Quantifying the Energy Impacts of Use: A Product Energy Profile Approach

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Abstract

The behaviour and actions of users can impact on the energy efficiency of products. By using products unnecessarily or inefficiently even a product which has been designed and built with highly efficient technology or materials will still use or waste energy. This paper demonstrates and develops a methodology for quantifying the energy impacts of user behaviours. Measuring the amount of energy used by a specific user action is essential for engineers and designers to make decisions as to how best to approach the redesign of a product, creating lasting and beneficial energy savings.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 4 May 2009
Event16th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering - Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 4 May 20096 May 2009

Conference

Conference16th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering
CountryEgypt
CityCairo
Period4/05/096/05/09

Keywords

  • Domestic Products
  • Energy Use
  • Efficient User Behaviour
  • Eco-Design

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