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Ecological effects of energy utilizationin urban and industrial systems

Unesco. Man and the Biosphere Programme. Expert Panel on Project 11.

Ecological effects of energy utilizationin urban and industrial systems

final report.

by Unesco. Man and the Biosphere Programme. Expert Panel on Project 11.

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Published by Unesco in Paris .
Written in English

Edition Notes

Report of the meeting held at Bad Nauheim, West Germany, 16-19 October 1973.

SeriesMAB report series -- no.13
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16478191M

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carefully selected energy systems design can perhaps achieve lower overall environmental impact within an urban area. Life cycle assessment, material flow analysis and ecological footprint methodologies are further performed on two case studies: a UK eco-town and the city of Toronto. Five energy technology scenarios are. They defined the UM concept: “Energy and material flows through human settlements are conceived as UM, in which material inputs are transformed into useful energy, physical structure, and waste” and noted this type of analysis has also become known as industrial metabolism, industrial ecology, and regional metabolism (Decker et al. ).

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