Design for Sustainability

Design for Sustainability
Author: S.M. Sapuan,Muhd Ridzuan Mansor
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 498
Release: 2021-03-13
ISBN 10: 0128194421
ISBN 13: 9780128194423
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Design for Sustainability Book Review:

Design for Sustainability: Green Materials and Processes provides fundamental and practical knowledge surrounding product development applications throughout the entire lifecycle of green materials, ranging from conceptual design, material and manufacturing process selection, and environmental lifecycle assessment. In addition, several topics covering recent advances in the application of sustainable design within the automotive, building and construction, packaging and consumer product industries are also included in this book to provide practical examples of this philosophy in current applications. Lastly, a section on implementation of design for sustainability in education is added to aid readers that wish to introduce this philosophy to younger students. This book will be beneficial to researchers, students in higher education institutions, design practitioners and engineers in private and public sector organization with aspirations to develop sustainable products in the future. Design for sustainability is one of the primary focuses in human advancement nowadays, with the aim of developing products and services that meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Provides an overview on materials and process design for sustainability Discusses theoretical aspects about design for sustainability Includes a discussion of the most recent advances and applications in design for sustainability

Green Design and Manufacturing for Sustainability

Green Design and Manufacturing for Sustainability
Author: Nand K. Jha
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 828
Release: 2015-12-02
ISBN 10: 1482282380
ISBN 13: 9781482282382
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Design and Manufacturing for Sustainability Book Review:

Written by an educator with close to 40 years of experience in developing and teaching design and manufacturing courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, Green Design and Manufacturing for Sustainability integrates green design and manufacturing within the framework of sustainability, emphasizing cost, recyclables, and reuse. It includes th

The Green Building Materials Manual

The Green Building Materials Manual
Author: Hannah Rae Roth
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 3030648885
ISBN 13: 9783030648886
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sustainability in the Design Synthesis and Analysis of Chemical Engineering Processes

Sustainability in the Design  Synthesis and Analysis of Chemical Engineering Processes
Author: Gerardo Ruiz Mercado,Heriberto Cabezas
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 426
Release: 2016-07-29
ISBN 10: 0128020644
ISBN 13: 9780128020647
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability in the Design Synthesis and Analysis of Chemical Engineering Processes Book Review:

Sustainability in the Design, Synthesis and Analysis of Chemical Engineering Processes is an edited collection of contributions from leaders in their field. It takes a holistic view of sustainability in chemical and process engineering design, and incorporates economic analysis and human dimensions. Ruiz-Mercado and Cabezas have brought to this book their experience of researching sustainable process design and life cycle sustainability evaluation to assist with development in government, industry and academia. This book takes a practical, step-by-step approach to designing sustainable plants and processes by starting from chemical engineering fundamentals. This method enables readers to achieve new process design approaches with high influence and less complexity. It will also help to incorporate sustainability at the early stages of project life, and build up multiple systems level perspectives. Ruiz-Mercado and Cabezas’ book is the only book on the market that looks at process sustainability from a chemical engineering fundamentals perspective. Improve plants, processes and products with sustainability in mind; from conceptual design to life cycle assessment Avoid retro fitting costs by planning for sustainability concerns at the start of the design process Link sustainability to the chemical engineering fundamentals

Reintroducing Materials for Sustainable Design

Reintroducing Materials for Sustainable Design
Author: Mette Bak-Andersen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 14
Release: 2021-05-07
ISBN 10: 1000372766
ISBN 13: 9781000372762
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reintroducing Materials for Sustainable Design Book Review:

Reintroducing Materials for Sustainable Design provides instrumental theory and practical guidance to bring materials back into a central role in the design process and education. To create designs that are sustainable and respond to current environmental, economic and cultural concerns, practitioners and educators require a clear framework for materials use in design and product manufacturing. While much has been written about sustainable design over the last two decades, outlining systems of sustainability and product criteria, to design for material circularity requires a detailed understanding of the physical matter that constitutes products. Designers must not just know of materials but know how to manipulate them and work with them creatively. This book responds to the gap by offering a way to acquire the material knowledge necessary to design physical objects for sustainability. It reinforces the key role and responsibility of designers and encourages designers to take back control over the ideation and manufacturing process. Finally, it discusses the educational practice involved and the potential implications for design education following implementation, addressing didactics, facilities and expertise. This guide is a must-read for designers, educators and researchers engaged in sustainable product design and materials.

Green Design Materials and Manufacturing Processes

Green Design  Materials and Manufacturing Processes
Author: Michael Tomlinson,John Woodward
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2013-06-06
ISBN 10: 1315879484
ISBN 13: 9781315879482
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Design Materials and Manufacturing Processes Book Review:

The rise of manufacturing intelligence is fuelling innovation in processes and products concerning a low environmental impact over the product‘s lifecycle. Sustainable intelligent manufacturing is regarded as a manufacturing paradigm for the 21st century, in the move towards the next generation of manufacturing and processing technologies. The manu

Sustainable Materials and Green Processing for Energy Conversion

Sustainable Materials and Green Processing for Energy Conversion
Author: Kuan Yew Cheong,Allen Apblett
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2021-10-08
ISBN 10: 0128230703
ISBN 13: 9780128230701
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Materials and Green Processing for Energy Conversion Book Review:

Sustainable Materials and Green Processing for Energy Conversion provides a concise reference on green processing and synthesis of materials required for the next generation of devices used in renewable energy conversion and storage. The book covers the processing of bio-organic materials, environmentally-friendly organic and inorganic sources of materials, synthetic green chemistry, bioresorbable and transient properties of functional materials, and the concept of sustainable material design. The book features chapters by worldwide experts and is an important reference for students, researchers, and engineers interested in gaining extensive knowledge concerning green processing of sustainable, green functional materials for next generation energy devices. Additionally, functional materials used in energy devices must also be able to degrade and decompose with minimum energy after being disposed of at their end-of-life. Environmental pollution is one of the global crises that endangers the life cycles of living things. There are multiple root causes of this pollution, including industrialization that demands a huge supply of raw materials for the production of products related to meeting the demands of the Internet-of-Things. As a result, improvement of material and product life cycles by incorporation of green, sustainable principles is essential to address this challenging issue. Offers a resourceful reference for readers interested in green processing of environmentally-friendly and sustainable materials for energy conversion and storage devices Focuses on designing of materials through green-processing concepts Highlights challenges and opportunities in green processing of renewable materials for energy devices

Green Materials and Environmental Chemistry

Green Materials and Environmental Chemistry
Author: Abu Zahrim Yaser,Poonam Khullar,A. K. Haghi
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2021-03-24
ISBN 10: 1000650189
ISBN 13: 9781000650181
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Materials and Environmental Chemistry Book Review:

The world faces significant challenges as the population and consumption continue to grow while nonrenewable fossil fuels and other raw materials are depleted at ever-increasing rates. Moreover, environmental consciousness and a penchant for thinking in terms of material cycles have caught on with consumers: the use of environmentally compatible materials and production methods is desired. This volume, Green Materials and Environmental Chemistry: New Production Technologies, Unique Properties, and Applications takes a technical approach to address these issues using green design and analysis. This book provides an overview of the latest developments in environmental chemistry and sustainable materials written by experts in their respective research areas. This interdisciplinary volume offers research with the aim to minimize environmental impacts across all lifecycle phases in the design and engineering of products, processes, and systems as just one possible approach to addressing the larger issue of sustainability that includes environmental, economic, and social aspects.

Green Design Materials and Manufacturing Processes

Green Design  Materials and Manufacturing Processes
Author: Helena Bartolo,Paulo Jorge Da Silva Bartolo,Nuno Manuel Fernandes Alves,Artur Jorge Mateus,Henrique Amorim Almeida,Ana Cristina Soares Lemos,Flávio Craveiro,Carina Ramos,Igor Reis,Lina Durão,Telma Ferreira,José Pinto Duarte,Filipa Roseta,Eduardo Castro e Costa,Filipe Quaresma,João Paulouro Neves
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2013-06-06
ISBN 10: 1138000469
ISBN 13: 9781138000469
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Design Materials and Manufacturing Processes Book Review:

The rise of manufacturing intelligence is fuelling innovation in processes and products concerning a low environmental impact over the product’s lifecycle. Sustainable intelligent manufacturing is regarded as a manufacturing paradigm for the 21st century, in the move towards the next generation of manufacturing and processing technologies. The manufacturing industry has reached a turning point in its evolution and new business opportunities are emerging. With sustainable development arises the immense challenge of combining innovative ideas regarding design, materials and products with non-polluting processes and technologies, conserving energy and other natural resources. On the other hand, sustainability has become a key concern for government policies, businesses and the general public. Model cities are embracing novel ecosystems, combining environmental, social and economic issues in more inclusive and integrated frameworks. Green Design, Materials and Manufacturing Processes includes essential research in the field of sustainable intelligent manufacturing and related topics, making a significant contribution to further development of these fields. The volume contains reviewed papers presented at the 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Intelligent Manufacturing, conjointly organized by the Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, and the Faculty of Architecture, Technical University of Lisbon, both in Portugal. This event was held at the facilities of the Faculty of Architecture, Lisbon, from June 26 to June 29, 2013. A wide range of topics is covered, such as Eco Design and Innovation, Energy Efficiency, Green and Smart Manufacturing, Green Transportation, Life-Cycle Engineering, Renewable Energy Technologies, Reuse and Recycling Techniques, Smart Design, Smart Materials, Sustainable Business Models and Sustainable Construction. Green Design, Materials and Manufacturing Processes is intended for engineers, architects, designers, economists and manufacturers who are actively engaged in the advancement of science and technology regarding key sustainability issues, leading to more suitable, efficient and sustainable products, materials and processes.

Green and Sustainable Manufacturing of Advanced Material

Green and Sustainable Manufacturing of Advanced Material
Author: Mrityunjay Singh,Tatsuki Ohji,Rajiv Asthana
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2015-08-18
ISBN 10: 0124115268
ISBN 13: 9780124115262
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green and Sustainable Manufacturing of Advanced Material Book Review:

Sustainable development is a globally recognized mandate and it includes green or environment-friendly manufacturing practices. Such practices orchestrate with the self-healing and self-replenishing capability of natural ecosystems. Green manufacturing encompasses synthesis, processing, fabrication, and process optimization, but also testing, performance evaluation and reliability. The book shall serve as a comprehensive and authoritative resource on sustainable manufacturing of ceramics, metals and their composites. It is designed to capture the diversity and unity of methods and approaches to materials processing, manufacturing, testing and evaluation across disciplines and length scales. Each chapter incorporates in-depth technical information without compromising the delicate link between factual data and fundamental concepts or between theory and practice. Green and sustainable materials processing and manufacturing is designed as a key enabler of sustainable development. A one-stop compendium of new research and technology of green manufacturing of metals, ceramics and their composites In-depth cutting-edge treatment of synthesis, processing, fabrication, process optimization, testing, performance evaluation and reliability which are of critical importance to green manufacturing Stimulates fresh thinking and exchange of ideas and information on approaches to green materials processing across disciplines

Sustainability in Engineering Design and Construction

Sustainability in Engineering Design and Construction
Author: J. K. Yates,Daniel Castro-Lacouture
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 426
Release: 2018-09-03
ISBN 10: 131536218X
ISBN 13: 9781315362182
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability in Engineering Design and Construction Book Review:

Successfully Measure the Benefits of Green Design and Construction Sustainability in Engineering Design and Construction outlines the sustainable practices used in engineering design and construction operations for all types of engineering and construction projects. Aimed at ushering the engineering and construction industry into embracing sustainable practices and green construction techniques, this book addresses sustainability in engineering design and construction operations from a historical and global perspective, and delves into specific sustainability concepts and processes. The book explains the concepts of sustainable development, corporate social responsibility (CSR), the Dow Jones Global Sustainability Index (DJGSI), key performance indicators (KPIs), corporate sustainability, and the triple bottom line (economic, environmental, and social values in design and construction). Relevant to sustainability in every facet of engineering and construction, it also covers life-cycle environmental cost analysis, discusses sustainable engineering and site selection, the economic considerations evaluated when making sustainability decisions, and explains how to measure and quantify sustainable performance and apply these practices in the real world. It also covers project and corporate level sustainability practices, sustainable construction materials and processes, sustainable heavy construction equipment, traditional and alternative energy sources, provides implementation resources for starting and evaluating sustainability programs, and includes a checklist for measuring the sustainability of construction operations. The text contains detailed information on sustainable construction materials and processes, heavy construction equipment, and traditional and alternative energy sources. It presents information on sustainable designs, selecting sustainable sites, designing for passive survivability, designing for disassembly, and the ISO 14,000 standards. It provides implementation resources for starting and evaluating sustainability programs and a checklist for measuring the sustainability of construction operations In addition, it provides definitions of sustainability terms and expressions, as well as case studies, examples, discussion questions, and a list of supplemental references at the end of each chapter. This book provides information on: Definitions for sustainability terms Sources for locating global sustainability requirements Current sustainability issues Environmental laws related to sustainability and their implications Sustainable design Life-cycle cost assessment models Sustainable practices currently being used in the engineering and construction (E&C) industry Corporate-level sustainability practices Project-level sustainability practices Global sustainability trends and implications Sustainable materials Sustainable heavy construction equipment Traditional and alternative energy sources LEED Green Building Rating System Sustainability organizations and certification programs Sustainability implementation resources A summary of sustainable engineering design and construction

Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction

Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction
Author: Sam Kubba
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 1064
Release: 2016-10-15
ISBN 10: 0128104430
ISBN 13: 9780128104439
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction Book Review:

Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction: LEED, BREEAM, and Green Globes, Second Edition directly addresses the needs of building professionals interested in the evolving principles, strategies, and concepts of green/sustainable design. Written in an easy to understand style, the book is updated to reflect new standards to LEED. In addition, readers will find sections that cover the new standards to BREEAM that involve new construction Infrastructure, data centers, warehouses, and existing buildings. Provides vital information and penetrating insights into three of the top Green Building Codes and Standards applied Internationally Includes the latest updates for complying with LEED v4 Practices and BREEAM Presents case studies that draws on over 35 years of personal experience from across the world

Sustainability in Engineering Design

Sustainability in Engineering Design
Author: Anthony Johnson,Andy Gibson
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 442
Release: 2014-02-11
ISBN 10: 012404591X
ISBN 13: 9780124045910
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability in Engineering Design Book Review:

Designed for use in engineering design courses, and as a reference for industry professionals learning sustainable design concepts and practical methods, Sustainability in Engineering Design focuses on designers as the driving force behind sustainable products. This book introduces sustainability concepts and explains the application of sustainable methods to the engineering design process. The book also covers important design topics such as project and team management, client management, performance prediction, and the social and environmental effects of sustainable engineering design. These concepts and methods are supported with a wealth of worked examples, discussion questions, and primary case studies to aid comprehension. Applies research-based methods to achieve real-world results for rapidly evolving industry trends Focuses on design engineers as the starting point of creating sustainable design Provides practical methods and design tools to guide engineering designers in creating sustainably designed and engineering products Incorporates all aspects of sustainable engineering design, including the material selection, production, and marketing of products Includes cutting-edge sustainable design model case studies based on the authors' own research and experiences

LEED v4 Practices Certification and Accreditation Handbook

LEED v4 Practices  Certification  and Accreditation Handbook
Author: Sam Kubba
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 708
Release: 2015-11-30
ISBN 10: 0128039000
ISBN 13: 9780128039007
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

LEED v4 Practices Certification and Accreditation Handbook Book Review:

LEED v4 Practices, Certification, and Accreditation Handbook, Second Edition, provides users with a practical user-friendly roadmap that presents the guidelines for selecting the LEED v4 rating system to better fit a particular project (e.g. LEED for Building Design and Construction, LEED for Operations and Maintenance, LEED for Interior Design and Construction, LEED for Building Design and Construction, or LEED for Neighborhood Development). In addition, this comprehensive handbook carefully explains the modifications in the credentialing process, including the new 3-Tier system requiring applicants to first take the LEEDTM Green Associate exam, followed by the LEEDTM Professional Accreditation exam. Practical strategies and guidelines for applying LEED v4 project certification Annotated tables, checklists, charts, and references to "quantum leap," LEED v4 Includes case studies with special focus is put on key areas where most errors occur Demystifies LEED v4 requirements for project as well as personal/professional LEED Certification Appendixes including sample exam questions, acronyms and abbreviations and a glossary

Applications of Advanced Green Materials

Applications of Advanced Green Materials
Author: Shakeel Ahmed
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 804
Release: 2020-10-22
ISBN 10: 0128209380
ISBN 13: 9780128209387
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applications of Advanced Green Materials Book Review:

Applications of Advanced Green Materials provides a comprehensive and authoritative review on recent advancement in green materials in various applications. Each chapter is focused on a specific application of advanced green materials from packaging to sensor technology, biomedical to environmental applications, textile to catalysis to electronic shielding applications, supercapacitors, drug delivery, tissue engineering, bioelectronic, gas storage and separation, etc. This book also discusses life cycle assessment and circular economy of green materials and their future prospective. The book is unique with contributions from renowned scientists working on biopolymers and biocomposites, bioactive and biodegradable materials, composites, and metallic natural materials. This book is an essential resource for academicians, researchers, students and professionals interested in exploring potential of advanced green materials. Includes up to date information on applications of advanced green materials Each chapter is specifically discussing a particular application with examples Present a unified approach to discuss in detail about origin, synthesis and application of green materials

Sustainable Process Engineering

Sustainable Process Engineering
Author: Gyorgy Szekely
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2021-03-08
ISBN 10: 3110717131
ISBN 13: 9783110717136
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Process Engineering Book Review:

Sustainable process engineering is a methodology to design new and redesign existing processes that follow the principles of green chemistry and green engineering, and ultimately contribute to a sustainable development. The newest achievements of chemical engineering, opened new opportunities to design more efficient, safe, compact and environmentally benign chemical processes. The book provides a guide to sustainable process design applicable in various industrial fields. • Discusses the topic from a wide angle: chemistry, materials, processes, and equipment. • Includes state-of-the-art research achievements that are yet to be industrially implemented. • Transfers knowledge between chemists and chemical engineers. • QR codes direct the readers to animations, short videos, magazines, and blogs on specific topics • Worked examples deepen the understanding of the sustainable assessment of chemical manufacturing processes

Sustainable Manufacturing and Design

Sustainable Manufacturing and Design
Author: Kaushik Kumar,Divya Zindani,J. Paulo Davim
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2021-01-18
ISBN 10: 0128221615
ISBN 13: 9780128221617
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Manufacturing and Design Book Review:

Sustainable Manufacturing and Design draws together research and practices from a wide range of disciplines to help engineers design more environmentally sustainable products. Sustainable manufacturing requires that the entire manufacturing enterprise adopts sustainability goals at a system-level in decision-making, hence the scope of this book covers a wide range of viewpoints in response. Advice on recyclability, zero landfill design, sustainable quality systems, and product take-back issues make this a highly usable guide to the challenges facing engineering designers today. Contributions from around the globe are included, helping to form an international view of an issue that requires a global response. Addresses methods to reduce energy and material waste through manufacturing design Helps to troubleshoot manufacturability problems that can arise in sustainable design Includes coverage of the legislative, cultural and social impacts of sustainable manufacturing, promoting a holistic view of the subject

Packaging Sustainability

Packaging Sustainability
Author: Wendy Jedlicka
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2009-04-08
ISBN 10: 9780470412237
ISBN 13: 0470412232
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Packaging Sustainability Book Review:

How to take the lead with sustainable packaging design solutions With initiatives like the Wal-Mart Scorecard in the U.S. and the E.U.'s Packaging Directive, delivering sustainable packaging is now an integral part of today's global competitive market. Written by experts from a wide variety of fields, here is a comprehensive, single source of actionable information that enables everyone involved in the design and development process to make smart, informed decisions, opening new possibilities for creating truly innovative solutions. Wendy Jedlicka, CPP (Roseville, MN) is President of Jedlicka Design Ltd. and a member of the faculty at Minneapolis College of Art and Design's groundbreaking Sustainable Design Certificate Program. A Certified Packaging Professional, she serves as Upper Midwest Chapter Chair (o2umw.org), as well as U.S. co-coordinator for the o2 Global Green Design Network (o2.org), and contributes frequently to Packaging Design magazine's "Sustainability Update" feature column.

Applications in Design and Simulation of Sustainable Chemical Processes

Applications in Design and Simulation of Sustainable Chemical Processes
Author: Alexandre C. Dimian,Costin Sorin Bildea,Anton A. Kiss
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 754
Release: 2019-08-08
ISBN 10: 0444638865
ISBN 13: 9780444638861
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applications in Design and Simulation of Sustainable Chemical Processes Book Review:

Applications in Design and Simulation of Sustainable Chemical Processes addresses the challenging applications in designing eco-friendly but efficient chemical processes, including recent advances in chemistry and catalysis that rely on renewable raw materials. Grounded in the fundamental knowledge of chemistry, thermodynamics, chemical reaction engineering and unit operations, this book is an indispensable resource for developing and designing innovating chemical processes by employing computer simulations as an efficient conceptual tool. Targeted to graduate and post graduate students in chemical engineering, as well as to professionals, the book aims to advance their skills in process innovation and conceptual design. The work completes the book Integrated Design and Simulation of Chemical Processes by Elsevier (2014) authored by the same team. Includes comprehensive case studies of innovative processes based on renewable raw materials Outlines Process Systems Engineering approach with emphasis on systematic design methods Employs steady-state and dynamic process simulation as problem analysis and flowsheet creation tool Applies modern concepts, as process integration and intensification, for enhancing the sustainability

Materials and the Environment

Materials and the Environment
Author: M. F. Ashby
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 616
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0123859719
ISBN 13: 9780123859716
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Materials and the Environment Book Review:

Addressing the growing global concern for sustainable engineering, Materials and the Environment, 2e is the only book devoted exclusively to the environmental aspects of materials. It explains the ways in which we depend on and use materials and the consequences these have, and it introduces methods for thinking about and designing with materials within the context of minimizing environmental impact. Along with its noted in-depth coverage of material consumption, the material life-cycle, selection strategies, and legislative aspects, the second edition includes new case studies, important new chapters on Materials for Low Carbon Power and Material Efficiency, all illustrated by in-text examples and expanded exercises. This book is intended for instructors and students as well as materials engineers and product designers who need to consider the environmental implications of materials in their designs. Introduces methods and tools for thinking about and designing with materials within the context of their role in products and the environmental consequences Contains numerous case studies showing how the methods discussed in the book can be applied to real-world situations Includes full-color data sheets for 40 of the most widely used materials, featuring such environmentally relevant information as their annual production and reserves, embodied energy and process energies, carbon footprints, and recycling data New to this edition: New chapter of Case Studies of Eco-audits illustrating the rapid audit method New chapter on Materials for Low Carbon Power examines the consequences for materials supply of a major shift from fossil-fuel based power to power from renewables New chapter exploring Material Efficiency, or design and management for manufacture to provide the services we need with the least production of materials Recent news-clips from the world press that help place materials issues into a broader context.are incorporated into all chapters End-of-chapter exercises have been greatly expanded The datasheets of Chapter 15 have been updated and expanded to include natural and man-made fibers