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UCL has been awarded Gold EcoCampus certification following an audit of its Environmental Sustainability Management System. Currently used in nearly half of Russell Group universities, EcoCampus is a leading tool to assess environmental management in Higher Education. More...
Published: Nov 28, 2013 3:46:00 PM
UCLoo Festival is an exciting series of hands-on activities and events based on research relating to the challenge of redesigning the toilet for the 21st century. The festival’s convenors are Sarah Bell (UCL Urban Laboratory Co-Director), Barbara Penner (Bartlett School of Architecture) and Tse-Hui Teh (Bartlett School of Planning). It opens on UN World Toilet Day on the 19th November and runs until the 3rd December. More...
Published: Nov 19, 2013 12:48:00 PM
Olga Parkes, Dr Paola Lettieri and Prof David Bogle (Chemical Engineering): Towards Defining A Quantitative Methodology to Enhance the Sustainability Performance of Major International Events.
At present, companies all over the world include sustainable development in their strategic management plans. Many Sustainability Assessment (SA) tools are being developed to assist with evaluation of various projects, industrial processes and enterprises. The choice of SA tool depends on the scope and nature of a project. Large international events such as the Olympic Games are unique projects and sustainability assessment of such mega-events is a complex task. It requires careful consideration of interactions and trade-offs between environmental, social and economic indicators of each phase of the project. This poster provides the results of the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) study carried out to compare various technologies of energy production from waste generated at the London Olympic Park. The results of the LCA study identify the most feasible solutions and the objective functions for future optimisation of alternative design options.
Keywords: Sustainability Assessment, Life Cycle Assessment, London Olympic Park, Waste Management.