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Life Cycle Assessment on Green Building Implementation

ISBN: 9783038422563 9783038422570 Year: Pages: XIV, 214 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Environmental Engineering
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Greenhouse-gas emissions have become one of the most impacting environmental issues in today’s society. A rapidly increasing trend in global CO2emissions particularly since the early nineties (23.64% since 1990) has led to the generation of about 50,000 million tons of CO2–equivalent (eqv) worldwide in 2010. According to mainstream climate experts, the increasing concentration of greenhouse-gases is having a warming effect on the world climate. To slow down global warming, there is a global focus on reducing greenhouse-gas emissions. Life cycle assessment in green building implementation is the focus of this Special Issue.

Ein Ansatz zur Bewertung klimapolitischer Instrumente am Beispiel der Metallerzeugung und -verarbeitung

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Book Series: Produktion und Energie / Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Institut für Industriebetriebslehre und industrielle Produktion u. Deutsch-Französisches Institut für Umweltforschung ISSN: 21942404 ISBN: 9783731504948 Year: Volume: 11 Pages: XVII, 402 p. DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000052714 Language: GERMAN
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: Physics (General)
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Achieving the ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets set up by German legislation requires political incentives to reduce GHG emissions of energy intensive industries without hampering their international competitiveness. This dissertation therefore analyses the influence of different political instruments (ETS, EEG, EnergieStG, StromStG) on induced emission reductions as well as on relevant economic parameters. Thereby, the focus is set on the metal production.

Environmentally Sustainable Livestock Production

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ISBN: 9783038975526 9783038975533 Year: Pages: 290 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-553-3 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Environmental Sciences --- Social Sciences
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This book looks at key research covering a wide range of aspects of environmental sustainability and the mitigation of environmental impacts of livestock production, including emissions of greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide), nitrogen and phosphorus excretion, ammonia emissions, land use and land management, and use of energy and other resources. All the globally most important livestock species (beef and dairy cattle, pigs, broiler chicken and laying hens) are covered in the book. The mitigation methods assessed in the papers include general system changes, changes in feeding, improvement of animal health, and new technologies of manure management. The scope of the papers included in this book ranges from farm level mitigation methods to national level system changes. This book also addresses methodological development in assessing the environmental sustainability of the livestock production chains, including holistic methods, such as environmental and social life cycle assessment (LCA) and other modeling approaches.

Energy and Technical Building Systems - Scientific and Technological Advances

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ISBN: 9783039281787 9783039281794 Year: Pages: 220 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-179-4 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Science (General) --- Physics (General)
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Future buildings require not only energy efficiency but also proper building automation and control system functionalities in order to respond to the needs of occupants and energy grids. These development paths require a focus on occupant needs such as good indoor climate, easy operability, and monitoring. Another area to be tackled is energy flexibility, which is needed to make buildings responsive to the price signals of electricity grids with increasing amounts of fluctuating renewable energy generation installed both in central grids and at building sites. This Special Issue is dedicated to HVAC systems, load shifting, indoor climate, and energy and ventilation performance analyses in buildings. All these topics are important for improving the energy performance of new and renovated buildings within the roadmap of low energy and nearly zero energy buildings. To improve energy performance and, at the same time, occupant comfort and wellbeing, new technical solutions are required. Occupancy patterns and recognition, intelligent building management, demand response and performance of heating, cooling and ventilation systems are some common keywords in the articles of this Special Issue contributing to future highly performing buildings with reliable operation.

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ice rinks --- air distribution solutions --- indoor air temperature gradient --- air handling unit configuration --- building energy efficiency --- building performance simulation --- energy and HVAC-systems in buildings --- energy piles --- validation --- floor slab heat loss --- energy --- computer simulations --- predictive rule-based control --- hourly CO2eq. intensity --- demand response --- energy flexibility --- n/a --- indoor environment quality --- thermal comfort --- personalized ventilation --- fuzzy logic --- environmental impact --- device efficiency --- air pollutant --- multi-households --- solid oxide fuel cell cogeneration system --- end-use energy consumption --- heating --- ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) --- intelligent system management --- lighting electrical energy --- national electricity grid --- office building --- Photovoltaic system --- simulation --- Simulink® --- deep renovation --- energy retrofit --- detached house --- multi-objective optimization --- greenhouse gas emissions --- heat pump --- genetic algorithm --- occupancy density --- moisture conditions --- energy use --- indoor air quality --- ventilation rate --- KNX --- Neural Network (NN) --- Multilayer Perceptron (MLP) --- Random Tree (RT) --- Linear Regression (LR) --- Cloud Computing (CC) --- Internet of Things (IoT) --- LMS (Least Mean Squares) Adaptive filter (AF) --- gateway --- monitoring --- occupancy --- prediction --- IBM SPSS --- Intelligent Buildings (IB) --- energy savings

District Heating and Cooling Networks

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ISBN: 9783039288397 / 9783039288403 Year: Pages: 270 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-840-3 Language: eng
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Technology (General) --- General and Civil Engineering
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Conventional thermal power generating plants reject a large amount of energy every year. If this rejected heat were to be used through district heating networks, given prior energy valorisation, there would be a noticeable decrease in the amount of fossil fuels imported for heating. As a consequence, benefits would be experienced in the form of an increase in energy efficiency, an improvement in energy security, and a minimisation of emitted greenhouse gases. Given that heat demand is not expected to decrease significantly in the medium term, district heating networks show the greatest potential for the development of cogeneration. Due to their cost competitiveness, flexibility in terms of the ability to use renewable energy resources (such as geothermal or solar thermal) and fossil fuels (more specifically the residual heat from combustion), and the fact that, in some cases, losses to a country/region’s energy balance can be easily integrated into district heating networks (which would not be the case in a “fully electric” future), district heating (and cooling) networks and cogeneration could become a key element for a future with greater energy security, while being more sustainable, if appropriate measures were implemented. This book therefore seeks to propose an energy strategy for a number of cities/regions/countries by proposing appropriate measures supported by detailed case studies.

The Challenges of Water Management and Governance in Cities

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ISBN: 9783039211500 9783039211517 Year: Pages: 314 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-151-7 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Science (General)
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Global population growth is urban growth and, therefore, most of the water-related challenges and solutions reside in cities. Unless water management and water governance processes are significantly improved within the next decade or so, cities are likely to face serious and prolonged water insecurity, urban floods, and/or heat stress, which may result in social instability and, ultimately, massive migration. Aging water infrastructure, one of the most expensive infrastructures in cities, is a relevant challenge in order to address Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: clean water and sanitation, SDG 11: sustainable cities and communities, and SDG 13: climate action. The choice of good governance arrangements has important consequences for economic performance, for the well-being of citizens, and for the quality of life in urban areas. The better governance arrangements work in coordinating policies across jurisdictions and policy fields, the better the outcomes. Rapidly-changing global conditions will make future water governance more complex than ever before in human history, and expectations are that water governance and water management will change more during the next 20 years compared to the past 100 years. In this Special Issue of Water, the focus will be on practical concepts and tools for water management and water governance, with a focus on cities.

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Integrated Water Resources Management --- water management sustainability --- urban resilience --- urban water cycle --- water governance --- water-reuse --- governance capacity --- water management --- water scarcity --- Sponge City --- water ecology --- storm water management --- flood control --- resilience --- rainfall-runoff --- storm water control measure --- SuDS --- urban drainage --- urban landscape --- urban planning --- flood risk management --- flood resilience --- governance strategies --- climate change --- assessment framework --- sustainability assessment --- baseline assessment --- co-design --- stakeholder involvement --- wastewater management --- Cape Town --- City Blueprint Approach --- water governance --- water scarcity --- water sensitive cities --- climate change adaptation --- stormwater reservoir --- Generalized Likelihood Uncertainty Estimation (GLUE) --- design rainfall event --- Storm Water Management Model (SWMM) --- coordination --- water supply --- social network analysis --- climate change --- IHP --- intergovernmental --- science and technology --- sustainability --- UNESCO --- water management --- water security --- Urban Water Management Programme --- water governance --- infrastructure --- urban water management --- indicators --- SDGs --- stakeholder participation --- water policy --- rainwater harvesting --- footprint --- lifecycle analysis --- total cost of ownership --- sustainability --- urban water management --- drinking water --- city networks --- climate change --- ICLEI --- Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) --- urban water management --- use-attainment --- social network analysis --- urban planning --- governance --- social infrastructure --- cost of inaction --- urban pluvial flooding --- flood damage assessment --- flood risk --- greenhouse gas emissions --- decentralized water reclamation with resource recovery --- Water-Energy-Food Nexus --- climate change mitigation --- water governance --- urban water management --- resilience --- sustainable development goals

100% Renewable Energy Transition: Pathways and Implementation

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ISBN: 9783039280346 9783039280353 Year: Pages: 356 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-035-3 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: General and Civil Engineering --- Technology (General)
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Energy markets are already undergoing considerable transitions to accommodate new (renewable) energy forms, new (decentral) energy players, and new system requirements, e.g. flexibility and resilience. Traditional energy markets for fossil fuels are therefore under pressure, while not-yet-mature (renewable) energy markets are emerging. As a consequence, investments in large-scale and capital intensive (traditional) energy production projects are surrounded by high uncertainty, and are difficult to hedge by private entities. Traditional energy production companies are transforming into energy service suppliers and companies aggregating numerous potential market players are emerging, while regulation and system management are playing an increasing role. To address these increasing uncertainties and complexities, economic analysis, forecasting, modeling and investment assessment require fresh approaches and views. Novel research is thus required to simulate multiple actor interplays and idiosyncratic behavior. The required approaches cannot deal only with energy supply, but need to include active demand and cover systemic aspects. Energy market transitions challenge policy-making. Market coordination failure, the removal of barriers hindering restructuring and the combination of market signals with command-and-control policy measures are some of the new aims of policies.The aim of this Special Issue is to collect research papers that address the above issues using novel methods from any adequate perspective, including economic analysis, modeling of systems, behavioral forecasting, and policy assessment.The issue will include, but is not be limited to: Local control schemes and algorithms for distributed generation systems; Centralized and decentralized sustainable energy management strategies; Communication architectures, protocols and properties of practical applications; Topologies of distributed generation systems improving flexibility, efficiency and power quality; Practical issues in the control design and implementation of distributed generation systems; Energy transition studies for optimized pathway options aiming for high levels of sustainability

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energy system modelling --- storage solutions --- 100% renewable energy --- Åland --- vehicle-to-grid --- power-to-gas --- blockchain --- community --- energy market --- electric vehicle --- Demand Response --- gamification --- microgeneration --- renewable energy --- energy system modeling --- decarbonization --- global energy system model (GENeSYS-MOD) --- renewables --- India --- energy transformation --- energy transition --- sector coupling --- microgrid --- microgrid by design --- energy community --- net metering --- prosumer --- regulation --- resilience --- immunity --- Solid State Transformer --- electrostatic-driven inertia --- variable renewable energy sources --- wind power --- solar energy --- Germany --- pumped hydro storage --- system-friendly renewables --- energy storage --- ship’s electrical power system --- dynamic positioning --- blackout prevention --- maritime transportation --- energy system optimisation --- carbon dioxide reduction --- renewable energy --- sector-coupling --- open energy modelling --- market value --- decarbonization --- energy system modeling --- GENeSYS-MOD --- renewables --- energy policy --- energy transformation --- Energiewende --- European electricity system --- interconnector capacities --- delayed grid expansion --- electricity market modeling --- decarbonization --- renewable integration --- renewable transition --- numeric modelling --- Mexico --- climate policies --- energy transition --- energy policy --- GENeSYS-MOD --- island energy system transition --- 100% RE pathways --- RE integration --- smart grid technologies --- energy sector integration --- smart energy system --- Samsø --- Orkney --- Madeira --- transport sector --- transportation demand --- final energy demand --- road --- rail --- marine --- aviation --- levelized cost of mobility --- greenhouse gas emissions --- electrification --- agent-based modelling --- flexibility --- renewable energy --- electricity markets

Nutrition, Choice and Health-Related Claims

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ISBN: 9783039286485 / 9783039286492 Year: Pages: 362 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-649-2 Language: eng
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Medicine (General)
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This book presents different articles focused on the role of nutritional properties and/or health-related claims on choice preferences, choice behavior, healthy eating/healthy diet, and the willingness to pay for certain foods.

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consumer research --- carrier foods --- functional ingredients --- loglinear analysis --- qualified health claim --- older adult --- green tea --- cancer --- purchase intentions --- emotional eating --- food choices --- nutritional claims --- nutrition claims --- health claims --- portion size --- perceptions --- health halo --- food labelling --- consumer --- nudging --- qualitative --- focus groups --- trans-fatty acids --- ultra-processed food products --- food labels --- consumer --- non-communicable disease --- quantile regression --- experimental auction --- lycopene --- information --- consumer --- yoghurt --- label --- a discrete choice-based experiment --- Food Neophobia Scale (FNS) --- food neophobia --- consumer choice --- choice experiment --- allergen --- menu --- packaging --- exposure time --- plant extract --- visual appraisal --- consumer home-test --- nutritional claims --- health claims --- cluster analysis --- food choices --- functional food --- health information --- environmental information --- choice experiment --- sustainability --- consumer preferences --- nutritional labels --- biscuits --- pastries --- Aragón --- nutrition claim --- health claim --- functional food --- WTP --- segmentation --- organic consumer choices --- organic dried strawberries --- nutrient labels --- health attitudes --- consumer heterogeneity --- cross-cultural comparison --- claims --- labeling --- nutrition --- consumer behavior --- policy --- choice architecture --- dining environment --- campus --- college students --- cereal grains --- dietary fiber --- vitamins --- claim --- information --- health claims --- new product development --- nutrition claims --- market success --- food choice --- changes in quality --- changes in prices --- nutrition --- United Kingdom --- Brexit --- consumer research --- willingness to purchase --- non-communicable diseases --- binary logistic regression --- random forest --- food choices --- health consciousness --- red wine --- choice experiment --- clean labels --- alcohol content --- nutritional knowledge --- health --- local --- organic --- greenhouse gas emissions --- consumer --- choice experiment --- willingness to pay --- trade-offs --- n/a

Modeling and Simulation of Carbon Emission Related Issues

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ISBN: 9783039213115 9783039213122 Year: Pages: 420 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-312-2 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Economics
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Carbon emissions reached an all-time high in 2018, when global carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels increased by about 2.7%, after a 1.6% increase in 2017. Thus, we need to pay special attention to carbon emissions and work out possible solutions if we still want to meet the targets of the Paris climate agreement. This Special Issue collects 16 carbon emissions-related papers (including 5 that are carbon tax-related) and 4 energy-related papers using various methods or models, such as the input–output model, decoupling analysis, life cycle impact analysis (LCIA), relational analysis model, generalized Divisia index model (GDIM), forecasting model, three-indicator allocation model, mathematical programming, real options model, multiple linear regression, etc. The research studies come from China, Taiwan, Brazil, Thailand, and United States. These researches involved various industries such as agricultural industry, transportation industry, power industry, tire industry, textile industry, wave energy industry, natural gas industry, and petroleum industry. Although this Special Issue does not fully solve our concerns, it still provides abundant material for implementing energy conservation and carbon emissions reduction. However, there are still many issues regarding the problems caused by global warming that require research.

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household consumption --- total carbon emissions --- CLA Model --- influence factor --- STIRPAT model --- carbon emissions --- influencing factors --- decoupling elasticity --- Generalized Divisia Index --- Tapio’s model --- household CO2 emissions (HCEs) --- per capita household CO2 emissions (PHCEs) --- input–output model --- refined oil distribution --- inventory routing problem --- hybrid genetic algorithm --- carbon emissions --- carbon tax --- decoupling analysis --- greenhouse gas emissions --- carbon footprint --- low-carbon agriculture --- causal factors --- CO2 emissions forecasting --- VARIMAX-ECM model --- sustainable development --- economic growth --- population growth --- carbon price fluctuation --- renewable energy --- real options analysis --- investment under uncertainty --- carbon emissions --- carbon tax --- activity-based costing (ABC) --- capacity expansion --- green quality management --- product-mix decision model --- mathematical programming --- long-term --- final energy consumption --- LT-ARIMAXS model --- sustainable development --- economic growth and the environment --- error correction mechanism model --- activity-based costing (ABC) --- mathematical programming --- textile industry --- green manufacturing --- Industry 4.0 --- carbon emissions --- Activity-Based Costing (ABC) --- carbon emissions --- tire industry --- carbon trading --- mathematical programming --- quotas allocation --- carbon emissions --- electric power industry --- fairness --- agricultural-related sectors --- carbon emissions --- carbon tax --- China --- power industry --- carbon emissions --- Generalized Divisia Index --- scenario forecast --- Monte Carlo method --- wave energy converter --- life cycle assessment --- energy intensity --- carbon intensity --- aircraft --- taxi time --- takeoff rate --- pushback control --- green transportation --- carbon emissions --- reducing carbon emissions --- carbon intensity target --- energy structure --- gray model (GM (1, 1)) --- generalized regression neural network (GRNN) --- Markov forecasting model --- non-linear programming --- ethylene supply --- shale gas --- non-energy uses of fossil fuels --- socio-economic scenarios --- climate change --- tea --- climate change --- sustainable agriculture --- environmental impact --- carbon footprint --- CO2 emissions --- HOMER software --- hybrid ship power systems --- Li-ion battery --- shipping --- n/a

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