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Sustainable Engineering


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Preface; An Introduction to Sustainable Development; Sustainable Engineering Theory and Concepts; Life-Cycle Assessment for Sustainability; Guidelines and Legislative Frameworks Related to Sustainable Engineering; Sustainable Resource, Material and Energy Use; Principles and Tools of Sustainable Design; Implementation of Sustainable Engineering Practices; References.

About the Author

Catherine N. Mulligan, BSc, MEng, PhD, holds a Concordia research chair in geoenvironmentalsustainability (tier I) and is full professor and associate dean, Research and Graduate Studies of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science of Concordia University, Canada. She has authored more than 80 refereed papers in various journals, authored, coedited, or coauthored five other books, holds three patents, and has supervised to completion more than 40 graduate students. She is the director of the new Concordia Institute of Water, Energy and Sustainable Systems. The new institute trains students in sustainable development practices and performs research into new systems, technologies, and solutions for environmental sustainability.


"I enjoyed very much reading this book. It is a quite ambitious work. The author describes clearly and comprehensively the "Definition of Sustainable Engineering" and its "Theory and Practice". Chapters 4, 5, 7, and 8 are very attractive and the author has explained them quite deductively. In particular, chapter 8, includes the future needs for sustainability. There are very useful comments. I hope this book will be one of charts and/or tools for establishing UN Sustainable Development Goals."

~Masashi Kamon, Professor Emeritus of Kyoto University and President of Research Institute for Environmental Geotechnics, Japan

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