Chapter 9. Materials Selection for Green Design

  1. Myer Kutz
  1. I. Sridhar

Published Online: 23 MAR 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470168202.ch9

Environmentally Conscious Mechanical Design

Environmentally Conscious Mechanical Design

How to Cite

Sridhar, I. (2007) Materials Selection for Green Design, in Environmentally Conscious Mechanical Design (ed M. Kutz), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470168202.ch9

Editor Information

  1. Dermal, New York, USA

Author Information

  1. School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471726364

Online ISBN: 9780470168202



  • green design process;
  • Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economics (CERES) Principles;
  • material selection process steps;
  • Pugh's decision matrix method;
  • performance index method


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Need for Material Selection

  • The Green Design Process

  • Factors in Material Selection for Green Design

  • Sources for Material Data

  • Steps in the Material Selection Process

  • Material Selection Methods

  • Conclusions