Conference: IICSEEHawaii2017

The Relevance and Impact of Professional Counselling on Land Use and Management for Environmental Sustainability: The Benue Experience in Nigeria

This paper would report the environmental implications of indiscriminate multiple land use in the Benue region of Nigeria. The relevance and impact of professional counseling on land use and management for environmental sustainability in Nigeria has been studied using a structured questionnaire. It was administered on more than 500 urban and rural dwellers in the

Green Discrimination: Diluting the Inclusiveness of Anthropocentric Approach

The civilization has witnessed discrimination on different counts right from its inception. Many noble people around the globe have worked hard throughout their lives to make society equal for all. The discrimination can be analyzed as the privileged section in the society has always tried to oppress the under privileged. The discrimination ranged from race

Sustainability on Economic and Energy Planning of China

From the “13th five year” plan, China now is directing to transit to the green economy for not only relying on GDP performance, but also ensuring the environmental protection. Therefore, it is crucial to have the energy plan which can build up safe, efficient and sustainable energy strategy systems. This study discusses the concept of

Urban Logistics Planning of Kho Chang Port Island, Trad Province, Thailand

With the potentiality of Thailand in being ASEAN’s logistics center, the past and present governments have given emphasis on this matter. Many strategies and projects have been continuously initiated to promote Thailand to be the logistics and transport hub of the region, be it land, sea, or air. As for sea transportation, Laem Chabang Port

DEA Environmental Assessment on U.S. Industrial Sectors

A green image is recently an important component for corporate survivability in modern business. This study discusses a new use of DEA for environmental assessment by incorporating an analytical capability to handle zero and negative values. The proposed approach provides us with not only quantitative assessment on unified (operational and environmental) performance of firms but

Performance of a Solar Heating System with Photovoltaic Thermal Hybrid Collectors and Heat Pump

The energy consumption in buildings accounts for a large part of the World’s CO2 emissions. Much energy is used for appliances, domestic hot water preparation and space heating. In solar heating systems, heat is captured by solar collectors when the sun is shining and used for heating purposes. When the solar collectors are unable to

Eco-Diplomacy – Water Conservation/Protection at Us Embassies Demonstrating Best Practices for a Sustainable Built Environment

As segments of the worlds populations are increasingly impacted by water scarcity, the State Department is committed to conserving water resources and providing leadership in water resource protection at our embassies overseas. By reducing water demands on public systems and local groundwater, increasing water reuse on-site, and protecting water quality at our diplomatic and residential

Type of Coal and Possible Occurrence of Congestion Related to Eco-Technology Innovation in U.S. Electric Power Industry

Coal-fired power plants generate approximately 32% of electricity in the United States. The electric generators fueled by coal are a major source of air pollution. There are two types of coal mainly used by the coal-fired power plants are called “bituminous” and “subbituminous”. Almost 48% of the coal produced is bituminous, while about 44% is

North Meets South and East Meets West in an Urban Community Garden

Nearly every developed society is subject to some form of division. The divide may be due to a historical feature in the landscape, such as a river or stream, a regional division with reference to a center of commerce, or the creation of a man-made artery, such as a road or railway line. Over time

Basic Study of Energy Supply System Capacity Selection for Greenhouse Environment Control System: Focusing on Paprika Farm

Effects of climate change and global warming by the environmental pollution changing crop cultivation environment. Farmers face to non-uniform production problem of open cultivation with environmental changes and production problem directly related their income. Environment control system which is control environment for cultivate crop is necessary. And also many researches are underway. This study is

Sustainable Development of Catchment Land-Use for Multifunctional Agro-Ecological Landscapes Under a Changing Climate

Incorporating the likely impacts of climate change into regional and rural planning is vital to accommodate their profound effects on anthropogenic systems such as agriculture that interact with natural environments. The importance of agriculture to feed the growing world population without compromising the already scarce and depleted resource base, makes it a challenging, yet promising

PM2.5: Related Health Benefit Analysis by Emission Reduction of Air Pollutants From Mobile and Stationary Sources in Taiwan

Particulate matter 2.5 (PM2.5) is a global health threat people are facing all over the world, such as a small island with a well-developed industry and heavy ongoing traffic like Taiwan. This study analyzes the effectiveness of emission reduction of air pollutants from mobile and stationary sources in Taiwan through quantitative data assessment. By using

Influencing Factors and Processes Involved in the Commercialization of the Industry-University-Government Alliance Outcomes

According to data from the Japan Science and Technology Agency (data from 2004 to 2014), the total number of Industry-University-Government Alliances during this period more than doubled. However, from the industry side, there are few analyses related to how companies have used outcomes for their business. Thus, an understanding of factors and organizational cooperation processes

The Determinants of Industrial Tourists’ Intention toward Slow Travel: A HLM Approach

The issue of contribution of tourism activities in GHG emissions has been addressed. In the new century, slow travel has been promoted as an alternative tourism targeting on the emphasis. When low-emission travel initiatives have been greatly implemented in Taiwan to achieve the goal of climatic sustainability, SLOW TRAVEL through the modes of shuttle bus,

How Features of Color Runners Moderate the Association Among Serious Leisure, Place Attachment, and Pro-Environmental Behavior

Recently, marathons have become one of the most popular recreation activities in Taiwan. However, the very intensely-scheduled running activities have resulted in negative environmental impacts, such as trash, air, and water pollution, and GHG emission. Particularly, after the Color Runs was introduced to Taiwan, activities added with the fun of spreading powders have resulted in

Estimation of Solar Energy on Building Roofs in Urban Areas Using LiDAR Data

Many places in the Philippines have been facing energy crisis for years, especially on the long, hot, dry days of summer. Rotating outages among localities have been implemented due to electricity shortage. In this paper, estimation of solar radiation received on roofs of residential and commercial buildings in urban areas was done in order to

Stochastic Model of Demand Curve Supported in Consumption Habits of Electric Energy for Residential Sector

This paper shows the methodological aspects to design and develop a stochastic model, which determines the demand curve from variation in energy consumption habits, using a survey that was applied to a group of 114 residential users located at Bogotá-Colombia in South America, in the same socio-economic sector, which is called four stratum. It was

Management System Prototype for an Electric Iron to Contribute to Energy Efficiency

In this paper, a management system prototype for electric iron is presented with the purpose of monitoring tension, current, energy and costs parameters, besides of controlling the real time turning On and Off using a web application. The objective is to reduce electric energy consumption to contribute with energy efficiency processes and home security. The

Microenvironment of HMGB1 “Clusters”: A Potential Drug Target for Cancer and Diabetes

The quest for potential therapeutic strategies to treat inflammatory diseases represents one of the topical progresses in the field of medical sciences. Statistical data has shown that in the eastern world developing countries such as Indonesia, diseases such as Diabetes Mellitus, Alzheimer’s, and cancer are amongst the main causes of death. High Mobility Group Box

Numerical Simulation of Heat and Mass Transfer in Adsorbent Beds with Rectangular Fins

A transient two-dimensional numerical model of coupled heat and mass transfers in adsorbent bed of a silica gel/water adsorption chiller system is presented for a plat bed with rectangular fins through the finite element method (FEM) simulations. The bed transient transport behaviors are investigated for all four cycle phases in detail. In the model, a