Investments in infrastructure – transport, irrigation, energy and information and communication technology – are crucial to achieving sustainable development and empowering communities in many countries. It has long been recognized that growth in productivity and incomes, and improvements in health and education outcomes require investment in infrastructure.

Inclusive and sustainable industrial development is the primary source of income generation, allows for rapid and sustained increases in living standards for all people, and provides the technological solutions to environmentally sound industrialization.

Technological progress is the foundation of efforts to achieve environmental objectives, such as increased resource and energy-efficiency. Without technology and innovation, industrialization will not happen, and without industrialization, development will not happen.

Learn more at: http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/infrastructure-industrialization/

Integrating Safety with Process Improvement for Sustainable Manufacturing

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Recyclable Fine Aggregates in Concrete

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 continues

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Optimal Temperature Control in Smart Buildings via Model Predictive Control

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Implementing Sustainability Into Your Existing Lean and Six Sigma Program

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 sustainability

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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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