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30.03.2011
Tool Overview

Tool Overview

Guidelines / Checklists / Handbooks

TitleTool / methodology typeBranch focusLife cycle focusWeighting of life cycle aspectsLevel of analysisFor free (webbased)Comments
Electrical and Electronic - Practical EcoDesign Guideteaching material / guidelineelectrical / electronicsfull life cyclenodetailednovery comprehensive, starting from the basics
ECMA 341 - Environmental design considerations for ICT & CE productsguideline / checklist / standardICT and CEfull life cyclenomoderateyes-
Guideline "Design for Recycling"guidelineelectrical / electronicsrecycling-moderateyesin German only
ECODESIGN PILOTguidance for identifying design optionselectrical / electronicsfull life cyclerankingmoderateyesrecommended for a first product assessment and to set eco-design priorities
A Designer's Guide to Eco-Conscious Design of Electrical & Electronic Equipmentteaching material / guide / screening toolelectrical / electronicsfull life cyclenomoderateyesmodular approach with 3 downloadable spreadsheets
Smart ecoDesign - checklistschecklistelectrical / electronicsfull life cyclenodetailedyes-
Eco-design Health Checkchecklistelectrical / electronicsvarious life cycle aspectsnovery roughyesgives a first, very rough overview (management check)
Guide: Sustainable design of electrical and electronic products to control costs and comply with legislationteaching material / guideelectrical / electronicsfull life cyclenomoderateyes-

Environmental management system assistance

TitleTool / methodology typeBranch focusLife cycle focusWeighting of life cycle aspectsLevel of analysisFor free (webbased)Comments
EMAS Toolkit for small organisationsenvironmental management guideno branch focusEMS relevant aspectsnomoderateyesfocus on implementing an environmental management system (eco-design to be seen as a sub-aspect)
Ecomappingscreening of environmental performance of an organisationno branch focusEMS relevant aspectsnomoderateyes (registration required)focus on implementing an environmental management system (eco-design to be seen as a sub-aspect)

Screening / Management methodologies and tools

TitleTool / methodology typeBranch focusLife cycle focusWeighting of life cycle aspectsLevel of analysisFor free (webbased)Comments
Fraunhofer IZM / EE Toolboxscreening toolselectrical / electronicsvarious life cycle aspectsnomoderateyes (toxicity assessment)-
KEPI - Key Environmental Performance Indicatorsdesign indicatorsmobile phonesvarious life cycle aspectsdevelopment of indicator based on weightinglowpublishedserves as a good example what are the decisive design parameters (not directly transferable to other product groups)
TESPI - Tool for Environmentally Sound Product Innovationbenchmarking toolno branch focusvarious life cycle aspectsnomoderateyes (registration required)sets environmental aspects in context to product features / customer satisfaction, recommended to set priorities for redesign options
Smart ecoDesign? (Electronics) strategy wheelscreening toolelectronicsvarious life cycle aspectsnolowyes-
QWERTY / EE concepteco-efficiency assessment toolelectrical / electronicsrecyclingpartly based on eco-indicator 99detailedpublishedrather a "policy" tool than a design tool
Eco-Efficiency Analysis (BASF)eco-efficiency assessment toolchemical industry background, but also applicable for other branchesfull life cycleyesdetailedno, but methodology principles published-
GreenPack Material Declaration Toolmaterial declaration toolelectrical / electronicsno-moderateyesefficient material data management might serve as a sound basis for eco-design

Life cycle assessment methodologies and databases

TitleTool / methodology typeBranch focusLife cycle focusWeighting of life cycle aspectsLevel of analysisFor free (webbased)Comments
Eco-Indicator 99impact assessment methodologyno branch focusyesyesdetailedmethodology report publishedstate-of-the-art in one-indicator LCAs
ProBaslife cycle data (database)no branch focusyesno-yeslimited data for electrical / electronics sector
EcoInventlife cycle data (database)no branch focusyesno-nolimited data for electrical / electronics sector
APME/Boustead datalife cycle dataplastics industryyesno-yesdata on some basic / bulk materials

Life cycle assessment tools - screening and full-scale

TitleTool / methodology typeBranch focusLife cycle focusWeighting of life cycle aspectsLevel of analysisFor free (webbased)Comments
EIME - Environmental Information and Management Explorer, BrochureLCA toolelectrical / electronicsfull life cyclenodetailedno-
eVerdEELCA toolno branch focusyesyesdetailedyes (registration required)specifically for SMEs
"Eco-design of EuP methodology" studyassessment toolelectrical / electronicsfull life cyclenomoderateyesdeveloped for basic product group studies, not as an operative eco-design tool
GaBiLCA toolno branch focusfull life cycleoptionaldetailedno-
SimaProLCA toolno branch focusfull life cycleoptionaldetailedno-
Umberto - Life Cycle Assessment SoftwareLCA toolno branch focusfull life cycleoptionaldetailedno-
IDEMATlife cycle and materials data (database)no branch focusfull life cycleoptionaldetailedno-
LCA-Escreening LCA toolprinted circuit boards / electronic assembliesfull life cycleoptionalmoderateyesin Swedish only
LCALight, Softwarescreening LCA toolelectrical / electronicsfull life cyclenomoderateyesuseful to train LCA principles
World Wide LCA Workshopproject management & LCA toolno branch focusyesyesmoderateyes-


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