Ecodesign Maturity Model: criteria for methods and tools classification

Daniela Cristina Antelmi Pigosso, H. Rozenfeld, G. Seliger

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Ecodesign is a strategic design activity established to conceive and develop sustainable solutions in line with the concept of life cycle thinking striving for environmental sustainability. Nowadays, the implementation of ecodesign practices into product-service systems (PSS) development processes, are difficult because the ecodesign practices are not systematized and also because the current maturity level of a company is not considered in the selection of practices to be applied. Depending on the maturity level in ecodesign application, there would exist some ecodesign practices that are more suitable than others. This paper presents the efforts that are being carried out in a cooperative project between Brazil and Germany (BRAGECRIM) to develop an Ecodesign Maturity Model to support the application of ecodesign practices in the development of remanufacturable production equipment. Specifically in this contribution, it will be presented the criteria that were used to classify the ecodesign methods and tools in order to support the selection of the most suitable ones according to the company maturity level and goals. During the systematic literature review, it was identified and classified 105 ecodesign methods and tools according to 13 criteria. The results and the state of the art of the ecodesign methods and tools are presented in this paper.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Sustainable Manufacturing : Proceedings of the 8th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing
EditorsGünther Seliger, Marwan M.K. Khraisheh, I.S. Jawahir
Publication date2011
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-20182-0
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-20183-7
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes


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