EcoDesign oder nicht sein
Hansjörg Griese, Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration (IZM)
Harry Schubert, Elektronik 24/ 2004
Manual on Ecodesign. 7 Steps for Implementation
Source / Editor
This Manual provides criteria, as well as simple tools, for the Basque industries to implement the environmental factor into their products designing. The manual establishes 7 steps for the implementation of Ecodesign methodology resulting in low environmental impact products and services. Available for free in Basque, Spanish, and English. Registration required.
Background Report for a UNEP Guide to LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT - A bridge to sustainable products
Authors / Editors
Allan Astrup Jensen and Arne Remmen
"Welcome to the Jungle" - Survival of the Fittest Environmental Screening Indicators?
Marcel Hagelüken, Karsten SchischkeFraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration (IZM)
The implementation of Design for Environment in companies' R&D departments typically relies on benchmarking of different design options from the environmental (and economical) point of view. Hence, the
application of screening methods and indicators is the first choice in supporting decisions in electronics design. This paper brings light into the jungle of available indicators and explores which might be applicable for which focus. Several methods for eco-design support in the electronics industry are analyzed and compared. Within the different classes, many methods show certain similarities.
Electronics Goes Green 2004+, Joint International Congress and Exhibition - Driving Forces for Future Electronics
Design for Environment of Electrical and Electronic Automotive Components
Based on Life Cycle Assessment
Juan Carlos Alonso, Julio Rodrigo and Francesc Castells
The Electrical and Electronic Division of Lear Corporation (LEED) is integrating environmental considerations into its product design and development processes with the final purpose of improving the environmental performance of its automotive products during their lifetime. This integration is based on the experience obtained in previous Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Design for Environment (DfE) case studies. In these studies, the environmental performance of some electrical and electronic products manufactured by Lear were analysed with the goal of identifying and quantifying the aspects with a major environmental load. To quantify these loads during the product life, the Life Cycle Assessment methodology was used. For those aspects that cannot be covered by this methodology, other kind of studies was developed such as disassembly studies.
Gate to EHS: Life Cycle Management ? Design for Environment, March 17th, 2003
Gate to EHS
Guidebook for Product Environmental Aspects Assesment ? Development of Certifiable Ecodesign Standard UNE 150301
Guía de Evaluación de Aspectos Ambientales de Producto - Desarrollo de la Norma Certificable de Ecodiseno UNE 150301
Guide for supporting environmental product assesment aiming reduction of generated environmental impact. It includes an example proceeding, as well as supporting tool, Ecoindicator 99, that allows quantifying environmental aspects. (Spanish only)
Sector Specific Best Practice Guide - Best Practices in Metal Plating and Finishing
In many cases manufacturing in the electrical and electronics sector is closely linked to metal processing operations, e.g. for equipment housings. Therefore this guide is recommended reading to get familiar also with the environmental best practice for metal plating and finishing operations.