International Society for the Advancement of Emergy Research
The Emergy Society
|Welcome to the Emergy Society Web Site!
We are an international society dedicated to the
advancement of research on emergy and transformity.
This work is accomplished within the framework of
Energy Systems Theory (Odum 1994).
Our goal is to support research and communication
that will increase the quantity and improve the quality of
emergy research carried out throughout the world.
If you are interested in increasing your knowledge of
this subject, You might consider taking the following
Emergy Accounting Summer School organized by the
University Ca' Foscari in Venice. Mark Brown will be
the main Lecturer. You may find information about the
event at the link:
Please explore our website to learn more about
emergy, H.T. Odum, and our organization and join
ISAER if you are interested in this work.
Odum, H.T. 1994. Ecological and General Systems. University Press
of Colorado, Niwot, CO. 644. p.
Last Modified May 25, 2013
|The Emergy Society's New Logo
Please, go to the Logo page to see the Emergy
Society's new Logo developed by the Logo Committee
in collaboration with Lux Design of San Francisco, CA.
Logo contest designs are also shown and we will use
them in an artistic context to support our mission.
|Images from opening night at the
6th Biennial Emergy Research
Photographs by Tom Robertson
|Emergy Society Home Page
|Gain Access to the Emergy Society Database
of Unit Emergy Values.
The Emergy Society Database of transformities and
other unit emergy values is administered by Brandon K.
Winfrey and it is currently open for use by all Emergy
Society members and other interested parties.
Please follow these steps to register.
1) Go to http://www.emergydatabase.org
2) Click the "Create new account" link on the left sidebar
3) Fill out a user name and password that you will use
to sign into the website.
4) Provide an email where you can be reached so your
account can be verified.
5) Be patient. Currently, user accounts are approved
manually by the administrator.
|It is time to pay your 2013 ISAER dues.
At the 5th Annual Meeting of ISAER, we approved
raising the dues for full membership to $50.00.
Student membership remains at $10. The
additional revenue is needed to support travel to
the 2014 emergy research conference and other
Emergy Society activities.
Please pay your dues through setting-up a Pay
Pal account or with a credit card by going to the
dues and donations page on this web site and
clicking on the link provided.
Note our members from P.R. China may have
trouble doing this, we are working on a solution.
|A Prosperous Way Down
“A Prosperous Way Down” is a proposition that we can change our ways enough to gradually reduce our energy
use to fit the reduction of our resources.
The website,prosperouswaydown.com, created by Mary Odum Logan concentrates on this proposition. It supports
lively discussions on what we can do to fit the patterns of today and tomorrow.
The book , A Prosperous Way Down, by Howard T. Odum and Elisabeth C. Odum, was published in 2001 by
University Press of Colorado, 5589 Arapahoe Ave. Suite 206C, Boulder, Col. 80303.
A paper by Betty Odum summaries much of the book. The paper will be presented at a workshop at the Friends
General Conference, held at the University of Rhode Island July 1 - 7, 2012. You can download the paper by
following this link to Betty's paper.
Here is the link to a Report from the Prosperous Way Down Workshop
Posted by Enrique Ortega 09/24/12
|We have a new feature on our website, The ISAER
Monthly Newsletter, instituted by Enrique Ortega,
President of the International Society for the
Advancement of Emergy Research.
We are requesting that newsletters be sent to us from
Emergy Research groups around the world.
Newsletters from the UNICAMP (University of
Campinas) group in Campinas, Brazil and the
Ecosystem Engineering Design Lab at the University
of Maryland, USA are now posted. To read them follow
the link to the complete newsletters found on the In the
Also, directions for sending Enrique a newsletter from
your group are given on the "In the News" page.
|The 6th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Advancement of Emergy Research is adjourned, but the Member's Area
of the website will remain open and further comments will be posted until June 7, 2013. Please go to the Annual Meeting page and
read the President's closing remarks that have just been posted.