International Journal of Sustainable and Green Energy

Special Issue

Advances in Sustainability Assessment

  • Submission Deadline: 30 September 2015
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Cesar Poveda
About This Special Issue
Sustainability as a result of the implementation of plan, policies, and programs [PPP] demonstrates the commitment of different stakeholders for the responsible exploitation and use of resources and development of projects and organizations aiming for an integrated and balanced interpretation of the social, economic and environmental pillars of sustainable development.

As the variety of stakeholders groups become more aware of the social, economic, and environmental impacts due to the disturbance of the natural environment, public and private organizations are finding themselves in need for the development of integrated and balanced approaches to measure the progress made towards sustainability and the effectiveness of the strategies linking the PPP at the macro level with project level’s processes and procedures while meeting the stakeholders’ needs. The focus of this Special Issue includes the advances made towards measuring sustainability and each of its pillars. In the past 30 years, advances have been made in each pillar regarding the identification, assessment and mitigation of impacts; however, such progress varies among the social, economic, and environmental pillars. Additionally, sustainability as an integrated force demands for the implementation of assessment methodologies that consider the interconnectivity and dynamism of these three pillars instead of treating them as an isolated component area of knowledge.

1. Sustainability dynamism
2. Sustainability assessment - case studies
3. Environmental rating systems
4. Sustainability rating systems
5. Integrated assessment methods
6. Regulatory and policy
7. Sustainability assessment management
8. Sustainability assessment & stakeholders
9. Multi-criteria decision making applied to sustainability
10. Criteria & Sustainable development indicators (identification, selection, and measurement)
11. Social, economic, and environmental assessment
12. Fundamental and generic approaches & frameworks
13. Continuous improvement and monitoring performance
14. Sustainability performance benchmarking
15. Sustainability management systems
16. Metrics: Design, Implementation, and Effectiveness.
17. Business and corporate social responsibility
18. Modelling and Sustainability
Lead Guest Editor
  • Cesar Poveda

    Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta, Calgary, Canada

Guest Editors
  • Faye Anderson

    TAMU, United States

  • Anastasia G. Stergiadou

    Department of Forestry and Natural Environment, Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment, Institute of Forest Engineering and Topography, Aristotles University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

  • Michael G. Lipsett

    Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

  • Yollanda Villacampa

    Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain

  • Rosa Imelda Rojas Caldelas

    Faculty of Architecture and Design Mexicali, Autonomous University of Baja California, Baja California, Mexico

  • Margarito Quintero Nunez

    Autonomous University of Baja California, Institute of Engineering Mexicali, Mexicali, Mexico

Published Articles
  • Energy Autonomy in Small Islands in the Frame of Their Sustainable Development Exploring Biomass Energy Potential in Samothrace (Greece)

    O. Christopoulou , M. Fountoukidou , St. Sakellariou , St. Tampekis , F. Samara , A. Sfoungaris , A. Stergiadou , G. Tsantopoulos , K. Soutsas , I. Sfoungaris

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 6-1, December 2015
    Pages: 9-17
    Received: 5 July 2015
    Accepted: 7 July 2015
    Published: 19 May 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijrse.2015060401.12
    Abstract: One of the major problems faced by small islands in the Aegean Sea, is meeting their energy needs and the increased costs these needs generate because of their distance from the mainland and the increasing price of oil. To the above, the dramatic reduction of fossil fuels and climate change should be added, which obligate Member States of the Europ... Show More
  • Sustainable Proposal for Utilization of a University's Park and the Contribution of Different Types’ of GPS for an Architecture Landscape Plan

    Stergiadou Anastasia , Kolkos Georgios

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 6-1, December 2015
    Pages: 1-8
    Received: 17 July 2015
    Accepted: 26 August 2015
    Published: 18 April 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijrse.2015060401.11
    Abstract: Urbanization has brought city dwellers under stress; resulting in the renewal and development of open spaces to create urban green areas or remodeling existing ones; gives a breath of renewal in the wider area of an urban area. The aim of this paper is to demonstrate the appropriateness’ of using handheld GPS for mapping urban green for developing ... Show More