The ECODESIGN Toolbox for the development of green product concepts – First steps for product improvement
- R. Pamminger, W. Wimmer, M. Huber, Ostad H
- Conference Proceedings of Going Green – CARE…
This paper describes the results of a project carried out at the Institute for Engineering Design of the Vienna University of Technology. The project aimed at developing a systematic approach for sustainable product design and is called “ECODESIGN Toolbox for Green Product Concepts”. With application of the systematic approach innovative product concepts have been developed during this project in cooperation with research partners and partners from industry. The method is implemented on three different products: a digital voice recorder, a golf swing analyzer and an injection moulding machine and fulfils the specific needs of small and medium sized companies. The methodology used in the project will be introduced and exemplary results from the three industry products will be shown in the paper. The project will be finished in June 2007. This project was funded by the Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology and the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (Project number: 810777).