Carbon Footprint and the Industrial Life Cycle

From Urban Planning to Recycling

  • Roberto Álvarez Fernández
  • Sergio Zubelzu
  • Rodrigo Martínez

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Sustainability and Urban Planning

  3. Urban Planning Policy Implications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Jan-Erik Lane
      Pages 179-202
    3. Daniel Balsalobre-Lorente, Muhammad Shahbaz, José Luis Ponz-Tienda, José María Cantos-Cantos
      Pages 243-268
    4. José Luis Ponz-Tienda, Andrea Victoria Prada-Hernández, Alejandro Salcedo-Bernal, Daniel Balsalobre-Lorente
      Pages 269-288
  4. Metrics for the Sustainability of Infrastructure Projects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 305-305
    2. Guadalupe Arce, Jorge Enrique Zafrilla, Luis-Antonio López, María Ángeles Tobarra
      Pages 307-324
  5. Methodology for Calculating Industrial Carbon Footprints

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 357-357
    2. Sara Cantera, Osvaldo D. Frutos, Juan Carlos López, Raquel Lebrero, Raúl Muñoz Torre
      Pages 359-388
  6. Modelling a Low-Carbon City: Eco-city and Eco-planning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 389-389
    2. Wynand Lambrechts, Saurabh Sinha
      Pages 407-443
  7. Characterization of Industrial GHG Emission Sources in Urban Planning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 445-445
    2. Wynand Lambrechts, Saurabh Sinha
      Pages 447-484
    3. Nieves Mestre, Lucelia Rodrigues, Eva Hurtado, Eduardo Roig
      Pages 485-500
    4. Arjan Harbers
      Pages 501-518

About this book


This book analyzes the relationship between large-scale industrial activity and the carbon footprint, and provides a theoretical framework and tools to calculate the carbon footprint of industrial activities at every stage of their life cycles, including urban-planning master plans, recycling activities, project and building stages as well as managing and manufacturing. Discussing the main preventative and corrective measures that can be utilized, it includes case studies, reports on technological developments and examples of successful policies to provide inspiration to readers. This book collects the contributions of authors from four continents, in order to analyze from as many as possible points of view and using many different approaches, the problem of sustainability in today’s globalized world.


Greenhouse gas emissions Energy management Sustainability and urban planning Calculating industrial carbon footprints Gas supply infrastructure Waste management infrastructure Urban sustainability design Potable water infrastructure Industrial activities Carbon footprint sustainability Urban planning master plan Recycling activities

Editors and affiliations

  • Roberto Álvarez Fernández
    • 1
  • Sergio Zubelzu
    • 2
  • Rodrigo Martínez
    • 3
  1. 1.Nebrija UniversityMadridSpain
  2. 2.Polytechnic UniversityMadridSpain
  3. 3.University of DeustoBilbaoSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-54983-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-54984-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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