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Wanted: Masters of Elegant Frugality

AUTHOR: Lovins, Amory; Sheikh, Imran
DOCUMENT ID: 2006-07
YEAR: 2006
DOCUMENT TYPE: Journal or Magazine Article
PUBLISHER: Chemical Engineering Progress
 
This article describes how whole-system engineering can make very large savings cost less than the savings achieved by capturing the interactive effects between design components. The authors argue that as chemical engineering continues to accelerate economic progress, its most valuable practitioners will be those whose integrative design skills create radically greater resource productivity at lower costs.