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Green Energy and Technology

Carbon Footprint and the Industrial Life Cycle

From Urban Planning to Recycling

Editors: Álvarez Fernández, Roberto, Zubelzu, Sergio, Martínez, Rodrigo (Eds.)

  • Provides a global tool to analyze the carbon footprint of industrial activities at every stage
  • Presents the main preventative measures that can be utilized
  • Examines technological developments in the industry
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This book analyzes the relationship between large-scale industrial activity and the carbon footprint, and provides a theoretical framework and tools to calculate the carbon footprint of industrial activities at every stage of their life cycles, including urban-planning master plans, recycling activities, project and building stages as well as managing and manufacturing. Discussing the main preventative and corrective measures that can be utilized, it includes case studies, reports on technological developments and examples of successful policies to provide inspiration to readers. This book collects the contributions of authors from four continents, in order to analyze from as many as possible points of view and using many different approaches, the problem of sustainability in today’s globalized world.

About the authors

Roberto Álvarez is an electrical engineer with a PhD in Manufacturing Process Engineering. He currently heads the Mechanical Engineering Department at Nebrija University, Madrid, Spain. He has over fourteen years of experience as a lecturer in electric machines, manufacturing processes, quality systems and lean management, environmental science, and electric vehicles, and serves as a consultant on these topics for various companies in Spain (Hyundai, CNH2, Carrefour). He is the author of numerous articles and contributions to scientific conferences related to lean manufacturing, energy, and greenhouse gas emissions. High-profile journal outlets include Energy Policy, Energy, Land Use Policy, the Journal of Automobile Engineering, and the Journal of Cleaner Production. He is also a reviewer for a number of journals in the area. He has coauthored two books: “Mathematics for Engineers” (Ed. Paraninfo) and “Legal Architecture” (Ed. Munilla).

Rodrigo Martínez is an industrial design engineer and has a PhD in Industrial Design. He currently heads the Industrial Design Department at Nebrija University, Madrid, Spain, and has broad experience in the development of design projects as a lecturer in industrial design, design, and environment, or eco-design, projects. He has developed and coordinated projects with several companies and agencies such as Ecoembes, Lékué, Ikea, Retecork, or Finsa. He is the author of numerous papers and contributions related to the methodological process of design, including the importance of a lifecycle in the conception of products and solutions. He has also served as a reviewer for various journals in this area and collaborates with the main design agencies in Spain, such as Red-Aede and ADI-FAD. He is the editor of Experimenta Magazine, and is also editing a book on the importance of the identity in the product design process. 

Sergio Zubelzu is an agricultural engineer and has a PhD in Environment and Sustainable Development. He is currently an assistant professor at the Technical University of Madrid and has over ten years of experience as a lecturer in statistics and operations research and as a consultant hydraulic engineer. His research activities mainly concern the methodologies to simulate physical and environmental phenomena. He has authored and coauthored several articles, contributions to scientific congresses and books.

Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Urban Planning in Developing World: Which Alternative for Poor Cities?

    Bolay, Jean-Claude

    Pages 3-17

  • Social and Economic Management of Sustainable Neighborhoods Regeneration Projects

    Bosqued, Alejandro (et al.)

    Pages 19-35

  • Urban Planning Research in the Climate Change Era: Transdisciplinary Approach Toward Sustainable Cities

    Kii, Masanobu (et al.)

    Pages 37-51

  • Edge Open Spaces in Madrid and Its Metropolitan Area (Spain), Sustainable Urban Planning and Environmental Values

    Allende, Fernando (et al.)

    Pages 53-84

  • Controlled Landscapes or Building Sustainability in Public Spaces. Case of Studies of Padova and Moscow

    Gómez, Elena Merino (et al.)

    Pages 85-106

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-54984-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-54983-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Carbon Footprint and the Industrial Life Cycle
Book Subtitle
From Urban Planning to Recycling
Editors
  • Roberto Álvarez Fernández
  • Sergio Zubelzu
  • Rodrigo Martínez
Series Title
Green Energy and Technology
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-54984-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-54984-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-54983-5
Series ISSN
1865-3529
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 550
Number of Illustrations and Tables
202 b/w illustrations
Topics