Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 166).
Our guest this episode is Professor Roland Clift who helped develop the discipline of Industrial Ecology.
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In this episode, we discuss;
- Ethics around, engineering, sustainability and the built environment.
- The established legal principal that “I was only following orders or doing what everyone else was doing” is not a defence.
- The professors 3 ideas to make a difference.
And much more……
For more information on Professor Roland Clift and his work;
IChemE lecture “seeing the whole picture: chemical engineering and the science of sustainability”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJq1lC9ORRc
Professor Roland Clift BA, MA (Cantab.); PhD (McGill); CBE, FREng, FIChemE, FRSA, HonFCIWEM is a Chemical Engineer who helped develop the new discipline of Industrial Ecology. He is also:
* Emeritus Professor of Environmental Technology and Founding Director of the Centre for Environmental Strategy, University of Surrey
* Past Executive Director and President of the International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE)
* Visiting Professor in Environmental System Analysis, Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden
* Adjunct Professor in Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
* Visiting Professor in Centre for Industrial Ecology, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Professor Roland Clift was one of the first to define and examine “clean tech” as a sector within the built environment. In addition to being an academic and educator, Professor Roland Clift has advised industry and governments using a systems approach to analyze sustainability issues and importantly, has also considered the implied ethical issues.
From 1996 to 2005, Roland was a member of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution (RCEP). He is a past member of the UK Eco-labelling Board, of the Science Advisory Council of the Department, Food and Rural affairs (Defra), of the Royal Society/Royal Academy Working Group on nanotechnology and of the Working Group which drafted and updated the BSI/Defra/Carbon Trust standard on carbon labelling, PAS 2050. In 2004-5, he acted as Expert Adviser to a House of Lords Select Committee enquiry into energy efficiency. His research is concerned with system approaches to environmental management and industrial ecology, including life cycle assessment and energy systems.
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