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dc.contributor.authorCarlier, Taco
dc.contributor.authorDuncan, Scott Joseph
dc.contributor.authorBoks, Casper B.
dc.contributor.authorStevels, Ab
dc.contributor.authorBras, Berdinus A.
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-04T04:39:56Z
dc.date.available2010-07-04T04:39:56Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.identifier.citationCarlier, T., Stevels, A. L. N., Duncan, S., Bras, B. and Boks, C. B. (2003) "Environmental benchmarking of medium-sized TVs sold in North America, Europe and Asia (China)." in Proceedings of the Proceedings of the 2003 IEEE international symposium on electronics and the environment. pp. 358-364.en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9780780377431
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/34073
dc.descriptionThis paper was presented at the 2003 IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment. It is published by IEEE Computer Society and the published version can be found at the IEEE Xplore Digital Library (DOI: 10.1109/ISEE.2003.1208104). © IEEE.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe environmental benchmarking procedure as developed by the Design for Sustainability Lab of Delft University of Technology and the Environmental Competence Centre of Philips Consumer Electronics has been applied to TVs sold in the market in three continents: North America (USA), Europe and Asia (China). For each region three or four products of different brands have been considered. In total some fifty parameters, which are relevant for the environmental performance have been measured. These measurements allow making calculation of 2002 another project was completed in life cycle performance of the products (based on the Eco Indicator 95 system). The results show big differences in all categories; no brand scores consistently best in all focal areas. It will be concluded that although TVs are seemingly a mature product, different design tradition, different supplier base and difference in speed of latest technology make that in practice differences up to 50% in life cycle performance have been found. Also between products sold in the three regions of the world clear differences were found (although not as big as between best and worst brand performances.) Only partly this observation can be explained by differences in for instance environmental legislation. It will be speculated to what extent the structure of the value chain is responsible. It will be concluded that environmental benchmarking is a powerful tool to systematically track down design improvements and to check on supplier relationships.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipPhilips Consumer Electronicsen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.subjectTelevisionen_US
dc.subjectLife cycle performanceen_US
dc.subjectBenchmarkingen_US
dc.subjectEco-designen_US
dc.titleEnvironmental Benchmarking of Medium-sized TVs Sold in North America, Europe and Asia (China)en_US
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dc.typeProceedingsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameGeorgia Institute of Technology. The Systems Realization Laboratory
dc.publisher.originalIEEE Computer Society


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