This paper summarizes the presentations, discussions, and recommendations of the NIST Workshop Sustainable Manufacturing: Metrics, Standards, and Infrastructure held at NIST, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, October 13th through October 15th, 2009. The primary objective of this workshop was to bring together experts and various stakeholders to identify and discuss measurement and standards enablers that positively affect the social, economic, environmental, and technological aspects of designing sustainable production processes and products. The workshop was well attended and consisted of thirty presentations organized under five sessions: 1) Government Initiatives; 2) Industry Perspectives; 3) University Research; 4) Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) research; and 5) Solution Provider s Views. Two breakout sessions and an industry panel provided a set of recommendations for addressing critical issues in sustainable manufacturing.
Citation: International Journal of Sustainable Manufacturing
Pub Type: Journals
sustainable manufacturing, metrics, standards, infrastructure, NIST Workshop