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Upcycling

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Upcycling is the process of repurposing waste materials and discarded products into new materials and products by giving them an equal or higher value than their original use. Also called creative reuse, upcycling is the positive...

Autopoiesis

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Autopoiesis is the capacity of certain systems to make and remake their component parts. It is a way of defining living systems and so one way of approaching sustainable design. There are a number of ways of thinking about systems entailed...

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...LEED refers to the practice of building sustainably. Established in March 2000 by the United States Green Building Institute (USGBC), LEED is a third-party building certification system that recognizes building constructs that satisfy...

Appropriate Technology

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...A term coined by E. F. Schumacher to describe alternative technology that can replace capital-intensive technology for sustainable development. Its characteristics are people-centered, small-scale, localized, decentralized, labor-intensive,...

Recyclability

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...In an era of disposability and planned obsolescence, recycling is an eco-conscious practice which reduces global carbon footprint in two ways. First, by minimizing the volume of waste generated, and second, by lowering the consumption...

Waste

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Waste refers to materials no longer wanted or desired for further use in terms of production, transformation, or consumption, and discarded at any stage of the life cycle of stuff—from materials’ extraction to manufacturing, distribution...

I Miss the Hungry Years: Coping with Abundance

The Handbook of Design for Sustainability

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book Chapter

...Introduction Information technology is a marvel of ingenuity and engineering. It has been widely admired and used; it is being advanced by inventiveness and competition; and it is being promoted by politicians and education...

The Emergence of Design for Sustainability: And Onward and Upward . . .

The Handbook of Design for Sustainability

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book Chapter

...Introduction (Anonymous) A few blades of grass can do more to dislodge concrete than a thousand marching feet. One bright side of being older is to have watched the quiet revolution of sustainability...

The Roots of Unsustainability

The Handbook of Design for Sustainability

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book Chapter

...Situating Sustainability A distinguishing feature of being human, beyond the animals we are, is language. Language is one of the most important distinguishing features of our species. Language permits us to reflect on what we...

Making Sustainability Up: Design beyond Possibility

The Handbook of Design for Sustainability

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book Chapter

...Design in Danger (Weston, 2009, p. 59) The ‘environmental crisis’ is not fundamentally the result of some error in reasoning . . . It is a slow (sometimes not so slow) downward spiral, a reduction in fact...