Lecture6Tools&Frameworks

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Sustainability Frameworks and Tools Lecture 6
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Frameworks: general view of how to implement sustainability The CERES Principles (General) The Hannover Principles (Built Environment) Natural Systems Behavior (General) Biomimicry (Design) Natural Capitalism (General) The Natural Step (General) Industrial Ecology (Industry) Factor 4 and Factor 10 LEED? Tools: methods of determining where we are, how we are doing, and how to make decisions Ecological Footprint Ecological Rucksack Ecoefficiency Ecolabeling Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Life Cycle Costing (LCC) Environmental Management and Auditing Scheme (EMAS) ISO 14001
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Ceres Principles Protection of the biosphere Sustainable use of natural resources Reduction and disposal of wastes Energy conservation Risk reduction Safe products and services Environmental restoration Informing the public Management commitment Audits and reports
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Hannover Principles Rights of humanity and nature to co-exist Interdependence between humans and nature Respect relationships between spirit and matter Responsibility for consequences of design Safe objects of long-term value Eliminate the concept of waste Rely on natural energy flows Understand the limitations of design Share knowledge for constant improvement
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Biomimicry Term coined by Janine Benyus in a book of the same name in 1997 Definition: The conscious emulation of life’s genius Innovation inspired by nature Doing it nature’s way A potential framework for sustainable development and industry
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Biomimicry (Benyus) Ten lessons Four steps to a biomimetic future 1. Quieting: immerse ourselves in nature 2. Listening: interview the flora and fauna of our own planet 3. Echoing: encourage biologists and engineers to collaborate, using nature as model and measure 4. Stewarding: preserve life’s diversity and genius
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Biomimicry (cont’d) With respect to materials, nature has four approaches 1. Life friendly manufacturing processes 2. An ordered hierarchy of structures 3. Self-assembly 4. Templating of crystals with proteins Bottom line: nature sets the precedents and humans must follow
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www.biomimicry.org
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Natural Capitalism, Creating the Next Industrial Revolution, Hawkens et al.,1999
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The Natural Step A Global Framework for Sustainable Development 11/25/00
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The Purpose of The Natural Step To develop and share a common framework comprised of easily understood, scientifically-based principles that can serve as a compass to guide society toward a just and sustainable future.
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The Natural Step Created by Karl Henrik-Robèrt, a Swedish oncologist, in 1989. He noted the connection between human illness and toxics in the environment. Developed in collaboration with 50 Swedish scientist, 21 iterations
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This note was uploaded on 08/27/2011 for the course BCN 6585 taught by Professor Kibert during the Fall '08 term at University of Florida.

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