A Collection of Tools for Factory Eco-efficiency
Paper in proceeding, 2016

Eco-efficiency is generally defined as doing more with less, aiming to decouple environmental impact from economic and social value creation. This paper presents three tools to guide the implementation of eco-efficiency in factories: (1) definition and patterns of good practices for sustainable manufacturing, (2) a self-assessment tool and maturity grid, and (3) a factory modelling framework.


Factory modelling

Sustainable manufacturing

Performance assessment

Good practices



Mélanie Despeisse

University of Cambridge

Aanand Davé

Cranfield University

Lampros Litos

University of Cambridge

Simon Roberts

Cranfield University

Peter D. Ball

Cranfield University

Steve Evans

University of Cambridge

Procedia CIRP

2212-8271 (ISSN)

Vol. 40 542-546

13th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing – Decoupling Growth from Resource Use
Ho Chi Minh City / Binh Duong, Vietnam,

Subject Categories

Mechanical Engineering

Environmental Engineering

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance




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