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CEE 260: Environmental and Sustainable Engineering Principles Lecture #2: Sustainable Development and Design, Steven J. Skerlos Environmental and Sustainable Engineering Principles College of Engineering Professor Steven J. Skerlos Sustainable Development & Design: Traps, Trade-offs, and Triumphs CEE 260: Environmental and Sustainable Engineering Principles Lecture #2: Sustainable Development and Design, Steven J. Skerlos Overview What environmental pollution problems are you aware of? What does the concept of environmental sustainability mean to you? Won’t the government solve the problem? What is “sustainable development”? What is meant by an “environmental footprint”? Whose problem is sustainable development? Why is sustainable development a “design problem”? 9 What is “sustainable design”? 9 What is a sustainable design “trap, trade-off, or triumph”? CEE 260: Environmental and Sustainable Engineering Principles Lecture #2: Sustainable Development and Design, Steven J. Skerlos Won’t the Government Solve the Problem? EPA Regulations = 2% of GDP (1990); 2.6% of GDP (1997) ± Air Pollution Clean Air Act (’70, ’77, ’90) ± Water Pollution Clean Water Act (’72) Safe Drinking Water Act (’74) ± Land Pollution Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (’76) Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (’80, ’86) ± Non Media Specific Toxic Substances Control Act Hazardous Materials Transportation Act CEE 260: Introduction to Environmental and Sustainable Engineering Lecture #1: Motivation and an Overview, Steven J. Skerlos CEE 260: Environmental and Sustainable Engineering Principles Lecture #2: Sustainable Development and Design, Steven J. Skerlos EPA Claims $10 to $100 Gained for Every $1 Spent So Again… Why Are we Still Talking About this Issue? More Targets Have Emerged To what extent do these laws address resource scarcity/efficiency for materials, energy, and biodiversity? z EuE: EcoDesign of End Use Equipment (EuE) accumulation of electronic wastes? z Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) prevention of toxics in environment? z Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) climate change? z Kyoto Protocol targets
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CEE 260: Environmental and Sustainable Engineering Principles Lecture #2: Sustainable Development and Design, Steven J. Skerlos The New Frontier Diminution of Regional and Global Capacity to Deal with Anthropogenic Emissions Example: Carbon Dioxide
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