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Green Engineering and Sustainable Design

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This course focuses on a green engineering design framework, the Twelve Principles of Green Engineering and highlighting the key approaches to advancing sustainability through engineering design. The class begins with discussions on sustainability, metrics, general design processes and challenges to sustainability. The current approach to design, manufacturing and disposal is discussed in the context of examples and case studies from various sectors. This provides a basis for what and how to consider when designing products, processes and systems to contribute to furthering sustainability. The fundamental engineering design topics to be addressed include toxicity and benign alternatives, pollution prevention and source reduction, separations and disassembly, material and energy efficiencies and flows, systems analysis, biomimicry and life cycle design, management, and analysis.