Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. Section I Education and Outreach

  3. Section II Water

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Keith R. Cooper
      Pages 115-116
    3. Andrea Micangeli, Nicola Iannuzzo, Stefano Esposto
      Pages 117-136
    4. Peter A. Wilderer, Martin Grambow, Wei Meng
      Pages 195-209
    5. Andrea Micangeli, Simone Grego, Stefano Esposto
      Pages 211-245
    6. A. Peter Wilderer, Martin Grambow, Wei Meng
      Pages 247-257
  4. Section III Sustainable Products and Sustainable Production

  5. Section IV Sustainable Product Service Systems and Sustainable Consumption

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 541-541
    2. Yoshiki Shimomura, Koji Kimita, Fumiya Akasaka
      Pages 549-574
    3. Shinsuke Kondoh, Hitoshi Komoto
      Pages 615-632
    4. Hitoshi Komoto, Nozomu Mishima
      Pages 633-652
    5. Yoshiki Shimomura, Kentaro Watanabe
      Pages 653-668
    6. Dorothy Maxwell
      Pages 691-705
    7. Christoph Herrmann, Katrin Kuntzky
      Pages 723-742
  6. Section V Policy and Decision-Making

About this book


"The efficient utilization of energy, sustainable use of natural resources, and large-scale  adoption of sustainable technologies is the key to a sustainable future. The Handbook of Sustainable Engineering provides tools that will help us achieve these goals".

Nobel Prize  Winner Dr. R.K. Pauchauri, Chairman, UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

As global society confronts the challenges of diminishing resources, ecological degradation, and climate change, engineers play a crucial role designing and building technologies and products that fulfil our needs for utility and sustainability. The Handbook of Sustainable Engineering equips readers with the context and the best practices derived from both academic research and practical examples of successful implementations of sustainable technical solutions. The handbook’s content revolves around the two themes,  new ways of thinking and new business models, including sustainable production, products, service systems and consumption while addressing key assets based on new materials, optimized resource management, and new energy sources. Contributions reflect a focus on state-of-the art insights into employing smart materials, recycling e-waste, water utilization, solar cells, product lifecycles, transportation and reverse manufacturing. Supportive of this, underlying issues such as engineering education, consumer behaviour and the regulatory climate complete the handbook’s comprehensive treatment of the problems and most promising solutions.


decision making education and outreach energy sources new materials policy resource management sustainable consumption sustainable engineering sustainable production sustainable products sustainable service systems water

Editors and affiliations

  • Joanne Kauffman
    • 1
    • 2
  • Kun-Mo Lee
    • 3
  1. 1.Alliance for Global Sustainability (retired), Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S)The University of TokyoTokyoJapan
  2. 2.ParisFrance
  3. 3.Department of Environmental EngineeringAjou UniversitySuwonKorea

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-8938-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-8939-8
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