Proposal of an Integrated Eco-Design Framework of Products and Processes

  • Shinsuke Kondoh
  • Nozomu Mishima
Conference paper


The objective of this study is to propose an integrated eco-design framework of products and processes aiming to support decision making and communication among multiple divisions in manufacturing firms to improve sustainability of their products. Especially, this paper focuses on the integration of three different methods calculating environmental load, cost, and customer utility value, so that manufacturers can simultaneously improve environmental and economic performance of their final products. To do so, Total Performance Indicator (TPI), which has been developed by the authors' group, is introduced and utilized as a glue for connecting these methods by interrelating their inputs and outputs.


Integrated Eco-Design Framework Total Performance Indicator User Value 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shinsuke Kondoh
    • 1
  • Nozomu Mishima
    • 1
  1. 1.National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)Tsukuba, IbarakiJapan

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