Environmental Impact Assessment of Lighting Products
There is a growing demand for products with low environmental impact due to current and upcoming environmental regulations/policies and increased environmental consumer awareness. Thus, integration of tools, methods, techniques for sustainability into design processes is becoming essential to design greener products. This paper presents a novel environmental impact assessment of lighting products’ conducted at the design stage, with the support of Life Cycle Assessment methods and related tools including Software Simapro. Two lighting products are used in the assessment, the results showed that one of the lighting products had less (total) impact on the environment than the other one, the main difference of impact between both products was located at the manufacturing phase, and their transport and use phases have higher impact within the life-cycle of the products.
Daizhong Su, Kai Xue and Shifan Zhu
J. L. Casamayor and D. Z. Su, "Environmental Impact Assessment of Lighting Products", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 486, pp. 171-174, 2011