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21. Toward Energy Efficient Manufacturing Enterprises
Topic: Sustainability
Published: 2/2/2011
Authors: Kevin W Lyons, Alexander Weissman, Ram D Sriram, Lalit Chordia
Abstract: Industrial enterprises have significant negative impacts on the global environment. Collectively, from energy consumption to greenhouse gases to solid waste, they are the single largest contributor to a growing number of planet-threatening environmen ...

22. Towards a Methodology for Analyzing Sustainability Standards using the Zachman Framework
Topic: Sustainability
Published: 1/19/2011
Authors: Rachuri Rachuri, Prabir Sarkar, Anantha Narayanan Narayanan, Jae Hyun Lee, Paul W Witherell
Abstract: There exists a multitude of standards and regulations related to sustainability. It is critical to enable users to identify applicable standards across entire lifecycles of products, processes, and services. To synthesize this variety of standards, i ...

23. Designing Sustainable Products, Services and Manufacturing Systems
Topic: Sustainability
Published: 12/1/2010
Authors: Amaresh Chakrabarti, Rachuri Rachuri, Prabir Sarkar, Srinivas Kota
Abstract: This book is based on an anthology of papers from experts from the United States and India, along with a summary of focused discussions and suggestions in several areas of critical importance within the broad topic of sustainability in development of ...

24. Energy Price Indices and Discount Factors for Life-Cycle Cost Analysis - April 2010: Annual Supplement to NIST Handbook 135 and NBS Special Publication 709
Series: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)
Report Number: 85-3273-25
Topic: Sustainability
Published: 5/15/2010
Authors: Amy Susan Rushing, Joshua D Kneifel, Barbara C. Lippiatt
Abstract: This is the April 2010 edition of energy price indices and discount factors for performing life-cycle cost analyses of energy and water conservation and renewable energy projects in federal facilities. It will be effective from April 1, 2010 to March ...

25. Life-Cycle Carbon and Cost Analysis of Energy Efficiency Measures in New Commercial Buildings
Topic: Sustainability
Published: 3/1/2010
Author: Joshua D Kneifel
Abstract: Building energy efficiency has become a top priority due to the recent energy price spikes and increasing concern regarding climate change. It is easier and less costly to increase energy efficiency in new buildings than in existing buildings, making ...

26. System Dynamics Modeling of Corn Ethanol as a Bio Transportation Fuel in the United States
Series: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)
Report Number: 7649
Topic: Sustainability
Published: 1/28/2010
Authors: Deogratias Kibira, Guodong Shao, Stephen - Nowak
Abstract: The production capacity of corn ethanol as a transportation fuel is experiencing rapid growth in the United States. The demand is driven by increased prices of gasoline, government mandates, incentives, and the need to achieve energy independence. Co ...

27. Metrics, Standards and Industry Best Practices for Sustainable Manufacturing Systems
Topic: Sustainability
Published: 8/10/2009
Authors: Rachuri Rachuri, Ram D Sriram, Prabir Sarkar
Abstract: Substantial global climate changes due to global warming and the growing rate resource depletion have compelled several researchers to focus their research in the area of sustainability. Ensuring a sustainable future requires a systems approach. Sust ...

28. Environmental impact of manufactured products: A measure inspired by nature
Topic: Sustainability
Published: 7/10/2009
Authors: Prabir Sarkar, Rachuri Rachuri, Hyo Won Suh, Kevin W Lyons, Ram D Sriram
Abstract: Environmental impacts of products are generally determined by using criteria or indicators. There are many criteria or indicators available and during design selecting some of them and assigning weight is difficult. As natural systems are considered ...

29. A Measure of Product Sustainability Based on Triple Bottom Line
Topic: Sustainability
Published: 6/15/2009
Authors: Prabir Sarkar, Rachuri Rachuri, Hyo Won Suh, Kevin W Lyons, Ram D Sriram
Abstract: Sustainable societies require the use of sustainable products. Sustainability is generally expressed in terms of Triple Bottom Line (TBL) - people, planet, and profit. Products that are sustainable have positive effects and value for all the stakehol ...

30. A Comparison of Predicted to Measured Photovoltaic Module Performance
Report Number: 7335
Topic: Sustainability
Published: 3/1/2009
Authors: A. Hunter Fanney, Brian P Dougherty, Mark W. Davis
Abstract: Computer simulation models to accurately predict the electrical performance of photovoltaic modules are essential. Without such models, potential purchasers of photovoltaic systems have insufficient information to judge the relative merits and cost e ...

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