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Up to now, ecology has a strong influence on the development of technical and instrumental aspects of architecture, such as renewable and efficient of resources and energy, CO2 emissions, air quality, water reuse, some social and economical aspects. These concepts define the physical [...]

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Energy consumption in cold chains has been predicted to rise significantly in view of the increasing world population. Of critical attention is the increasing number of road transport refrigeration which is highly gaining enormous ground globally. In view of the fact that 40% of all [...]

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The conceptualization of the Household/Neighborhood Model for skilled nursing facilities began in 1987 at Evergreen Retirement Community in Oshkosh, WI, USA in the search for the “perfect” nursing home. Being able to see perfection required being freed from the mental constraints [...]

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Innovations which reduce the environmental impact of production and consumption have been argued in the literature to play a relevant role in the path towards more competitive and environmentally sustainable societies. Identifying the main factors that activate and hinder firms’ [...]

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Para la Unión Europea, la Economía Circular es a la vez una prioridad y una apuesta decidida en favor de un nuevo paradigma económico en nuestro continente. El tradicional modelo económico lineal de producir, consumir, usar y tirar está ya agotado. [...]

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An interview with Karen Spence, assistant director of Information Systems, Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), United States Department of Energy, describes the major OSTI databases, repositories and scientific and technical information co-operation projects (especially [...]

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According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, shale gas will provide half of the United States’ domestic gas by 2035. The United States has already moved from being one of the worlds largest importers of gas to being self-sufficient in less than a decade, bringing hundreds [...]

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Some theoretical contributions to the Media Literacy set up the dialogue, the exchange and the renegotiation of meanings as a starting point for interaction and knowledge. In all these approaches, the environment becomes a vital factor, because in its position we find the social interrelations [...]