Transition Engineering

Transition Engineering
Author: Susan Krumdieck
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2019-09-19
ISBN: 1000692213
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transition Engineering Book Excerpt:

Transition Engineering: Building a Sustainable Future examines new strategies emerging in response to the mega-issues of global climate change, decline in world oil supply, scarcity of key industrial minerals, and local environmental constraints. These issues pose challenges for organizations, businesses, and communities, and engineers will need to begin developing ideas and projects to implement the transition of engineered systems. This work presents a methodology for shifting away from unsustainable activities. Teaching the Transition Engineering approach and methodology is the focus of the text, and the concept is presented in a way that engineers can begin applying it in their work.

Transition Engineering

Transition Engineering
Author: Susan Krumdieck
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2019-10-08
ISBN: 1000692671
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transition Engineering Book Excerpt:

Engineering Transition: Building a Sustainable Future examines new strategies emerging in response to the mega-issues of global climate change, decline in world oil supply, scarcity of key industrial minerals, and local environmental constraints. These issues pose challenges for organizations, businesses, and communities, and engineers will need to begin developing ideas and projects to implement the transition of engineered systems. This work presents a methodology for shifting away from unsustainable activities. Teaching the Transition Engineering approach and methodology is the focus of the text, and the concept is presented in a way that engineers can begin applying it in their work.

Handbook of Engineering Systems Design

Handbook of Engineering Systems Design
Author: Anja Maier,Josef Oehmen,Pieter E. Vermaas
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 1040
Release: 2022-07-30
ISBN: 303081159X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Engineering Systems Design Book Excerpt:

This handbook charts the new engineering paradigm of engineering systems. It brings together contributions from leading thinkers in the field and discusses the design, management and enabling policy of engineering systems. It contains explorations of core themes including technical and (socio-) organisational complexity, human behaviour and uncertainty. The text includes chapters on the education of future engineers, the way in which interventions can be designed, and presents a look to the future. This book follows the emergence of engineering systems, a new engineering paradigm that will help solve truly global challenges. This global approach is characterised by complex sociotechnical systems that are now co-dependent and highly integrated both functionally and technically as well as by a realisation that we all share the same: climate, natural resources, a highly integrated economical system and a responsibility for global sustainability goals. The new paradigm and approach requires the (re)designing of engineering systems that take into account the shifting dynamics of human behaviour, the influence of global stakeholders, and the need for system integration. The text is a reference point for scholars, engineers and policy leaders who are interested in broadening their current perspective on engineering systems design and in devising interventions to help shape societal futures.

Future Challenges in Evaluating and Managing Sustainable Development in the Built Environment

Future Challenges in Evaluating and Managing Sustainable Development in the Built Environment
Author: Peter S. Brandon,Patrizia Lombardi,Geoffrey Q. Shen
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-04-05
ISBN: 111919072X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Future Challenges in Evaluating and Managing Sustainable Development in the Built Environment Book Excerpt:

Future Challenges in Sustainable Development within the Built Environment stimulates and reinterprets the demands of Responsible and Sustainable Development in the Built Environment for future action and development. It examines the methods of evaluation, the use of technology, the creation of new models and the role of human factors for examining and developing the subject over the next twenty years.

The Teaching of Design and Innovation

The Teaching of Design and Innovation
Author: Gabriel J. Costello
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2020-05-06
ISBN: 3030413802
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Teaching of Design and Innovation Book Excerpt:

This book is about design and innovation – what it is and how to teach it. The blending of design and innovation is having an increasing impact not only on the world of products and services but on a wide variety of disciplines such as information and communications technology (ICT), business, education and medicine. However, there is a lack of books on teaching the subject despite the significant growth of interest in both academia and the workplace. This book addresses this gap by outlining foundational principles for the teaching of design and innovation and by offering a practical process for implementing the pedagogy in academic institutions and outside academia in the context of continuing professional development (CPD). It describes two undergraduate case-studies that aimed to instill design and innovation competences in students of both engineering and business disciplines. The cases involved student teams working with incubation centre start-ups and multi-national subsidiaries. One of the aims of this book is to provide a resource for continuing professional development (CPD). Consequently, a third practitioner-based case study is presented as an example of research-informed teaching. In addition, the book proposes the concept of Simulation-Action Learning (SAL) as an enhancement of Project-Based Learning (PBL).

Power

Power
Author: Richard Heinberg
Publsiher: New Society Publishers
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2021-09-21
ISBN: 1771423579
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Power Book Excerpt:

Power — why giving it up might just save humanity and the planet This is the story of power — humanity's power over nature and the power of some people over others. How has Homo sapiens — one species among millions — become powerful enough to threaten a mass extinction and disrupt the Earth's climate? Why have we developed so many ways of oppressing one another? Can we change our relationship with power to avert ecological catastrophe, reduce social inequality, and stave off collapse? These questions — and their answers — will determine our fate. Weaving together findings from a wide range of disciplines, Power traces how four key elements developed to give humans extraordinary power: tool making ability, language, social complexity, and the ability to harness energy sources — most significantly, fossil fuels. It asks whether we have, at this point, overpowered natural and social systems, and if we have, what we can do about it. Most crucially, the book explores how self-limitation of power is rooted in evolution and human history, though our memory of it has been buried under a century of fossil-fuel driven economic growth. Now, at this vital moment, we must rapidly relearn the lessons of power if humanity is to have a thriving future. Essential reading for everyone who calls planet Earth home.

Women in Science Materials

Women in Science  Materials
Author: Maria Chiara Bignozzi,Patricia Krawczak,Emilia Morallon,Ming Xu,Jacqueline Anne Johnson
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-07-01
ISBN: 2889669513
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women in Science Materials Book Excerpt:

The Frontiers in Materials Editorial Office team are delighted to present the inaugural “Women in Science: Materials” article collection, showcasing the high-quality work of women in science across the breadth of materials science and engineering. All researchers featured within this collection were individually nominated by the Topic Editors in recognition of their status as leading academics who have great potential to influence the future directions of their respective fields. The work presented here highlights the diversity of research performed across the entire breadth of the materials science and engineering field and presents advances in theory, experimentation, and methodology with applications for solving compelling problems. This Editorial features the corresponding author(s) of each paper published within this important collection, ordered by section alphabetically, highlighting them as the great researchers of the future. The Frontiers in Materials Editorial Office team would like to thank each researcher who contributed their work to this collection. We would also like to personally thank the Topic Editors for their exemplary leadership of this article collection; their strong support and passion for this important, community-driven collection has ensured its success and global impact. Emily Young Journal Development Manager

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability Vol 10 10

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability Vol  10 10
Author: Ray C. Anderson,Ian Spellerberg,Daniel E. Vasey
Publsiher: Berkshire Publishing Group
Total Pages: 492
Release: 2012-10-31
ISBN: 1933782757
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability Vol 10 10 Book Excerpt:

The Future of Sustainability, the tenth and final volume of the Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, brings together essays from a group of renowned scholars and well-known environmentalist thinkers. Crucial topics are considered in terms of the future of humanity and its relationship with the natural world, from the outlook for nuclear energy, cities, energy, agriculture, water, food security, mobility, and migration; the role of higher education; and the concept of collective learning. The volume concludes with a resource guide for teaching materials at several levels, a directory of leading undergraduate- and graduate-level programs in sustainability, and a combined index of the 10-volume set.

Urban Planning and Real Estate Development

Urban Planning and Real Estate Development
Author: John Ratcliffe,Michael Stubbs,Miles Keeping
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 522
Release: 2021-07-29
ISBN: 0429677561
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Planning and Real Estate Development Book Excerpt:

This fourth edition of Urban Planning and Real Estate Development guides readers through the procedural and practical aspects of developing land from the point of view of both planner and developer. The twin processes of planning and property development are inextricably linked – it is not possible to carry out a development strategy without an understanding of the planning process, and, equally, planners need to know how real estate developers do their job. The planning system is explained, from the increasing emphasis on spatial planning at a national, local, and neighbourhood level down to the detailed perspective of the development management process and the specialist requirements of historic buildings and conservation areas. At the same time, the authors explain the entire development process from inception, through appraisal, valuation, and financing, to completion. Sustainability and corporate social responsibility and their impact on planning and development are covered in detail, and the future consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic are explored in new opening and closing chapters setting the text in a global context. Written by a team of authors with many years of academic, professional, and research experience, and illustrated throughout with practical case studies and follow-up resources, this book is an invaluable textbook for real estate and planning students and helps to meet the requirements of the RICS and RTPI Assessment of Professional Competence.

Green Chemistry

Green Chemistry
Author: Mark Anthony Benvenuto
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2022-06-21
ISBN: 3110706636
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Chemistry Book Excerpt:

The continued greening of the energy sector, with inroads being made through numerous sources of materials that can produce energy, is the main focus of this, Green Chemical Processing, Volume 8. It includes contributions from area experts in widely different fields, all involved in energy production, and makes connections to the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry.

Sustainability at Work

Sustainability at Work
Author: Marilyn Waite
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2016-10-04
ISBN: 1315514354
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability at Work Book Excerpt:

Sustainability at Work is a compelling guide for everyone who wants to have both a successful career and a career that makes a positive difference in society. Containing career advice of great value to students of sustainability, and explaining how they can apply their knowledge to their future careers, its appeal extends well beyond the classroom. Sustainability at Work includes an easy-to-follow framework that anyone wondering how they can make a sustainable difference in the workplace can apply. Professionals from a variety of backgrounds and territories explain how they brought a sustainability approach to various sectors: agriculture, health care, business, economics, and financial services, education and research, law and policy, science and technology, and entertainment and media. Through inspiring narratives and a structured framework, Sustainability at Work illustrates how sustainability can be incorporated into every imaginable career to impact the quadruple bottom line: environment, economy, society, and future generations.

Sustainable Futures in the Built Environment to 2050

Sustainable Futures in the Built Environment to 2050
Author: Tim Dixon,John Connaughton,Stuart Green
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2018-02-20
ISBN: 1119063817
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Futures in the Built Environment to 2050 Book Excerpt:

Sustainable Futures in the Built Environment provides an insight on both construction and development issues and examine how we can transition to a sustainable future by 2050 bringing together leading research and practice at building, neighbourhood and city levels. Coverage includes the 'hard end' of the built environment (across the scales of buildings, communities and cities), and the 'softer' end in terms of how professional practice will need to adapt to these trends. Invaluable source for researchers and postgraduate students as well as built environment professionals.

Principles of Sustainable Energy Systems Second Edition

Principles of Sustainable Energy Systems  Second Edition
Author: Frank Kreith,Susan Krumdieck
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 790
Release: 2013-08-19
ISBN: 146655696X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles of Sustainable Energy Systems Second Edition Book Excerpt:

Completely revised and updated, Principles of Sustainable Energy Systems, Second Edition presents broad-based coverage of sustainable energy sources and systems. The book is designed as a text for undergraduate seniors and first-year graduate students. It focuses on renewable energy technologies, but also treats current trends such as the expanding use of natural gas from fracking and development of nuclear power. It covers the economics of sustainable energy, both from a traditional monetary as well as from an energy return on energy invested (EROI) perspective. The book provides complete and up-to-date coverage of all renewable technologies, including solar and wind power, biological processes such as anaerobic digestion and geothermal energy. The new edition also examines social issues such as food, water, population, global warming, and public policies of engineering concern. It discusses energy transition—the process by which renewable energy forms can effectively be introduced into existing energy systems to replace fossil fuels. See What’s New in the Second Edition: Extended treatment of the energy and social issues related to sustainable energy Analytic models of all energy systems in the current and future economy Thoroughly updated chapters on biomass, wind, transportation, and all types of solar power Treatment of energy return on energy invested (EROI) as a tool for understanding the sustainability of different types of resource conversion and efficiency projects Introduction of the System Advisor Model (SAM) software program, available from National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), with examples and homework problems Coverage of current issues in transition engineering providing analytic tools that can reduce the risk of unsustainable fossil resource use Updates to all chapters on renewable energy technology engineering, in particular the chapters dealing with transportation, passive design, energy storage, ocean energy, and bioconversion Written by Frank Kreith and Susan Krumdieck, this updated version of a successful textbook takes a balanced approach that looks not only at sustainable energy sources, but also provides examples of energy storage, industrial process heat, and modern transportation. The authors take an analytical systems approach to energy engineering, rather than the more general and descriptive approach usually found in textbooks on this topic.

Biofuels for a More Sustainable Future

Biofuels for a More Sustainable Future
Author: Jingzheng Ren,Antonio Scipioni,Alessandro Manzardo,Hanwei Liang
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2019-08-20
ISBN: 0128155825
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biofuels for a More Sustainable Future Book Excerpt:

Biofuels for a More Sustainable Future: Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment and Multi-criteria Decision Making provides a comprehensive sustainability analysis of biofuels based on life cycle thinking and develops various multi-dimensional decision-making techniques for prioritizing biofuel production technologies. Taking a transversal approach, the book combines life cycle sustainability assessment, life cycle assessment, life cycle costing analysis, social life cycle assessment, sustainability metrics, triple bottom line, operations research methods, and supply chain design for investigating the critical factors and key enablers that influence the sustainable development of biofuel industry. This book will equip researchers and policymakers in the energy sector with the scientific methodology and metrics needed to develop strategies for viable sustainability transition. It will be a key resource for students, researchers and practitioners seeking to deepen their knowledge on energy planning and current and future trends of biofuel as an alternative fuel. Provides an innovative approach to promoting sustainable development in biofuel production by linking supply chain design and decision support with the life cycle perspective Features case studies and examples that illustrate the theory and methods developed Includes material on corporate social responsibility and economic analysis of biofuels that is highly useful to policy-makers and administrators in both government and enterprise sectors

Building Sustainable Cities of the Future

Building Sustainable Cities of the Future
Author: Justin Bishop
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2017-08-28
ISBN: 3319544586
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Sustainable Cities of the Future Book Excerpt:

This book draws upon the expertise of academic researchers, urban planners and architects to explore the challenge of building the sustainable cities of the future. It addresses this challenge by considering current cities and those of the near future, and creates a picture of the sustainable city from the bottom up. Individual chapters cover topics such as transport, energy supply, sustainable urbanism and promoting social equality in large infrastructure projects. Real-world examples are presented to illustrate how systems thinking is used to integrate different components of a city so as to ensure that the whole is more sustainable than its parts. Written in an accessible style, this book is intended for general readers as much as it is for students and researchers interested in sustainable cities and related topics. It is also ideal for urban planners seeking best-practice guidelines for sustainable urban development.

Backcasting for a Sustainable Future

Backcasting for a Sustainable Future
Author: Jaco Quist
Publsiher: Eburon Uitgeverij B.V.
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9059721756
Category: Industrial management
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Backcasting for a Sustainable Future Book Excerpt:

Summary: "Backcasting: looking back from a desirable future. Since the 1990s sustainable futures have been explored in backcasting experiments, numerous stakeholders have been involved and first steps have been planned in line with the envisioned sustainable futures. But what is the impact of these so-called backcasting experiments ten years later? Backcasting for a Sustainable Future: The impact after 10 years is the first book that systematically investigates the follow-up and spin-off of backcasting experiments seven to ten years after completion. It presents three case studies about (1) Novel Protein Foods and meat alternatives; (2) Sustainable Households and Nutrition; and (3) Multiple Sustainable Land-use in rural areas. The cases show that participatory backcasting may, but does not automatically lead to substantial follow-up and spinoff. Using innovation and learning theories the factors that affect the emergence of follow-up and new networks are identified and discussed. This book will be of great value to all those who work on sustainable futures and system innovations, such as researchers in system innovations, sustainability and social change, as well as policy-makers, transition experts and backcasting professionals."--Publisher description.

Resilient Sustainable Cities

Resilient Sustainable Cities
Author: Leonie Pearson,Peter Newton,Peter Roberts
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-01-10
ISBN: 1135071454
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Resilient Sustainable Cities Book Excerpt:

Urbanization is occurring at an unprecedented rate; by 2050 three quarters of the world’s people will live in urban environments. The cars we drive, products we consume, houses we live in and technology we use will all determine how sustainable our cities will be. Bridging the increasing divide between cross-disciplinary academic insights and the latest practical innovations, Resilient Sustainable Cities provides an integrated approach for long term future planning within the context of the city as a whole system. In the next 30 years cities will face their biggest challenges yet, as a result of long term, or ‘slow burn’ issues: population growth will stretch to the breaking point urban infrastructure and service capacity; resource scarcity, such as peak oil; potable water and food security, will dramatically change what we consume and how; environmental pressures will change how we live and where and; shifting demographic preferences will exacerbate urban pressures. Cities can’t keep doing what they’ve always done and cope – we need to change current urban development to achieve resilient, sustainable cities. Resilient Sustainable Cities provides practical and conceptual insights for practitioners, researchers and students on how to deliver cities which are resilient to ‘slow burn’ issues and achieve sustainability. The book is organized around three overarching themes: pathways to the future innovation to deliver the future leadership and governance issues The book includes a variety of perspectives conveyed through international case studies and examples of cities that have transformed for a sustainable future, exploring their successes and failures to ensure that readers are left with ideas on how to turn their city into a resilient sustainable city for the future.

Chemical Engineering Progress

Chemical Engineering Progress
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Chemistry, Technical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chemical Engineering Progress Book Excerpt:

Computing in Civil and Building Engineering

Computing in Civil and Building Engineering
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Civil engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computing in Civil and Building Engineering Book Excerpt:

Data driven Analytics for Sustainable Buildings and Cities

Data driven Analytics for Sustainable Buildings and Cities
Author: Xingxing Zhang
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2021-09-11
ISBN: 9811627789
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Data driven Analytics for Sustainable Buildings and Cities Book Excerpt:

This book explores the interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary fields of energy systems, occupant behavior, thermal comfort, air quality and economic modelling across levels of building, communities and cities, through various data analytical approaches. It highlights the complex interplay of heating/cooling, ventilation and power systems in different processes, such as design, renovation and operation, for buildings, communities and cities. Methods from classical statistics, machine learning and artificial intelligence are applied into analyses for different building/urban components and systems. Knowledge from this book assists to accelerate sustainability of the society, which would contribute to a prospective improvement through data analysis in the liveability of both built and urban environment. This book targets a broad readership with specific experience and knowledge in data analysis, energy system, built environment and urban planning. As such, it appeals to researchers, graduate students, data scientists, engineers, consultants, urban scientists, investors and policymakers, with interests in energy flexibility, building/city resilience and climate neutrality.