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SUSTAINABILITY CRITERIA ASSESSMENT FOR LIFE-CYCLE PHASES OF PETROLEUM REFINERY PROJECTS BY MADM TECHNIQUE

Yaghob Gholipour, Hamidreza Hasheminasab, Mohammad Kharrazi, Justas Streimikis

There is convincing evidence to suggest that understanding the fundamental needs of human beings is essential if we are to develop strategies to transition society towards more sustainable forms of development (Hall, 2006). Besides, human needs satisfaction is likely to “make fewer demands on our environmental resources, but much greater demands on our moral resources” (Brown, 1982). As such, it is a moral obligation for governments, societies, industries, and individuals, to help fulfill human needs by enhancing health, safety, economy, and society, while preserving the environmental assets such as biodiversity and natural resources; i.e. to realize sustainable development.
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ECONOMIC VALUE OF ECOSYSTEM SERVICES IN THE EASTERN ORE MOUNTAINS

Ondřej Vojáček, Jiří Louda

The Eastern Ore Mountains landscape has its specific and unique character. In particular, it is due to several specific landscape elements and biotopes, which either do not exist in other locations or are not as frequent. These locally specific ecosystems include notably montane meadows, clearance cairns and natural streams.
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Some Aspects of Sustainable Real Estate Development: a Case Study of Druskininkai Snow Arena in Lithuania

Saulius Raslanas, Andrius Stasiukynas, Mindaugas Krutinis

Real estate development is a multi-aspect business covering activities starting from the reconstruction and release of existing buildings and ending up with the acquisition of undeveloped land and the sale of the built-up land. Buildings have an ever-increasing impact on the environment. The attitude towards designing, construction and building management has been changing. Building classification and norms defining their planning, design, construction and management contribute to the regulation of the impact on the environmental.
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