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This is a programme of three professional development workshops focussed on lifecycle design. These workshops have been designed to encourage the uptake of sustainable design and development within New Zealand. Course content is structured 'progressively' so the second and third workshops build on the previous workshops to enable a more detailed investigation of the different areas.
The series moves beyond general discussion and into specific ideas, tools, methods, and approaches which will be described and engaged with to ensure that participants can apply these skills within their own organisations.
This workshop introduces the key principles behind Life Cycle Thinking at a conceptual level. It will discuss changing from an objective oriented design model to a system oriented design approach that incorporates the product life cycle.
This workshop will have a design focus. It seeks to illustrate how life cycle thinking can be used in a commercial environment to not only create environmental improvements but to also provide insight into a design that can lead product innovation.
Life Cycle Management is defined as the managerial practices and organisational arrangements that apply life cycle thinking.
This workshop introduces how to apply life cycle thinking to the development and management of products and services. It touches on emerging issues related to international supply chains and the availability of information including some of the key standards and certifications that can indicate effective management within your supply chain.
This extends the thinking in the previous sessions with an interactive tools and methods focused workshop. The session will reiterate and expand on the first two workshops, addressing the issues and impediments to implementing change within your business and for your clients.
The workshop presents an overview of life cycle thinking approaches such as Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Carbon Foot-printing, and Economic Input Output Modelling (EIOA) and discusses the importance of data to these approaches.