Drivers of Sustainability in Design
Legislation and Perceptions of Consumers and Buyers
This chapter covers the issues driving the designer to adopt a more sustainable approach to engineering design. This also covers in brief the thrust and effectiveness of current legislation in the key developed and emerging economies, before critically considering a number of tools currently used for measuring sustainability in industry and products, and closes with an analysis of nonlegislative drivers working toward the triple bottom line.
Measurement and guidance tools
A number of studies conducted in the first decade of the twentieth century concluded that current ...