Scale of Resources

Also known as the Hierarchy of Resources, this is a valuable permaculture design tool as it summarizes the emergy values of different types of substances.

The Scale

We go into detail about this scale in this class, how it relates to other considerations about what resources to use for our designs, in order to ensure they are really sustainable (permacultural).

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An Emergy Scale

This is roughly comparable to an emergy scale - inherent energy in materials, see Odum who coined the term - but in a more integral, holistic way - according to how it is used, not just what it contains / how it was constructed, etc.

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