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Assessing and Measuring Environmental Impact and Sustainability

Assessing and Measuring Environmental Impact and Sustainability Book
Author : Jiří J Klemeš
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release : 2015-01-20
ISBN : 0128022337
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Assessing and Measuring Environmental Impact and Sustainability answers the question “what are the available methodologies to assess the environmental sustainability of a product, system or process? Multiple well-known authors share their expertise in order to give a broad perspective of this issue from a chemical and environmental engineering perspective. This mathematical, quantitative book includes many case studies to assist with the practical application of environmental and sustainability methods. Readers learn how to efficiently assess and use these methods. This book summarizes all relevant environmental methodologies to assess the sustainability of a product and tools, in order to develop more green products or processes. With life cycle assessment as its main methodology, this book speaks to engineers interested in environmental impact and sustainability. Helps engineers to assess, evaluate, and measure sustainability in industry Provides workable approaches to environmental and sustainability assessment Readers learn tools to assess the sustainability of a process or product and to design it in an environmentally friendly way

Assessing the Environmental Impact of Textiles and the Clothing Supply Chain

Assessing the Environmental Impact of Textiles and the Clothing Supply Chain Book
Author : Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Release : 2020-03-20
ISBN : 0128197846
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Assessing the Environmental Impact of Textiles and the Clothing Supply Chain, Second Edition, is a fully updated, practical guide on how to identify and respond to environmental challenges across the supply chain. This new edition features updates to important data on environmental impacts and their measurements, the sustainable use of water and electricity, and new legislation, standards and schemes. Chapters provide an introduction to the textile supply chain and an overview of the methods used to measure environmental impacts, including greenhouse gas emissions, water and energy footprints, and a lifecycle assessment (LCA) on environmental impacts. This book will be a standard reference for R&D managers in the textile industry and academic researchers in textile science. Provides a holistic view of the sustainability issues that affect the textile value chain Explains ways to calculate the textile industry’s use of resources, its impact on global warming, and the pollution and waste it generates Reviews key methods for the reduction of the environmental impact of textile products and how they are implemented in practice Includes methods for calculating product carbon footprints (PCFs), ecological footprints (EFs) and lifecycle assessments (LCA)

Sustainability Indicators

Sustainability Indicators Book
Author : Tomás Hák,Bedrich Moldan,Arthur Lyon Dahl
Publisher : Island Press
Release : 2012-09-26
ISBN : 9781597266284
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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While the concept of sustainability has been widely embraced, it has been only vaguely defined and is exceedingly difficult to measure. Sustainability indicators are critical to making the broad concept of sustainability operational by providing specific measures by which decision makers and the public can judge progress. Sustainability Indicators defines the present state of the art in indicator development. It presents a comprehensive assessment of the science behind various indicators, while placing special emphasis on their use as communications tools. The contributors draw on their experience as academics and practitioners to describe the conceptual challenges to measuring something as complex as sustainability at local, regional, national, and global scales. The book also reviews existing indicators to assess how they could be better employed, considering which indicators are overused and which have been underutilized. Sustainability Indicators will help planners and policy makers find indicators that are ready for application and relevant to their needs, and will help researchers identify the unresolved issues where progress is most urgently needed. All readers will find advice as to the most effective ways to use indicators to support decision making.

Environmental Assessment on Energy and Sustainability by Data Envelopment Analysis

Environmental Assessment on Energy and Sustainability by Data Envelopment Analysis Book
Author : Toshiyuki Sueyoshi,Mika Goto
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2018-04-02
ISBN : 1118979346
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Introduces a bold, new model for energy industry pollution prevention and sustainable growth Balancing industrial pollution prevention with economic growth is one of the knottiest problems faced by industry today. Environmental Assessment on Energy and Sustainability by Data Envelopment Analysis introduces a novel approach to using data envelopment analysis (DEA) as a powerful tool for achieving that balance in the energy industries—the world's largest producers of greenhouse gases. It describes a rigorous framework that integrates elements of the social sciences, corporate strategy, regional economics, energy economics, and environmental policy, and delivers a methodology and a set of strategies for promoting green innovation while solving key managerial challenges to greenhouse gas reduction and business growth. In writing this book the authors have drawn upon their pioneering work and considerable experience in the field to develop an unconventional, holistic approach to using DEA to assess key aspects of sustainability development. The book is divided into two sections, the first of which lays out a conventional framework of DEA as the basis for new research directions. In the second section, the authors delve into conceptual and methodological extensions of conventional DEA for solving problems of environmental assessment in all contemporary energy industry sectors. Introduces a powerful new approach to using DEA to achieve pollution prevention, sustainability, and business growth Covers the fundamentals of DEA, including theory, statistical models, and practical issues of conventional applications of DEA Explores new statistical modeling strategies and explores their economic and business implications Examines applications of DEA to environmental analysis across the complete range of energy industries, including coal, petroleum, shale gas, nuclear energy, renewables, and more Summarizes important studies and nearly 800 peer reviewed articles on energy, the environment, and sustainability Environmental Assessment on Energy and Sustainability by Data Envelopment Analysis is a must-read for researchers, academics, graduate students, and practitioners in the energy industries, as well as government officials and policymakers tasked with regulating the environmental impacts of industrial pollution.

Handbook of Sustainability Assessment

Handbook of Sustainability Assessment Book
Author : Angus Morrison-Saunders,Jenny Pope,Alan Bond
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Release : 2015-09-25
ISBN : 1783471379
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Handbook of Sustainability Assessment introduces the theory and practice of sustainability assessment and showcases the state-of-the-art research. The aim is to provide inspiration and guidance to students, academics and practitioners alike and to contribute to the enhancement of sustainability assessment practice worldwide. It emphasises how traditional impact assessment practices can be enhanced to contribute to sustainable outcomes. Featuring original contributions from leading sustainability assessment researchers and practitioners, it forms part of the Research Handbooks on Impact Assessment series.

Environmental Impact Assessment

Environmental Impact Assessment Book
Author : A. G. Colombo
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 1992
ISBN : 9780792315896
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Section 1. Legislation. The EEC directive on EIA and its implementation in the EC member states. The EEC directives on environmental hazards. The dutch integral environmental zoning project. Section 2. EIA APROACHES AND TECHNIQUES contents and phases of an EIA study. Risk analysis in environmental impact studies. Environmental impact assessment and risk analysis in Denmark. Environmental impact assessment in Germany with a special focus on environmental planning in the Ruhr area. Pollution abatement in oil refineries and inorganic chemical industries. SILVIA: a decision support system for environmental impact assessment. Section 3. Environmental indicators and indices environmental indicators and measurement scales. Air quality assessment in environmental impact studies. Surface water quality indicators. Soil and ground water quality indicators. Ecotoxicological risk indicators for environmental chemicals. Industrial plant risk indices. Section 4. ECONOMIC AND SOCIOLOGICAL DIMENSIONS OF EIA. Sustainability, efficiency and equity: project appraisal in economic development strategies. Sociological aspects of environmental impact assessment.

Sustainability Assessment

Sustainability Assessment Book
Author : Cesar A. Poveda
Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
Release : 2017-10-23
ISBN : 1787435369
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book makes the case for the development and implementation of environmental and sustainability rating systems (ESRSs) in new industry contexts, including energy, heavy and light industries, manufacturing, transportation, mining, and oil and gas.

Assessing the Environmental Impact of Agriculture

Assessing the Environmental Impact of Agriculture Book
Author : Bo Weidema
Publisher : Burleigh Dodds Series in Agric
Release : 2019-03-22
ISBN : 9781786762283
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book reviews key methods for measuring the environmental impact of agriculture. Part 1 reviews life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology. Part 2 reviews ways of modelling particular types of impact whilst the final part covers particular agricultural sectors.

How Green is the City

How Green is the City  Book
Author : Dimitri Devuyst,Luc Hens,Walter De Lannoy,W. de Lannoy
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2001
ISBN : 0231118031
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book deals with practical ways to reach a more sustainable state in urban areas through such tools as strategic environmental assessment, sustainability assessment, direction analysis, baseline setting and progress measurement, sustainability targets, and ecological footprint analysis.

Measuring Environmental Quality in Asia

Measuring Environmental Quality in Asia Book
Author : Peter P. Rogers,Kazi F. Jalal,Harvard University. Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences,Bindu N. Lohani,Asian Development Bank,Gene M. Owens,Chang-Ching Yu,Christian M. Dufournaud,Jun Bi
Publisher : Asian Development Bank
Release : 1997
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The relationship between industrialization, economic growth and environmental protection is now recognized as the essence of the sustainability issue in Asia. One of the more difficult aspects facing the development policymaker is how to measure this relationship in concrete ways. This study develops a set of environmental indices to serve as guides to assess the state of the environment, measure the nature and degree of environmental change, and indicate the financing requirements for remediation.

Sport Management and the Natural Environment

Sport Management and the Natural Environment Book
Author : Jonathan M. Casper,Michael E. Pfahl
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2015-05-01
ISBN : 1134710178
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

With climate change and other environmental issues becoming increasingly prominent, any successful sport organization now has to incorporate environmental concerns into their business strategy, while all sport managers must understand how to implement environmental initiatives into their everyday business. Sport Management and the Natural Environment is the first book to introduce environmental theory and best practice in the context of sport management, demonstrating how sport organizations can become more effective and sustainable, and exploring the important advocacy role that sport organizations have in local and global communities. It considers the unique social, economic and political space that sport occupies in society, and examines the most important practical managerial issues related to sport and the environment, including: Facilities Finance and accounting Leadership Marketing, communication and digital media Operations Stakeholder relations Strategic planning Including contributions from leading academics and practitioners, Sport Management and the Natural Environment is the perfect foundation text for any course touching on environmental issues or social responsibility in sport, and essential reading for any sport manager looking to improve their professional practice.

Business and the Sustainable Development Goals

Business and the Sustainable Development Goals Book
Author : Norma Schönherr,André Martinuzzi
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2019-05-10
ISBN : 3030168107
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This innovative and engaging book discusses the contribution of business to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations in 2015. It critically analyses selected impact measurement and management tools to highlight their respective benefits and limitations, and also provides guidance on critical management decisions to support high-quality impact measurement and management. The analyses underlying this book are the result of a three year research project conducted by an international consortium in the EU-funded research project GLOBAL VALUE – Managing Business Impact on Development. The research is complemented by examples from corporate practice and expert interviews to demonstrate and measure the contribution of business to sustainable development in the context of the SDGs.

Environmental Impact Assessments

Environmental Impact Assessments Book
Author : George T. Halley,Yeram T. Fridian
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2009
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An (EIA) is an assessment of the possible impact-positive or negative-that a proposed project may have on the natural environment. The purpose of the assessment is to ensure that decision makers consider environmental impacts used to decided whether to proceed with the project. The International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) defines an environmental impact assessment as "the process of identifying, predicting, evaluating and mitigating the biophysical, social, and other relevant effects of development proposals prior to major decisions being taken and commitments made". After an EIA, the precautionary and polluter pays principles may be applied to prevent, limit, or require strict liability or insurance coverage to a project, based on its likely harms. Environmental impact assessments are sometimes controversial. The book presents new research in the field.

Multicriteria Environmental Assessment

Multicriteria Environmental Assessment Book
Author : Nolberto Munier
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2004-04-30
ISBN : 9781402020896
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book uses real-life examples to analyze techniques for undertaking the task of making an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of a project. The text offers suggestions on how to quantify the effects on people’s lives; comparative end results of using certain renewable and non-renewable resources; how to cost economic development against sustainability; and how to measure the unmeasurable: sunsets, tropical forests, mountains and more.

Australian Property Journal

Australian Property Journal Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1998
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Download Australian Property Journal book written by , available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Measuring Progress Towards Sustainability

Measuring Progress Towards Sustainability Book
Author : Subhas K. Sikdar,Debalina Sengupta,Rajib Mukherjee
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-11-21
ISBN : 3319427199
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book is a state of the art treatise on what has been done so far on measuring sustainability for decision making. Contributions will appeal to engineers and scientists engaged in technology development, assessment, and verification. Researchers working on engineering sustainability are likely to get ideas for further research in quantifying sustainability for industrial systems. Concepts described can be applied across all scales, from process technology to global sustainability; and challenges and limitations are also addressed. Readers will discover important insights about simulation-based approaches to process design and quantitative measurement techniques of sustainability for business and technology systems. Most of the examples and case studies are from chemical enterprises but the methodologies presented could be applicable to any system for which quantitative data for indicators are available, and the choice of the set of indicators of sustainability are comprehensive.

Working Class Environmentalism

Working Class Environmentalism Book
Author : Karen Bell
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-01-21
ISBN : 3030295192
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book presents a timely perspective that puts working-class people at the forefront of achieving sustainability. Bell argues that environmentalism is a class issue, and confronts some current practice, policy and research that is preventing the attainment of sustainability and a healthy environment for all. She combines two of the biggest challenges facing humanity: that millions of people around the world still do not have their social and environmental needs met (including healthy food, clean water, affordable energy, clean air); and that the earth’s resources have been over-used or misused. Bell explores various solutions to these social and ecological crises and lays out an agenda for simultaneously achieving greater well-being, equality and sustainability. The result will be an invaluable resource for practitioners and policy-makers working to achieve environmental and social justice, as well as to students and scholars across social policy, sociology, human geography, and environmental studies.

The International Handbook on Environmental Technology Management

The International Handbook on Environmental Technology Management Book
Author : Dora Marinova,David Annandale,John Phillimore
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Release : 2008-01-01
ISBN : 1847203051
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is an excellent textbook, suitable as a core text for environmental engineers and environmental scientists but equally it should, in my opinion, be compulsory reading for all researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers regardless of their discipline because it has relevance for all. In fact, the book is so lively and understandable that everyone and anyone could and should read it. . . Clearly written by a team of recognised environmental authors drawn from around the world, it guides the reader through current thinking on the tools and techniques industry. . . As an academic, it is a delight to find a book to recommend that I know students will enjoy and one which addresses so many different elements of a diversity of university courses, while covering the most important areas of environmental technology and management. I am certainly using it to enhance and update the content of some of my own lectures. Susan Haile, International Journal of Sustainable Engineering This substantial collection draws together a very wide variety of literatures and practices. . . I would expect this book to be a popular purchase by academic libraries, principally as a core text. R&D Management This stunning Handbook is an excellent tool for environmental manager and environmental officer alike. It is brimful of ideas, case studies and methodologies which stimulate continuous improvement thinking and help train staff to implement sustainability and environmental management concepts. Highly recommended. Eagle Bulletin This important Handbook is the first comprehensive account that brings together recent developments in the three related fields of environmental technology, environmental management and technology management. With contributions from more than 55 outstanding authors representing ten countries and five continents, the reader is provided with a vast range of insightful perspectives on the latest industry and policy issues. With the aid of numerous case studies, leading experts reflect on significant changes in the use of technology and management practices witnessed in the last decade. Within this Handbook, the authors discuss, in detail: eco-modernization and technology transformation environmental technology management in business practices measuring environmental technology management case studies in new technologies for the environment environmental technology management and the future. The International Handbook on Environmental Technology Management has a broad audience including researchers, practitioners, policymakers and students in the fields of sustainability and environmental science.

Evaluation of the Built Environment for Sustainability

Evaluation of the Built Environment for Sustainability Book
Author : Vicenzo Bentivegna,P.S. Brandon,Patrizia Lombardi
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2003-09-02
ISBN : 1135814392
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sustainability in the built environment is a major issue facing policy-makers, planners, developers and designers in the UK, Europe and worldwide. The measuring of buildings and cities for sustainability becomes increasingly important as pressure for green, sustainable development translates into policy and legislation. The problems of such measurement and evaluation are presented by the authors in contributions which move from the general to the particular, e.g. from a general framework for an environmentally sustainable form of urban development to a specific input-output model application to environmental problems. The book is divided into three parts: the first covers city models and sustainable systems - research programmes, environmental policies, green corporations and collaborative strategies to make urban development more sustainable; part two discusses the problems of evaluating the built environment in planning and construction, covering economic and environmental methods and construction, development and regeneration processes; part three illustrates a number of applications using different approaches and techniques and referring to a range of environmental aspects of the natural and built environment, from maintaining historic buildings to transport management and air pollution monitoring.

Corporate Impact

Corporate Impact Book
Author : Adrian Henriques
Publisher : Earthscan
Release : 2010
ISBN : 1849774900
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

It is widely accepted that sustainability has an inescapable social component, but companies find it very hard to understand and measure their social impacts. Why is this? This book, by noted CSR practitioner, consultant and educator Adrian Henriques, provides the first coherent approach to identifying, understanding, measuring and accounting for corporate social impact. Beginning with an analysis of the nature of corporate social impact and the role of the stakeholder, the complex relationship of social impact to economic and environmental impacts is explored. This naturally leads to an examination of the contribution which social impact makes to business practice, profitability and ultimately to global sustainability.The second part of the book assesses the theory and practise of some of the critical measures of social impact which have been developed to date. This includes Social Return on Investment (SROI), local economic impact (LM3) and social capital as well as more established techniques. . It also explores new approaches such as 'social footprinting'. This is rounded out by presentation of a social accounting framework and how this can operate in parallel to standard financial accounting procedures.This volume provides a clear, digestible and practical roadmap for companies wishing to take responsibility for their role in society and improve their internal and external performance.