Pathways to Environmental Sustainability

Methodologies and Experiences

Editors: Salomone, Roberta, Saija, Giuseppe (Eds.)

  • Offers examples of different methodologies and tools for pursuing environmental sustainability targets
  • Explores experiences and case studies in many sectors of industry and a variety of geographic contexts, from local to regional to national scale
  • Features the work of expert contributors, including managers, researchers and consultants whose work spans many sectors of industry and agriculture
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About this book

This book brings together, in a single volume, an overview of multiple applications of the concept of environmental sustainability, featuring examples of useful methodologies and tools for pursuing environmental targets, experiences and case studies spanning a variety of sectors, embracing both industry and research projects; and case studies applied to very different territorial contexts.

The first section of the book covers methodologies and tools for environmental sustainability, including Industrial Ecology, Urban Metabolism, Life Cycle Assessment, analysis of industrial water footprint and such chemical technologies as Hypercritical Separation Technology (HYST).

Part Two provides case studies of environmental sustainability in specific industrial sectors including electronics, pharmaceutical manufacturing, bio-energy, agriculture, food and residential construction retrofitting.

Part Three explores experiences of environmental sustainability in territorial contexts on a local, regional or national scale. This section includes chapters on sustainability in the Republic of San Marino, the European “Covenant of Mayors” urban sustainability initiative and efforts to promote sustainability in Italy, Norway and Poland among others. The book concludes with a discussion of Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in Objective I regions of Italy.

Featuring the contributions of academics, managers operating in various productive sectors and consultants, the book aims to promote the growth and spread of scientific research and technological development for environmental sustainability.

Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • Food for Thought: Seeking the Essence of Industrial Symbiosis

    Deutz, Pauline

    Pages 3-11

  • LCA and Linear Programming for the Environmental Optimization of Waste Management Systems: A Simulation

    Tascione, Valentino (et al.)

    Pages 13-22

  • Urban Metabolism: Many Open Questions for Future Answers

    Ioppolo, Giuseppe (et al.)

    Pages 23-32

  • Water Footprint to Support Environmental Management: An Overview

    Mazzi, Anna (et al.)

    Pages 33-42

  • Marketing Strategies for the Agri-Food Sector: Adaptation Requirements and Contradictions

    Calabrò, Grazia

    Pages 43-51

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eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-03826-1
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-03825-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-34800-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pathways to Environmental Sustainability
Book Subtitle
Methodologies and Experiences
Editors
  • Roberta Salomone
  • Giuseppe Saija
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-03826-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-03826-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-03825-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34800-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 276
Number of Illustrations and Tables
50 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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