Sustainable Materials Without the Hot Air

"Instead of the usual ya-boo about sustainability, this is a pragmatic guide to getting more value from less stuff. Researched with long-term co-operation from industry, it emphasizes facts and evidence but is aimed at a popular readership.

Author: Julian M. Allwood


ISBN: 1906860300

Category: Science

Page: 416

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Part of the hugely popular Without the Hot Air series, this book is accessibly written from an engineering perspective on a wide range of materials Presenting a vision of change for how future generations can still use steel, cement, plastics, etcetera, but with less impact on the environment, this book is a wake-up call first, and then a solutions manual. By providing an evidence-based vision of change, the book can play a significant role in influencing our future. Written for designers; engineers; operations, technical, and business managers; traders; and government and NGO officials associated with business, climate, energy, environment, waste, trade and financing. It is relevant to a wide range of industries, including energy, construction, consulting, manufacturing, transport, and architecture, but will also appeal to those who love popular science. This second edition is updated with the latest developments in both science and industry.

In Search of Good Energy Policy

as David MacKay's Sustainable Energy – Without the Hot Air and Allwood and Cullen's Sustainable Materials Without the Hot Air, that exemplify a technologyfocused approach.3 Among academics, it appears that there is a hierarchy of ...

Author: Marc Ozawa

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108481168

Category: Law

Page: 388

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Offers an innovative look at why science and technology cannot alone meet the needs of energy policy making in the future.

Sustainable Energy without the Hot Air

Provides an overview of the sustainable energy crisis that is threatening the world's natural resources, explaining how energy consumption is estimated and how those numbers have been skewed by various factors and discussing alternate forms ...

Author: David J. C. MacKay

Publisher: Uit Cambridge Limited

ISBN: 1906860017

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 366

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Provides an overview of the sustainable energy crisis that is threatening the world's natural resources, explaining how energy consumption is estimated and how those numbers have been skewed by various factors and discussing alternate forms of energy that can and should be used.

Sustainable Materials with Both Eyes Open

First it is a wake-up call, then it is a solutions manual. The solutions presented here are ahead of the game now. By providing an evidence-based vision of change, this book can play a significant role in influencing our energy future.

Author: Julian M. Allwood

Publisher: Uit Cambridge Limited

ISBN: 1906860076

Category: Science

Page: 373

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This is a follow-up book to the author's Sustainable Energy Without the Hot Air, which had a large influence on both government policy and public opinion of how we should plan our energy for the future. This book faces up to the impacts of making materials in the 21st century. We are already making materials well, but demand keeps growing and we need to plan for a sustainable material future. The steel and aluminium industries alone account for nearly 30 per cent of global emissions, and demand is rising. The world target is to reduce industry's carbon emissions by 50 per cent by 2050. However, projections are that world demand for materials will double by 2050, so to meet our emissions target, we have to achieve a 4-fold reduction in emissions per unit of material used: industry will have to make huge changes, not just to the processes involved, but to the entire product life-cycle. This book presents a vision of change for how future generations can still use steel, cement, plastics etc., but with less impact on the environment. First it is a wake-up call, then it is a solutions manual. The solutions presented here are ahead of the game now. By providing an evidence-based vision of change, this book can play a significant role in influencing our energy future.

Routledge Handbook of the Resource Nexus

Sustainable materials, without the hot air. UIT Cambridge Ltd, series Without the hot air. ISBN: 9781906860301. Earlier published as: Allwood, J., and Cullen, J. M. (2012). Sustainable materials, with both eyes open.

Author: Raimund Bleischwitz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317198819

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 518

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In recent years the concept of the resource "nexus" has been both hotly debated and widely adopted in research and policy circles. It is a powerful new way to understand and better govern the myriad complex relationships between multiple resources, actors and their security concerns. Particular attention has been paid to water, energy and food interactions, but land and materials emerge as critical too. This comprehensive handbook presents a detailed review of current knowledge about resource nexus-related frameworks, methods and governance, including a broad set of inter-disciplinary perspectives. Written by an international group of scholars and practitioners, the volume focuses on rigorous research, including tools, methods and modelling approaches to analyse resource use patterns across societies and scales from a "nexus perspective". It also provides numerous examples from political economy to demonstrate how resource nexus frameworks can illuminate issues such as land grabs, mining, renewable energy and the growing importance of economies such as China, as well as to propose lessons and outlooks for sound governance. The volume seeks to serve as an essential reference text, source book and state-of-the-art, science-based assessment of this increasingly important topic – the resource nexus – and its utility in efforts to enhance sustainability of many kinds and implement the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in an era of environmental and geopolitical change.

Materials Chemistry

Environmental science: toward a sustainable future. 13th ed. New York: Pearson; 2016. Allwood JM, Cullen JM. Sustainable materials without the hot air: making buildings, vehicles and products efficiently and with less new material.

Author: Bradley D. Fahlman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789402412550

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 815

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The 3rd edition of this successful textbook continues to build on the strengths that were recognized by a 2008 Textbook Excellence Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA). Materials Chemistry addresses inorganic-, organic-, and nano-based materials from a structure vs. property treatment, providing a suitable breadth and depth coverage of the rapidly evolving materials field — in a concise format. The 3rd edition offers significant updates throughout, with expanded sections on sustainability, energy storage, metal-organic frameworks, solid electrolytes, solvothermal/microwave syntheses, integrated circuits, and nanotoxicity. Most appropriate for Junior/Senior undergraduate students, as well as first-year graduate students in chemistry, physics, or engineering fields, Materials Chemistry may also serve as a valuable reference to industrial researchers. Each chapter concludes with a section that describes important materials applications, and an updated list of thought-provoking questions.

Prosperity without Growth

Sustainable MaterialsWithout the Hot Air. Cambridge: UIT Cambridge. Alperovitz, Gar 2013. What Then Must We Do: Straight Talk About the Next American Revolution. White River Junction, VT. Chelsea Green Publishing.

Author: Tim Jackson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317388210

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 310

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What can prosperity possibly mean in a world of environmental and social limits? The publication of Prosperity without Growth was a landmark in the sustainability debate. Tim Jackson’s piercing challenge to conventional economics openly questioned the most highly prized goal of politicians and economists alike: the continued pursuit of exponential economic growth. Its findings provoked controversy, inspired debate and led to a new wave of research building on its arguments and conclusions. This substantially revised and re-written edition updates those arguments and considerably expands upon them. Jackson demonstrates that building a ‘post-growth’ economy is a precise, definable and meaningful task. Starting from clear first principles, he sets out the dimensions of that task: the nature of enterprise; the quality of our working lives; the structure of investment; and the role of the money supply. He shows how the economy of tomorrow may be transformed in ways that protect employment, facilitate social investment, reduce inequality and deliver both ecological and financial stability. Seven years after it was first published, Prosperity without Growth is no longer a radical narrative whispered by a marginal fringe, but an essential vision of social progress in a post-crisis world. Fulfilling that vision is simply the most urgent task of our times.

Materials and Sustainable Development

MacKay DJC: Sustainable energy – without the hot air, Cambridge, UK, 2008, UIT Press, ISBN 978-0-9544529-3-3. (MacKay brings a welcome dose of common sense into the discussion of energy sources and use. Fresh air replacing hot air).

Author: Michael F. Ashby

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 9780323985468

Category: Nature

Page: 584

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Materials and Sustainable Development, Second Edition, written by noted materials selection authority Mike Ashby, provides a structure and framework for analyzing sustainable development and the role of materials in it. The book's aim is to introduce ways of exploring sustainable development to readers in a way that avoids simplistic interpretations and approaches complexity in a systematic way. There is no completely 'right' answer to questions of sustainable development, instead, there is a thoughtful, well-researched response that recognizes concerns of stakeholders, conflicting priorities, and the economic, legal and social aspects of the technology and its environmental legacy. The intent of the book is not to offer solutions to sustainability challenges but rather to improve the quality of discussion and enable informed, balanced debate. This updated edition has been updated to reflect new insights, regulatory trends and other developments that have occurred since publication of the previous edition. Describes sustainable development in increasingly detailed progression, from a broad overview to specific tools and methods Includes updated chapter length case studies on topics such as biopolymers, electric cars, bamboo, and lighting that vividly illustrate the sustainable development process from a materials perspective Covers business and economic aspects in chapters on corporate sustainability and the "circular materials economy"

Including Consumption in Emissions Trading

Jannik Giesekam et al., 'The greenhouse gas emissions and mitigation options for materials used in the UK ... 202; Julian M. Allwood and Jonathan M. Cullen, Sustainable Materials without the Hot Air (UIT Cambridge 2015) at pp.

Author: Manuel W. Haussner

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781800376854

Category: Law

Page: 256

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This timely book addresses the need for further measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union, arguing that the EU Emissions Trading Scheme does not offer sufficient incentives for the carbon-intensive materials sector. It highlights the challenge that emissions from industries such as iron and steel, cement and aluminium, amongst others, pose to the EU’s commitment to significantly cut emissions by 2030.

Materials and the Environment

Gutowski, T.G., Sahni, S., Boustani, A., and Graves, S.C. (2011) “Remanufacturing and energy savings”, Environmental Science and Technology, America Chemical Society. MacKay, D.J.C. (2008) “Sustainable energy e without the hot air”, ...

Author: Michael F. Ashby

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 9780128215265

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 448

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Materials and the Environment, Third Edition, discusses the history of our increasing dependence on materials and energy. The book explains where materials come from and how they are used in a variety of industries, along with their lifecycle and relationship to energy and carbon. In addition, it covers the controls and economic instruments that hinder the use of engineering materials, considers sustainability from a materials perspective, and highlights the importance of low-carbon power and material efficiency. Further sections cover the mechanical, thermal and electrical properties of engineering metals, polymers, ceramics, composites and natural materials and their relationship to environmental issues. This book is intended for instructors and students of Engineering, Materials Science and Industrial/Product Design, as well as for materials engineers and product designers who need to consider the environmental implications of materials in their designs. Introduces methods and tools for thinking about, and designing with, materials within the context of their role in products and the environmental consequences Contains numerous case studies showing how the methods discussed in the book can be applied to real-world situations Includes full-color datasheets for dozens of the most widely used materials, featuring such environmentally relevant information as their annual production and reserves, embodied energy and process energies, carbon footprints, and recycling data