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The Business of Humanity: Strategic Management in the Era of Globalization, Innovation, and Shared Value

John Camillus, Bopaya Bidanda, N. Chandra Mohan
June 28, 2017

Companies across the world, for a variety of reasons, are committing to incorporating social responsibility into their business models and finding that their profits are growing and their long-term sustainability is enhanced—building "humanity" into their business models as the driver of economic,...

Sustainability: An Environmental Science Perspective

John C. Ayers
June 14, 2017

This book presents an earth science-based overview of the challenges to sustainability. It provides a detailed study of climate change, as well as energy, food, and water security across different regions. The author uncovers the problems caused by current social and environmental practices, and...

Smart Energy: From Fire Making to the Post-Carbon World

Jianping Liu, Shaoqiang Chen, Tao Liu
June 06, 2017

Smart Energy: From Fire Making to the Post-Carbon World first traces the history of mankind's discovery and use of energy. It then reviews contemporary issues such as global warming, environmental deterioration, depletion of carbon energy sources, and energy disputes. Next, it evaluates technical...

District Cooling: Theory and Practice

Alaa A. Olama
October 07, 2016

DISTRICT COOLING: THEORY and PRACTICE provides a unique study of an energy cogeneration system, set up to bring chilled water to buildings (offices, apartment houses, and factories) needing cooling for air conditioning and refrigeration. In winter, the source for the cooling can often be sea water,...

The Green Factory: Creating Lean and Sustainable Manufacturing

Andrea Pampanelli, Neil Trivedi, Pauline Found
August 22, 2015

This book proposes a new model, the Lean and Green Business Model (L&GBM), where the environmental aspect of sustainability is integrated with Lean thinking in order to create a way of thinking that contributes to and balances the three sustainability dimensions of people, profit, and planet....

Energy Efficiency in the Urban Environment

Heba Allah Essam E. Khalil, Essam E. Khalil
February 12, 2015

Energy Efficiency in the Urban Environment is a study of energy crisis, urbanisation, and climate change, as well as a discussion of how to combat these global challenges. With a special focus on Egypt, this book addresses the macroscale of urbanism from the perspective of city dwellers’ quality of...

Energy and Environmental Engineering: Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Energy and Environmental Engineering (ICEEE 2014), September 21-22, 2014, Hong Kong

Yijin Wu
February 04, 2015

The 2014 International Conference on Energy and Environmental Engineering (ICEEE 2014) was held September 21-22, 2014 in Hong Kong. This proceedings volume assembles papers from various professionals, leading researchers, engineers, scientists and students and presents innovative ideas and research...

An Introduction to Ecological Economics, Second Edition

Robert Costanza, John H Cumberland, Herman Daly, Robert Goodland, Richard B Norgaard, Ida Kubiszewski, Carol Franco
December 02, 2014

From Empty-World Economics to Full-World Economics Ecological economics explores new ways of thinking about how we manage our lives and our planet to achieve a sustainable, equitable, and prosperous future. Ecological economics extends and integrates the study and management of both "nature's...

Lean Waste Stream: Reducing Material Use and Garbage Using Lean Principles

Marc Jensen
September 10, 2014

The fact that a process produces garbage is a testament to design inefficiency, and this book explains how to use the nature of that garbage to pinpoint and eliminate those inefficiencies. Lean Waste Stream: Reducing Material Use and Garbage Using Lean Principles supplies an unprecedented look at...

Dictionary of 21st Century Energy Technologies, Financing and Sustainability

Gene Beck CEM, CLP
June 16, 2014

This comprehensive desktop reference addresses the diverse terms and acronyms that form the backbone of 21st century energy technologies, applications of those technologies, and the sustainability sector of the U.S. economy. The convergence of these disciplines has resulted in an explosion of...

Grid Parity: The Art of Financing Renewable Energy Projects in the U.S.

Gene Beck CEM, CLP
May 12, 2014

Grid Parity provides an in-depth examination of the knowledge, insights, and techniques that are essential to success in financing renewable energy projects. An energy project finance expert with 35 years of experience in capital asset financing, the author provides a comprehensive overview of how...

Green Power: Perspectives on Sustainable Electricity Generation

Joao Neiva de Figueiredo, Mauro F. Guillén
February 05, 2014

Green Power: Perspectives on Sustainable Electricity Generation provides a systematic overview of the current state of green power and renewable electrical energy production in the world. Presenting eight in-depth case studies of green power production and dissemination, it illustrates the...

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