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 this subject, you might consider
joining the Emergy Society.
Please explore our website to learn more about
emergy, H.T. Odum, and our organization
Odum, H.T. 1994. Ecological and General Systems. University Press
of Colorado, Niwot, CO. 644. p.
Last Modified JUNE 29, 2012
|The Emergy Society Logo Designs.
Please, go to the Logo page to see the designs that
have been submitted and the contest winner.
|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
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
Please follow these steps to register.
1) Go to http://www.emergydatabase.org
2) Click the "Create new account" link on the
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 2012 ISAER dues.
Because of the very full agenda at the Annual
Meeting, we neglected to collect dues at that
time. All new members, who attended the
Emergy Research Conference paid their ISAER
dues with the conference registration fee. Many
of our other members still owe dues for this year.
You can pay through setting-up a Pay Pal
account or with a credit card by going to the dues
and donations page on this web site or by
clicking on the link provided.
|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.
|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.
The first newsletter is from the UNICAMP (University
of Campinas) group in Campinas, Brazil. The Second
Newsletter is from the Ecosystem Engineering
Design Lab at the University of Maryland, USA. Both
newsletters 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.
|Here is the link to a Report from the Prosperous Way Down Workshop
Posted by Enrique Ortega 09/24/12