In this GC3 Green Chemistry Education Webinar, three experts explain what green engineering is and how to apply its principles in the real world.
Julie Zimmerman: Overview of Green Engineering Principles - 00:42
Matthew Eckelman: Tools for Sustainable Design - 27:49
Julie Schoenung: Green Engineering Principles in Practice - 53:57
Q&A - 1:21:19
The U.S. EPA defines green engineering as the “design, commercialization, and use of processes and products, which are feasible and economical while minimizing generation of pollution at the source and risk to human health and the environment.” Green engineering applies principles similar to those of green chemistry to process and product design. These principles and techniques are based on the idea that protection of health and environment as well as costs are best addressed at the design and development phase.