An empirical study of how innovation and the environment are considered in current engineering design practise

Jamie O'Hare, Elies Dekoninck, Helen Liang, Aidan Turnbull

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Abstract

This paper reports the findings of a study of the current innovation and environmental considerations of six businesses that design and manufacture products affected by the product-related environmental legislation. Activities undertaken with the businesses provide insights into their New Product Development (NPD) processes, their innovation capabilities and their actions to improve their environmental performance. Several features of their NPD processes are suggested as presenting opportunities for eco-design tools to be integrated into design practises without negatively affecting the current NPD process. Finally, a conceptual framework is proposed which highlights the inter-relations between business, environmental, and customer requirements of a product across its lifecycle.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Life Cycle Engineering for Sustainable Manufacturing Businesses - Proceedings of the 14th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherSpringer
Pages213-218
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007
Event14th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering: Advances in Life Cycle Engineering for Sustainable Manufacturing Businesses, June 11, 2007 - June 13, 2007 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 1 Jun 2007 → …

Publication series

NameAdvances in Life Cycle Engineering for Sustainable Manufacturing Businesses - Proceedings of the 14th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media

Conference

Conference14th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering: Advances in Life Cycle Engineering for Sustainable Manufacturing Businesses, June 11, 2007 - June 13, 2007
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period1/06/07 → …

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    O'Hare, J., Dekoninck, E., Liang, H., & Turnbull, A. (2007). An empirical study of how innovation and the environment are considered in current engineering design practise. In Advances in Life Cycle Engineering for Sustainable Manufacturing Businesses - Proceedings of the 14th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering (pp. 213-218). (Advances in Life Cycle Engineering for Sustainable Manufacturing Businesses - Proceedings of the 14th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering). Springer.