Project Title & Description
Partnership For Industrial Ecology In Central Ohio-
The proposed project will develop a systems-level model of resource flows and interdependencies in Central Ohio. Drawing on this model, the researchers plan to develop and implement decision tools incorporating thermodynamic life cycle assessment, impact assessment, system dynamics, and multi-objective cost benefit analysis to enable more effective use of materials and reduce waste. Finally the researchers will disseminate the results to stakeholders through websites, educational materials, and public meetings.