An environmental assessment framework with respect to the Requirements of Energy-using Products Directive

Yung, W.K.C., Chan, H.K., Choi, A C K, Yue, T.M. and Mazhar, M.I. (2008) An environmental assessment framework with respect to the Requirements of Energy-using Products Directive. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, 222 (5). pp. 643-651. ISSN 0954-4054

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From August 2007, all member states of the European Union are required to enforce a new directive, 2005/32/EC, that affects any products that rely on any forms of energy as the source for operation. These products are referred to as energy-using products (EuPs), and the said directive (EuP directive) aims to achieve a higher level of environmental benefits by considering the environmental impacts throughout their whole life cycle. The EuP directive sets out to establish an outline for the eco-design requirements for EuPs. In this regard, environmental assessment, or more specifically life-cycle assessment, is the most fundamental tool to help manufacturers comply with the directive. This paper aims to discuss the background of the EuP directive and to propose a framework for assessment with respect to the directive, based on a pilot study with four products. One of these four products will be employed to demonstrate the application of the framework.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ec,eco-design,energy-using products,environmental management,life-cycle assessment,sdg 7 - affordable and clean energy,sdg 12 - responsible consumption and production,sdg 13 - climate action ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/affordable_and_clean_energy
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Innovation, Technology and Operations Management
Depositing User: Lucy Piper
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2011 12:21
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2022 00:46
DOI: 10.1243/09544054JEM977

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