Infrastructure planning and sustainability methodology goes 'hand in hand' - and to be able to influence
energy, water and nutrient ecological treatment services in design, it must be achieved at the conceptual
or masterplanning stage.
Water harvesting, ecological wastewater treatment, water sensitive design, renewable energy supplies
and carbon footprint reduction services combine with human community and social needs
connecting nature with people and the built environment.
Ecological Engineering tools increase efficiencies, within all industrial sectors and in most cases merge
traditional methods with the latest cost saving eco-technologies.
Ecohome design can reduce carbon emissions, whilst using historical building materials and methods with onsite
biogas digestion (reuse of methane for cooking), algae photobioreactors (reconstituting fuels), wind and solar
hybrid energies (power) and backyard food production (vegetables, fish, chickens etc) with the intention of
retaining energy and nutrients within the home footprint.
For the mining industry this means reducing ecological impacts; a mine can be sustainable if the
process retains a close loop lifecycle and wherever possible added valuing attained at a local level.
Mining camps become sustainable villages, mines are not only remediated but planned for
post-mining community and commercial opportunities.
The picture is more of a decentralised regional society, balancing rural production and natural carbon sinks
with intensive urban city living. Integrated electric vehicle, rail and bus transport systems sharing local, regional
and international resources.
For the sustainability sceptics, the fundamental facts are that the earth's carrying capacity to support
Homo sapiens is ever increasing by population and diminishing resources. Material and product capability
and availability will decrease and require preventative operational maintenance and material long term life cycle analysis.
For further information please contact: fishace ecological engineering