Lecture Notes

This page presents notes for some of the lecture sessions.

LEC # TOPICS LECTURE NOTES
1 Introduction ( PDF)
Part 1: Views on Industrial Ecology
2 What is Industrial Ecology?  
3 Environmental Paradigm ( PDF)
4 Sustainability: Concepts and Metrics ( PDF)
5 Resource Economics  
6 Resource Economics (cont.)  
7 Resource Econ Group Presentations  
Part 2: LCA: Method Basics
8 Life-cycle Assessment - Overview ( PDF)
9 Using the Software  
10 LCA - Scope ( PDF)
11 LCA - Inventory ( PDF)
12 LCA - Inventory Allocation ( PDF)
13 LCA - Recycling  
14 Materials Flow Analysis ( PDF)
Part 3: Environmental Evaluation and Advanced Methods
15 Overview of Case 2  
16 LCA - Impact Assessment - EPS ( PDF)
17 LCA - Impact Assessment - EcoPoints ( PDF)
18 LCA Research  
19 Case 1 Presentations  
Part 4: Aggregate Materials Flows
20 National Materials Flows  
21 Material Flow Case Study  
Part 5: Environmental Policy Strategies
22 Environmental Policy Making (Part 1) ( PDF)
23 Environmental Policy Making (Part 2)  
24 Industrial Ecology Research @ MIT  
25 Final Presentations  

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