Topic 3 Principles Of Green Design

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Topic 3 Principles Of Green Design

  1. 1. Topic 3 Green Design Principles of Green Design
  2. 2. Objectives for Green Design <ul><li>Increasing efficiency in the use of materials, energy and other resources </li></ul><ul><li>Minimizing damage or pollution from the chosen material </li></ul><ul><li>Reducing to a minimum any long-term harm caused by use of the product </li></ul><ul><li>Ensuring that the planned life of the product is most appropriate in environmental terms and that the product functions efficiently for its full life </li></ul>
  3. 3. Objectives for Green Design <ul><li>Taking full account of the effects of the end disposal of the product </li></ul><ul><li>Ensuring that the packaging and instructions encourage efficient and environmentally friendly use </li></ul><ul><li>Minimizing nuisances such as noise or smell </li></ul><ul><li>Analysing and minimizing potential safety hazards </li></ul>
  4. 4. McDonalds Case Study <ul><li>http://www.mcdonalds.com/corp/values/place/enviroment/recycling.html </li></ul><ul><li>Navigate your way through the McDonald’s website(above) and make notes under each point as to how the company meets each design objective. </li></ul><ul><li>• increasing efficiency in the use of materials, energy and other resources </li></ul><ul><li>• minimizing damage or pollution from the chosen materials </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>http://www.mcdonalds.com/corp/values/place/enviroment/recycling.html </li></ul><ul><li>• reducing to a minimum any long-term harm caused by use of the product </li></ul><ul><li>• ensuring that the planned life of the product is most appropriate in environmental terms and that the product functions efficiently for its full Life </li></ul><ul><li>• taking full account of the effects of the end disposal of the product </li></ul><ul><li>• ensuring that the packaging and instructions encourage efficient and environmentally friendly use </li></ul><ul><li>• minimizing nuisances such as noise or smell </li></ul><ul><li>• analyzing and minimizing potential safety hazards </li></ul>
  6. 6. “Take Back” <ul><li>Legislation on designers and manufacturers </li></ul><ul><li>Take-back legislation holds manufacturers responsible for the environmentally safe recycling or disposal of their end-of-life products </li></ul><ul><li>Manufacturers are expected to provide a financial or physical plan to ensure that such products are collected and processed. </li></ul><ul><li>The European Union and Japan were among the first to introduce such legislation. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Attitudes to Green Issues <ul><li>People’s attitudes to green issues vary </li></ul><ul><li>Eco-warriors actively demonstrate on environmental issues </li></ul><ul><li>Eco-champions champion environmental issues within organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Eco-fans enthusiastically adopt environmentally friendly practices as consumers </li></ul><ul><li>Eco-phobes actively resent talk of environmental protection </li></ul><ul><li>Examine your own eco-footprint – use the link </li></ul>

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