Sustainability

  • Understand the importance of sustainability for engineers.

Sustainability:

Engineers should design and manufacture products, industrial plants, transportation, and infrastructure in such a way that natural resources and environment quality will not cross harmful level for future generations. Sustainability has three domains:

  • Economics

  • Environment

  • Social sustainability

Green engineering is a subset of sustainable engineering. Green engineering involves four basic approaches to improve processes and products to make them more efficient from an environmental standpoint.

  • Waste reduction

  • Materials management

  • Pollution prevention

  • Product enhancement

Solved Example:

18-1-01

The concept of sustainable development is related to: (REET 2012 Level - II Social Studies)

Correct Answer: B

Solved Example:

18-1-02

Which of the following statements best explains the concept of sustainable development? (UGC NET June 2019 Shift II)

Correct Answer: C