This report describes sustainability, its benefits, and identifies different applications in traditional airport construction and everyday maintenance projects. An accompanying CD-ROM, CRP-CD-125, provides an Airport Sustainability Assessment Tool (ASAT) that complements the guidebook and can be used to: assist the user in identifying sustainability initiatives that might be most applicable to an airport project, given certain criteria that the user sets; obtain more information about specific strategies; and learn about sustainability initiatives that have been implemented at other airports through case studies. The guidebook and the CD-ROM will be useful to environmental managers, planners, and consultants interested in adopting sustainability strategies and initiatives into their next airport project--
TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 43: Guidebook of Practices for Improving Environmental Performance at Small Airports outlines federal environmental regulations and requirements, and identifies activities in which airport operators can be proactive in promoting environmental stewardship. As a quick reference, summary graphics provide information pertaining to the cost and savings as well as the necessary knowledge and amount of time to implement a particular activity. In addition, there are five case studies that discuss environmental initiatives already undertaken at airports that can serve as a guide for other airports. The report includes the collection of environmental stewardship practices in a searchable, filterable spreadsheet format on a CD-ROM, which is packaged with the report. The CD-ROM included as part of ACRP Report 43 is also available for download from TRB's website as an ISO image.
This book highlights the latest research in the field of Sustainable Aviation. In recent decades, there have been considerable improvements in aircraft efficiency and noise reduction. However, with the demand for both passenger and freight transportation expected to increase significantly in future years, the aviation sector is becoming a growing source of environmental problems and a major contributor to global warming. Focusing on the need to address this mounting problem, this book discusses important new trends and outlines likely future developments in carbon emission reduction, carbon trading, and the impact of emerging technologies, as well as social, legal, and regulatory changes as they pertain to the aviation sector. The book offers an invaluable reference guide for practitioners, regulators, academics, and students alike, in fields ranging from business and engineering to the social sciences. It can be used as a textbook, and will benefit anyone interested in the future of aviation and our planet.
"This comprehensive resource provides thorough coverage of the tools and techniques used in planning, building, maintaining, and fixing civil infrastructure. Thoroughly updated throughout, Public Infrastructure Asset Management, Second Edition presents the framework and elements of life cycle management of civil infrastructure assets in the context of current practice. The book explains how to achieve the optimal integrated, multi-disciplinary set of strategies (design, construction, maintenance, rehabilitation, and renovation) necessary to manage and sustain modern public physical infrastructure assets. These include: roads and bridges / airports / ports / public utilities / water and wastewater facilities / mass transit systems / hospitals / schools / parks and recreation facilities / sports complexes. The book has been thoroughly revised to reflect the impact of built infrastructure on the environment, social concerns, new technologies and scientific developments, and the impacts of natural and man-made disasters. Covers valuation of infrastructure assets, largely in response to Government Accounting Standards Requirements such as GASB34 in the United States, PSAB3150 in Canada, and similar standards in Australia Addresses the adverse environmental impacts of deteriorating air quality, GHG emissions, excessive noise, and available mitigation strategies Includes specific approaches to sustainability including green methodologies, resource conservation, re-use of materials, renewable energy Financing models for publicly owned infrastructure and for public-private-partnerships (P3s) Addresses online infrastructure (data access, mobile apps, cloud computing) and how these infrastructure services are assessed and provided Adds new and/or updated methodologies on performance measures related to sustainability, security, level of service provisions, safety, institutional effectiveness, preservation of assets and investments, technologies for in-service monitoring, data analysis, prioritization, and decisionsupport and knowledge management "--
TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 42: Integrating Environmental Sustainability into Airport Contracts provides examples of how airports might help drive environmental sustainability performance improvements at their facilities by integrating environmental sustainability concepts into contracts with contractors, suppliers, and vendors
The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)
Backpacker brings the outdoors straight to the reader's doorstep, inspiring and enabling them to go more places and enjoy nature more often. The authority on active adventure, Backpacker is the world's first GPS-enabled magazine, and the only magazine whose editors personally test the hiking trails, camping gear, and survival tips they publish. Backpacker's Editors' Choice Awards, an industry honor recognizing design, feature and product innovation, has become the gold standard against which all other outdoor-industry awards are measured.
This database encompasses all aspects of the impact of people and technology on the environment and the effectiveness of remedial policies and technologies, featuring more than 950 journals published in the U.S. and abroad. The database also covers conference papers and proceedings, special reports from international agencies, non-governmental organizations, universities, associations and private corporations. Other materials selectively indexed include significant monographs, government studies and newsletters.
This dictionary provides a stimulating and categorical foundation for a serious international discourse on design. It is a handbook for everyone concerned with design in career or education, who is interested in it, enjoys it, and wishes to understand it. 110 authors from Japan, Austria, England, Germany, Australia, Switzerland, the Netherlands, the United States, and elsewhere have written original articles for this design dictionary. Their cultural differences provide perspectives for a shared understanding of central design categories and communicating about design. The volume includes both the terms in use in current discussions, some of which are still relatively new, as well as classics of design discourse. A practical book, both scholarly and ideal for browsing and reading at leisure.