Ecodesign Pilot : Product Investigation, Learning and by Wolfgang Wimmer

By Wolfgang Wimmer

Up to now, environmental guidelines have relied more often than not on principles, rules, and prohibitions. this sort of environmental coverage -- a in actual fact reactive method – has proven a mounting array of boundaries. there's a transparent have to search new ideas, particularly these related to the initiative of enterprises themselves. because the mid-1980’s, a brand new method referred to as “environmental administration” has been proven in learn and sensible purposes; it really is designed to systematically combine environmental concerns into corporation actions. If, for example, environmental targets are being formulated for an company, it really is vital to spot, spotlight, and research genuine and important environmental affects of the firm's actions and to take applicable measures to enhance its functionality. Controlling and imposing those environmental targets calls for appropriate buildings, systems, and instruments. Many stimulated businesses have approached the problem of environmental administration via incorporating tools such “continual development procedures” and “Life Cycle overview” into some of the operational actions of the company. a few organizations initiated such transformation tactics at their very own creation websites since it used to be more uncomplicated to spot their very own environmental affects than to investigate, not to mention mitigate, the consequences of upstream and downstream procedures. in spite of the fact that, in lots of situations those strategies are decisive elements within the total environmental functionality of a product. It has turn into transparent that product layout can effect those tactics to an excellent extent.

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Consequently, Rudi Macher decides to organize a joint workshop ten days hence involving the staff of the various special departments. The introductory 34 presentations of the participants' individual expectations already reveal that there are different opinions and views on the "ECODESIGN Tool". Here are some examples: The product developers anticipate additional restrictions and delays. They would, however, appreciate a tool supporting them in the product development process. They consider the identification of concrete targets and guidelines based on ECODESIGN principle to be an important first step.

They should not be too general, nor too abstract. 44 The further preparation of the comprehensive body of information worries Tina quite a lot. She thinks, in particular, of the workshop participants' demand for simple application and maximum leverage for improvement. 5 Assigning ECODESIGN Guidelines to Objectives and Strategies Tina Balena left the office early because she was invited to her godchild's birthday that evening. On her way to the party she thought about the organization of the ECODESIGN guidelines.

4 Note on “use ” / “moveable ”: Products are characterized as “moveable ” if they have to be regularly accelerated and decelerated during use. 28 Tina’s research showed that many products have very clear characteristics, showing that their maximum relative environmental impact is concentrated at one specific stage of the product life cycle. The toilet tank has its maximum impact at the use stage. It seems obvious that products cause different impacts during their life cycles. A product that causes the main impact at the use stage has to be improved by measures other than those for a product that causes the greatest impact in manufacture.

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