Design for environment


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design for environment

[di¦zīn fər in′vī·ərn·mənt]
(system engineering)
A methodology for the design of products and systems that promotes pollution prevention and resource conservation by including within the design process the systematic consideration of the environmental implications of engineering designs. Abbreviated DFE.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Design for environment

An engineering perspective in which the environmentally related characteristics of a product, process, or facility design are optimized.
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Furthermore, both the first and second (current) generations of Kia's cee'd C-segment vehicle for the European market have earned DfE: Design for Environment (ISO 14062) certifications, giving Kia certifications in all of major environment-related certifications from TUV Nord.
In addition, he discusses integrated product development and concurrent engineering, how to maintain and apply a portfolio of systematic Design for Environment strategies, and how to use analysis to evaluate design sustainability and performance trade-offs.
The certification body TUV Sud Management Service confirmed the vehicle meets the ISO standards of the Design for Environment program.
Research has brought the innovative concept of eco-design, also known as Design for Environment (DfE).
Expertly and knowledgeably co-authored by Cynthia Girling (Director and Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia) and Ronald Kellett (Professor of Landscape Architecture and Director of the Neighborhoods LAB in the Design Centre for Sustainability at the University of British Columbia) Skinny Streets And Green Neighborhoods: Design For Environment And Community is an innovative modern introduction and study of urban planning and ecology that deftly provides the reader with an exceptional selection of proven methods for solving generally difficult problems for community landscapes in urban areas.
While Biddle finds the diversity of plastics used in electronics is not a hindrance to recycling, he says manufactures have tried to reduce the number of resins used in electronics under the principle of Design for Recycling or Design for Environment.

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