Implementing Industrial Ecology: Methodological Tools and Reflections for Constructing a Sustainable Development, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Implementing Industrial Ecology

Methodological Tools and Reflections for Constructing a Sustainable Development, 1st Edition

Edited by Cyril Adoue

CRC Press

166 pages | 1 Color Illus. | 35 B/W Illus.

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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

About the Editor

Cyril Adoue: Systèmes Durables, Auterive, France

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NATURE / Ecology
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General