A Systems Approach to Sustainable Technical Product Design – Luthe – 2013 – Journal of Industrial Ecology – Wiley Online Library

March 4, 2013

Published online Mar 1st, 2013

 

Luthe T, Kägi T, Reger J (2013)

A Systems Approach to Sustainable Technical Product Design

Combining Life Cycle Assessment and Virtual Development in the Case of Skis

Journal of Industrial Ecology.

Article first published online: 1 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1111/jiec.12000

Summary

Many existing methods for sustainable technical product design focus on environmental efficiency while lacking a framework for a holistic, sustainable design approach that includes combined social, technical, economic, and environmental aspects in the whole product life cycle, and that provides guidance on a technical product development level. This research proposes a framework for sustainable technical product design in the case of skis. We developed a ski under the Grown brand, benchmarked according to social, environmental, economic, and technical targets, following an initial sustainability assessment, and delivered the first environmental life cycle assessment (ELCA) and the first social life cycle assessment (SLCA) of skis

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