Efficiency and Logistics

Efficiency and Logistics Author Uwe Clausen
ISBN-10 9783642328374
Release 2012-10-06
Pages 314
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The „EffizienzCluster LogistikRuhr“ was a winner in the Leading Edge Science Cluster competition run by the German federal Ministry of Education and Research. The mission and aim of the „EffizienzCluster LogistikRuhr“ is to facilitate tomorrow’s individuality – in the sense of individual goods supply, mobility, and production – using 75 percent of today’s resources. Efficiency – both in economical and ecological terms – is enabled by state-of-the-art and innovative logistical solutions including transportation, production and intralogistics. These proceedings “Efficiency and Logistics” give first answers from 27 research projects as an insight into the current state of research of Europe’s leading research and development cluster in logistics and as a contribution to the discussion on how logistics as a science can help to cope with foreseeable resource shortage and sustainability as global challenges.

The Carbon Buster s Home Energy Handbook

The Carbon Buster s Home Energy Handbook Author Godo Stoyke
ISBN-10 1550923692
Release 2009-03-01
Pages 176
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How to reduce carbon emissions and save over $15,000 in energy costs over five years.

Present day Dialectology

Present day Dialectology Author Johannes Bernardus Berns
ISBN-10 3110167816
Release 2002
Pages 365
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Present-day Dialectology does not treat dialectology as an isolated discipline. Instead, it discusses dialectological topics within the framework of present-day linguistics. The book contains papers which seek to confront recent phonological, morphologic, syntactic and semantic theory with dialectological data. In addition, it explores the link between dialectology on the one hand and sociolinguistics and the study of language contact on the other.

Faktor Vier

Faktor Vier Author Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker
ISBN-10 3426772868
Release 1997
Pages 352
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Das Know-how für eine neue umweltschonende Wachstumspolitik ist vorhanden. Wir können heute Solarhäuser bauen, deren Energiekosten fast bei Null liegen, oder Supersparautos, die nicht nur sparsam und sicher, sondern auch komfortabel sind. Der Umweltschutz, von der Wirtschaft immer als Kostenfaktor gefürchtet, ist längst dabei, zum Nutzenfaktor zu werden. Die Autoren machen sich für eine Effizienzrevolution stark, die dazu führen soll, daß wir die Naturgüter mindestens viermal besser nutzen als bisher. Das ist allerdings nur mit Unterstützung der Politik möglich, die endlich aufhören muß, Vergeudung zu subventionieren, und sich zu einer ökologischen Steuerreform entschließen sollte.

Factor Four

Factor Four Author Ernst U. von Weizsäcker
ISBN-10 1853834068
Release 1998
Pages 322
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Since the industrial revolution, progress has meant an increase in labour productivity. Factor Four describes a new form of progress, resource productivity, a form which meets the overriding imperative for the future (sustainability). It shows how at least four times as much wealth can be extracted from the resources we use. As the authors put it, the book is about doing more with less, but this is not the same as doing less, doing worse or doing without.In 1972, the Club of Rome published Limits to Growth, which sent shock waves around the world by arguing that we were rapidly running out of essential resources. This Report to the Club of Rome offers a solution. It lies in using resources more efficiently, in ways which can already be achieved, not at a cost, but at a profit. The book contains a wealth of examples of revolutionizing productivity, in the use of energy; from hypercars to low-energy beef; materials, from sub-surface drip irrigation to electronic books, transport, video conferencing to CyberTran, and demonstrating how much more could be generated from much less today.It explains how markets can be organized and taxes re-based to eliminate perverse incentives and reward efficiency, so wealth can grow while consumption does not. The benefits are enormous: profits will increase, pollution and waste will decrease and the quality of life will improve. Moreover, the benefits will be shared: progress will no longer depend on making ever fewer people more productive. Instead, more people and fewer resources can be employed. While for many developing countries the efficiency revolution may offer the only realistic chance of prosperity within a reasonable time span. The practical promise held out in this book is huge, but the authors show how it is up to each of us, as well as to businesses and governments, to make it happen.

Factor X

Factor X Author Harry Lehmann
ISBN-10 9783319500799
Release 2017-09-28
Pages 452
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This book describes and analyses necessities for a more resource-efficient world. It discusses solutions for a more sustainable use of natural resources, addressing decision-makers and experts from the fields of policy development, industry, academia, civil society, and the media. The book presents strategies, concrete ways and examples of achieving more sustainable resource use in practice. Following on from two previous titles published on Factor X by the Umweltbundesamt (German Environment Agency), entitled “Factor X: Policy, Strategies and Instruments for a Sustainable Resource Use” (2013) and “Factor X: Re-source – Designing the Recycling Society” (2014), this book further investigates how savings in natural resources and resource efficiency improvements could be achieved, focusing on good practice examples that cover different resource categories, pursue different efficiency strategies and come from different sectors, e.g. innovative products or services, technology, man agement approaches, systemic approaches, etc. The background against which this work is done has a highly comprehensive span, from the first Declaration of the Factor X Club in the nineties, to the European Commission’s Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe that was published in September 2011, through to the German Federal government’s German Resource Efficiency Programme (ProgRess I and II) in 2012 and 2016, the G7 Alliance for Resource Efficiency, and most recently the development and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

Metabolism of the Anthroposphere

Metabolism of the Anthroposphere Author Peter Baccini
ISBN-10 9780262016650
Release 2012
Pages 392
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Over the last several thousand years of human life on Earth, agricultural settlements became urban cores, and these regional settlements became tightly connected through infrastructures transporting people, materials, and information. This global network of urban systems, including ecosystems, is the anthroposphere; the physical flows and stocks of matter and energy within it form its metabolism. This book offers an overview of the metabolism of the anthroposphere, with an emphasis on the design of metabolic systems. It takes a cultural historical perspective, supported with methodology from the natural sciences and engineering. The book will be of interest to scholars and practitioners in the fields of regional development, environmental protection, and material management. It will also be a resource for undergraduate and graduate students in industrial ecology, environmental engineering, and resource management. The authors describe the characteristics of material stocks and flows of human settlements in space and time; introduce the method of material flow analysis (MFA) for metabolic studies; analyze regional metabolism and the material systems generated by basic activities; and offer four case studies of optimal metabolic system design: phosphorus management, urban mining, waste management, and mobility. This second edition of an extremely influential book has been substantially revised and greatly expanded. Its new emphasis on design and resource utilization reflects recent debates and scholarship on sustainable development and climate change.

Sustainability in Question

Sustainability in Question Author Jörg Köhn
ISBN-10 1781008566
Release 1999-01-01
Pages 344
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This book explores approaches to sustainability by linking the economy, society and the environment. The international group of experts uses concepts of sustainability from the physical and social sciences to develop a framework for creating policies for sustainability. This book will be welcomed by those interested in environmental economics, science, management and environmental studies, as well as by those working in the fields of ecological economics, natural resource economics and environmental sociology.

Konnektionismus in Artificial Intelligence und Kognitionsforschung

Konnektionismus in Artificial Intelligence und Kognitionsforschung Author Georg Dorffner
ISBN-10 9783642760709
Release 2013-03-07
Pages 246
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Konnektionismus als Methode, Modellvorstellung, aber auch als Weltbild dringt immer mehr in die Domänen der AI (KI) und Kognitionsforschung vor. Obwohl es eine Reihe von Konferenzen gibt, die künstliche neuronale Netzwerke - die Basis des Konnektionismus - zum Inhalt haben, scheint dem Bereich der Intelligenzforschung und -modellierung mit Hilfe solcher Netzwerke vergleichsweise noch wenig Raum geboten zu werden. Die Konferenz, die vom 18. bis 21. September 1990 in Salzburg stattgefunden hat und deren Proceedings in diesem Band vorliegen, sollte diese Lücke schließen. Sie hat in Form von Vorträgen, Workshops und Panels Arbeiten zusammengebracht, die sich mit Anwendungen neuronaler Netzwerke auf Probleme der AI, mit grundlegenden Aspekten von massivem Parallelismus und Netzwerkverarbeitung in der AI sowie mit theoretischen Implikationen der Modelle auf die AI und die Kognitionsforschung im allgemeinen beschäftigen. Die vorliegenden Beiträge geben einen guten Einblick in den Stand der Forschung - besonders im deutschsprachigen Raum, aber auch darüber hinausgehend.

Practical Handbook of Material Flow Analysis

Practical Handbook of Material Flow Analysis Author Paul H. Brunner
ISBN-10 0203507207
Release 2016-04-19
Pages 336
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The first-ever book on this subject establishes a rigid, transparent and useful methodology for investigating the material metabolism of anthropogenic systems. Using Material Flow Analysis (MFA), the main sources, flows, stocks, and emissions of man-made and natural materials can be determined. By demonstrating the application of MFA, this book reveals how resources can be conserved and the environment protected within complex systems. The fourteen case studies presented exemplify the potential for MFA to contribute to sustainable materials management. Exercises throughout the book deepen comprehension and expertise. The authors have had success in applying MFA to various fields, and now promote the use of MFA so that future engineers and planners have a common method for solving resource-oriented problems.

Sustainability Challenges and Solutions at the Base of the Pyramid

Sustainability Challenges and Solutions at the Base of the Pyramid Author Prabhu Kandachar
ISBN-10 9781351279864
Release 2017-09-08
Pages 532
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Around the turn of the millennium it had become painfully evident that development aid, charity or "global business-as-usual" were not going to be the mechanisms to alleviate global poverty. Today, there is little dispute that poverty remains the most pressing global problem calling for innovative solutions. One recent strategy is the Base of the Pyramid (BoP) concept developed by Prahalad and Hart, which relies on entrepreneurial activity tapping into the previously ignored markets of the economically most disadvantaged. It is a process requiring innovations in several disciplines: technological, social and business.This book covers a number of areas. First, much of the current BoP discussion emphasises targeting products to the needs of the poor. But do we actually know what the real needs of the poor are? This book takes a bottom-up human-centred approach and examines examples that truly engage the poor in BoP product and service development. What types of needs assessment methodologies are indicated considering the cultural differences in BoP countries? Are the existing methodologies adequate? Do they need to be redefined and redeveloped? Second, the book considers how we can balance poverty alleviation and stimulate economic growth without stressing the ecosystem. Tragically, the poor are hardest hit by the adverse effects of environmental deterioration such as water shortages, climate change or the destruction of habitats. While the economic welfare of the poor is critical, the BoP approach must balance its inherent paradox of encouraging greater consumption while avoiding further pressures on environmental sustainability. The link between the BoP approach and sustainable development is a key feature of this book. Third, it looks at innovation and asks what kinds of"bottom-up" innovation (open source, technological, social and business) support BoP initiatives (and sustainable development)?Fourth, the book deals with the relationship between development assistance and BoP. Is a BoP strategy the antithesis to development aid or can these two co-exist or even complement each other?Finally, the book raises questions about the relationship between corporate responsibility and BoP. Is BoP a new form of corporate neo-colonialism or a new form of corporate responsibility? Although the BoP concept has unleashed an extensive and generally enthusiastic response from academics, businesses, NGOs and governments, the knowledge domain around this concept is still in the early stages of development. This book addresses that need with a focus on the needs of the end-users – the poor – as a starting point for BoP products and innovations. With contributions from both supporters and critics, it provides a treasure trove of global knowledge on how the concept has developed, what its successes and failures have been and what promise it holds as a long-term strategy for alleviating poverty and tackling global sustainability.

Social Innovation

Social Innovation Author Thomas Osburg
ISBN-10 9783642365409
Release 2013-06-04
Pages 335
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​Social Innovation is becoming an increasingly important topic in our global society. Those organizations which are able to develop business solutions to the most urgent social and ecological challenges will be the leading companies of tomorrow. Social Innovation not only creates value for society but will be a key driver for business success. Although the concept of Social Innovation is discussed globally the meaning and its impact on the development of new business strategies is still heavily on debate. This publication has the goal to give a comprehensive overview of different concepts in the very innovative field of Social Innovation, from a managerial as well as from a theoretical and social perspective. Over 30 leading thinkers in the field of Innovation, Strategic Management and Organizational Development give a well structured inside on the latest developments and progress in the field of Social Innovation. Thereby the authors not only develop a comprehensive and unique analysis on the state-of-the art of social innovation but also give practical advice and information to business leaders on how to apply the latest management thinking on Social Innovation to daily business decisions. This publication has the intention to become a milestone in the further development of the concept of Social Innovation as well as to further stimulate new business strategies necessary to overcome world most pressing social and ecological challenges.

Strategic Management of the Manufacturing Value Chain

Strategic Management of the Manufacturing Value Chain Author Umit S. Bititci
ISBN-10 9780387353210
Release 2013-06-05
Pages 654
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Today the Scottish electronics industry employs 40,000 people directly and a further 30,000 in the supply infrastructure. There are now more than 550 electronic manufacturing and supplier companies in ' Silicon Glen'. In terms of the contribution to the economy, electronics is by far the most valuable industry. Its value in 1996 was approximately £ 10billion and accounted for more than half of Scotland's exports. The major product groupings within the industry include: • PCs, laptops and workstations • Disk drives, cable harnessing • Printers, keyboards and peripherals • Semiconductor devices and PCBs • TV, VCRs, CDs, stereos and other consumer electronics • Cellular phones and telecommunications products • A TMs and funds transfer systems • Networking and security systems • Navigation and sonar systems • Microwave products • Power supplies • Software and compilers Many of these companies are multi-national OEMs, who came to Scotland as inward investing companies. Early inward investing companies were from USA, followed by companies from Japan, and more recently from Taiwan and Korea. An important segment of the industry is involved in the manufacture of computers, including IBM, Compaq, Digital and Sun. In fact approximately 40% of the PCs sold in Europe are built in Scotland. With five of the world's top eight computer manufacturers locating a manufacturing base in Scotland there has been an attraction for foreign companies keen to provide service for these multinationals. In 1995/96 the supply base output was worth £1.

The Dynamics of the Eco efficient Economy

The Dynamics of the Eco efficient Economy Author Emiel F. M. Wubben
ISBN-10 178254397X
Release 2000-12-20
Pages 141
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Drawing together the fields of environmental economics, environmental regulation and strategic management, this study discusses the question of environmental performance versus corporate practices and finds that environmental considerations can have a positive effect on business.

The Crises of Capitalism

The Crises of Capitalism Author Saral K. Sarkar
ISBN-10 9781619020061
Release 2012
Pages 368
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Discusses whether or not capitalism continues to function as a viable economic system.

Sustainable Forest Management

Sustainable Forest Management Author Klaus von Gadow
ISBN-10 1402002785
Release 2001-11-30
Pages 368
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During its 200-year history the concept of sustainable forest ecosystem management has been the object of scientific and political discussion, with varying degrees of intensity - promoted with vehement fervour during periods of social or economic crisis, and less intensely during periods of stability. This volume, which forms part of the book series Managing Forest Ecosystems, presents state-of-the-art contributions presented by 9 leading authors from North America, Europe, Australia, and Southern Africa. If technical knowledge is a constraint to the implementation of sustainable management, this book contains a wealth of information which may be useful to students and practitioners alike. The specific target readership includes company management, the legal and policy environment, and forestry administrators. This book's unique feature is its holistic approach which includes ecological, socio-political, and timber supply issues.

Breitbandversorgung in Deutschland wie schaffen wir den Anschluss

Breitbandversorgung in Deutschland   wie schaffen wir den Anschluss Author Walter Tengler
ISBN-10 9783800729258
Release 2005
Pages 144
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Breitbandversorgung in Deutschland wie schaffen wir den Anschluss has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Breitbandversorgung in Deutschland wie schaffen wir den Anschluss also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Breitbandversorgung in Deutschland wie schaffen wir den Anschluss book for free.