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The Unibo energy saving and climate change approach

Mirko Degli Esposti, Olivia Bernardi, Luciana Sacchetti, R. Fitri Sari, H. Hadiyanto, N. Suwartha
2018 E3S Web of Conferences  
For the university of Bologna, the core of sustainability combines both environmental and social dimensions: enhancement of the territory, ensuring its protection and the renewal of its natural resources  ...  Since 2016, the university integrates its Strategic Plan with a rereading of the 17 UN SDGs and reports the direct and indirect impact produced in the dimensions of teaching, research and third mission  ...  The report and its metrics were formulated by the Scientific and Technical Committee for Social Reporting at the University of Bologna.  ... 
doi:10.1051/e3sconf/20184803002 fatcat:bmyzpbpbrvbxnharyulss3ti5m

The OS elixir: On the impact of operating system upgrades on mobile device lifespan

Vinod Yadav, Seyed Ali Cheraghi, Vinod Namboodiri
2015 2015 Sixth International Green and Sustainable Computing Conference (IGSC)  
This work takes the approach of employing benchmarking tools to compare the performance of an older device to a newer device before and after an OS upgrade.  ...  Multiple devices and user applications are empirically evaluated to arrive at generalizable conclusions beginning with a conceptual framework to quantify the impact of OS upgrades. viii  ...  Results from primary pair: The results presented here are in terms of an overall performance score reported by the Passmark benchmarking tool for a device and OS combination (OO, ON or NN) and also individual  ... 
doi:10.1109/igcc.2015.7393737 dblp:conf/green/YadavCN15 fatcat:op3p3brtvnbxtj2lqepmdk6k5y

Environmental upgrading in global value chains: The potential and limitations of ports in the greening of maritime transport

René Taudal Poulsen, Stefano Ponte, Henrik Sornn-Friese
2018 Geoforum  
of environmental upgrading.  ...  Ports have considerable potential for promoting environmental upgrading in maritime transport and along global value chains more generally, but so far have been only partially successful in doing so.  ...  Acknowledgements The project was partly funded by a Partnership Development Grant from the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). We are grateful for the support.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.geoforum.2018.01.011 fatcat:5a67dnbwkfbihhfw7sd6p6w4ci

Towards service discovery and autonomic version management in self-healing microservices architecture

Yuwei Wang
2019 Proceedings of the 13th European Conference on Software Architecture - ECSA '19 - volume 2  
We plan to validate our proposition in a company project use case by deploying it in an emulated production environment, and applying a chaos engineering approach.  ...  This makes it possible to design, develop and deploy scalable and flexible systems.  ...  As self-healing involves different types of changes: upgrades, failures and scales, we identified an entrance for our work that is the problem of service discovery and versioning in microservices systems  ... 
doi:10.1145/3344948.3344952 dblp:conf/ecsa/Wang19 fatcat:c5idkfxwofeide2xzxeh7zdvxu

Unlocking Energy Efficiency in Small Commercial Buildings through Mechanical Contractors

Jessica Granderson, Erin Hult, Samuel Fernandes, Paul Mathew, Robin Mitchell
2017 Journal of Architectural Engineering  
This paper presents an overview of the EMP, the business model to deliver it, and preliminary demonstration findings 2 from a pilot use of the EMP.  ...  While buildings smaller than 4,645 square meters account for nearly half of the energy used in U.S. commercial buildings, energy efficiency programs to date have primarily focused on larger buildings.  ...  Acknowledgements This work was supported by the Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Office of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No.  ... 
doi:10.1061/(asce)ae.1943-5568.0000225 fatcat:j7mxb5ax4ne7toclxuxbypoh6m

Supporting Decentralised Energy Management through Smart Monitoring Systems in Public Authorities

Graeme Stuart, Leticia Ozawa-Meida
2020 Energies  
Better access to information supports more local autonomy, easier communication and cooperation between stakeholders and fosters the conditions necessary for adaptive practices to emerge.  ...  Responsibility for day-to-day operation and maintenance of this infrastructure is typically dispersed across large numbers of individuals and impacts on even larger numbers of building users.  ...  Acknowledgments: We would like to acknowledge and thank the support of our funder, participants of the interviews and focus groups and to all partners of the EDI-Net project: Stadt Nuremberg, Leicester  ... 
doi:10.3390/en13205398 fatcat:pmbdjgifpjg3jj6xdjgvuh2uia

The Green Computing Observatory: A Data Curation Approach for Green IT

Cecile Germain-Renaud, Frederic Furst, Michel Jouvin, Gilles Kassel, Julien Nauroy, Guillaume Philippon
2011 2011 IEEE Ninth International Conference on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing  
Acknowledgments This work has been partially supported by the EU FP7 project EGI-InsPIRE INFSO-RI-261323, the France Grilles initiative, and the CNRS program PEPS 2011-2012.  ...  The Green 500 initiative has pioneered an energy benchmarking approach for supercomputers, based on the widely accepted Top 500 benchmark; benchmarks oriented towards Cloud computing workloads have started  ...  We thus get some approximation of the behaviour of a data center. • It hosts the experimental infrastructure of the StratusLab FP7 project, which builds and operates a Cloud on top of the EGI grid resources  ... 
doi:10.1109/dasc.2011.137 dblp:conf/dasc/Germain-RenaudFJKNP11 fatcat:x24ycsfutrdo3m7tni63bt7n3e

Driving Energy Reduction in a Large, Multifamily Building Portfolio

Ron Merhige, Fredric S. Goldner
2014 Strategic Planning for Energy and the Environment  
A first of its kind initiative for residential real estate properties, FS Energy and its parent company, FirstService Corporation, are accomplishing groundbreaking results as they take a multifaceted approach  ...  entailing education, benchmarking, analysis, technical expertise, innovative financing solutions and project execution capacity.  ...  FS Energy offers its client portfolio the independent CE testing and reporting that can yield high returns for sites.  ... 
doi:10.1080/10485236.2014.10819704 fatcat:3hsqdb54yvhj3luh5oj22cxdui

Circuitscape in Julia: High Performance Connectivity Modelling to Support Conservation Decisions

2020 JuliaCon Proceedings  
The computational demands of the next generation of connectivity models and the availability of increasingly fine-grained remote sensing data drive the need for faster software for connectivity modelling  ...  Connectivity across landscapes influences a wide range of conservation-relevant ecological processes, including species movements, gene flow, and the spread of wildfire, pests, and diseases.  ...  We thank all of the Circuitsape users who have shared datasets, reported issues, and provided feedback on various versions of these tools, and look forward to continued collaboration with the user community  ... 
doi:10.21105/jcon.00058 fatcat:ah4njhio2zhrfbgnmw2px664ri

The Green Building Approach: Recent Initiatives in the Evolving Italian Scenario [chapter]

Fabrizio Tucci
2021 Future City  
tools in a Green Building approach, suitable to activate policy actions and foster significant results as regards future green growth and urban development.  ...  AbstractSeveral analyses and reports on sustainable design are pointing worldwide in the direction of what is known as the 'Green Building' approach: an integrated, multi-sectoral approach to the implementation  ...  our benchmark for urban regeneration projects and improvements, while establishing a list of recommendations in order to ensure the right level of ecological quality and make the most of possible combinations  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-71819-0_20 fatcat:xnn2jqrh3ve4lfp54ipbvwdb5a

Less is more

L. Collins
2009 Engineering & Technology  
That work is best reflected in how we've been able to support green projects through our LEED Green Building Rating System, a voluntary leadership benchmark for green building.  ...  seeking to make energy upgrades, and for low-income families, it can be entirely out of reach.  ... 
doi:10.1049/et.2009.2015 fatcat:bqmq3y3onrdcbkqrmoad6geeze

Sustainability assessment of roadway projects under uncertainty using Green Proforma: An index-based approach

Adil Umer, Kasun Hewage, Husnain Haider, Rehan Sadiq
2016 International Journal of Sustainable Built Environment  
This paper presents the development of a customizable tool, called "Green Proforma" for the sustainability assessment of roadway projects under uncertainties.  ...  State-of-the-art sustainability rating tools contain the best practices for the sustainability assessment of infrastructure projects.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors would like to acknowledge the financial support provided by Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada under the Collaborative Research and Development  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ijsbe.2016.06.002 fatcat:xw6u7zpufnh4hjougvsym6p2tm

Energy and Carbon reduction practices in South African Banks

Fortune Ganda, Collins C. Ngwakwe
2014 Environmental Economics  
, it is desirable for the banking sector to demonstrate practical commitment to environmental responsibility.  ...  Using a desktop approach, energy and carbon management practices were collected from the sustainability reports of South African banks.  ...  Belong to the Green Building Council of South Africa which works to improve and upgrade existing buildings using the greening effect principle.  ... 
doaj:c13903d984364fe29cc0ddbbdf7592d9 fatcat:jwey3kq76batth6isyih72moye

ELIXIR-EXCELERATE D6.3: Report describing a set of tools, pipelines and search engine for interrogation of marine metagenomic data

Alex Mitchell, Maxim Scheremetjew, Gianluca De Moro, Bruno Fosso, Monica Santamaria, Graziano Pesole, Shriya Raj, Lars Ailo Bongo, Nils Peder Willassen, Robert D. Finn
2019 Zenodo  
● Pipelines expanded to increase scope of analysis, tools updated and tailoring of analysis to meet the demands of the Marine Metagenomics community. ● Analysis pipelines described in the Common Workflow  ...  Language (CWL) to enable reproducibility, facilitate comparisons and enhance development agility. ● Benchmark datasets generated for evaluating amplicon analyses across a range of biomes and 6 different  ...  Overview and Status Benchmarking Metagenomics Tools and Workflows Amplicon benchmarking One of the crucial steps in almost all microbiome-based analyses is inference of community composition through  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3228301 fatcat:nb2r64odubauno62doau6n5lr4

Buyer-driven greening? Cargo-owners and environmental upgrading in maritime shipping

René Taudal Poulsen, Stefano Ponte, Jane Lister
2016 Geoforum  
Contributing to the GVC literature, we compare and analyse the influence of three main external drivers on environmental upgrading in the tanker, bulk and container shipping segments: regulation, cooperation  ...  Drawing from interviews with global shipping companies and major buyers of shipping services (cargo-owners), we reveal the key issues and challenges faced in improving the environmental performance of  ...  Several tools have recently emerged from voluntary green shipping programs for environmental benchmarking of ships and shipping companies, and they differ in several respects (Pike et al., 2011) .  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.geoforum.2015.11.018 fatcat:ativ2e67q5ehtmuqslx2bbzrei
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