Efficient Use of Materials and Energy
Published Online: 14 JAN 2011
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Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science
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Thomas, V. M. 2011. Efficient Use of Materials and Energy. Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science. .
- Published Online: 14 JAN 2011
The efficient use of materials and energy is at the core of energy and environmental challenges. At the company level, environmentally preferable supply chains is a key area in which operations research can make significant contributions. At the global level, key challenges relate to the dynamics of technology, economics, and environmental impacts, including the potential for material and energy efficiency, the relation of technological and economic development to changes in consumption patterns, and the potential for technology to reduce environmental impacts and constraints.
- industrial ecology;
- energy efficiency