400 pages | 80 B/W Illus.
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:
1. Sustainability and the Role of Engineering 2. A Framework for Sustainable Engineering 3. Tools and Metrics for Sustainable Engineering Practice 4. An Introduction to Life cycle Assessment 5. Introduction to Environmental Economics 6. Institutional Framework, Policy and Legislation for Sustainable Development 7. Business and Sustainability 8. Integrating Sustainability in Engineering Design 9. Sustainable Buildings and Sustainable Infrastructure 10. The Engineer and Sustainable Innovation 11. Annexes