Handbook of Sustainable Engineering

Editors: Kauffman, Joanne, LEE, Kun Mo (Eds.)

  • Places the challenge of sustainability within the dual contexts of academic research and practitioners’ best practices  
  • Incorporates recent advances and issues in sustainability related to new materials, water management, mobility, and energy sources of the future  
  • Encourages practical solutions derived from sustainable production, products, product services, and consumption  
  • Examines underlying issues that will impact the transition to sustainable engineering in education, consumer behavior and the policy arena  
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About this Reference Work

"The efficient utilization of energy, sustainable use of natural resources, and large-scale  adoption of sustainable technologies is the key to a sustainable future. The Handbook of Sustainable Engineering provides tools that will help us achieve these goals".

Nobel Prize  Winner Dr. R.K. Pachauri, Chairman, UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

As global society confronts the challenges of diminishing resources, ecological degradation, and climate change, engineers play a crucial role designing and building technologies and products that fulfil our needs for utility and sustainability. The Handbook of Sustainable Engineering equips readers with the context and the best practices derived from both academic research and practical examples of successful implementations of sustainable technical solutions. The handbook’s content revolves around the two themes,  new ways of thinking and new business models, including sustainable production, products, service systems and consumption while addressing key assets based on new materials, optimized resource management, and new energy sources. Contributions reflect a focus on state-of-the art insights into employing smart materials, recycling e-waste, water utilization, solar cells, product lifecycles, transportation and reverse manufacturing. Supportive of this, underlying issues such as engineering education, consumer behaviour and the regulatory climate complete the handbook’s comprehensive treatment of the problems and most promising solutions.

About the authors

Joanne Kauffman: Joanne Kauffman is retired Principal Research Scientist from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where she served as Deputy Director of the Lab for Energy and Environment, Lecturer, and Co-executive Director of the Alliance for Global Sustainability. Joanne has recently joined the IR3S (Integrated Research System in Sustainability Science) faculty at The University of Tokyo and is advisor to the program’s book series on Science for Sustainable Societies (Springer)

Kun-Mo Lee: received PhD in Environmental Engineering from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, in 1985. After graduation, he has worked for three years for the US Environmental Protection Agency as a principal research investigator in the area of domestic sewage sludge treatment, in particular, sludge treatment including anaerobic digestion, pyrolysis, and gasification.

Reviews

“The book’s authors and editors accomplished their underlined goals and succeeded in providing integrated view of the whole ‘sustainable engineering’ concept. … The book can be highly recommended for people with engineering background and for environmental enthusiasts. The ‘Handbook of Sustainable Engineering’ combines outstanding research and insights for everyone interested in a sustainable and prosperous future.” (Vladislav Belyaev, foresight, Vol. 17 (3), 2015)


Table of contents (66 chapters)

  • Education and Outreach: Introduction

    Baud, Roger

    Pages 3-6

  • Blueprints for Teaching Ecodesign and Sustainability to University Students

    Pezeshki, Charles (et al.)

    Pages 7-29

  • Ecodesign in Swiss Machining Industry: A Collaborative Learning Process for Effective Outreach and Education

    Züst, Rainer

    Pages 31-51

  • Implementing New Teaching Models at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Steinfeld, Jeffrey I. (et al.)

    Pages 53-66

  • Teaching Old Disciplines New Tricks: Sustainable Engineering Education

    Mattick, Carolyn S. (et al.)

    Pages 67-77

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Sustainable Engineering
Editors
  • Joanne Kauffman
  • Kun Mo LEE
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India
Print ISBN
978-1-4020-8938-1
eReference ISBN
978-1-4020-8939-8
Print + eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8940-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXX, 1298
Number of Illustrations and Tables
102 b/w illustrations, 325 illustrations in colour
Topics