Industrial Resource Management

Industrial Resource Management (IRM)

IRM aims at modern thinking and practice towards sustainable resource management with focus on industrial activities. Modern thinking has elements such as:

 

  • Considering whether a certain product is really needed,
  • Considering how a product can be designed such that it’s functionality is maximised
  • Considering how the impact of a product on the environment and on other elements of life can be minimised over, as it’s called, it’s lifetime.
Industrial symbiosis

Industrial Symbiosis (IS)

Based on Natural Ecosystem, IS engages diverse organisations and society in a network to foster eco-innovation for mutual benefit. Creating and sharing knowledge through the network yields mutually profitable transactions …

Ref: Lombardi, D. R. and Laybourn, P. (2012), Redefining Industrial Symbiosis. Journal of Industrial Ecology, 16: 28–37. doi: 10.1111/j.1530-9290.2011.00444.x

  • Towards a model to assess the sustainability implications of industrial symbiosis in eco-industrial parks.
  • Methodology for capturing environmental, social and economic implications of industrial symbiosis in heavy industrial areas.
  • Stakeholder participation in evaluating social benefits of industrial symbiosis.
  • Triple bottom line accounting applied for industrial symbiosis
Circular Economy

Circular Economy (CE)

There are several major schools of thought around CE,  they are the Industrial ecology of Reid Lifset and Thomas Graedel; and Biomimicry by Janine Benyus; Natural Capitalism by Amory and Hunter Lovins and Paul Hawken and the Blue economy systems approach by Gunter Pauli.

 

Performance economy by Walter Sahel

“An industrial system that is restorative or regenerative by intention and design…by Ellen Mac Arthur Foundation.

Carbon Accounting

Carbon Accounting and Management

Reducing the output of greenhouse gas emissions is one of the most critical responses to climate variations. It plays a critical role in implementing the carbon and climate commitments. Direct and indirect emissions reductions are equally important.

    Industrial Resource Management

    Industrial Resource Management (IRM)

    IRM aims at modern thinking and practice towards sustainable resource management with focus on industrial activities. Modern thinking has elements such as:

     

    Circular Economy

    Circular Economy (CE)

    There are several major schools of thought around CE,  they are the Industrial ecology of Reid Lifset and Thomas Graedel; and Biomimicry by Janine Benyus; Natural Capitalism by Amory and Hunter Lovins and Paul Hawken and the Blue economy systems approach by Gunter Pauli.

     

    Industrial symbiosis

    Industrial Symbiosis (IS)

    Based on Natural Ecosystem, IS engages diverse organisations and society in a network to foster eco-innovation for mutual benefit. Creating and sharing knowledge through the network yields mutually profitable transactions …

    Ref: Lombardi, D. R. and Laybourn, P. (2012), Redefining Industrial Symbiosis. Journal of Industrial Ecology, 16: 28–37. doi: 10.1111/j.1530-9290.2011.00444.x

    Carbon Accounting

    Carbon Accounting and Management

    Reducing the output of greenhouse gas emissions is one of the most critical responses to climate variations. It plays a critical role in implementing the carbon and climate commitments. Direct and indirect emissions reductions are equally important.