Research at the Center for Industrial Ecology is carried out in collaboration with other segments of the Yale community, with other academic institutions, and with international partners in Austria, Japan, China, Belgium, Singapore, Scandinavia, India, and elsewhere. Faculty research interests include the theoretical basis of industrial ecology, the cycles of materials, technological change and the environment, eco-industrial urban development, industrial symbiosis, and product and producer policy issues.
Today, fossil fuels are the main source of greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution, while also polluting land and water. Options to reduce this pollution include energy conservation, renewables, nuclear power and the... Complete project overview »
“Criticality” is the quality, state, or degree of being of the highest importance, and is of particular interest in the case of metals and other resources. A comprehensive methodology comprised of three dimensions – supply... Complete project overview »
The Yale Program on Industrial Ecology in Developing Countries was launched in 2007, with the following mission: To work with international colleagues to adapt industrial ecology theory and practice to the realities... Complete project overview »
Modern society is made possible by the use of metals, and metals have historically been supplied from virgin stocks (ore bodies, mineral deposits, and the like). Other reservoirs exist, however, a principal one being materials... Complete project overview »
Among their functions, cities are an important locus for the production, consumption and disposal of products. Traditionally, manufacturers bear the responsibility for the impacts of making products, consumers for the usage-... Complete project overview »