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Mastering SolidWorks®: The Design Approach, Second Edition by Ibrahim Zeid

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Chapter 11. Sustainable Design

11.1 Introduction

Not too long ago engineering design would focus on in-service requirements such as functional and strength requirements. Today, design must also consider stringent environmental requirements and the handling of products after their “death.” The central question is, What do you do with products after they reach the end of their useful life? Even during their useful life, products must conform to limited natural resources and be evaluated especially in terms of energy consumption and pollution.

Sustainable design represents a paradigm shift in how we design products. It is a direct outcome of strict regulations on the environment, the use of natural resources, limited landfills for waste collection, ...

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