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xiii, 688 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • PART I: OVERVIEW-- 1: Introduction to Sustainable Systems Engineering-- 2: Structured Systems Analysis for Sustainable Design-- 3: Systems Analysis and Sustainable Management Strategies-- 4: Economic Valuation, Instruments, and Project Selection-- PART II: MATHEMATICAL THEORIES FOR SYSTEMS ANALYSIS-- 5: Statistical Forecasting Models-- 6: Linear Programming Models-- 7: Integer Programming Models--8: Nonlinear Programming Models-- 9: Dynamic Programming Models-- 10: Multicriteria Decision Analyses-- 11: System Dynamics Models and Simulation Analyses-- PART III: ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT-- 12: Water Resources Management-- 13: Water Quality Management-- 14: Air Quality Management-- 15: Solid Waste Management-- 16: Soil and Groundwater Remediation Planning-- PART IV: INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY AND SUSTAINABLE DESIGN-- 17: Industrial Ecology and Sustainability-- 18: Green Building and Green Infrastructure Systems-- 19: Energy Resources Management and Energy Systems Engineering-- 20: Land Resources Management and Agricultural Sustainability-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780071630054 20160605
This title helps you implement system analysis tools in sustainable engineering. Featuring a multidisciplinary approach, "Systems Analysis for Sustainable Engineering: Theory and Applications" provides a proven framework for applying systems analysis tools to account for environmental impacts, energy efficiency, cost-effectiveness, socioeconomic implications, and ecosystem health in engineering solutions. This pioneering work addresses the increased levels of sophistication embedded in many complex large-scale infrastructure systems and their interactions with the natural environment. After a detailed overview of sustainable systems engineering, the book covers mathematical theories of systems analysis, environmental resources management, industrial ecology, and sustainable design. Real-world examples highlight the methodologies presented in this authoritative resource. Coverage Includes: Structured systems analysis for sustainable design; Systems analysis and sustainable management strategies; Ecomomic valuation, instruments, and project selection Statistical forecasting models Linear, nonlinear, integer, and dynamic programming models; Multicriteria decision analyses; System dynamics models and simulation analyses; Water resources and quality management; Air quality management; Solid waste management; Soil and groundwater remediation planning; Industrial ecology and sustainability; Green building and green infrastructure systems; Energy resources management and energy systems engineering; and, Land resources management and agricultural sustainability.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780071630054 20160605
Engineering Library (Terman)
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xv, 160 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Why Does Prometheus Suffer? Sustainability and Design Why Sustainability Is Needed Notes Professional Ethics What Is a Profession? Evaluating Codes of Ethics Sustainability and the Ethical Challenges for Designers Endnotes Bibliography Is There an Ethical Obligation to Act Sustainably? Theories of Ethics What Obligations Do We Have to Other Living Things? Utilitarian Views of Nature Speciesism Who Owns the Environment? Role of Professional Standards Endnotes The Design Professional and Organizations Balancing Obligation and Opportunity The Descent of Corporate Obligation Justification for a Whistle-Blower Endnotes The Choice for Sustainability The Design Professional as Leader Sustainability and Obligation Sustainability and Design Ethics Endnotes The Precautionary Principle and Design Moral Underpinnings of the Precautionary Principle Precautionary Principle and Design What Do We Owe the Future? Duty to Prevent Harm Precaution and Design Endnotes Flourishing What Ought We to Do? Designer as Teacher Design Values Designer as Student Endnotes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781439808542 20160604
From microcosm to macrocosm, ecodesign, green design, environmental design, and triple bottom line are quickly becoming more than just catchy phrases that describe touchy-feely trends. Increases in climate uncertainty and energy costs as well as food, water, and services insecurity are just a few of the challenges driving the growing demand for sustainable design outcomes. Sustainability and Design Ethics provides a systematic value analysis that makes a reasoned argument the rethinking of current design methods and the values and ethics which guide them. Providing context and language, this book delineates the ideas and principles that lie at the foundation of a variety of codes of ethics, and then critically analyzes existing published codes and the practices that stem from them. It takes a practical approach, discussing applied ethics, and relies upon an understanding of the moral reasoning that supports the ideas and professionalism and an ethical standard of care. Drawing on the author's experience as a design professional and his study of business ethics, this book supplies a detailed exposition of the underlying ethical reasoning involved in the challenges confronted by contemporary design professionals. This information can then be distilled into sustainable practices and the corresponding ethics. Sustainability requires design professionals to expand the considerations of design beyond the traditional ethical points of view and to provide a balanced analysis of how a sustainable standard of care might be composed. While other books might cover the environment and design, professional ethics are addressed as an afterthought at most, if at all. And no other book available explores sustainability from a designer's perspective. Examining present and future issues facing practitioners, the book provides a context for the values and ethics necessary for sustainable development design.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781439808542 20160604
Engineering Library (Terman)

3. Citizen engineer [2010]

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xxiv, 245 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Preface xv Acknowledgments xix About the Authors xxi Introduction: While You Were Busy Debugging! xxiii Part I: Advent of the Citizen Engineer 1 Chapter 1: "Citizen Engineer" Defined 5 Responsibilities of the Citizen Engineer 7 Knowledge Base of the Citizen Engineer 8 Chapter 2: How Engineering Got Its Paradigm Shifted 13 Changes in the Nature of Engineering 13 Engineering on a Whole New Scale 13 Externally Driven Changes in Engineering 19 Perspectives on an Engineering Transformation 24 Part I Summary, and What's Next 25 Part II: Environmental Responsibility 27 Chapter 3: Environmental Impact: The Big Picture 31 Eco-Responsible Engineering: An Enormous Opportunity 32 Core Challenges of Eco-Engineering 34 Chapter 4: Beyond the Black Cloud: Looking at Lifecycles 37 The "Cradle to Cradle" Vision 40 Chapter 5: A Pragmatic Approach to Lifecycle Analysis 45 A Basic Lifecycle Model 45 Additional Lifecycle Considerations 46 Embodied Energy and Embodied Carbon 52 Starting a Top-Level Assessment 56 Chapter 6: Setting Priorities, Requirements, and Goals 61 Knowing the Law 62 Business Requirements and Opportunities 64 Areas of Greatest Impact 65 Quick Wins and Low-Hanging Fruit 66 Chapter 7: Energy and Emissions 69 Common Sources of Energy 70 Calculating Energy and Power 73 Energy Impacts: Finding the Cleanest Source of Power 75 Energy and GHG Emissions 76 Putting a Value on Carbon (Dioxide!) 80 Heat, Noise, Light, and Radio Emissions 81 Process-Related GHG Emissions 82 Energy Efficiency in Product Design 83 An Example: Energy Efficiency in Data Centers 86 Chapter 8: Chemicals, Materials, and Waste 93 Chemistry and the Law 93 Packaging and Documentation 96 Waste and Renewal 98 Chapter 9: Water and Other Natural Resources 105 Social Considerations 105 Business Considerations 106 Calculating the Water Footprint 106 Trading Virtual Water 107 Other Natural Resources 108 Chapter 10: An Example of Eco-Engineering: Interface, Inc. 111 An Aggressive Initiative with Very Specific Goals 111 Chapter 11 Eco-Engineering: The Grass Is Always Greener 117 Carbon Neutrality: Good Start but Not Enough 117 Greenwashing and Green Noise 120 Measuring and Sharing with OpenEco 123 Part II Summary, and What's Next 125 Part III: Intellectual Responsibility 127 Chapter 12 Intellectual Property Law Fundamentals 131 IP 101: Core Concepts 131 Patents 134 Copyright 141 Trademarks 147 Trade Secrets 148 Nondisclosure Agreements 150 Employment Contracts and IP Ownership 151 Tip Sheet: Inbound and Outbound IP 157 How to Protect Your IP in Emerging Markets 159 Back to Patent Protection: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 161 Chapter 13: Open Source Software: Licenses and Leverage 165 "Free" Software Licenses 166 Nonfree but Free-Sounding Software Licenses 169 A Closer Look at the GPL 169 Contributor Agreements 171 Software Indemnity 175 Chapter 14: Creativity and Control 179 Maximizing the Cycle of Innovation 179 How We Got Here 181 Control over Interfaces 184 Innovation Commons 186 The Economics of Open Source 187 Beyond Software 189 Building an Open Source Community: Practical Advice from a Pro 194 Chapter 15: Protecting Digital Rights 199 Digital Rights Management 199 Is "Open DRM" an Oxymoron? 201 Fair Use and Other Concepts for Reducing Restrictions 202 Part III Summary, and What's Next 204 Part IV: Bringing It to Life 205 Chapter 16: Education of the Citizen Engineer 207 Updating Engineering Curricula 208 Advice for Engineering Students 211 Advice for Engineering New Hires 212 Chapter 17: Citizen Engineers in Action 215 Appendix 219 Lifecycle Phase Checklists 219 Required Reading for Citizen Engineers 223 Notes 225 Photo Credits 233 Index 235.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780137143924 20160528
"Engineers create many of the inventions that shape our society, and as such they play a vital role in determining how we live. This new book does an outstanding job of filling in the knowledge and perspective that engineers must have to be good citizens in areas ranging from the environment, to intellectual property, to ensuring the health of the innovation ecosystem that has done so much for modern society. This is exactly the sort of book that engineers and those who work with them should read and discuss over pizza, coffee, or some other suitable, discussion-provoking consumable." --John L. Hennessy, president, Stanford University "Citizen Engineer is the bible for the new era of socially responsible engineering. It's an era where, as the authors show, engineers don't just need to know more, they need to be more. The work is an inspiration, an exhortation, and a practical how-to guide. All engineers concerned with the impact of their work--and that should be all engineers--must read this book." --Hal Abelson, professor of computer science and engineering, MIT "Code is law. Finally, a map to responsible law making. This accessible and brilliant book should be required of every citizen, and especially, the new citizen lawmakers we call engineers." --Lawrence Lessig, director, Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University, and cofounder, Creative Commons Being an engineer today means being far more than an engineer. You need to consider not only the design requirements of your projects but the full impact of your work--from an ecological perspective, an intellectual property perspective, a business perspective, and a sociological perspective. And you must coordinate your efforts with many other engineers, sometimes hundreds of them. In short, we've entered an age that demands socially responsible engineering on a whole new scale: The era of the Citizen Engineer. This engaging and thought-provoking book, written by computer industry luminaries David Douglas and Greg Papadopoulos, focuses on two topics that are becoming vitally important in the day-to-day work of engineers: eco engineering and intellectual property (IP). Citizen Engineer also examines how and why the world of engineering has changed, and provides practical advice to help engineers of all types master the new era and start thinking like Citizen Engineers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780137143924 20160528
Engineering Library (Terman)

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