Systematization of home appliances and ICT devices by environmental load assessment and policy for environmental load-reducing

Takafumi Nakajima, Hiroshi Onoda, Katsuya Nagata

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The aim of our study is to propose manufacturers and users should be building a sustainable society through quantification of the design for environment, DfE For a background problem of global warming and depletion of natural resources, it is required to reduce the environmental loads of the products and services life cycle. In recent years, the way of using products and services have been changed according to the development of ICT. For example, we can buy products on the internet without going to the store. Since a smaller personal computer is carried around all the time, the environmental load assessment for not only "a product" but also "a product with others" and "a product system" are needed. On this study, the environmental loads of "paper meeting" and "paperless meeting" using ICT as an example of product system are compared.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1078-1082
Number of pages5
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, B Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part B
Issue number789
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jun 15



  • Home appliances
  • ICT devices
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Paperless meeting
  • Sustainable society

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering

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