PROXI INDICATORS USED FOR PRODUCT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT

  • Lucian Bârsan Transylvania University of Brasov
  • Anca Bârsan Transylvania University of Brasov
Keywords: assessment tools, ecodesign, life cycle, proxy indicators.

Abstract

The paper is focusing on the necessity of assessing the products in order to evaluate their
negative environmental impact. This activity is part of the design strategy meant to identify the existing
products’ weak points in order to optimise the future designs. The environmental assessment can be
performed using a large range of instruments, among which the category of Proxy Indicators covers an
important area. The Eco-indicators are Proxy Indicators used mainly for comparing solutions. This paper
shows how this instrument can be successfully used to compare existing products with the new designs.

Author Biographies

Lucian Bârsan, Transylvania University of Brasov

Transylvania University
of Brasov, Department of Product Design, Mechatronics
and Environment

Anca Bârsan, Transylvania University of Brasov

Transylvania University of
Brasov, Department of Product Design, Mechatronics
and Environment

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Published
2019-12-10
How to Cite
Bârsan, L., & Bârsan, A. (2019). PROXI INDICATORS USED FOR PRODUCT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT. Journal of Industrial Design and Engineering Graphics, 14(2), 11-14. Retrieved from http://sorging.ro/jideg/index.php/jid/article/view/487
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