1 What Is Sustainable Development? How Sustainability Evolved Major Underlying Cause: Population Growth A Second Major Underlying Cause: Urban Development A Third Underlying Cause: Increasing Energy Use Energy: Society's Most Critical Resource Technical Solutions: Ready Now! One Underlying Effect: Environmental Deterioration A Second Underlying Effect: Urban Dislocation A Third Underlying Effect: Changes in Urban Infrastructure Public Policies in the U.S.: Sustainability, Energy & Cities
2 Sustainable Development: A New Social Concept Sustainability Emerges as a New Social Force The United Nations Earth Summit Sustainability & Local Governments Definition of Sustainable Development Linking Sustainability & Energy Cities: The Largest Consumers of Energy Alternative Energy, Conservation & Energy Efficiency Energy's Critical Role in Sustainability Critiquing the Idea of Urban Sustainability Political Views on Sustainable Development Policies Observations About Sustainability
3 The Environment & Sustainable Development Waste Management Assault on Freshwater Resources Air Quality Climate Change Kyoto Protocol Montreal Protocol Species Decline & Extinction Species Invasion
4 Sustainable Buildings Land Development Practices Concept of Green Buildings Comparative Building Energy Performance Energy Star Buildings Green Construction Materials & Methods Rating Systems for Green Buildings The LEED-NC Rating System Measurement & Verification is Vital Measurement & Verification for LEED Projects Green Construction in Schools
5 Sustainable Energy Solutions Peak Oil Energy & Carbon Emissions Potential for Energy Efficiency Opportunities for Energy Efficiency Improvements New Buildings & Energy Efficiency Energy Eficiency for Existing Buildings Energy Technologies of the Future Energy Conversion Technologies Energy & the Developing World
6 Corporate Sustainability Programs Examples of Corporate Sustainability Initiatives Sustainability & the Automobile Industry Developing a Corporate Sustainability Plan Services Industries Challenges to Implementing Corporate Sustainability Programs Benefits of a Corporate Sustainability Program
7 Local Politics for Sustainable Development Types of Choices Available to Cities Examples of Local Sustainability Programs Comparing Cities & Their Policies Sustainable Local Policies Organizational Participation Policy Local Environmental Programs
8 How Sustainable Development Policies Affect Planning Linking Comprehensive Planning & Sustainability Planning for Sustainability Planning on the Other Side of the Atlantic Transportation & Highways Redesigning Communities The New Urbanism Energy & Planning
9 Tracking Local Sustainable Development Indicators of Sustainability Identifying Values for Quantitative Indicators What Can Cities Do?
10 Learning from Las Vegas Assessing Las Vegas History of Las Vegas Sustainability Concerns of Las Vegas Las Vegas Enters the Nuclear Age Other Sustainability Concerns Qualitative Sustainability Indicators Quantitative Sustainability Assessment Conclusions Lessons Learned
11 Local Carbon Reduction Policies Local Governmental Policies Cities Going Green Austin City Limits on Carbon Cambridge Community Carbon Reduction Project Ranking Cities Based on Their Carbon Emissions Public & Private Sector Partnerships International Local Governmental Initiatives
12 International Sustainability Examples of International Sustainability Efforts & Issues Havana, Cuba Venice, Italy
13 What the Future Holds: Creating a Sustainable World Economics of Oil & Sustainability Policies Corporations Technologies Alternative Energy Reducing Carbon Emissions City & County Governments Buildings Green Products Partnerships to Achieve Sustainability
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ALTERNATE ENERGY: ASSESSMENT & IMPLEMENTATION REFERENCE BOOK James J. Winebrake, Ph.D.