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This book outlines 10 key design elements to demonstrate how Whole System Design can enhance traditional design processes. This is then followed by demonstrating the application of the elements through a selection of detailed worked examples in key areas of design.
Forewords by Benjamin S. Blanchard, Barry J. Grear, Tony Marjoram and Ernst Ulrich von Weizsi? cker 1. A Whole System Approach to Sustainable Design 2. The fundamentals of Systems Engineering to inform a Whole System Approach 3. Enhancing the Systems Engineering process through a Whole System Approach to Sustainable Design 4. Elements of applying a Whole System Design Approach (elements 1-5) 5. Elements of applying a Whole System Design Approach (elements 6-10) 6. Worked example 1 - Industrial pumping systems 7. Worked example 2 - Passenger vehicles 8. Worked example 3 - Electronics and computer systems 9. Worked example 4 - Temperature control of buildings 10. Worked example 5 - Domestic water systems Index
Peter Stasinopoulos,Michael H. Smith, Charlie Hargroves and Cheryl Desha all work at The Natural Edge Project. Published with The Natural Edge Project and the World Federation of Engineering Organizations
* 'This will be an invaluable resource for the education of systems engineers on matters of sustainability and design. The material is lucid and concise but also has sufficient technical depth to be useful and challenging for all students in the tertiary sector' Dr Paul Compston, Australian National University