
Industrial Ecology and EcoIndustrial Development
This semester, we will review various aspects of the field of industrial
ecology with some emphasis on ecology and sustainability. You will also
conduct a life cycle assessment on a product of your choice.
Week 
Lecture 
updated:
200601 
3/6 
Introduction:
Humans & Technology
Chapter 1

Syllabus
Undergraduate
3 credits
FRI 09:3012:00
Chapter 1
Exercises
Exercise solutions

3/13 
Life Cycle Assessment I
Chapter 12

Project Groups
Chapter 12
Exercises (Due at beginning of class 3/20)
Exercise solutions

3/20 
GUEST SPEAKER:
Precision method of aquaculture

GUEST SPEAKER
Room A106
YOU MUST ARRIVE BEFORE 10:20!!!

3/27 
Life Cycle Assessment II
Chapter 13
Exercises (Due at beginning of class 4/10)
Exercise solutions

Last day to select summary week!
Last day to select product for LCA
Chapter 13
Exercises (Due at beginning of class 4/10)
Exercise solutions

4/3 
Holiday


4/10 
Life Cycle Assessment III
Chapter 13
Concepts of Sustainability
Chapters 2&3
Summary by John, Emma, & Joshua

Chapter 13
Exercises (Due at beginning of class 4/17)
Exercise solutions (CORRECTED)
Chapters 2&3
Exercises (Due at beginning of class 4/17)
Exercise solutions

4/17 
Biology&Metabolism
Chapters 4&5
Summary by Polly, Eric, & Nigel
Proposal Presentations!

Proposal Presentations!
Chapters 4&5
Exercises (Due at beginning of class 4/24)
Exercise solutions

4/24 
Technology, Risk &
Social Dimensions
Chapters 6&7
Summary by Sandy, Jim, & Albert

Chapters 6&7:
Exercises (Due at beginning of class 5/1)
Exercise solutions

5/1 
Midterm Exam


5/8 
Sustainable Engineering
Product Development
Chapters 8&9
Summary by Willy, Yihan, Sofia:

Chapters 8&9:
Exercises 8.28.5,9.19.4
Extra Credit 8.1 & 8.6
Answer in Project groups for your LCA product
(Due at beginning of class 5/15)
Exercise solutions

5/15 
Design for Sustainability
Chapters 10&11
Summary by Jason, Ethen, Francisca

Chapters 10&11:
Exercises (Due at beginning of class 5/22)
Exercises 10.4,11.111.6: Do alone or in small groups
Exercises 10.110.3: Use your LCA or SLCA product
Exercises 11.7: Use your Sustainability Governance project
Question: For your Sustainability Governance project,
should you tear it down and build new or retrofit
what you have? What are advantages and disadvantages
of either option?
Exercises 10.5,11.8: Extra Credit
Exercise solutions

5/22 
Systems Analysis
Chapters 15&16
Summary by Elvis, William, & Nathan

Chapters 15&16:
Exercises (Due at beginning of class 5/29)
Do 15.1, 15.3
For 15.2, answer for 2 of the 6 entities
For 15.4, answer for 1 system
Do 16.116.4
Consider THU an island for 16.5
Exercise solutions

5/29 
National & Urban Accounting
Chapters 18&21
Summary by Johnny, Betty, Kevin, & Matt

Chapters :
Exercises (Due at beginning of class 6/5)
Do 18.118.3, 21.121.4
NOTE: 18.2 uses Figure 18.2
Exercise solutions

6/5 
Final Presentations

Final Presentations

6/12 
Modeling & Scenarios
Chapters 22&23
Summary by Elma, Webber, & Vicky

Chapters :
Exercises (Due at beginning of class 6/19)
Exercise solutions

6/19 
Resources, Government & Future
Chapters 24,27&28
Summary by Florenth, Miko, Nixon, & Jacob

Last Date for Final Paper
Chapters :
Exercises (Due at beginning of class 7/3)
Exercise solutions

6/26 
Holiday


7/3 
Final Exam


