The ABC of Sustainability - The Carbon Footprint of Buildings from Design through Use

Description Structures are a necessary part of the societal landscape and impact the environment through energy and raw material consumption, waste generation, and greenhouse gas emission. The bulk of the environmental impact comes from the

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Decision Support System for Water Distribution Network Optimization by Non-Technical Workers

Description Existing water distribution system models are inadequate for water poor and developing communities that lack technical design expertise. We propose a novel approach to network optimization by using a decision support system. This interactive

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Decision making model for local development projects – Community and technology

Abstract This paper structures the decision making process of Ingenieros Sin Fronteras Colombia, particularly the selection of the community to benefit and the technology to implement. The selection considers aspects to make a sustainable project

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Managing Process Change in a Challenging Public Sector Environment

Description Many process improvement efforts are partial or complete failures. Process improvement in the public sector is even more daunting. This report describes the challenges, program components, change management strategy, and lessons learned from a

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Determination of Consensus for Sustainable Post-Conflict Leadership

Description Leading a geo-political region from conflict to sustainable post-conflict requires a specific mix of leadership roles and practices. Consensus and non-consensus among a large sample of regional leaders may require innovative views of consensus

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