Conference: ECSEE2017

Theoretical Underpins of Lean Construction for Environmental Sustainability in the Built Environment of Developing Economies

One of the key global concerns for sustainability is to achieve environmental sustainability. According to earlier studies achieving environmental sustainability is attainable mainly through sustainable activities in the built environment, particularly in developing economies where not much has been achieved. Thus, this study robustly reviews the theoretical discourse that underpins Lean Construction. The potentials Lean

Optimization of Electrical Generation Cost Using Differential Evolutionary Algorithm for Large Four Regions Electrical Grid

In this paper, a techno-economic assessment of electrical generation cost optimization for four region large electrical grid is presented. This optimization was attained by using the Differential Evolutionary Algorithm (DEA). The study is the first of its kind as none of the previous studies were conducted in the context of a real fuel value and

Optimisation of the Size and Cost of Heliostats in a Concentrating Solar Thermal Power Tower Plant

Concentrating solar thermal (CST) power tower (PT) is one of the most promising renewable technologies for large-scale electricity production, however the main limitation of PT systems is their significantly larger levelised cost of electricity (LCOE) relative to base load energy systems. One opportunity to lower the LCOE is to reduce the capital cost of heliostats

A Review of System Dynamics Applications in Sustainable Urban Transportation

Towards the end of 20th century, ever-increasing pressures for the need of sustainable development have re-shaped our way of thinking in which sustainability is now widely accepted as a top priority. Most of the economic and social activities are provided via transportation. Thus, it is of great importance to achieve sustainable transportation for sustainable development,

On-Site Production of Electricity and Hydrogen for the Energy Needs of Rural Areas

In both developed and developing countries, energy supply in rural areas is needed in an economical and environmentally sustainable way. On the one hand, extensions of the power grid are often inadequate due to their high cost and landscape impact. On the other hand, diesel generator sets have high greenhouse gas emissions and other undesirable

Creating Liveable Public Spaces

The city and its public spaces should provide the desired setting for everyday urban life. The development of the city should foster the continuation of daily living for all social classes. Cities have continuously been losing its legacy embodied in its urban spaces and urban life, due to the lack of appreciation of the social

The Influence of Skycourt As Part of A Combined Ventilation Strategy in High-Rise Office Buildings

Skycourts are recognised nowadays as essential transitional, movement and social interaction spaces in high-rise and mid-rise buildings. The paper reports on analytical research into the energy saving promising associated with modification of air movement strategy in skycourt zones. Heating and cooling in office buildings devour a high percentage of the overall energy consumption. Nevertheless, ventilation

Electrochemical Treatment of Oily Wastewater Using Three Dimensional Steel Wire Electrodes

Electrochemical technologies have been successfully applied for the removal of heavy metals, dyes, organics and oils from wastewater. In the present study, a sample of wastewater containing cutting oils were treated by applying potential difference to the electrodes, which were formed by two beds made of steel wire pieces. In order to improve separation efficiency

Eco-Innovations: Kick-Starting the Circular Economy

The generation of goods and services depends on the use of natural resources and generates discards throughout the productive process. The current economic model based on overproduction and overconsumption caused global warming and the growing depletion of natural resources. Deteriorating living conditions on the planet made discussions on sustainability and environment become an urgent issue.

Effect of Aloe Vera Gel on Quality and Shelf Life of Mango (Mangifera indica L.) Fruits cv. Nam Dok Mai and Technology Dissemination

This study was designed to assess the suitable concentration of natural coating materials, namely, Aloe vera gel to control antracnose of mango (Mangifera indica L.) fruits cv. Nam Dok Mai taken from Bangkla, Chachoengsao Province. The experiment was to evaluate the benefits of this technology. It was found that coating with 20% Aloe vera gel

A Community Market as Economic Foundation of Logistics Process Starting Point: A Case Study of Community Market at Chachoengsao Municipal Stadium, Muang District, Chachoengsao Province, Thailand

A community market is the unique resource of economic rotation in the local community and is still well-accepted by the consumers among the growth of very big and highly competitive department stores. The study of the community market at Chachoengsao Municipality Stadium was conducted. The objectives of this study were 1) to study the context

The Design and Development Application for Learning an ASEAN Language on Social Media

This paper proposes a new method for learning an ASEAN language on social media for Thai student under the Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN Declaration for ASEAN Community (ASEAN Political and Security Community – APSC, ASEAN Economic Community – AEC, ASEAN Socio – Cultural Community – ASCC). The paper addresses the design and

CFD Simulation of Natural Ventilation in Urban Buildings Due to Wind Effect

Previous studies regarding natural ventilation in buildings were mostly limited to isolated buildings. Considering an urban context, this study investigates the wind-induced single-sided natural ventilation in buildings near a long street canyon under a perpendicular wind direction using CFD method. Four aspect ratios (AR) of the street canyon, from 1.0, 2.0, 4.0 to 6.0, are

From Junk Bonds to Green Bonds do Sustainability Ratings Matter?

The market for green bonds have been growing rapidly in recent years globally, thereby making them one of the most promising financial instruments to support environmental sustainability. For traditional corporate or sovereign bonds, rating agencies have been key actors to reduce information asymmetry to facilitate the development of debt markets. Sustainability ratings, audits and second

Energy Efficiency in the Residential Sector of the European Union: Identification of Promising Policy Instruments and Private Initiatives

The article is based on updated findings of the Horizon 2020 EUFORIE Project (European Futures for Energy Efficiency). This study draws on five case studies from selected European countries ā€” Finland, Italy, Hungary, Spain, UK ā€” and evaluate the policies and the role of the private sector to stimulate investments in energy efficiency in the

Analysis and Improvement of the Management of Stocks in ‘Vasco Da Gama’ Frigates – A Practical Study

Vessels, as an autonomous system, require the provision of maintenance needs, and transport the spare parts necessary to meet those needs. The existence of stocks and the type of lots on board are intertwined with the type of mission assigned, and according to the duration of the mission, often the ship cannot be supplied by

The Needs of Sustainability Solid Waste Management in Perhentian Island, Terengganu

Perhentian Island, located in the South China Sea at the northeastern corner of Peninsular Malaysia, has been one of the favorites whose tourism activities have increased considerably. The large amount of wastes produced by tourist is a difficult problem for small islands particularly since it is typically generated over a short period, thereby often overloading

Towards Sustainable Buildings Production Through the Lens of Lean Construction Perspectives

The study proposes the application of the principles of lean construction to the processes that would lead to the production sustainable buildings. This is aimed at promoting sustainability in the built environment, because buildings form the greater per cent of the built environment. Sustainable buildings are the products of sustainable processes of design and construction,

Effects of CSR Performance and Disclosure on Institutional Ownership

Study investigates correlations and lead-lag relationships between Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and the institutional ownership base of North American and European utility companies. Authors use two samples of 105 and 87 mid- to large-cap utility companies and a multivariate panel data regression, to examine each of the CSR dimensions (environmental, social and governance) for the

The Journey on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Preservation for Improving Community’s Welfare: The Ideas from Pesanggaran Power Generation, Bali, Indonesia

Energy efficiency and environmental sustainability are now becoming the highest priority for Pesanggaran Power Generation, Bali ā€“ Indonesia. Considering the energy demand has increased exponentially along with environmental degradation, neither local nor global impact, Pesanggaran Power Generation endeavor certain efforts on minimize waste throughout electricity main process, supporting process, and domestic activity. This paper mainly

Socio-Energy-Environmental Management in West Bali: A Case Study of Gilimanuk Gas-Turbine Power Plant, Indonesia

This paper mainly presents about Environmental Management, taking into account energy and societal aspects, of Gilimanuk Gas-Turbine Power Plant (GTPP), West Bali ā€“ Indonesia. Currently Gilimanuk GTPP is a stand-by unit for electricity back-up in Java ā€“ Madura ā€“ Bali (JaMaLi) interconnection grid system. For the last couple years, Gilimanuk GTPP is not fully operational,

Aggregate Production and Gases Emissions in Rich Countries: Are the G7 Contributing to Environmental Air Damage?

Due to the importance of the G7 (Group of Seven) countries, and taking into account the current need for nations adhering to environmental standards, a relevant issue to investigate is if increasing levels of Gross Domestic Production (GDP) are related to increasing levels of environmental damage. This paper aims to analyze this production growth-environmental damage

Investigating the Energy Performance of Buildings with a 3D City Model and Thermal Simulation: Results from the Urban Transition Lab

Reduction in consumption of non-renewable energy resources at the local level (e.g. district or neighborhood) is one of the effective manners to support sustainable development. To achieve this goal, engagement of citizens and other actors in the early stage of research is important. In this regard, the “Urban Transition Lab 131” (R131), which acts as