This paper shows how different methods can be integrated in order to provide an organic evaluation of the environmental sustainability at the territorial level. A territory is a complex, dynamic and open system where a population develops, uses resources, produces goods and services, consumes, depletes and finally obtains economic results. All these elements characterise human behaviour, which can be monitored, measured and compared to the capacity of the environment to sustain it in the long run. The SPIn-Eco Project for the Province of Siena (Italy) is described as an example of an environmental sustainability assessment of an area, and its methods (Ecological Footprint, Greenhouse Gas Inventory, Extended Exergy Analysis, Emergy Evaluation, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Remote Sensing) are briefly introduced. This Project has been proposed and funded by the most important provincial administrative and financial institutions in the territory (the Administration of the Province of Siena and the Monte dei Paschi Foundation, respectively), and was designed and realised in 4 years (2001-2004) by a research team coordinated by the University of Siena. © 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Pulselli, F.M., Ciampalini, F., Leipert, C., & Tiezzi, E. (2008). Integrating methods for the environmental sustainability: the SPIn-Eco Project in the Province of Siena (Italy). JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, 86(2), 332-341 [10.1016/j.jenvman.2006.04.014].

Integrating methods for the environmental sustainability: the SPIn-Eco Project in the Province of Siena (Italy)

PULSELLI, F. M.;CIAMPALINI, F.;TIEZZI, E.
2008

Abstract

This paper shows how different methods can be integrated in order to provide an organic evaluation of the environmental sustainability at the territorial level. A territory is a complex, dynamic and open system where a population develops, uses resources, produces goods and services, consumes, depletes and finally obtains economic results. All these elements characterise human behaviour, which can be monitored, measured and compared to the capacity of the environment to sustain it in the long run. The SPIn-Eco Project for the Province of Siena (Italy) is described as an example of an environmental sustainability assessment of an area, and its methods (Ecological Footprint, Greenhouse Gas Inventory, Extended Exergy Analysis, Emergy Evaluation, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Remote Sensing) are briefly introduced. This Project has been proposed and funded by the most important provincial administrative and financial institutions in the territory (the Administration of the Province of Siena and the Monte dei Paschi Foundation, respectively), and was designed and realised in 4 years (2001-2004) by a research team coordinated by the University of Siena. © 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Pulselli, F.M., Ciampalini, F., Leipert, C., & Tiezzi, E. (2008). Integrating methods for the environmental sustainability: the SPIn-Eco Project in the Province of Siena (Italy). JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, 86(2), 332-341 [10.1016/j.jenvman.2006.04.014].
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