01 August 2004

Sustainability and Engineering in New Zealand

Engineers are involved in all aspects of resource use, from resource extraction through to technology and product design, manufacturing, operations and even management of waste resources and products. The overuse of resources results in five major effects: contamination, degradation, dispersion, consumption and loss. Each effect has a different environmental risk. This guideline discusses how engineers can utilise resource-minimising strategies in their designs, such as recycling, cleaner production and sustainable technology design.

Sustainability and Engineering in New Zealand (2004) (PDF 725KB)