Product Life Cycle Assessment to Reduce Health Risks and Environmental Impacts - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780815513544, 9780815518785

Product Life Cycle Assessment to Reduce Health Risks and Environmental Impacts

1st Edition

Authors: Gregory A. Keoleian
Hardcover ISBN: 9780815513544
eBook ISBN: 9780815518785
Imprint: William Andrew
Published Date: 31st December 1994
Page Count: 299
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Description

Life cycle design is a proactive approach for integrating pollution prevention and resource conservation strategies into the development of more ecologically and economically sustainable product systems. Cross media pollutant transfer and the shifting of other impacts can be avoided by addressing the entire life cycle, which includes raw materials acquisition, materials processing, manufacturing and assembly, use and service, retirement, disposal and the ultimate fate of residuals.

The goal of life cycle design is to minimize aggregate risks and impacts over this life cycle. This goal can only be attained through the balancing of environmental, performance, cost, cultural, legal, and technical requirements of the product system. Concepts such as concurrent design, total quality management, cross- disciplinary teams, and multi-attribute decision making are essential elements of life cycle design that help meet these goals.

The framework for life cycle design was developed to be applicable for all product domains. It was written to assist not only design professionals but all other constituents who have an important role in life cycle design including corporate executives, product managers, production workers, distributors, environmental health and safety staff, purchasers, accountants, marketers, salespersons, legal staff, consumers, and government regulators. A coordinated effort is required to institute changes needed for successful implementation of life cycle design.

Part I seeks to promote the reduction of environmental imparts and health risks through a systems approach to design. The approach is based on the product life cycle, which includes raw materials acquisition and processing, manufacturing, use/service, resource recovery, and disposal. A life cycle design framework was developed to provide guidance for more effectively conserving resources and energy, preventing pollution

Readership

Design professionals and all other constituents who have an important role in life cycle design including corporate executives, product managers, production workers, distributors, environmental health and safety staff, purchasers, accountants, marketers, salespersons, legal staff, consumers, and government regulators.

Table of Contents

Part I: Life Cycle Design

  1. Introduction New Demands on Design Description of the Manual
  2. Life Cycle Design Basics The Life Cycle Framework Product System Components Goals
  3. The Development Process Development Activities Requirements Design Phases Implementation Limitations
  4. Design Requirements Formulating Requirements Types of Requirements Ranking and Weighing
  5. Design Strategies Overview Product System Life Extension Material Life Extension Material Selection Reduced Material Intensiveness Process Management Efficient Distribution Improved Management Practices
  6. Environmental Analysis Tools Elements of Design Analysis Inventory Analysis Impact Assessment
  7. Life Cycle Accounting Traditional Accounting Practices Life Cycle Accounting Appendix A: Sources of Additional Information Appendix B: Summary of Major Federal Environmental Laws Appendix C: Overview of Environmental Impacts Appendix D: Decision Making

Details

No. of pages:
299
Language:
English
Copyright:
© William Andrew 1994
Published:
Imprint:
William Andrew
eBook ISBN:
9780815518785
Hardcover ISBN:
9780815513544

About the Author

Gregory A. Keoleian

Affiliations and Expertise

Center for Sustainable Systems, University of Michigan