Resource Efficiency, Innovation and Lifestyles

Part of the ‘Towards Sustainable Product Design’ series of conferences

17th International Conference
29th-30th October 2012
Alanus University

Reviewed Papers: Programme and Abstracts


Sustainable Consumption and Production, Market Transformation and Policy

New Business Models and Organisational Dimensions

Sustainable Product Development, Innovation and Methodologies 1

Sustainable Product Development, Innovation and Methodologies 2

Case Studies


Seminar Room 2

Seminar Room 7

Seminar Room 13

Seminar Room 14

Chair Bas de Leeuw,
Managing Director,

World Resources Forum (WRF), Switzerland
Dr Frank O’Connor,
Director, Ecodesign Centre, Wales
Professor Kerstin Mey, Director, Research and Enterprise, University for the Creative Arts, UK Jacquie Ottman,
Founder and CEO,
J Ottman Consulting, USA
Dr. Justus von Geibler,
Project Coordinator, Wuppertal Institute, Germany
10.15 Benefits and Difficulties for Industry when Designing for Sustainable Behaviour A Business Model Framework for Product Life Extension

The Requirements Management Framework as a support tool for designing sustainable product-systems Sustainable LivingLabs – European Research Infrastructure for the User-integrated Development of Sustainable Product and Service Innovation Is e-media more Sustainable than print?
  Anneli Selvefors, Sara Renström, Rebecka Lannsjöm, Anna Viggedal and Professor Ulrike Rahe,
Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Product and Production Development, Sweden
M.C. den Hollander and C.A. Bakker,

Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, Netherlands
Ângela Maria Marx,

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Industrial Engineering, Brazil
Christa Liedtke, Carolin Baedeker and Holger Rohn,
Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, Germany
Michael Sturges,
Innventia Edge, UK
Abstract Abstract Abstract Abstract Abstract
10:45 Procurement Processes as Drivers for Sustainable Product-Service Solutions – What a Procurer can do? Responsible Leasing and The Circular Economy: The Next Evolution of Responsible Fashion & Textiles Design and Resource Management

Biomimicry Sketch Analysis: A Generative Tool for Sustainability in Product Design Education

Sustainable Innovations I LivingLabs: Exploring the Potential of a German Research Infrastructure for User-lead Product and Service Innovations

Lessons Learnt Supporting SMEs on Eco-Innovation

  Cecilia Bratt, Göran Broman, K.H. Robèrt and Sophie Hallstedt,
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering, Sweden
Fatemeh Eskandarypur,
Textiles for Life, UK
Yekta Bakirlioglu and Cagla Dogan,
Middle East Technical University, Department of Industrial Design, Turkey
JJustus von Geibler, Simon Berner, Lorenz Erdmann, Nino David Jordan, Kristin Leismann, Christa Liedtke, Holger Rohn, Kathrin Schnalzer and Matthias Stabe,
Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research, Faktor 10, Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering, Germany
Martin Charter and Tim Woolman,
University for the Creative Arts, The Centre for Sustainable Design, UK
Abstract Abstract Abstract Abstract Abstract
11.15 Standardization of Life Cycle Assessment to Ensure Transparency in Product Labeling

Life Cycle Thinking and Integrated Product Deliveries in Renovation Projects: Extending the Concept of Integrated Product Deliveries to Product Service Systems For building materials with low embodied energy in their life-cycle Design for Sustainable Solutions: The Need for Action Beyond Green Design Offer characteristics determining perceived usefulness of environmental communication
  Tobias C Schultz,
Scientific Certification Systems, USA
Jan Schipull Kauschen,
Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Denmark
Martino Milardi,
University “Mediterranea” of Reggio Calabria, Italy
Dr Markus Kretschmer,
University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, School of Engineering and Environmental Sciences, Austria.
Marcus Linder,
Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Abstract Abstract Abstract Abstract Abstract
11:45 A Role of “Connections” for Sustainable Longer-Lasting Artifacts and Relationship with Users Integrating Thermodynamics and Biology for Sustainable Product Lifecycle Design Waste?Not! Turning Refuse into Quality Products

How Design Relates to Waste: A Categorization of Concrete Examples Investigating the Life-Span of Cork Products and Appropriate use of the Material – Advanced Results of a Longitudinal Study with Users

  Massimo Micocci, Giuseppe Salvia, Valentina Rognoli, Francesca Ostuzzi, Marinella Levi,

Politecnico di Milano, Chemistry, Material and Chemical Engineering Department, Italy
V. Martinez, S. English, M. Conti and K. Hilton,
Northumbria University, UK
Emer O’Connell,
European Pathway to Zero Waste, UK
Isabel Ordoñez, Professor Ulrike Rahe,

Chalmers University of Technology, Design for Sustainability, Sweden
Ana Carina Pereira, Han Brezet, Helena Pereira and Joost Vogtländer,
Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
Abstract Abstract Abstract Abstract Abstract
12.15 A CSR-tool to promote sustainable fisheries by retail, industry and consumers The Integration of Cradle-to-Cradle Principles in Building Practices in Flanders: An Assessment of the Current Situation Let’s Start with the Rest! Product – Packaging Development Process: A Proposal Oriented to Sustainability Objects of the Forest: An Experimental Design Expedition in the Amazon Region

  Manfred Krautter,
EcoAid, Germany
Wim Debacker, Karl Vrancken and Nele D’Haese,
VITO, Belgium
Frank Becker, Johannes Dietrich and Karin Zacharias-Langhans,
Technische Universität Berlin, Germany and Inligna, Germany
Doris Zwicker Bucci, Lorena Benathar Ballod Tavares and Fernando Antonio Forcellini,
Universidade Regional de Blumenau, Brazil and Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Andrea Bandoni,
Consultant, Brazil
Abstract Abstract Abstract Abstract Abstract
12:45 Sustainability at P & G: Sustainable Product Design & Driving Sustainable Consumer Behaviour Green Business Model Innovation Sustainability Self-Assessment and Business Model Design

Packaging for a Sustainable Future – the Need to Cost Effectively Design for the End User and the Environment Developing an organization culture to facilitate radical innovation

  Mark Stalmans,
Procter & Gamble, Belgium
Kristian Henriksen, Markus Bjerre, Tanja Bisgaard, Alexandra-Maria Almasi, Emil Damgaard Grann,
The Danish Ministry of Business and Growth, Aalborg University, Novitas Innovation, Danish Business Authority, Denmark
César-Levy França, Göran Broman, Professor Karl-Henrik Robért, Professor Louise Trygg,
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden, Linköping University, Sweden
Richard Coles,
Packaging Consultant, RichColes Packaging Associates, UK
Dr Patrick McLaughlin,
Cranfield University, Manufacturing and Materials Department, UK
Abstract Abstract Abstract Abstract Abstract


For more information on Sustainable Innovation 12 please contact:

Martin Charter
The Centre for Sustainable Design
University for the Creative Arts
Farnham Campus
Tel: + 44 (0) 1252 892772
Fax: + 44 (0) 1252 892747

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UNEP/Wuppertal Institute Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP), Germany

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