Transcript of "Sustainability and Sustainability in Consumer Electronics"
Sustainability andSustainability in Consumer Electronics Presnted by Gudur V.Y Free Powerpoint Templates Page 1
Points covered in the seminarSUSTAINABILITY AND SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERINGSUSTAINABILITY IN CONSUMER ELECTRONICSEXAMPLES OF GREEN ENERGY AND GREEN PRODUCTS Free Powerpoint Templates Page 2
SUSTAINABILITY ANDSUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING• Misconceptions about sustainability and sustainable engineering – Green engineering – Renewable energy – eco-design, disassembly/recycling and designing – stop polluting, reduce emissions, prevent waste Free Powerpoint Templates Page 3
What does ‘sustainability’ mean?• The Brundtland definition: Development that meets the needs and aspirations of the present without compromising the ability to meet those of the future is sustainable development Free Powerpoint Templates Page 4
Few points observed fromBrundtland definition ofsustainable engineering:• Not only concerned about environment• No mention of technology• Engineers- there is again no explicit mention of them• no mention of the commercial spectrum Free Powerpoint Templates Page 5
Sustainability and Development• Sustainability implies at minimum• Development is not mere survival Free Powerpoint Templates Page 6
AN ECOSYSTEM APPROACHFOR SUSTAINABILITY: sustainable development means development of the whole ecosystem including humans, biota, environment, and all. Free Powerpoint Templates Page 7
• sustainable development means development of the whole ecosystem including humans, biota, environment, and all. Free Powerpoint Templates Page 8
Sustainability and the stool• Triple Bottom Line Three pillars of sustainability – economy, environment and society Free Powerpoint Templates Page 9
Sustainable engineering• Sustainable engineering can be defined as ‘ensuring the sustainability of the entire commercial spectrum, from product to planet, across the Triple Bottom Line of socio-, enviro- and econo-sustainability’. Free Powerpoint Templates Page 10
Product examples:The millennium development goals (MDGs) by UN:The goals are:1) Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger2) Achieve universal primary education3) Promote gender equality and empower women4) Reduce child mortality5) Improve maternal health6) Combat HIV/aids, malaria, and other diseases7) Ensure environmental sustainability8) Develop a global partnership forTemplates Free Powerpoint development Page 11
Product Examples• The solar powered water pump• Personal transport• Communications• Light bulbs Free Powerpoint Templates Page 12
Key principles that underpin sustainable engineering :• KP 1: While the varied understandings of sustainable engineering are all valid in themselves, a full understanding requires all three aspects of the Triple Bottom Line.• KP 2: Designing for the environment is not designing for sustainability.• KP 3: Product line longevity is a requirement, and can lead to econo- and socio-sustainability.• KP 4: A product must satisfy its key functions if it is to be econo- sustainable.• KP 5: The quality of sustainable products must be at least as good as that of the equivalent non-sustainable product, if not better.• KP 6: Econo-sustainability, and thence all sustainability, relies on a true understanding of the consumers wishes and demands and the consequent product functionality required Free Powerpoint Templates Page 13
Conclusions of Sustainability and Sustainable Engineering• Key principles can help practising engineers and engineering students, who are usually not specialists in sustainability,to find the place of sustainable engineering within their own disciplines and professional lives• Triple Bottom Line of socio-, econo- and enviro- sustainability.• Equally, it must be remembered that econo-sustainability is only the starting point that socio- and enviro- sustainability can build on. Free Powerpoint Templates Page 14
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