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 TitleDevelopment of the Sustainable Design Index and associated algorithm for furniture design based on the materials costing data and dynamics
Primary AuthorHui Zhao, Brunel University
Other Author(s) Kai Cheng
Pages 410 - 418
Article ID sdm14-065
Publication Date 01-May-16
AbstractIn order to illustrate the sustainability of a product and/or its materials, an algorithm of Sustainable design Index (SDI) is established based on the costing data and dynamics, which covers the dynamic costing of materials, processes, assemble/disassemble and transportation. The research of SDI is aim to evaluate or compare productís sustainability by number instead of feeling. When the SDI is implemented in the Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, such as windows and/or doors, the CAD program will be effective in guiding the sustainable designer, who tries to designing a product to meet the need of present and future generations.
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