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Publication Citation: A Measure of Product Sustainability Based on Triple Bottom Line

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Author(s): Prabir Sarkar; Rachuri Rachuri; Hyo Won Suh; Kevin W. Lyons; Ram D. Sriram;
Title: A Measure of Product Sustainability Based on Triple Bottom Line
Published: June 15, 2009
Abstract: Sustainable societies require the use of sustainable products. Sustainability is generally expressed in terms of Triple Bottom Line (TBL) - people, planet, and profit. Products that are sustainable have positive effects and value for all the stakeholders. In this work, we propose different measures to assess sustainability of manufactured products with respect to TBL. The proposed measures should help designers to assess sustainability of design alternatives during the initial phase of design and point out ways to reduce the impact.
Conference: same
Proceedings: Proceedings of the ASME 2009 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference IDETC/CIE 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Dates: August 30-September 2, 2009
Keywords: sustainability; sustainability assessment; environmental impact; design for sustainability
Research Areas: Sustainability
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