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Title: An environmental assessment framework with respect to the requirements of energy-using products directive
Authors: Yung, WKC 
Chan, HK
Choi, ACK
Yue, TM 
Mazhar, MI
Keywords: Life-cycle assessment
Environmental management
Energy-using products
Eco-design
2005/32/EC
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Source: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part B, Journal of engineering manufacture, 2008, v. 222, no. 5, p. 643-651 How to cite?
Journal: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part B, Journal of engineering manufacture 
Abstract: From August 2007, all member states of the European Union are required to enforce a new directive, 2005/32/EC, that affects any products that rely on any forms of energy as the source for operation. These products are referred to as energy-using products (EuPs), and the said directive (EuP directive) aims to achieve a higher level of environmental benefits by considering the environmental impacts throughout their whole life cycle. The EuP directive sets out to establish an outline for the eco-design requirements for EuPs. In this regard, environmental assessment, or more specifically life-cycle assessment, is the most fundamental tool to help manufacturers comply with the directive. This paper aims to discuss the background of the EuP directive and to propose a framework for assessment with respect to the directive, based on a pilot study with four products. One of these four products will be employed to demonstrate the application of the framework.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/10423
ISSN: 0954-4054
EISSN: 2041-2975
DOI: 10.1243/09544054JEM977
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