Towards sustainable engineering - PDF


Towards sustainable engineering - PDF

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This sustainability guide updates Engineers Australia’s 1997 Towards Sustainable Engineering Practice – Engineering Frameworks for Sustainability. It is intended to provide engineers with guidance and information on sustainability and how to implement it in their activities.

 

CONTENTS

1 Introduction

1.1 Our obligations as professional engineers

1.2 What is sustainability?

1.3 How is sustainability relevant for engineers?

1.4 World Federation of Engineering Organisations’ Model Code of Practice

2 Planning

2.1 Investigation and analysis

2.2 Location

2.3 Impact and risk assessment

2.4 Stakeholder and community consultation

2.5 Approvals

3 Design

3.1 Eco-design

3.1.1 Passive design

3.1.2 Building automation and information models

3.2 Design rating tools

3.2.1 Green Star

3.2.2 NABERS

3.2.3 ABGR

3.2.4 NatHERS

3.2.5 Calculating Cool

3.2.6 BASIX

3.2.7 IS rating scheme

3.2.8 WERS

3.2.9 Energy Star

3.2.10 Green Vehicle Guide

3.3 Sustainable procurement

3.3.1 Embodied environmental value

3.3.2 Materials

3.4 Resource efficiency

3.4.1 Energy

3.4.2 Water

3.4.3 Waste

3.4.4 Emission modelling

3.5 Process optimisation

3.6 Climate change adaptation

3.7 Sustainable communities

3.7.1 Neighbourhood planning

3.7.2 Sustainable transport

4 Project delivery

4.1 Environmental protection

4.2 Social considerations

4.3 Economic considerations

5 Management

5.1 Operational efficiency

5.2 Management systems

5.3 Monitoring

5.4 Audit and compliance

5.5 Sustainability reporting

5.5.1 Organisational reporting

5.5.2 Government reporting

6 Stewardship

6.1 Product end of life

6.2 Deconstruction and remediation

6.3 Remediation and future land use

7 Case studies

Appendix A – Further information

International organisations

National authorities and agencies

State authorities and agencies

Professional bodies and other organisations

Relevant standards

Appendix B – Code of Ethics

Appendix C – Sustainability Policy

Appendix D – Climate Change Policy 

 

Author: T. Atherton, C. Wardle. Prepared by Blue Environment (Strategic Environmental Consultants) for Engineers Australia’s College of Environmental Engineering.

@Engineers Australia, 2015

 

ISBN: 978-1-922107-55-8  

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