COMPARING LCC WITH LCA TO ASSESS PSS SUSTAINABILITY: THE CASE OF THE ECO-BOX
Editor: Marjanovic Dorian, Storga Mario, Pavkovic Neven, Bojcetic Nenad
Author: Chong, K.N.; Dreijer ,L.S.; Howard, T.J.; Birkved, M.; Kreye, M.E.; Bey, N.; McAloone ,T.C.
Section: DESIGN PROCESSES
Product/Service-Systems strategies are increasingly proving to be a source of competitive advantage and environmental improvement for engineering companies, the main hypothesis being that PSS should allow to decouple functionality, user satisfaction and financial income on the one hand, from the total environmental impact of the function-delivering technology on the other. This paper describes an integration of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Life Cycle Costing (LCC), in an attempt to see if the two life cycle elements are related.