetts DOER needed to make some modifications to its work plan and objectives during the term of this

  3. SNAPSHOT: A MODERN, SUSTAINABLE HOLDUP MEASUREMENT SYSTEM

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    Rowe, Nathan C; Younkin, James R; Smith, Steven E; Chapman, Jeffrey Allen; Dunn, Michael E; Stewart, Scott L

    2016-01-01

    SNAPSHOT is a software platform designed to eventually replace Holdup Measurement System 4 (HMS 4), which is the current state-of-the-art for acquisition and analysis of nondestructive assay measurement data for in situ nuclear materials, holdup, in support of criticality safety and material control and accounting. HMS 4 is over 10 years old and is currently unsustainable due to hardware and software incompatibilities that have arisen from advances in detector electronics, primarily updates to multi-channel analyzers (MCAs), and both computer and handheld operating systems. SNAPSHOT is a complete redesign of HMS 4 that addresses the issue of compatibility with modern MCAs and operating systems and that is designed with a flexible architecture to support long-term sustainability. It also provides an updated and more user friendly interface and is being developed under an NQA 1 software quality assurance (SQA) program to facilitate site acceptance for safety-related applications. This paper provides an overview of the SNAPSHOT project including details of the software development process, the SQA program, and the architecture designed to support sustainability.

  4. DOE Sustainability SPOtlight: Special Edition 2013 DOE Sustainability Awards

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

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

  5. Policy Perspective: Meeting the Challenge of the DOE Order 436.1 Departmental Sustainability - 12527

    SciTech Connect

    MacDonald, Jennifer C.

    2012-07-01

    DOE's Sustainability Performance Office is working to meet sustainability goals at DOE by implementing Executive Orders, Departmental policy, the DOE Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan (SSPP) and legislation related to sustainability. Through implementation of Executive Orders, Departmental policy, the SSPP, statutory requirements and regular reporting, analysis and communication, DOE's SPO is working to maintain and expand DOE's leadership in sustainability. (authors)

  6. Energy Security, Innovation & Sustainability Initiative

    SciTech Connect

    2010-04-30

    More than a dozen energy experts convened in Houston, Texas, on February 13, 2009, for the first in a series of four regionally-based energy summits being held by the Council on Competitiveness. The Southern Energy Summit was hosted by Marathon Oil Corporation, and participants explored the public policy, business and technological challenges to increasing the diversity and sustainability of U.S. energy supplies. There was strong consensus that no single form of energy can satisfy the projected doubling, if not tripling, of demand by the year 2050 while also meeting pressing environmental challenges, including climate change. Innovative technology such as carbon capture and storage, new mitigation techniques and alternative forms of energy must all be brought to bear. However, unlike breakthroughs in information technology, advancing broad-based energy innovation requires an enormous scale that must be factored into any equation that represents an energy solution. Further, the time frame for developing alternative forms of energy is much longer than many believe and is not understood by the general public, whose support for sustainability is critical. Some panelists estimated that it will take more than 50 years to achieve the vision of an energy system that is locally tailored and has tremendous diversity in generation. A long-term commitment to energy sustainability may also require some game-changing strategies that calm volatile energy markets and avoid political cycles. Taking a page from U.S. economic history, one panelist suggested the creation of an independent Federal Energy Reserve Board not unlike the Federal Reserve. The board would be independent and influence national decisions on energy supply, technology, infrastructure and the nation's carbon footprint to better calm the volatile energy market. Public-private efforts are critical. Energy sustainability will require partnerships with the federal government, such as the U.S. Department of Energy

  7. Environmental Sustainability Goals

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Sustainability Goals Environmental Sustainability Goals We are making sustainability a way of doing business at the Laboratory. Energy Conservation LANL continues to strive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to meet and surpass Department of Energy goals. The Lab's goal is to reduce emissions from energy use in our facilities and driving vehicles in our fleet by 28 percent. Greening Transportation LANL supports and encourages employees to reduce their personal greenhouse gas emissions by

  8. NREL Sustainability Analysis

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Date: March 25, 2015 Technology Area: Sustainability PIs: Daniel Inman and Garvin Heath Organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory This presentation does not contain any proprietary, confidential, or otherwise restricted information. NREL Sustainability Analysis WBS 4.2.1.30 2 Goal - Air Emissions from Bioenergy Systems NREL's sustainability analysis program aims to better understand air emissions from the biofuel supply chain, applicable air regulations and implications for cost,

  9. DOE Sustainability SPOtlight

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    8 November 2014 U.S. Department of Energy Sustainability Performance Office SUSTAINABILITY ANNOUNCEMENTS DOE Releases 2014 SSPP and Climate Change Adaptation Plan On October 31, 2014, as part of the President's Climate Action Plan, the Department of Energy (DOE) released its 2014 Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan (SSPP) and Climate Change Adaptation Plan (CCAP). Required by Executive Order (E.O.) 13514, Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance, the SSPP

  10. DOE Sustainability SPOtlight

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    6 September 2014 U.S. Department of Energy Sustainability Performance Office SUSTAINABILITY ANNOUNCEMENTS OMB/CEQ Ranks The Most Sustainable Agencies in the Federal Government In an effort to lead by example, the Obama administration has put forth multiple executive orders in hopes of leading agencies toward greener technology and lower greenhouse gas emissions. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has teamed up with the Council on Environmental Quality to track the progress of these

  11. Create a Sustainable Future

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    Create a Sustainable Future Image of river edge with text overlay of 'How does LANL accomplish future stewardship of the natural and historical resources?' We sample to detect any release of materials to the environment. We manage environmental concerns by eco region. We evaluate our impact on the environment. We consult with experts and stakeholders. We fund projects that reduce environmental effects. Create a Sustainable Future Home Planning for Years to Come Living a Sustainable Future

  12. SUSTAINABILITY SUPERSTAR Environmental Management's

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    Environmental Management's Donna Green is retiring! Donna began her DOE career at Argonne National Lab in 1998 before moving to EM in 2008 and quickly assuming the lead on their Sustainability program. She has led the charge to integrate sustainable practices into all aspects of the EM mission, and is one of the 2012 DOE Sustainability Award winners for that effort. We wish her well in her new endeavors! Send us your champion! SUSTAINABILITY NEWS 11 DOE Sites Win Awards in EPA 2012 Federal

  13. Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    "A sustainable society is one which satisfies its needs without diminishing the prospects of future generations."- Lester R. Brown, Founder and President, Worldwatch Institute

  14. Site Sustainability Plan

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    ... 10.3 Projected Human Health and Safety ... footage HPSB high-performance and sustainable building HRPP high-risk ... include continued emphasis on behavior change. ...

  15. High Performance Sustainable Buildings

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    science and bioscience capabiities. Occupational Medicine will become a High Performance Sustainable Building in 2013. On the former County landfill, a photovoltaic array field...

  16. Environmental Sustainability Stories

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    Stories Environmental Stories Our environmental stewardship commitment: we will cleanup the past, minimize impacts for current environmental operations, and create a sustainable ...

  17. WSHFC Sustainable Energy Program

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    The Washington State Housing Finance Commission (WSHFC) has established a Sustainable Energy Program to offer low-cost financing for new green construction, energy efficiency upgrades, and...

  18. Sustainability & Strategic Analysis

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    ... Technologies Office * Design cases of biofuel pathways * Environmental sustainability metrics for conversion stage * GREET analysis of full pathway to identify drivers of GHG ...

  19. NREL: Sustainable NREL - Cafeteria

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    Sustainability Features Composting and recycling bins Locally-sourced food Dual-rinse, water conserving dishwashers Methods for recycling stormwater Native and xeriscape ...

  20. Portsmouth Site Sustainability Team

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    Planning and coordination of recycling and other environmentally responsible efforts. Site Sustainability Team (SST). environmental stewardship and compliance, Executive Order Orders 13514 13423, Environmental Compliance, Acquisition, Cleanup, EMS, Energy, Greenhouse Gases, High Performance Buildings, NEPA, Electronics Stewardship, Pollution Prevention, Chemical Management, Sustainability, Transportation, Climate Change Adaption, Water Efficiency, Natural Resources and development and implementation of the PORTS Site Sustainability Plan Portsmouth Site Sustainability Plan. Fluor-B&W Portsmouth, Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth, BWCS BWXT Conversion Services, WEMS Wastren EnergX Mission Support.

  1. Sustainability Performance Office News

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    management-spo1461771 Sustainability Performance Office News en Executive Order 13693 Training Now Available On Demand http:energy.govmanagementspoarticles...

  2. Our Commitment to Bioenergy Sustainability

    SciTech Connect

    2015-06-18

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is committed to developing the resources, technologies, and systems needed to support a thriving bioenergy industry that protects natural resources and ad- vances environmental, economic, and social benefits. BETO’s Sustainability Technology Area proactively identifies and addresses issues that affect the scale-up potential, public acceptance, and long-term viability of advanced bioenergy systems; as a result, the area is critical to achieving BETO’s overall goals.

  3. Sustainability | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)

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    Sustainability Operations Program Management (OPM) OPM Home About Science Laboratories Infrastructure (SLI) Program Safeguards & Security (S&S) Program Sustainability Contact Information Operations Program Management U.S. Department of Energy SC-33/Germantown Building 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 P: (301) 903-8429 F: (301) 903-7047 More Information ¬Ľ Sustainability Print Text Size: A A A FeedbackShare Page Related Links SC 2014 Composite Sustainability Plan .pdf file

  4. DOE-NE Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program and EPRI Long...

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    2-24562 Revision 4 DOE-NE Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program and EPRI Long Term ... INLEXT-12-24562 Revision 4 DOE-NE Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program and EPRI ...

  5. Sustainability at BPA 2012

    SciTech Connect

    2012-12-01

    BPA‚Äôs Sustainability Action Plan is grounded in our commitment to environmental stewardship and Executive Order 13514 that calls on the federal agencies to ‚Äúlead by example‚ÄĚ 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.

  6. Hydroelectric power provides a cheap source of electricity with few carbon emissions. Yet, reservoirs are not operated sustainably, which we define as meeting societal needs for water and power while protecting long-term health of the river ecosystem. Reservoirs that generate hydropower are typically operated with the goal of maximizing energy reve

    SciTech Connect

    Jager, Yetta; Smith, Brennan T

    2008-02-01

    Hydroelectric power provides a cheap source of electricity with few carbon emissions. Yet, reservoirs are not operated sustainably, which we define as meeting societal needs for water and power while protecting long-term health of the river ecosystem. Reservoirs that generate hydropower are typically operated with the goal of maximizing energy revenue, while meeting other legal water requirements. Reservoir optimization schemes used in practice do not seek flow regimes that maximize aquatic ecosystem health. Here, we review optimization studies that considered environmental goals in one of three approaches. The first approach seeks flow regimes that maximize hydropower generation, while satisfying legal requirements, including environmental (or minimum) flows. Solutions from this approach are often used in practice to operate hydropower projects. In the second approach, flow releases from a dam are timed to meet water quality constraints on dissolved oxygen (DO), temperature and nutrients. In the third approach, flow releases are timed to improve the health of fish populations. We conclude by suggesting three steps for bringing multi-objective reservoir operation closer to the goal of ecological sustainability: (1) conduct research to identify which features of flow variation are essential for river health and to quantify these relationships, (2) develop valuation methods to assess the total value of river health and (3) develop optimal control softwares that combine water balance modelling with models that predict ecosystem responses to flow.

  7. Implementation of global energy sustainability

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    Grob, G.R.

    1998-02-01

    The term energy sustainability emerged from the UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio 1992, when Agenda 21 was formulated and the Global Energy Charter proclaimed. Emission reductions, total energy costing, improved energy efficiency, and sustainable energy systems are the four fundamental principles of the charter. These principles can be implemented in the proposed financial, legal, technical, and education framework. Much has been done in many countries toward the implementation of the Global Energy Charter, but progress has not been fast enough to ease the disastrous effects of the too many ill-conceived energy systems on the environment, climate, and health. Global warming is accelerating, and pollution is worsening, especially in developing countries with their hunger for energy to meet the needs of economic development. Asian cities are now beating all pollution records, and greenhouse gases are visibly changing the climate with rising sea levels, retracting glaciers, and record weather disasters. This article presents why and how energy investments and research money have to be rechanneled into sustainable energy, rather than into the business-as-usual of depleting, unsustainable energy concepts exceeding one trillion dollars per year. This largest of all investment sectors needs much more attention.

  8. Bioenergy Sustainability: How to Define & Measure It

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    (BETO) Project Peer Review Bioenergy Sustainability: How to Define & Measure It Date: March 23, 2015 Technology Area Review: Analysis & Sustainability Principal Investigator: Virginia Dale Organization: Oak Ridge National Laboratory This presentation does not contain any proprietary, confidential, or otherwise restricted information. http://www.ornl.gov/sci/ees/cbes/ Goal Statement * Goal: Enable long- term supply of sustainable feedstock & bioenergy - Identify key indicators of how

  9. Energy Department to Host First Sustainable Transportation Summit |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy to Host First Sustainable Transportation Summit Energy Department to Host First Sustainable Transportation Summit Addthis Description Below is the text version for "Energy Department to Host First Sustainable Transportation Summit." Text Version The video opens by showing an electric car driving down the street. A voice starts talking. I think we've made a lot of progress over the last ten years in terms of seeing the cost of technologies starting to fall,

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

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    Mori, Koichiro; Christodoulou, Aris

    2012-01-15

    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

  11. Case Studies in Sustainable Development in the Coal Industry...

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    performance. The diversity of the case studies illustrates the complex and challenging nature of sustainable development. Most relate to the top priority identified in the 2002...

  12. Defining and Establishing the Role of a Sustainability Manager

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This webinar covered guidance to help EECBG and SEP recipients establish an energy resource or sustainability program by outlining a range of options for staffing and funding a program, understanding how an energy manager's role can work with other departments and partners, and long-term program sustainability.

  13. The silver bullet myth of sustainable energy savings

    SciTech Connect

    Pasqualetti, Martin J.; Tabbert, Michael K.; Boscamp, Robert L.

    2010-10-15

    Especially in the U.S., people like to think that solving problems just requires finding the proper ''silver bullet.'' Such fixes are not sustainable. Any utility company wanting sustainable long-term savings in personal energy demand requires a more thorough commitment that might be referred to as ''head'' (education), ''heart'' (motivation), and ''hands'' (action). (author)

  14. NREL: Transportation Research - Sustainable Mobility Initiative

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    Mobility Initiative Graphic of four concentric circles starting with the traveler and branching out to encompass the vehicle, transport system, and built environment. NREL's Sustainable Mobility Initiative approaches sustainable transportation as a network of travelers, services, and environments-rather than just vehicles and roads-using connectivity and automation to optimize mobility and significantly reduce related energy consumption. This concept of an intelligent, integrated, and dynamic

  15. Better Buildings Residential Network Program Sustainability Peer...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Buildings Residential Network Program Sustainability Peer Exchange Call: Complementary ... and more diverse 13 Future Program Sustainability Call Topics * Program Sustainability ...

  16. Department of Energy 2013 Sustainability Awards Information ...

    Energy Saver

    3 Sustainability Awards Information Department of Energy 2013 Sustainability Awards Information Flyer list 2013 Sustainability Awards nomination and category information. ...

  17. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Sustainability Peer Exchange...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Sustainability Peer Exchange Call: Regional Networks ... provide. 142013 21 Future Program Sustainability Call Topics Program Sustainability ...

  18. Sustainability in Existing Federal Buildings | Department of...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Facilities Sustainable Buildings & Campuses Sustainability in Existing Federal Buildings Sustainability in Existing Federal Buildings The General Services Administration ...

  19. Diversity & Flexibility Key to Sustainability | Department of...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Diversity & Flexibility Key to Sustainability Diversity & Flexibility Key to Sustainability Plenary V: Biofuels and Sustainability: Acknowledging Challenges and Confronting ...

  20. Argonne receives 2014 Illinois Governor's Sustainability Award...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Argonne receives 2014 Illinois Governor's Sustainability Award By Else Tennessen * ... Illinois Sustainable Technology Center's 2014 Illinois Governor's Sustainability Award. ...

  1. Enabling Sustainable Acquisition by Improving Procurement Systems...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Enabling Sustainable Acquisition by Improving Procurement Systems Enabling Sustainable Acquisition by Improving Procurement Systems Enabling Sustainable Acquisition by Improving ...

  2. Sustainable Nanomaterials from Forest Products: Umaine Perspective...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Sustainable Nanomaterials from Forest Products: Umaine Perspective Sustainable Nanomaterials from Forest Products: Umaine Perspective Sustainable Nanomaterials from Forest Products ...

  3. Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Program | Department...

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    Nuclear Reactor Technologies Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Program Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Program Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) ...

  4. Light Water Reactor Sustainability Technical Documents | Department...

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    Nuclear Reactor Technologies Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program Light Water Reactor Sustainability Technical Documents Light Water Reactor Sustainability Technical ...

  5. Sustainability Research | The Ames Laboratory

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    Sustainability Awards Sustainability Awards Significant sustainability achievements at U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) facilities are recognized in several ways. DOE recognizes exemplary performance by sites and individuals through DOE's annual Sustainability Awards. DOE's Federal and contractor staff are also eligible for recognition through several government-wide programs. For information about these awards programs, see the descriptions below. DOE Sustainability Awards The Sustainability

  6. Department of Energy 2013 Sustainability Award Categories

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    Sustainability Performance Office sustainability@hq.doe.gov Department of Energy 2016 Sustainability Awards Information The DOE Sustainability Awards recognize exemplary ...

  7. Developing Alaskan Sustainable Housing

    Energy.gov [DOE]

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

  8. High Performance Sustainable Building

    Directives, Delegations, and Other Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2011-11-09

    This Guide highlights the DOE O 413.3B drivers for incorporating high performance sustainable building (HPSB) principles into Critical Decisions 1 through 4 and provides guidance for implementing the Order's HPSB requirements.

  9. High Performance Sustainable Building

    Directives, Delegations, and Other Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2011-11-09

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

  10. Create a Sustainable Future

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    Create a Sustainable Future Image of river edge with text overlay of 'How does LANL accomplish future stewardship of the natural and historical resources?' We sample to detect any...

  11. Fermilab | Sustainability | Nature/Ecology

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

  12. Enthusiastic employees: sustaining the Earth

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    Sustainable Building, achieving major federal sustainability goals by incorporating green improvements and practices. Energy usage in this building alone dropped by 20 percent.

  13. Sustainable Nanomaterials Workshop - Participants List

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    Sustainable Nanomaterials Workshop June 26 th , 2012 - Washington, D.C. Participant List ... of Maine Barry Goodell Department of Sustainable Biomaterials Gopal Goyal International ...

  14. Sustainable Transportation - Continuum Magazine | NREL

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    A Closer Look Slideshow: Sustainable Transportation NREL research, development, and ... Continuum Sustainable Transportation Fall 2013 Issue 5 Download the print version. RSS ...

  15. LANL Sustainable Design Guide- Appendices

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    Appendices A through H for the LANL Sustainable Design Guide containing best practices, orders, regulations, laws, climate charts and other important information for sustainable design buildings.

  16. A territorial understanding of sustainability in public development

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    Peti, Marton

    2012-01-15

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

  17. Overview of the US Department of Energy Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program

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    K. A. McCarthy; D. L. Williams; R. Reister

    2012-05-01

    The US Department of Energy Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program is focused on the long-term operation of US commercial power plants. It encompasses two facets of long-term operation: (1) manage the aging of plant systems, structures, and components so that nuclear power plant lifetimes can be extended and the plants can continue to operate safely, efficiently, and economically; and (2) provide science-based solutions to the nuclear industry that support implementation of performance improvement technologies. An important aspect of the Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program is partnering with industry and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to support and conduct the long-term research needed to inform major component refurbishment and replacement strategies, performance enhancements, plant license extensions, and age-related regulatory oversight decisions. The Department of Energy research, development, and demonstration role focuses on aging phenomena and issues that require long-term research and/or unique Department of Energy laboratory expertise and facilities and are applicable to all operating reactors. This paper gives an overview of the Department of Energy Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program, including vision, goals, and major deliverables.

  18. Sustainability | Jefferson Lab

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    Sustainability Jefferson Lab is a high-energy mission-specific facility and is significantly expanding its scientific and support facilities. The expanded facilities will result in a significant increase in energy requirements. But the lab is committed to achieving a diverse set of sustainability goals. These include Energy Utilization Intensity reduction, Renewable energy applications, Fleet Petroluem management, Advanced Energy Metering, LEED Gold certification compliance in new construction

  19. at Sustainable Development Conference

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    wins best paper award at Sustainable Development Conference October 22, 2015 Los Alamos researchers Yongchao Yang, Alessandro Cattaneo and David Mascare√Īas of the National Security Education Center-Engineering Institute (NSEC-EI) recently received the Best Paper Award at the Third Annual International Conference for Sustainable Development. Their winning paper is "Potential Structural Health Monitoring Tools to Mitigate Corruption in the Construction Industry Associated with Rapid

  20. Sustainability at BPA 2013

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    2013-12-01

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

  1. Nissan Sustainability Showcase: 21st Century Sustainable Manufacturing

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    2010-04-19

    Presentation from the Save Energy Now LEADER Industrial Sustainability and Energy Management Showcase.

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

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    White, Lisa; Noble, Bram F.

    2013-09-15

    This paper examines the strategic environmental assessment (SEA)‚Äďsustainability 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 ‚Äėsustainability‚Äô or ‚Äėsustainable development‚Äô and ‚Äėstrategic environmental assessment‚Äô 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 ‚Äėmore sustainable‚Äô 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: ‚Ėļ There is significant potential for SEA to support sustainability in PPP development. ‚Ėļ However, there are still many barriers in place that challenge SEA for sustainability. ‚Ėļ The scope and approaches to sustainability in SEA must be better defined and described. ‚Ėļ Guidance is needed to

  3. Interim Data Changes in the Short-term Energy Outlook Data Systems Related to Electric Power Sector and Natural Gas Demand Data Revisions (Released in the STEO December 2002)

    Reports and Publications

    2002-01-01

    Beginning with the December 2002 issue of the Energy Information Administration's Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), electricity generation and related fuel consumption totals will be presented on a basis that is consistent with the definitions and aggregates used in the 2001 edition of EIA's Annual Energy Review (AER). Particularly affected by these changes are the demand and balancing item totals for natural

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

    Directives, Delegations, and Other Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

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

  5. New - DOE G 436.1-1, Federal Sustainable Print Management

    Directives, Delegations, and Other Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

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

  6. SUSTAINABILITY ANNOUNCEMENTS 2014 DOE Sustainability Awards Now Accepting Nominations

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    2014 DOE Sustainability Awards Now Accepting Nominations The Sustainability Performance Office (SPO) sponsors the DOE Sustainability Awards to recognize outstanding achievements of teams and individuals at DOE facilities across the country. The DOE Sustainability Awards celebrate programs, projects, and people that advance the Department's sustainability mission, including excellence in energy, water, and vehicle fleet management. The process for submitting nominations for the 2014 Awards is

  7. A Blueprint for Urban Sustainability: Integrating Sustainable Energy

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    Practices into Metropolitan Planning, May 2004 | Department of Energy A Blueprint for Urban Sustainability: Integrating Sustainable Energy Practices into Metropolitan Planning, May 2004 A Blueprint for Urban Sustainability: Integrating Sustainable Energy Practices into Metropolitan Planning, May 2004 This 2004 document is a resource designed to help cities develop sustainable energy plans that will enable communities to meet their present needs without compromising the ability of future

  8. Los Alamos National Laboratory announces strategy for long-term

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    environmental sustainability Strategy for long-term environmental sustainability Los Alamos National Laboratory announces strategy for long-term environmental sustainability Provides a blueprint for protecting the environment while accomplishing the Lab's national security missions. March 1, 2013 Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience,

  9. Site Sustainability Plan

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    Jefferson Lab 2015 Site Sustainability Plan i Table of Contents I Executive Summary 1 DOE Goal Summary Table 3 II Performance Review and Plan Narrative Goal #1: Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reduction 1.1 28% Scope 1&2 GHG Reduction by FY '20 from FY '08 Baseline 6 1.1.1 Performance Status 1.1.2 Plans, Actions and Projected Performance 1.2 13% Scope 3 GHG Reduction by FY '20 from FY '08 Baseline 7 1.2.1 Performance Status 1.2.2 Plans, Actions and Projected Performance Goal #2: Sustainable Buildings

  10. Sustainability Performance Office

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    October 2016 Sustainability Announcements Upcoming Events October 3rd-7th: SPO to upload un- locked FIMS data 27th: Sustainability Working Group Meeting, 2-3:30pm November 1st-8th: SPO to QA/QC data and work with sites to finalize FY 2016 data 2nd-3rd: Federal Utility Part- nership Working Group (FUPWG) Seminar Training On-Demand Visit FEMP's Training Search for a compre- hensive collection of on- demand trainings. October 19th UESC Training for Utility Representatives October 31st - November

  11. Term Appointments

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    A term appointment is a non-permanent time limited appointment for a period of more than 1 year but not more than 4 years.† The appointment allows eiligibility for benefits and retirement coverage.

  12. Not planning a sustainable transport system

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    Finnveden, Göran Åkerman, Jonas

    2014-04-01

    The overall objective of the Swedish transport policy is to ensure the economically efficient and sustainable provision of transport services for people and business throughout the country. More specifically, the transport sector shall, among other things, contribute to the achievement of environmental quality objectives in which the development of the transport system plays an important role in the achievement of the objectives. The aim of this study is to analyse if current transport planning supports this policy. This is done by analysing two recent cases: the National Infrastructure Plan 2010‚Äď2021, and the planning of Bypass Stockholm, a major road investment. Our results show that the plans are in conflict with several of the environmental quality objectives. Another interesting aspect of the planning processes is that the long-term climate goals are not included in the planning processes, neither as a clear goal nor as factor that will influence future transport systems. In this way, the long-term sustainability aspects are not present in the planning. We conclude that the two cases do not contribute to a sustainable transport system. Thus, several changes must be made in the processes, including putting up clear targets for emissions. Also, the methodology for the environmental assessments needs to be further developed and discussed. - Highlights: ‚ÄĘ Two cases are studied to analyse if current planning supports a sustainable transport system. ‚ÄĘ Results show that the plans are in conflict with several of the environmental quality objectives. ‚ÄĘ Long-term climate goals are not included in the planning processes. ‚ÄĘ Current practices do not contribute to a sustainable planning processes. ‚ÄĘ Methodology and process for environmental assessments must be further developed and discussed.

  13. Strategies for Sustainability: The Role of Innovation and Customization

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    Placet, Marylynn; Anderson, Roger G.; Fowler, Kimberly M.

    2005-09-01

    Sustainable development involves three general goals ‚Äď environmental stewardship, social responsibility and economic prosperity for both the organization and its stakeholders. In a successful sustainability-focused business strategy, these three goals will be inter-related and supportive of each other. Developing such a strategy requires careful study and analysis to deeply understand sustainability-related opportunities and threats. Based on Battelle‚Äôs consulting work with organizations such as the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, the cement industry, the State of Arizona, and others, innovation is a key element of sustainability-focused business strategy. Furthermore, such business strategies must be customized to meet the organization‚Äôs core competencies, financial situation, skills, resources, and the sustainability challenges it faces

  14. Metrology for Sustainable Nanomaterials

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    Institute of Standards and Technology -Physical Measurement Laboratory Michael T. Postek, PhD. Semiconductor and Dimensional Metrology Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899 Metrology for Sustainable Nanomaterials National Institute of Standards and Technology -Physical Measurement Laboratory * NIST is the nations measurement and standards laboratory * Leverages the knowledge gained from work on other nanomaterials * Requirement for both basic (research

  15. Analysis and Sustainability

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    Analysis and Sustainability 2013 Project Peer Review Alison Goss Eng BETO Operations Lead 2 | Bioenergy Technologies Office Expanding to commercial-scale volumes while delivering on the promise of clean renewable energy requires proactively: * Understanding resource availability * Considering complex policy, socioeconomic, market, and environmental factors * Developing beneficial collaborative solutions with diverse stakeholders * Promoting technologies and best practices that enable a viable,

  16. SUSTAINABILITY NEWS 2016 Site Sustainability Plan (SSP) Guidance Issued

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    2016 Site Sustainability Plan (SSP) Guidance Issued On September 18, the Sustainability Performance Office (SPO) issued guidance for annual sustainability data reporting. The 2016 Site Sustainability Plan (SSP) Guidance, Consolidated Energy Data Report (CEDR) Technical Support Document (TSD), and pre-populated site CEDRs were distributed to HQ program points of contact for further dissemination to the field. Completed SSPs and CEDRs are due to the SPO by December 7. Beginning October 14, the SPO

  17. SUSTAINABILITY NEWS CEQ Issues Revised Guiding Principles for Sustainable

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    CEQ Issues Revised Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has issued revisions to the Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings (Guiding Principles) per Executive Order (E.O.) 13693, Planning for Federal Sustainability for the Next Decade. The new Guiding Principles updates and replaces the High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Guidance issued by CEQ in December 2008. These guidelines outline the new

  18. Sustainable Acquisition | Department of Energy

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    The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Sustainable Acquisition Program serves to ensure the purchase of more sustainable products by working with DOE sites to help them integrate ...

  19. Sustainable Biomass Supply Systems

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

    2009-04-01

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

  20. Standard Terms and Conditions | NREL

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    Standard Terms and Conditions Documents related to NREL's standard terms and conditions for subcontracts or purchase orders are available below. Standard Terms and Conditions - Appendix B Appendix B-1 (07/11/14) Standard Terms and Conditions for (1) Cost Sharing, (2) Cost Reimbursement, and (3) Cost Plus Fixed Fee. Appendix B-2 (07/11/14) Standard Terms and Conditions for Fixed-Price or Fixed Unit-Price Level of Effort Research and Development Subcontracts for (1) Commercial Concerns, (2)

  1. Sustainable Bioenergy | Argonne National Laboratory

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    Sustainable Bioenergy Sustainable Bioenergy Argonne's research in bioenergy includes topics associated with feedstock production and biomass conversion. Argonne scientists also conduct cross-cutting research to examine biofuel sustainability with regards to energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, and water impacts. The overall objective of this research is to reduce costs and improve sustainability in the biofuel supply chain. Bioenergy research team Video: Biofuel technology at Argonne

  2. NREL's Sustainable Campus Overview

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    Rukavina, Frank; Pless, Shanti

    2015-04-06

    The high-performance buildings across the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) South Table Mountain campus incorporate a number of state-of-the art energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, making them models for sustainability. Each building, designed to meet the Gold or Platinum standards of the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED¬ģ) program, brings NREL closer to developing the campus of the future.

  3. Site Sustainability Plan

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    5 DOE ORDER 436.1 SITE SUSTAINABILITY PLAN Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory PPPL is operated by Princeton University for the U.S. Department of Energy under contract DE-AC02-09CH1 PLAN APPROVAL Robert S. Sheneman Deputy Head Environment, Safety, Health & Security Department Michael Viola Head, Facilities & Site Services Division Jerry D. Levine Head, Environment, Safety, Health & Security Department William B. Davis Head, Information Technology Department, CIO Michael D. Williams

  4. Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuels

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    Aviation Administration Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuels Update on ASTM Approval Nate Brown U.S. Federal Aviation Administration May 18, 2012 2 Federal Aviation Administration How a Fuel Gets Approved ASTM Balloting Process Specification Properties Engine/APU Testing Fit-For-Purpose Properties Component/Rig Testing ASTM Research Report ASTM Specification Accept ASTM Review & Ballot Re-Eval As Required Reject ASTM Specification Accept ASTM Review & Ballot Re-Eval As Required Reject ASTM

  5. Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuels

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    Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuels Life Cycle GHG Emissions Modeling Jim Hileman U.S. Federal Aviation Administration May 18, 2012 2 Federal Aviation Administration Life Cycle GHG Emissions Stage #1: Extraction of resource (e.g., crude oil, natural gas, coal, biomass) Stage #2: Pipeline, tanker, rail and truck transport to refinery Stage #3: Refinement to produce transportation fuel (e.g., gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel) Stage #4: Pipeline transportation, blending with additives, transport to

  6. NREL: Technology Deployment - NREL's Long-Term Relationship with GSA Stands

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    the Test of Time NREL's Long-Term Relationship with GSA Stands the Test of Time News NREL Helps Federal Agencies Reach New Efficiency Targets Publications Plug-Load Control and Behavioral Change Research in GSA Office Buildings Sponsors U.S. General Services Administration Related Stories Strengthening Homeland Security through Sustainable Energy Alaska Native Village Benefits from Strategic Energy Planning Assistance U.S. Navy Yielding Valuable Results in Hawaii and Guam Fossil Fuel

  7. Sustainable Agriculture Network | Open Energy Information

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    Agriculture Network Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Sustainable Agriculture Network Name: Sustainable Agriculture Network Website: clima.sanstandards.org References: Sustainable...

  8. Contact the Sustainability Performance Office | Department of...

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    Performance Office Contact the Sustainability Performance Office The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Sustainability Performance Office (SPO) oversees departmental sustainability...

  9. Go Sustainable Energy, LLC | Open Energy Information

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    Sustainable Energy, LLC Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Go Sustainable Energy, LLC Name: Go Sustainable Energy, LLC Address: 3857 N. High Street, Suite 208 Place: Columbus, Ohio...

  10. EERE FY 2016 Budget Overview -- Sustainable Transportation |...

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    Sustainable Transportation EERE FY 2016 Budget Overview -- Sustainable Transportation Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy FY 2016 Budget Overview -- Sustainable...

  11. Alliance for Sustainable Colorado | Open Energy Information

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    for Sustainable Colorado Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Alliance for Sustainable Colorado Name: Alliance for Sustainable Colorado Address: 1536 Wynkoop Street Place: Denver,...

  12. Is sustainability science really a science?

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

  13. Sustainability in Bioenergy: A Nation Connected | Department...

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    Sustainability in Bioenergy: A Nation Connected Sustainability in Bioenergy: A Nation Connected Addthis "Sustainability in Bioenergy: A Nation Connected" is a short documentary ...

  14. 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 (192.76 KB) More ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. WORKSHOP: SUSTAINABILITY IN MANUFACTURING AGENDA AND OVERVIEW...

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    WORKSHOP: SUSTAINABILITY IN MANUFACTURING AGENDA AND OVERVIEW WORKSHOP: SUSTAINABILITY IN MANUFACTURING AGENDA AND OVERVIEW PDF icon Sustainable Manufacturing Workshop Agenda.pdf ...

  17. Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program - Integrated Program...

    Energy Saver

    Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program - Integrated Program Plan Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program - Integrated Program Plan The Light Water Reactor Sustainability ...

  18. CHP: Effective Energy Solutions for a Sustainable Future, December 2008 |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy Effective Energy Solutions for a Sustainable Future, December 2008 CHP: Effective Energy Solutions for a Sustainable Future, December 2008 Combined Heat and Power (CHP) solutions represent a proven and effective near-term energy option to help the United States enhance energy efficiency, ensure environmental quality, promote economic growth, and foster a robust energy infrastructure. This report describes in detail the four key areas where CHP has proven its

  19. Striving for Environmental, Security, Safety and Health and Sustainability

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    Excellence | Department of Energy Striving for Environmental, Security, Safety and Health and Sustainability Excellence Striving for Environmental, Security, Safety and Health and Sustainability Excellence FE's FY 2011 Environment, Security, Safety and Health Annual Report. FE's FY 2011 ESS&H Annual Report (7.35 MB) More Documents & Publications Long-Term Strategic Review (LTSR) of the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) Report to Congress Fossil Energy Today - Fourth Quarter,

  20. Applications of aggregation theory to sustainability assessment

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    Pollesch, N.; Dale, V. H.

    2015-04-01

    In order to aid in transition towards operations that promote sustainability goals, researchers and stakeholders use sustainability assessments. Although assessments take various forms, many utilize diverse sets of indicators that can number anywhere from two to over 2000. Indices, composite indicators, or aggregate values are used to simplify high dimensional and complex data sets and to clarify assessment results. Although the choice of aggregation function is a key component in the development of the assessment, there are few examples to be found in literature to guide appropriate aggregation function selection. This paper develops a connection between the mathematical study ofmore¬†¬Ľ aggregation functions and sustainability assessment in order to aid in providing criteria for aggregation function selection. Relevant mathematical properties of aggregation functions are presented and interpreted. Lastly, we provide cases of these properties and their relation to previous sustainability assessment research. Examples show that mathematical aggregation properties can be used to address the topics of compensatory behavior and weak versus strong sustainability, aggregation of data under varying units of measurements, multiple site multiple indicator aggregation, and the determination of error bounds in aggregate output for normalized and non-normalized indicator measures.¬ę¬†less

  1. Applications of aggregation theory to sustainability assessment

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    Pollesch, N.; Dale, V. H.

    2015-04-01

    In order to aid in transition towards operations that promote sustainability goals, researchers and stakeholders use sustainability assessments. Although assessments take various forms, many utilize diverse sets of indicators that can number anywhere from two to over 2000. Indices, composite indicators, or aggregate values are used to simplify high dimensional and complex data sets and to clarify assessment results. Although the choice of aggregation function is a key component in the development of the assessment, there are few examples to be found in literature to guide appropriate aggregation function selection. This paper develops a connection between the mathematical study of aggregation functions and sustainability assessment in order to aid in providing criteria for aggregation function selection. Relevant mathematical properties of aggregation functions are presented and interpreted. Lastly, we provide cases of these properties and their relation to previous sustainability assessment research. Examples show that mathematical aggregation properties can be used to address the topics of compensatory behavior and weak versus strong sustainability, aggregation of data under varying units of measurements, multiple site multiple indicator aggregation, and the determination of error bounds in aggregate output for normalized and non-normalized indicator measures.

  2. Sustainable roofs with real energy savings

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

    1996-12-31

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

  3. Searching for Sustainable and "Greener" Li-ion Batteries

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    Tarascon, Jean-Marie [University of Picardie at Aimens, France

    2016-07-12

    Lithium-ion batteries are strong candidates for powering upcoming generations of hybrid electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. But improvements in safety must be achieved while keeping track of materials resources and abundances, as well as materials synthesis and recycling processes, all of which could inflict a heavy energy cost. Thus, electrode materials that have a minimum footprint in nature and are made via eco-efficient processes are sorely needed. The arrival of electrode materials based on minerals such as LiFePO4 (tryphilite) is a significant, but not sufficient, step toward the long-term demand for materials sustainability. The eco-efficient synthesis of LiFePO4 nanopowders via hydrothermal/ solvo-thermal processes using latent bases, structure directing templates, or other bio-related approaches will be presented in this talk. However, to secure sustainability and greeness, organic electrodes appear to be ideal candidates.... We took a fresh look at organic based electrodes; the results of this research into sequentially metal-organic-framework electrodes and Li-based organic electrodes (LixCyOz) will be reported and discussed.

  4. Particle and recycling control in translation, confinement, and sustainment upgrade

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    Grossnickle, J. A.; Vlases, G. C.; Hoffman, A. L.; Melnik, P. A.; Milroy, R. D.; Tankut, A.; Velas, K. M.

    2010-03-15

    Previous work in the translation, confinement, and sustainment upgrade (TCSU) device [H. Y. Guo et al., Phys. Plasmas 15, 056101 (2008)] demonstrated improved plasma parameters; higher temperature, higher poloidal magnetic field, increased current drive, and increased energy confinement, for rotating magnetic field (RMF) driven field reversed configurations (FRC) relative to the earlier TCS device. This was accomplished by improving vacuum conditions and using moderate wall heating (approx100 deg. C) and glow discharge cleaning for wall conditioning. Two new wall conditioning techniques, siliconization and titanium gettering, have been employed to further reduce impurities and control recycling. Both techniques reduced oxygen line radiation by an order of magnitude, and total radiated power by 50%, but led to little change in overall FRC performance, reinforcing the earlier conclusion that TCSU FRCs are not radiation dominated. Titanium gettering substantially reduced deuterium recycling, requiring a new method of fueling to be developed. This is the first time a FRC has been operated without using wall recycling as the primary method of fueling. The low-recycling FRCs, maintained by enhanced puff fueling, performed similarly to standard recycling fueled FRCs in terms of a key current drive parameter B{sub e}/B{sub o}mega, the ratio of maximum sustained poloidal field to applied RMF field, but better density control allowed for higher temperatures.

  5. Sustainable Harvest for Food and Fuel

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

    2007-04-01

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

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

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    Hacking, Theo Guthrie, Peter

    2008-02-15

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

  7. Beyond Compliance: Integrating Nonproliferation into Corporate Sustainability

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    Hund, Gretchen; Kurzrok, Andrew J.

    2013-06-01

    This paper investigates nonproliferation as a potential corporate sustainability value. It reviews the history of corporate sustainability, builds the case for nonproliferation as a sustainability value, and develops recommendations for the integration of nonproliferation into the frameworks of sustainability.

  8. Sustainable Acquisition Developments

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Administration continues its emphasis on sustainable acquisition. Attached are 2 letters describing recent developments. The first is dated October 5, 2011, from OFPP Administrator, Daniel Gordon, describing the 95% goal, emphasizing the importance of the program and forecasting changes in the Federal Procurement Data System. Second is a letter from the Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy Office dated October 4, 2011, furnishing some details regarding changes being made in the Federal Procurement Data System to better enable report of accomplishments. Expect to receive more information from the Information Systems Division of the OCIO as the FPDS changes are made.

  9. Sustainability Performance Office

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    September 2016 Sustainability Announcements Upcoming Events Sep. 1: Dashboard Overview Sep. 8: GreenGov Symposium Sep. 13: Dashboard Overview Sep. 20: Open-Line Help Call Sep. 22: Open-Line Help Call Sep. 24-28: WEFTEC 2016 Sep. 27: Open-Line Help Call Sep. 29: Open-Line Help Call Training On-Demand Visit the Federal Energy Man- agement Program's Training Search for a compre- hensive collection of on- demand trainings. Video SPOtlight Lawrence Livermore National Labor- atory Successfully

  10. Engineering Molecular Transformations for Sustainable Energy...

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    Engineering Molecular Transformations for Sustainable Energy Conversion Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Engineering Molecular Transformations for Sustainable Energy ...

  11. Department of Energy 2014 Sustainability Awards Information ...

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    Document describes the Department of Energy's 2014 Sustainability Awards categories and outlines pertinent participation information. 2014 DOE Sustainability Awards Information ...

  12. Resources on Institutional Change for Sustainability | Department...

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    Guidance for Federal Agencies in Implementing Strategic Sustainability Performance Plans Implementing Sustainability: The Institutional-Behavioral Dimension The FEMP Awards ...

  13. Office of Environmental Protection, Sustainability Support &...

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

  14. Better Buildings Residential Network Program Sustainability Peer...

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    ... Your Outreach (June 26) Program Sustainability: Incorporating Behavior Change ... Low-income Housing Program Sustainability Workforce Business Partners ...

  15. Better Buildings Residential Network Program Sustainability Peer...

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    Loan Performance (May 22) Program Sustainability: Business Models for Coordinating ... Low-income Housing Program Sustainability Workforce Business Partners BBRN ...

  16. Better Buildings Residential Network Program Sustainability Series...

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    ... Upcoming calls: Sept 11: Program Sustainability - Coordinating Energy Efficiency with ... Low-Income Housing Program Sustainability Workforce Business Partners Peer ...

  17. Better Buildings Residential Network Program Sustainability Peer...

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    ... Systems (April 24) Program Sustainability: Voluntary Initiatives (May 8) ... Low-income Housing Program Sustainability Workforce Business Partners ...

  18. Better Buildings Residential Network Program Sustainability Peer...

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    ... Contractors (July 24) Program Sustainability: Mastermind (August 14) ... Low-income Housing Program Sustainability Workforce Business Partners ...

  19. Sustainable Energy Resources for Consumers (SERC) -Geothermal...

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    This presentation, aimed at Sustainable Energy Resources for Consumers (SERC) grantees, ... DOE Webinar Residential Geothermal Heat Pump Retrofits (Presentation) Sustainable ...

  20. Testimonials - Partnerships in Sustainable Transportation - The...

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    Testimonials - Partnerships in Sustainable Transportation - The Ohio State University Testimonials - Partnerships in Sustainable Transportation - The Ohio State University Addthis ...

  1. NREL: Energy Analysis - Sustainability Analysis

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    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

  2. Sustain Ltd | Open Energy Information

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    Kingdom Zip: BS40 5QA Sector: Services Product: Sustain provides consultancy and delivery services to help clients and partners in the public and private sectors bring...

  3. Hanford Projects Receive Sustainability Awards

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    RICHLAND, WASH. ‚Äď Hanford‚Äôs Department of Energy offices and their contractors received special recognition Tuesday for their part in promoting sustainability.

  4. NREL: Sustainable NREL - Parking Garage

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    Daylighting and translucent skylights Natural ventilation Faade- and roof-mounted photovoltaics (1.13 MW) LED lights with lighting control system Sustainability Features ...

  5. Institutional Change Process for Sustainability

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    For establishing institutional change in a federal agency to achieve sustainability or other energy efficiency goals, follow the five-step institutional change process.

  6. Institutional Change Basics for Sustainability

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    Institutional change integrates technology, policy, and behavior to make new sustainability practices and perspectives become a typical part of how an agency operates.

  7. NREL: Sustainable NREL Home Page

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    energy efficiency and renewable energy ... Center Sustainability yielding dramatic energy reductions. ... and electric sector CO2 emissions February 22, 2016 RSS ...

  8. Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council Summit

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Summit brings together 300 leaders in sustainable purchasing from the public, private, and NGO sectors to share best and emerging practices across sectors and regions.

  9. Introducing the DOE Sustainability Dashboard

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    Please join us as we introduce DOE's new Sustainability Dashboard. This webinar will provide an overview and demonstration of the new Dashboard and offer an opportunity for questions.

  10. Sustainable Building Rating Systems Summary

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    Fowler, Kimberly M.; Rauch, Emily M.

    2006-07-01

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

  11. sustain.layout3.indd

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    engage employees and programs at all levels in the organization through our Environmental Management System Sustainability starts with individual choices. For example, saving...

  12. NREL: Sustainable NREL -Green Purchasing

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    Green Purchasing Committed to protecting the natural environment, NREL promotes green purchasing-also referred to as sustainable acquisition-by: Implementing new policies,...

  13. Hopi Sustainable Energy Plan

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    Norman Honie, Jr.; Margie Schaff; Mark Hannifan

    2004-08-01

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

  14. Summer institute of sustainability and energy

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    Crabtree, George W.

    2012-08-01

    The vision for the Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE) is to integrate advancements in basic energy sciences with innovative energy technologies to train the next generation of interdisciplinary scientists and policy makers for both government and industry. Through BES related research, these future leaders will be equipped to make educated decisions about energy at the personal, civic, and global levels in energy related fields including science, technology, entrepreneurship, economics, policy, planning, and behavior. This vision explicitly supports the 2008 report by the Department of Energy’s Basic Energy Science Advisory Committee (2), which outlines scientific opportunities and challenges to achieve energy security, lower CO2 emissions, reduce reliance on foreign oil and create enduring economic growth through discovery, development and the marketing of new technologies for sustainable energy production, delivery, and use (3).

  15. Interagency Sustainability Working Group | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Facilities ¬Ľ Sustainable Buildings & Campuses ¬Ľ Interagency Sustainability Working Group Interagency Sustainability Working Group The Interagency Sustainability Working Group (ISWG) is the coordinating body for sustainable federal buildings. This working group: Serves as a forum for information exchange and promotes agency implementation of goals for sustainable buildings Develops policy and reporting guidance to foster the widespread adoption of sustainable design and operations in the

  16. 2016 DOE Sustainability Awards | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    DOE Sustainability Awards 2016 DOE Sustainability Awards LM received a 2016 DOE Sustainability Award, in the Waste Reduction and Pollution Prevention category, for groundwater treatment innovations at the Rocky Flats, Colorado, Site. See page 6. 2016 DOE Sustainability Awards (5.56 MB) More Documents & Publications Click Above For the Full November 2016 Newsletter Newsletter Archives DOE Sustainability SPOtlight: Special Edition 2013 DOE Sustainability Awards DOE Sustainability SPOtlight

  17. Department of Energy 2013 Sustainability Award Categories

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    Sustainability Performance Office sustainability@hq.doe.gov Department of Energy 2017 Sustainability Awards Information The DOE Sustainability Awards recognize exemplary achievement that advances sustainability at DOE sites and national laboratories. Nominations for the 2017 Sustainability Awards are being accepted through the DOE Sustainability Awards Database. The database allows for nominations to be created, edited, and submitted for consideration. If an account was created for a previous

  18. Our Commitment to Bioenergy Sustainability

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Our Commitment to Bioenergy Sustainability To enhance the benefits of bioenergy while mitigating concerns, the Biomass Program combines advanced analysis with applied research to understand and address the potential environmental impacts of bioenergy production. The Department of Energy's Biomass Program is committed to developing sustainable sources of renewable energy that displace fossil fuels, enhance energy security, promote environmental benefits, and create economic opportunities across

  19. Y-12 Site Sustainability Plan

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

    2011-12-01

    The accomplishments to date and the long-range planning of the Y-12 Energy Management and Sustainability and Stewardship programs support the DOE and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) vision for a commitment to energy efficiency and sustainability and to achievement of the Guiding Principles. Specifically, the Y-12 vision is to support the Environment, Safety and Health Policy and the DOE Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan (SSPP) while promoting overall sustainability and reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Table ES.2 gives a comprehensive overview of Y-12's performance status and planned actions. B&W Y-12's Energy Management mission is to incorporate renewable energy and energy efficient technologies site-wide and to position Y-12 to meet NNSA energy requirement needs through 2025 and beyond. During FY 2011, the site formed a sustainability team (Fig. ES.1). The sustainability team provides a coordinated approach to meeting the various sustainability requirements and serves as a forum for increased communication and consistent implementation of sustainability activities at Y-12. The sustainability team serves as an information exchange mechanism to promote general awareness of sustainability information, while providing a system to document progress and to identify resources. These resources are necessary to implement activities that support the overall goals of sustainability, including reducing the use of resources and conserving energy. Additionally, the team's objectives include: (1) Foster a Y-12-wide philosophy to conserve resources; (2) Reduce the impacts of production operations in a cost-effective manner; (3) Increase materials recycling; (4) Use a minimum amount of energy and fuel; (5) Create a minimum of waste and pollution in achieving Y-12-strategic objectives; (6) Develop and implement techniques, technologies, process modifications, and programs that support sustainable acquisition; (7) Minimize the impacts to

  20. Y-12 Site Sustainability Plan

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    Spencer, Charles G

    2012-12-01

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

  1. 2012 DOE Sustainability Awards | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    2 DOE Sustainability Awards 2012 DOE Sustainability Awards In 2012, the U.S. Department of Energy (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. The 2012 winners improved sustainability operations by developing on-site renewable energy sources; repairing and replacing inefficient equipment;

  2. Sustainable Buildings Checklist | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Sustainable Buildings Checklist Sustainable Buildings Checklist Document provides a checklist to evaluate sustainability in existing federal buildings. It provides points to consider during building sustainability assessments and a system for tracking progress made toward each Guiding Principle. Download the Sustainable Buildings Checklist. (95.5 KB

  3. Light Water Reactor Sustainability Constellation Pilot Project FY12 Summary Report

    SciTech Connect

    R. Johansen

    2012-09-01

    Summary report for Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) activities related to the R. E. Ginna and Nine Mile Point Unit 1 for FY12.

  4. Light Water Reactor Sustainability Constellation Pilot Project FY13 Summary Report

    SciTech Connect

    R. Johansen

    2013-09-01

    Summary report for Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) activities related to the R. E. Ginna and Nine Mile Point Unit 1 for FY13.

  5. Implementing sustainable development programs in Chicago

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    Henderson, H.

    1994-12-31

    Achieving sustainable development requires a revision of the present view of the nature of the city as an environment, and its relation to a larger ecosystem of which it is an essential part. The environmental health of a wilderness area is inextricably related to the environmental, and economic, health of the great urban centers. The vitality of dense metropolitan areas, where population and economic activities are concentrated, is key to the preservation of productive farm lands, wildlife habitat, and open spaces. The social and economic crisis which grips many metropolitan centers, with attendant flight of industry and development to the so-called {open_quotes}greenfields,{close_quotes} fundamentally spreads a broader crisis to our common ecosystem. This crisis is marked by the obliteration of habitat necessary for biodiversity, loss of fertile farm land, and the contamination of air, water and land, as an unescapable effect of the sprawl created by flight from the urban centers. The removal of false conceptual distinctions between the city and nature, distinctions that are unfortunately at the heart of so much of American environmental philosophy, is key to the concept of `sustainable development.` This article sets forth how the City of Chicago is implementing this understanding of the nature of the urban environment, in pursuit of sustainable development within the city.

  6. SUSTAINABILITY ANNOUNCEMENTS OMB and CEQ Release Federal Agency Sustainability Scorecards

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    OMB and CEQ Release Federal Agency Sustainability Scorecards On July 25, 2014, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the White House Council for Environmental Quality (CEQ) released the annual Sustainability/Energy performance scorecard. The scorecards provide a snapshot of federal agency progress in seven major goal areas, including GHG emissions, energy intensity, and green buildings. The federal government - the largest energy consumer in the U.S. economy - reduced greenhouse gas

  7. NREL: Energy Analysis - Technology Systems and Sustainability Analysis

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Staff Technology Systems and Sustainability Analysis The following includes summary bios of staff expertise and interests in analysis related to infrastructure and systems; sustainability assessment; technoeconomic assessment; and water requirements. Team Lead: Margaret Mann Administrative Support: Catherine Burke Sertac Akar Chad Augustine Alberta Carpenter Taylor Curtis Annika Eberle Ran Fu Maureen Hand Rebecca Hanes Garvin Heath Kelsey Horowitz Daniel Inman Scott Jenne Parthiv Kurup Eric

  8. The sustainable system for global nuclear energy utilization

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    Arie, Kazuo; Araki, Yoshio; Sato, Mitsuyoshi; Mori, Kenji; Kawashima, Masatoshi; Nakayama, Yoshiyuki; Ishiguma, Kazuo; Fuji-ie, Yoichi

    2007-07-01

    The sustainable system for global nuclear energy utilization has been developed based on the concept of the Self-Consistent Nuclear Energy System. As the results, it is clarified that metallic fuel fast reactor cycle with recycling of actinides and five LLFPs is one of the most promising systems for the sustainable nuclear utilization. It is important to develop the related technologies toward its realization. (authors)

  9. Sustainable NREL Biennial Report, FY 2012 - 2013 (Management Report)

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    Slovensky, M.

    2014-03-01

    NREL's Sustainability Program plays a vital role bridging research and operations - integrating energy efficiency, water and material resource conservation and cultural change - adding depth in the fulfillment of NREL's mission. The report, per the GRI reporting format, elaborates on multi-year goals relative to executive orders, achievements, and challenges; and success stories provide specific examples. A section called "The Voice of NREL" gives an inside perspective of how to become more sustainable while at the same time addressing climate change.

  10. Sustainability in Federal Building New Construction or Modernization...

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    Sustainable Buildings & Campuses Sustainability in Federal Building New Construction or Modernization Sustainability in Federal Building New Construction or Modernization ...

  11. Sustainable Nanomaterials Workshop | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Workshops ¬Ľ Sustainable Nanomaterials Workshop Sustainable Nanomaterials Workshop June 26, 2012 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

  12. DOE-NE Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program and EPRI Long...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    DOE-NE Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program and EPRI Long-Term Operations Program - Joint Research and Development Plan Nuclear power has contributed almost 20% of the total ...

  13. Site Sustainability Plan (SSP) 2010 | Department of Energy

    Energy Saver

    Site Sustainability Plan (SSP) 2010 Site Sustainability Plan (SSP) 2010 Site Sustainability Plan (SSP) 2010 2010 More Documents & Publications 2015 Site Sustainability Plan Site...

  14. Sustainability in Existing Federal Buildings

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    For meeting federal sustainability requirements, agencies can use evaluation methods, such as benchmarking and energy audits, and planning to make existing buildings energy efficient. Agencies can follow these steps to comply with energy reduction requirements.

  15. Sustainable Building Tax Credit (Corporate)

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Note: In April 2015, S.B. 279 was enacted, creating a new Sustainable Building Tax Credit for the years 2017-2026. As of January, 2015, no funds are available for the residential tax credit in 2015...

  16. Sustainable Building Tax Credit (Personal)

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Note: In April 2015, S.B. 279 was enacted, creating a new Sustainable Building Tax Credit for the years 2017-2026. As of January, 2015, no funds are available for the residential tax credit in 2015...

  17. Sustainability at BPA May 2011

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    2011-05-01

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

  18. Riverside County- Sustainable Building Policy

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    In February 2009, the County of Riverside Board of Supervisors adopted Policy Number H-29, creating the Sustainable Building Policy. The Policy requires that all new county building projects...

  19. Sustainable Carbon | Open Energy Information

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    Carbon Jump to: navigation, search Name: Sustainable Carbon Place: Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil Zip: 04 038 032 Product: Sao Paulo-based joint-venture with CantorCO2e Brazil. The...

  20. Better Buildings and Sustained Coordination

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Rancho Cucamonga, a city of about 177,000 east of Los Angeles, was awarded $1.6 million to launch several energy efficiency programs focusing on building energy efficiency, job retention and sustainability education.

  1. Clean Technology Sustainable Industries Organization | Open Energy...

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    Sustainable Industries Organization Jump to: navigation, search Name: Clean Technology & Sustainable Industries Organization Place: Royal Oak, Michigan Zip: 48073 Product: A...

  2. Enabling Sustainable Geothermal Operations Through Social Impact...

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    Sustainable Geothermal Operations Through Social Impact Assessment Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Conference Proceedings: Enabling Sustainable...

  3. 2014 DOE Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan | Department...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    & Publications 2014 Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan U.S. Department of Energy 2014 Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan Department of Energy 2014...

  4. 2013 Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan | Department of...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    & Publications 2014 DOE Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan U.S. Department of Energy 2014 Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan FY 2006 Executive Order 13101...

  5. Southern Sustainable Resources | Open Energy Information

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    Resources Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Southern Sustainable Resources Name: Southern Sustainable Resources Address: 792 Piccadilly Dr., Ste. 204 Place: Charleston, South...

  6. Illinois Sustainable Technologies Center | Open Energy Information

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    to: navigation, search Name Illinois Sustainable Technologies Center Facility Illinois Sustainable Technologies Center Sector Wind energy Facility Type Commercial Scale Wind...

  7. Heritage Sustainable Energy LLC | Open Energy Information

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    Sustainable Energy LLC Jump to: navigation, search Name: Heritage Sustainable Energy LLC Place: Traverse City, Michigan Sector: Wind energy Product: Start up wind developer in...

  8. Concord Comprehensive Sustainable Energy Committee | Open Energy...

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    Concord Comprehensive Sustainable Energy Committee Jump to: navigation, search Name: Concord Comprehensive Sustainable Energy Committee Address: Monument Square Place: Concord, MA...

  9. Northeast Sustainable Energy Association | Open Energy Information

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    Association Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Northeast Sustainable Energy Association Name: Northeast Sustainable Energy Association Address: 50 Miles Street Place: Greenfield,...

  10. Centrotec Sustainable AG | Open Energy Information

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    Sustainable AG Jump to: navigation, search Name: Centrotec Sustainable AG Place: Brilon, Germany Zip: D - 59929 Sector: Solar Product: Provides gas flue and climate systems for...

  11. Design, Performance, and Sustainability of Engineered Covers...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Design, Performance, and Sustainability of Engineered Covers for Uranium Mill Tailings Design, Performance, and Sustainability of Engineered Covers for Uranium Mill Tailings ...

  12. ITP Aluminum: Aluminum Industry Vision: Sustainable Solutions...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Aluminum Industry Vision: Sustainable Solutions for a Dynamic World ITP Aluminum: Aluminum Industry Vision: Sustainable Solutions for a Dynamic World alumvision.pdf (938.86 KB) ...

  13. Eco Sustainable Solutions Ltd | Open Energy Information

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    Sustainable Solutions Ltd Jump to: navigation, search Name: Eco Sustainable Solutions Ltd Place: Dorset, United Kingdom Zip: BH23 6BG Sector: Biomass Product: Focused on organics...

  14. National Energy Technology Laboratory Captures Three Sustainability...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Technology Laboratory Captures Three Sustainability Awards National Energy Technology Laboratory Captures Three Sustainability Awards September 27, 2012 - 1:00pm Addthis ...

  15. California National Guard Sustainability Planning, Hydrogen Fuel...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    National Guard Sustainability Planning, Hydrogen Fuel Goals California National Guard Sustainability Planning, Hydrogen Fuel Goals Overview of California Guard Army Facilities, ANG ...

  16. 2015 Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan | Department of...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    Document displays the U.S. Department of Energy's 2015 Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan. 2015 DOE Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan (2.18 MB) More Documents & ...

  17. Institutional Change Principles for Fostering Sustainability...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Principles for Fostering Sustainability Institutional Change Principles for Fostering Sustainability The following eight principles serve as the foundational building blocks for ...

  18. Sustainability Awards Recognize Energy Department Employees Who...

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

  19. Better Buildings Residential Network Program Sustainability Peer...

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    Program Sustainability Peer Exchange Call Series: Update on Revenue Strategies Call Slides ... Low-Income Housing Program Sustainability Workforce Business Partners Peer ...

  20. High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Guidance

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    (12108) PURPOSE The Interagency Sustainability Working Group (ISWG), as a ... for entering information on Sustainability Data Element 25 in the Federal Real ...

  1. Promoting Sustainability on a Global Scale

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    Promoting Sustainability on a Global Scale Biomass 2013 Washington, 1 August 2013 Martina ... framework for GHG calculations -Sustainability criteria & indicators Roundtable on ...

  2. Quantitative Analysis of Biofuel Sustainability, Including Land...

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    Quantitative Analysis of Biofuel Sustainability, Including Land Use Change GHG Emissions Quantitative Analysis of Biofuel Sustainability, Including Land Use Change GHG Emissions ...

  3. Key Opportunities and Challenges for Program Sustainability ...

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    Key Opportunities and Challenges for Program Sustainability Key Opportunities and Challenges for Program Sustainability Better Buildings Neighborhood Program, Peer Exchange Call: ...

  4. Identify Institutional Change Rules for Sustainability | Department...

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    Rules for Sustainability Identify Institutional Change Rules for Sustainability It is important to analyze formal and informal workplace rules governing the behavior of individuals ...

  5. Better Buildings Residential Network Program Sustainability Peer...

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    Energy City of Philadelphia Office of Sustainability EcoBroker Greater Cincinnati Energy ... of most interest for a future Program Sustainability call? Local Government Energy ...

  6. Federal Sustainable Print Management - DOE Directives, Delegations...

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    The Guide provides acceptable approaches for implementing the IT sustainability requirements and criteria required by DOE Order 436.1, Departmental Sustainability, dated 5-2-11, ...

  7. Short-Rotation Woody Biomass Sustainability

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    Review Short-Rotation Woody Biomass Sustainability Natalie A. Griffiths, Oak Ridge ... March 23, 2015 Analysis and Sustainability *2 Managed by UT-Battelle for the ...

  8. Better Buildings Residential Network Program Sustainability Peer...

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    and 3:00 ET Upcoming Program Sustainability Calls Local Government Energy ... Low Income Housing Program Sustainability Workforce Business Partners Poll ...

  9. Program Sustainability Peer Exchange Call: Assessing Revenue...

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    0, 2013 Program Sustainability Peer Exchange Call: Assessing Revenue Streams: What is ... Market-Based Revenue Modeling Program Sustainability 1102013 7 Transform VALUE into ...

  10. Better Buildings Residential Network Program Sustainability Peer...

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    calls: Oct 9, 12:30 ET: Program Sustainability: Incorporating Energy Efficiency into ...Low-Income Housing Program Sustainability WorkforceBusiness Partners Peer ...

  11. Office of National Infrastructure & Sustainability | National...

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    National Infrastructure & Sustainability The Office of National Infrastructure and Sustainability (ONIS) is responsible for assists the Russian Federation in developing and ...

  12. Sustainable Technology Capital, LP | Open Energy Information

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    Capital, LP Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Sustainable Technology Capital, LP Name: Sustainable Technology Capital, LP Address: 625 Liberty Ave., Suite 3200 Place: Pittsburgh,...

  13. DOE Sustainability Reporting Open Line Help Call

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    The Sustainability Performance Office (SPO) sponsors open line help calls to assist DOE sites and national laboratories with the annual sustainability reporting process. Representatives from the...

  14. MAMA Sustainable Incubation AG | Open Energy Information

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    for emerging green-markets such as renewable energy, sustainable architecture and water treatment. References: MAMA Sustainable Incubation AG1 This article is a stub. You...

  15. Sustainable Europe Research Institute | Open Energy Information

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    Europe Research Institute Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Sustainable Europe Research Institute Name: Sustainable Europe Research Institute Address: Garnisongasse 721 A -1090...

  16. 2013 DOE Sustainability Awards | Department of Energy

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    Newsletter. Award categories included: Change Agents Sustainability Champions Renewable Energy Green IT Stewardship Scope 1 and 2 Greenhouse Gas Management Sustainable Buildings...

  17. Sustainable Transportation and National Parks Initiative Featured...

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    Sustainable Transportation and National Parks Initiative Featured in Magazine Sustainable Transportation and National Parks Initiative Featured in Magazine October 18, 2013 - ...

  18. Sustainable Transportation Summit | Department of Energy

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    This year's summit will highlight progress and achievements in sustainable transportation ... Register and find more information at the Sustainable Transportation Summit website. ...

  19. Fact Sheet: Sustainable Development of Hydropower Initiative...

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    July 20th where ministers pledged to establish the Sustainable Development of Hydropower Initiative. Fact Sheet: Sustainable Development of Hydropower Initiative (68.48 KB) More ...

  20. Feasibility Study of Sustainable Distributed Generation Technologies...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    of Sustainable Distributed Generation Technologies for the Duck Valley Reservation Feasibility Study of Sustainable Distributed Generation Technologies for the Duck Valley ...

  1. Sandia National Laboratories: Pollution Prevention: Sustainable...

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    Sustainable Acquisition Biobased shredder oil Biobased shredder oil A significant portion ... Sustainable acquisition is one way an organization, especially a large one, can take big ...

  2. DOE Perspectives on Sustainable Bioenergy Landscapes | Department...

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    Sustainable Bioenergy Landscapes DOE Perspectives on Sustainable Bioenergy Landscapes This presentation was given on November 19, 2014, by Kristen Johnson at the Green Lands Blue ...

  3. Sustainable Energy Resources for Consumers (SERC) -Geothermal...

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    Transcript of a presentation, aimed at Sustainable Energy Resources for Consumers (SERC) ... More Documents & Publications Sustainable Energy Resources for Consumers (SERC) - Solar ...

  4. NREL: Energy Analysis - Sustainable Biomass Resource Development...

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    Sustainable Biomass Resource Development and Use A flowchart illustrating the process flow ... This analysis examines how we can use existing resources in a sustainable manner. It also ...

  5. Ionic Liquids Create More Sustainable Processes

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    Ionic Liquids Create More Sustainable Processes - Sandia Energy Energy Search Icon Sandia Home Locations Contact Us Employee Locator Energy & Climate Secure & Sustainable Energy ...

  6. Webinar: "Upgrading Renewable and Sustainable Carbohydrates for...

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    "Upgrading Renewable and Sustainable Carbohydrates for the Production of High Energy Density Fuels" Webinar: "Upgrading Renewable and Sustainable Carbohydrates for the Production of ...

  7. Incorporating Bioenergy into Sustainable Landscape Designs Workshop...

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    Incorporating Bioenergy into Sustainable Landscape Designs Workshop Two Summary Report Incorporating Bioenergy into Sustainable Landscape Designs Workshop Two Summary Report This ...

  8. DOE Sustainability SPOtlight | Department of Energy

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

  9. Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program - Integrated Program...

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    Program - Integrated Program Plan Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program - Integrated Program Plan The Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Program is a research and ...

  10. Solera Sustainable Energies Company formerly Phantom Electron...

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    Solera Sustainable Energies Company formerly Phantom Electron Corp Jump to: navigation, search Name: Solera Sustainable Energies Company (formerly Phantom Electron Corp) Place:...

  11. Appendix E: Standard Terms and Conditions

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    E STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS August 5, 2010 Subcontractor is hereby placed on notice that the contracting party to this subcontract is the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, in its capacity as the Managing and Operating Contractor for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) under U.S. Department of Energy Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308. All references to "NREL" in this subcontract shall mean the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. NREL Appendix E

  12. Sustainability Resources | The Ames Laboratory

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    Resources Site Sustainability Plan This plan describes the Laboratory's projects, tasks, and activities towards helping achieve Department of Energy sustainability goals. Recycling Guidelines Not sure what to do with your spent batteries, toner cartridges, or packaging peanuts or other items? Waste Minimization Pollution Prevention Plan This plan outlines the Laboratory's waste minimization and pollution prevention efforts. It also, gives suggestions for less toxic substances. Environmentally

  13. Sustainable Transportation | Department of Energy

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    Home ¬Ľ Sustainable Transportation Sustainable Transportation Bioenergy Bioenergy Read more Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Read more Vehicles Vehicles Read more The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) leads U.S. researchers and other partners in making transportation cleaner and more efficient through solutions that put electric drive vehicles on the road and replace oil with clean domestic fuels. Through our Vehicle, Bioenergy, and Fuel Cell Technologies

  14. Bioenergy Sustainability Analysis | Bioenergy | NREL

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    Bioenergy Sustainability Analysis NREL's bioenergy sustainability analysis group works with researchers around the world through global multilateral collaborations to assess bioenergy and bioeconomy developments in multiple scientific and social fields. Illustration with a flattened world image in grayscale in the background with a dotted-line oval labeled "Global" and then a basic image of the United States superimposed on top of this in tan with a circle line labeled "United

  15. Assessing multimetric aspects of sustainability: Application to a bioenergy crop production system in East Tennessee

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    Parish, Esther S.; Dale, Virginia H.; English, Burton C.; Jackson, Samuel W.; Tyler, Donald D.

    2016-02-26

    This paper connects the science of sustainability theory with applied aspects of sustainability deployment. A suite of 35 sustainability indicators spanning six environmental, three economic, and three social categories has been proposed for comparing the sustainability of bioenergy production systems across different feedstock types and locations. A recent demonstration-scale switchgrass-to-ethanol production system located in East Tennessee is used to assess the availability of sustainability indicator data and associated measurements for the feedstock production and logistics portions of the biofuel supply chain. Knowledge pertaining to the available indicators is distributed within a hierarchical decision tree framework to generate an assessment ofmore¬†¬Ľ the overall sustainability of this no-till switchgrass production system relative to two alternative business-as-usual scenarios of unmanaged pasture and tilled corn production. The relative contributions of the social, economic and environmental information are determined for the overall trajectory of this bioenergy system s sustainability under each scenario. Within this East Tennessee context, switchgrass production shows potential for improving environmental and social sustainability trajectories without adverse economic impacts, thereby leading to potential for overall enhancement in sustainability within this local agricultural system. Given the early stages of cellulosic ethanol production, it is currently difficult to determine quantitative values for all 35 sustainability indicators across the entire biofuel supply chain. This case study demonstrates that integration of qualitative sustainability indicator ratings may increase holistic understanding of a bioenergy system in the absence of complete information.¬ę¬†less

  16. Conceptualising and managing trade-offs in sustainability assessment

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    Morrison-Saunders, Angus; Pope, Jenny

    2013-01-15

    One of the defining characteristics of sustainability assessment as a form of impact assessment is that it provides a forum for the explicit consideration of the trade-offs that are inherent in complex decision-making processes. Few sustainability assessments have achieved this goal though, and none has considered trade-offs in a holistic fashion throughout the process. Recent contributions such as the Gibson trade-off rules have significantly progressed thinking in this area by suggesting appropriate acceptability criteria for evaluating substantive trade-offs arising from proposed development, as well as process rules for how evaluations of acceptability should occur. However, there has been negligible uptake of these rules in practice. Overall, we argue that there is inadequate consideration of trade-offs, both process and substantive, throughout the sustainability assessment process, and insufficient considerations of how process decisions and compromises influence substantive outcomes. This paper presents a framework for understanding and managing both process and substantive trade-offs within each step of a typical sustainability assessment process. The framework draws together previously published literature and offers case studies that illustrate aspects of the practical application of the framework. The framing and design of sustainability assessment are vitally important, as process compromises or trade-offs can have substantive consequences in terms of sustainability outcomes delivered, with the choice of alternatives considered being a particularly significant determinant of substantive outcomes. The demarcation of acceptable from unacceptable impacts is a key aspect of managing trade-offs. Offsets can be considered as a form of trade-off within a category of sustainability that are utilised to enhance preferred alternatives once conditions of impact acceptability have been met. In this way they may enable net gains to be delivered; another imperative

  17. Boston Architectural College Urban Sustainability Initiative

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    Byers, Arthur C.

    2013-07-31

    The Boston Architectural College's Urban Sustainability initiative is a demonstration project as defined by the National Energy Technology Laboratory. BAC's proposed project with the U.S. Department of Energy - NETL, is a large part of that overall initiative. The BAC's Urban Sustainability Initiative is a multi-part project with several important goals and objectives that will have a significant impact on the surrounding neighborhood including: energy conservation, reduction of storm water runoff, generation of power through alternative energy sources, elimination/reduction of BAC carbon footprint, and to create a vehicle for ongoing public outreach and education. Education and outreach opportunities will serve to add to the already comprehensive Sustainability Design courses offered at BAC relative to energy savings, performance and conservation in building design. At the finish of these essential capital projects there will be technical materials created for the education of the design, sustainability, engineering, community development and historic preservation communities, to inform a new generation of environmentally-minded designers and practitioners, the city of Boston and the general public. The purpose of the initiative, through our green renovations program, is to develop our green alley projects and energy saving renovations to the BAC physical plant, to serve as a working model for energy efficient design in enclosed 19th century and 20th century urban sites and as an educational laboratory for teaching ecological and sustainable technologies to students and the public while creating jobs. The scope of our project as it relates to the BAC and the U.S. Department of Energy- NETL combined efforts includes: Task I of the project is Phase II (Green Alley). Task I encompasses various renovation activities that will demonstrate the effectiveness of permeable paving and ground water recharge systems. It will aid in the reduction of storm water runoff into the

  18. Alternative Fuels Data Center: Ethanol Related Links

    Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center

    Water, Population and Communitie This page contains news and information related to fuel quality activities of Australia's Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, ...

  19. Key Opportunities and Challenges for Program Sustainability

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    Better Buildings Neighborhood Program, Peer Exchange Call: Program Sustainability, September 27, 2012.

  20. Sustainability protects resources for future generations

    SciTech Connect

    1995-04-01

    This publication by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory addresses the steps necessary to provide livable urban centers for future generations through sustainable development, or sustainability. To illustrate this concept, nonsustainable cities and sustainable cities are compared. Sustainable city projects for several major US cites are reviewed.

  1. 2016 DOE Sustainability Awards | Department of Energy

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    6 DOE Sustainability Awards 2016 DOE Sustainability Awards In 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Sustainability Performance Office recognized 15 teams and individuals representing DOE sites and national laboratories. These winners are being recognized for their outstanding sustainability contributions, including accomplishments in managing pollution, waste, energy, water, and vehicle fleets. Below find the descriptions of the 2016 DOE Sustainability Award winners organized by award

  2. 2013 DOE Sustainability Awards | Department of Energy

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    3 DOE Sustainability Awards 2013 DOE Sustainability Awards In 2013, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Sustainability Awards recognized more than 20 teams and individuals representing DOE sites and national laboratories. These winners are being recognized for their outstanding sustainability contributions, including accomplishments in managing pollution, waste, energy, water, and vehicle fleets. The 2013 winners improved the sustainability of DOE operations by developing on-site renewable

  3. 2014 DOE Sustainability Awards | Department of Energy

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    4 DOE Sustainability Awards 2014 DOE Sustainability Awards In 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Sustainability Awards recognized 14 teams and individuals representing DOE sites and national laboratories. These winners are being recognized for their outstanding sustainability contributions, including accomplishments in managing pollution, waste, energy, water, and vehicle fleets. The 2014 winners improved the sustainability of DOE operations by repairing and replacing inefficient

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

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    Senner, Robert

    2011-09-15

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

  5. China's sustainable energy future: Scenarios of energy and carbonemissions (Summary)

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    Zhou, Dadi; Levine, Mark; Dai, Yande; Yu, Cong; Guo, Yuan; Sinton, Jonathan E.; Lewis, Joanna I.; Zhu, Yuezhong

    2004-03-10

    China has ambitious goals for economic development, and mustfind ways to power the achievement of those goals that are bothenvironmentally and socially sustainable. Integration into the globaleconomy presents opportunities for technological improvement and accessto energy resources. China also has options for innovative policies andmeasures that could significantly alter the way energy is acquired andused. These opportunities andoptions, along with long-term social,demographic, and economic trends, will shape China s future energysystem, and consequently its contribution to emissions of greenhousegases, particularly carbon dioxide (CO2). In this study, entitled China sSustainable Energy Future: Scenarios of Energy and Carbon Emissions, theEnergy Research Institute (ERI), an independent analytic organizationunder China's Na tional Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), soughtto explore in detail how China could achieve the goals of the TenthFive-Year Plan and its longer term aims through a sustainable developmentstrategy. China's ability to forge a sustainable energy path has globalconsequences. China's annual emissions of greenhouse gases comprisenearly half of those from developing countries, and 12 percent of globalemissions. Most of China's greenhouse gas emissions are in the form ofCO2, 87 percent of which came from energy use in 2000. In that year,China's carbon emissions from energy use and cement production were 760million metric tons (Mt-C), second only to the 1,500 Mt-C emitted by theUS (CDIAC, 2003). As China's energy consumption continues to increase,greenhouse gas emissions are expected to inevitably increase into thefuture. However, the rate at which energy consumption and emissions willincrease can vary significantly depending on whether sustainabledevelopment is recognized as an important policy goal. If the ChineseGovernment chooses to adopt measures to enhance energy efficiency andimprove the overall structure of energy supply, it is possible

  6. Sustained utility implementation of photovoltaics. Final report

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    Osborn, D.E.

    1998-05-01

    SMUD is a leader in utility grid-connected applications of PVs with the world`s largest distributed PV power system. SMUD is continuing its ambitious sustained, orderly development (SOD) commercialization effort of the grid-connected, utility PV market. This program is aimed at developing the experience needed to successfully integrate PV as distributed generation into the utility system, develop market and long-term business strategies and to stimulate the collaborative processes needed to accelerate the cost-reductions necessary for PV to be cost-competitive in these applications by about the year 2002. This report documents the progress made in the 1994/1995 SMUD PV Program under this contract and the PV projects partially supported by this contract. This contract has been considered a Pre-cursor to the TEAM-UP program implemented the following year.

  7. Appendix B-8 Standard Terms and Conditions

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    8 STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR SUBCONTRACTS & PURCHASE ORDERS FOR COMMERCIAL ITEMS (Goods & Services) August 3, 2015 Subcontractor is hereby placed on notice that the contracting party to this subcontract is the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, in its capacity as the Managing and Operating Contractor for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) under U.S. Department of Energy Contract No. DE- AC36-08GO28308. All references to "NREL" in this subcontract shall

  8. Determine Institutional Change Sustainability Goals

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    The first step in the institutional change process is defining your federal agency's sustainability goals. That is, decide what outcomes are desired (or required) over what period of time. Behavioral, organizational, and institutional changes typically are means to achieve desired energy, resource, or greenhouse gas emission outcomes. They are not ends in and of themselves.

  9. Researching profitable and sustainable biofuels

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    More than $4 million in Recovery Act funding from the Biomass program is being used to enhance and accelerate GLBRC sustainability research, which focuses on the design of cellulosic cropping systems and the economic, climate-stabilizing, and biodiversity benefits they can provide.

  10. Y-12 Site Sustainability Plan

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

    2013-12-01

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

  11. DOE Sustainability SPOtlight U.S. Department of Energy Sustainability Performance Office

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    Issue 42 February 2015 DOE Sustainability SPOtlight U.S. Department of Energy Sustainability Performance Office SUSTAINABILITY NEWS SPO Launces Sustainability Financial Assistance Program On January 26th, the Sustainability Performance Office (SPO) launched the SPO Funding Opportunity Announcement (SPOFOA), a first- of-its-kind program designed to expand sustainable technologies and practices across the Department of Energy (DOE) complex. SPOFOA offers financial assistance to DOE programs,

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

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    Waugh, W. Jody

    2004-04-21

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

  13. ISO test method to determine sustained-load-cracking resistance of aluminium cylinders

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    Bhuyan, G.S.; Rana, M.D.

    1999-08-01

    Leak as well as rupture types of failures related to sustained-load-cracking (SLC) have been observed in high-pressure gas cylinders fabricated from certain aluminium alloy. The stable crack growth mechanism observed primarily in the cylinder neck and shoulder area have been identified as the SLC mechanism occurring at room temperature without any environmental effect. The International Organization for standardization (ISO) Sub-Committee 3, Working Group 16 has developed a test method to measure the SLC resistance using fracture mechanics specimens along with an acceptance criterion for aluminium cylinders. The technical rationale for the proposed test method and the physical significance of the acceptance criterion to the cylinder performance in terms of critical stress-crack size relationship is presented. Application of the developed test method for characterizing new aluminium alloy for manufacturing cylinders is demonstrated. SLC characteristics of several aluminium cylinders as well as on-board cylinders for natural gas vehicles assessed by the authors are discussed.

  14. WIPP Documents - Environmental Management and Sustainability

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    Management and Sustainability WIPP Environmental Policy Statement DOE/WIPP 04-3310, Rev 6 Environmental Management System Description DOE/WIPP-05-3318, Rev 6 WIPP Site Sustainability Plan DOE/WIPP-14-3542

  15. Sustainability Around the House | Department of Energy

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    Sustainability Around the House Sustainability Around the House April 13, 2015 - 7:46am Addthis Rain barrels collect rain water and provide a free source of fresh water for your ...

  16. Introducing the DOE Sustainability Dashboard | Department of...

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    Introducing the DOE Sustainability Dashboard Introducing the DOE Sustainability Dashboard October 9, 2014 2:00PM to 3:00PM EDT Please join us as we introduce DOE's new ...

  17. Miami-Dade County- Sustainable Buildings Program

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    In 2005, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners passed a resolution to incorporate sustainable building measures into county facilities. In 2007, Ordinance 07-65 created the Sustainable...

  18. NETL Nets Environmental Sustainability Purchasing Award | netl...

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    News NETL Nets Environmental Sustainability Purchasing Award greenbuy-award.jpg A key U.S. ... in achieving goals for environmental sustainability and the GreenBuy program is one key ...

  19. City of Jacksonville- Sustainable Public Buildings

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    In 2009, the Jacksonville City Office of Sustainability Initiatives announced the creation of the Sustainable Building Program. As part of the program, all new city-owned buildings must meet...

  20. Sustainable Transportation Summit | Department of Energy

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    On July 11-12, the U.S. Department of Energy will host the first-ever Sustainable ... The Sustainable Transportation Summit seeks to engage a diverse stakeholder community ...

  1. Sustainable Transportation Summit | Department of Energy

    Energy Saver

    Sustainable Transportation Summit Sustainable Transportation Summit July 11, 2016 12:00PM EDT to July 12, 2016 12:00PM EDT On July 11-12, the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of ...

  2. Sustainable Nanomaterials Workshop - Tuesday June 26, 2012

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Sustainable Nanomaterials Workshop - Tuesday June 26, 2012 P a g e | 1 Overall Purpose To ... on the current state of the art for Sustainable Nanomaterials, the vision for the ...

  3. SustainablyBuilt | Open Energy Information

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    Building Consultants Website: www.sustainablybuilt.com References: Sustainably Built Web Site1 This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Sustainably Built...

  4. Sustainable Systems LLC | Open Energy Information

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    Zip: 59812 Sector: Renewable Energy Product: Renewable energy and biobased product research, development and commercialization company. References: Sustainable Systems...

  5. NNSA builds toward sustainability | National Nuclear Security

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    Administration | (NNSA) builds toward sustainability Monday, April 18, 2016 - 10:00am In 2015, President Obama directed federal agencies to work toward making facilities compliant with the Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings. NNSA is pursuing the challenging high performance sustainable buildings goals and currently has 61 buildings that meet compliance, with 190 more buildings on their way to being compliant. NNSA is on track to meet or exceed sustainability goals for

  6. Portsmouth Site Sustainability Team | Department of Energy

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    EMS, Energy, Greenhouse Gases, High Performance Buildings, NEPA, Electronics Stewardship, Pollution Prevention, Chemical Management, Sustainability, Transportation, Climate Change...

  7. 2011 DOE Sustainability Awards | Department of Energy

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    1 DOE Sustainability Awards 2011 DOE Sustainability Awards The 2011 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Sustainability Awards* recognized teams and individuals for outstanding contributions to energy, water, and vehicle fleet management and associated cost savings at DOE facilities in fiscal year 2011. In addition, awards were also presented for projects that represented exemplary sustainability practices. Award categories included: Individual Exceptional Service Award Team Program Awards Team

  8. Cooperation on Sustainability Standards | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Cooperation on Sustainability Standards Cooperation on Sustainability Standards Keith Kline, ORNL, presentation at the December 5, 2012, Biomass Program-hosted International webinar on cooperation on sustainability standards. kline_2012_webinar.pdf (4.67 MB) More Documents & Publications Opportunities and Constraints to a Bioeconomy: International Perspective 2015 Peer Review Presentations-Sustainability and Strategic Analysis Webinar: Biofuels for the Environment and Communities

  9. Thorne Bay School - A Model in Sustainability

    Energy Saver

    Pre-feasibility Studies Sustainable Fuel Supply Technology Options Economics Community Education Community Decision 6 7 Devany Plentovich ...

  10. New Sustainability Office Opens in Tulsa

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The office will focus on implementing several sustainability initiatives that could save the city money and create new opportunities.

  11. Sustainable Development of Algae for Biofuel

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Peer Review May 21, 2013 Algae Platform Rebecca Efroymson (PI), Matthew Langholtz, Virginia Dale Oak Ridge National Laboratory Center for BioEnergy Sustainability http://www.ornl.gov/sci/ees/cbes/ Sustainable Development of Algae for Biofuel Goal Statement Project Goal * To support sustainable development of algal biofuels by conducting research that defines and addresses potential environmental, socioeconomic, and production hurdles * To conduct sustainability studies (including indicator

  12. Sustainable Transportation Success Stories | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Sustainable Transportation Success Stories Sustainable Transportation Success Stories Sustainable Transportation Success Stories The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's (EERE) successes in converting tax dollars into sustainable transportation solutions are important steps in the drive toward cleaner vehicles for all purposes. Learn how EERE's investments in bioenergy, hydrogen and fuel cell research, and vehicle technologies are putting electric drive vehicles on the road and

  13. Vehicle Technologies Office: Resources for Sustainability Managers |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy Sustainability Managers Vehicle Technologies Office: Resources for Sustainability Managers Transforming the transportation system requires bringing research from the laboratory out onto the road. Sustainability managers, such as those in local and state governments, private companies, and non-profit organizations, are essential to this effort. The Vehicle Technologies Office supports programs that empower sustainability managers to reduce the use of petroleum in

  14. Multi-Metric Sustainability Analysis

    SciTech Connect

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

    2014-12-01

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

  15. Sustainable Bioenergy and the RSB

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    /06/2015 DOE Bioenergy 2015 1 Sustainable Bioenergy and the RSB Barbara Bramble - Chair of the RSB Board of Directors and Senior Advisor, International Wildlife Conservation NWF Biomass and Bioenergy * Land use change and conservation of biological diversity * Water availability * Invasive species as new energy crops * Real carbon benefit * Social concerns - land and water rights, and others 2 Neither good nor bad by category It all depends - on how and where produced There are valid concerns -

  16. Glossary of Transmission Grid Integration Terms | Open Energy...

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    of Transmission Grid Integration Terms Abstract The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has produced an extensive list of terms and definitions related to...

  17. Sustainable bioreactor systems for producing hydrogen

    SciTech Connect

    Zaborsky, O.R.; Radway, J.C.; Yoza, B.A.; Benemann, J.R.; Tredici, M.R.

    1998-08-01

    The overall goal of Hawaii`s BioHydrogen Program is to generate hydrogen from water using solar energy and microalgae under sustainable conditions. Specific bioprocess engineering objectives include the design, construction, testing and validation of a sustainable photobioreactor system. Specific objectives relating to biology include investigating and optimizing key physiological parameters of cyanobacteria of the genus Arthrospira (Spirulina), the organism selected for initial process development. Another objective is to disseminate the Mitsui-Miami cyanobacteria cultures, now part of the Hawaii Culture Collection (HCC), to other research groups. The approach is to use a single organisms for producing hydrogen gas from water. Key stages are the growth of the biomass, the dark induction of hydrogenase, and the subsequent generation of hydrogen in the light. The biomass production stage involves producing dense cultures of filamentous, non-heterocystous cyanobacteria and optimizing biomass productivity in innovative tubular photobioreactors. The hydrogen generation stages entail inducing the enzymes and metabolic pathways that enable both dark and light-driven hydrogen production. The focus of Year 1 has been on the construction and operation of the outdoor photobioreactor for the production of high-density mass cultures of Arthrospira. The strains in the Mitsui-Miami collection have been organized and distributed to other researchers who are beginning to report interesting results. The project is part of the International Energy Agency`s biohydrogen program.

  18. A window on urban sustainability

    SciTech Connect

    Stigt, Rien van; Driessen, Peter P.J.; Spit, Tejo J.M.

    2013-09-15

    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 ‚Äėdecision windows‚Äô 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: ‚ÄĘ Decision-making about sustainable urban development occurs in networks. ‚ÄĘ The concept of ‚Äėdecision windows‚Äô was further elaborated. ‚ÄĘ Decision windows help understand how environmental interests enter decision-making. ‚ÄĘ Decision windows can, to some extent, be influenced.

  19. Radio frequency sustained ion energy

    DOEpatents

    Jassby, Daniel L.; Hooke, William M.

    1977-01-01

    Electromagnetic (E.M.) energy injection method and apparatus for producing and sustaining suprathermal ordered ions in a neutral, two-ion-species, toroidal, bulk equilibrium plasma. More particularly, the ions are produced and sustained in an ordered suprathermal state of existence above the average energy and velocity of the bulk equilibrium plasma by resonant rf energy injection in resonance with the natural frequency of one of the ion species. In one embodiment, the electromagnetic energy is injected to clamp the energy and velocity of one of the ion species so that the ion energy is increased, sustained, prolonged and continued in a suprathermal ordered state of existence containing appreciable stored energy that counteracts the slowing down effects of the bulk equilibrium plasma drag. Thus, selective deuteron absorption may be used for ion-tail creation by radio-frequency excitation alone. Also, the rf can be used to increase the fusion output of a two-component neutral injected plasma by selective heating of the injected deuterons.

  20. Opportunity knocks - the sustainable energy industry and climate change

    SciTech Connect

    Price, B.; Keegan, P.

    1997-12-31

    Climate change mitigation, if intelligently undertaken, can stimulate economic growth. The main tools available for this task are energy efficiency, renewable energy, and clean energy technologies and services, which are collectively known as sustainable energy. To unleash this potential, the US and other governments need the full cooperation of the sustainable energy industry. This industry knows more than most other about turning energy-related pollution prevention into profits. If engaged, they can help: (1) Identify the economic benefits of greenhouse gas mitigation; (2) Identify barriers to the implementation of greenhouse gas mitigation projects; (3) Develop policies and measures to overcome these barriers; and (4) Implement greenhouse gas mitigation projects. 7 refs.

  1. Infrastructure & Sustainability | National Nuclear Security Administration

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    Infrastructure & Sustainability Los Alamos National Laboratory receives Presidential Award as a climate champion Los Alamos National Laboratory recently received a second presidential award as a climate champion. From left are: Mathew Moury, Associate Under Secretary for Environment, Health, Safety and Security; Michael Sweitzer, NNSA; Josh Silverman, Director, DOE Office of Sustainability Support; Christy... Office of National Infrastructure & Sustainability The Office of National

  2. DOE Sustainability Reporting Open Line Help Call

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    The Sustainability Performance Office (SPO) sponsors open line help calls to assist DOE sites and national laboratories with the annual sustainability reporting process. Representatives from the SPO will be available on the call to answer specific questions with respect to Site Sustainability Plans (SSP) and the Consolidated Energy Data Report (CEDR).

  3. Rewarding Green: NETL Recognized for Sustainable Buildings

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    A new awards program initiated by the U.S. Department of Energy Sustainability Performance Office has recognized a building at the National Energy Technology Laboratory as a high-performance sustainable building ‚ÄĒ a model of DOE‚Äôs five guiding principles for sustainable buildings: integrated design, optimized energy use, water conservation, enhanced indoor environmental quality, and reduced environmental impact of materials.

  4. Portsmouth Site Sustainability Team | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Site Sustainability Team Portsmouth Site Sustainability Team The Portmouth Site Sustainability Team (SST) consists of representatives of the PORTS DOE primary contractors and DOE/PPPO representatives having an interest in or responsibility for meeting their environmental stewardship and compliance needs, including Executive Orders 13514 and 13423, Environmental Compliance, Acquisition, Cleanup, EMS, Energy, Greenhouse Gases, High Performance Buildings, NEPA, Electronics Stewardship, Pollution

  5. DOE Sustainability Awards Best Practices Virtual Workshop

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Sustainability Performance Office (SPO) will host a virtual best practices workshop on April 23, 2014 (2:00-3:30 PM EDT) to recognize the winners of the 2013 DOE Sustainability Awards. Award winners will present on their accomplishments and answer brief questions on their programs and projects. Please join us in celebrating the 2013 DOE Sustainability Awards winners.

  6. Sure Sustainable Renewable Energies - SURE Energy | Open Energy...

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Sure Sustainable Renewable Energies - SURE Energy Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Sure Sustainable Renewable Energies Corp - SURE Energy Name: Sure Sustainable Renewable Energies...

  7. Sustainability Performance Office FY 2015 Budget At-A-Glance...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Sustainability Performance Office FY 2015 Budget At-A-Glance Sustainability Performance Office FY 2015 Budget At-A-Glance The Sustainability Performance Office (SPO) is the ...

  8. Promoting Sustainability on a Global Scale | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Promoting Sustainability on a Global Scale Promoting Sustainability on a Global Scale Promoting Sustainability on a Global Scale Martina Otto, Head of the Policy Unit, United ...

  9. The Path to Program Sustainability | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    The Path to Program Sustainability The Path to Program Sustainability The strategies outlined below help create self-sustaining clean energy finance programs. Prove Energy ...

  10. Asia Sustainable and Alternative Energy Program | Open Energy...

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Sustainable and Alternative Energy Program Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Asia Sustainable and Alternative Energy Program Name Asia Sustainable and Alternative Energy Program...

  11. TRF's Sustainable Development Fund (SDF) | Open Energy Information

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    TRF's Sustainable Development Fund (SDF) Jump to: navigation, search Logo: TRF's Sustainable Development Fund (SDF) Name: TRF's Sustainable Development Fund (SDF) Address: 718 Arch...

  12. Sustainable Bioenergy and the RSB | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Bioenergy and the RSB Sustainable Bioenergy and the RSB Plenary V: Biofuels and Sustainability: Acknowledging Challenges and Confronting Misconceptions Sustainable Bioenergy and ...

  13. Cellulose Nanomaterials: The Sustainable Material of Choice for...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Laboratory June 26, 2012 Cellulose Nanomaterials: The Sustainable Material of Choice for the 21 st Century Sustainable Nanomaterials Workshop * Wood: a Sustainable & Renewable ...

  14. Mexico-GTZ Sustainable Energy Programme | Open Energy Information

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    Sustainable Energy Programme Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Mexico-GTZ Sustainable Energy Programme Name Mexico-GTZ Sustainable Energy Programme AgencyCompany Organization...

  15. Walk the Talk. Integrated Sustainability Initiative

    SciTech Connect

    Sagebiel, John

    2014-09-30

    The overall objective of this project was to demonstrate, through a series of real-world applications of existing technology, the benefits to the University of Nevada, Reno and the community, of various sustainability efforts. The project was very successful and has stimulated the Campus to take on more projects after seeing the successes of those initial ones funded through this project. The three areas of this work could broadly be described as energy efficiency, renewable energy and recycling. Under the first project, the campus did several projects replacing or changing heating and cooling systems, using state funding. The DOE funding initially funded the replacement of lights in one campus parking garage with LED lights. Subsequently, the campus facilities group recognized how effective this was and leveraged funds to do the other two garages. Similarly with the renewable energy project, once the first system was installed and working well, the campus committed funds to more than double that system. Lastly, the recycling efforts expanded the use and awareness on campus and led the campus to begin using a single-stream recycling program once it became available in this area, hopefully leading to more participation by the campus community. Thus, overall the project areas each did what they were intended to do, which was to demonstrate the usefulness of these sustainability programs and thus encourage the campus to do more. All this great work helps the campus’ goals overall, but without additional effort would not reach beyond the campus. This was the objective of the education and outreach effort. The combination of events, websites, and videos enabled us to reach many key decision makers and at the same time provide a long-term presence on the web that we can use to further educate people. The overall goals were met or exceeded and will continue to pay dividends into the future.

  16. Towards sustainability assessment follow-up

    SciTech Connect

    Morrison-Saunders, Angus; Pope, Jenny; Bond, Alan; Retief, Francois

    2014-02-15

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

  17. Supplemental analysis of accident sequences and source terms for waste treatment and storage operations and related facilities for the US Department of Energy waste management programmatic environmental impact statement

    SciTech Connect

    Folga, S.; Mueller, C.; Nabelssi, B.; Kohout, E.; Mishima, J.

    1996-12-01

    This report presents supplemental information for the document Analysis of Accident Sequences and Source Terms at Waste Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facilities for Waste Generated by US Department of Energy Waste Management Operations. Additional technical support information is supplied concerning treatment of transuranic waste by incineration and considering the Alternative Organic Treatment option for low-level mixed waste. The latest respirable airborne release fraction values published by the US Department of Energy for use in accident analysis have been used and are included as Appendix D, where respirable airborne release fraction is defined as the fraction of material exposed to accident stresses that could become airborne as a result of the accident. A set of dominant waste treatment processes and accident scenarios was selected for a screening-process analysis. A subset of results (release source terms) from this analysis is presented.

  18. Program Sustainability Peer Exchange Call: Transitioning to a...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    7, 2013 Program Sustainability Peer Exchange Call: Transitioning to a Utility Funded ... * Build better software architecture Sustainability through Collaboration * Market ...

  19. Integrating Nanomaterial Applications in the Field of Sustainable...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Integrating Nanomaterial Applications in the Field of Sustainable Biomaterials Integrating Nanomaterial Applications in the Field of Sustainable Biomaterials Integrating ...

  20. The Ohio State University Bioproducts Innovation Center Sustainable...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Ohio State University Bioproducts Innovation Center Sustainable Materials Networking Event The Ohio State University Bioproducts Innovation Center Sustainable Materials Networking...

  1. GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    ......... 3 1.12 PAYMENT ......in delivery schedule obligations. 1.12 PAYMENT Unless otherwise provided, terms of ...

  2. Environmental indicators for sustainable production of algal biofuels

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    Efroymson, Rebecca A.; Dale, Virginia H.

    2014-10-01

    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 themore¬†¬Ľ 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. Ultimately, 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.¬ę¬†less

  3. Environmental indicators for sustainable production of algal biofuels

    SciTech Connect

    Efroymson, Rebecca A.; Dale, Virginia H.

    2014-10-01

    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. Ultimately, 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.

  4. Environmental indicators for sustainable production of algal biofuels

    SciTech Connect

    Efroymson, Rebecca Ann; Dale, Virginia H

    2014-01-01

    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.

  5. Science for a sustainable future

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1995-01-01

    Sustainable development holds the promise for a more prosperous and enduring future for all mankind. The scientific enterprise of the Department of Energy`s (DOE) research programs promises to develop new technology, as well as to help society better understand the earth, more efficiently use natural resources, and enhance the quality of life. DOE science programs are focused on basic and applied research that provides the foundation for technical and economic advancement. By forming partnerships among universities, national laboratories, and industries across the nation; advanced instrumentation is being developed to better understand the world in which we live-from the atomic to the global scale. These technologies allow us to monitor our resources, to continue to develop our industrial processes, to eliminate hazardous waste, and to avoid or minimize the production of toxic substances. In this way, research is ultimately directed to preserve our environment and to provide the basis for sustained economic growth. To make further advances, investment must continue in national research programs, forging partnerships and bringing the skills and knowledge required in the global marketplace of products and ideas.

  6. Electronic networking and sustainable development

    SciTech Connect

    Daudpota, Q.I.

    1995-12-01

    To increase the capacity of institutions in various countries to implement the ambitious plans of Agenda 21, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) set up the Sustainable Development Networking Programme (SDNP) to help the process of sustainable development nationally and globally. Started initially in 15 developing countries, SDNPs are considered as a medium for individuals, organizations and governments to communicate ideas, share information resources, and exchange experiences among each other and globally to learn the appropriate ways to solve our ecological problems. The paper will review the idea of SDNPs globally and will describe in detail its successful implementation in Pakistan. In a country with, hitherto, virtually no electronic mail service, the SDNP has shown how its provision has had a significant impact on obtaining useful information on environmental problems, and in one case has helped save lives. SDNP Pakistan has made an effort to demonstrate the benefits of electronic communications to wide range users in the country. Some of these will be described. It is suggested how electronic networks linking organizations and people in the developing world with experts, organizations and data sources internationally, can greatly assist developmental effort globally.

  7. Sustainability in Federal Building New Construction or Modernization |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy Sustainable Buildings & Campuses ¬Ľ Sustainability in Federal Building New Construction or Modernization Sustainability in Federal Building New Construction or Modernization Sustainability in Federal Building New Construction or Modernization The Guiding Principles require agencies to design, construct, and operate sustainable buildings. New construction or modernization offers agencies opportunities to incorporate energy-efficient designs, sustainable siting and

  8. Infrastructure Ecology for Sustainable and Resilient Urban Infrastructure Design

    SciTech Connect

    Jeong, Hyunju; Pandit, Arka; Crittenden, John; Xu, Ming; Perrings, Charles; Wang, Dali; Li, Ke; French, Steve

    2010-10-01

    and secondly, it also reduces the wastewater load to central facility. In addition, lesser dependency on the distribution network contributes to increased reliability and resiliency of the infrastructure. The goal of this research is to develop a framework which seeks an optimal combination of decentralized water and energy alternatives and centralized infrastructures based on physical and socio-economic environments of a region. Centralized and decentralized options related to water, wastewater and stormwater and distributed energy alternatives including photovoltaic (PV) generators, fuel cells and microturbines are investigated. In the context of the water-energy nexus, water recovery from energy alternatives and energy recovery from water alternatives are reflected. Alternatives recapturing nutrients from wastewater are also considered to conserve depleting resources. The alternatives are evaluated in terms of their life-cycle environmental impact and economic performance using a hybrid life cycle assessment (LCA) tool and cost benefit analysis, respectively. Meeting the increasing demand of a test bed, an optimal combination of the alternatives is designed to minimize environmental and economic impacts including CO2 emissions, human health risk, natural resource use, and construction and operation cost. The framework determines the optimal combination depending on urban density, transmission or conveyance distance or network, geology, climate, etc. Therefore, it will be also able to evaluate infrastructure resiliency against physical and socio-economic challenges such as population growth, severe weather, energy and water shortage, economic crisis, and so on.

  9. Why is a long-term strategy important?

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Why is a long-term strategy important? Why is a long-term strategy important? Because we protect the environment. That is our practice today, and it is our commitment to a sustainable future. Tomorrow Planning for smart power use Planning for smart power use LANL's Sanitary Effluent Reclamation Facility, key to reducing the Lab's discharge of liquid. Recycling and reusing water 1000th TRU Waste Shipment Event Celebrating green goals Today TA-03 during summer monsoon TA-03 during summer monsoon

  10. Space technology can help sustain Earth

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Space technology can help sustain Earth Space technology can help sustain Earth Satellite imagery and communication are powerful aids in confronting humanitarian and environmental issues June 12, 2016 Mars The 2014 Sabina Wildfire in California, captured by low-cost satellites created by Planet Labs Credit: Image by Planet Labs Inc via Wikimedia Commons under Creative Commons license Space technology can help sustain Earth ... Planet Labs, a San Francisco-based space startup, was born in the

  11. LM Receives Sustainability Award | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    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

  12. MESSAGE FROM THE SUSTAINABILITY PERFORMANCE OFFICE

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    third annual DOE Sustainability Awards to over 20 teams and individuals representing DOE sites and National Laboratories. These winners are being recognized for their outstanding sustainability contributions, including accomplishments in managing pollution, waste, energy, water, and vehicle fleets. The extraordinary efforts of our award winners help DOE meet the Department's sustainability goals. Since FY 2003, DOE reduced energy intensity by 23 percent, exceeding the interim target and placing

  13. MESSAGE FROM THE SUSTAINABILITY PERFORMANCE OFFICE

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Sustainability Awards to 15 teams and individuals representing DOE sites and National Laboratories. These winners are recognized for their outstanding sustainability contributions, including accomplishments in managing pollution, waste, energy, water, and vehicle fleets. The extraordinary efforts of our award winners help DOE achieve Federal sustainability goals. DOE exceeded targets for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, renewable energy, energy and water intensity,

  14. Sustainable Success | Y-12 National Security Complex

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Sustainable Success Sustainable Success Posted: February 14, 2013 - 10:06am The new pervious pavement parking lot and solar crosswalk (across the road from the parking lot) are examples of Y-12's "greening." It's been an award winning season for Y-12 in its sustainability efforts. The most recent awards were received from the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry at the 30th Annual Tennessee Chamber Environmental Conference held in October 2012. Y-12 received the 2012

  15. NAABB-5-Sustainability-fin.pptx

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Sustainability Technical Accomplishments, Progress and Results Presented by James Richardson, NAABB Sustainability Team Co-Leader Slide 2 Slide 2 Sustainability Task Framework Slide 3 Slide 3 Biomass Assessment Tool Aspen Tech Modeling Software Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy Use in Transportation Farm-level Algal Risk Model Applied Production Analysis Computable General Equilibrium Global Simulation Model PNNL ANL TAMU NMSU TAMU Various BAT GREET FARM APA CGE ASPEN Measures of

  16. Sustainable Transportation Day | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Sustainable Transportation Day Sustainable Transportation Day June 22, 2015 11:00AM to 5:00PM EDT U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, D.C. 20585 Join us for Sustainable Transportation Day, an afternoon on the grounds of the Forrestal Building in Washington D.C., with U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewabel Energy's (EERE's) Bioenergy Technologies Office, Fuel Cell Technologies Office, and Vehicle Technologies Office. Mingle with

  17. Sustainable Coal Use | Department of Energy

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    Sustainable Coal Use Sustainable Coal Use Coal is a vital energy resource, not only for the United States, but also for many developed and developing economies around the world. Finding ways to use coal cleanly and more efficiently at lower costs is a major R&D challenge, and an ongoing focus of activities by the DOE's Office of Fossil Energy. Fossil Energy Research Benefits - Sustainable Coal Use (591.9 KB) More Documents & Publications Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning

  18. Sustainable Development of Algae for Biofuel

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    Algae Technology Area Review PI: Rebecca Efroymson Presenters: Virginia Dale, Matthew Langholtz ORNL Center for BioEnergy Sustainability 1.3.1.500 Sustainable Development of Algae for Biofuel DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) 2015 Project Peer Review Goal Statement To conduct 1) Sustainability studies (evaluate indicators and develop best practices) 2) Resource analysis (quantify supply of 'low-hanging fruit' biomass) 3) Experimental work on algal polycultures to increase yield Relevant

  19. Sustainable Energy Resources for Consumers (SERC) -

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Geothermal/Ground-Source Heat Pumps | Department of Energy Transcript of a presentation, aimed at Sustainable Energy Resources for Consumers (SERC) grantees, provides information on Monitoring Checklists for the installation of Geothermal/Ground-Source Heat Pumps. serc_ghp_webinar_transcript.pdf (154.67 KB) More Documents & Publications Sustainable Energy Resources for Consumers (SERC) - Solar Hot Water Sustainable Energy Resources for Consumers Webinar on Residential Geothermal Heat

  20. International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories Annual Conference...

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    is for architects, engineers, owners, safety professionals, researchers, facility managers, and others that are interested in making high-tech facilities more sustainable...

  1. 2016 DOE Sustainability Awards Nominations Deadline!

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    All nominations must be submitted through the DOE Sustainability Awards Database by January 22nd.  For more information, click here.

  2. MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING FOR HYDROPOWER SUSTAINABLE HYDROPOWER

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    SUSTAINABLE HYDROPOWER ACTION PLAN (PHASE II) March 2015 This page was intentionality left blank MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING FOR HYDROPOWER i List of Acronyms ..........................................................................................................................1 Executive Summary .....................................................................................................................3 Introduction

  3. NC Sustainable Energy Association | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Jump to: navigation, search Name: NC Sustainable Energy Association Address: PO Box 6465 Place: Raleigh Zip: 27628 Number of Employees: 1-10 Year Founded: 1978 Phone...

  4. Secure and Sustainable Energy Future Mission

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Secure and Sustainable Energy Future Mission - Sandia Energy Energy Search Icon Sandia Home ... Safety, Security & Resilience of the Energy Infrastructure Energy Storage Nuclear Power ...

  5. Sustainable Transportation Day Drives Innovation Forward

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Energy Department technology Offices showcase how EERE’s strategic investments in sustainable transportation technologies are improving vehicle efficiency and advancing the use of alternative fuel vehicles.

  6. 2016 Sustainable Transportation Summit Speaker Biographies

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    These are the speakers for the 2016 Sustainable Transportation Summit by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

  7. Sustainable Forest Finance Toolkit | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    "This Toolkit has been developed jointly by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). It is a globally applicable resource...

  8. Enabling Sustainable Acquisiton by Improving Procurement Systems

    SciTech Connect

    2012-08-01

    Case study details the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant process to improve to its procurement system and its increase sustainable acquisitions.

  9. 2014 Site Sustainability Plan | Department of Energy

    Energy Saver

    Executive Orders, Presidential Memorandums, and DOE directives or memorandums. 2014 Site Sustainability Plan, U.S. Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management More Documents...

  10. Federal Progress Toward Energy/Sustainability Goals

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Progress Toward Energy Sustainability Goals June 10, 2014 Chris Tremper Program Analyst, Federal Energy Management Program U.S. Department of Energy 2 Overall Federal Energy...

  11. Sustainable Investments Inc | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Investments Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name: Sustainable Investments Inc. Place: San Francisco, California Zip: 94123 Sector: Services Product: PV installation services...

  12. Sustainable Energy Coalition | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Coalition Jump to: navigation, search Name: Sustainable Energy Coalition Place: Washington DC, Washington, DC Zip: 20006 Sector: Efficiency, Renewable Energy Product: Founded in...

  13. Orkney Sustainable Energy | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Energy Jump to: navigation, search Name: Orkney Sustainable Energy Place: Orkney, Scotland, United Kingdom Zip: KW16 3AG Product: Principal clients are landowners, developers and...

  14. Sustainable Energy Advantage LLC | Open Energy Information

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    LLC Jump to: navigation, search Name: Sustainable Energy Advantage, LLC Place: Massachusetts Zip: 1701 Sector: Renewable Energy Product: String representation "Massachusetts-b ......

  15. Sustainable Spaces Inc | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Spaces Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name: Sustainable Spaces Inc. Place: San Francisco, California Zip: 94103 Sector: Carbon Product: California-based provider of energy audits...

  16. Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (Massachusetts) | Open...

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    (Massachusetts) Jump to: navigation, search Name: Northeast Sustainable Energy Association Address: 50 Miles Street Place: Greenfield, Massachusetts Zip: 01301 Region: Greater...

  17. NREL: Sustainable NREL - Integrated Biorefinery Research Facility

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Energy Efficiency Features Natural ventilation through operable windows Daylighting Open air cubicles LED lights with lighting control system Sustainability Features Composting and ...

  18. Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sustainable Energy Roadmap and...

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy Jump to: navigation, search Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleCaribbeanCommunity(CARICO...

  19. National System Templates: Building Sustainable National Inventory...

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

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

  20. Sustainable Energy Ltd | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Sustainable Energy Ltd Place: Cardiff, United Kingdom Zip: CF23 5DY Sector: Renewable Energy Product: Energy consultants focused on advising clients on the installation of...

  1. Clean Technology & Sustainable Industries Organization | Open...

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    leCleanTechnology%26SustainableIndustriesOrganization&oldid765712" Categories: Organizations Networking Organizations Trade Groups Stubs Articles with outstanding TODO tasks...

  2. Sustainable Energy Ventures | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleSustainableEnergyVentures&oldid765943" Categories: Organizations Financial Organizations Stubs Articles with outstanding TODO tasks...

  3. NREL: Sustainable NREL - Research Support Facility

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    The Research Support Facility (RSF) is the laboratory's newest sustainable green building. This 360,000 ft2 Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum office ...

  4. Measure and Evaluate Institutional Change for Sustainability

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The measure and evaluation step is crucial to ensure that institutional change efforts produce successful results in meeting sustainability goals. To measure success, an evaluation is needed.

  5. Achieving Water-Sustainable Bioenergy Production | Department...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Production Breakout Session 3-A: Growing a Water-Smart Bioeconomy Achieving Water-Sustainable Bioenergy Production May Wu, Principal Environmental System Analyst in the...

  6. Sustainable Energy Technologies Ltd | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Zip: T2N 2A1 Sector: Solar, Wind energy Product: Canadian manufacturer of power inverters for solar, wind, fuel cells, and power storage sectors. References: Sustainable...

  7. City of Bloomington- Sustainable Development Incentives

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Incentives are based on a three-tiered system, with bonuses according to the number of sustainable practices included in the projects:

  8. Sustainable Development Fund Financing Program (PECO Territory)

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The SDF provides financial assistance to eligible projects in the form of commercial loans, subordinated debt, royalty financing, and equity financing. The Sustainable Development Fund provides...

  9. Sustainable Technology International STA | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    (STI) is the first company in the world to commercially manufacture Dye-sensitised Solar Cell (DSC) solar modules. References: Sustainable Technology International (STA)1...

  10. Sustainable Development Capital LLP | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Capital LLP Jump to: navigation, search Name: Sustainable Development Capital LLP Place: London, United Kingdom Zip: W1S 3AT Product: Investment bank working with financial...

  11. Sustainable World Capital | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    World Capital Jump to: navigation, search Name: Sustainable World Capital Place: Atlanta, Georgia Zip: 30326 Product: Atlanta-based firm that connects companies with institutional...

  12. High Performance Sustainable Building - DOE Directives, Delegations...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    by Adam Pugh Functional areas: Program Management, Project Management This Guide provides approaches for implementing the High Performance Sustainable Building (HPSB) requirements...

  13. UNDP Sustainable Energy | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    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...

  14. Energy Efficiency Market Sustainable Business Planning

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Energy Efficiency Market Sustainable Business Planning, a presentation by Danielle Sass Byrnett of the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Neighborhood Program.

  15. Report Explains How Bioenergy Supports Global Sustainability...

    Energy Saver

    ... and technologies to improve agricultural productivity and environmental health, and provides a vision for sustainably reducing poverty and reliance on dwindling fossil resources. ...

  16. Computable General Equilibrium Models for Sustainability Impact...

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Publications, Softwaremodeling tools User Interface: Other Website: iatools.jrc.ec.europa.eudocsecolecon2006.pdf Computable General Equilibrium Models for Sustainability...

  17. A Conceptual Framework for Progressing Towards Sustainability...

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

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

  18. Sustainable Transport Illustrative Scenarios Tool | Open Energy...

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Tools International Council on Clean Transportation Mobilising private finance for low-carbon development Implementing Sustainable Urban Travel Policies in Mexico ... further...

  19. PROJECT PROFILE: Institute for Sustainable Communities (Solar...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    Solar Market Pathways program, the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) will create a learning ... to integrate solar energy into communities' emergency response plans. ...

  20. Strengthening Tribal Communities, Sustaining Future Generations...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs Strengthening Tribal Communities, Sustaining Future Generations ... competitively awarded grants and DOE's Tribal Loan Guarantee Program. ...

  1. Caribbean Sustainable Energy Program | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Caribbean Sustainable Energy Program AgencyCompany Organization Organization of American States (OAS) Sector Energy Focus Area Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Topics...

  2. Sustainable Transport Systems STS | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    STS Jump to: navigation, search Name: Sustainable Transport Systems (STS) Place: Santa Cruz, California Zip: 95062 Sector: Carbon, Efficiency Product: California-based...

  3. Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuels | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    More Documents & Publications An Update on FAA Alternative Jet Fuel Efforts Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuels Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2015: Emissions Modeling: ...

  4. Sustainable Nanomaterials from Forest Products: Umaine Perspective

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    ... in the Nanotech Revolution Benefits for U.S. and Society: Renewable recyclable, sustainable technology Intelligent products with nanosensors for measuring forces, loads, ...

  5. Sustainable Solutions to Global Energy Challenges | Department...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Solutions to Global Energy Challenges Sustainable Solutions to Global Energy Challenges Breakout Session 2: Frontiers and Horizons Session 2-C: Navigating Roadblocks on the Path to ...

  6. Prosper Sustainably Webinar: Tribal Environmental Codes Development

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Hosted by Prosper Sustainably, this webinar will provide a brief overview and guidance on the process of drafting tribal environmental codes, ordinances, and regulations that cover environmental...

  7. EERE FY 2016 Budget Overview-- Sustainable Transportation

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy FY 2016 Budget Overview -- Sustainable Transportation, a presentation with Reuben Sarkar, Deputy Assistant Secretary, March 2015.

  8. Sustainable Power Partners | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    navigation, search Name: Sustainable Power Partners Place: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Sector: Solar Product: Sydney based project developer with particular focus on STEG...

  9. Light Water Reactor Sustainability Nondestructive Evaluation...

    Energy Saver

    Nondestructive Evaluation for Concrete Research and Development Roadmap Light Water ... US Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy's Light Water Reactor Sustainability ...

  10. International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) |...

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    while retaining the institutional agility necessary to confront the challenges of sustainable development. Resources IISD Tools Building REDD Capacity in Developing...

  11. World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) |...

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    with sustainable development in business. The council focuses on four key areas: 1. Energy and Climate 2. Development 3. The Business Role 4. Ecosystems2 References ...

  12. International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development |...

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Development Jump to: navigation, search Name: International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development Address: International Environment House 2 Chemin de Balexert 7-9...

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

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Public Transport: Moving towards Sustainable Mobility AgencyCompany Organization: United Nations Environment Programme...

  14. Energy for Sustainable Development | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Development Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Energy for Sustainable Development AgencyCompany Organization: United Nations Development Programme, United...

  15. Hanford Site sustainable development initiatives

    SciTech Connect

    Sullivan, C.T.

    1994-05-01

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

  16. Light Water Reactor Sustainability Accomplishments Report

    SciTech Connect

    McCarthy, Kathryn A.

    2015-02-01

    Welcome to the 2014 Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Program Accomplishments Report, covering research and development highlights from 2014. The LWRS Program is a U.S. Department of Energy research and development program to inform and support the long-term operation of our nation’s commercial nuclear power plants. The research uses the unique facilities and capabilities at the Department of Energy national laboratories in collaboration with industry, academia, and international partners. Extending the operating lifetimes of current plants is essential to supporting our nation’s base load energy infrastructure, as well as reaching the Administration’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 80% below 1990 levels by the year 2050. The purpose of the LWRS Program is to provide technical results for plant owners to make informed decisions on long-term operation and subsequent license renewal, reducing the uncertainty, and therefore the risk, associated with those decisions. In January 2013, 104 nuclear power plants operated in 31 states. However, since then, five plants have been shut down (several due to economic reasons), with additional shutdowns under consideration. The LWRS Program aims to minimize the number of plants that are shut down, with R&D that supports long-term operation both directly (via data that is needed for subsequent license renewal), as well indirectly (with models and technology that provide economic benefits). The LWRS Program continues to work closely with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) to ensure that the body of information needed to support SLR decisions and actions is available in a timely manner. This report covers selected highlights from the three research pathways in the LWRS Program: Materials Aging and Degradation, Risk-Informed Safety Margin Characterization, and Advanced Instrumentation, Information, and Control Systems Technologies, as well as a look-ahead at planned activities for 2015. If you

  17. DOE Sustainability SPOtlight U.S. Department of Energy Sustainability Performance Office

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    6 June 2015 SUSTAINABILITY ANNOUNCEMENTS John Shonder Named Director of Sustainability Performance Office On May 11, John Shonder was appointed Director of the Sustainability Performance Office (SPO). John has devoted his career to the design, implementation and evaluation of policies and programs to improve the sustainability of federal facilities by reducing energy and water use and increasing the use of renewables. Most recently, he served as Program Manager for Oak Ridge National

  18. DOE Sustainability SPOtlight U.S. Department of Energy Sustainability Performance Office

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    3 March 2015 SUSTAINABILITY NEWS Upcoming Deadline: SPOFOA Applications Due March 27 On January 26, the Sustainability Performance Office (SPO) launched the SPO Funding Opportunity Announcement (SPOFOA), a first-of-its-kind program designed to expand sustainable technologies and practices across the DOE complex. SPOFOA offers financial assistance to promote compliance with federally-mandated sustainability requirements, including goals on the Office of Management & Budget (OMB)

  19. Sustainability on the urban scale: Proposal of a structure of indicators for the Spanish context

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    Braulio-Gonzalo, Marta Bovea, María Dolores Ruá, María José

    2015-07-15

    Some efforts to assess sustainability on the urban scale have been made and different tools for measuring the impact on and caused by cities have emerged. However, the sustainability concept varies from region to region, and indicators to measure it should be suitable for the context-specific conditions of the region under study. After doing a comprehensive review of the indicators included in 13 tools developed to assess urban sustainability of cities, this article proposes a new structure of indicators adapted to a Mediterranean city in Spain. The proposed structure is based on a two-level scheme that consists in 14 categories and 63 subcategories, which agglutinate urban sustainability indicators according to their purpose. This structure suggests a set of comprehensible qualitative and quantitative indicators that are easily applicable on neighbourhood or city scales. Given the similar features of Mediterranean countries in terms of environmental and socio-economic aspects, the proposed structure could be extrapolated to other countries with climatic and cultural similarities. Otherwise, the system is a useful tool in the decision-making process to help the different stakeholders involved in new urban developments and regeneration projects in existing neighbourhoods, such as developers, urban planners and public administrations. - Highlights: ‚ÄĘ Comprehensive review of 13 urban sustainability assessment tools ‚ÄĘ Proposal of a two-level structure to cluster urban sustainability indicators ‚ÄĘ Inclusion of sustainability criteria for urban planning projects and interventions.

  20. Chapter 1: Sustainable Development--What and Why?

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    : Sustainable Development - What and Why? Mission Impact Vision for Sustainable Development Sustainable Development at LANL Purpose of the LANL Sustainable Design Guide Organization of the LANL Sustainable Design Guide LANL | Chapter 1 Sustainable Development - What and Why? "It is not what we have that Los Alamos National Laboratory Sustainable Design Guide 1 will make us a great nation; it is the way in which we use it." - Theodore Roosevelt LANL Mission Impact As the nation

  1. Initial Results in Using a Self-Coherence Method for Detecting Sustained Oscillations

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    Zhou, Ning; Dagle, Jeffery E.

    2015-01-01

    This paper develops a self-coherence method for detecting sustained oscillations using phasor measurement unit (PMU) data. Sustained oscillations decrease system performance and introduce potential reliability issues. Timely detection of the oscillations at an early stage provides the opportunity for taking remedial reaction. Using high-speed time-synchronized PMU data, this paper details a self-coherence method for detecting sustained oscillation, even when the oscillation amplitude is lower than ambient noise. Simulation and field measurement data are used to evaluate the proposed methodís performance. It is shown that the proposed method can detect sustained oscillations and estimate oscillation frequencies with a low signal-to-noise ratio. Comparison with a power spectral density method also shows that the proposed self-coherence method performs better. Index Termsócoherence, power spectral density, phasor measurement unit (PMU), oscillations, power system dynamics

  2. Evidence-Based Background Material Underlying Guidance for Federal Agencies in Implementing Strategic Sustainability Performance Plans - Implementing Sustainability: The Institutional-Behavioral Dimension

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    Malone, Elizabeth L.; Sanquist, Tom; Wolfe, Amy K.; Diamond, Rick; Payne, Christopher; Dion, Jerry

    2013-06-01

    This document is part of a larger, programmatic effort to assist federal agencies in taking action and changing their institutions to achieve and maintain federal sustainability goals, while meeting their mission goals. FEMP is developing guidance for federal agency efforts to enable institutional behavior change for sustainability, and for making sustainability ‚Äúbusiness as usual.‚ÄĚ The driving requirement for this change is Executive Order (EO) 13514, Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance. FEMP emphasizes strategies for increasing energy efficiency and renewable energy utilization as critical components of attaining sustainability, and promotes additional non-energy action pathways contained in EO 13514. This report contributes to the larger goal by laying out the conceptual and evidentiary underpinnings of guidance to federal agencies. Conceptual frameworks focus and organize the development of guidance. We outline a series of progressively refined conceptual frameworks, including a multi-layer approach, key steps in sustainability implementation, a process view of specific approaches to institutional change, the agency Strategic Sustainability Performance Plans (SSPPs), and concepts related to context-specific rules, roles and tools for sustainability. Additionally, we tap pertinent bodies of literature in drawing eight evidence-based principles for behavior change. These principles are important foundations upon which to build in selecting strategies to effect change in organizations. Taken together, this report presents a suite of components that inform the training materials, presentations, web site, and other products that provide guidance to federal agencies.

  3. Sustainability Performance Office | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Operational Management ¬Ľ Sustainability Performance Office Sustainability Performance Office Forrestal's Rooftop Solar Array Forrestal's Rooftop Solar Array National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Research Support Facility National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Research Support Facility Savannah River Site's Biomass Steam Plants Savannah River Site's Biomass Steam Plants Pantex Plant's Wind Farm Pantex Plant's Wind Farm Argonne National Laboratory's Mira Supercomputer Argonne National

  4. Sustainability Considerations in Spent Light-water Nuclear Fuel Retrievability

    SciTech Connect

    Wood, Thomas W.; Rothwell, Geoffrey

    2012-01-10

    This paper examines long-term cost differences between two competing Light Water Reactor (LWR) fuels: Uranium Oxide (UOX) and Mixed Uranium Oxide-Plutonium Oxide (MOX). Since these costs are calculated on a life-cycle basis, expected savings from lower future MOX fuel prices can be used to value the option of substituting MOX for UOX, including the value of maintaining access to the used UOX fuel that could be reprocessed to make MOX. The two most influential cost drivers are the price of natural uranium and the cost of reprocessing. Significant and sustained reductions in reprocessing costs and/or sustained increases in uranium prices are required to give positive value to the retrievability of Spent Nuclear Fuel. While this option has positive economic value, it might not be exercised for 50 to 200 years. Therefore, there are many years for a program during which reprocessing technology can be researched, developed, demonstrated, and deployed. Further research is required to determine whether the cost of such a program would yield positive net present value and/or increases the sustainability of LWR energy systems.

  5. Feeling lucky? Using search engines to assess perceptions of urban sustainability

    SciTech Connect

    Keirstead, James

    2009-02-15

    The sustainability of urban environments is an important issue at both local and international scales. Indicators are frequently used by decision-makers seeking to improve urban performance but these metrics can be dependent on sparse quantitative data. This paper explores the potential of an alternative approach, using an internet search engine to quickly gather qualitative data on the key attributes of cities. The method is applied to 21 world cities and the results indicate that, while the technique does shed light on direct and indirect aspects of sustainability, the validity of derived metrics as objective indicators of long-term sustainability is questionable. However the method's ability to provide subjective short-term assessments is more promising and it could therefore play an important role in participatory policy exercises such as public consultations. A number of promising technical improvements to the method's performance are also highlighted.

  6. Integrating Nanomaterial Applications in the Field of Sustainable

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Biomaterials | Department of Energy Integrating Nanomaterial Applications in the Field of Sustainable Biomaterials Integrating Nanomaterial Applications in the Field of Sustainable Biomaterials Integrating Nanomaterial Applications in the Field of Sustainable Biomaterials - Barry Goodell and Matthew Hull, Virginia Technical Institute (3.05 MB) More Documents & Publications Sustainable Nanomaterials Workshop Sustainable Nano-Materials: What is happening at the cellular level? Bacterial

  7. A Strategic Project Appraisal framework for ecologically sustainable urban infrastructure

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    Morrissey, John; Iyer-Raniga, Usha; McLaughlin, Patricia; Mills, Anthony

    2012-02-15

    Actors in the built environment are progressively considering environmental and social issues alongside functional and economic aspects of development projects. Infrastructure projects represent major investment and construction initiatives with attendant environmental, economic and societal impacts across multiple scales. To date, while sustainability strategies and frameworks have focused on wider national aspirations and strategic objectives, they are noticeably weak in addressing micro-level integrated decision making in the built environment, particularly for infrastructure projects. The proposed approach of this paper is based on the principal that early intervention is the most cost-effective and efficient means of mitigating the environmental effects of development projects, particularly macro infrastructure developments. A strategic overview of the various project alternatives, taking account for stakeholder and expert input, could effectively reduce project impacts/risks at low cost to the project developers but provide significant benefit to wider communities, including communities of future stakeholders. This paper is the first exploratory step in developing a more systematic framework for evaluating strategic alternatives for major metropolitan infrastructure projects, based on key sustainability principles. The developed Strategic Project Appraisal (SPA) framework, grounded in the theory of Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), provides a means of practically appraising project impacts and alternatives in terms of quantified ecological limits; addresses the neglected topic of metropolitan infrastructure as a means of delivering sustainability outcomes in the urban context and more broadly, seeks to open a debate on the potential for SEA methodology to be more extensively applied to address sustainability challenges in the built environment. Practically applied and timed appropriately, the SPA framework can enable better decision-making and more

  8. The U.S./IAEA Workshop on Software Sustainability for Safeguards Instrumentation: Report to the NNSA DOE Office of International Nuclear Safeguards (NA-241)

    SciTech Connect

    Pepper, Susan E.; Pickett, Chris A.; Queirolo, Al; Bachner, Katherine M.; Worrall, Louise G.

    2015-04-07

    The U.S Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Next Generation Safeguards Initiative (NGSI) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) convened a workshop on Software Sustainability for Safeguards Instrumentation in Vienna, Austria, May 6-8, 2014. Safeguards instrumentation software must be sustained in a changing environment to ensure existing instruments can continue to perform as designed, with improved security. The approaches to the development and maintenance of instrument software used in the past may not be the best model for the future and, therefore, the organizers‚Äô goal was to investigate these past approaches and to determine an optimal path forward. The purpose of this report is to provide input for the DOE NNSA Office of International Nuclear Safeguards (NA-241) and other stakeholders that can be utilized when making decisions related to the development and maintenance of software used in the implementation of international nuclear safeguards. For example, this guidance can be used when determining whether to fund the development, upgrade, or replacement of a particular software product. The report identifies the challenges related to sustaining software, and makes recommendations for addressing these challenges, supported by summaries and detailed notes from the workshop discussions. In addition the authors provide a set of recommendations for institutionalizing software sustainability practices in the safeguards community. The term ‚Äúsoftware sustainability‚ÄĚ was defined for this workshop as ensuring that safeguards instrument software and algorithm functionality can be maintained efficiently throughout the instrument lifecycle, without interruption and providing the ability to continue to improve that software as needs arise.

  9. Terms and Conditions

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Terms and Conditions Network R&D Software-Defined Networking (SDN) Experimental Network Testbeds 100G SDN Testbed Testbed Description Proposal Process Terms and Conditions Dark Fiber Testbed Test Circuit Service Testbed Results Current Testbed Research Previous Testbed Research Performance (perfSONAR) Software & Tools Development Data for Researchers Partnerships Publications Workshops Contact Us Technical Assistance: 1 800-33-ESnet (Inside US) 1 800-333-7638 (Inside US) 1 510-486-7600

  10. Terms and Conditions

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    Tennessee

    Terms and Conditions Terms and Conditions As a premier national research and development laboratory, LANL seeks to do business with qualified companies that offer value and high quality products and services. Contact Small Business Office (505) 667-4419 Email Use information below as guideline to doing business An "Appendix SFA-1" contains FAR and DEAR Clauses that are incorporated by reference into a particular subcontract. "Exhibit A General Conditions" are the

  11. DOE Perspectives on Sustainable Bioenergy Landscapes

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    | Bioenergy Technologies Office biomass.energy.gov Kristen Johnson Sustainability T echnology M anager Bioenergy Technologies Office U.S. D epartment o f E nergy ( DOE) Green L ands B lue W aters 2 014 C onference November 1 9, 2 014 DOE P erspec2ves o n Sustainable Bioenergy Landscapes 2 Research, D evelopment, a nd Demonstra2on a t I ncreasing S cale Feedstock Supply Develop sustainable a nd affordable feedstock s upply and e fficient logisPcs s ystems. Conversion R &D Develop commercially

  12. Integrated Renewable Energy and Campus Sustainability Initiative

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    Uthoff, Jay; Jensen, Jon; Bailey, Andrew

    2013-09-25

    Renewable energy, energy conservation, and other sustainability initiatives have long been a central focus of Luther College. The DOE funded Integrated Renewable Energy and Campus Sustainability Initiative project has helped accelerate the College’s progress toward carbon neutrality. DOE funds, in conjunction with institutional matching funds, were used to fund energy conservation projects, a renewable energy project, and an energy and waste education program aimed at all campus constituents. The energy and waste education program provides Luther students with ideas about sustainability and conservation guidelines that they carry with them into their future communities.

  13. COLLOQUIUM: Sustainability Economics | Princeton Plasma Physics Lab

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    November 24, 2015, 4:15pm to 5:30pm MBG AUDITORIUM COLLOQUIUM: Sustainability Economics James Morris Rutgers University It's easy to agree that managing resources in a sustainable manner is a worthy goal. But what exactly does that mean for those of us living and working in a dollars-and-cents world? How we do balance the short-run-orientation of an unforgiving marketplace with the long-run goals and results of thinking and acting sustainably? This session will introduce key economic metrics of

  14. High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Guidance

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    HIGH PERFORMANCE and SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS GUIDANCE Final (12/1/08) PURPOSE The Interagency Sustainability Working Group (ISWG), as a subcommittee of the Steering Committee established by Executive Order (E.O.) 13423, initiated development of the following guidance to assist agencies in meeting the high performance and sustainable buildings goals of E.O. 13423, section 2(f). 1 E.O. 13423, sec. 2(f) states "In implementing the policy set forth in section 1 of this order, the head of each

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

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    Snyder, N.; Schwab, A.

    2012-06-01

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

  16. Reduced Emissions and Lower Costs: Combining Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency into a Sustainable Energy Portfolio Standard

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    Brown, Marilyn A

    2007-01-01

    Combining renewable energy and energy efficiency in Sustainable Energy Portfolio Standards has emerged as a key state and national policy option to achieve greater levels of sustainable energy resources with maximum economic efficiency and equity. One advantage of the SEPS relative to a renewable portfolio standard or a stand-along energy efficiency resource standard is enhanced flexibility and broader options for meeting targets.

  17. Path to Self-Sustainability | Department of Energy

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    Path to Self-Sustainability Path to Self-Sustainability Chapter 7: Path to Self-Sustainability (108.32 KB) More Documents & Publications Clean Energy Finance Guide for Residential ...

  18. City of San Diego- Sustainable Building Expedited Permit Program

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    In 2002, the City of San Diego passed a Resolution R-298001, which amended the Sustainable Building Policy to allow for expedited permitting for sustainable buildings. Sustainable buildings are...

  19. DOE Tour of Zero Floorplans: Revive Sustainable Multifamily Living by

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    Philgreen Construction | Department of Energy Sustainable Multifamily Living by Philgreen Construction DOE Tour of Zero Floorplans: Revive Sustainable Multifamily Living by Philgreen Construction DOE Tour of Zero Floorplans: Revive Sustainable Multifamily Living

  20. Sustainable Land Lab Tour | Photosynthetic Antenna Research Center

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Sustainable Land Lab Tour Sustainable Land Lab Tour PARC researchers and guests were taken on a tour of the new Sustainable land lab and shown the rennovations going on in North ...