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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Designing Products and Services with Sustainable Attributes: An Internal Assessment Tool for Product Developers

Title:
Designing Products and Services with Sustainable Attributes: An Internal Assessment Tool for Product Developers

Abstract:
When designers are commissioned by an employer or a customer to create a new product or service, they are required to consider a number of variables including aesthetics, availability, durability, maintenance, materials, processing technology, cost, customer needs, and performance specifications. In the past, it has been difficult to include environmental considerations because of a lack of a generic systems approach to compare material specification options. As a result, design professionals have had little opportunity to document environmental sustainability improvements in their products. The Design Work Group of the West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum has developed an Environmental Impact Matrix (EIM) Rating System as a tool to evaluate progress toward achieving sustainability in new products and services.

URL:
http://nbis.org/nbisresources/product_design/designing_products%20_sustainable_attributes.pdf

Source:
The Design Workgroup, West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
1999

Associated Sectors:

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