Disaster damage assessment in the U.S. is increasingly important as natural hazard-induced disasters (e.g., hurricanes) are breaking records nearly every year, costing the nation hundreds of billions of dollars per year. However, the current practiceRead more
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.
When an earthquake or a major storm strikes, roads can become littered with debris, which makes rescue and relief operations that much more difficult. Ozlem Ergun, a professor of mechanical and industrial engineering at NortheasternRead more
The hospitality sector is facing pressure to increase its cost-effectiveness while maintaining a high environmental standard. Researchers from Abu Dhabi University focus on material management and develop a cost-based optimization model for high quality, sustainable material management.Read more
Sustainable manufacturing environments are created with safety as a priority. Understanding the human component of manufacturing and processes allows safety managers to influence and improve production. This article is focused on ways that safety andRead more
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
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
According to the American Psychological Association, 20% of the veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder or major depression, yet many of them seek help outside of the VA systemRead 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 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 theRead more
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 interactiveRead more