Industrial Ecology: The Cutting Edge

Location: 
Burke Auditorium (Please note location change) 195 Prospect St. New Haven CT
December 7, 2012
8:30AM-5:00PM

This symposium will bring world-class scholars at the cutting edge of industrial ecology to Yale to present and discuss their current work. The goal is to sample, discuss and debate new developments in the field and to engage Yale University faculty and students and experts in the larger research community in understanding and contributing to the development of the field.

 

Program

 8:30 am     Welcome and Introduction by Dean Crane and Professor Marian Chertow

 8:45 am     New Developments in Life Cycle Assessment

Moderator: Reid Lifset, Editor-in-chief, Journal of Industrial Ecology, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University

  • "Integrating scenario analysis in LCA: interactive tool for biofuel development”                                                          Sangwon Suh, Associate Professor, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management
  •  “LCA in regulation: Is a paradigm shift underway?"                                                                                                Richard Plevin, Assistant Research Engineer, Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Berkeley

 

10:30 am     Coffee break

11:00 am     Systems Modeling in Industrial Ecology

Moderator: Thomas Graedel, Musser Professor of Industrial Ecology, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University

  • "The Global Displacement of Land Use Through Trade: A Multiregional Input-Output Analysis"                                  Edgar Hertwich, Professor of Energy and Process Engineering and Director of the Industrial Ecology Program, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • “Improved forecasting of cost and demand for emerging energy technologies”                                                        Eric Williams, Associate Professor, Golisano Institute for Sustainability, Rochester Institute of Technology

 

12:45 pm     Lunch

 1:30  pm     Sustainable  Urban Systems

Moderator: Anu Ramaswami, Denny Chair Professor of Science, Technology & Public Policy,
Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

  • “Sustainable Resilient Infrastructure”                                                                                                                  Chris Kennedy, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Toronto
  • “Sustainable urban metabolism: Method and case studies”                                                                                  Paulo Ferrão, Professor, Director, IN+ Center for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico

 

 2:45 pm     Coffee break

 3:15 pm     Cutting Edge Industrial Ecology: Implications for Policy and Management

  • Janet Salem, Programme Officer, Resource Efficiency and Sustainable Consumption and Production, Division of Technology, Industry and Economics, UN Environment Programme
  • Dinah A. KoehlerSenior Research Manager, Sustainability & Climate Change, Deloitte Research

 

 4:00 pm     Reflections on the Cutting Edge

  • Thomas Graedel, Musser Professor of Industrial Ecology, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University
  • Marian Chertow, Associate Professor, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University