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Citizen Engineer: A Handbook for Socially Responsible Engineering by John Boutelle, Greg Papadopoulos, David Douglas

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Part II.Environmental Responsibility

In many ways, environmentally responsible design is still in its infancy, yet it is already a complex, multilayered subject that can be daunting for engineers. It can be next to impossible to identify and measure the full range of environmental impacts of a single product or service, let alone determine priorities for improving environmental performance. The issues you have to deal with include

• Determining the carbon footprint of a product or service

• Understanding the impact of different sources of electricity

• Knowing which chemicals and materials are desirable—and which should be avoided

• Maximizing the recyclability and minimizing the waste of a product

• Determining the fresh-water footprint of ...

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