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Title: Methodology for an integrated life cycle approach to design for environment
Authors: Low, J.S.C.
Lu, W.F. 
Song, B.
Keywords: Design for environment
Design for lifecycle
Life cycle analysis
Issue Date: 6-Jan-2014
Citation: Low, J.S.C., Lu, W.F., Song, B. (2014-01-06). Methodology for an integrated life cycle approach to design for environment. Key Engineering Materials 572 (1) : 20-23. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: To ensure that the economic and environmental impact over the entire product life cycle is taken into consideration during the design process, an integrated life cycle approach to Design for Environment (DfE) must be taken. In this paper, we describe the application of the product structure-based methodology for integrated life cycle analysis as a DfE decision-support tool. While maintaining an integrated perspective of the product life cycle, this methodology modularises the product life cycle model to the individual parts of the product structure; thus, allowing product designers to analyse the parts independently from the rest of the product system and enabling them to systematically evaluate the design alternatives. Using a case study on a dive torchlight, we demonstrate how through our proposed methodology, design alternatives for the product can be evaluated based on the life cycle eco-efficiency. ©(2014) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.
Source Title: Key Engineering Materials
ISBN: 9783037858196
ISSN: 10139826
DOI: 10.4028/
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