Quantifying the Energy Impacts of Use: A Product Energy Profile Approach


Elias, E., Dekoninck, E. and Culley, S., 2009. Quantifying the Energy Impacts of Use: A Product Energy Profile Approach. In: 16th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, 2009-05-04 - 2009-05-06.

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    The behaviour and actions of users can impact on the energy efficiency of products. By using products unnecessarily or inefficiently even a product which has been designed and built with highly efficient technology or materials will still use or waste energy. This paper demonstrates and develops a methodology for quantifying the energy impacts of user behaviours. Measuring the amount of energy used by a specific user action is essential for engineers and designers to make decisions as to how best to approach the redesign of a product, creating lasting and beneficial energy savings.


    Item Type Conference or Workshop Items (Paper)
    CreatorsElias, E., Dekoninck, E. and Culley, S.
    Uncontrolled Keywordsdomestic products,energy use,efficient user behaviour,eco-design
    DepartmentsFaculty of Engineering & Design > Mechanical Engineering
    Research CentresInnovative Design & Manufacturing Research Centre (IdMRC)
    Publisher Statement2009_LCE_-_Quantifying_the_Energy_Impacts_of_Use_-_Edward_Elias.pdf: Permission to self-archive this copy received from the LCE Conference Organisers on 23 June 2009. ©LCE
    ID Code14097
    Additional InformationISBN - Digital Proceedings: 978-0-9783187-2-7


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