Sustainability In Engineering

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Introduction In order for us to get a clear understanding of the topic “Concept of sustainability in engineering” we should get a clear understanding/definition of the topic, therefore we should understand what engineering and sustainability is, which are the two keywords in this topic and also how both of them are related. First we will look into the definition of engineering. • What is engineering ? According to the oxford dictionary, engineering is defined as follows; Engineering (noun): (1) The branch of science and technology concerned with the design, building, and use of engines, machines, and structures (2) The action of working artfully to bring something about. (Source: https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/engineering)…show more content…
In todays world we find the unnecessary use of resources where there is an excess use of resources, i.e. resources are used up although demand is met that is resources are wasted. Moreover it is also important for us to understand that manufacturing processes are safe for employees, communities and moreover most importantly the consumers. There is also the economic aspect to it, i.e. the manufacturing process should be economically sound, that is it should be economically efficient. We live in a world where industries pay a lot of attention towards economy, therefore it is very important for these processes to be economical. According to the definition for sustainability, the three main spheres taken into consideration are economic, environmental and social. From the above brief on manufacturing processes it is clear that three specific spheres are taken into consideration, therefore it is fair to say that manufacturing processes should be sustainable. Sustainable manufacturing is defined as “the creation of manufactured products that use processes that minimize negative environmental impacts, conserve energy and natural resources, are safe for employees, communities, and consumers and are economically…show more content…
Therefore a need arises for sustainable entrepreneurship. If a business starts with sustainability at its center and develops into an empire and captures a lot of customers then that business/business model(to be exact) is said to be a “sustainable business model”. In order to achieve such sustainable models it is important for the entrepreneurs to understand the importance of sustainability, because the world now focuses more on environment, society and economy(rather than just focusing on the economy like those
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