International Society for Industrial Ecology

Researchers design industrial estate using sustainability principles

15 Apr 2014 1:51 AM | Anonymous

Researchers design industrial estate using sustainability principles

An engineer and an environmental scientist have designed an industrial estate using sustainability principles.It is intended for land adjacent to the proposed Oakajee  port, north of Geraldton in WA's Mid West.

PhD candidate and sustainability designer David Galloway says the philosophy of  embodies two principles: linking industries for mutual benefit, like organisms in an ecosystem; and placing industry benignly within existing bio-geophysical and social systems. 

They therefore developed what he describes as "metaphors" to help imagine the requirements of certain types of industry.

Read more: http://phys.org/news/2014-02-industrial-estate-sustainability-principles.html

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