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Sustainable Product Development

Tools, Methods and Examples

  • Daizhong Su

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Sustainability Tools

  3. Methods for Sustainable Product Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Daizhong Su, Wenjie Peng
      Pages 73-84
    3. You Wu, Daizhong Su
      Pages 127-152
    4. You Wu, Daizhong Su
      Pages 153-166
    5. Zhongming Ren, Daizhong Su
      Pages 167-190
  4. Case Studies of Product Life Cycle Assessments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Daizhong Su, Zhongming Ren
      Pages 193-219
    3. Jose L. Casamayor, Daizhong Su
      Pages 271-291
    4. Shuyi Wang, Daizhong Su, Shifan Zhu, Qianren Zhang
      Pages 293-310
  5. Case Studies of Integrated Approach for Sustainable Product Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 311-311
    2. Jose L. Casamayor, Daizhong Su
      Pages 313-349

About this book


This book offers a comprehensive review of sustainability and product design, providing useful information on the relevant regulations and standards for industries to meet increasing market demands for eco-products, while reducing their impact on the environment. The examples and methods presented allow readers to gain insights into sustainable products. The authors also explain how to develop products with sustainability features by applying tools and methods for sustainable design and manufacture. These tools/methods include

• Regulations/directives related to sustainable product development

• Popular lifecycle analysis software packages

• Environmental and social lifecycle impact assessment methods

• Lifecycle inventory databases

• Eco-point and eco-accounting infrastructure

• ICT and traceability technologies for sustainable product development

• Sustainable design and manufacture

• Integrated approach for sustainable product development

A description of each sustainability tool is accompanied by easy-to-understand guidelines as well as sustainable product development methods. Five different case studies are also presented to illustrate how to apply the tools and methods into the development of real sustainable products.

In view of the increasing pressure on industries to meet the, sometimes conflicting, demands of the market and environment, this book is a valuable resource for engineers and managers in manufacturing companies wishing to update their knowledge of sustainable product development. It is also suitable for researchers and consultants who are involved or interested in sustainable product development, as well as for students studying sustainable development, production, and engineering management.


Eco-design and manufacture Lifecycle assessment Sustainable production Sustainable product design sustainable manufacturing sustainable development methods sustainable design sustainability regulations

Editors and affiliations

  • Daizhong Su
    • 1
  1. 1.Advanced Design and Manufacturing Engineering Centre, School of Architecture, Design and the Built EnvironmentNottingham Trent UniversityNottinghamUK

About the editors

The book is authored by a team of researchers, educators and engineers who have conducted a number of projects in sustainable product development. The team leader and key author of the book, Professor Daizhong Su, has been working in product design and manufacture for more than 30 years and sustainable product development for more than 15 years, and lead number of projects supported by the European commission, international and national funding organisations and industries.

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