Design for Evironment

What is Design for Environment?

Quite simply, Design for environment (DfE) attempts to reduce the impact of product design upon the environment of a product or service. It takes into account the whole life cycle - going beyond just the use of recycled materials or proper packaging or disposal.

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List of sources for DFE guidelines:

[1] TME, TNO, DUIJF consultancy, KIEM product development support, NOTA, TU Delft and Diemen & van Gestel, 1994, ‘ECODESIGN, A promising approach to sustainable production and consumption’, The Hague, The Netherlands.

[2] Allenby B.R., Fullerton A., 1991/1992, ‘Design for Environment - A new strategy for environmental management’.

[3] Graedel T.E., Allenby B.R., 1995, ‘Industrial Ecology’, New Yersey, Prentice Hill.

[4] Brennan L., Gupta S.M. Taleb K.N., 1994, ‘Operations Planning Issues in an Assembly/Disassembly Environment’, Northeastern University Boston.

[5] Brooke L., September 1991, ‘Think DFD!’, Automotive Industries.

[6] Berko-Boateng V., Azar J., De Jong E. & Yander G.A., 1993, ‘Asset Recycle Management-A Total Approach to Product Design for the Environment’, Xerox Corporation.

[7] Holbrook A.E., Sacket P.J., 1988, ‘Design for assembly - Guidelines for product design’, CIM Institute, Cranfield Institute of Technology.

[8] ICER, 1993, ’ICER Guidelines, Design for Recycling: General principles’.

[9] Wang M.H., Johnson M.R. & Dutta S.P., 1993, ‘CE & CALS Washington ’93; Design for the Environment: An imperative Concept in Concurrent Engineering’, University of Windsor.

[10] Burall P., 1996, ‘Product development and the environment’, The Design Council, Gower.

[11] ICER, 1997, ‘Design for Recycling Electronic and Electrical Equipment’.

[12] Colls J., 1997, 'Air Pollution, An introduction', London, E & FN SPON.

[13] Makhijani A., Gurney K.R., 1995, 'Mending the Ozone Hole, Science, Technology and Policy', London, The MIT Press.

[14] Gertsakis J., Lewis H., Ryan C., 1997, 'A Guide to EcoReDesign', Melbourne, RMIT.

[15] Keoleian G.A., Menerey D., 1993, 'Life Cycle Design Guidance Manual', National Pollution Prevention Center, University of Michigan.

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