Chapter 8

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.




Ecodesign Directive

Measurement and guidance tools


Carbon footprint


A number of studies conducted in the first decade of the twentieth century concluded that current ...

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