The Manager's Guide to Maximising and Sustaining Energy Reduction

Author: Kit Oung

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131714368X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

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The business benefits of lower energy consumption are clear: lower energy costs, energy tax avoidance, selling excess CO2 credits, immediately adding savings to the bottom line and improved competitiveness. However, with a need to focus on day to day business management activities, implementing energy reduction programmes stretches the capabilities and know-how of responsible managers. Kit Oung’s Energy Management in Business is an expert's guide to energy reduction. It covers four important aspects of managing energy: strategy for successful implementation, available tools and techniques, generating sustainable quick wins and active management involvement. This book offers distilled practical concepts with real life case studies chosen to build insight, and illustrate how managers and engineers can relate to a broad range of energy reduction opportunities. We take energy for granted, like the air we breathe. We need to engage employees with energy management in two ways. In a more general sense, for those using energy for normal working practices, awareness and behaviour change are key. For those with more direct influence over energy using systems, engagement is also fundamental. Energy Management in Business places the process firmly in the context of commercial and industrial business practice. The book is an excellent companion for any organisation seeking ISO 50001 certification and a reduced energy consumption, as well as those that simply wish to better understand the options, strategies and risks that every business now faces.
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Author: Aykut I. Ölçer,Momoko Kitada,Dimitrios Dalaklis,Fabio Ballini

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331974576X

Category: Law

Page: 509

View: 2257

This book provides an overview of contemporary trends and challenges in maritime energy management (MEM). Coordinated action is necessary to achieve a low carbon and energy-efficient maritime future, and MEM is the prevailing framework aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions resulting from maritime industry activities. The book familiarizes readers with the status quo in the field, and paves the way for finding solutions to perceived challenges. The 34 contributions cover six important aspects: regulatory framework; energy-efficient ship design; energy efficient ship and port operation; economic and social dimensions; alternative fuels and wind-assisted ship propulsion; and marine renewable energy. This pioneering work is intended for researchers and academics as well as practitioners and policymakers involved in this important field.
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Author: Sunil Shah

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118387864

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

View: 3514

This guide to green 'retro-fitting' for corporate real estate,facility managers and occupiers struggling to reduce theirbuilding’s carbon footprint will help in the planning andmanagement of a sustainable refurbishment programme. Facilities managers have a key role in improving and maintaininga building’s sustainability credentials over its whole life– through benchmarking and developing improvement strategies,energy efficiency measures and installation of low carbontechnologies, as well as through waste minimisation and appropriatematerial use. The first part of the book gives the context, providing thestructure and linkage between the other chapters, together with anoverview on sustainable development and refurbishment projectsseparately and the value gained from a sustainablerefurbishment. Part 2 details the regulatory and financial drivers, togetherwith market pressures, and provides an overview of where this isleading together with the implications for sustainablerefurbishment. Part 3 provides technical support on carbon measures, helping todetermine the feasibility of good practices as part of therefurbishment. Included is a review of energy efficiency, renewableand low carbon technologies and embodied carbon to enable lifecyclecarbon calculations, together with the necessary behavioural changeaspects needed to embed the changes. Linkages and benefits betweenthe technologies will be highlighted. Part 4 reviews refurbishment from a wider environmentalperspective, understanding the challenges and opportunities thatexist for particular developments from a materials, water,biodiversity and transport perspective. Throughout the book, checklists are provided on typicalactivities and good practice that should be performed. These areexpanded through relevant case studies and examples to show-caseprevious good practices and lessons learnt. The book is structured to allow a matrix approach, with Parts 3and 4 providing the technical information necessary to deliver asustainable refurbishment; with sector relevance and best practicewith case studies throughout the book.
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A Guide to Building Information Modeling for Owners, Managers, Designers, Engineers and Contractors

Author: Chuck Eastman,Paul Teicholz,Rafael Sacks,Kathleen Liston

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111802169X

Category: Architecture

Page: 640

View: 6894

"The BIM Handbook is an extensively researched and meticulously written book, showing evidence of years of work rather than something that has been quickly put together in the course of a few months. It brings together most of the current information about BIM, its history, as well as its potential future in one convenient place, and can serve as a handy reference book on BIM for anyone who is involved in the design, construction, and operation of buildings and needs to know about the technologies that support it. The need for such a book is indisputable, and it is terrific that Chuck Eastman and his team were able to step up to the plate and make it happen. Thanks to their efforts, anyone in the AEC industry looking for a deeper understanding of BIM now knows exactly where to look for it." —AECbytes book review, August 28, 2008 (www.aecbytes.com/review/2008/BIMHandbook.html) DISCOVER BIM: A BETTER WAY TO BUILD BETTER BUILDINGS Building Information Modeling (BIM) offers a novel approach to design, construction, and facility management in which a digital representation of the building process is used to facilitate the exchange and interoperability of information in digital format. BIM is beginning to change the way buildings look, the way they function, and the ways in which they are designed and built. The BIM Handbook, Second Edition provides an in-depth understanding of BIM technologies, the business and organizational issues associated with its implementation, and the profound advantages that effective use of BIM can provide to all members of a project team. Updates to this edition include: Completely updated material covering the current practice and technology in this fast-moving field Expanded coverage of lean construction and its use of BIM, with special focus on Integrated Project Delivery throughout the book New insight on the ways BIM facilitates sustainable building New information on interoperability schemas and collaboration tools Six new case studies Painting a colorful and thorough picture of the state of the art in building information modeling, the BIM Handbook, Second Edition guides readers to successful implementations, helping them to avoid needless frustration and costs and take full advantage of this paradigm-shifting approach to construct better buildings that consume fewer materials and require less time, labor, and capital resources.
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The Complete Guide to to Adding Value and Sustaining Change in an Organization.

Author: Niall Enright

Publisher: Sustainsuccess Limited

ISBN: 9781912012008

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 839

View: 4538

A comprehensive textbook for practitioners and students of energy and resource efficiency. Focusing on the management and organisational aspects, the first volume introduces a Framework to maximize success. The second volume covers over 200 techniques spanning data analysis to, finance and human behaviour.
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Author: John E. Kuser

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402042892

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 487

View: 2998

This book is a textbook for Urban/Community Forestry courses and a handbook for Shade Tree Commissions, tree wardens, State and National Forestry Services, and professional societies. It is the most complete text in this field because it addresses both culture and management, and the chapters have been written by experts who are active practitioners. The book provides observations and examples relevant to every urban center in the U.S. and elsewhere.
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A Guide for Medical Entrepreneurs

Author: Seung-Hee Nah,Egbe Osifo-Dawodu

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821369482

Category: Medical

Page: 232

View: 1979

This book is a practical guide for medical professionals with little or no business experience who are interested in establishing health care facilities in developing countries. It is an introduction to the kinds of basic research and planning required to identify viable solutions and reduce the risk of failure.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Energy policy

Page: N.A

View: 9829

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an energy, environmental, and economic resource guide for federal facilities managers

Author: Sustainable Systems, Inc,Federal Energy Management Program (U.S.),Greening America (Firm)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 140

View: 1432

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The Legal, Ethical, and International Environment

Author: Henry R. Cheeseman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business law

Page: 991

View: 1649

This book is a business law text which includes numerous business oriented features. This third edition continues with the themes of the previous edition: ethics, social responsibility, contemporary business and application issues, and international law.
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Author: Henry R. Cheeseman

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1010

View: 635

Exceptionally reader-friendly, this full-color introduction to contemporary business law offers full coverage and clear explanations of traditional business law topics AND addresses the legal environment in which business must operate. Over 100 enrichment boxes focus on contemporary, ethical, and international issues, and over 150 contemporary cases provide examples of the application of the law. Coverage includes the legal ramifications of the Internet and technology; contract formation and commercial law; contract performance and international trade; intellectual property rights including the exploding multimedia market and its legal implications; equal opportunity employment including the latest discussion of diversity in the workforce; ethics and social responsibility of business; product liability; and more. For those currently practicing in legal and/or business environments.
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Author: Henry R. Cheeseman

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 896

View: 1694

\\1\textformat=02> The second edition of this internationally focused book is based on the authors' theme of unity in diversity, and encompasses twelve research-based principles that serve as a framework for bringing both global.
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Project Planning & Cost Estimating : a Practical Guide for Constructing Sustainable Buildings : Cost Data for Green Materials, Components & Systems, Special Project Requirements, Financial Analysis & Incentives

Author: Andrea Keenan,Danielle Georges

Publisher: Robert s Means Company

ISBN: 9780876296592

Category: Architecture

Page: 520

View: 9164

This unique book gives the cost data and an understanding of what makes a building green, available financial incentives for building green, the cost of green products, and more. It includes information on many new products and materials, their primary green attributes, and installed cost.
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Case Studies in Managing Social & Environmental Risks in the Developed World

Author: Michelle E. Jarvie-Eggart

Publisher: SME

ISBN: 0873353730

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 804

View: 4811

Mining Can Be Environmentally and Socially Responsible—and Still Profitable Even in this regulated, environmentally aware world, running a mine can be done safely, with combined goals of maximizing both the return on investment from extraction and the positive environmental and social impact that a well-run, responsible mine can offer. Responsible Mining is your comprehensive guide to addressing social and environmental risks at mines in the developed world. This book gathers case studies of best practices across the full range of issues. With examples from four continents, you can learn from both your home territory and around the world. Seventy-two leading mine engineers, forestry scientists, conservationists, environmental consultants, sustainability professionals, and geologists from prominent universities, extraction businesses, nongovernmental organizations, and governments have come together within these pages to lead you safely and profitably toward socially, environmentally, and economically beneficial mining practices. Organized around ten sustainability principles required of International Council on Mining and Metals members (including some of the largest extraction businesses in the world), the book addresses nearly every environmental and social consequence of mining in developed countries, including: · Protecting biodiversity · Minimizing negative impacts on climate change · Interacting appropriately with indigenous peoples · Enhancing the local community and reducing poverty · Reusing and recycling materials · Recovering energy · Recapturing and reusing water · Managing proper storage, reclamation, and disposal of tailings · Restoring the land after ceasing mining operations You will want to make this book required reading for all members of your team who are responsible for environmental compliance, resource recovery, sustainability, energy management, and marketing/public relations to facilitate cross-departmental discussions about how to incorporate best practices into your business plans.
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Author: United States. General Services Administration. Office of Governmentwide Policy. Office of Real Property

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 28

View: 8626

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