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Life Cycle Design

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The environmental limits show us clearly that not a single design activity can be carried out without taking into consideration the impact that the product will have on nature. The environmental requirements are now considered necessary from the very first stage of product development onwards, along with the cost, performance, legal, cultural and aesthetic requirements. This is rather beneficial because it is considerably more efficient to work within preventive terms rather than adapt solutions that deal with damage control (end-of-pipe solutions). Also, in design terms it is more effective and eco-efficient to intervene with the product instead of dealing with the design and production of other, remedial products for the environmental impact management.

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  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Resource Consumption
  • Product Life Cycle
  • Environmental Requirement
  • Ozone Layer Depletion

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(2008). Life Cycle Design. In: Design for Environmental Sustainability. Springer, London. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84800-163-3_4

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