Jorge Cruz Serralles and Chun Qi Lim were selected Air Products ME Undergraduate Researchers for their projects “Reliability of Design for Environment Guidelines,” and “Phasic Intervention System Aimed at Household Water Conservation,” under the direction of Dr. Telenko. The Award includes $1500 for a stipend plus $500 to be used for equipment, supplies, and/or travel. Both researchers will participate in the ME Undergraduate Research Symposium to be held in late Spring Semester, 2015 and will participate in special visits by Air Products personnel.
Motiva ltd promotes energy and material efficiency in Finland. The recently published a report to aid small and medium enterprises (SME) to improve their material efficiency.The report includes a breadth of methods and examples of best practices for SMEs, such as industrial symbiosis, material efficiency audits in production sites and DfE guidelines.
Ruoyu Song received a student travel award to the Solid Freeform Fabrication symposium being held in Austin, TX in August 2016. The awards are funded by the National Science Foundation and were selected based upon candidates’ essays on the broader challenges facing additive manufacturing in their research areas, and how their work relates to and addresses these challenges.
Ruoyu’s work addresses the sustainability issues that may arise from mass-deployment of 3D printing technologies. Her work evaluates and reduces the uncertainty of environmental impacts of additive manufacturing and reveals new insights regarding design for sustainable usage behavior for fused deposition modeling in particular. The work is expected to advance usage context modeling for engineering systems in general.
This paper is a revised and updated version of Dr. Telenko’s previous work. The original publication is utilized in university classrooms around the world. The updated work is improved given feedback and formatted to aid utilization for design and education. It is available through the ASME Journal of Mechanical Design website or by request.
A Compilation of Design for Environment Guidelines
Telenko C, O’Rourke JM, Conner Seepersad C, Webber ME. A Compilation of Design for Environment Guidelines. ASME. J. Mech. Des. 2016;138(3):031102-031102-11. doi:10.1115/1.4032095.
Policymakers, consumers, and industry leaders are increasingly concerned about the environmental impacts of modern products. In response, product designers seek simple and effective methods for lowering the environmental footprints of their concepts. Design for environment (DfE) is a field of product design methodology that includes tools, methods, and principles to help designers reduce environmental impact. The most powerful and well-known tool for DfE is life cycle assessment (LCA). LCA requires a fully specified design, however, which makes it applicable primarily at the end of the design process. Because the decisions with the greatest environmental impact are made during early design stages when data for a comprehensive LCA are not yet available, it is important to develop DfE tools that can be implemented in the early conceptual and embodiment design stages. Based on a broad critical review of DfE literature and best practices, a set of 76 DfE guidelines are compiled and reconciled for use in early stage design of products with minimal environmental impact. Select guidelines are illustrated through examples, and several strategies for using the guidelines are introduced.
Dr. Telenko is now part of the steering committee of the Design Society’s EcoDesign Special Interest Group (SIG). https://www.designsociety.org/eco-sig
Other members of the committee are:
- Daniela Pigosso, DTU, Denmark (chair) http://www.ecodesign.dtu.dk/
- Tim McAloone, DTU, Denmark (co-chair)
- Yann Leroy, ECP, France, http://www.lgi.ecp.fr/pmwiki.php/PagesPerso/YLeroy
- Sophie Hallstedt, BTH, Sweden, http://www.bth.se/ing/sht.nsf/sidor/Hem