The paper defines a framework called virtual eco-design aiming to support designers and engineers in the development of sustainable energy-related products. Virtual prototyping is used to perform energy consumption tests according with ecodesign and energy label regulations. The goal is to build a knowledge-based repository in which virtual tests are stored and classified to create eco-knowledge. Induction hob has been analysed to verify the applicability of the approach and the integration in a traditional product development process. Results highlight how the proposed methodology increases company eco-knowledge providing a tangible support in the definition of energy-label compliant products.
Russo, A. C., Rossi, M., Landi, D., Germani, M., & Favi, C. (2018). Virtual Eco-design: How to Use Virtual Prototyping to Develop Energy-labelling Compliant Products. In Procedia CIRP (Vol. 69, pp. 668–673). Elsevier B.V. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2017.11.076