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Setting Environmental Targets in Product Development
KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Maskinkonstruktion (Inst.), Maskinkonstruktion (Avd.).
KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Maskinkonstruktion (Inst.), Maskinkonstruktion (Avd.).ORCID-id: 0000-0002-4488-1028
2009 (engelsk)Inngår i: ICED 09 - THE 17TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGINEERING DESIGN, 2009, s. 35-46Konferansepaper, Publicerat paper (Fagfellevurdert)
Abstract [en]

An import factor for reaching environmental improvements in product development is to have relevant environmental targets that actually influence the product development process. In this paper are procedures of setting environmental targets for product development projects identified, described and analyzed based on studies in three large companies operating in different industries. The different procedures have their own advantages and disadvantages and some of them can be combined within a company. The aim is to illustrate approaches of setting environmental targets early on and show different procedures of setting the environmental targets at a strategic level and how the way of setting environmental targets early on influences the product development process. This paper has a strong empirical connection.

sted, utgiver, år, opplag, sider
2009. s. 35-46
Emneord [en]
ecodesign, product targets, product specifications, design for x
HSV kategori
Identifikatorer
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-5470ISI: 000302594000004Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84859231377OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-5470DiVA, id: diva2:9844
Konferanse
17th International Conference on Engineering Design, Stanford Univ, Stanford, AUG 24-27, 2009
Merknad

OC 20120918

Tilgjengelig fra: 2006-03-14 Laget: 2006-03-14 Sist oppdatert: 2012-09-18bibliografisk kontrollert
Inngår i avhandling
1. Modernising ecodesign: ecodesign for innovative solutions
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Modernising ecodesign: ecodesign for innovative solutions
2006 (engelsk)Doktoravhandling, med artikler (Annet vitenskapelig)
Abstract [en]

The focus of environmental work in manufacturing companies has increasingly shifted from end-of-pipe solutions to the environmental performance of products and services. The product development process is central to creating value for customers. This thesis argues that companies can simultaneously create value for consumers and be profitable while taking environmental considerations into account.

Modernising ecodesign means taking advantage of environmental benefits and the innovation potential when developing solutions rather than using ecodesign simply to ensure that legal requirements or customer demands are met. Ecodesign is a strategic issue and should be included in early product development activities, such as for project selection and when setting product targets. There is also need to perform ecodesign according to the characteristics of specific development processes as for radical product development or when developing integrated solutions, using a combination of services and products.

This thesis reports on the findings from five different research studies, all of which adopted a qualitative approach in which the emphasis falls on exploring and creating understanding and meaning. The studies focused on three areas of ecodesign: A) rethinking approaches for manufacturing companies, B) setting environmental project targets and project selection and C) redesign of products.

Recommendations on how to modernise ecodesign have been developed and can be summarised in six points:

• Perform ecodesign both vertically and horizontally in a company.

• Increase interaction between organisational units.

• Take advantage of innovation potential in products, services, user behaviour and the delivery and take-back systems.

• Take environmental considerations into account in the project selection process.

• Set environmental targets for ensuring that environmental considerations are taken when developing innovative solutions.

• Develop ecodesign procedures that fit the characteristics of the development process

sted, utgiver, år, opplag, sider
Stockholm: Maskinkonstruktion, 2006
Serie
Trita-MMK, ISSN 1400-1179 ; 2006:05
Emneord
ecodesign, design for environment, product development, integrated solutions, product service systems
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urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-3878 (URN)
Disputas
2006-03-24, Sal D3, Lindstedtsvägen 5, Stockholm, 10:15
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Tilgjengelig fra: 2006-03-14 Laget: 2006-03-14 Sist oppdatert: 2012-03-22

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