Chapter 7

Design for Total Control


This chapter covers the practical steps that can be used to ensure that the SLV (sustainable Life Value) of a design is optimised. It covers developments and ideas in material sourcing, efficient material usage, design for minimum lifetime energy consumption, ease of maintenance and prolonged life. It also considers end of life disposal within the parameters of the waste hierarchy.


Sustainability umbrella

Total design control

Sustainable life value

Eae of manufacture, assembly and maintenance

repair, re-use, recycle

The role of the engineering designer grows more and more complex with every passing year. There are more duties and constraints built on this role than any other role involved in the development ...

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