The amount of sustainability a company devotes itself to can be a big decision. Sustainability can affect your bottom line and come out more expensive in the long run, but it can also be worth it to prevent hazards for future generations. So where do you draw the line? How much do you devote to it? These questions and more are answered in this incredibly powerful manual Sustainability and Design Ethics. Covering everything that has to do with green design this book will not only bring up the arguments for sustainability, but also the arguments against such as cost and effeciency.
Use this incredible manual to decided whether or not the road to sustainability is worth it for you and your company.
Table of Contents
1. Why Does Prometheus Suffer?
Sustainability and Design
Why Sustainability is Needed
2. Professional Ethics
What is a Profession?
Evaluating Codes of Ethics
Sustainability and the Ethical Challenges for Designers
3. Is There an Ethical Obligation to Act Sustainably? Theories of Ethics
What Obligations Do We Have to Other Living Things?
Utilitarian Views of Nature
Who Owns the Environment?
Role of Professional Standards
4. The Design Professional and Organizations
Balancing Obligation and Opportunity
The Descent of Corporate Obligation
Justification for a Whistle-Blower
5. The Choice for Sustainability
The Design Professional as Leader
Sustainability and Obligation
Sustainability and Design Ethics
6. The Precautionary Principle and Design
Moral Underpinnings of the Precautionary Principles
Precautionary Principle and Design
What Do We Owe the Future?
Duty to Prevent Harm
Precaution and Design
What Ought We to Do?
Designer as Teacher
Designer as Student