Sustainability Metrics and Indicators of Environmental Impact

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

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  • Author : Eduardo Jacob-Lopes
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 212 pages
  • ISBN : 0128236043
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Sustainability Metrics and Indicators of Environmental Impact

Sustainability Metrics and Indicators of Environmental Impact
  • Author : Eduardo Jacob-Lopes,Leila Queiroz Zepka,Mariany Costa Depra
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 16 July 2021
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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

Assessing and Measuring Environmental Impact and Sustainability

Assessing and Measuring Environmental Impact and Sustainability
  • Author : Jiří J Klemeš
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release : 20 January 2015
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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

Pathways to Urban Sustainability

Pathways to Urban Sustainability
  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Policy and Global Affairs,Science and Technology for Sustainability Program,Committee on Pathways to Urban Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 11 October 2016
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Cities have experienced an unprecedented rate of growth in the last decade. More than half the world's population lives in urban areas, with the U.S. percentage at 80 percent. Cities have captured more than 80 percent of the globe's economic activity and offered social mobility and economic prosperity to millions by clustering creative, innovative, and educated individuals and organizations. Clustering populations, however, can compound both positive and negative conditions, with many modern urban areas experiencing growing inequality, debility, and environmental degradation.

Industrial Environmental Performance Metrics

Industrial Environmental Performance Metrics
  • Author : National Academy of Engineering and National Research Council,Committee on Industrial Environmental Performance Metrics
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 24 September 1999
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Industrial Environmental Performance Metrics is a corporate-focused analysis that brings clarity and practicality to the complex issues of environmental metrics in industry. The book examines the metrics implications to businesses as their responsibilities expand beyond the factory gate--upstream to suppliers and downstream to products and services. It examines implications that arise from greater demand for comparability of metrics among businesses by the investment community and environmental interest groups. The controversy over what sustainable development means for businesses is also addressed.

Sustainability Indicators

Sustainability Indicators
  • Author : Tomás Hák,Bedrich Moldan,Arthur Lyon Dahl
  • Publisher : Island Press
  • Release : 26 September 2012
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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.

Sustainable Development of Algal Biofuels in the United States

Sustainable Development of Algal Biofuels in the United States
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Board on Energy and Environmental Systems,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources,Committee on the Sustainable Development of Algal Biofuels
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 18 January 2013
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Biofuels made from algae are gaining attention as a domestic source of renewable fuel. However, with current technologies, scaling up production of algal biofuels to meet even 5 percent of U.S. transportation fuel needs could create unsustainable demands for energy, water, and nutrient resources. Continued research and development could yield innovations to address these challenges, but determining if algal biofuel is a viable fuel alternative will involve comparing the environmental, economic and social impacts of algal biofuel production and use

Sustainability

Sustainability
  • Author : Tom Theis,Jonathan Tomkin
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 23 January 2018
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With "Sustainability: A Comprehensive Foundation," first and second-year college students are introduced to this expanding new field, comprehensively exploring the essential concepts from every branch of knowldege - including engineering and the applied arts, natural and social sciences, and the humanities. As sustainability is a multi-disciplinary area of study, the text is the product of multiple authors drawn from the diverse faculty of the University of Illinois: each chapter is written by a recognized expert in the field.

Sustainability and the U.S. EPA

Sustainability and the U.S. EPA
  • Author : National Research Council,Policy and Global Affairs,Science and Technology for Sustainability Program,Committee on Incorporating Sustainability in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 08 October 2011
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Sustainability is based on a simple and long-recognized factual premise: Everything that humans require for their survival and well-being depends, directly or indirectly, on the natural environment. The environment provides the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat. Recognizing the importance of sustainability to its work, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been working to create programs and applications in a variety of areas to better incorporate sustainability into decision-making at the agency.

Sustainability Indicators in Practice

Sustainability Indicators in Practice
  • Author : Agnieszka Latawiec,Dorice Agol
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release : 29 January 2016
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A unique book which reflects the multifaceted nature of sustainability by bringing together authors from interdisciplinary backgrounds. The book highlights the opportunities and challenges associated with applying sustainability indicators in different socio-cultural and geographical settings. It presents a range of possible solutions to common challenges associated with the use of indicators in practice.

Sustainability Indicators

Sustainability Indicators
  • Author : Simon Bell,Stephen Morse
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 04 May 2012
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Praise for the first edition: 'This book should be of interest to anyone interested in sustainable development, and especially sustainability indicators. Bell and Morse easily succeed in exposing the fundamental paradoxes of these concepts and, more importantly, they offer us a way forward. Readers ... will find their practical recommendations for those attempting to do sustainability analysis in the field most welcome, which is also the book's greatest strength.' Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability 'This book

Monitoring Climate Change Impacts

Monitoring Climate Change Impacts
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate,Committee on Indicators for Understanding Global Climate Change
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 27 November 2010
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The stresses associated with climate change are expected to be felt keenly as human population grows to a projected 9 billion by the middle of this century, increasing the demand for resources and supporting infrastructure. Therefore, information to assess vulnerabilities to climate change is needed to support policies and investments designed to increase resilience in human and Earth systems. There are currently many observing systems that capture elements of how climate is changing, for example, direct measurements of atmospheric and ocean

Routledge Handbook of Sustainability Indicators

Routledge Handbook of Sustainability Indicators
  • Author : Simon Bell,Stephen Morse
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 28 June 2018
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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

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
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 24 January 2022
GET THIS BOOKDevelopment of a Sustainability Assessment Matrix (SAM) as a Method of Quantifying Sustainability

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

Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Lighting

Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Lighting
  • Author : Manuel J. Hermoso-Orzáez,Alfonso Gago-Calderón
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 25 March 2020
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The lighting of both exteriors and interiors is a field within electrical and lighting engineering, where important technological changes have been taking place oriented towards environmental sustainability and energy efficiency. LED technology has been gradually gaining ground in the world of lighting over other technologies due to its high lighting and energy efficiency and savings. However, some problems related to overheating or associated regulation are emerging. This has prompted the search for new, more efficient, and sustainable forms of lighting.