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

Design for Sustainability Open Access

Design for Sustainability  Open Access
Author: Fabrizio Ceschin,İdil Gaziulusoy
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2019-08-21
ISBN 10: 0429851952
ISBN 13: 9780429851957
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Design for Sustainability Open Access Book Review:

This book discusses the most significant ways in which design has been applied to sustainability challenges using an evolutionary perspective. It puts forward an innovation framework that is capable of coherently integrating multiple design for sustainability (DfS) approaches developed so far. It is now widely understood that design can and must play a crucial role in the societal transformations towards sustainability. Design can in fact act as a catalyst to trigger and support innovation, and can help to shape the world at different levels: from materials to products, product–service systems, social organisations and socio-technical systems. This book offers a unique perspective on how DfS has evolved in the past decades across these innovation levels, and provides insights on its promising and necessary future development directions. For design scholars, this book will trigger and feed the academic debate on the evolution of DfS and its next research frontiers. For design educators, the book can be used as a supporting tool to design courses and programmes on DfS. For bachelor’s and master’s level design, engineering and management students, the book can be a general resource to provide an understanding of the historical evolution of DfS. For design practitioners and businesses, the book offers a rich set of practical examples, design methods and tools to apply the various DfS approaches in practice, and an innovation framework which can be used as a tool to support change in organisations that aim to integrate DfS in their strategy and processes.

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

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

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

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

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

Designing for Sustainability

Designing for Sustainability
Author: Tim Frick
Publsiher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2016-08-23
ISBN 10: 1491935723
ISBN 13: 9781491935729
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Designing for Sustainability Book Review:

Pixels use electricity, and a lot of it. If the Internet were a country, it would be the sixth largest in terms of electricity use. That’s because today’s average web page has surpassed two megabytes in size, leading to slow load times, frustrated users, and a lot of wasted energy. With this practical guide, your web design team will learn how to apply sustainability principles for creating speedy, user-friendly, and energy-efficient digital products and services. Author Tim Frick introduces a web design framework that focuses on four key areas where these principles can make a difference: content strategy, performance optimization, design and user experience, and green hosting. You’ll discover how to provide users with a streamlined experience, while reducing the environmental impact of your products and services. Learn why 90% of the data that ever existed was created in the last year Use sustainability principles to innovate, reduce waste, and function more efficiently Explore green hosting, sustainable business practices, and lean/agile workflows Put the right things in front of users at precisely the moment they need them—and nothing more Increase site search engine visibility, streamline user experience, and make streaming video more efficient Use Action Items to explore concepts outlined in each chapter

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.

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: 1315359979
ISBN 13: 9781315359977
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

Design for Sustainability

Design for Sustainability
Author: Tracy Bhamra,Vicky Lofthouse
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2016-04-22
ISBN 10: 1317152352
ISBN 13: 9781317152354
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Design for Sustainability Book Review:

Design for Sustainability is a practical approach to design which focuses on the challenges and issues faced by those designing consumer products in the 21st Century. It is written from a design perspective and aimed at both professional and student industrial and product designers, and those involved in managing design. The book begins by summarising the historical and current issues of the environmental debate in the context of sustainable product development, highlighting the benefits gained from considering the impact on the environment and issues of sustainability when designing. The authors answer the questions: What is sustainable product development and why is it important? What are the main drivers of sustainable product development? They explain how design can help to control human impact on the environment by not only minimising pollution, waste, energy use and use of scarce resources, but also by thinking outside the box to create systems and services that can reduce the number of products manufactured. The aim is to put sustainable development within a commercial context and introduce a new focus for design. Design for Sustainability outlines and assesses the methods, tools and techniques available to designers, both for design innovation and design improvement. A wide range of case studies are presented across a number of product sectors including electrical goods, IT and furniture. Initially they demonstrate product improvement and redesign, examples include those that reduce waste, pollution and energy consumption, designing for recycling and reuse of parts. Further examples are then provided exemplifying the more radical approach of system and service design. The final section takes the reader through a whole sustainable design project from start to finish, from brief to manufacture. References and sources of information are also included.

Materials and Sustainable Development

Materials and Sustainable Development
Author: Michael F. Ashby
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2015-01-19
ISBN 10: 012802562X
ISBN 13: 9780128025628
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Materials and Sustainable Development Book Review:

This book, from noted materials selection authority Mike Ashby, provides a structure and framework for analyzing sustainable development and the role of materials in it. The aim is to introduce ways of exploring sustainable development to readers in a way that avoids simplistic interpretations and approaches complexity in a systematic way. There is no completely "right" answer to questions of sustainable development – instead, there is a thoughtful, well-researched response that recognizes concerns of stakeholders, the conflicting priorities and the economic, legal and social aspects of a technology as well as its environmental legacy. The intent is not to offer solutions to sustainability challenges but rather to improve the quality of discussion and enable informed, balanced debate. Winner of a 2016 Most Promising New Textbook Award from the Textbook and Academic Authors Association Describes sustainable development in increasingly detailed progression, from a broad overview to specific tools and methods Six chapter length case studies on such topics as biopolymers, electric cars, bamboo, and lighting vividly illustrate the sustainable development process from a materials perspective Business and economic aspects are covered in chapters on corporate sustainability and the "circular materials economy" Support for course use includes online solutions manual and image bank

Product Service System Design for Sustainability

Product Service System Design for Sustainability
Author: Carlo Vezzoli,Cindy Kohtala,Amrit Srinivasan,Liu Xin,Moi Fusakul,Deepta Sateesh,J.C. Diehl
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 524
Release: 2017-09-08
ISBN 10: 1351277987
ISBN 13: 9781351277983
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Product Service System Design for Sustainability Book Review:

This book, based on a huge European and Asian research project, is a state-of-the-art examination of the theory and practice of system innovation through Product-Service System (PSS) design for sustainability from a trans-cultural viewpoint. PSS design incorporates innovative strategies that shift businesses away from simply designing and selling physical products to developing integrated systems of products and services that satisfy human needs. The book provides background, advice and tools for designers interested in sustainable PSSs and has a wealth of case studies for practitioners to digest.

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

Sustainable Design for Renewable Processes

Sustainable Design for Renewable Processes
Author: Mariano Martín
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 684
Release: 2021-10-31
ISBN 10: 0128243252
ISBN 13: 9780128243251
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Design for Renewable Processes Book Review:

Sustainable Design for Renewable Processes: Principles and Case Studies covers the basic technologies to collect and process renewable resources and raw materials and transform them into useful products. Starting with basic principles on process analysis, integration and optimization that also addresses challenges, the book then discusses applied principles using a number of examples and case studies that cover biomass, waste, solar, water and wind as resources, along with a set of technologies including gasification, pyrolysis, hydrolysis, digestion, fermentation, solar thermal, solar photovoltaics, electrolysis, energy storage, etc. The book includes examples, exercises and models using Python, Julia, MATLAB, GAMS, EXCEL, CHEMCAD or ASPEN. This book shows students the challenges posed by renewable-based processes by presenting fundamentals, case studies and step-by-step analyses of renewable resources. Hence, this is an ideal and comprehensive reference for Masters and PhD students, engineers and designers. Addresses the fundamentals and applications of renewable energy process design for all major resources, including biomass, solar, wind, geothermal, waste and water Provides detailed case studies, step-by-step instructions, and guidance for each renewable energy technology Presents models and simulations for a wide variety of platforms, including state-of-the-art and open access platforms in addition to well-known commercial software

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

Sustainable Design

Sustainable Design
Author: Daniel A. Vallero,Chris Brasier
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2008-04-25
ISBN 10: 0470130628
ISBN 13: 9780470130629
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Design Book Review:

Scientific Principles to Guide Sustainable Design Decisions From thermodynamics to fluid dynamics to computational chemistry, this book sets forth the scientific principles underlying the need for sustainable design, explaining not just the "hows" of sustainable design and green engineering, but also the "whys." Moreover, it provides readers with the scientific principles needed to guide their own sustainable design decisions. Throughout the book, the authors draw from their experience in architecture, civil engineering, environmental engineering, planning, and public policy in order to build an understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of sustainable design. Written to enable readers to take a more scientific approach to sustainable design, the book offers many practical features, including: Case studies presenting the authors' firsthand accounts of actual green projects Lessons learned from Duke University's Smart House Program that demonstrate the concepts and techniques discussed in the book Exercises that encourage readers to use their newfound knowledge to solve green design problems Figures, tables, and sidebars illustrating key concepts and summarizing important points For architects, designers, and engineers, this book enables them to not only implement green design methods, but also to choose these methods based on science. With its many examples, case studies, and exercises, the book is also an ideal textbook for students in civil and environmental engineering, construction, and architectural engineering.

Green Chemistry for Sustainable Textiles

Green Chemistry for Sustainable Textiles
Author: Nabil Ibrahim,Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2021-07-23
ISBN 10: 032385365X
ISBN 13: 9780323853651
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Chemistry for Sustainable Textiles Book Review:

Green Chemistry for Sustainable Textiles: Modern Design and Approaches provides a comprehensive survey of the latest methods in green chemistry for the reduction of the textile industry’s environmental impact. In recent years industrial R&D has been exploring more sustainable chemicals as well as eco-friendly technologies in the textile wet processing chain, leading to a range of new techniques for sustainable textile manufacture. This book discusses and explores basic principles of green chemistry and their implementation along with other aspects of cleaner production strategies, as well as new and emerging textile technologies, providing a comprehensive reference for readers at all levels. Potential benefits to industry from the techniques covered in this book include: Savings in water, energy and chemical consumption, waste minimization as well as disposal cost reduction, and production of high added value sustainable textile products to satisfy consumer demands for comfort, safety, aesthetic, and multi-functional performance properties. Innovative emerging methods are covered as well as popular current technologies, creating a comprehensive reference that facilitates comparisons between methods Evaluates the fundamental green chemistry principles as drivers for textile sustainability Explains how and why to use renewable green chemicals in the textile wet processing chain

Plastics and Sustainability Grey is the New Green

Plastics and Sustainability Grey is the New Green
Author: Michael Tolinski,Conor P. Carlin
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-05-11
ISBN 10: 1119592011
ISBN 13: 9781119592013
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plastics and Sustainability Grey is the New Green Book Review:

Plastics & Sustainability clearly lays out the thorny and contentious issues that we encounter at the nexus of plastics and sustainability. The book serves as a practical guide for making sustainability decisions about how plastics are made and used, including current developments in the newest bio-based plastics. Designers, marketers, academics, and engineers will all find something of value in this balanced and thoughtful second edition. Increased public scrutiny of plastics materials and the plastics industry has led, paradoxically, to both a deeper understanding and growing confusion about polymers, their origins, their uses, their risks, and ultimately their disposal. The author makes objective comparisons among major polymer grades and bioplastics including their life cycle assessments and practical performance in commercial applications.

Design for Sustainability

Design for Sustainability
Author: Tracy Bhamra,Vicky Lofthouse
Publsiher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9780566087042
ISBN 13: 0566087049
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Design for Sustainability Book Review:

In this book, the authors answer the questions: What is sustainable product development and why is it important? What are the main drivers of sustainable product development? They explain how design can help to control human impact on the environment by not only minimising pollution, waste, energy use and use of scarce resources, but also by thinking outside the box to create systems and services that can reduce the number of products manufactured. The aim is to put sustainable development within a commercial context and introduce a new focus for design.