1st Edition

Implementing Industrial Ecology
Methodological Tools and Reflections for Constructing a Sustainable Development

ISBN 9781578087006
Published December 7, 2010 by CRC Press
168 Pages 1 Color & 35 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book is the fruit of the author’s six years of research and fieldwork undertaken while at the Centre for Sustainable Development Research and Interdisciplinary Studies—Troyes University of Technology. The research and field work were concentrated on material and energy flow loops, the principal tool that industrial ecology puts forward in order to limit environmental and economic impacts caused by the abuse of natural resources. The book is aimed at those responsible for providing a bit of substance to the objective of sustainable development. It also aims to disseminate this information towards future caretakers of the planet who today occupy seats at universities.

Table of Contents

Man, A Problematic Resident
The Industrial Society and Its Environmental Impacts
The Tools Used to Manage These Impacts

Industrial Ecology, a Global Approach for a Global Problem
A Few Historical Markers
Diagnosis Tools
Growth Dematerialization Tools
Material and Energy Flow Loops and Sustainable Development

Material, Water and Energy Flow Loops, the Essential Questions
Searching For Territorial Synergies
The Necessity For A Systemic Approach
A Territory?
Analysis of the "Territory" System
Information, a Starting Point for Synergy Creation

Feasibility of Eco Industrial Synergies
Synergy Creation, Several Feasibility Criteria
Qualitative and Technical Feasibility
The Influence of Regulations
Quantitative and Economic Feasibility
The Cultural Factor
Environmental Feasibility of Synergies

Tools and Methods for Implementing a Lasting Approach
Creating a Collaborative Dynamic
Creating Synergy Information: The Existing Tools
Environmental Assessment of Synergies

What Perspectives for Material and Energy Flow Loops?
Material and Energy Flux Loops, an Expanding Idea That Should be Accompanied by the Public Authorities
Eco-Industrial Development: Many Inquiries Still to be Made
Essential Connections with other Approaches

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Cyril Adoue: Systèmes Durables, Auterive, France