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Author Vezzoli, Carlo.

Title Design for environmental sustainability / Carlo Vezzoli, Ezio Manzini
Published London : Springer, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 303 pages) : illustrations
Contents Sustainability and discontinuity -- Products, contexts and capacities -- A social learning process -- Life cycle design -- Minimising resource consumption -- Selecting low impact resources and processes -- Product lifetime optimisation -- Extending the lifespan of materials -- Facilitating disassembly -- System design for eco-efficiency -- Environmental complexity and designing activity -- Estimating the environmental impact of products : life cycle assessment -- Environmentally sustainable design-orienting tools -- Evolution of sustainability in design research and practice -- Appendices
Summary Design for Environmental Sustainability is a technical and operative contribution to the United Nations "Decade on Education for Sustainable Development" (2005-2014), aiding the development of a new generation of designers, responsible and able in the task of designing environmentally sustainable products. Design for Environmental Sustainability provides a comprehensive framework and a practical tool to support the design process. The book offers an organic vision of methodologies, tools and strategies for the integration of environmental requirements into product development. Possib
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-295) and index
Notes Translated from the Italian
Print version record
Subject Sustainable design.
Industrial design -- Environmental aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Manzini, Ezio.
LC no. 2008930165
ISBN 1281491578
1848001622 (hbk.)
9781848001626 (hbk.)