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Life Cycle Assessment as a practical tool in the eco-design and promotion of eco-innovative electronics - the case of the IAMECO computers

: Ospina, Jose Luis; Maher, Paul; Schischke, Karsten

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Created on: 28.11.2014

Österreichische Gesellschaft für System- und Automatisierungstechnik -SAT-:
Going Green - CARE INNOVATION 2014. Proceedings. CD-ROM : November 17-20, 2014, Vienna
Vienna, 2014
Conference "Going Green - CARE INNOVATION" <10, 2014, Vienna>
Conference Paper, Electronic Publication
Fraunhofer IZM ()

MicroPro Computers has been working since 1999 on the development of green computers. It has to date designed, manufactured and marketed four such models. In doing so it has applied Life Cycle Assessment as an eco-design tool, to select materials and components and guide design decisions. This has usually been externally contracted and funded by European and national supports. This accumulated experience is being used by the LCA to Go Project (FP7) for the development of a simplified Life Cycle Assessment tool for electronics that aims to simply decisions making for SME?s in sustainable eco-design.