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Technologies and Eco-innovation towards Sustainability I

Eco Design of Products and Services

  • Allen H. Hu
  • Mitsutaka Matsumoto
  • Tsai Chi Kuo
  • Shana Smith


  • Presents the latest developments in eco- and sustainable design

  • Discusses emerging technologies and sustainability, circular economy, LCA and footprinting, social aspects of eco-design and sustainable consumption, sustainable manufacturing and 3R technologies, sustainable energy and policy, green supply chain, and life cycle management.

  • Highlights research by scholars and practitioners in Asian countries


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Emerging Technologies and Sustainability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Yuuki Fukumashi, Atsushi Nagasawa, Yoshinori Fukunaga, Hiroyuki Hiraoka
      Pages 3-14
    3. Yoshinori Fukunaga, Yuuki Fukumashi, Atsushi Nagasawa, Hiroyuki Hiraoka
      Pages 23-34
    4. Nils F. Nissen, Lutz Stobbe, Nikolai Richter, Hannes Zedel, Klaus-Dieter Lang
      Pages 49-64
    5. Chih-Hsing Liu, Ta-Lun Chen, Tzu-Yang Pai, Chen-Hua Chiu, Wei-Geng Peng, Chia-Chun Weng
      Pages 75-88
  3. Circular Economy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Christian Clemm, Nils F. Nissen, Karsten Schischke, Gergana Dimitrova, Max Marwede, Klaus-Dieter Lang
      Pages 91-104
    3. Novita Sakundarini, Nur Shafieza Riwayat, Christina May May Chin, Eng Hwa Yap, Raja Ariffin Raja Ghazilla, Salwa Hanim Abdul-Rashid
      Pages 117-134
    4. Anna Karin Jönbrink, Jenny Sahlin, Åsa Moberg, Karin Wilson, Katja Dvali, Lena Youhanan
      Pages 157-169
    5. Hidetaka Hayashi, Masatsugu Kitamura, Shin’ya Nagasawa, Tadatomo Suga
      Pages 171-182
  4. Eco-Design, LCA and Footprinting

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Christoph Herrmann, Max Juraschek, Sami Kara, Sebastian Thiede
      Pages 185-198

About this book


This 2-volume book covers the state-of-the-art of the research and practices on eco-design. It covers the latest topics in the field: e.g. global eco-design management, big data in eco-design, social perspectives in eco-design; as well as emphasizing the developments in emerging economies such as Asian countries. Eco-design of products and product-related services are indispensable to realize the circular economy and to increase resource efficiencies of our society. Eco-design practices are necessary both in developed countries and developing countries. The book chapters are contributed by the worldwide authors, especially authors from East Asian countries, European countries, and Southeast Asian countries, and contains selected presentations at the EcoDesign2017 symposium (10th International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing).

The first volume highlights products and services, the chapters include the product life cycle design and business strategy, technologies for the future and sustainability, as well as social perspectives in eco-design.


Product life cycle design Sustainable consumption Business innovation Social infrastructure system Smart data Eco life style

Editors and affiliations

  • Allen H. Hu
    • 1
  • Mitsutaka Matsumoto
    • 2
  • Tsai Chi Kuo
    • 3
  • Shana Smith
    • 4
  1. 1.National Taipei University of TechnologyTaipeiTaiwan
  2. 2.National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)TsukubaJapan
  3. 3.Chung Yuan Christian UniversityTaoyuanTaiwan
  4. 4.National Taiwan UniversityTaipeiTaiwan

About the editors

Allen H. Hu
National Taipei University of Technology

Mitsutaka Matsumoto
National Institute of Advanced Industria Science and Technology (AIST)
Science and Technology (AIST)

Tsai Chi Kuo
Chung Yuan Christian University
Chung Li

Shana Smith
National Taiwan University        

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