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Unformatted text preview: There is no accepted definition of sustainable eng But the concepts may be • Eng with context • Eng with conscience • Eng for a finite planet and indefinite future “In our every deliberation we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations Traditional vs. Sustainable Engineering Traditional eng Consider the object Focus on technical issues Solve immediate problem Consider local context (user) Assumes others will deal with politics, ethics & societal issues Sustainable eng Considers system within object Integrates to solve the problem for indefinite future Considers global context *planet* Acknowledges the engineer’s need to interact with experts in other disciplines related to the problem TOOLS Eco industrial parks • Gather industries into one area Pollution prevention Design for disassembly • Every part is labelled and is possible to recycle properly Triple bottom Line • TBL or 3BL • People Planet Profit • Design must expand to include social environment...
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This note was uploaded on 09/26/2010 for the course ENGINEERIN 1ZZ5,1D03, taught by Professor Danielson during the Fall '10 term at McMaster University.
- Fall '10