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  • A quadruple bottom line of sustainability analysis of ecofitting design concept

Mausbach, Artur, Safa, Farhana, Diels, Cyriel, Harrow, Dale, Quinlan, Daniel and Evans, Steve, 2021, Conference or Workshop, A quadruple bottom line of sustainability analysis of ecofitting design concept at 2021 Sixteenth International Conference on Ecological Vehicles and Renewable Energies (EVER), Monte-Carlo, Monaco, 5-7 May 2021.

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This paper presents a Quadruple Bottom Line Analysis of Sustainable Design Directions for Ecofitting, a sustainable solution for the large UK fleet of internal combustion engine cars that will soon be rendered non-compliant with fast approaching initiatives for Ultra Low Emission Vehicles. Ecofitting circular economy strategy goes beyond just electrification, opening an opportunity for new approaches to automotive design, and to cater for generational shifts in desirability. The need to understand subjective aspects related to aesthetic experience, aesthetic properties, values, worldviews, and tastes, initiated the development of an extended view on sustainability include these issues. The paper presents the analysis made with an expanded and revised Sustainable Design-Orienting tool. The analysis pointed out that Ecofitting can have a significant impact in the automotive industry. At the same time, this study reveals the importance of the quadruple bottom line to develop tangible and intangible aspects of design.

Official URL: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9456640
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies > W240 Industrial/Product Design
School or Centre: Research Centres > Intelligent Mobility Design Centre
Copyright Holders: Crown (2021)
Funders: CENTS - UK Research and Innovation [EP/S036237/1]
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/EVER52347.2021.9456640
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sustainable design; sustainability; retrofitting; electric conversion; electric cars; circular economy
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2021 16:30
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2021 16:43
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/4875
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