InImpact: The Journal of Innovation Impact

Publisher Future Technology Press
Vol. 7 No. 2 KES Transactions on SDM I - Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2014
Volume Editors KES International
Journal ISSN 2051-6002
Article TitleEco-Efficiency versus Eco-Effectiveness: A Case Study from the UK Exhibitions Industry
Primary AuthorFiona Charnley, Cranfield University
Other Author(s) Claudia Newton; Zoe Rowe; Leigh Tymms; Dawn Mills
Pages 205 - 217
Article ID sdm14-007
Publication Date 01-May-16
AbstractThis paper details an exploratory study surrounding the environmental impacts of the UK exhibition industry, particularly in relation to the design and build of bespoke exhibition stands. A mixed methodology of face-to-face surveys and expert interviews were conducted, alongside an in-depth case study with an exhibition stand designer, to gain insights into perceptions of sustainability and current practices across the exhibition industry. Insights gained from these formed design criteria for a sustainable exhibition stand solution. The paper explores wider principles and recommendations for the industry and concludes that designers and contractors are in an ideal position to improve the industry through the adoption of environmental management practices, sustainable design principles and systemic thinking.

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