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Design for Environmental Sustainability

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  • Provides a comprehensive supporting framework and a practical tool for the process of designing environmentally sustainable products

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii
  2. Frame of Reference

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
  3. Design for Environmental Sustainability

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 51-51
    2. Life Cycle Design

      Pages 53-71
    3. Facilitating Disassembly

      Pages 181-197
  4. Methods and Support Tools for Environmental Sustainability Analysis and Design

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 213-213
  5. The Roadmap and the State of the Art

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 251-251
  6. Back Matter

    Pages 263-303

About this book

Design for Environmental Sustainability is a technical and operative contribution to the United Nations "Decade on Education for Sustainable Development" (2005-2014), aiding the development of a new generation of designers, responsible and able in the task of designing environmentally sustainable products.

Design for Environmental Sustainability provides a comprehensive framework and a practical tool to support the design process. The book offers an organic vision of methodologies, tools and strategies for the integration of environmental requirements into product development. Possible strategies and design guidelines are highlighted, accompanied by a large selection of high-quality environmentally-aware product design case studies.

Divided into four parts, the first part covers environmental sustainability and presents the general guidelines that can be followed to reach it. The second part examines the Life Cycle Design approach and the strategies to minimise consumption of resources, select low environmental impact resources, optimise product life span, extend the life of materials, and design for disassembly. The third part presents methods and tools to evaluate the environmental impact of products (e.g., Life Cycle Assessment) and other support tools for the integration of environmental requirements into real design processes. The fourth and final part describes the historical evolution of sustainability, both in design practice and research.

Design for Environmental Sustainability is an important text for all students, designers and design engineers interested in product development processes.

Keywords

  • Design for Environmental Sustainability
  • Eco-design
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Life Cycle Design
  • Sustainable Development
  • consumption
  • design
  • development
  • life-cycle assessment (LCA)
  • product design
  • industrial pollution prevention

Reviews

From the reviews:

"The authors describe life cycle assessment, including a discussion of its importance in selecting among design options. The book covers methods to evaluate environmental impacts associated with design alternatives, and addresses the historical evolution of sustainability. The volume has many references and footnotes to help the reader find additional information on key topics. … the work is generally useful for planners, engineers, and architects, and anyone concerned about environmental sustainability. Summing Up: Recommended. All collections." (L. E. Erickson, Choice, Vol. 46 (9), May, 2009)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Design and Innovation for Sustainability, INDACO Department, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy

    Carlo Vezzoli, Ezio Manzini

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