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Life Cycle Assessment in an Ecodesign Process: A Pedagogical Case Study

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  26 May 2022

S. Leonardi*
Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France
C. Perpignan
Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France University of Bordeaux, France
B. Eynard
Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France
Y. Baouch
Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France
V. Robin
University of Bordeaux, France


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To face environmental requirements in the design area, it is crucial to work on the education of younger generation to sustainable design. But literature shows there is a growing need for both teachers and learners to develop pedagogical support to help the integration of sustainable concerns and tools in the education. This article focuses on Life Cycle Assessment in the scope of an ecodesign process. Through a case study, the aim is to illustrate it with firstly a succinct version of the LCA of an electric kettle and then suggestions of ecodesign strategies based on the outcomes of the LCA.

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