Integrated Software Platform for Green Engineering Design and Product Sustainability

  • Michele Germani
  • Maud Dufrene
  • Marco Mandolini
  • Marco Marconi
  • Peggy Zwolinski

Abstract

Nowadays, industrial products, particularly household appliances, are strongly related to environmental issues. Due to high levels of uncertainty regarding design embodiments at the early design phase, new methods and tools are essential to provide designers a basis to determine the degree of sustainability of a given product. The paper aims to integrate ecodesign activities within the traditional flow of the product design process through the development of an integrated software platform which supports the decision-making task for product sustainability in the early phase of product design.

Keywords

Eco-design Design for Environment Product Development Process 

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© Springer Science + Business Media Singapore 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michele Germani
    • 1
  • Maud Dufrene
    • 2
  • Marco Mandolini
    • 1
  • Marco Marconi
    • 1
  • Peggy Zwolinski
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Industrial Engineering and Mathematical SciencesUniversità Politecnica delle MarcheAnconaItaly
  2. 2.Laboratoire G-SCOPGrenoble INPGrenobleFrance

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