Tuesday, 1 June 2010

F.A.O Keith Moir - References for part one of the project.

Sustainability Overview References - info can be found in a earlier blog


o What is a carbon footprint?


o Explain the 3 key pillars of sustainable design/development.


o What is meant by Eco-efficiency?

Conceptual Framework Working Group of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. (2003). "Ecosystems and Human Well-being."
London: Island Press.
Chapter 5. "Dealing with Scale". pp. 107–124. I
SBN 155634030

o Find and explain two good examples of sustainable design.

Examples of sustainable design…

http://www.modcell.co.uk/ London 2012 Olympic Legacy
2012 Olympics

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Amended 3 Pillars

Designers should care because the people (consumer) does, if we ignore the sustainability issue the people might lose interest and buy other things.
Falkirk wheel is a good example as there is very little energy needed to turn it. Most of the movement comes from the weight of the top water tank being heavier than the bottom one. This pushes the wheel down.
Irn Bru glass bottles are another good example as they give the buyer the incentive to return the bottle to get 20p back. The bottles are then recycled, refilled and redistributed. If everyone did this no bottles would be needed again.

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Sustainable Future

This is a quote from a book i was reading the other day.

" To create sustainable future, we must revamp the systems that support our lives. The challenge is twofold; to retrofit existing systems to make them as sustainable as possible and to build new systems using the principles of sustainable design."

Environmental Science - Creating a sustainable future page 49.