Industrial Ecology Compendium
Describes the background of industrial ecology, defines its main
attributes, and puts it in the perspectives of an academic discipline and
a field of ecology. Covers goals, key concepts, sustainable development,
system tools (life cycle design, life cycle assessment, and design for
environment), and future needs.
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Lists 153 books and articles, two collections of problem sets, two videos,
eight syllabi, and 19 faculty.
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Describes 41 relevant publications; all appear in the Resource List.
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Selected Reading Material
A collection of key documents.
- Braden R. Allenby: "Achieving Sustainable Development Through
Industrial Ecology." International Environmental Affairs 4, no. 1
- Robert U. Ayres: "Industrial Metabolism: Theory and Policy." In
The Greening of Industrial Ecosystems, edited by Braden R. Allenby
and Deanna J. Richards, 23-27. Washington: National Academy Press, 1994.
- Robert A. Frosch: "Industrial Ecology: A Philosophical Introduction."
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 89 (February
- Greg Keoleian and Dan Menerey: "Sustainable Development by Design:
Review of Life Cycle Design and Related Approaches." Air and Waste
44 (May 1994): 645-668.
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A collection of syllabi from six university courses involving industrial
ecology taught by the following professors: Clinton Andrews (Princeton);
Garry Brewer, Stuart Hart, and Gregory Keoleian (Michigan); William
Clark, Robert Frosch, and R. H. Socolow (Harvard); and Faye Duchin (NYU).
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"Case A: McDonald's Environmental Strategy"
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"Case B1: The Clamshell Controversy,"
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"Case B2: McDonald's Decision,"
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"Case C: Sustaining McDonald's Environmental Success"
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Included are a teaching note
42K Acrobat file as well as notes on life cycle
40K Acrobat file and solid waste issues
21K Acrobat file
[Complete set of printed documents
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Video: "McDonald's-EDF Environmental Task Force"
This 16-minute video accompanies the written case study. Robert Langert,
McDonald's director of environmental affairs, and Jackie Prince, EDF staff
scientist, present different perspectives on the joint project. Issues
discussed include reasons for and reservations about participating,
organizational goals of the project, results, and advice for others
thinking of pursuing similar projects. [Only available by mail;
price is $16]
Video: "Second Victory at Yorktown"
This 31-minute video examines the joint Amoco/EPA cooperative project that
addressed the reduction of pollution from a petroleum refinery. As
background, it explains pollution prevention, risk analysis, and
decision-making; it then goes on to describe te expectations and concerns
of each of the participants and finally the results of the project. The
material is intended for survey courses on environmental issues, chemical
and industrial engineering classes, and business classes on operations
management and business law (voluntary vs. mandatory programs); it is also
suitable for business managers and engineers. [Only available by
mail; price is $22]
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