Tools for Environmental Design: The Life-Cycle Design Toolkit 982102

Automotive designers have the greatest influence on the environmental impacts of the production, use, and disposal of the automobile through their design choices. This paper surveys the use of tools for environmental design in the automotive industry and also presents preliminary results of the development and demonstration of a new Life-Cycle Design Toolkit for automotive designers developed by the University of Tennessee Center for Clean Products and Clean Technologies in partnership with the Saturn Corporation and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


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