Industrial ecology

Industrial Ecology

Industrial ecology is a brand of sustainability science. The study of energy and material flows in industrial society—and their environmental impacts—underlies the research we do in Green Civil Engineering. Our systems level work in industrial ecology includes analysis of:

  • Upstream ‘lifecycle’ impacts of materials, buildings and structures
  • Interactions between infrastructure systems in national green growth strategies
  • Resilient systems
  • Resource recovery from waste streams
  • Groundwater footprints