ICT Innovations for Sustainability (Advances in Intelligent by Lorenz M. Hilty

By Lorenz M. Hilty

ICT recommendations for Sustainability is an research of the way details and communique know-how can give a contribution to sustainable improvement. It provides transparent definitions of sustainability, suggesting conceptual frameworks for the confident and unwanted effects of ICT on sustainable improvement. It reports tools of assessing the direct and oblique influence of ICT structures on power and fabrics call for, and examines the result of such checks. moreover, it investigates ICT-based techniques to helping sustainable styles of construction and intake, reading them at a number of degrees of abstraction – from end-user units, net infrastructure, person habit, and social practices to macro-economic indicators.


Combining techniques from desktop technology, details platforms, Human-Computer interplay, Economics, and Environmental Sciences, the ebook offers a brand new, holistic point of view on ICT for Sustainability (ICT4S). it's an crucial source for somebody operating within the quarter of ICT for power potency, existence Cycle evaluate of ICT, eco-friendly IT, eco-friendly details platforms, Environmental Informatics, strength Informatics, Sustainable HCI, or Computational Sustainability.

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There is a further aspect that merits a brief review—the non-energy benefits that typically accrue to energy efficiency investments. When energy efficiency measures are implemented in the industrial, commercial, or residential settings, several non-energy benefits such as maintenance cost savings and enhanced productivity benefits can often result—in addition to the anticipated energy savings. S. Laitner magnitude of non-energy benefits from energy efficiency measures is significant. In one study of 52 industrial efficiency upgrades, all undertaken in separate industrial facilities across a number of different countries, Worrell et al.

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