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Purpose – Modelling of sustainable development is essential, as environmental protection is regarded as a top global priority in the twenty‐first century. The basic objective of this paper is to provide a conceptual framework, named the Four Forces model for diagnosing the process of...
Purpose – Designers and planners in the UK are being asked by government to address sustainability. This paper seeks to explore how such issues can be addressed with the urban design process. From the literature, it is unclear when specific sustainability issues should be addressed, who...
Purpose – The paper seeks to review some of the main operational problems of wastewater treatment plants designed for nutrient removal. It aims to pay particular attention to bulking and foaming due to massive growth of filamentous organisms, failure or non‐optimal operation of secondary...
Purpose – The aim of this paper is to discuss the impact of energy pricing on the implementation of low energy design principles in buildings. Design/methodology/approach – The problem of rising air‐conditioning loads is not simply a matter of availability of power‐plants, but also one of...
Purpose – The purpose of the project was to evaluate and demonstrate new solutions for decreasing the discharges from on‐site wastewater treatment plants. Design/methodology/approach – The study evaluated several on‐site wastewater treatment plants. Seven of the investigated facilities...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to assess whether environmental management systems (EMS) according to ISO 14001 requirements have contributed to the implementation and adoption of new technologies and to the issues related to technology performance in industrial enterprises....
Purpose – The purpose of the paper is to propose and examine with evidence from Ecuador a behavioral framework that helps understand environmental practices in a small rural community. Design/methodology/approach – This research is a multidisciplinary study that integrates ethnographic,...
Purpose – Urban stream ecosystems have often been seen as channels of water flow rather than as the valuable parts of an urban green space system providing ecosystem services. The study seeks to address the importance of urban stream ecosystems from the perspective of urban ecology, human...
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