Introduction to Sustainability for Engineers

1st Edition

Toolseeram Ramjeawon

CRC Press
March 3, 2020 Forthcoming
Textbook - 372 Pages - 80 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367254452 - CAT# 300046

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Introduction to Sustainability for Engineers aims to incorporate sustainability into curricula for undergraduate engineering students. The book starts with an introduction to the concept of sustainability, outlining core principles for sustainable development to guide engineering practice and decision making, including key tools aimed at enabling, measuring and communicating sustainability. It also describes concepts as life cycle assessment, environmental economics, related institutional architecture and policy framework, business context of sustainability, and sustainable buildings and infrastructure. Appendices at the end of the book presents a summary of key concepts, strategies and tools introduced in the main text.

Five Key Benefits:

  • A comprehensive textbook for engineering students to develop competency in sustainability.
  • Presents a framework for engineers to put sustainability into practice.
  • Presents the link between sustainability and the design process. It shows the application of a sustainable engineering design process for putting sustainability into practice.
  • There are well woven case studies and links to websites for learning in various engineering disciplines.
  • Includes challenging exercises at the end of each chapter that will inspire students and stimulate discussion in the class.


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