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|Green Technology Applications for Enterprise and Academic Innovation
In the age of corporate responsibility, green technology and sustainability continue to grip the consciousness of business and academic institutions. However, development of appropriate business-driven green applications requires an awareness of best practices of the green agenda.
Green Technologies and Business Practices: An IT Approach
Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos.
Green technology plays an important role in the achievement of environmental sustainability. Tax incentives, carbon taxes, and rising fossil fuel costs are motivating increased growth and development of 'green' products and services, many of which are the result of innovative discoveries in...
A Method for Examining SME Descriptions of Environmental Sustainability Online
Craig M. Parker, Ambika Zutshi, Bardo Fraunholz, Merete R. Crofts.
This chapter contributes to green ICT/IS research by presenting a content analysis method for analysing the environmental sustainability descriptions on small and medium enterprise (SME) websites. Past research focuses on large firms, and few past studies have explored how firms of any size describe...
Organizational IT Sustainability Measures: The Strategic Green Ontology
M. H. Smeitink, M. Spruit.
This chapter provides an overview of contemporary measures to improve environmental IT sustainability, and explains how to prioritize these measures. The question is not if, but how and when organizations should be addressing sustainability issues, due to expected growth in regulations and growth in...
Green Computing to Green Business
R K Jena.
In recent years, environmental and energy conservation issues have taken the central theme in the global business arena. The reality of rising energy cost and their impact on international affairs coupled with the different kinds of environmental issues has shifted the social and economic consciousness...
Longer Use, Better Use: How to Avoid Software Induced Hardware Obsolescence
An effective insight about ICT environmental sustainability requires to pay attention also to the software features, this being another responsible for the CO2 emissions of the ICT sector. The main concerns of green ICT are related to the energy consumption in the computer’s use phase, which doesn’t...
EcoRide: The Social Based System for Car Traffic Optimization
Tomasz Filipowski, Piotr Bródka, Przemyslaw Kazienko.
In this chapter, the authors present a modular mobile system utilizing social and localization information in the purpose of city traffic optimization on a single person scale. The system operates based on human behaviour and presents the recommendations to reduce car traffic without overloading public...
Web-Based Digital Habitat Ecosystems for Sustainable Built Environments
Kamatchi Pillai, Cagil Ozansoy.
This chapter introduces the Digital Ecosystem (DE) concept and its application in the home environments. DEs are clusters of distributed and diverse digital components, which interact with each other in a self-organising, scalable, and sustainable manner. This could be viewed similar to the interaction...
Green Manufacturing Practices and Performance among SMEs: Evidence from a Developing Nation
T. Ramayah, Osman Mohamad, Azizah Omar, Malliga Marimuthu, Jasmine Yeap Ai Leen.
Due to the rise in environmental awareness, green technologies and practices have become the conscientious imperative expected from all manufacturing industries. Consequently, environmental initiatives are becoming an essential part of the strategic planning in organizations, including the small and...
Data Center Waste Management
Peter C. Gossin, Ryan C. LaBrie.
As the world’s content becomes further digitized and consumers, corporations, and governments turn to cloud computing platforms – specifically the data center – for their storage and application needs, managing data center waste becomes increasingly important. Less than near full utilization rates for...
Transactional Environmental Support System Design: Global Solutions
Jason Papathanasiou, Basil Manos, Stratos Arampatzis, Robert Kenward.
Designing a Transactional Environmental Support System grew from the desire to allow citizens to exchange knowledge on local land and animals for the purpose of learning how to increase their sustainability in regards to biodiversity and livelihood.Transactional Environmental Support System Design...
Robert E. Kenward, Jason Papathanasiou, Basil Manos, Stratos Arampatzis.
Change in land-use, and hence, biodiversity, result from decisions at local level, which are restrained only in part by formal environmental assessments. However, local knowledge and adaptive management for small de-intensification measures could be mediated by the internet to restore biodiversity and...
Central Information Flows and Decision-Making Requirements
Robin J.A. Sharp, Julie A. Ewald, Robert Kenward.
Information needs of government for SEA, EIA, and other aspects of biodiversity conservation and sustainable development are studied and reported in this chapter. This includes needs related to biodiversity for land use planning, for operation of the EU Common Agricultural Policy, for agricultural...
Local Information Flows and Decision-Making Requirements
Kathy H. Hodder, Adrian C. Newton, Loretta Perrella, Jane Butters, Robert E. Kenward, Julie A. Ewald.
This enquiry characterises the use of information on biodiversity and ecosystem services in the environmental decision making process at the local (as opposed to national) level. Data were collected from nine case study areas, in eight countries, to explore local requirements across a range of...
Models of the Information Flows and Decision Making Process
Loretta Perrella, Kathy H. Hodder, Julie A. Ewald, Robert Kenward.
During pilot surveys at local level, individual stakeholders and officials in local government were asked to list the main environmental issues for which they needed to make decisions, and then to select sources of information they used in each case. Overall, habitats were in the most important...
Database of Environmental Decision Support Tools
Mari Ivask, Eve Aruvee, Kristjan Piirimäe.
This chapter investigates modeling and data sources for environmental decision support for local authorities and private managers. A metadatabase of 198 computerized environmental decision tools was collected using a questionnaire with two sequential web-pages of 4+16 questions (http://tess.ttu.ee/)....
Pan-European Survey and Database of Environmental Assessment Factors
Julie A. Ewald, Robin J.A. Sharp, Pedro Beja, Robert Kenward.
In order to design TESS, it was necessary to determine how and what information is utilized across Europe when decisions affecting the environment are made at present, and which systems now in place appear to be working in terms of environmental protection and conservation. The authors used a...
Pan-European Analysis of Environmental Assessment Processes
Robert Kenward, Julie A. Ewald, Robin J.A. Sharp.
This chapter presents data on variation between national and local levels for information requirements, and on the pattern of data within these levels across Europe. It notes high decision-making, use, and generation of information at local level, with high variability between countries in some factors...
Biodiversity Trends Associated with SEA and EIA Practices
Pedro Beja, Julie A. Ewald, Robert Kenward.
This chapter compares trends in policies on land uses and economic activity to trends in ecosystem services and biodiversity in cultivated areas as well as in protected areas, using a database defined in Chapter 6. The analysis revealed associations between capacity, priority, and process variables on...