Seminar “Carbon Footprint and LCA” 25 July 2017 (h: 15.30 - 17.30) Location: EURAC, Conference Hall Viale Druso 1, 39100 Bolzano - Italy Carbon Footprint represents one of the most relevant indicators of building environmental sustainably, measuring the carbon dioxide emissions over its life cycle. The carbon dioxide is considered as the major responsible for … Continue reading From LCA to RESTORE.
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On the road …
and not just in the lab. The gap between official and real-world performance has increased to 40% on average in 2014 and is so wide in many car models that it cannot be explained through known factors including test manipulations. Not only Volkswagen? And not only NOx; let’s talk about CO2. The system of testing … Continue reading On the road …
Ride With Us.
Bicycles United Against Climate Change. Quando il 18.03 scorso Daniele Pernigotti, mi ha scritto una mail dicendomi «Per il prossimo ottobre sto organizzando con un amico la pazzia di fare Venezia-Copenaghen in bicicletta, in occasione della presentazione del rapporto finale di sintesi dell'IPCC [...]» non ho neanche finito di leggere la mail che avevo già … Continue reading Ride With Us.
The 97% Consensus.
The Consensus Project measured the level of consensus in published, peer-reviewed climate research that humans are causing global warming. In the most comprehensive analysis to date, they analysed 21 years worth of peer-reviewed papers on “global warming” or “global climate change”. Among the 12,465 papers, they identified over 4,014 abstracts authored by 10,188 scientists that stated a … Continue reading The 97% Consensus.
A tale of two futures.
Sustainable buildimgs or unsustainable climate change. A terrific video by the Rocky Mountain Institute (thanks to Joel Makower for highlighting). Today's existing buildings use 72% of USA's electricity, much of which is wasted. We cannot transform our energy system and prevent runaway climate change if America's commercial buildings continue to consume dirty fossil fuels at today's … Continue reading A tale of two futures.
Systems thinking – Reductionism 1-0.
Il gol decisivo, se ancora ci fossero dubbi, nella partita della sostenibilità tra 'systems thinking' (ragionare per sistemi complessi) e 'reductionism' (riduzionismo = ridurre i concetti al minimo sufficiente per spiegare i fatti di una teoria) lo segna questo importante articolo scritto da John Sterman, per conto di Network for Business Sustainability apparso su GreenBiz … Continue reading Systems thinking – Reductionism 1-0.