Improvement of product sustainability

Meimei Gao, Meng Chu Zhou, Fei Yue Wang

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Increasing global population and consumption are causing declining natural and social systems. Sustainable development addresses these issues by integrating strategies for economic successes, environmental quality, and social equity. A Sustainability Target Method (STM) provides a practical Sustainability target for individual businesses and products through determining the relative indicator resource productivity for environmental performance and the absolute indicator Eco-Efficiency. Based on the indicators in STM, this paper formulates the component selection problem such that a company can improve Sustainability of its products most effectively through improving components' performance. The approach is illustrated through an example.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3548-3553
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
StatePublished - 2003
Event2003 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: Sep 14 2003Sep 19 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering


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