Sustainable Engineering

Sustainable engineering refers to the integration of social, environmental, and economic considerations into product, process, and energy system design methods.

Additionally, sustainable engineering encourages the consideration of the complete product and process lifecycle during the design effort. The intent is to minimize environmental impacts across the entire lifecycle while simultaneously maximizing the benefits to social and economic stakeholders.

Keywords

Life Cycle Assessment, Design for the Environment, Renewable Energy, Clean Energy, Triple Bottom Line

Examples

 Characterization of a transpired solar collector
 Lead-free piezoelectric materials for energy harvesting
 Electric load forecasting
 Dynamic modeling of an anaerobic digestion system
 Environmental and economic comparison of alternative military housing systems
 Life cycle impacts of alternative road de-icing systems
 Life cycle analysis of a remanufacturing strategy for retired wind turbines
 Incorporating functional analysis into life cycle assessment methodology
 Comparative assessment of alternative collection strategies for recycling

Research Briefs

Operations Research, Sustainability

Impact of Stoplight Policies on Urban Traffic System Emissions