RS 301 - World Energy Statistics

RS 301 - World Energy Statistics - RS 301 Professor Wolf...

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RS 301 Professor Wolf Cal Poly Pomona Fall 2009 An Overview of World Energy Statistics Why energy matters o Consider your activities during your first 15minutes of the day. + How many involve some external source of energy? + Why do they involve some external source ofenergy? o Effects of culture/lifestyle--why do we live thisway? + From an individual perspective + From a larger societal perspective Industrial Design/Ecological Design * “Industrial systems are the products of recent Westerntechnology, in its purest form, shaped by engineeringcriteria that seek high levels of productivity andoperational efficiency to the virtual exclusion of other concerns.” * Regenerative systems by contrast are enmeshed innatural and social processes in ways that make theirpurposes far more complex. While technology remainsthe means for augmenting nature, it ideally becomes afactor within the larger social and ecological context. . .[They] function as integral parts of the communitiesthey serve.” • “A regenerative system provides for continuous replacement, through its ownfunctional processes, or the
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