A systems approach to green design, with illustrations from the computer industry

Hersh, M. A. (1998) A systems approach to green design, with illustrations from the computer industry. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 15(6), pp. 497-510. (doi:10.1002/(SICI)1099-1743(199811/12)15:6<497::AID-SRES212>3.0.CO;2-A)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/(SICI)1099-1743(199811/12)15:6<497::AID-SRES212>3.0.CO;2-A

Abstract

Increased recognition of the importance of sustainable development is posing new challenges for industry. A systems approach gives a framework for reconciling the needs of sustainable development with all 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 number of examples are given to illustrate the advantages of a systems approach to green design, and the main principles and some of the details of 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:Systems Research and Behavioral Science
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
ISSN:1092-7026
ISSN (Online):1099-1743

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