Sustainable Assessment Method for Energy Systems: Indicators, Criteria and Decision Making Procedure / Edition 1

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Sustainable Assessment Method for Energy Systems provides the reader with a new method for energy system evaluation. It is widely recognized that future energy strategies will have to deal with energy as a complex issue that incorporates environmental, economic, social, cultural, educational, and material resource attributes. Sustainable Assessment Method for Energy Systems offers a new methodology based on multi-criteria indicators for the evaluation of energy as a system.

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Afgan and Carvalho (both with the Instituto Superior T<'e>cnico, Portugal) propose a new methodology for energy system evaluation based on multi-criteria indicators. Noting that future energy strategies will have to deal with energy as a complex issue that incorporates environmental, economic, social, cultural, educational, and material resource attributes, the authors argue for an interactive and proactive concept of energy systems that integrates human needs with any future developments. The volume basically consists of six chapters addressing the issue of sustainability; sustainable energy development; sustainability and energy education; energy system assessment with sustainability indicators; sustainability assessment of heat exchanger design; and water and energy co-generation assessment. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792378761
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 8/1/2000
  • Edition description: 2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 180
  • Product dimensions: 0.42 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Sustainability. 3. Sustainable Energy Development. 4. Sustainability and Energy Education. 5. Energy System Assessment with Sustainability Indicators. 6. Sustainability Assessment of Heat Exchanger Design. 7. Water and Energy Co-Generation Assessment. Appendix. Index
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