28-ME4211 - 1 UPK / MECH ME4211 Development of Green...

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Unformatted text preview: 1 UPK / MECH ME4211 Development of Green Products 1 UPK / MECH ME4211 Development of Green Products Green / Cleaner Design Cycle The decision-making process for cleaner design has four elements in a continual improvement process 2 UPK / MECH ME4211 Development of Green Products 2 UPK / MECH ME4211 Development of Green Products 3. Designing the Green/Cleaner Product The green/cleaner design priorities form a key part of design strategy Before embarking on a detailed design, it is important to have a scope of work in mind, with cost estimates or budgets Use a check list: to summarise design opportunities in relation to the environmental impact of the product 3 UPK / MECH ME4211 Development of Green Products 3 UPK / MECH ME4211 Development of Green Products 3. Designing the Green/Cleaner Product: Design Options Reducing the environmental impact from raw materials Reduce the amount of raw materials used in the product retaining the current form and reducing material use where possible (eg designing thinner sections or reducing the number of fixings); changing the form specifically to reduce materials (eg miniaturisation) Use materials with less environmental impact (Material substitution) eliminating or replacing hazardous substances using materials that are renewable, recycled or more cleanly produced , (eg. recycled plastics and glass, timber produced from sustainable forests, textiles grown in organic agriculture...
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28-ME4211 - 1 UPK / MECH ME4211 Development of Green...

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