Archive | December, 2015

Technology Energy Environment Health

December 31, 2015

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Technology-Energy-Environment-Health (TEEH) Chain Principal Investigators MIT: K. Polenske, J. Beer ETH: H. Siegmann, Q. Zhiqiang UT: S. Araki, R. Sakai, M. Sadakata, S. Kraines Harvard: X. Xu CAS: X. Chen, X. Pan, C. Yang TUT: J. Fang Since the beginning of the economic reform in China, three important economic phenomena have occurred: 1. The economy […]

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Tools for Integrated Decision Making in the Chemical Industry

December 31, 2015

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Tools for Integrated Decision Making in the Chemical Industry Principal Investigators MIT: G.McRae ETH: K.Hungerbuhler, E.Heinzle, A.Linninger UT: M.Hirao In chemical process, design time to market is crucial. Under this condition, time-consuming consideration on sustainability issues are typically neglected. The goal of this research is to provide computer-supported tools that enable chemical engineers to consider […]

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Sustainable Buildings

December 31, 2015

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Principal Investigators MIT: L.Glicksman, Q.Chen, L.Norford, J.Dorsey, A.Scott, J.Fernandez ETH: K.Daniels, A.Moser UT: S.Murakami Chalmers: C.Hagentoft EPFL: J.Gay, P.Rittmeyer Tsinghua Univ. (China): Y.Jiang, B.Yuan, Y.Zhao, Y.X.Zhu It is projected that future buildings will consume about one-third of the total energy in China. During the past decade, rapid economic growth in China has significantly increased the […]

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Platinum Group Elements

December 31, 2015

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Principal Investigators MIT: H.Hemond, G.Ravizza UT: M.Owari Chalmers: S.Raugh Univ. of Venice: C.Barbante Univ. Compultense (Spain): M.Palacios Volvo Technological Development: U.Wass Automobile exhaust catalysts have been introduced in the US in the 1970’s and are now in use in most developed countries. As the number of catalysts is expected to rise with their introduction in […]

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Holistic LCD

December 31, 2015

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Framework for Holistic Life-Cycle Design Principal Investigators MIT: D.Wallace, J.Clark, F.Field UT: T.Tomiyama ETH: W.Kroeger EPFL: D.Favrat Technological and political systems have had a profound impact on the behavior and consumption patterns of society. Consequently, their design has major environmental and sustainability implications. However, these systems are all intended to fulfill a number of needs […]

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Eco-Effective Product Systems

December 31, 2015

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Decision Support for Planning Eco-Effective Product Systems   Principal Investigators MIT: J.Ehrenfeld UT: F.Kimura, T.Kiriyama ETH: R.Zuest, M.Frei, M.Meier, L.Baraf, S.Meuller, J.Soth, S.Schaufleberger EPFL: P.Xirouchakis, D.Kiritsis DTU: L.Alting KTH: C.Luttrop, J.Persson Goal/Objective The goal of this research was to develop methodology and tools for planning environmentally friendly product systems based on life-cycle modeling, by moving […]

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Sustainable Practices

December 31, 2015

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Bringing Forth Sustainable Practices: An Institutional and Strategic Investigation Principal Investigators MIT: J.Ehrenfeld UT: Y.Baba, M.Yarime Copenhagen Business School: S.Georg, L.Fussel Administrative Staff College of India: P.Jose NYU Stern School of Business: A.King European Business School: U.Steger, P.von Flotow Sustainability is the latest in a sequence of environmental management themes that now stretch over almost […]

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Education Reports

December 28, 2015

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As research and action for sustainable development have gathered steam over the past two decades, the question of how to incorporate sustainability concepts into education frameworks has taken on increasing urgency. The AGS continues to review its own educational goals and expectations in light of current information on global discussions on sustainability education in order […]

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Brochures

December 28, 2015

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AGS has a short concise pocket brochure that describes its mission and activities. Downloads Pocket Brochure (pdf)

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Proceedings

December 28, 2015

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Each year, the AGS Annual Meeting brings together scholars, thought leaders and decision-makers from around the world to review the AGS research portfolio and to assess the AGS contribution to sustainable development. Prior to 2000, proceedings are available in hard copy only. To request a copy, please contact Karen Gibson. Downloads AM 2004 Proceedings (pdf) AM 2003 […]

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