Checklist-based assessment method for environmentally conscious design

Yusuke Kishita, Bi Hong Low, Shinichi Fukushige, Yasushi Umeda, Atsushi Suzuki, Takao Kawabe

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Abstract

Environmentally conscious design or ecodesign is a key methodology to achieve the sustainable society. Manufactures often use ecodesign checklists to improve their products; however, the relationship between individual requirements of checklists and environmental impact is undetermined. This paper proposes a method for assessing ecodesign achievement by developing a weighted checklist from a conventional checklist. The ecodesign achievement is defined as potential environmental improvement, evaluated by the life cycle simulation. An example involving a digital duplicator shows that the proposed method clarifies requirements to be improved. When applying design improvements, the assessment of the product's CO2 emission decreases by 8%.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Conference on Leading Edge Manufacturing in 21st Century, LEM 2009 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: 2009 Dec 22009 Dec 4

Other

Other5th International Conference on Leading Edge Manufacturing in 21st Century, LEM 2009
CountryJapan
CityOsaka
Period09/12/209/12/4

Keywords

  • Digital duplicator
  • Ecodesign assessment
  • Environmentally conscious design
  • Life cycle simulation
  • Sustainable society
  • Weighted checklist

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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    Kishita, Y., Low, B. H., Fukushige, S., Umeda, Y., Suzuki, A., & Kawabe, T. (2009). Checklist-based assessment method for environmentally conscious design. Paper presented at 5th International Conference on Leading Edge Manufacturing in 21st Century, LEM 2009, Osaka, Japan.