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Design for Environment, Second Edition

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ISBN-10: 0071776222

ISBN-13: 9780071776226

Edition: 2nd 2012

Authors: Joseph Fiksel

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A practical guide to designing products with the environment and sustainability in mind Now in paperback, Design for Environment, Second Edition sets forth the motivation and accepted methods for a business practice called Design for Environment (DFE), drawing upon the experiences of dozens of major U.S. corporations. Because of rising concerns about corporate environmental responsibility, DFE has become a key element of new product development. This book provides a unifying framework, based on sound management principles, whereby companies can simultaneously improve their financial performance and benefit the global environment. At the heart of this approach is the concept of…    
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 8/26/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.84" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Dr. Joseph Fikselis executive director of the Center for Resilience at The Ohio State University, an interdisciplinary research center that is developing a unified approach for modeling risk, resilience, and sustainability in complex systems.

A Sense of Urgency
The Basic Premise
The Hidden Mountain
The Emergence of DFE
DFE Implementation Challenges
Using This Book
Answering the Call: The Green Movement
Motivating Forces
Wake-Up Calls
A Rediscovery of Ancient Values
The Global Sustainability Agenda
The Response of Industry
External Drivers: The Voice of Society
Green Expectations
How Clean Is Green?
Confronting Climate Change
Governmental Initiatives: Stick and Carrot
International Directives
United States Initiatives
Environmental Management System Standards
Sustainability Rating Schemes
Eco-Labeling Programs
Voluntary Codes and Principles
Environmental Advocacy Groups
Business Value Drivers
Sustainability Goes Mainstream
Evolution of Environmental Strategy
Pathways to Value Creation
The Sustainability Landscape
Charting the Course: The Art and Science of Design for Environment
Managing Environmental Innovation
The Rise of Green Markets
Integrated Product Development
Organizing for Environmental Excellence
Practicing Concurrent Engineering
Understanding Product Life Cycles
Collaborating with Stakeholders
Principles of Design for Environment
Life-Cycle Thinking
System Perspective
Indicators and Metrics
Design Strategies
Analysis Methods
Information Technology
Learning from Nature
From Principles to Practices
Performance Indicators and Metrics
Measure Up!
Why Measure Environmental Performance?
Enterprise Performance Frameworks
Identifying Aspects and Indicators
Choosing Environmental Performance Metrics
Relationship of Metrics to Indicators
Categories of Metrics
Applicability and Scope of Metrics
Aggregation and Scoring Schemes
Future Challenges and Opportunities
Design Rules and Guidelines
DFE Rules!
Catalogue of DFE Guidelines
Design for Dematerialization
Design for Energy and Material Conservation
Design for Source Reduction
Design for Servicization
Design for Detoxification
Design for Release Reduction
Design for Hazard Reduction
Design for Benign Waste Disposition
Design for Revalorization
Design for Product Recovery
Design for Product Disassembly
Design for Recyclability
Design for Capital Protection and Renewal
Design for Human Capital
Design for Natural Capital
Design for Economic Capital
Advanced Resource Recovery
Resource Cascading
Industrial Ecology
Analysis Methods for Design Decisions
Analyze This!
Tangible Evaluation
Qualitative Assessment
Criteria-Based Checklists
Scoring Matrices
Environmental Analysis
Footprint Indicators
Life-Cycle Assessment
Predictive Simulation
Risk Analysis
Financial Analysis
Life-Cycle Accounting
Cost/Benefit Analysis
Examples of DFE Decisions
Consumer Electronic Product Design
Heat Transfer Process Design
The Challenges of Decision Making
Product Life-Cycle Management
Putting It All Together
Caterpillar: New Engines from Old
Extended Producer Responsibility
Benefits of Remanufacturing
Design for Remanufacturing
3M: Responsible Innovation
A History of Environmental Leadership
Life Cycle Management Program
Examples of Product Applications
Toward Sustainable Supply Chain Management
Integrated Business Decision Making
Walking the Talk: The Real-World Practice of Design for Environment
Electronic Equipment Industries
Xerox Corporation: Reducing the Footprint of Printing
A Pioneering Commitment
Designing Total Systems
Closing the Loop through Asset Recovery
Customer Benefits
Hewlett Packard: A Green Giant
Stewardship the HP Way
Design for Environment Program
Greening the Data Center
Sony Electronics: Innovation in Design
Green Management
Life-Cycle Innovation
Transportation Industries
Sustainable Mobility Research
DFE in the Transportation Life Cycle
General Motors: Product and Process Innovation
A Roadmap for Sustainability
Chevrolet Volt: A New Automotive DNA
By-Product Management: No More Landfilling
Toyota: The Future of Propulsion
DuPont: Eco-Efficient Automotive Paint
Chemical Industries
Green and Sustainable Chemistry
Dow Chemical: Raising the Bar
The Journey toward Sustainability
Polyethylene from Sugar Cane
Green Chemistry at Dow AgroSciences
DuPont: Realizing Sustainable Growth
BASF: Beyond Eco-Efficiency
Medical and Pharmaceutical Industries
Health Care Without Harm
Johnson & Johnson: A Matter of Principle
Healthy Planet Initiative
DFE Practices
Baxter: Saving and Sustaining Lives
A Culture of Sustainability
Product Sustainability Review
Product End-of-Life
Integrated "Lean and Clean" Engineering2
Eli Lilly and Company: Reducing the Environmental Footprint
Environmental Achievements and Goals
Leading-Edge Environmental Practices
Applying Green Chemistry for Source Reduction
Lean Six Sigma for Environmental Performance
Sustainable Packaging for Medical Devices
Food and Beverage Industries
Coca-Cola: Global Responsibility
Measuring Environmental Performance
Sustainable Packaging
Sustainable Refrigeration
ConAgra Foods: Packaging Innovation
General Mills: Nourishing the Future
Unilever: A Vitality Mentality
Consumer Products Industries
Kimberly-Clark: Getting Serious about DFE
Applying DFE to Product Development
Using LCA to Develop Greener Baby Wipes
Looking to the Future
Procter & Gamble: Ensuring a Better Quality of Life
Mohawk Industries: Naturally Stain-Resistant Carpet
Patagonia: Dancing on the Fringe
Materials Production Industries
Alcoa: Toward Sustainable Materials Management
Strategic Framework for Sustainability
Converting Wastes to Products in Brazil
Holcim: Creating Lasting Value
A Sustainability Mindset
Process Improvement Initiatives
Envirocore� Family of Products
Global Cement Sustainability Initiative
Owens Corning: A Passion for Environmental Excellence
Organizing for Sustainability
A Sustainable Factory
Energy Production Industries
DFE in Energy Innovation
American Electric Power: Keeping the Lights On
The Challenges of Sustainability
High-Voltage Transmission Line Design
Industrial Ecology in Action
Chevron: The Power of Human Energy
Filling the Pipeline
Developing the Next Generation of Biofuels
Service Industries
Environmental Footprint of Services
DFE in Service Industries
Examples of Industry Practices
Retailing Industry
Food and Beverage Services
Package Delivery Services
Financial Services
Tourism and Recreational Services
Conclusion: The Road Ahead
Sustainability and Resilience
The Outlook for Sustainable Growth
The Need for Systems Thinking
Toward Resilient Enterprise Systems
Answering the Call: The Green Movement
Charting the Course: The Art and Science of Design for Environment
Walking the Talk: The Real-World Practice of Design for Environment
Conclusion: The Road Ahead