19 Mar '12, 11am

Design for Disassembly

In his seminal book “Cradle to Cradle,” designer William McDonough advocated that objects should be designed with the end in mind. This has been codified by the EU End-of-Life Directive , which has improved upon the traditional recycling of cars as junk , or co-mingled material. Not only does this help prevent pollution and make vehicle dismantling and recycling more environmentally-friendly, but it also provides an incentive to automobile manufacturers to reduce the use of hazardous substances, and clearly label and identify vehicle components for recovery and reuse. Producers cover the costs of collection – i.e., the last owner does NOT pay for the disposal of the car. Imagine if this were the case in construction — even “just” in the residential industry. As with any new idea, there would be immediate pushback: “Can’t do – houses are not cars.” No, indeed, cars have to ...

Full article: http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/blogs/dept/guest-blog...

Tweets

Help Design the shoes that the DMV is known for...

newbalance.com 19 Mar '12, 3pm

Buy Online shopnewbalance.com Other online retailers Find a store near you New Balance retail stores Other retail location...

Green Building Q&A: Potential Difficulties with...

greenbuildingadvisor.com 18 Mar '12, 6pm

We are in the final design phase of our super insulated home and need some advice. The difficulty is with the eastern side...

Singapore: President's Design Award 2012 open f...

designsingapore.org 19 Mar '12, 6am

The President’s Design Award 2012, Singapore’s most prestigious design accolade, is now open for public nominations. Estab...

Collection 76 launched! Start Shopping now!

thedesignclosets.com 20 Mar '12, 12pm

Please kindly send an email to [email protected] , if you are interested in any of the items. Remember to state t...

UMC-affiliated IC design firms to post strong s...

digitimes.com 19 Mar '12, 5am

UMC-affiliated IC design firms to post strong sales growth in 2Q12 Cage Chao, Taipei; Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES [Monday 19 Ma...

Modern Design Meets Nature at Andres Remy Architect's Devoto House

Modern Design Meets Nature at Andres Remy Archi...

justluxe.com 19 Mar '12, 9pm

Andres Remy Architect's Devoto House in Devoto, Argentina may have taken some critical thinking on the part of the archite...

responsive, proportional, nestable, and mobile-...

starbucks.com 20 Mar '12, 12pm

Responsive Flexible grid defined in percentages Flexible media that will proportionaly scale down when larger than the par...

CONNECT WITH MWRF

mwrf.com 18 Mar '12, 4pm

Trusted Resource for the Working RF Engineer To go to Microwaves & RF, click here , or wait 12 seconds.

PROTON design clay model at Proton Power of 1

PROTON design clay model at Proton Power of 1

paultan.org 18 Mar '12, 4pm

This is a mystery finished product, which is just a design concept, but I must say it’s not bad on the eyes. Could some de...

Green Building Q&A: "Study group" - resilient d...

greenbuildingadvisor.com 16 Mar '12, 11pm

I have been thinking about the "pretty good house" (PGH) concept lately and also about "resilient design". I find it helpf...

Reaction Design to add advanced soot particle-s...

greencarcongress.com 17 Mar '12, 11pm

Reaction Design to add advanced soot particle-size prediction capability to FORTÉ 6 March 2012 Reaction Design, a leading ...

What engineer isn't mobile today? > Slideshow: ...

designnews.com 15 Mar '12, 9pm

I think the tool definitely has parentheses and a whole lot more. The strategy behind most of these mobile design tools is...

iPad teardown reveals IC design winners: LONDON...

eetimes.com 16 Mar '12, 2pm

LONDON – Consumer electronics repair company iFixit Inc. (San Luis Obispo, Calif.) has disassembled the latest iPad tablet...

Best Green Design, Beautiful Efficiency, Green ...

jetsongreen.com 17 Mar '12, 8pm

Best Green Design, Beautiful Efficiency, Green Fixtures, + Low-Water Toilet Rebates, By Preston on Mar. 17, 2012 | Topics:...

Bc Interior Design: Bc Interior Design, craft c...

whois.domaintools.com 25 Mar '12, 10am

You've got your own way of working Now you can configure DomainTools Whois results to show you only the data you want to s...