Sustaining Volunteerism for Development

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Documentation of the talk on "Sustaining Volunteerism for Development" by Ms. Deanie Lyn Ocampo, International Association of Volunteer Effort - Philippines, presented during the UPLB Ugnayan ng Pahinungod's 18th Anniversary Forum on “Volunteerism in the Philippines: Status and Prospects; Issues and Challenges” on September 24, 2012 at the NCAS Auditorium, UP Los Baños

Green Revolution: Biomass

submitted by: nsf

Explore how different types of biomass can be used to produce fuel. One researcher is building reactors to grow algae used to create biofuel. Another studies how leafcutter ant colonies break down biomass in order to solve a different biofuel problem: conversion of cellulose in plants to a fermentable sugar used to make ethanol. Finally, an engineer shows us how his lab uses chemistry and heat to turn sawmill waste into bio-oil and gasoline.

Addressing the Challenge of Truly Large Scale Photovoltaics

submitted by: RASEIBoulder
Addressing the Challenge of Truly Large Scale Photovoltaics: the Industrial and Thermodynamic Potentials of Organic Solar Cells In order for photovoltaic systems to ultimately provide a considerable fraction of the world’s energy needs they will need to meet a number of stringent performance metrics regarding their cost, efficiency, and robustness. In addition, they will need to be manufactured with very high throughput methods in order to realize the enormous production scales...

Pam Silver at the 2011 DOE JGI User Meeting

submitted by: JGI

Pam Silver of Harvard University on "Designing Biological Systems for Sustainability and Programmed Environmental Interface" at the 6th annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 23, 2011.


submitted by: Sareeta17

architecteruarl gaps sorting out diffeences

Developing Efficient and Sustainable Transportation Systems in San Diego

submitted by: erickserrano
As the world continues to develop and resources continually become scarce, alternatives to sustain the American way of life have become more important than ever. The American transportation system has become increasingly dependent on one mode of transportation, the personal automobile. Throughout the 20th century the American transit system of the postwar boom developed in favor of the automobile, especially in the sprawling cities of the west coast, like San Diego. The developed...

Visualizing Sustainability

submitted by: jayan
As the natural resources are being extensively depleted, sustainability is an issue that needs to be addressed not only at the authoritative level, but also with the general public as well, as it is a collaborative effort. As a result, this research endeavors to determine effective elements to be incorporated into the design of buildings in hopes to further the efforts of sustainability. It aims to connect the aesthetics of the building seen by the visible eye to the ideology of...

Designing for a Sustainable Future: The study of a positively promoted audit

submitted by: rleslie
This particular study focuses on reestablishing the need for a plan and design that creates a more sustainable environment within certain communities, in this case a city such as San Diego. Creating a walkable and sustainable San Diego includes incorporating the new idea of walk audits expressed through the organization Walk San Diego, helping to answer the questions: What are walk audits and how are they used to create the idea of a sustainable environment? Walk audits analyze a particular...

It Takes a Vision to Raise a Village: A Case Study of The Village at Market Creek

submitted by: Kristy Shields

This video is a short introduction to my Senior Research Project for the Urban Studies and Planning program at the University of California at San Diego.

Sustainable Design Methods and Practices for Affordable Housing

submitted by: elizajy

A comparative study of existing housing conditions in Chula Vista and approaches for a new standard of living in San Diego