December 11, 2012.
This video examines the use of life cycle assessment methods as an aid to the design process. It introduces three methods: full life cycle assessment, streamlined life cycle assessment, and economic input-output life cycle assessment. The advantages and limits of each stated. This work was made possible in part by grants from the National Science Foundation Division of Undergraduate Education, DUE#0717428, DUE#0717556 and DUE#1004410.
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Life cycle assessment methods help designers identify high-leverage re-design opportunities. Each method has advantages and disadvantage, which are reviewed here. This video is part on the Sustainability Learning Suites created by Jane Qiong Zhang and Linda Vanasupa in association with Julie Zimmerman and Jim Mihelcic.
Curriculum and Social Inquiry | Materials Science and Engineering
© 2012 Linda Vanasupa
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