Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment for Decision-Making: Methodologies and Case Studies gives readers a comprehensive introduction to life cycle sustainability assessment (LCSA) methodology for sustainability measurement of industrial systems, proposing an efficiency methodology for stakeholders and decision-makers. Featuring the latest methods and case studies, the book will assist researchers in environmental sciences and energy to develop the best methods for LCA, as well as aiding those practitioners who are responsible for making decisions for promoting sustainable development.
The past, current status and future of LCSA, Life Cycle Assessment method (LCA), Life Cycle Costing (LCC), Social Life Cycle Assessment (SLCA), the methodology of LCSA, typical LCSA case studies, limitations of LCSA, and life cycle aggregated sustainability index methods are all covered in this multidisciplinary book.
- Includes models for assessing sustainability in environmental, energy engineering and economic scenarios
- Features case studies that help define the advantages and obstacles of real world applications
- Presents a complete view, from theory to practice, of a life cycle approach by exploring the methods and tools of sustainability assessment, analysis and design of sustainability assessment
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1. Introduction-Life Cycle Thinking 2. Sustainability, sustainable development and business sustainability 3. Life cycle thinking tools: Life Cycle Assessment, Life Cycle Costing and Social Life Cycle Assessment 4. Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment: an ongoing journey 5. Development and Applicability of Life Cycle Impact Assessment methodologies 6. Life Cycle Thinking for Sustainable Development in the Building Industry 7. MCDM for sustainability ranking of district heating systems considering uncertainties 8. Framework of Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment 9. Life Cycle Decision Support Framework: Method and Case Study 10. Advancing Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment Using Multiple Criteria Decision Making 11. A Composite Life Cycle Sustainability Index for Sustainability Prioritization of Industrial Systems 12. Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment and Decision-Making under Uncertainties 13. Multi-Criteria Decision Making After Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment Under Hybrid Information 14. Life Cycle Sustainability Decision-making framework for the prioritization of electrochemical energy storage under uncertainties 15. Barriers Identification and Prioritization for Sustainability Enhancement: Promoting the Sustainable Development of Desalination Industry 16. Integrated Data Envelopment Analysis, Weighting Methods and Life Cycle Thinking: A Quantitative Framework for Life Cycle Sustainability Improvement
Jingzheng Ren, Assistant Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Hong Kong SAR, P.R. China
Dr. Jingzheng Ren is also Adjunct Associate Professor at University of Southern Denmark. His research mainly focuses on operations management for energy, environment, and sustainability, including multicriteria decision-making methods, life cycle sustainability assessment, process system engineering, artificial intelligence and circular economy, etc. He has published more than 140 journal papers, 7 edited books and 30 book chapters. Many of his papers have been selected as the Essential Science Indicators top 1% highly cited papers or identified and highlighted as the Key Scientific Article contributing to the excellence in energy research.
Dr. Toniolo is a researcher in the field of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Life Cycle Costing (LCC), sustainability management and assessment. She is an active member in Italian LCA Network on the definition of LCA approaches for the tourism sector. She has written several papers on LCA with a focus on methodological aspects concerning the development of life cycle inventories and the application of case studies.