Can you show us how you have made the world a bit better? Have you been involved with engineering work, a design or project, that is innovative and changes the business-as-usual paradigm by coming up with a more sustainable solution? Does it demonstrate environmental and/or social benefit without compromising the economic feasibility? If you have, then we want to know about it!
Engineers Australia has prepared national guidelines titled Implementing Sustainability: Principles and Practice to show how the Engineers Australia Code of Ethics’ sustainability tenets, and the Engineers Australia Policies on Sustainability and Climate Change may be implemented.
It is intended to develop several case studies to show that it is practical to meet what some may consider quite challenging principles and to inspire others to think outside the box for more innovative and sustainable solutions. The case studies will pass on lessons learned to other engineers.
We are looking for case studies from all engineering disciplines that show, by using some thought and imagination, the outcome of engineering work can be significantly influenced.
For the case study to be progressed, the following requirements will need to be met.
Agreement by the owner to develop and use the case study:
- Allow access to key staff so the case study can be developed in consultation with the relevant people;
- It can be demonstrated that there are positive environmental or social outcomes while still being economically feasible;
- It can be demonstrated that the work goes beyond business as usual while still being accepted by the client as a desirable solution;
- Projects that have been assessed against a formal sustainability rating system are welcome, but this is not essential.
Interested parties should send a brief one-page description of the proposed Case Study, with confirmation that it meets the firm requirements above, to [email protected]
Note: acceptance of the project for a case study is not guaranteed. Submissions will be reviewed and selected by the Engineers Australia Sustainability Steering Committee.