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Sustainability assessment : a rating system framework for best practices : with a theoretical application to the surface mining recovery process for the development and operations of oil sands projects

Author: C A Poveda
Publisher: Bingley, United Kingdom : Emerald Publishing, 2017. ©2017
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This book makes the case for the development and implementation of environmental and sustainability rating systems (ESRSs) in new industry contexts, including energy, heavy and light industries, manufacturing, transportation, mining, and oil and gas.
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Poveda, Cesar A.
Sustainability assessment.
London : Emerald Publishing, 2017
(OCoLC)996953104
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: C A Poveda
ISBN: 9781787434813 1787434818
OCLC Number: 1006479266
Description: 1 online resource (xli, 459 pages) : illustrations
Contents: ""Front Cover""; ""Sustainability Assessment""; ""Copyright Page""; ""Dedication""; ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""Motivation and About the Organisation of this Book""; ""List of Figures""; ""List of Tables""; ""List of Graphs""; ""List of Diagrams""; ""List of Boxes""; ""List of Info Boxes""; ""List of Synopsis Boxes""; ""Part I: Sustainability Assessment""; ""Chapter 1 Assessment Approaches, Frameworks and Other Tools""; ""1.1. Introduction""; ""1.2. Fundamental and Generic Approaches and Frameworks""; ""1.2.1. Steady-State Economy""; ""1.2.2. Circular Economy and Other Schools of Thought"" ""1.2.2.1. Cradle to Cradle (C2C)""""1.2.2.2. Natural Capitalism""; ""1.2.2.3. Performance Economy""; ""1.2.2.4. Biomimicry""; ""1.2.2.5. Blue Economy""; ""1.2.2.6. Regenerative Design""; ""1.2.2.7. Industrial Ecology""; ""1.2.3. The Natural Step""; ""1.2.4. Community Capital""; ""1.2.5. Ecological Footprint""; ""1.2.6. Monetary Approach""; ""1.2.7. The Driving Force-State-Response (DRS) Model""; ""1.2.8. Issues or Theme-Based Frameworks""; ""1.2.9. Accounting Frameworks""; ""1.2.10. Frameworks for Assessment Method Tool Kits""; ""1.2.11. The Holistic and Integrated Framework"" ""1.3. Strategic Approaches""""1.4. Integrated Approaches""; ""1.5. Assessment Methods""; ""1.5.1. Environmental, Social and Economic Impact Analysis""; ""1.5.2. Strategic Environmental Assessment""; ""1.5.3. Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA)""; ""1.5.4. Travel Cost Theory""; ""1.5.5. Community Impact Evaluation""; ""1.5.6. Contingent Valuation Method""; ""1.5.7. Hedonic Pricing Method""; ""1.5.8. Multi-Criteria Analysis""; ""1.5.9. Material Intensity per Service Unit (MIPS)""; ""1.5.10. Analytic Network Process""; ""1.5.11. Life Cycle Assessment"" ""1.5.12. Environmental and Sustainability Rating Systems (ESRS)""""1.6. Classification of Assessment Tools""; ""1.7. Final Commentary""; ""References""; ""Chapter 2 Environmental and Sustainability Rating Systems""; ""2.1. Introduction: The Case for Sustainability""; ""2.2. Sustainability Assessment: ESRS as Decision-Making Tools""; ""2.3. Environmental Regulations and Sustainability""; ""2.4. ESRS around the World""; ""2.5. Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED)""; ""2.5.1. LEED Credit Categories"" ""2.6. Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM)""""2.7. Comprehensive Assessment System for Built Environment Efficiency (CASBEE)""; ""2.8. Green Star""; ""2.9. SBTool""; ""2.10. Final Commentary""; ""References""; ""Chapter 3 Potential Benefits of Developing and Implementing Environmental and Sustainability Rating Systems""; ""3.1. Introduction: Measuring Sustainability and ESRS""; ""3.2. A Need for Diversification: Framing the Argument""; ""3.3. Potential Benefits of Developing and Implementing ESRS"" ""3.3.1. Setting Organisations and Projectsâ; Triple Bottom Line""
Responsibility: by Cesar A. Poveda (University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada).

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