Over the years, recycling has allowed for a 186 million metric ton reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Researchers looks to further that reduction by integrating concrete into the recycling process. As the construction market continuesRead more
Sustainable consumption and production is about promoting resource and energy efficiency, sustainable infrastructure, and providing access to basic services, green and decent jobs and a better quality of life for all. Its implementation helps to achieve overall development plans, reduce future economic, environmental and social costs, strengthen economic competitiveness and reduce poverty.
Sustainable consumption and production aims at “doing more and better with less,” increasing net welfare gains from economic activities by reducing resource use, degradation and pollution along the whole lifecycle, while increasing quality of life. It involves different stakeholders, including business, consumers, policy makers, researchers, scientists, retailers, media, and development cooperation agencies, among others.
It also requires a systemic approach and cooperation among actors operating in the supply chain, from producer to final consumer. It involves engaging consumers through awareness-raising and education on sustainable consumption and lifestyles, providing consumers with adequate information through standards and labels and engaging in sustainable public procurement, among others.
Energy used for building climate control makes up over half of all energy usage in the residential and commercial sector. In order to lower this consumption, researchers at Nanyang Technological University developed a way toRead more
Wind farm placement is vital for the future development and success of the wind energy industry. As this source of energy becomes increasingly relevant, so does the need for comprehensive data regarding their geographical placement.Read more
This study characterizes Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) generation and its physical components and trends in the state of Michigan, in the United States. It also attempts to forecast the in-state generated MSW flow into landfillsRead more
IISE Los Angeles Chapter members met recently at the Los Angeles Work Center for AbilityFirst to begin a project to improve the efficiency of the Business Services Division. This Division is where adults with physicalRead more
Millions of Americans find themselves in a situation where they do not have the means to provide themselves or their families with proper nutrition on a daily basis. While there are a number of governmentRead more
The lean approach of “Go and See” has allowed many companies to make great strides in process improvement, by encouraging leaders and engineers to walk out to the work area to solve problems. The sameRead more
Description The best approach to drive sustainability into your company is to incorporate it seamlessly into your existing continuous improvement program, but it won’t happen automatically without some key tips. Learn how to explain sustainabilityRead more
Description IEs are commonly driven to use their skills for more than their 9-5 work. A great opportunity exists in the non-profit sector as these organizations struggle with inefficiencies and growth. Yet connecting with suchRead more
Description This presentation covers the idea behind the growing application of Zero Waste events, benchmarking these events across university and industry. The rest of the presentation will focus on the implementation of the Zero WasteRead more