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An Eco-Knowledge Tool to Support Eco-Design Implementation Inside Design Departments

  • Marta Rossi (a1), Claudio Favi (a2), Anna Costanza Russo (a1) and Michele Germani (a1)

Abstract

In last years, an increasing attention on environmental matters is registered. Companies face environmental matters to increase the environmental performances of their products, forced by numerous legislations, normative and protocols and induced to the growing attention of consumers toward environmentally friendly products. However, observing the industrial context, it emerges there are several barriers for implementation of eco-design strategies inside design departments. The paper presents a tool which aims at both providing a basic guide on environmental sustainability issues and favouring the knowledge sharing among the different actors of the product design process. The core of the tool is a repository in which company materials, organized and collected in different forms, are collected. The repository contains several parts: training, guidelines, knowledge and milestone, accordingly to the type, structure and form of materials stored. The eco-design tool functions, structure, and workflow are presented and then preliminary test cases are described.

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Contact: Rossi, Marta, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Department of Industrial Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Italy, marta.rossi@univpm.it

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An Eco-Knowledge Tool to Support Eco-Design Implementation Inside Design Departments

  • Marta Rossi (a1), Claudio Favi (a2), Anna Costanza Russo (a1) and Michele Germani (a1)

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