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Assessing and Measuring Environmental Impact and Sustainability by Jiri J Klemes

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Chapter 14

Setting a policy for sustainability

The importance of measurement

Richard C. Darton,    Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Assessing the sustainability impact of any system—factory, business, institution, supply chain, industry, city, province, or country—is essential to setting a policy for sustainability. This assessment can be made by using a set of indicators, but choosing which indicators to select is not straightforward. This chapter describes the process analysis method (PAM), in which the system is considered as a group of processes causing triple bottom line impacts on the environment, the economy, and the human/social domain. The indicators are then related to these impacts. The PAM provides ...

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