Industrial Ecology and Eco-Industrial 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 09:30-12:00
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 8.2-8.5,9.1-9.4
   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 10.4,11.1-11.6: Do alone or in small groups
    Exercises 10.1-10.3: 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 16.1-16.4
   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 18.1-18.3, 21.1-21.4
   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    


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