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Topic 3 Green Design

Principles of Green Design

Life Cycle Analysis
Strategies for Green Design

Presentation by: Name

• Working in pairs/groups and using the
following slides and their titles, you are
going to research and complete each of
the tasks
• Definitions and detailed explanations are
required supported by examples
• Add a bibliography to your slide show and
give sources for any images used in the
slide show
Green Design
• Define
Renewable Resources
• Define
Non-renewable Resources
• Define
Reasons for Green Design
• Outline the reasons for green design
• Consider consumer pressure and legislation
“Take back” legislation
• Define and examine the impact on
designers and manufacturers
People’s Attitude to Green
• Eco-warriors
• Eco-champions
• Eco-fans
• Eco-phobes
• Define and explain the above
• Define and examine your own eco-footprint
Life Cycle Analysis
 Define, by using two of the following Search
Engines Yahoo, Ask, Dogpile, Wikipedia, Alta
Vista, Excite, Google, Lycos, Windows Live
 List with the links the top 10 results
 Look at each site and list products mentioned in
the sites as examples
 Use images and reference correctly all sources used
Eco Labelling
• Describe the reasons for the introduction
of eco-labelling
• Give six examples of eco-labelling
Eco-Labelling Schemes
• Below are 4 examples of eco-labelling schemes.
Select 2 schemes and compare the objectives of
the schemes
Design for Manufacture
• Define
Design for Materials
• Define
Design for Process
• Define
Design for Assembly
• Define
Environmental Impact
• Describe how designers can modify the
environmental impact of the production,
use and disposal of their product through
careful consideration at the design stage
• Relate this to McDonalds/Smart Cars
Reuse, Repair, Reconditioning
& Recycling
• Define each of the above, and give
Recycling Materials
• List three material groups that can be
easily and economically recycled, give
Design for Disassembly
• Define
Strategies of Design for
• Discuss two strategies that designers
could employ to design for disassembly
• Use the some of the images provided for
your answers
• Some of the images link to their original
Strategies of Design for
• Designing components made from one material
• Using thermoplastic adhesives that lose their
properties when reheated
• Designing snap fittings instead of welding and