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Sustainability Metrics and Indicators of Environmental Impact

Sustainability Metrics and Indicators of Environmental Impact Book
Author : Eduardo Jacob-Lopes,Leila Queiroz Zepka,Mariany Costa Depra
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2021-07-16
ISBN : 0128236043
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sustainability Metrics and Indicators of Environmental Impact: Industrial and Agricultural Life Cycle Assessment covers trending topics on the environmental impact of systems of production, putting emphasis on lifecycle assessment (LCA). This methodology is one of the most important tools of analysis, as mathematical models are applied that will quantify the systematic inputs and outputs of the processes in order to evaluate the sustainability of industrial processes and products. In this sense, LCA is mainly a tool to support environmental decision-making that analyzes the environmental impacts of products and technologies from a lifecycle perspective. The emergence of ever-larger global issues, such as the energy dilemma, the changing climate and the scarcity of natural resources, such as water, has boosted the search for tools capable of ensuring the reliability of the results published by the industries, and has become an important tool in order to achieve sustainability and environmental preservation. Thus, lifecycle assessment (LCA), including carbon footprint valuation is necessary to ensure better internal management. Provides guidance on environmental impacts and the carbon footprint of industrial processes Features guidelines in lifecycle assessment to support a sustainable approach, along with quantifiable data to support proposed solutions Includes a companion website with slides and graphics to quantity environmental impact and other metrics of lifecycle assessment

Indicator Systems for Sustainable Innovation

Indicator Systems for Sustainable Innovation Book
Author : Jens Horbach
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2005-01-14
ISBN : 9783790815535
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the recent past, environmental innovations have led to a considerable reduction of many pollutants; however, further innovation is required to tackle remaining pollution sources. This work analyses the significance and the effects of framework conditions on innovation activities that contribute to the realisation of a sustainable development. The book links the experiences of different research projects with the aim to develop a system of indicators to evaluate sustainable effects of (environmental) innovations. A comprehensive framework for an indicator system is established that allows to include different environmental innovation fields such as process innovations in the steel production, substitution of dangerous chemicals, organisational innovations in the field of waste disposal or sustainable water management.

Technological Choices for Sustainability

Technological Choices for Sustainability Book
Author : Subhas K. Sikdar,Peter Glavic,Ravi Jain
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2013-03-09
ISBN : 3662102706
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book offers a critical evaluation of current scientific work on defining the issue of sustainability and on measuring progress towards a sustainable state. It aims to provide a common understanding of how progress towards sustainability can be achieved by optimising technological development, environmental impact and socio-economic factors. A further objective is to identify the major trends in methodologies that assist progress towards sustainability.

Development of a Sustainability Assessment Matrix SAM as a Method of Quantifying Sustainability

Development of a Sustainability Assessment Matrix  SAM  as a Method of Quantifying Sustainability Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2013
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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How do we evaluate the sustainability of building infrastructure systems to inform our design decisions? It is not enough to state a building is eco-friendly and thus sustainable based simply on one measure such as the use of specific construction materials. Decision makers need to give other contributing adequate consideration. Societal and economic impacts play a role in sustainable development assessments, especially when considered over the life cycle of the building. The life cycle of a building is divided into three phases: construction, life, and end-of-life. Published works show that sustainability indicators and metrics have been developed and used to measure social, economic and environmental impacts independently. This project proposes the development of a 3 x 3-decision matrix to guide the development of sustainable building infrastructure systems. The developed matrix corresponding to three dimensions of sustainability across three life cycle phases was populated using composite indicator values derived from existing indicators of sustainable development and impacts. The framework and model proposed allows for context driven considerations result in a flexible and robust tool. The result of this work provides potential end users with better insights into the sustainability of building projects compared to established standards. In addition, this tool provides some information on which dimensions of sustainability may need to improve in specific life cycle phases.

Futures Research and Environmental Sustainability

Futures Research and Environmental Sustainability Book
Author : James K. Lein
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2016-12-08
ISBN : 1315353962
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book explores the challenges of presenting sustainability as a more actionable or practical concept and identifying approaches that might offer useful assistance in addressing the temporal and spatial representation of sustainability. The underlying premise of this book is that sustainability is a state realized in the future. In that future there is a geographic arrangement of society and economy that agrees with its environmental setting. This future perspective introduces a little examined subject area that can lend significant content to the sustainability challenge: Futures Research.

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

Sustainable Development in Practice

Sustainable Development in Practice Book
Author : Adisa Azapagic,Slobodan Perdan,Roland Clift
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2004-07-23
ISBN : 9780470856093
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This groundbreaking text provides background theory on the concept of sustainable development (environmental, social and economic aspects) and presents a series of practical case studies on such topics as waste water management, air quality, solid waste management and renewable energy.

Re engineering Manufacturing for Sustainability

Re engineering Manufacturing for Sustainability Book
Author : Andrew Y. C. Nee,Bin Song,Soh-Khim Ong
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2013-04-08
ISBN : 9814451487
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This edited volume presents the proceedings of the 20th CIRP LCE Conference, which cover various areas in life cycle engineering such as life cycle design, end-of-life management, manufacturing processes, manufacturing systems, methods and tools for sustainability, social sustainability, supply chain management, remanufacturing, etc.

Sustainability Indicators in Practice

Sustainability Indicators in Practice Book
Author : Agnieszka Latawiec,Dorice Agol
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release : 2015-12-30
ISBN : 311045050X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The goal of sustainable development is to meet the socio-economic and environmental objectives without comprising the needs of future generations. Since the Rio Summit of 1992, the concept of sustainability has captured our imaginations and aspirations and efforts to develop its indicators have increased. A range of sustainability indicators have been developed within various socio-economic, environmental and cultural contexts- including biodiversity, economy, energy, water, land use and transport. Sustainability indicators are widespread in international development arena. They have become popularized among governments, non-governmental organizations, private sector and the wider public. Based on multiple cases across the world, this book explores opportunities and challenges associated with the practical application of sustainability indicators. The book reflects diversity of professionals of inter-disciplinary backgrounds covering contemporary issues within different socio-economic and environmental contexts. Each chapter presents practical examples of the merits and challenges of using sustainability indicators and draws conclusions and lessons learned. The book targets a range of audience from students, academics to development practitioners and policy-makers. The two editors of this book: Dr. Agnieszka Ewa Latawiec and Dr. Dorice Agol are inter-disciplinary scientists who both have experience in research at the environmental conservation and development nexus.

Sustainability Policy

Sustainability Policy Book
Author : Steven Cohen,William Eimicke,Alison Miller
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2015-01-05
ISBN : 1118916395
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A complete guide to sustainability policy at the federal, state,and local levels Sustainability Policy: Hastening the Transition to a CleanerEconomy is a fundamental guide for public sector professionalsnew to sustainability policy development, implementation, strategy,and practice. Featuring detailed cases highlighting innovativesustainability initiatives, this book explores the elements thatconstitute effective policy, and the factors that can help orhinder implementation and adoption. Readers gain insight intopolicies in effect at the federal, state, and local levels, in theareas of water, energy, material use, and waste management, and thereasons why local policies are often the most innovative andsuccessful. Discussion surrounding monitoring and measurementaddresses the lack of standardization, as well as the government'scritical role in leading the field toward generally acceptedsustainability metrics, while outlining the reasons why certainpolicies are more feasible than others. This book is an introductory resource, written in non-technicallanguage, and organized in a coherent manner that establishesfoundational knowledge before introducing more complex issues. Evenreaders with little background in sustainability will gain insightinto the current state of the field and the issues at hand. Understand sustainability in public and private enterprises,including the role of government and public policy Learn the current standing federal, state, and local policiessurrounding sustainability Discover what makes an effective sustainability policy,including measurement and evaluation metrics Explore the politics and future of sustainability, and thebarriers to change Sustainability is a hot topic in both the public and privatesector, with vocal advocates on both sides of every issue, sodeveloping effective policy is crucial. For public sectorprofessionals entering the sustainability field, Introduction toSustainability Policy & Management is a valuableresource.

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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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.

Handbook of Corporate Sustainability

Handbook of Corporate Sustainability Book
Author : M. A. Quaddus,Muhammed Abu B. Siddique
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Release : 2011-01-01
ISBN : 1849807949
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Achieving corporate sustainability (CS) is one of the most difficult challenges facing organizations in the twenty-first century. This comprehensive Handbook examines the current status and future direction of sustainability frameworks and applications in the corporate environment. Internationally reputed scholars portray the frameworks of CS practices in contemporary businesses. They explore in detail these frameworks and the associated computer-based modelling tools that companies are using, or can use, to aid their decision-making with regards to CS and corporate social responsibility practices. The contributors expertly investigate the future direction of model-based applications in CS as well as related planning processes. This innovative and informative Handbook will provide a timely reminder to scholars, government agencies, international bodies, academics and practitioners that appropriate decision-making and a correct understanding of these complex problems are essential to the success of CS planning.

Sustainable Measures

Sustainable Measures Book
Author : Martin Bennett,Peter James,Leon Klinkers
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-09-08
ISBN : 1351282999
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Environmental and social performance measurement and reporting by business has become a high-profile issue during the 1990s. It is increasingly being requested by stakeholders and required by governments. Companies too are finding that they need better environmental and social performance data for effective internal management. And there are a growing number of standardisation initiatives – such as the ISO 14031 guidelines on environmental performance evaluation or the CERES Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) template for sustainability reporting – that are aimed at making it easier for more companies to take action, and for stakeholders to compare their progress.Sustainable Measures collects together most of the key work and individuals concerned with the topic from around the world. Contributions include: environmental and social reporting by John Elkington and colleagues at SustainAbility; the GRI discussion draft; Roger Adams and Martin Houldin on the FEE study of environmental reporting; Janet Ranganathan of the World Resources Institute on sustainability measures; and Martin Bennett and Peter James on ISO 14031 and the future of environmental performance evaluation. There are also chapters examining current practice in Austria, Denmark, India, Indonesia, Japan, the Netherlands and South Africa, developments in electronic reporting, as well as case studies of Baxter, Kunert, Niagara Mohawk, Unox, The Body Shop and the UK water industry, and an analysis of leading social reports.The book is essential reading for all academics, campaigners, policy-makers and practitioners with an interest in issues such as:The standardization and comparability of environmental and social performance measuresMeasuring and reporting on sustainable businessEco-points and other means of evaluating product impactsThe implementation of measurement and reportingBest practice in corporate environmental and social reportingNew means of communicating environmental dataEnvironmental performance evaluation in developing countries

Sustainability

Sustainability Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : PediaPress
Release : 2021-12-09
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Routledge Handbook of Sustainability Indicators

Routledge Handbook of Sustainability Indicators Book
Author : Simon Bell,Stephen Morse
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-06-28
ISBN : 1317200314
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This handbook provides researchers and students with an overview of the field of sustainability indicators (SIs) as applied in the interdisciplinary field of sustainable development. The editors have sought to include views from the center ground of SI development but also divergent views which represent some of the diverse, challenging and even edgy observations which are prominent in the wider field of SI thinking. The contributions in this handbook: • Clearly set out the theoretical background and history of SIs, their origins, roots and initial goals • Expand on the disciplines and modalities employed to develop SIs of various kinds • Assess the various ways in which SI data are gathered and the availability (over space and time) and quality issues that surround them • Explore the multiplex world of SIs as expressed in agencies around the world, via examples of SSI practice and the lessons that have emerged from them. • Critically review the progress that SIs have made over the last thirty year • Express the divergence of views which are held about the value of SIs including differing views about their efficacy, efficiency and ethics • Explore the frontier of contemporary SI thinking, reviewing anti/ post and systemic alternatives This multidisciplinary and international Handbook will be of great interest to researchers, students and practitioners working in sustainability research and practice.

Handbook of Sustainability for the Food Sciences

Handbook of Sustainability for the Food Sciences Book
Author : Rubén O. Morawicki
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2012-03-20
ISBN : 0813817358
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Many books on sustainability have been written in the last decade, most of them dealing with agricultural systems, communities, and general business practices. In contrast, Handbook of Sustainability for the Food Sciences presents the concept of sustainability as it applies to the food supply chain from farm to fork but with a special emphasis on processing. Structured in four sections, Handbook of Sustainability for the Food Sciences first covers the basic concepts of environmental sustainability and provides a detailed account of all the impacts of the food supply chain. Part two introduces the management principles of sustainability and the tools required to evaluate the environmental impacts of products and services as well as environmental claims and declarations. Part three looks at ways to alleviate food chain environmental impacts and includes chapters on air emissions, water and wastewater, solid waste, energy, packaging, and transportation. The final part summarizes the concepts presented in the book and looks at the measures that will be required in the near future to guarantee long term sustainability of the food supply chain. Handbook of Sustainability for the Food Sciences is aimed at food science professionals including food engineers, food scientists, product developers, managers, educators, and decision makers. It will also be of interest to students of food science.

Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies

Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies Book
Author : Martin Abraham
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2017-07-04
ISBN : 0128047925
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies provides an authoritative assessment of the sustainable technologies that are currently available or in development. Sustainable technology includes the scientific understanding, development and application of a wide range of technologies and processes and their environmental implications. Systems and lifecycle analyses of energy systems, environmental management, agriculture, manufacturing and digital technologies provide a comprehensive method for understanding the full sustainability of processes. In addition, the development of clean processes through green chemistry and engineering techniques are also described. The book is the first multi-volume reference work to employ both Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and Triple Bottom Line (TBL) approaches to assessing the wide range of technologies available and their impact upon the world. Both approaches are long established and widely recognized, playing a key role in the organizing principles of this valuable work. Provides readers with a one-stop guide to the most current research in the field Presents a grounding of the fundamentals of the field of sustainable technologies Written by international leaders in the field, offering comprehensive coverage of the field and a consistent, high-quality scientific standard Includes the Life Cycle Analysis and Triple Bottom Line approaches to help users understand and assess sustainable technologies

Advances in Manufacturing II

Advances in Manufacturing II Book
Author : Justyna Trojanowska,Olaf Ciszak,José Mendes Machado,Ivan Pavlenko
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2019-04-25
ISBN : 3030187152
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book covers a variety of topics related to the Industry 4.0 concept, with a special emphasis on the efficiency of production processes and innovative solutions for smart factories. It describes tools supporting this concept in both the mechanical engineering and biomedical engineering field. The content is based on papers presented at the 6th International Scientific-Technical Conference MANUFACTURING 2019, held on 19-22 May 2019, in Poznan, Poland. Virtual reality, simulation of manufacturing systems, additive manufacturing, big data analysis, automation and application of artificial intelligence, as well as economic and social issues related to the integration of those technologies are just some of the topics discussed here. All in all, the book offers a timely and practice-oriented reference guide for researchers and practitioners, and is expected to foster better communication and closer cooperation between universities and their business and industrial partners.

Anarcho primitivism

Anarcho primitivism Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : PediaPress
Release : 2021-12-09
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sustainability in Manufacturing Enterprises

Sustainability in Manufacturing Enterprises Book
Author : Ibrahim Garbie
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-02-24
ISBN : 3319293060
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book explores sustainability within manufacturing enterprises and examines the concepts and principles of this field. It also reviews the quantitative and qualitative tools available for analytic assessment. It presents a new framework for sustainable manufacturing requirements and discusses the implementation of sustainable manufacturing in terms of practices, indicators, and sustainability level assessments. The book also details the important conditions necessary for the conversion of existing traditional plants to ones with more sustainable processes. Chapters explore topics including the assessment of economic sustainability, social sustainability, environmental sustainability, sustainable manufacturing practices, and sustainability optimization. Serving as a reference for engineers, managers, and practitioners involved in manufacturing, this book will also be a valuable resource to students and researchers of industrial engineering, manufacturing engineering, systems engineering, and operations management.