NBS Guidance

Design Principles for Ecological Engineering

About This Guide

Bergen, S. D., S. M. Bolton, and J. L. Fridley. 2001. “Design Principles for Ecological Engineering.” Ecological Engineering 18 (2): 201–210.

Design Principles for Ecological Engineering is a research paper that defines ecological engineering and describes a design methodology that is consistent with or based on ecological principles. It presents five ecological engineering design principles, including “(1) design consistent with ecological principles, (2) design for site-specific context, (3) maintain the independence of design functional requirements, (4) design for efficiency in energy and information, and (5) acknowledge the values and purposes that motivate design” (1).