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Green Design Educational Modules

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2000 Annual Conference


St. Louis, Missouri

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June 18, 2000

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June 18, 2000

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June 21, 2000



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5.323.1 - 5.323.17

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Noellette Conway-Schempf

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H. Scott Matthews

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Francis C. McMichael

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Chris Hendrickson

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Session 2451

Green Design Educational Modules and Case Studies

Chris Hendrickson, Noellette Conway-Schempf, H. Scott Matthews, and F.C. McMichael Green Design Initiative Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Abstract We report on the content and use of a series of course modules, case studies, homework assignments, and software developed at Carnegie Mellon University. The course materials illustrate the principles of green design - the environmentally-conscious design of products and processes. The materials are available on the world wide web at: The course materials are suitable for use in

upper level undergraduate and graduate level engineering programs. A number of the modules/case studies are also suitable for use in business curricula or in technology oriented courses in public policy and history. The materials were developed from industry-oriented research in green design and pollution prevention conducted at Carnegie Mellon University over the past 5 years. Topics highlighted in the educational materials include: 1) green design, 2) life cycle assesment, 3) full cost accounting, 4) design for disassembly and recycling aids, 5) recycling and waste management, and 6) material flows and mass balance calculations. These modules are in regular use - during the six month period, April – September 1999, each module on the web was accessed an average of 126 times by users not affiliated with Carnegie Mellon University.

Conway-Schempf, N., & Matthews, H. S., & McMichael, F. C., & Hendrickson, C. (2000, June), Green Design Educational Modules Paper presented at 2000 Annual Conference, St. Louis, Missouri.

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