Sustainability in Engineering Design

Sustainability in Engineering Design
Author: Anthony Johnson,Andy Gibson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 419
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 9780080993690
ISBN 13: 0080993699
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability in Engineering Design Book Review:

"Sustainability in engineering design focusses on designers as the driving force behind sustainable products. To encourage these designers, the 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 the measurement of sustainability, intellectual property protection, 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 and primary case studies to aid comprehension." -- Back cover.

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

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

Engineering for Sustainability

Engineering for Sustainability
Author: Gerald Jonker,Jan Harmsen
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 110
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0444538461
ISBN 13: 9780444538468
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engineering for Sustainability Book Review:

Preface -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Setting up a design assignment -- 3. Structuring the sustainability context -- 4. Creating design solutions -- 5. Acquiring sustainable design competences.

Sustainability Engineering

Sustainability Engineering
Author: Jeffery Perl
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2016-07-07
ISBN 10: 3319324950
ISBN 13: 9783319324951
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability Engineering Book Review:

This book explores sustainability engineering through the lens of the manufacturing and chemical process industries to elucidate the safe and economic implementation of process designs used to transform raw materials into useful finished products. The author applies the tenets of sustainability science to develop an engineering methodology that supports the perpetual availability of raw materials through recycling/reuse/repurposing, incorporates inexhaustible supplies, such as solar energy and municipal waste, and encompasses the husbandry of these resources in a manner that minimizes negative environmental impacts. Anyone involved in the design or manufacture of chemicals, or the upgrade of existing manufacturing processes, will benefit from this book’s suggestions for identifying improvement options, while adding the pivotal aspect of sustainability to the usual cost and safety equation optimization elements.

Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design

Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design
Author: Mohammad Dastbaz,Chris Gorse
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 389
Release: 2016-05-19
ISBN 10: 3319326465
ISBN 13: 9783319326467
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design Book Review:

This book focuses on the impacts of the built environment, and how to predict and measure the benefits and consequences of changes taking place to address sustainability in the development and building industries. It draws together the best treatments of these subjects from the Leeds Sustainability Institute’s inaugural International Conference on Sustainability, Ecology, Engineering, Design for Society (SEEDS). The focus of discussion is on understanding how buildings and spaces are designed and nurtured to obtain optimal outcomes in energy efficiency and environmental impacts. In addition to examining technical issues such as modeling energy performance, emphasis is placed on the health and well-being of occupants. This holistic approach addresses the interdependence of people with the built and natural environments. The book’s contents reflect the interdisciplinary and international collaboration critical to assembly of the knowledge required for positive change.

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.

Sustainable Infrastructure

Sustainable Infrastructure
Author: S. Bry Sarte
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2010-09-07
ISBN 10: 0470453613
ISBN 13: 9780470453612
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Infrastructure Book Review:

As more factors, perspectives, and metrics are incorporated into the planning and building process, the roles of engineers and designers are increasingly being fused together. Sustainable Infrastructure explores this trend with in-depth look at sustainable engineering practices in an urban design as it involves watershed master-planning, green building, optimizing water reuse, reclaiming urban spaces, green streets initiatives, and sustainable master-planning. This complete guide provides guidance on the role creative thinking and collaborative team-building play in meeting solutions needed to affect a sustainable transformation of the built environment.

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

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

Sustainable Engineering

Sustainable Engineering
Author: David T. Allen,David R. Shonnard
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-12-28
ISBN 10: 0132756587
ISBN 13: 9780132756587
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Engineering Book Review:

Assessing Engineering Designs for Environmental, Economic, and Social Impact Engineers will play a central role in addressing one of the twenty-first century’s key challenges: the development of new technologies that address societal needs and wants within the constraints imposed by limited natural resources and the need to protect environmental systems. To create tomorrow’s sustainable products, engineers must carefully consider environmental, economic, and social factors in evaluating their designs. Fortunately, quantitative tools for incorporating sustainability concepts into engineering designs and performance metrics are now emerging. Sustainable Engineering introduces these tools and shows how to apply them. Building on widely accepted principles they first introduced in Green Engineering, David T. Allen and David R. Shonnard discuss key aspects of designing sustainable systems in any engineering discipline. Their powerful, unified approach integrates essential engineering and quantitative design skills, industry perspectives, and case studies, enabling engineering professionals, educators, and students to incorporate sustainability throughout their work. Coverage includes A concise review of the natural resource and environmental challenges engineers face when designing for sustainability Analysis and legislative frameworks for addressing environmental issues and sustainability Methods for identifying green and sustainable materials Principles for improving the sustainability of engineering designs Tools for evaluating sustainable designs and monetizing their benefits

Introduction to Sustainability for Engineers

Introduction to Sustainability for Engineers
Author: Toolseeram Ramjeawon
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2020-02-13
ISBN 10: 1000026728
ISBN 13: 9781000026726
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Sustainability for Engineers Book Review:

Introduction to Sustainability for Engineers aims to incorporate sustainability into curricula for undergraduate engineering students. The book starts with an introduction to the concept of sustainability, outlining core principles for sustainable development to guide engineering practice and decision making, including key tools aimed at enabling, measuring and communicating sustainability. It also describes concepts as life cycle assessment, environmental economics, related institutional architecture and policy framework, business context of sustainability, and sustainable buildings and infrastructure. Appendices at the end of the book presents a summary of key concepts, strategies and tools introduced in the main text. Five Key Benefits: A comprehensive textbook for engineering students to develop competency in sustainability. Presents a framework for engineers to put sustainability into practice. Presents the link between sustainability and the design process. It shows the application of a sustainable engineering design process for putting sustainability into practice. There are well woven case studies and links to websites for learning in various engineering disciplines. Includes challenging exercises at the end of each chapter that will inspire students and stimulate discussion in the class.

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

Environmental Engineering

Environmental Engineering
Author: Anne Elizabeth Maczulak
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 213
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0816072000
ISBN 13: 9780816072002
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Engineering Book Review:

Discusses ways to use aerodynamics, landscape design, solar energy, microclimates, and sustainable manufacturing for ecological or "green" development.

Environmental Engineering

Environmental Engineering
Author: James R. Mihelcic,Julie B. Zimmerman
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2014-01-13
ISBN 10: 1118741498
ISBN 13: 9781118741498
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Engineering Book Review:

Environmental Engineering: Fundamentals, Sustainability, Design presents civil engineers with an introduction to chemistry and biology, through a mass and energy balance approach. ABET required topics of emerging importance, such as sustainable and global engineering are also covered. Problems, similar to those on the FE and PE exams, are integrated at the end of each chapter. Aligned with the National Academy of Engineering’s focus on managing carbon and nitrogen, the 2nd edition now includes a section on advanced technologies to more effectively reclaim nitrogen and phosphorous. Additionally, readers have immediate access to web modules, which address a specific topic, such as water and wastewater treatment. These modules include media rich content such as animations, audio, video and interactive problem solving, as well as links to explorations. Civil engineers will gain a global perspective, developing into innovative leaders in sustainable development.

Sustainable Engineering

Sustainable Engineering
Author: Catherine Mulligan
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2019-01-30
ISBN 10: 0429639961
ISBN 13: 9780429639968
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Engineering Book Review:

Sustainable Engineering: Principles and Implementation provides a comprehensive overview of the interdisciplinary field of sustainability as it applies to engineering and methods for implementation of sustainable practices. Due to increasing constraints on resources and on the environment and effects of climate change, engineers are being faced with new challenges. While it is generally believed that the concepts of sustainable design must be adhered to so that future generations may be protected, the execution and practice of these concepts are very difficult. It is therefore the focus of this book to give both a conceptual understanding as well as practical skills to apply sustainable engineering principles to engineering design. This book introduces relevant theory, principles, and ethical expectations for engineers, presents concepts related to industrial ecology, green engineering, and eco-design, and details frameworks that indicate the challenges and constraints of applying sustainable development principles. It describes the tools, protocols, and guidelines that are currently available through case studies and examples from around the world. The book is designed to be used by undergraduate and graduate students in any engineering program (with particular emphasis on civil, environmental and chemical engineering) and other programs in which sustainability is taught, in addition to practicing scientists and engineers and all others concerned with the sustainability of products, projects and processes. Specific Features: Discusses sources of contaminants and their impact on the environment Addresses sustainable assessment techniques, policies, protocols and guidelines Describes new tools and technologies for achieving sustainable engineering Includes social and economic sustainability dimensions Offers case studies demonstrating implementation of sustainable engineering practices

Whole System Design

Whole System Design
Author: Peter Stasinopoulos
Publsiher: Earthscan
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2013-01-11
ISBN 10: 1849773777
ISBN 13: 9781849773775
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Whole System Design Book Review:

Whole System Design is increasingly being seen as one of the most cost-effective ways to both increase the productivity and reduce the negative environmental impacts of an engineered system. A focus on design is critical as the output from this stage of the project locks in most of the economic and environmental performance of the designed system throughout its life which can span from a few years to many decades. Indeed it is now widely acknowledged that all designers - particularly engineers architects and industrial designers - need to be able to understand and implement a whole system design approach. This book provides a clear design methodology based on leading efforts in the field and is supported by worked examples that demonstrate how advances in energy materials and water productivity can be achieved through applying an integrated approach to sustainable engineering. Chapters 1-5 outline the approach and explain how it can be implemented to enhance the established Systems Engineering framework. Chapters 6-10 demonstrate through detailed worked examples the application of the approach to industrial pumping systems passenger vehicles electronics and computer systems temperature control of buildings and domestic water systems. Published with The Natural Edge Project the World Federation of Engineering Organizations UNESCO and the Australian Government.

Sustainable Engineering

Sustainable Engineering
Author: Bhavik R. Bakshi
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 490
Release: 2019-06-13
ISBN 10: 1108420451
ISBN 13: 9781108420457
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Engineering Book Review:

A multidisciplinary introduction to sustainable engineering exploring challenges and solutions through practical examples and exercises.

Urban Engineering for Sustainability

Urban Engineering for Sustainability
Author: Sybil Derrible
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2019-12-03
ISBN 10: 0262356759
ISBN 13: 9780262356756
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Engineering for Sustainability Book Review:

A textbook that introduces integrated, sustainable design of urban infrastructures, drawing on civil engineering, environmental engineering, urban planning, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and computer science. This textbook introduces urban infrastructure from an engineering perspective, with an emphasis on sustainability. Bringing together both fundamental principles and practical knowledge from civil engineering, environmental engineering, urban planning, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and computer science, the book transcends disciplinary boundaries by viewing urban infrastructures as integrated networks. The text devotes a chapter to each of five engineering systems—electricity, water, transportation, buildings, and solid waste—covering such topics as fundamentals, demand, management, technology, and analytical models. Other chapters present a formal definition of sustainability; discuss population forecasting techniques; offer a history of urban planning, from the Neolithic era to Kevin Lynch and Jane Jacobs; define and discuss urban metabolism and infrastructure integration, reviewing system interdependencies; and describe approaches to urban design that draw on complexity theory, algorithmic models, and machine learning. Throughout, a hypothetical city state, Civitas, is used to explain and illustrate the concepts covered. Each chapter includes working examples and problem sets. An appendix offers tables, diagrams, and conversion factors. The book can be used in advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in civil engineering and as a reference for practitioners. It can also be helpful in preparation for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) and Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) exams.

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.