EPA Science Inventory

The Triple Value Model: A Systems Approach to Sustainable Solutions

Citation:

FIKSEL, J., R. BRUINS, A. GATCHETT, A. GILLILAND, AND M. TENBRINK. The Triple Value Model: A Systems Approach to Sustainable Solutions. CLEAN TECHNOLOGIES AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY. Springer Berlin-Heidelberg, , Germany, 16(4):691-702, (2014).

Description:

The unintended environmental impacts of economic development threaten the continued availability of ecosystem services that are critical to human well being. An integrated systems approach is needed to characterize sustainability problems and evaluate potential solutions. The Triple Value Model is an innovative framework that depicts the dynamic linkages and resource flows among industrial, societal, and environmental systems. The U.S. EPA has begun using this model to support transdisciplinary research projects that focus upon water resources, communities, and other broad sustainability themes.

Purpose/Objective:

To encourage the use of conceptual models in sustainability research.

URLs/Downloads:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10098-013-0696-1   Exit

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Projected Completion Date: 04/01/2014
Record Last Revised: 09/09/2014
Record Created: 12/08/2011
Record Released: 12/08/2011
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 239923

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

IMMEDIATE OFFICE