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Design for Environment, Second Edition: A Guide to Sustainable Product Development

Science and Technics


by
Joseph Fiksel

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 432 pages

File size: 7.4 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

An in-depth roadmap to sustainable product development

Drawing on the experiences of dozens of major corporations, Design for Environment, Second Edition, offers a business rationale for developing sustainable products and processes, as well as a comprehensive toolkit for practicing DFE in the context of product life-cycle management. Learn how environmental innovation creates business value, and helps companies to meet global energy and environmental challenges. Discover how to:

This book features in-depth case studies of DFE applications by industry leaders such as:

Alcoa * American Electric Power * Caterpillar * Coca-Cola * ConAgra Foods * Dow Chemical Company * DuPont * Eli Lilly * Ford Motor Company * General Motors * Hewlett-Packard * Intel * JCPenney * Johnson & Johnson * Kimberly-Clark * McDonald’s * Owens Corning * Patagonia * 3M Company * Xerox

With all the recent talk about green technology and green jobs, Joseph Fiksel’s book could not come at a better time. If your goal is to design and develop environmentally sustainable products that also drive shareholder value, then this book is a must read.”

Stuart Hart, S.C. Johnson Chair in Sustainable Global Enterprise, Cornell University, Author, “Capitalism at the Crossroads”

Design for Environment shows clearly that aligning green design with innovation not only is possible, but is essential to remaining competitive in our brave new economy. This should be required reading for anyone who wants to understand the how to design for today’s consumer — and tomorrow’s.

Joel Makower, Executive Editor, GreenBiz.com, Author, “Strategies for the Green Economy”

A must read for all practitioners of a Design for Environment approach. This book makes the most compelling case yet for taking a more integrated and holistic approach to DFE – the bottom line! Green initiatives must increase profitability to be truly sustainable, and Dr. Fiksel provides the blueprint for how global companies are enhancing profits and winning in the marketplace by designing their way to competitive advantage.

Jim Lime, Vice President, Environment, Health & Safety, ConAgra Foods

Dr. Fiksel has developed a comprehensive and inspiring guide that provides a powerful case for integration of environmental principles into product development. Design for Environment is essential reading for any organization putting DFE into practice.

Ken Strassner, Vice-President, Global Environment, Safety, Regulatory and Scientific Affairs, Kimberley-Clark Corporation

Dr. Fiksel “hits the nail on the head” with this practical and informative approach to life-cycle design and management. A must read to help you achieve both exceptional environmental stewardship and exceptional business results.

Joe Allen, General Manager and Director of Sustainable Development, Caterpillar Remanufacturing Division

Joseph Fiksel has produced a masterful book that not only powerfully argues for Design for Environment, but also provides the roadmap and real-life examples that prove the point. This book arrives not a moment too soon for a stressed planet. Industry has the opportunity to re-think how we design, produce, sell and dispose of products, and this book provides the tools and best practices to accomplish a new and improved way of

An in-depth roadmap to sustainable product development

Drawing on the experiences of dozens of major corporations, Design for Environment, Second Edition, offers a business rationale for developing sustainable products and processes, as well as a comprehensive toolkit for practicing DFE in the context of product life-cycle management. Learn how environmental innovation creates business value, and helps companies to meet global energy and environmental challenges.… (more)

An in-depth roadmap to sustainable product development

Drawing on the experiences of dozens of major corporations, Design for Environment, Second Edition, offers a business rationale for developing sustainable products and processes, as well as a comprehensive toolkit for practicing DFE in the context of product life-cycle management. Learn how environmental innovation creates business value, and helps companies to meet global energy and environmental challenges. Discover how to:

This book features in-depth case studies of DFE applications by industry leaders such as:

Alcoa * American Electric Power * Caterpillar * Coca-Cola * ConAgra Foods * Dow Chemical Company * DuPont * Eli Lilly * Ford Motor Company * General Motors * Hewlett-Packard * Intel * JCPenney * Johnson & Johnson * Kimberly-Clark * McDonald’s * Owens Corning * Patagonia * 3M Company * Xerox

With all the recent talk about green technology and green jobs, Joseph Fiksel’s book could not come at a better time. If your goal is to design and develop environmentally sustainable products that also drive shareholder value, then this book is a must read.”

Stuart Hart, S.C. Johnson Chair in Sustainable Global Enterprise, Cornell University, Author, “Capitalism at the Crossroads”

Design for Environment shows clearly that aligning green design with innovation not only is possible, but is essential to remaining competitive in our brave new economy. This should be required reading for anyone who wants to understand the how to design for today’s consumer — and tomorrow’s.

Joel Makower, Executive Editor, GreenBiz.com, Author, “Strategies for the Green Economy”

A must read for all practitioners of a Design for Environment approach. This book makes the most compelling case yet for taking a more integrated and holistic approach to DFE – the bottom line! Green initiatives must increase profitability to be truly sustainable, and Dr. Fiksel provides the blueprint for how global companies are enhancing profits and winning in the marketplace by designing their way to competitive advantage.

Jim Lime, Vice President, Environment, Health & Safety, ConAgra Foods

Dr. Fiksel has developed a comprehensive and inspiring guide that provides a powerful case for integration of environmental principles into product development. Design for Environment is essential reading for any organization putting DFE into practice.

Ken Strassner, Vice-President, Global Environment, Safety, Regulatory and Scientific Affairs, Kimberley-Clark Corporation

Dr. Fiksel “hits the nail on the head” with this practical and informative approach to life-cycle design and management. A must read to help you achieve both exceptional environmental stewardship and exceptional business results.

Joe Allen, General Manager and Director of Sustainable Development, Caterpillar Remanufacturing Division

Joseph Fiksel has produced a masterful book that not only powerfully argues for Design for Environment, but also provides the roadmap and real-life examples that prove the point. This book arrives not a moment too soon for a stressed planet. Industry has the opportunity to re-think how we design, produce, sell and dispose of products, and this book provides the tools and best practices to accomplish a new and improved way of

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