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Sustainable Product Development

Tools, Methods and Examples

Editors: Su, Daizhong (Ed.)

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  • Provides a comprehensive review of sustainability tools, including guidance on applying each
  • Includes five practical case studies from industry
  • Is based on the authors’ considerable experience in sustainable product development and the outcome of number of research projects sponsored by national and international funding bodies and industries
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This book offers a comprehensive review of sustainability and product design, providing useful information on the relevant regulations and standards for industries to meet increasing market demands for eco-products, while reducing their impact on the environment. The examples and methods presented allow readers to gain insights into sustainable products. The authors also explain how to develop products with sustainability features by applying tools and methods for sustainable design and manufacture. These tools/methods include
• Regulations/directives related to sustainable product development
• Popular lifecycle analysis software packages
• Environmental and social lifecycle impact assessment methods
• Lifecycle inventory databases
• Eco-point and eco-accounting infrastructure
• ICT and traceability technologies for sustainable product development
• Sustainable design and manufacture
• Integrated approach for sustainable product development
A description of each sustainability tool is accompanied by easy-to-understand guidelines as well as sustainable product development methods. Five different case studies are also presented to illustrate how to apply the tools and methods into the development of real sustainable products.
In view of the increasing pressure on industries to meet the, sometimes conflicting, demands of the market and environment, this book is a valuable resource for engineers and managers in manufacturing companies wishing to update their knowledge of sustainable product development. It is also suitable for researchers and consultants who are involved or interested in sustainable product development, as well as for students studying sustainable development, production, and engineering management.

About the authors

The book is authored by a team of researchers, educators and engineers who have conducted a number of projects in sustainable product development. The team leader and key author of the book, Professor Daizhong Su, has been working in product design and manufacture for more than 30 years and sustainable product development for more than 15 years, and lead number of projects supported by the European commission, international and national funding organisations and industries.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Introduction and Sustainable Product Development

    Pages 1-12

    Su, Daizhong

  • Review of Directives, Regulations and Standards Related to Sustainable Product Design and Manufacture

    Pages 15-37

    Casamayor, Jose L. (et al.)

  • Review of Life Cycle Impact Assessment (LCIA) Methods and Inventory Databases

    Pages 39-55

    Wu, You (et al.)

  • Guidelines for Selection of Life Cycle Impact Assessment Software Tools

    Pages 57-70

    Su, Daizhong (et al.)

  • Eco-Accounting Infrastructure

    Pages 73-84

    Su, Daizhong (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for Brazil (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-39149-2
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Hardcover $149.99
price for Brazil
  • ISBN 978-3-030-39148-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access* with your print order
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainable Product Development
Book Subtitle
Tools, Methods and Examples
Editors
  • Daizhong Su
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-39149-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-39149-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-39148-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 369
Number of Illustrations
24 b/w illustrations, 122 illustrations in colour
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