Chapter 1. Design for Environment (DfE): Strategies, Practices, Guidelines, Methods, and Tools

  1. Myer Kutz
  1. Daniel P. Fitzgerald1,
  2. Jeffrey W. Herrmann1,
  3. Peter A. Sandborn1,
  4. Linda C. Schmidt1 and
  5. Thornton H. Gogoll2

Published Online: 23 MAR 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470168202.ch1

Environmentally Conscious Mechanical Design

Environmentally Conscious Mechanical Design

How to Cite

Fitzgerald, D. P., Herrmann, J. W., Sandborn, P. A., Schmidt, L. C. and Gogoll, T. H. (2007) Design for Environment (DfE): Strategies, Practices, Guidelines, Methods, and Tools, in Environmentally Conscious Mechanical Design (ed M. Kutz), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470168202.ch1

Editor Information

  1. Dermal, New York, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Mechanical Engineering and Institute for Systems Research University of Maryland, College Park, USA

  2. 2

    Director, Engineering Standards Black & Decker Inc. Towson, Maryland, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 MAR 2007
  2. Published Print: 14 MAR 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471726364

Online ISBN: 9780470168202



  • Design for Environment (DfE) tools, methods, and strategies;
  • new product development and decision making;
  • product-development organization environmental awareness initiatives;
  • conceptual design environmental review;
  • guidelines and checklist document - simple DfE tool


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Creating a Design for Environment Program

  • Implementing a DfE Process

  • Using DfE Tools

  • Examples of DfE Innovations

  • Conclusions