Information Technology and Sustainability

Written By Lorenz M. Hilty
Information Technology and Sustainability
  • Publsiher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 13 July 2011
  • ISBN : 3842396554
  • Pages : 180 pages
  • Rating : /5 from reviews
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Download or read book entitled Information Technology and Sustainability by author: Lorenz M. Hilty which was release on 13 July 2011 and published by BoD – Books on Demand with total page 180 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are contributing both to environmental problems and to their solution. Will ICT producers, users and recyclers be the major polluters of tomorrow, or will 'Green IT' and a dematerialized information society save the climate? This book provides an in-depth analysis of the relationship between ICT and sustainable development, culminating in 15 recommendations – to producers, users and political decision makers – which show the way to a sustainable information society. Keywords: Information Technology, Environment, Sustainable Development, Environmental Informatics, Green IT, Green Computing, Data Centers, Energy Efficiency, Resource Productivity, Dematerialization, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), E-waste, Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), Recycling, Technological Complexity, Critical Information Infrastructure, Open Standards, Rebound Effect.

Information Technology and Sustainability

Information Technology and Sustainability
  • Author : Lorenz M. Hilty
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2011-07-13
  • Total pages : 180
  • ISBN : 3842396554
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Summary : Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are contributing both to environmental problems and to their solution. Will ICT producers, users and recyclers be the major polluters of tomorrow, or will 'Green IT' and a dematerialized information society save the climate? This book provides an in-depth analysis of the relationship between ICT ...

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  • Publisher : Rocky Mountain Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2014-11-14
  • Total pages : 168
  • ISBN : 3842396554
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Summary : Provocative, passionate and populist, RMB Manifestos are short and concise non-fiction books of literary, critical, and cultural studies. The developed world is increasingly obsessed with two things: electronic gadgets and our changing climate. We stand in open-mouthed awe of our technological achievements while dejectedly shrugging our shoulders at the state ...

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  • Publisher : Earthscan
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Total pages : 233
  • ISBN : 3842396554
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-09-08
  • Total pages : 264
  • ISBN : 3842396554
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  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis Group
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Total pages : 303
  • ISBN : 3842396554
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Summary : This second volume in the Technologies of Architecture series – the only series of books tuned to the architectural technology syllabus – explores the environmental influences on building design. Looking particularly at sustainable building, a holistic view is taken, so that the influence of any one set of choices on other areas – ...

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  • Publisher : Morgan Kaufmann
  • Release Date : 2015-03-09
  • Total pages : 348
  • ISBN : 3842396554
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Summary : We are living in the era of "Big Data" and the computing power required to deal with "Big Data" both in terms of its energy consumption and technical complexity is one of the key areas of research and development. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that centralized computing infrastructures (...

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  • Publisher : Nova Publishers
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Total pages : 381
  • ISBN : 3842396554
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Summary : The word 'sustainability' is frequently misunderstood because there are numerous definitions of sustainability and not even two definitions have converging meanings. Instead of achieving 'sustainability', some of the sustainable development projects aggravate ecological and other problems, as painfully evidenced in numerous experimental projects. This book attempts to improve our understanding ...

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  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2008-01-01
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Summary : This is an excellent textbook, suitable as a core text for environmental engineers and environmental scientists but equally it should, in my opinion, be compulsory reading for all researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers regardless of their discipline because it has relevance for all. In fact, the book is so lively and ...

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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-08-20
  • Total pages : 474
  • ISBN : 3842396554
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Summary : ICT Innovations for Sustainability is an investigation of how information and communication technology can contribute to sustainable development. It presents clear definitions of sustainability, suggesting conceptual frameworks for the positive and negative effects of ICT on sustainable development. It reviews methods of assessing the direct and indirect impact of ICT ...

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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-05-30
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 3842396554
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Summary : This book offers a comprehensive introduction to the different emerging concepts in the innovative area of sustainability and digital technology. More than 20 leading thinkers from the fields of digitalization, strategic management, sustainability and organizational development share clearly structured insights on the latest developments, advances and remaining challenges concerning the role ...

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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-10-20
  • Total pages : 120
  • ISBN : 3842396554
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  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-06-29
  • Total pages : 424
  • ISBN : 3842396554
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-02-12
  • Total pages : 292
  • ISBN : 3842396554
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Summary : Our Earth is considered as a natural system which organizes and controls itself. However, the present scale of anthropogenic activity is unprecedented in the history of mankind compelling the intelligentia to ponder over the scientific causes of the problems, processes and sustainable and pragmatic solutions. The current rate of resource ...

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  • Author : Fereidoon P. Sioshansi
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release Date : 2016-08-14
  • Total pages : 642
  • ISBN : 3842396554
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Summary : The complexity of carbon reduction and economic sustainability is significantly complicated by competing aspects of socioeconomic practices as well as legislative, regulatory, and scientific requirements and protocols. An easy to read and understand guide, Sioshansi, along with an international group of contributors, moves through the maze of carbon reduction methods ...

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  • Author : Mike Hazas,Lisa Nathan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-11-22
  • Total pages : 260
  • ISBN : 3842396554
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Summary : This book brings together diverse voices from across the field of sustainable human computer interaction (SHCI) to discuss what it means for digital technology to support sustainability and how humans and technology can work together optimally for a more sustainable future. Contemporary digital technologies are hailed by tech companies, governments ...