74-ME4211 - 5. Opportunities from Green Technology With...

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5. Opportunities from Green Technology With enormous resources being devoted in laboratories around the world to seeking ways of minimizing environmental damage, it is hardly surprising that a wide range of new technologies are being generated that seem likely to feed design development in the near future. It is no doubt that some of the ways that environmentally-driven technological development is likely to influence product design . In discussion of green technology foresight, it is relevant to draw on the perspective of the well-known classification of technologies in relation to environment issues: (i) End-of-pipe and add-on solutions; (ii) Environmental and cleaner technology (renewable energy-wind power, solar power, biomass, hydropower, biofuels) and integrated solutions (eliminating or reducing pollutants at the source) ; and (iii) System changes for sustainability 1 Distinguishing- two different types of environmental innovations that mitigate the environmental burden
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2011 for the course ME ME4211 taught by Professor Dr.a.vyas during the Winter '11 term at NYU Poly.

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74-ME4211 - 5. Opportunities from Green Technology With...

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