ENGS 171 INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY

 

Spring 2012 Schedule

 

W1

Monday

26 March

BCR

UGKW

Sustainability.

Introduction to Industrial Ecology

 

Wednesday

28 March

BCR

Biomimicry. Eco-industrial Parks

 

Thursday

29 March

 

Video: The Story of Stuff (by Annie Leonard)

 

Friday

30 April

UGKW

Introduction: material dependence, Resource consumption and its drivers (Ashby, Chapters 1&2);

Select Topic for Group Project.

W2

Monday

2 April

BCR

Pollution prevention.  3M case study

 

Wednesday

4 April

UGKW

Introduction to CES EduPack EcoSelector Software

 

Thursday

5 April

 

No activity

 

Friday

6 April

UGKW

The products/materials life cycle, End of first life: a problem or a resource? (Ashby, Chapters 3&4)

W3

Monday

9 April

BCR

Design for Environment (DfE)

Design for Recycling. Fuji video

 

Wednesday

11 April

 

Disassembly Session. Design for disassembly

 

Thursday

12 April

 

No activity

 

Friday

13 April

BCR

Forest and paper industry

Paper versus plastics and similar issues

W4

Monday

16 April

UGKW

Ecodata: values, sources, precision, Eco-audits and eco audit tools (Ashby, Chapters 6&7)

 

Wednesday

18 April

BCR

Green Chemistry

 

Thursday

19 April

 

No activity

 

Friday

20 April

UGKW

Eco-audits: Examples

W5

Monday

23 April

 

Students' stage-1 presentations (Groups 1,2 & 3)

 

Wednesday

25 April

 

Students' stage-1 presentations (Groups 4,5 & 6)

 

Thursday

26 April

 

No activity

 

Friday

27 April

UGKW

Selection strategies (Ashby, Chapter 8)

W6

Monday

30 April

BCR

More on Design for Environment

 

Wednesday

2 May

BCR

Auto Industry: Intro and manufacturing

 

Thursday

3 May

 

Video: Modern Marvels (History Channel)

 

Friday

4 May

UGKW

Materials selection: Examples

W7

Monday

7 May

BCR

Auto Industry: Use and hybrids

 

Wednesday

9 May

BCR

Auto Industry: Fuel cells & Recycling

 

Thursday

10 May

 

Video: Car of the Future (by the Car Talk Bros. NOVA)

 

Friday

11 May

UGKW

Eco-informed materials selection (Ashby, Chapter 9)

W8

Monday

14 May

BCR

Electronics Industry: Manufacturing, use & recycling

 

Wednesday

16 May

BCR

e-Commerce and its environmental impact

 

Thursday

17 May

 

No activity

 

Friday

18 May

UGKW

Sustainability: living on renewables (Ashby, Chapter 10)

W9

Monday

21 May

UGKW

The long reach of legislation, The bigger picture: future options (Ashby, Chapters 5&11)

 

Wednesday

23 May

BCR

Greening of the service industry

 

Thursday

24 May

 

No activity

 

Friday

25 May

 

Field trip to Hyperthem, Hanover NH

W10

Monday

28 May

 

No class Memorial Day

 

Wednesday

30 May

 

Students' final project presentations (all groups?)

 

Thursday

31 May

 

Students' final project presentations (if needed)

 

Friday

01 June

 

Written project report due