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					                    Environmental Management and Sustainability Analysis

                         Yeo-Chang Youn, Sangwon Suh, Andreas Möller
                                    June 27-July 28, 2011


Course Schedule: (M W Thu, 9:00-12:00)

COURSE DESCRIPTION
In this course, the concept, tools and applications of industrial ecology are presented. The
conceptual foundations of industrial ecology, and the analytical tools associated with industrial
ecology are discussed. Particularly, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Material Flow Analysis
(MFA) are elaborated. Students are given the opportunity to work with a software tool for LCA
and MFA. A group project is run across the class using the theory and tools covered in this class.
The course includes a field trip.

Part I introduces the concept of sustainability and the history of environmental management
(Youn). Part II introduces industrial ecology concept and its applications (Suh). Part III covers
LCA (Suh, Möller). Part IV covers MFA (Möller). Part V presents the results of the group
projects and wraps up the course (Youn).

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
By the end of the course, participants should:

1.   Understand the concept of sustainability and industrial ecology;
2.   Understand the approaches to industrial ecology including LCA and MFA;
3.   Be able to manage a small-scale LCA and MFA project;
4.   Be able to operate a software tool for LCA and MFA;
5.   Be able to communicate the analytical results with broader audience.

REQUIREMENTS
1. Students are expected to do the required readings before each class, and participate actively in
   class discussions. (20 points)
2. Students are required to participate in the group project and contribute to the presentation. (30
   points)
3. Students are expected to complete their final paper by the end of the term. The final paper is due
   by noon on Saturday July 30th (50 points; Late papers will be penalized).
4. The paper is either about (1) personal carbon footprint or about (2) personal material flow analysis.
   The analysis is performed per 1 year of time frame for one of the members in the group. All direct
   and indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (or material flows) associated with the person
   should be analyzed.
5. The paper should include: (1) Goal and scope of the study; (2) Data collection and validation; (3)
   Process flow diagram; (4) Results; (5) Interpretation of the results; and (6) Conclusions and
   discussion. Total maximum 15 pages (12pt Times New Roman, 1 inch margin for all sides)
   including all figures and references.
READING

Required:
   1. Frosch, R.A.; Gallopoulos, N.E. 1989: Strategies for Manufacturing. Scientific American
       261 (3): 144–152.
   2. Suh, S., Yee, S. 2010: Phosphorus use-efficiency of agriculture and food system in the
       U.S., Chemosphere, in press (available on-line from the journal web site).
   3. Finnveden, G., Hauschild, M., Ekvall, T., Guinée, J., Heijungs, R., Hellweg, S., Koehler,
       A., Pennington, D., Suh, S., 2009: Recent developments in Life Cycle Assessment,
       Journal of Environmental Management, 91 (1), 1-21.
   4. Suh, S., Huppes, H., 2005: Methods in Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) of a product, Journal
       of Cleaner Production, 13 (7), 687 – 697.
   5. Suh, S., M. Lenzen, G. Treloar, H. Hondo, A. Horvath, G. Huppes, O. Jolliet, U. Klann,
       W. Krewitt, Y. Moriguchi, J. Munksgaard, G. Norris, 2004: System Boundary Selection
       for Life Cycle Inventories using hybrid approaches, Environmental Science &
       Technology. 38 (3), 657 – 664.
   6. Suh, S., 2006: Are Services Better for Climate Change?, Environmental Science and
       Technology, 40 (21), 6555 – 6560.
   7. WRI, Greenhouse Gas Protocol, http://www.ghgprotocol.org/
   8. Moeller, A., Prox, M., Schmidt, M., Lambrecht, H. 2009: Simulation and optimization of
       material and energy flow systems, Proceedings of IEEE, pp. 1444-1455.
   9. Suh, S., 2005: Theory of Materials and Energy Flow Analysis in Ecology and Economics,
       Ecological Modeling, 189 251 – 269.
   10. Hashimoto, S., Moriguchi, Y. 2004: Proposal of six indicators of material cycles for
       describing society’s metabolism: from the viewpoint of material flow analysis. Resources,
       Conservation and Recycling, 40, 185–200.
  ---Part I: the concept of sustainability and the history of environmental management---
                                       (Yeo-Chang Youn)

Monday: Concept of Sustainability
   Faber,M; Manstetten, R.; Proops, J.; Frank Jöst. 1996. Stustainable Develoopment: The roles of
     Science and Ethics. Ecological Economics – Concepts and Methods, chapter 5. Edward Elgar,
     Chelternham, UK.
   the concept of sustainability and environmental management can be found in the
       wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sustainability_and_environmental_management

Wednesday: history of environmental management
   www.cscaweb.org/EMS/sector_team/support...1/History_of_EMS.pdf

Thursday: Environmental Management Systems
    ISO14001

                  ---Part II: Industrial ecology concept and its applications
                                         (Sangwon Suh)

Monday: Introduction to Industrial Ecology
   Frosch, R.A.; Gallopoulos, N.E. 1989: Strategies for Manufacturing. Scientific American
     261 (3): 144–152.
   Graedel, T. 1994: Industrial ecology: definition and implementation. In Socolow, R. et al. (eds.)
     Industrial Ecology and Global Change.


Wednesday: Industrial Ecology applications
   Suh, S., Yee, S. 2010: Phosphorus use-efficiency of agriculture and food system in the
      U.S., Chemosphere, in press (available on-line from the journal web site).
   Ehrenfeld, J., Gertler, N. 1997: Industrial Ecology in Practice: The Evolution of
      Interdependence at Kalundborg, Journal of Industrial Ecology, 1 (1), 67–79.


Thursday: Modeling and indicators in Industrial Ecology
    Suh, S., 2005: Theory of Materials and Energy Flow Analysis in Ecology and Economics,
      Ecological Modeling, 189 251 – 269.



                            ---Part III: Life Cycle Assessment ---
                               (Sangwon Suh, Andreas Möller)


Monday: Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
   Finnveden, G., Hauschild, M., Ekvall, T., Guinée, J., Heijungs, R., Hellweg, S., Koehler,
     A., Pennington, D., Suh, S., 2009: Recent developments in Life Cycle Assessment,
     Journal of Environmental Management, 91 (1), 1-21.
       Fargione, J. et al. 2008: Land Clearing and the Biofuel Carbon Debt, Science 29, 1235-
        1238.
       Suh, S., 2006: Are Services Better for Climate Change?, Environmental Science and
        Technology, 40 (21), 6555 – 6560.


Wednesday: Modeling in LCA
   Suh, S., Huppes, H., 2005: Methods in Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) of a product, Journal
      of Cleaner Production, 13 (7), 687 – 697.
   Suh, S., M. Lenzen, G. Treloar, H. Hondo, A. Horvath, G. Huppes, O. Jolliet, U. Klann,
      W. Krewitt, Y. Moriguchi, J. Munksgaard, G. Norris, 2004: System Boundary Selection
      for Life Cycle Inventories using hybrid approaches, Environmental Science &
      Technology. 38 (3), 657 – 664.

Thursday: Carbon footprinting
    WRI, Greenhouse Gas Protocol, http://www.ghgprotocol.org/


                             ---Part IV: Material Flow Analysis ---
                                        (Andreas Möller)

Monday: Introduction to Material Flow Analysis
   Hashimoto, S., Moriguchi, Y. 2004: Proposal of six indicators of material cycles for
     describing society’s metabolism: from the viewpoint of material flow analysis. Resources,
     Conservation and Recycling, 40, 185–200.


Wednesday: Simulation and optimization in MFA
   Moeller, A., Prox, M., Schmidt, M., Lambrecht, H. 2009: Simulation and optimization of
      material and energy flow systems, Proceedings of IEEE, pp. 1444-1455.


Thursday, Hands-on exercise
    Umberto manual


                        ---Part V: Wrap-up and Group presentations ---
                                      (Yeo-Chang Youn)
Monday
Presentation of group project results

Wednesday
Presentation of group project results

Thursday
Wrap-up and a field trip to A National Park

				
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