Chapter 3. Life-Cycle Design

  1. Myer Kutz
  1. Abigail Clarke and
  2. John K. Gershenson

Published Online: 23 MAR 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470168202.ch3

Environmentally Conscious Mechanical Design

Environmentally Conscious Mechanical Design

How to Cite

Clarke, A. and Gershenson, J. K. (2007) Life-Cycle Design, in Environmentally Conscious Mechanical Design (ed M. Kutz), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470168202.ch3

Editor Information

  1. Dermal, New York, USA

Author Information

  1. Life-cycle Engineering Laboratory Department of Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics Michigan Technological University Houghton, Michigan, 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 the life-cycle (DfLC);
  • environmentally conscious design;
  • Green engineering and Green design;
  • Life-cycle Design Methods;
  • Integrated environmental management systems (IEMS)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Historical Influences on the Development of Design for the Life-Cycle

  • Design for the Life-Cycle Definitions

  • Motivations for Design for the Life-Cycle

  • Principles of Design for the Life-Cycle

  • Life-Cycle Design Methods

  • Design for Life-Cycle Tools

  • Implementation of Design for the Life-Cycle

  • Implementation Examples

  • The Future of Design for the Life-Cycle