Ecodesign Implementation and LCA

Publication: Research - peer-reviewBook chapter – Annual report year: 2018

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Ecodesign is a proactive product development approach that integrates environmental considerations into the early stages of the product development process so to improve the environmental performance of products. In this chapter, the ecodesign concept will be discussed, in terms of its implementation into manufacturing companies. Existing methods and tools for ecodesign implementation will be described, focusing on a multifaceted approach to environmental improvement through product development. Additionally, the use of LCA in an ecodesign implementation context will be further described in terms of the challenges and opportunities, together with the discussion of a selection of simplified LCA tools. Finally, a seven-step approach for ecodesign implementation which has been applied by several companies will be described.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLife Cycle Assessment : Theory and Practice
EditorsMichael Z. Hauschild, Ralph K. Rosenbaum, Stig Irving Olsen
PublisherSpringer
Publication date2018
Pages545-576
ISBN (print)978-3-319-56474-6
ISBN (electronic)978-3-319-56475-3
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