One of the key infrastructures of any community or facility is the energy system which consists of utility power plants, distributed generation technologies, and building heating and cooling systems. In general, there are two dimensions to “sustainability” as it applies to an engineered system. It needs to be designed, operated, and managed such that its environmental impacts and costs are minimal (energy efficient design and operation), and also be designed and configured in a way that it is resilient in confronting disruptions posed by natural, manmade, or random events.
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- Environmental Economics
- Integrated Energy Systems
- life cycle assessment
- Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment
- Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis
- Renewable energy sources
- Renewable resource integration
- Multiple criteria decision making
- Life cycle costing
- Environmental protection--Decision making.
- Partial requirement for: Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2018Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical referencesNote typebibliography
- Field of study: Civil, environmental and sustainable engineering