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A Measure of Product Sustainability Based on Triple Bottom Line

Published

Author(s)

Prabir Sarkar, Sudarsan Rachuri, Hyo Won Suh, Kevin W. Lyons, Ram D. Sriram

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.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the ASME 2009 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences &
Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
IDETC/CIE 2009
Conference Dates
August 30-September 2, 2009
Conference Location
San Diego, CA
Conference Title
same

Keywords

sustainability, sustainability assessment, environmental impact, design for sustainability

Citation

Sarkar, P. , Rachuri, S. , , H. , Lyons, K. and Sriram, R. (2009), A Measure of Product Sustainability Based on Triple Bottom Line, Proceedings of the ASME 2009 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference IDETC/CIE 2009 , San Diego, CA, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=902061 (Accessed April 15, 2024)
Created June 15, 2009, Updated February 19, 2017