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Selecting Low Impact Resources and Processes

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Design choices should be aimed at resources (materials and energy sources) with lower impact, while offering equal terms of service or functional unit with the life cycle of a product. The designer plays an important part in choosing and using materials, even if he/she is generally not concerned where they come from or where they end up after the life cycle ends. The same is true with regard to the selection of energy sources that are necessary for the product’s operational stage. A bit less incisive is his/her role during the production and distribution stage, but an informed designer can also offer low impact alternatives here as well.

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(2008). Selecting Low Impact Resources and Processes. In: Design for Environmental Sustainability. Springer, London. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84800-163-3_6

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