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Integration of environmental aspects into R&D inter-organizational projects management : application of a life cycle-based method to the development of innovative windows

Title data

Baldassarri, Catia ; Mathieux, Fabrice ; Ardente, Fulvio ; Wehmann, Christoph ; Deese, Kevin:
Integration of environmental aspects into R&D inter-organizational projects management : application of a life cycle-based method to the development of innovative windows.
In: Journal of Cleaner Production. (25 September 2015) . - pp. 1-14.
ISSN 0959-6526
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.09.044

Project information

Project title:
Project's official titleProject's id
HARWINNo information

Project financing: 7. Forschungsrahmenprogramm für Forschung, technologische Entwicklung und Demonstration der Europäischen Union

Abstract in another language

Within Research and Development programmes funded by the European Union, new generations of materials, products, systems, and processes are under development. In the present article the structure of a Research and Development publicly funded inter-organizational project with its deliverables and milestones is analysed, since it can enhance the development of real eco-innovation. In particular the technical and managerial experience gained during EU-funded FP7 project called HarWin (Harvesting solar energy with multifunctional glass-polymer windows) is reported. The project aimed at designing innovative smart windows with polymer-glass composite glazing and framing. As Life Cycle Assessment has been increasingly explicitly required in R&D projects, efforts have been dedicated to enlarge knowledge on the development of specific tailored LCA methods and tools and on the application of LCA in inter-organizational R&D projects in general. The specific method developed and systematically tested within the project to assess the environmental burden associated to the life cycle of windows at the R&D stage is reported. The specific tool that has been developed to allow environmental data gathering and direct involvement of the design team in the environmentally conscious design of the window is also described, highlighting its experienced benefits. The management of the HarWin project has been analysed and reported in order to identify strengths and weaknesses for the integration of environmental aspects and of LCA in particular. Finally, a list of recommendations for improving the planning in future calls and the execution of future projects is reported.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Additional notes: Zuerst online veröffentlicht; Print-Ausgabe im Druck
Keywords: Environmentally conscious design; LCA methods and tools; R&D inter-organizational projects; "Smart windows"
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Engineering Science > Chair Engineering Design and CAD
Faculties > Faculty of Engineering Science > Chair Engineering Design and CAD > Chair Engineering Design and CAD - Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Rieg
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Engineering Science
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 600 Technology, medicine, applied sciences > 620 Engineering
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2015 13:12
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2015 13:12
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/22611