ECO-EVALUATION OF TECHNICAL SYSTEMS IN THE CONCEPTUAL PHASE

DS 80-5 Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 15) Vol 5: Design Methods and Tools - Part 1, Milan, Italy, 27-30.07.15

Year: 2015
Editor: Christian Weber, Stephan Husung, Gaetano Cascini, Marco Cantamessa, Dorian Marjanovic, Frederico Rotini
Author: Midzic, Ida; Storga, Mario; Marjanovic, Dorian
Series: ICED
Institution: University of Zagreb, Croatia
Section: Design Methods and Tools - part 1
Page(s): 299-308
ISBN: 978-1-904670-68-1
ISSN: 2220-4334

Abstract

In conceptual design phase, description of the final product solution is abstract, and there is the lack of information on product s environmental performance throughout its life cycle. Quantitative environmental assessment methods are used in the lesser extent during conceptual design due to lack of knowledge about future life cycle of the product and embodiment design. Qualitative approach to eco-evaluation is needed in early design phases and support for original design concepts. Novel eco-evaluation approach is proposed for comparison of environmental friendliness of technical system s conceptual solutions. The approach is demonstrated by establishing effects and technical processes of laundry cleaning concept variants. Proposed eco-evaluation criteria are based on adopted concepts of energy transformation quality and waste management hierarchy.

Keywords: Ecodesign, Conceptual Design, Evaluation

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