What's going on with the Sustainable Engineering Committee?
The Sustainable Engineering Committee (SE) has emerged in order to adapt to changes ongoing within ASME, where the T&S Division is seen as a cross-cutting division.
The SE committee aims to fill the needs and interests of the T&S Division to deal with issues related to the impact of technology on the society and environment from a sustainable perspective.
The goal of the Committee is to extend the concept of sustainable development  into the engineering community and interested public; discuss and understand its impact within a technological, social, economical and political framework.
In coordination with other ASME Divisions (EED, SED), it promotes technology assessment, development and application to the interdependence of communities, systems, environment and societies and promotes optimal and effective engineering solutions and tools to enhance, apply and measure targeted sustainable outcomes.
To obtain more information and news on the committee join ASME's PeerLink. One can log as an ASME or non-ASME member. Later, chose the Sustainable Engineering Community for access.
The mission of the Sustainable Engineering Committee is to contribute to the overall goal of ASME and the T&S Division by integrating the mechanical engineering profession with other areas involved with the concept of sustainable development  at the local, regional and international level from an engineering perspective.
To serve as a bridge and continuously search for opportunities where the technical knowledge from other ASME divisions can be brought together and be linked to sustainable engineering applications through social, economical and technological assessment, development and application.
- To support the exchange of ideas among engineers that will lead to the production and dissemination of significant information in the field of Sustainable Engineering.
- To promote the concept and application of sustainability in the mechanical engineering profession by encouraging technical publication, organizing programs for technical presentations and discussions, and cooperating with other ASME professional divisions.
- To generate discussions regarding technological advancements taking place in engineering in the areas of improved efficiency and environment.
 As defined by the Brundtland report "Humanity has the ability to make development sustainable to to ensure that it meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."