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Ecodesign Guide

DTU Management Engineering, IPU, the Danish Environmental Protection Agency and the Confederation of Danish Industry have developed a practical Guide to integration of environmental thinking into product development.

Based on a detailed study of methods and experiences with environmentally conscious product development in Danish and international companies, and through a series of in-depth workshops with industrial companies in Denmark, a Guide to environmental improvement through product development has just been published. The Guide is primarily aimed at product developers, as a help to the integration of environmental thinking into the development process, and therefore into products.

It can be said of the majority of companies, that have had environmental issues on the agenda for some years, that the more environmentally analytical, documentation and reporting tasks are now routinely tackled in the organisation. However it can also be said that there is very often much less focus on the creation of completely new solutions, that lead to environmental improvements. The Guide leads the reader through a seven-step solution-oriented approach, towards environmental improvement. The seven steps are simple, inspiring and different in relation to the considerations and tasks carried out in everyday product development. The approach makes space for creative thinking, by supporting a focused view on environmental thinking.

The even steps are: User dimension - Overview over products lifecycle - Product's environmental effects - Actor network and achieved value - Quantification of environmental effects - Creation of environmental concepts – Make an environmental strategy.

The Guide can be downloaded electronically here (click on the graphics) or ordered in book format via Tina Sternest, from the Confederation of Danish Industry. 

Downloads:  

More information and download of the Ecodesign Guide, click here.

Teaching material and posters

Use the following links to download teaching material and posters for the guide. For each of the guide's seven steps we have compiled a short powerpoint lecture and included the relevant posters, that you can either plot in large format, or print with a normal printer. The powerpoint lectures are largely text-based, but are free for you to edit and add your own diagrams and graphics. 

Contents

Teaching material

Poster

Large format (A0+)

Poster

Small format (A3)

 

ppt

pdf

pdf 

Introduction to ecodesign

 

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3.6 MB

 

 

   Step 1: Describe the use context

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1.5 MB

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380 kB

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180 kB

   Step 2: Create an overview of the environmental impacts

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3.3 MB

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300 kB

 

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150 kB

   Step 3: Create your environmental profile & identify root causes

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2.6 MB

   Step 4: Sketch the stakeholder-network

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2.6 MB

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260 kB

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150 kB

   Step 5: Quantify the environmental impacts

 

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2.4 MB

 

 

 

   Step 6: Create environmental concepts

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2.9 MB

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260 kB

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150 kB

   Step 7: Develop an environmental strategy

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2.4 MB

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290 kB

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170 kB

Ensuring implementation in the company

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2.4 MB

 

 

Collection of all above powerpoints (long texts)

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16.4 MB

 

 

Collection of all above powerpoints (short texts)

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18.3 MB

For more details regarding the Guide and the project, contact Associate Professor Tim McAloone, DTU Mechanical Engineering.



Downloads:

Click here to download the Ecodesign Guide.

Contact

Tim C. McAloone
Professor, Ph.D.
DTU Mechanical Engineering
+45 45 25 62 70

Contact

Niki Bey
Associate Professor
DTU Management Engineering
+45 45 25 60 04
http://www.ecodesign.dtu.dk/Ecodesign-Guide
28 JUNE 2017