sustainability information Articles

  • Corporate sustainability: A guide to measuring and improving energy efficiencies

    As environmental scrutiny of global industries continues to grow, governments are seeking to impose energy efficiency targets on companies in order to comply with new directives. One solution is to encourage energy suppliers to become energy service companies, who work with customers to identify potential savings and share the benefits this delivers. For the global food processing industry, this ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Purchasing sustainable information technology

    Recently, I started to reduce my inventory of obsolete and unused electronic equipment. I gave away a printer, retired an old monitor, and sold a couple of dozen other computer parts and accessories on eBay. Although eBay is one way to dispose of old and unused equipment, it is more of a hobby than a practical business solution. Finding a buyer only delays the eventual disposal of these devices, ...


    By Lexicon Systems, LLC

  • Renewable energy in Europe 2017: recent growth and knock-on effects

    Addressing climate change requires a globally coordinated, long-term response across all economic sectors. The 2015 Paris Agreement provides the framework for limiting global warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and for pursuing efforts to limit it to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Early in this process, the European Union has adopted ambitious and binding climate and energy ...

  • Optimizing Wind and Solar Power in Africa

    Editor's Note: The following is a news release authored by Julie Chao and issued by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on April 5, 2017 To meet skyrocketing demand for electricity, African countries may have to triple their energy output by 2030. While hydropower and fossil fuel power plants are favored approaches in some quarters, a new assessment by the Department of Energy’s Lawrence ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • What`s Hiding in Your Waste Piles?

    In over 25 years in the grinding and recycling industry, we’ve learned that there’s always more than meets the eye in a pile of waste materials. Whether it’s a pile of pallets or household garbage, there’s some good and some bad hiding under the surface. It's there if you know how to find it. You can find it with the right industry knowledge, the right equipment, ...


    By Rotochopper, Inc.

  • Online Chemical Oxygen Demand for Treatment Optimization - Case Study

    A wide variety of products are made in the chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing industries, that require large volumes of chemicals, materials, and substances that are used throughout process operations. Waste water from these facilities typically include contaminants, toxins, nutrients, and organic content that presents challenges with regards to treatment. A major UK based chemical ...


    By MANTECH

  • Environmental information for sustainable supply chains

    Sustainable supply chains are nowadays seen as appropriate ways to achieve sustainability in interorganisational business. However, the concept is not widely spread. The aim of this paper is thus to assess ways of achieving sustainable supply chains. Furthermore, we discuss the characteristics and features of sustainable supply chains and investigate the usability of the concept for ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Information, knowledge and technology management: national information technology policies for sustainable development

    The paper discusses the relationship among information, knowledge and technology management, with special emphasis on their applications in developing economies and how they relate to sustainable development. It also discusses the role of the national Information Technology (IT) policies in providing enabling environments for Knowledge Management (KM) for sustainable development. Finally, the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Information and communication technology and the popular appropriation of sustainability problems

    Integrated assessment (IA) aims at the integration of knowledge from diverse sources as part of the policy-making process. Frequently, IA exploits computer models and other information and communication technology (ICT) in ways that are accessible to and used by only a limited range of scientists or within expert circles. Deepening the interface between citizens and scientists can, in this view, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Information, communication and space technology applications for sustainable development

    This article will discuss some of the most important Information, Communication and Space Technology (ICST) applications being created, along with the space infrastructure upgrades that are underway to support these applications. Satellites are routinely used to support sustainable development, as well as manage natural resources and emergency situations. The growing role of space technology is ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Development of an information exchange model for attaining sustainability

    Improving sustainable performance in construction activities has been promoted as an important agenda for pursuing sustainable development. This issue is particularly important in implementing infrastructure projects which have much larger impacts than building projects to social, economic and environmental performance. Proper coordination and adequate information exchanges among project ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Access to information and sustainable development: friend or foe?

    This paper calls the reader's attention to the extent to which the advancement of sustainable development depends on industry's technology development ability and on the important role assigned to governments by environmental law and policy as brokers of industrial information. It argues that the provision of indiscriminate, unrestricted access to information may hinder industry's ability to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sustainable informal housing by means of a better public space

    Sustainable urban dwellings can function satisfactory if the larger environment function properly as a living space and that in turn depends largely on how communities manifest themselves outwardly and interact with the living spaces. This work highlights that housing environments of the informal housing is always in process of becoming, it is never final. It is neither a final statement, nor ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sustainability as a matter of social context: information technologies and the environment

    The paper focuses on the potential of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to improve the sustainability of residential buildings. While ICT can contribute to improving building energy efficiency (e.g., energy management systems) there are also plausible scenarios of an increasing energy demand triggered by ICT use. The main argument of this paper is that harnessing the sustainability ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Will the information society be sustainable? Towards criteria and indicators for a sustainable knowledge society

    It is posited that the information society is not sustainable because information alone is meaningless. Information requires a context to convert it to knowledge – only the context adds the meaning. A knowledge society can be sustainable, but this depends on the context: in a normative neoliberal framework, the knowledge society represents a concept of individualisation and of dismantling social ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • ICT supported lifecycle thinking and information integration for sustainable manufacturing

    Information and communication technologies (ICT) are keys to manufacturing competence, competitiveness and jobs of modern industrialised countries. The trend is towards more customised, intelligent and networked products and systems, integrating intelligence in miniaturised smart product embedded information devices (PEID), such as RFID tags, embedded systems (including sensors) and standards. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Development of the integrated product information model for product sustainability assessment

    The sustainability of a product is evaluated using the product sustainability index (ProdSI) methodology. This methodology is based on the total product life–cycle and a 6R approach. When it comes to product information models, it is difficult to extract required information to evaluate certain elements of ProdSI from the currently available geometry–based product data models. This paper ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • CNPC launches HSE information system at PetroChina as foundation for world-class sustainability

    China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) is one of the world's largest petroleum and chemical companies with proven reserves of 3.7 billion barrels of oil equivalent, dozens of international exploration and production projects and over a million employees around the globe. CNPC' success in providing a stable energy supply to meet society's growing demands is matched by its strong commitment to ...


    By IHS

  • How to approach the sustainable information society? Criteria and indicators as useful tools

    The development of an information society has been considered to be one route on the road to reaching sustainable development. However, the concept of a Sustainable Information Society (SIS) remains vague for many actors. To address this problem this article will highlight the central concepts of SIS, present results that consider the current use of sustainable development indicators in Finland ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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