InImpact: The Journal of Innovation Impact

Publisher Future Technology Press
Vol. 8 No. 2 KES Transactions on SDM II - Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2015
Volume Editors KES International
Journal ISSN 2051-6002
Article TitleAssessment of Sustainable Product Development Tools and Methods
Primary AuthorSalari Meysam, Department of MIE, Concordia University, Montreal (Canada)
Other Author(s) Bhuiyan Nadia
Pages 13 - 28
Article ID sdm15-002
Publication Date 02-May-16

Systematic consideration of environmental aspects within the early stages of product development (PD) can be considered highly significant in order for the overall environmental performance of the product to be improved. Many methods and tools have been developed aiming to enable this consideration and provide the properties that need to be considered and improved. This article provides an overview of some well-known and more applicable tools and methods that have been developed and are available today. The identified tools are generally classified in two groups: Guidelines and Analytical tools. The limitations and barriers of current tools are assessed and categorized and two areas for future work are proposed in order to address current limitations in the existing literature.

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Remarks Paper presented at KES International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing, 12-14 April 2015
First date of publication in InImpact: 1 December 2015