Environmentally-friendly product development : methods and tools /Published by : Springer (London) Physical details: xxx, 319 s. ill ISBN:1852339039.
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S. 293-313: References
1. Introduction -- 2. Case study vacuum cleaner: From vision to reality -- 3. The product life cycle -- 4. Environmental assessment -- 5. From the market to holistically optimised product concepts -- 6. From concept to application -- 7. Final summary
The book describes an integrated approach that assists designers to develop environmentally-friendly products, illustrating the methods and tools with case studies. Process and information modelling, life-cycle assessment and ecological product optimisation are surveyed in detail. Unique to Environmentally-Friendly Product Development is the introduction of the Eco Design Workbench - a computer based design environment that supports the designer during the product development process