Race For Sustainability: Energy, Economy, Environment And Ethics, 1st Edition

  • Published By: World Scientific Publishing Company
  • ISBN-10: 9814571369
  • ISBN-13: 9789814571364
  • DDC: 338.9
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 328 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released December 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Even with the latest and best vehicles, machinery, technology and buildings, if we continue to use resources irresponsibly - if we continue to waste food, water and energy - we are not even in the race.This book looks at the sustainable issues and the accompanying opportunities, and leads readers on a fast track to clear the air and drive to a sustainable, low-carbon future. To focus on renewable energy and energy efficiency. To stop the burning and stop wasting resources. Read on and let the wealth of information in this book inspire you along your sustainability journey. Join the race and act soon.A portfolio of stories, essays, profiles and case studies covering the four Es of Sustainability: Energy, Economy, Environment and Ethics.Contents:Introducing the Race for SustainabilityWhy Sustainability MattersMaking Energy Efficiency SexyBuilding Hopes Beyond Green BuildingsThe Sun Shines on RenewablesIndustrial and Innovative SolutionsGold Standard for Sustainable Events Air Pollution, Deforestation and BiodiversityResourceful Management of WasteEnergy Literacy and Creative EducationEthics, Media and CommunicationReadership: Professionals, researchers and students in the field of sustainability, climate change economics, corporate social responsibility, and environmental studies, and the general public interested in sustainability and the environment.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introducing the Race for Sustainability.
What People are Saying in This Book.
1: Why Sustainability Matters.
2: F1 at Odds with Singapore's Race for Sustainability.
3: Impactful Advocacy: Sense and Sustainability.
4: 12 Steps to Sustainability in Business.
5: Profile — Christiana Figueres: Global Emissions Reduction Efforts.
6: Making Energy Efficiency Sexy.
7: Multiple Outcome Benefits of Energy Efficiency.
8: Energy Efficiency as a Business Opportunity.
9: Mobilising Investment in Energy Efficiency in Southeast Asia.
10: Profile — Fatih Birol: The “Fuel” to Make a Difference.
11: Building Hopes beyond Green Buildings.
12: Reinventing Fire: Amory Lovins on Energy Efficiency and Retrofits.
13: Initiatives to Keep Singapore Ahead in International Green Buildings.
14: Flying Machines and Robots Bring Productivity to the Building Industry.
15: Profile — Lee Eng Lock: Engineering Energy Efficiency Excellence.
16: The Sun Shines on Renewables.
17: Is Solar the Renewable Energy of Choice in Asia?.
18: Harnessing the Tropical Sun's Energy for Efficient Buildings.
19: The Price Is Right! Renewable Energy Is Cheaper than Fossil Fuels.
20: Profile — William Armstrong or Robinson Crusoe? Serendipity Reality Check.
21: Industrial and Innovative Solutions.
22: Dynamics of the Industrial Energy Efficiency Market.
23: For Halcyon Agri, Sustainability Makes Business Sense.
24: Case Study: Energy Management for HSL Constructor.
25: Profile — Mann Young: Sustainability and Innovation in Construction.
26: Gold Standard for Sustainable Events.
27: Taking Sustainability Seriously for Events in Asia.
28: Case Study: Asia's First and Only Sustainable Light Art Festival.
29: Can a Luxury Hotel and Convention Centre be Sustainable?.
30: Profile — Sir Richard Branson: Carbon War Room's “Creating Climate Wealth” Event.
31: Air Pollution, Deforestation and Biodiversity.
32: The Burning Season in Indonesia: Where There's Smoke, There's Fire!.
33: Clearing the Air on Health Impacts of Pollution.
34: What's the Buzz? Bee Populations in Decline and Elephants Feel the Sting.
35: Profile — David Fogarty: Forest Carbon, Redd and Doublehelix.
36: Resourceful Management of Waste.
37: Adding Waste to the Climate-Water-Energy Nexus.
38: Aiming for a Zero Waste Future.
39: Effective Waste-To-Energy Technologies.
40: Profile — Douglas Woodring: How Can Oceans Cope with Plastic Waste?.
41: Energy Literacy and Creative Education.
42: Energy Education and a Green Campus.
43: Games for Good: For Sustainability's Sake.
44: Art and Nature: Creatively Connecting Sustainability.
45: Profile — Kwek Leng Joo: Socially Responsible Corporate Compact.
46: Ethics, Media and Communication.
47: Hacking Is Not in the Sustainability Dictionary.
48: Hackathon as a Means to Reduce Our Environmental Impact.
49: How to Communicate Sustainability and Do It Sustainably.
50: Profile — Ken Hickson: Harnessing the Media to Fight Climate Change.
About the Author.