Sustainability Metrics and Indicators of Environmental Impact

Written By Eduardo Jacob-Lopes
Sustainability Metrics and Indicators of Environmental Impact
  • Publsiher : Elsevier
  • Release : 16 July 2021
  • ISBN : 0128236043
  • Pages : 212 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Sustainability Metrics and Indicators of Environmental Impact written by Eduardo Jacob-Lopes which was release on 16 July 2021, this book published by Elsevier. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: Sustainability Metrics and Indicators of Environmental Impact: Industrial and Agricultural Life Cycle Assessment covers trending topics on the environmental impact of systems of production, putting emphasis on lifecycle assessment (LCA). This methodology is one of the most important tools of analysis, as mathematical models are applied that will quantify the systematic inputs and outputs of the processes in order to evaluate the sustainability of industrial processes and products. In this sense, LCA is mainly a tool to support environmental decision-making that analyzes the environmental impacts of products and technologies from a lifecycle perspective. The emergence of ever-larger global issues, such as the energy dilemma, the changing climate and the scarcity of natural resources, such as water, has boosted the search for tools capable of ensuring the reliability of the results published by the industries, and has become an important tool in order to achieve sustainability and environmental preservation. Thus, lifecycle assessment (LCA), including carbon footprint valuation is necessary to ensure better internal management. Provides guidance on environmental impacts and the carbon footprint of industrial processes Features guidelines in lifecycle assessment to support a sustainable approach, along with quantifiable data to support proposed solutions Includes a companion website with slides and graphics to quantity environmental impact and other metrics of lifecycle assessment

Sustainability Metrics and Indicators of Environmental Impact

Sustainability Metrics and Indicators of Environmental Impact
  • Author : Eduardo Jacob-Lopes,Leila Queiroz Zepka,Mariany Costa Depra
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-07-16
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0128236043
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Summary : Sustainability Metrics and Indicators of Environmental Impact: Industrial and Agricultural Life Cycle Assessment covers trending topics on the environmental impact of systems of production, putting emphasis on lifecycle assessment (LCA). This methodology is one of the most important tools of analysis, as mathematical models are applied that will quantify the ...

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  • Publisher : Island Press
  • Release Date : 2012-09-26
  • Total pages : 448
  • ISBN : 0128236043
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  • Release Date : 2005-01-14
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-03-09
  • Total pages : 444
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  • Publisher : Routledge
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2016-12-08
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  • Total pages : 256
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  • Release Date : 2018-06-28
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