Eco-sustainable design

There is an urgent need for sustainability in markets and in our economic system. This need is in the face of a growing destruction of non-renewable resources and the ceaseless degradation of the environment. It is generated by affluent societies, relentlessly replacing tangible goods, and is based on wealth economics trading in new products to continue expanding well-being. Industrialised countries are facing the challenge of maintaining living standards, while lowering consumption. A novel opportunity is offered by trading off products-services, namely, enhanced products or extended deliveries, which include the life-cycle and recycling incumbents and supplies, with a transparent accounting of resource depletion. Product enhancement relates directly to information content, it is consistent with the wealth driven economics of the knowledge society, and it naturally leads to the description of manufacturing processes by KILT-models. There, in addition to investment I and labour L, both knowledge K and tangibles T are considered as independent productivity factors. In that context, the use of TYPUS-metrics is required to assess resource decay. This opportunity is related to extended enterprises and co-operative infrastructures. These provide a critical means to manage product life-cycles for sustainability with a measure of the resulting environmental impact. The developments are innovative steps, necessary to enable eco-consistent changes with technological issues framed in coherent social and legal arrangements. 

Publications

Francesco Crenna, Rinaldo C. Michelini, Roberto P. Razzoli, Robot Driven Cognitive Revolution: Sustainable Growth Images, International Journal of Research in Computer Engineering and Electronics. ISSN 2319-376X, Vol. 3 ISSUE: 3 (May-June 2014) pp 1-5
 
Francesco Crenna, Rinaldo C. Michelini, Roberto P. Razzoli, Description and Measurement of the Progress EcoSustainability, Research on Precision Instrument and Machinery Volume 3, pp. 1-6, 2014, www.seipub.org/rpim, ISSN 2327-1132
 
R.C. Michelini, R.P. Razzoli: “Understanding growth by KILT model and typus metrics”, Intl. Journal of Universal Computer Science, JUCS, Publisher: Graz University of Technology, June 2014, Vol. 20, No. 6, pp. 924-940, ISSN 0948-6968.
 
F. Crenna, R.C. Michelini, R.P. Razzoli, Decision Support Aids for Eco-reliable Product-service Delivery, Procedia Technology, Elsevier, Volume 16, 2014, Pages 199-205, ISSN 2212-0173, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.protcy.2014.10.084.
 
F. Crenna, R.C. Michelini, R.P. Razzoli, The Sustainability Bet: Eco-project Management, Procedia Technology, Elsevier, Volume 16, 2014, Pages 934-942, ISSN 2212-0173, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.protcy.2014.10.046.