Design and Manufacture for Sustainable Development (2003)

Design and Manufacture for Sustainable Development (2003)

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The increasing demand for energy, raw materials and goods arising from world population growth, the emerging concept of sustainable development is concerned with meeting such challenges. The widely accepted Brundtland definition of sustainable development states that it is the ability to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. The papers in this volume are from a conference organised by the University of Liverpool in September 2003 and are dedicated to the holistic study and interchange of ideas on the theory, technology, tools, methodology for the entire product life cycle within the framework of sustainable development. Design and Manufacture for Sustainable Development 2003 brings together industry leaders and the cutting edge of academic research in this critical area and includes, Life cycle engineering - from methodology to enterprise culture teaching mechanical engineering course relating to the environment Biodegradable plastics for hygenic disposable products Assessment for product sustainability An exploration of the role values play in designer decision making and how this effects ecodesign outcomes Laser technology applied to sustainable demolition and high-energy, re-usable bricks Sustainability principles for product design Public perceptions of sustainability, energy efficiency and recycling - how these can inform the design processElectrolux, for example, recognises that 80-90% of the impacts of its washing machine products (energy, water aamp; chemicals) occur ... The normal method for communicating operating instructions to the end user is by means of text and images.

Title:Design and Manufacture for Sustainable Development (2003)
Author:Bernard Hon
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2004-01-26


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