1. Green engineering has proven to be an obstacle to many industries. The reason is their misunderstanding of the potential benefits if properly implemented. In your opinion, would you classify green engineering as a quick fix program or a long-term process? Is it one that is capital intensive or communication intensive? How can you use your answer to convince these industries?
2. Some of the industries that oppose the implementation of green engineering claim that practicing green engineering requires a substantial organizational culture change. Some others claim that green engineering is a design process change. What would you say to these industries to help them understand the impact of green engineering on their culture or design practice?
3. Is there a conflict in an environmentally conscious manufacturing environment? If there is, is it healthy and desirable? Does environmentally conscious manufacturing require management commitment and participation? In what capacity? What is the management role in this case?