Sustainable Services Systems (3S):
Transition towards sustainability?

Towards Sustainable
Product Design 6
6th International Conference
29-30 October 2001
De Rode Hoed
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Reviewed papers: five parallel sessions
Programme and Abstracts

Topics, Chairmen, Papers and Authors

3S Product Policy and Management

Chair: Alexander Grablowitz, Integrated Environmental Protection, Federal Ministry of Education & Research (BMBF), Germany

3S Methodology 1

Chair: Markus Stutz, International and Environmental Technology R&D, Motorola Advanced Technology Centre, USA

3S Methodology 2

Chair: Niels Peter Flint, Design Producer, Experience Design Lab, Denmark

3S Strategies 1

Chair: Professor Ezio Manzini, Director, CIRIS, Interdepartmental Research Centre for Sustainability and Innovation, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

3S Strategies 2

Chair: Gary Owen, CEO, ResponseAbility Alliance, Zimbabwe

2:00 - 2:30

Integrated Product Policy (IPP) and Sustainable Services & Systems (3S)

Alex Young
The Centre for Sustainable Design, UK

Martin Charter
The Centre for Sustainable Design, UK

Environment and dematerialization through service innovations

Dr Paulien de Jong,
Delft University of Technology and Vrje University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dr Peter Groenewegen,
Vrje University of Amsterdam

Professor Han Brezet,
Design for Sustainability Programme, Delft University of Technology

Dr Sacha Silvester,
Design for Sustainability Programme, Delft University of Technology


Evolution and Implementation of service concepts while innovating by pursuing environmental sustainability

Matthew Mehalik,
University of Virginia,

Sustainable product use: socio-economic conditions and environmental benefits of innovative consumer services

Bernd Hirschl

Dr Wilfried Konrad

Gerd Scholl
IOW, Germany

Dematerialization: the potential of service-orientation and information technology

Eva Heiskanen
Helsinki School of Economics

Minna Halme
Helsinki School of Economics

Anna Karna
Helsinki School of Economics

Raimo Lovio
Helsinki School of Economics, Finland

2:30 - 3:00

Co-ordination of mechanisms for sustainable service systems in value networks

Maria Goldbach
Institute for Business Administration, Carl von Ossietzky University, Germany

Sustainable Services & Systems and the impact on ecodesign education

Dr Mette Mo Jakobsen
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Lessons learnt and research implications from an empirical study on car sharing in the Netherlands

Dr Rens Meijkamp
Infodrome, Netherlands

IT-based furniture technology opens up innovative fields for the service sector

Professor Hans-Heinz Seyfarth
ARGE, Germany

Kristin Mueller
ARGE, Germany

Development of Techniques for the Measurement of Progress Towards Sustainable Development in Building Operation and Management Practice at Public Works and Government Services Canada

H.C. Boyle
Environment Canada

J.G. Clark
Environment Canada

Jiri Skopek
ECD Energy and Environmental Canada Ltd.

3:00 - 3:30

Towards sustainable systems for higher education

Professor Robin Roy, The Open University

Dr Stephen Potter, The Open University

Mark Smith, The Open University, UK

Consumer acceptance of the product-service-shift - The Example of Volkswagen MIETERMOBIL

Ulf Schrader, University of Hannover, Germany

Sustainability analysis - a management tool beyond LCA

Carol Boyle, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Top of the food chain: product services in the food industry

Dr Andrew Dixon
Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Dr Matthew Simon
Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Exploring sustainable futures through 'design orienting scenarios' - the case of shopping, cooking and eating

Jaco Quist, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Dr William Young, Huddersfield University Business School, UK

Dr Klara Toth, University of Szeged, Hungary

Dr Kevin Anderson, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Professor Ken Green, UMIST, UK

3:30 - 4:00

Applying the 3S concept to the UK domestic market a case study approach

Tim Cooper
Sheffield Hallam University

Sian Evans
Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Designing environmentally efficient services

Jaap Jelsma
University of Twente,

Marjolin Knot
Delft University of Technology,

Sustainable Services & Systems through systematic innovation models

Darrell Mann
University of Bath, UK

Ellies Jones
Brunel University, UK

MEPSS: European initiative to take the lead on PSS methodology

Cees Van Halen
Global Environmental Services,

Peter Karsch
Global Environmental Services

Product-Service Systems as a strategic design approach to sustainability

Carlo Vezzoli
Politecnico Milano, Italy

4:00 - 4:30

Should sustainable service systems be part of a transition towards sustainability?

Marko Hekkert

Frerik van de Pas

Dirk-Jan Treffers
Utrecht University,
The Netherlands

Exploring sustainable solutions by design-driven innovation, Philips Design: our strategic approach and visionary concepts

Simona Rocchi
Philips Design,

An adapted LCA approach for the assessment of services

Bart Krutwagen
University of Amsterdam

Creating eco-efficient producer services

Dr Peter Groenewegen
Vrje University of Amsterdam

Dr Paulien de Jong
Delft University of Technology and Vrje University of Amsterdam

Lissy Nijhuis
TNO-STB, Netherlands

Gerd Scholl
IOW, Germany

Adrian Slob
TNO-STB, Netherlands

Possibilities and obstacles towards sustainable services and systems

Frances Clarke Hermanssen
Department of Energy, Environment and Construction,
Dalarna University,

4:30 - 5:00

Attitude change: a critical factor for long-term 3S success

Jonathan Stubbs, Lulea University, Sweden

Comparison of different methods of sending messages on the basis of Life Cycle Analysis (LCA)

Han Remmerswaal, Design for Sustainability Programme, Delft University of Technology

Chris Klok, Delft University of Technology

Patrick van Rijckevorsel, Delft University of Technology

Nicole Schaffroth, Design for Sustainability Programme, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Developing eco-efficient product service combinations

Arianne Bijama, Arcana, Netherlands

Sacha Silvester, Design for Sustainability Group, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Dr Rob Pfahl, Motorola, US

Markus Stutz, Motorola, Germany

Opportunities for sustainability messages in product service systems

Dr Matthew Simon, Sheffield Hallam University

Dr Andrew Dixon, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Refurbishment of TV sets

Professor Ab Stevels
Senior Advisor, Philips Consumer Electronics, Netherlands

5:00 - 5:30

Services and ecoservices

Jaap Kortman
IVAM Environmental Research,

Lessons from the transition towards product-service systems in Swedish companies: reflections on methodologies

Oksana Mont
Lund University,

Systems innovations and co-operation in greenhouse gas control

Hanne Siikavirta
Helsinki University of Technology,

User involvement in the development of sustainable product/service innovations

Helma Luiten
TNO Industry/Kathalys,

Product design for takeback and recycling

Tim Carey
HP Inkjet suppliers,

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