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Support for this project was provided by the United States-Asia Environmental Partnership, a program of the Agency for International Development (under grant no. AEP-A-00-97-00014-00). The views presented in this report are those of the Committee on Industrial Environmental Performance Metrics and are not necessarily those of the funding organization.
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Industrial environmental performance metrics : challenges and opportunities / Committee on Industrial Environmental Performance Metrics, National Academy of Engineering, National Research Council.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0-309-06242-X (pbk. : alk. paper)
1. Production management—Environmental aspects. 2. Industrial ecology—United States—Measurement. 3. Environmental policy—United States. I. National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Industrial Environmental Performance Metrics.
TS155.7 .I5 1999
Cover art: Like Wild Horses (detail), courtesy of the artist, Kay Jackson, Washington, D.C.
Copyright 1999 by the National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
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