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The Industrial Green Game: Implications for Environmental Design and Management


Edited By: Deanna J Richards

269 pages, Figs, tabs

National Academy Press

Hardback | Dec 1997 | #49152 | ISBN: 0854044345
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About this book

Examines the emerging concept of industrial ecology and how it may be applied to corporate environmentalism.


Overview: the industrial green game - implications for environmental design and management. Concepts: industrial ecology - closing the loop on waste materials; industrial ecology - metrics, systems and technological choices; energetics concepts drawn from electricity production and consumption; the functional economy - cultural and organizational change; environmental constraints and the evolution of the private firm. Examples of environmental design and management: the industrial symbiosis at Kalundborg, Denmark; environmental prioritization; improving environmental performance through effective measurement; Hydro Aluminium's experience with industrial ecololgy; Europipe Development Project; managing a pipeline project in a complex and sensitive environment; environmental strategies in the mining industry - one company's experience. Some analytical tools: accounting for environmental cost; industrial ecology - some issues of public perception, understanding and values; consumer perception of environmentalism in the triad; a critique of life-cycle analysis - paper products; Japan's changing environmental policy, government initiative and industry responses.

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