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Life cycle energy and environmental performance of a new university building: modeling challenges and design implications
Abstract A comprehensive case study life cycle assessment (LCA) was conducted of a 7300 m2, six-story building with a projected 75 year life span, located on the University of Michigan campus. TheExpand
Life cycle assessment of a willow bioenergy cropping system
Abstract The environmental performance of willow biomass crop production systems in New York (NY) is analyzed using life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology. The base-case, which represents currentExpand
Renewable Energy from Willow Biomass Crops: Life Cycle Energy, Environmental and Economic Performance
Short-rotation woody crops (SRWC) along with other woody biomass feedstocks will play a significant role in a more secure and sustainable energy future for the United States and around the world. InExpand
Global lithium resources: Relative importance of pegmatite, brine and other deposits
Abstract Previous studies of the availability of lithium for use in batteries to power electric vehicles (EVs) have reached the generally encouraging conclusion that resources are sufficient to meetExpand
Greenhouse Gas Emission Estimates of U.S. Dietary Choices and Food Loss
Dietary behavioral choices have a strong effect on the environmental impact associated with the food system. Here, we consider the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with production of foodExpand
Life cycle energy and environmental benefits of generating electricity from willow biomass
Biomass is a key renewable energy source expected to play an important role in US electricity production under stricter emission regulations and renewable portfolio standards. Willow energy crops areExpand
Toward a life cycle-based, diet-level framework for food environmental impact and nutritional quality assessment: a critical review.
TLDR
There is a need to move in the direction of a more sophisticated and comprehensive nutritional basis in order to link nutritional health and environmental objectives through ongoing collaborative research between environmental and nutritional sciences. Expand
Environmental assessment of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles using naturalistic drive cycles and vehicle travel patterns: A Michigan case study
Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) use grid electricity as well as on-board gasoline for motive force. These multiple energy sources make prediction of PHEV energy consumption challenging andExpand
Assessing the sustainability of the US food system: a life cycle perspective
Abstract The US food system, from field to table, is at a crossroads for change. Improving the sustainability of this complex system requires a thorough understanding of the relationships betweenExpand
Life cycle-based sustainability indicators for assessment of the U.S. food system.
The United States food system, from field to table, is at a crossroads for change. Improving the sustainability of this complex system requires a thorough understanding of the relationships betweenExpand
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