Creating the data basis for environmental evaluations with the Oil Point Method

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    A simple, indicator-based method for environmental evaluations, the Oil Point Method, has been developed. Oil Points are derived from energy data and refer to kilograms of oil, therefore the name. In the Oil Point Method, a certain degree of inaccuracy is explicitly accepted like it is the case with rules-of-thumb. The central idea is that missing indicators can be calculated or estimated by the designers themselves.After discussing energy-related environmental evaluation and arguing for its application in evaluation of concepts, the paper focuses on the basic problem of missing data and describes the way in which the problem may be solved by making Oil Point evaluations. Sources of energy data are mentioned. Typical deficits to be aware of - such as the negligence of efficiency factors - are revealed and discussed. Comparative case studies which have shown encouraging results are mentioned as well.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationResearch Seminar on integration in manufacturing
    Place of PublicationAalborg
    PublisherDep. of Production AUC
    Publication date1999
    Publication statusPublished - 1999
    EventThe Fuglsø research seminar on Integration in Manufacturing - Fuglsø
    Duration: 1 Jan 1999 → …


    ConferenceThe Fuglsø research seminar on Integration in Manufacturing
    Period01/01/1999 → …

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