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Sustainable Engineering Concepts, Design and Case Studies

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ISBN-10: 0132756544

ISBN-13: 9780132756549

Edition: 2012 (Revised)

Authors: David Allen, David Shonnard

List price: $65.00
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Sustainable Engineering: Design and Analysisis the first textbook to offer a unified approach and comprehensive tools for evaluating and reducing the environmental impacts of engineering designs. It builds on the authors' comprehensive benchmarking study of the incorporation of sustainability concepts in engineering curricula, and integrates well-accepted principles and methods from their highly successful textbook,Green Engineering. David Allen and David Shonnard cover everything students and professionals need to improve sustainability in any engineering discipline. They integrate coverage of sustainability concepts and lifecycle principles, quantitative engineering design principles and…    
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Book details

List price: $65.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 12/20/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.90" wide x 9.00" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 1.100

David Allen has been working in the computer field for over two decades. He has worked with international banks (Schwab, Credit Suisse, JPMorgan), technology companies, and government organizations. David is an expert in security, messaging, enterprise directories, and global-scale mission-critical systems architecture and deployment. David has been an Open Source advocate and speaker for several years. He has personally migrated over 25,000 users from Windows to Linux.

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
An Introduction to Sustainability
Introduction
The Magnitude of the Sustainability Challenge
Energy
Materials Use
Environmental Emissions
Summary
Problems
References
Risk and Life-Cycle Frameworks for Sustainability
Introduction
Risk
Life-Cycle Frameworks
Life-Cycle Assessment Tools
Summary
Problems
Appendix: Readily Available Hazard References
References
Environmental Law and Regulation
Introduction
Nine Prominent Federal Environmental Statutes
Evolution of Regulatory and Voluntary Programs from End-of-Pipe to Pollution Prevention and Sustainability
Pollution Prevention Concepts and Terminology
Environmental Law and Sustainability
Problems
Appendix
References
Green, Sustainable Materials
Introduction
Environmental and Natural Resource Use Footprints of Material Extraction and Refining
Tracking Material Flows in Engineered Systems
Environmental Releases
Summary
Problems
References
Design for Sustainability: Economic, Environmental, and Social Indicators
Introduction
Sustainable Engineering Design Principles
Economic Performance Indicators
Environmental Performance Indicators
Social Performance Indicators
Summary
Problems
Appendix
References
Case Studies
Introduction
Biofuels for Transportation
Transportation, Logistics, and Supply Chains
Sustainable Built Environments
Additional Case Studies
References
Index 207