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Systems 2015, 3(2), 27-44; doi:10.3390/systems3020027

An Integrated Architecture, Methods and Some Tools for Enhancing Sustainable Enterprises and Systems

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department, New Jersey Institute of Technology, The Public Research University, Newark, NJ 07102, USA
Academic Editors: Graham Winch and Carmine Bianchi
Received: 9 February 2015 / Revised: 14 April 2015 / Accepted: 24 April 2015 / Published: 4 May 2015
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Sustainability and, in particular, green sustainability are very complex subjects, because they typically include several integrated sub-systems. Many of these contain dynamically changing objects and variables, which are often difficult to measure and calibrate. Green sustainability means waste reduction and optimization with a non-toxic process focus that can be maintained over time, for a very long time. Furthermore, it means the ability of an ecosystem to maintain ecological processes and functions, biological diversity and productivity over time. Sustainable, green engineering design, manufacturing, demanufacturing and re-engineering are changing every aspect of our lives. In this paper, we offer an overview, a systems engineering framework, as well as some methodology and concrete results. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainability; green engineering; green sustainability; intelligent sustainable enterprise engineering (iSEE:Green); systems engineering sustainability; green engineering; green sustainability; intelligent sustainable enterprise engineering (iSEE:Green); systems engineering
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Ranky, P.G. An Integrated Architecture, Methods and Some Tools for Enhancing Sustainable Enterprises and Systems. Systems 2015, 3, 27-44.

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