27-ME4211 - Green / Cleaner Design Cycle The...

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Unformatted text preview: Green / Cleaner Design Cycle The decision-making process for cleaner design has four elements in a continual improvement process ME4211 Development of Green Products 1 UPK / MECH 2. Identifying Green/Cleaner Design Priorities • • It is important to assess different green design ideas developed through the product research and prioritise them. When deciding which ideas to take forward, consider: § § § § § the scope for environmental gain compliance with existing and future legislation the scope for direct and indirect cost savings the potential marketing benefit for the product and the company the customer and supply chain relationship • § § § Eg. increased satisfaction or closer working progress towards achieving and conforming to companiy’s environmental management system (EMS) the work involved and the likely costs of implementing the change the feasibility and risk involved The weighting you apply to these factors will depend on company’s own overall aims, strategy, market, product and circumstances ME4211 Development of Green Products 2 UPK / MECH ...
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