Accession Number : ADA307835

Title :   Review of Literature on Environmentally Conscious Design.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Rigby, J. C.

PDF Url : ADA307835

Report Date : DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : In support of current research tasks, IDA has reviewed the literature and prepared annotated abstracts of bibliographical information directly related to environmentally conscious design. This literature compilation focuses on industrial ecology, Design for Environment (DFE), and life cycle assessments. Additional topics include computer-based systems for environmentally conscious design, economic aspects of DFE, pollution-prevention activities centered on material substitution or process change, risk analysis, and affirmative engineering, which addresses the recycling and economic reuse of previously used materials. Total quality management and system-oriented design are also included to the extent that they address environmental considerations.

Descriptors :   *MANUFACTURING, *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, *DESIGN CRITERIA, *INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING, RECYCLED MATERIALS, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, ECONOMIC ANALYSIS, RISK, COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, LITERATURE SURVEYS, PRODUCTION ENGINEERING, ABSTRACTS, CONCURRENT ENGINEERING, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, EXPERT SYSTEMS, LIFE CYCLE COSTS, LIFE CYCLES, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, WASTE RECYCLING, TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT, DESIGN TO COST, ECOLOGY, INVENTORY ANALYSIS.

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE