A survey of systems approaches to green design with illustrations from the computer industry

Hersh, M. A. (1998) A survey of systems approaches to green design with illustrations from the computer industry. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C: Applications and Reviews, 28(4), pp. 528-540. (doi:10.1109/5326.725339)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/5326.725339

Abstract

Increased recognition of the importance of sustainable development is posing new challenges for industry. A systems approach provides a framework for reconciling the needs of sustainable development with all of the other demands on industry. The computer industry has been chosen to illustrate the application of a systems approach to green design in industry on account of both its increasing economic importance and the increasing role of computers in society. A brief discussion of the current environmental impact of the computer lifecycle is presented to set the context for the discussion of systems approaches to green design, and a survey of existing systems-based design approaches and discussion of their application to the computer industry is given. A number of examples are presented to illustrate the advantages and application of a systems approach to green design, and the principles as well as some of the main issues in a systems approach to green design in the computer industry are discussed.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hersh, Dr Marion
Authors: Hersh, M. A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Biomedical Engineering
Journal Name:IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C: Applications and Reviews
Publisher:Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISSN:1094-6977
ISSN (Online):1558-2442

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