Environmental sustainability’s wide acceptance as vital to industry encourages theoretical and practical development in design and manufacturing.
In design, this includes ecodesign, life cycle design, scenario design, and design for X such as recycling, disassembly, maintenance, inspection, remanufacturing, and upgrading. In manufacturing, this includes sustainable manufacturing, energy and/or resource saving and sustainable value chain management.
The main aim of this special issue is to bring together the latest research results and practical case studies in design and manufacturing for environmental sustainability, especially touching upon a holistic view of technology, business, legislation, energy, resources, infrastructures, and customer behavior.
Papers ranging from theory to applications and case studies are welcomed.
Topics of interest in this special issue include but are not limited to
*design for sustainability including ecodesign, life cycle design, scenario design, and design for X
*manufacturing aspects for sustainability including sustainable manufacturing, energy and/or resource saving, and sustainable value chain management
*business and social aspects of sustainability, including SDGs, ecobusiness planning, sustainable consumption and production, and environmental legislation
*planning and design of sustainable infrastructure systems including “smart” cities, green buildings, green ICT, energy saving data centers, smart grids, and sensor-networks for environmental monitoring
*scenario planning and/or analysis for sustainability
*energy management and new energy technologies