30 Oct '12, 10pm

The 12 Principles of Green Engineering @gbelements

Inherent Rather Than Circumstantial Designers need to strive to ensure that all materials and energy inputs and outputs are as inherently nonhazardous as possible. Prevention Instead of Treatment It is better to prevent waste than to treat or clean up waste after it is formed. Design for Separation Separation and purification operations should be designed to minimize energy consumption and materials use. Maximize Efficiency Products, processes, and systems should be designed to maximize mass, energy, space, and time efficiency. Output-Pulled Versus Input-Pushed Products, processes, and systems should be “output pulled” rather than “input pushed” through the use of energy and materials. Conserve Complexity Embedded entropy and complexity must be viewed as an investment when making design choices on recycle, reuse, or beneficial disposition. Durability Rather Than Immortalit...

Full article: http://greenbuildingelements.com/2012/10/30/the-12-princi...

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