Ecodesign Articles

  • Prestigious Orwak installation at Hotel Hilton in Venice Italy - Case study

    Empress 2000, Orwak’s distributor in Italy, can now among its customers include one of the most luxurious international hotels in the world, the legendary Hilton Molino Stucky, with an exclusive location in Venice, Italy. This extravagant hotel has a beautiful location on Giudecca Island in central Venice. The historic 19th century mill was turned into a unique and stylish hotel in 2007. ...


    By Orwak AB

  • Modelling consumers' environmental responsibility and understanding of eco–labels: a conceptual framework for empirical research in Malaysia

    This paper aims to develop and propose an all–inclusive framework for assessing consumers' environmental responsibility and understanding of eco–labels. One of the preparatory issues regarding green marketing is to understand consumers' environmental concerns and to take action accordingly. Another operational vehicle for green marketing is the use of eco–labels. Although some studies ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Ecodesign in South African firms – how feasible?

    Globally, firms are increasingly adopting ecodesign practices in order to design products with lower environmental impact. This paper reports on a study which investigated the adoption of ecodesign practices among a sample of 30 South African electronic design firms, explored through a mixed methods approach. Key findings indicate relatively low awareness of ecodesign practice and very few firms ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • An exploratory study for the long–term integration of ecodesign in SMEs: the environmental Trojan horse strategy

    This paper aims to propose a new solution based on the progressive evolution of the environmental performance of the organisation considered by way of the design, deployment and enrichment of a 'classic' ecodesign tool. This is developed by a multi–functional team and acts as a learning vector within the company. This approach is called 'the environmental Trojan horse strategy' (ETHS) because the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Integration of EcoDesign in the early steps of the innovation process

    EcoDesign is not easily fitting in the Innovation process, mostly owing to the dedicated time and resources required for learning and applying the EcoDesign–related knowledge when fast decision–making is occurring in early stages of product development and as there is only a low level of information on the new product to be made. In this paper, we propose a way to integrate EcoDesign in the early ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Identifying the market segments for eco-labelled wood

    This paper reports on a market segmentation of eco-oriented wood furniture consumers. An Engel-Blackwell-Kollat (EBK) model of purchase decisions was combined with conjoint analysis to gather individual characteristics on information search, purchase assessment and choice. The eco-oriented segments were identified and described, applying both a priori predictive segmentation based on lifestyle ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Eco-labelling and consumers: towards a re-focus and integrated approaches

    The paper deals with voluntary environmental product information schemes, especially with eco-labels (ISO-type I labels). It distingushes direct (i.e., effects attained through the application of eco-labelling on products and services) and indirect (i.e., effects induced by eco-labelling schemes on surrounding policy, businesses and society without their visible application) effects of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Eco-labels, Trade and Protectionism

    Eco-labels are suspected to serve protectionist purposes. We analyze the choice between an environmental standard and a voluntary eco-label scheme in a partial trade model with one domestic firm and one foreign firm. The environmental standard will only apply to the domestic firm, while both firms can adopt the eco-label. Pollution is production related, and domestic consumers demand products ...


    By Springer

  • Interviewer Effects on the Valuation of Goods with Ethical and Environmental Attributes

    This paper investigates the impact of interviewer effects on willingness to pay (WTP) estimates. Face-to-face surveys were conducted with two interviewers. Both interviewers used a transcript and conducted the survey at the same location and at the same time. We found that responses to the WTP questions differ across eco-labeled products and by interviewer. This interviewer effect is particularly ...


    By Springer

  • EEB evaluation of the European ECO-label criteria and scheme `What we wanted-what we got...`

    This study was conducted by the EEB as one of the conditional elements for the EEB's involvement in the project ‘European Flower Week – Campaign on the Eco-label’, 2004. The purpose was to evaluate the performance and level of ambition of the EU Eco-label criteria so far, focusing on individual product criteria (20 products) and the performance of the EU Eco-label scheme as a whole over the ...

  • Revamp or Die, EU Eco-Labelling Scheme Told

    The EU eco-labelling scheme is 'doomed' unless it is rapidly reformed, according to a discussion paper for the scheme's ruling body, the EU Eco-labelling Board. Meanwhile, the UK continues to explore other types of eco-label - and may consider adopting BRE's EcoHomes rating scheme and extending it to all new homes. The EU eco-labelling scheme was established in 1992, but has made painfully slow ...

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