Sustainable Engineering Study Guide
What is sustainability?
Holding up human existence
What is sustainable development?
Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future
generations to meet their own needs
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23 March 2015
Product: Green Book (Examination Book)
Company: Roaring Spring Paper Products
Goal: Conduct a Streamline Life Cycle Assessment for the Green Book in order to
identify stages in the
20 February 2015
New Article: Life Cycle Assessment of Bioethanol Production from Woodchips with
Modifications in the Pretreatment Process
HW8 Article: LCA-measured environmental improvements in Pampers diapers
Minimum of 30% Post Consumer-Waste, FSC&SFI
certification signifies responsible forest management
Lumbering is the most energy intensive method of
Education, Health, Community Economic development, Environment, Youth in
Peace Corps volunteers solve grass roots problems; they conduct community
assessments (community system: structure, resources, & needs); they are
16 February 2015
Define a suitable functional unit for the life cycle system for spray versus rollerapplied paint. Discuss and justify your answer
A suitable functional unit would be area painted per unit time as both tools
What are the purpose and 2 uses of an LCA for engineers?
An LCA is a cradle to grave approach to assessing industrial systems.
It is used to identify the best products, processes, or services with the least effect on
"Ask Pablo: Is It Really Better To Recycle Paper?" TreeHugger. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Mar.
"Frequent Questions | Paper Recycling." EPA. En
18 February 2015
What are the strengths and weaknesses of the research? How relevant are the
results? 3 research questions are posed in the Discussion sectionHow relevant are
those questions? What other research questions coul
(Areas of Environmental Concern)
Solid Residue Liquid
End of Life
Cradle to Grave Process:
The tree is severed from the stump by a chainsaw in steep terrain and by a feller
buncher on flat terrain. The tree is then extracted from the forest by a skidder. The tree is
then delimbed, topped, and bucked using a chainsaw.
Making consumption patterns sustainable is one of the greatest current challenges to
humanity. It requires timely and concerted action of government, firms, and consumers. In this
production-consumption model, the resources ar
Through the 12 Principles of Green Engineering
Green Engineering: It is the development and commercialization of industrial processes that are
economically feasible and reduce the risk to human health and the environment.
12 Principles of Green Engineerin
How will global warming affect the production-consumption model discussed in class?
Global warming is the greatest humanitarian crisis of our time, responsible for rising
seas, raging storms, searing heat, ferocious fires, severe drought, and punishing fl
APPROPIATE AND SOUND TECHNOLOGIES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Engineering and technology are the tools which transform knowledge and scientific
results into benefits for society. In this sense engineering could be considered as the bridge
The analysis on The Story of Solutions
The Story of Solutions explores how we can move our economy in a more sustainable
and just direction, starting with orienting ourselves toward a new goal. In the video, it focuses on
the cumulative effect of empoweri