Sustainable Environment and Health for 21st Century: Implementation of LCA in development of products and systems

G. S. Bhander, M. Hauschild, Timothy Charles McAloone

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The overall aim of the paper is to provide an understanding of the issues involved in implementation of life cycle assessment/costing in product and system development. The paper aims to produce an in-depth understanding of the barriers to implementation of LCA by developers of products and systems, and opportunities for introducing environmental criteria; produce an in-depth understanding of information requirements for the designer, and improvement potentials and resources in product manufacturing, use, recycle and end-of-life process; produce an in-depth understanding of the attitudes of practitioners among product and system developers to the subject area, and an understanding of possible future directions for product development; participate actively in development and documentation of methods for Improvement Assessments in LCA internationally; integrate CAD-LCA systems in the early stages of the product development; develop a methodology for aggregating environmental impact scores and resource consumption scores into a single score based on the EDIP methodology and Actual Life Cycle Costing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of The 14th Global Warming International Conference
Place of PublicationSUPCON International, Chicago
PublisherGlobal Warming International Center (GWIC)
Publication date2003
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Event14th Global Warming International Conference - Boston,MA , United States
Duration: 27 May 200330 May 2003
Conference number: 14


Conference14th Global Warming International Conference
CountryUnited States


  • Ecodesign
  • Product life
  • PD methods
  • Tools

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