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Sustainable Systems and Technology, IEEE International Symposium on (2012)
Boston, MA USA
May 16, 2012 to May 18, 2012
ISSN: 2157-524X
ISBN: 978-1-4673-2003-0
TABLE OF CONTENTS

The Swedish WEEE system — Challenges and recommendations (PDF)

Hui Mien Lee , Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology, S638075 Singapore
Erik Sundin , Department of Engineering and Management, Linköping University, SE 58183 Sweden
pp. 1-6

An eco-design tool for manufacturers of semiconductor technologies: Looking for environmental opportunities in the design phase (PDF)

A. Villard , Laboratory G-SCOP University of Grenoble, France
A. Lelah , Laboratory G-SCOP University of Grenoble, France
D. Brissaud , Laboratory G-SCOP University of Grenoble, France
M. Mantelli , Rousset Technology Center, STMicroelectronics, France
pp. 1-6

Using statistical models of book sales to assess the greenhouse gas reduction potential of print on demand (PDF)

Stephen G. Wood , Centre for Environmental Strategy at the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK
Chris W. Preist , Department of Computer Science at the University of Bristol, UK
Lauren Basson , Centre for Environmental Strategy at the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK
pp. 1-6

Energy dependent analytical model for sustainable portable computing devices (PDF)

Toolika Ghose , Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, USA
Vinod Namboodiri , Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, USA
Ravi Pendse , Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, USA
pp. 1

Impact of location on the energy footprint of digital media (PDF)

Daniel Schien , University of Bristol
Chris Preist , University of Bristol
Mike Yearworth , Systems Centre, University of Bristol
Paul Shabajee , University of Bristol
pp. 1-6

Assessing clean vehicle systems under constraints of freshwater resource (PDF)

Hua Cai , School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan. Dana 3012, 440 Church St., Ann Arbor, MI 48108, USA
Ming Xu , School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan. Dana 3006, 440 Church St., Ann Arbor, MI 48108, USA
pp. 1-4

Can cloud computing lead to increased sustainability of mobile devic? (PDF)

Kiran I. Koshy , Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Andrew M. Juby , Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Vinod Namboodiri , Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Michael Overcash , Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas 67260-0083, USA
pp. 1-4

Cultured meat: The systemic implications of an emerging technology (PDF)

Carolyn S. Mattick , School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287 USA
Braden R. Allenby , School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, and founder of the Center for Earth Systems Engineering and Management, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287 USA
pp. 1-6

Prediction of various discarded lithium batteries in China (PDF)

Xianlai Zeng , School of Environment, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
Jinhui Li , School of Environment, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
Yusen Ren , Dongjiang Environmental Company Limited, Shenzhen 518057, China
pp. 1-4

Durban: Geoengineering as a response to cultural lock-in (PDF)

Braden R. Allenby , Arizona State University, P. O. Box 875306, Tempe, AZ 85287 USA
pp. 1-4

Chemical reaction thermodynamic model of Low Pressure CVD for Nano-TiO2 film preparation (PDF)

Tao Li , School of Mechanical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024, China
Junfeng Yang , School of Mechanical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024, China
Hong-Chao Zhang , School of Mechanical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024, China
Chris Yuan , Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee 53201, USA
pp. 1-6

Life Cycle Assessment in regulatory decision-making (PDF)

Christopher Bosso , Public Policy, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Jacqueline Isaacs , Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115, USA
William Walker , Law and Public Policy Program at Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115, USA
pp. 1-4

Assessing the sustainability of renewable energy technologies (PDF)

Joseph M. Wright , Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey 07102
Zhenqing Zheng , Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey 07102
Reggie J. Caudill , Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey 07102
pp. 1-6

What's your number?: Navigating the shifting landscape of ICT carbon footprint labels and standards (PDF)

Suzanne E. Greene , Materials Systems Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Randolph Kirchain , Materials Systems Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Elsa Olivetti , Materials Systems Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
pp. 1-6

Sources of variability in data center lifecycle assessment (PDF)

Amip J. Shah , Hewlett Packard Laboratories, Palo Alto, CA 94304 USA
Yuan Chen , Hewlett Packard Laboratories, Palo Alto, CA 94304 USA
Cullen E. Bash , Hewlett Packard Laboratories, Palo Alto, CA 94304 USA
pp. 1-6

Domestic load characterization for demand-responsive energy management systems (PDF)

A. Soares , Sustainable Energy Systems at the University of Coimbra, MIT Portugal Program, and a researcher at INESC Coimbra - Institute for Systems Engineering and Computers
A. Gomes , Department of Electrical Engineering and Computers, University of Coimbra, Portugal
C. H. Antunes , Department of Electrical Engineering and Computers, University of Coimbra, Portugal, and INESC Coimbra - Institute for Systems Engineering and Computers
pp. 1-6

Life-cycle GHG assessment of soybean biodiesel (PDF)

Erica G. Castanheira , Sustainable Energy Systems at the University of Coimbra, Portugal
Fausto Freire , University of Coimbra and coordinator of the Center for Industrial Ecology. ADAI-LAETA. Polo II. Coimbra, Portugal
pp. 1-5

Environmentally conscious design of autonomous power supplies for distributed micro-systems (PDF)

S. Benecke , Berlin Institute of Technology (TU Berlin), Microperipheric Technologies, Dept. Sustainable Technologies, Berlin, Germany
J. Rueckschloss , Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration (FhG IZM), Dept. Environmental & Reliability Engineering, Berlin, Germany
A. Middendorf , TU Berlin
N. F. Nissen , Dept. Environmental & Reliability Engineering at FhG IZM
K.-D. Lang , TU Berlin and director of the FhG IZM
pp. 1-5

Technological diffusion through cascading niche markets: Residential fuel cells in the United States (PDF)

Seth Herron , School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, 85287
Eric Williams , Golisano Institute of Sustainability, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, 14623 USA
pp. 1

Streamlined life cycle assessment of carbon footprint of a tourist food menu using probabilistic underspecification methodology (PDF)

Yin Jin Lee , Center for Transportation and Logistics Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139 USA
Xu Yang , Center for Transportation and Logistics Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139 USA
Edgar Blanco , Center for Transportation and Logistics Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139 USA
pp. 1-6

A life-cycle cost optimization model with environmental impact assessment for energy management of service buildings (PDF)

Amir Safaei , R&D Unit INESC Coimbra, Rua Antero de Quental, 199, 3000-033 Coimbra, Portugal
Fausto Freire , ADAI-LAETA, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Coimbra, Pólo II Campus, Rua Luis Reis Santos, 3030-788 Coimbra, Portugal
Carlos Henggeler Antunes , Department of Electrical Engineering and Computers, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, Polo II, University of Coimbra, 3030-290 Coimbra, Portugal and R&D Unit INESC Coimbra, Rua Antero de Quental, 199, 3000-033 Coimbra, Portugal
pp. 1-6

Utilizing measured energy usage to analyze design phase energy models (PDF)

Christi L. Saunders , Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261 USA
Amy E. Landis , Department of Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85281 USA
Alex K. Jones , Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261 USA
Laura A. Schaefer , Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261 USA
Melissa M. Bilec , Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261 USA
pp. 1-6

An automated energy management system in a smart grid context (PDF)

L. Dias , INESC Coimbra, Rua Antero de Quental 199, 3000-033 Coimbra, Portugal
M. Lopes , INESC Coimbra, Rua Antero de Quental 199, 3000-033 Coimbra, Portugal
A. R. Soares , INESC Coimbra, Rua Antero de Quental 199, 3000-033 Coimbra, Portugal
A. Carreiro , INESC Coimbra, Rua Antero de Quental 199, 3000-033 Coimbra, Portugal
F. Rodrigues , INESC Coimbra, Rua Antero de Quental 199, 3000-033 Coimbra, Portugal
D. Livengood , Center for Engineering Systems Fundamentals - Engineering Systems Division, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 USA
L. Neves , INESC Coimbra, Rua Antero de Quental 199, 3000-033 Coimbra, Portugal
H. Jorge , INESC Coimbra, Rua Antero de Quental 199, 3000-033 Coimbra, Portugal
A. Gomes , INESC Coimbra, Rua Antero de Quental 199, 3000-033 Coimbra, Portugal
A. G. Martins , INESC Coimbra, Rua Antero de Quental 199, 3000-033 Coimbra, Portugal
C. H. Antunes , INESC Coimbra, Rua Antero de Quental 199, 3000-033 Coimbra, Portugal
P. Pereirinha , INESC Coimbra, Rua Antero de Quental 199, 3000-033 Coimbra, Portugal
J. P. Trovao , INESC Coimbra, Rua Antero de Quental 199, 3000-033 Coimbra, Portugal
R. Larson , Center for Engineering Systems Fundamentals - Engineering Systems Division, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 USA
W. L. Leow , Center for Engineering Systems Fundamentals - Engineering Systems Division, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 USA
A. Monica , IPCDVS - Universidade de Coimbra, Rua do Colégio Novo, Apartado 6153, 3001-802 Coimbra, Portugal
M. Oliveira , IPCDVS - Universidade de Coimbra, Rua do Colégio Novo, Apartado 6153, 3001-802 Coimbra, Portugal
S. J. Breda , IPCDVS - Universidade de Coimbra, Rua do Colégio Novo, Apartado 6153, 3001-802 Coimbra, Portugal
R. Viegas , IPCDVS - Universidade de Coimbra, Rua do Colégio Novo, Apartado 6153, 3001-802 Coimbra, Portugal
P. Peixoto , CES - Universidade de Coimbra, Colégio de São Jerónimo, Apartado 3087, 3000-995 Coimbra, Portugal
pp. 1

A field study on the acceptance of extended floating car data for real-time monitoring traffic conditions (Abstract)

Andreas Pell , Logistikum Steyr, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Steyr, Austria
Friedrich Starkl , Logistikum Steyr, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Steyr, Austria
Martin Menrad , Logistikum Steyr, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Steyr, Austria
pp. 1-4

Toward a network perspective for understanding resilience and sustainability in industrial symbiotic networks (PDF)

Shauhrat S. Chopra , Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Swanson School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Vikas Khanna , Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Swanson School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
pp. 1-6

Value intensity of water used for electrical energy generation in the Western U.S.; An application of embedded resource accounting (PDF)

Elizabeth A. Martin , School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85283 USA
Benjamin L. Ruddell , Department of Engineering, Arizona State University, Mesa, AZ 85212 USA
pp. 1-5

Energy saving strategies in the materials sector: The case of aluminum (PDF)

Sahil Sahni , Materials Science and Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 02139 USA
Timothy G. Gutowski , Mechanical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139 USA
pp. 1-6

Integrating Indoor environmental quality metrics in a dynamic life cycle assessment framework for buildings (PDF)

William O. Collinge , Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261 USA
Amy E. Landis , Department of Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85281 USA
Alex K. Jones , Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261 USA
Laura A. Schaefer , Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261 USA
Melissa M. Bilec , Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261 USA
pp. 1-6

Sustainable energy management and quality process models based on ISO 50001:2011 the International Energy Management Standard (PDF)

Paul G. Ranky , New Jersey Institute of Technology, The Public Research University of NJ, USA Mechanical
pp. 1-6

Integrating LCA and thermodynamic analysis for sustainability assessment of algal biofuels: Comparison of renewable diesel vs. biodiesel (PDF)

Matthew G. Borkowski , Sustainability & Green Design Group, in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh
George Gregory Zaimes , Sustainability & Green Design Group, in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh
Vikas Khanna , Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh
pp. 1-6

Socio-technical implication of renewable energy sources: African health care case study with Monte-Carlo simulations (PDF)

Abigail R. Mechtenberg , IDCE-ES&P, Clark University, Worcester, MA 01610 USA
Moses Musaazi , Faculty of Technology, Electrical Engineering, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Nancy Senabulya , Faculty of Technology, Electrical Engineering, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
John Vianney Makanda , Business Department, Mountains of the Moon University, Fort Portal, Uganda
pp. 1-6

Sustainable lean six-sigma green engineering system design educational challenges and interactive multimedia solutions (PDF)

Paul G. Ranky , MS, RA, New Jersey Institute of Technology, The Public Research University of NJ, USA
Olga Kalaba , MS, RA, New Jersey Institute of Technology, The Public Research University of NJ, USA
Yijun Zheng , MS, RA, New Jersey Institute of Technology, The Public Research University of NJ, USA
pp. 1-6

Life cycle assessment of medical procedures: Vaginal and cesarean section births (PDF)

C. L. Thiel , Department of Civil Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 3700 O'Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261 USA
N. Campion , Department of Civil Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 3700 O'Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261 USA
J. DeBlois , Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 3700 O'Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261 USA
N. C. Woods , Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences 300 Halket Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 USA
A. E. Landis , School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Arizona State University, P.O. Box 875306 Tempe, AZ 85287
M. M. Bilec , Department of Civil Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 3700 O'Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261 USA
pp. 1-4

Case study — The making of a Green Data Center (PDF)

Sidney L Pendelberry , RIT ITS, Rochester, NY 14623 USA
Michael Thurston , Golisano Institute for Sustainability at RIT, Rochester, NY 14623 USA
Jim Strasenburgh , MetroSource Corp. and was GDC Project Manager, Pittsford, NY 14534
Richard Stein , RIT, Rochester, NY 14623 USA
pp. 1-6

Power quality monitoring in sustainable energy systems (PDF)

Shahedul Haque Laskar , National Institute of Technology, NIT, Silchar, India
Sanaullah Khan , Department of Statistics, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India
Mohibullah , Electrical Engineering Department, Aligarh Muslim University, India
pp. 1-6

Beyond traditional power systems: Energy externalities, ethics and society (PDF)

Efrain O'Neill-Carrillo , University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez (UPRM), Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Call Box 9000, Mayaguez, PR 00680
Agustin A. Irizarry-Rivera , UPRM, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Luis O. Jimenez-Rodriguez , UPRM, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
pp. 1-6

The evolving metabolism of a developing economy — Insight from India's growth (PDF)

Sachin B. Jadhao , Department of Chemical Engineering, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, India
Bhavik R. Bakshi , William G. Lowrie Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Aniruddha B. Pandit , Department of Chemical Engineering, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, India
pp. 1-6

Sustainable wellbeing education in engineering (PDF)

Marcel Castro-Sitiriche , Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez Campus, Mayagüez, PR 00681, Puerto Rico - USA
Christopher Papadopoulos , Department of Engineering Science and Materials, University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez Campus, Mayagüez, PR 00681, Puerto Rico - USA
William Frey , College of Business, University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez Campus, Mayagüez, PR 00681, Puerto Rico - USA
Hector Huyke , Humanities Department, University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez Campus, Mayagüez, PR 00681, Puerto Rico - USA
pp. 1-6

Nano-particle emissions from Atomic Layer Deposition (PDF)

Jingwan Huo , Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53211 USA
Chris Yuan , Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53211 USA
pp. 1

Research on LCD active disassembly structure reliability based on smart material (PDF)

Song Shouxu , HFUT, Hefei, China
Li Dongxu , HFUT, Hefei, China
Ke Qingdi , HFUT, Hefei, China
Tang Ziyu , HEFEI AAM, Hefei, China
pp. 1

Bounding scenario analysis: A case study of future energy demand of China's steel sector (PDF)

Eric Williams , Golisano Institute for Sustainability, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, 14623 USA
Ramzy Kahhat , Department of Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima, Peru
Shinji Kaneko , Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation, Development Policy, Hiroshima University, Hiroshina, 739-8529, Japan
pp. 1-6

Environmental efficiency analysis of U.S. passenger transportation modes: A synergistic use of hybrid LCA and mathematical optimization (Abstract)

M. Kucukvar , Dept. of Civil, Env., & Constr. Eng., Univ. of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA
O. Tatari , Dept. of Civil, Env., & Constr. Eng., Univ. of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA
pp. 1

Construction waste management decision making process: identification, framework and detailed urban C&D waste profile analysis (Abstract)

K. A. Marcellus , Dept. of Civil, Archit., & Environ. Eng., Drexel Univ., Philadelphia, PA, USA
S. Spatari , Dept. of Civil, Archit., & Environ. Eng., Drexel Univ., Philadelphia, PA, USA
P. M. Gallagher , Dept. of Civil, Archit., & Environ. Eng., Drexel Univ., Philadelphia, PA, USA
pp. 1-6

Evaluating the life cycle greenhouse gas emissions from a lightweight plug-in hybrid electric vehicle in a regional context (Abstract)

A. M. Lewis , Center for Sustainable Syst., Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
J. C. Kelly , Center for Sustainable Syst., Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
G. A. Keoleian , Center for Sustainable Syst., Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
pp. 1-6

An integrated sustainability analysis of construction waste management strategies (Abstract)

M. Kucukvar , Dept. of Civil, Environ., & Constr. Eng., Univ. of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA
O. Tatari , Dept. of Civil, Environ., & Constr. Eng., Univ. of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA
pp. 1-2

Environmental footprint analysis of on-shore and off-shore wind energy technologies (Abstract)

M. Noori , Dept. of Civil, Environ., & Constr. Eng., Univ. of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA
M. Kucukvar , Dept. of Civil, Environ., & Constr. Eng., Univ. of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA
O. Tatari , Dept. of Civil, Environ., & Constr. Eng., Univ. of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA
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