Sustainability Programs: About More Than Just Efficiency
Whether it’s water conservation, pollution prevention or even plastics reduction, we often associate “sustainability” with one focus area. True sustainability encompasses multiple, intersecting efforts to preserve, reuse and even create new resources, including water, air and energy. Sustainability studies focus on how we can utilize resources and develop as businesses, organizations and even nations without depleting those resources for future generations.
Sustainable Engineering: Supporting Smarter Innovation
Effective sustainability prioritizes smart, regenerative use of resources. Sustainable engineering helps us move the world forward — inventing new products, creating new processes, providing housing and vehicles — with those goals at the center. In other words, sustainability engineers help us grow and innovate while ensuring that we have enough resources for future development.
“Sustainability is about energy development that meets our current needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs because of limited natural resources, mainly fossil fuels.” – Dr. Gianfranco DiGiuseppe, Kettering University Mechanical Engineering faculty member