Two tools for environmentally conscious designers and product developers of electrical & electronic equipment (EEE)

Christian Poll, Michael Zwicky Hauschild, Stig Irving Olsen, Niels Frees, Torben Anker Lenau, Ole Willum, Ib Glerup Nielsen, Frans Møller Christensen

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    Abstract

    The paper presents the two tools 1)"Product families - short cuts to environmental knowledge" and 2)"Eco-conscious design of electrical & electronic equipment (EEE)". Tool 1) comes in form of a handbook. The purpose of this handbook is to ease the work with developing more environmentally sound products, thus giving guidelines for development of new products without the companies themselves having to perform an LCA. The handbook describes 5 productfamilies: mobile phones, vacuum cleaners, industrial valves with electronic controls, lighting, ventilation. Tool 2) comes in form of a software tool with built in training, guidance, references, calculator and database. The tool provides the basic understanding of how EEE-products in general interact with the environment. The tool gives an overview of the tasks and responsibilities involved in Eco-Desing, and examples of how to choose and quantify environmental metrics.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEuro Environment 2002 Papers
    PublisherEuro Environment
    Publication date2002
    Publication statusPublished - 2002
    EventEuro Environment - Aalborg
    Duration: 1 Jan 2002 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceEuro Environment
    CityAalborg
    Period01/01/2002 → …

    Keywords

    • Eco-design
    • Environmental assessment
    • electronic equipment
    • product families
    • case study

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