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Name: Sustainability Metrics and Rating Systems
ID: m41616
Language: English (en)
Summary: In this module, the following topics are covered: 1) the challenges are when measuring sustainability, 2) commonly used measures for sustainability, 3) the different types of measures and their value within a measuring system.
Subject: Science and Technology
Keywords: Carrying Capacity, Ecosystem, Ecosystem Goods and Services, Emergy, Emjoule, Entropy, Exergy, Indicator, Indicator-Based Systems, Maximum Sustainable Yield (MSY), Narrative Assessments, Quantitative Data, Resilience
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: Cindy Klein-Banai (tgilles@uillinois.edu)
Copyright Holders: U of I Open Source Textbook Initiative (tgilles@uillinois.edu)
Maintainers: U of I Open Source Textbook Initiative (tgilles@uillinois.edu)

Latest version: 1.6 (history)
First publication date: Nov 13, 2011 3:15 pm -0600
Last revision to module: Apr 30, 2012 3:29 pm -0500

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Version History

Version: 1.7 Mar 18, 2014 3:55 pm -0500 by U of I Open Source Textbook Initiative
Changes:
Corrected 'exergy' to 'emergy' in Physical Measures section, second paragraph, last sentence

Version: 1.6 Apr 30, 2012 3:29 pm -0500 by U of I Open Source Textbook Initiative Currently viewing this version.
Changes:
1) Fix capitalization of glossary terms 2) Remove title of Table Common Sustainability Metrics 3)  Fix link for Figure Visualizing Results of Sustainability 4) Fix "After reading this section, students should be able to" (MWL)

Version: 1.5 Jan 23, 2012 1:01 pm -0600 by U of I Open Source Textbook Initiative
Changes:
1) add keywords and summary; 2) fix links to Chapters, Modules, 3) Fix Headings 4)Capitalize & Bold Chapter, Figure, and Table 5) Add "module" in front of links to modules in content;

Version: 1.4 Jan 18, 2012 8:59 am -0600 by U of I Open Source Textbook Initiative
Changes:
Added Google Analytics tracking code

Version: 1.3 Nov 29, 2011 4:56 pm -0600 by U of I Open Source Textbook Initiative
Changes:
added Klein-Banai as author (mwl)

Version: 1.2 Nov 18, 2011 10:03 am -0600 by U of I Open Source Textbook Initiative
Changes:
fixed summaries for tables (mwl)

Version: 1.1 Nov 18, 2011 7:55 am -0600 by U of I Open Source Textbook Initiative
Changes:
Created module (mwl)

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