The IRSN aims to make its publishing activities more socially responsible while continuing to fulfill its mission of disseminating information. Consequently, it has decided to make available for free downloading all the future works in its Science and Technology Series published by the institute in color, and to block the printing and copying.
For those who wish, the book made by our partner EDP sciences can be acquired for a price just slightly above that of an individual color printing. The manufacturing process has the advantage of using French raw materials, recycled paper and plant-based inks meeting sustainable development standards.
Nevertheless, concerned with meeting its readers' wide range of needs, the IRSN is making the book available in black and white, copyable, printable and divided by chapter. Those intending to frequently consult it or take notes are advised to acquire the paper version or to make a double-sided print-out of the PDF.
Printings (recommended in black and white and on both sides of the page) of copies from the HDR Series and Reference documents Series will be made available again when the books are out of stock. They, and those to come, are or will be printed by an appropriate company from the protected, local sector that has been granted the Imprim'vert label.
Sustainable development is "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs".
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