Excursions / Estonian case studies

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Eco-design
Course Introduction
Kristjan Piirimäe
(37 2) 5116916
[email protected]
Literature
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Analytical tools for environmental design and
management in a systems perspective. N. Wrisberg
and H.A.U. de Haes. 2002
Sustainable solutions. Developing products and
services for the future. M. Charter and U. Tischner.
2001.
Paul Hawken, Amory B. Lovins, and L. Hunter
Lovins (1999). Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next
Industrial Revolution. Little, Brown.
Web sources
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http://www.designgreen.org/
http://www.ecolect.net/
http://www.greenbuilder.com/
http://www.sustainabledesignupdate.com/
Contents
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Course components
Content of lectures
Excursions / case studies
Team work
Requirements
Course components
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Theoretical part
Excursions / Estonian case studies
Team work / practice
Theoretical part - lectures
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Analytical tools in environmental design
Eco-design strategies
Areas of interest: eco-architecture,
electronics etc.
Global case studies
Excursions / Estonian case studies
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Three excursions to see the relationships
between product design and environment
Seminars at site: product life cycle, eco-design
issues, working out sustainable solutions
Teamwork / global case studies
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Formation of teams for eco-design exercises (a game)
Team size 1 – 5 students
Team composition may change during course:
increasing, decreasing, joining, splitting etc.
Each team chooses a product/service to work with (it
can be revised or completely rechosen during the
course)
Each student is responsible for the performance of the
entire team (each team gets marks that apply to each
member of the team)
Requirements
Course part
Requirements
Weight
Conceptual introduction
Written essey, 2 pg, and short oral
presentation at class
1
Theoretical part
Exam
2
Global case studies
Teamwork, 4 classes
4
Estonian case studies
3 excursions
3
Total
10
Ideas for excursions
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Reet Aus, eco-design of textile products
Natuurehitus, eco-architecture
Mahekaup, sales of eco-goods
Uuskasutuskeskus, reuse of goods
Elion, information technologies
Alfstyle Audio, loudspeakers
Harju Elekter, electrical equipment
4Room, lamps and furniture
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