Environmental impact of two electrical products with reference to the energy-using products directive

Yung, Winco K. C., Chan, H. K., So, Joey H. T., Wong, Danny W. C., Choi, Albert C. K. and Yue, T. M. (2012) Environmental impact of two electrical products with reference to the energy-using products directive. International Journal of Sustainable Engineering, 5 (2). pp. 86-90. ISSN 1939-7038

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High energy consumption is one of the major factors that contributes to global warming. Connected to this, a directive has been approved by the European Union for establishing a legal framework to govern eco-design of energy-using products. This technical note reveals life cycle analysis of two electrical products, which rely on the same rechargeable battery system (i.e. the same energy source) for operations, with respect to the requirements of the aforementioned directive. Results concur with the argument that energy consumption of this sort of product plays a dominant role in terms of a variety of environmental impacts (like emission to air). Based on the results of this study, eco-design alternatives can be derived accordingly so that energy consumption and the existing solution can be benchmarked, as required by the directive.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: eco-design,electrical products,energy consumption,energy-using products,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: Hing Kai Chan
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2012 08:55
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2024 01:19
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/39269
DOI: 10.1080/19397038.2011.560689

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