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  1. Managing Absenteeism in the Workplace: The Case of an Italian Multiutility Company

    Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences 150:1157 (2014)

    Absenteeism is an employee's intentional or habitual absence from work. While employers expect workers to miss a certain number of workdays each year, excessive absences can equate to decreased productivity and can have a major effect on company strategies, finances, morale and other f...
  2. Sustainable management of waste-to-energy facilities

    Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 33:719 (2014)

    In 1995, Porter and van der Linde defined pollution as a manifestation of economic waste. Currently, incorrect information and conflicting theories among scientists hinder the diffusion of sustainable practices in waste management [1]. New industrial market research reports highlight t...
  3. Issue on supply chain of renewable energy

    Energy Conversion and Management 76:774 (2013)

    • One of the most relevant debates, is related to energy and environmental issue. • The development of renewable energy usage is due to several factors. ...
  4. A multi-objective optimization strategy for energy plants in Italy

    Science of The Total Environment 443:955 (2013) PMID 23262444

    In recent years, Europe has promoted a series of waste regulations to achieve greater protection of the environment. This objective can be obtained by adopting an integrated management system for the reduction of waste production and developing systems for waste sorting, energy recover...
  5. Renewable energy options for buildings: Performance evaluations of integrated photovoltaic systems

    Energy and Buildings 55:208 (2012)

    Highlights ► A model is presented to define the profitability of a PV building integrated system. ► Energy- and CO2-reduction can be reached by consumer-oriented policy measures. ► Private households possess a huge unused potential for energy reductions. ► A model is presente...
  6. Municipal waste management and energy recovery in an Italian region.

    PMID 23027033

    Diverting waste from landfill is one of the basic priorities on improving the use of resources and reducing the environmental impacts of waste management. In order to achieve this goal it is necessary to limit the amount of materials sent to final disposal and promote energy recovery. In Italy t...
  7. Feasibility study of developing photovoltaic power projects in Italy: An integrated approach

    Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 16(3):1562 (2012)

    The balance between the demand for electricity by consumers and businesses, and environmental protection, is one of the key challenges of our society. The PV industry in 2010 compared to 2009 registered a growth of 130%, consolidating the previous achievements. The reduction ...
  8. Green Supply Chain and the Energy Recovery Plant in Abruzzo

    Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences 25:54 (2011)

    Environmental protection is one of the key challenges of our society in which you want to combine this with the needs of future generations. The prevention and minimization of waste production is therefore one priority. It is well-known in Italy how data on the use of recycling is regi...
  9. Environmental and economic analysis of building integrated photovoltaic systems in Italian regions

    Journal of Cleaner Production (2006)

    Solar energy is a form of renewable energy that can be used to combat climate change through an environmentally accepted energy supply policy with support from both private and public consumers. There are numerous factors contributing to the definition of the economic and environmental...