Search for dissertations about: "Environmental requirement"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 107 swedish dissertations containing the words Environmental requirement.

  1. 1. Enhancing Environmental Performance by Green Procurement : A study of environmental procurement preferences in the construction industry

    Author : Annika Varnäs; Berit Balfors; Charlotta Faith-Ell; Olof Hjelm; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Green procurement; Environmental management; Construction industry; Environmental criteria; Environmental requirement; EIA; EMS; Public procurement; Construction project; Environmental engineering; Miljöteknik;

    Abstract : In recent years, the general awareness of the environmental impacts that industrial production gives rise to has radically increased throughout the world. Finding ways to minimise these impacts has become a major concern of the authorities in many countries. READ MORE

  2. 2. The application of environmental requirements in procurement of road maintenance in Sweden

    Author : Charlotta Faith-Ell; Lennart Folkeson; Brian Atkin; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Environmental technology; green procurement; road maintenance; environmental management; environmental requirement; trucks; vehicles; Miljöteknik; Environmental engineering; Miljöteknik;

    Abstract : The Swedish Road Administration (SRA) is responsible for maintenance of the state-run roads in Sweden. The SRA also has an overarching responsibility for the state of the environment in the road transport sector. READ MORE

  3. 3. Engineering Designers' Requirements on Design for Environment Methods and Tools

    Author : Mattias Lindahl; Margareta Norell Bergendahl; Tim McAlonone; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Environmental technology; Design for Environment; Methods and Tools; Requirements; Miljöteknik; Environmental engineering; Miljöteknik;

    Abstract : Given a special focus on Design for Environment (DfE) methods and tools, the objectives of this thesis are to, “Identify basic design-related requirements that a method or tool should fulfill in order to become actively used by engineering designers”, and to “Investigate how those basic requirements could be used to make DfE methods and tools more actively used in industry among engineering designers”. The research has shown that designers in general have three main purposes for utilizing methods and tools, of which the last two could be seen as subsets of the first one. READ MORE

  4. 4. Buildings in municipal climate change mitigation strategies : towards life cycle thinking

    Author : Nicolas Francart; Tove Malmqvist; Martin Erlandsson; Paula Femenias; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; building; lca; requirement; environmental performance; futures studies; backcasting; environmental engineering; sustainable urban planning; Planering och beslutsanalys; Planning and Decision Analysis; Civil and Architectural Engineering; Byggvetenskap;

    Abstract : Fulfilling climate targets requires ambitious changes. The building sector is a large contributor to emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG), but also offers opportunities for climate change impact reductions. READ MORE

  5. 5. Seeking sustainability in the construction sector: opportunities within impact assessment and sustainable public procurement

    Author : Kedar Uttam; Berit Balfors; Charlotta Faith-Ell; Jos Arts; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; environmental impact assessment; green public procurement; sustainable public procurement; competitive dialogue procedure; construction sector;

    Abstract : Growing concerns regarding sustainability have led the construction sector to adopt various policy instruments for reducing the impacts caused by construction activities. One such policy instrument includes impact assessment, which enables the construction sector to evaluate the environmental consequences of proposed developments at project (environmental impact assessment) and strategic (strategic environmental assessment) level. READ MORE