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The iceberg of sustainability

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • This study examines supply chains within the sustainable buildings industry. Two illustrative

    examples of supply chain maps are developed for key products used in the construction of the

    Illawarra Flame House for comparative analysis. It investigates the current state of supply chains in

    this industry. Results indicate a heuristic that suggests the longer the supply chain, the more

    unsustainable the final product or service is. The iceberg of sustainability proposes that while a

    product may appear sustainable on the surface, the whole supply chain must be analysed to gauge

    overall sustainability. As such greater geographic proximity of supply chain partners in a cluster

    structure facilitates greater sustainability as the overall offering can be optimised.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Ryan, E., Pepper, M. P., Munoz, A. & Cooper, P. (2016). The iceberg of sustainability. 30th ANZAM Conference (pp. 1-1).

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Abstract


  • This study examines supply chains within the sustainable buildings industry. Two illustrative

    examples of supply chain maps are developed for key products used in the construction of the

    Illawarra Flame House for comparative analysis. It investigates the current state of supply chains in

    this industry. Results indicate a heuristic that suggests the longer the supply chain, the more

    unsustainable the final product or service is. The iceberg of sustainability proposes that while a

    product may appear sustainable on the surface, the whole supply chain must be analysed to gauge

    overall sustainability. As such greater geographic proximity of supply chain partners in a cluster

    structure facilitates greater sustainability as the overall offering can be optimised.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Ryan, E., Pepper, M. P., Munoz, A. & Cooper, P. (2016). The iceberg of sustainability. 30th ANZAM Conference (pp. 1-1).

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