Topic 2 Green Design
Technology Standards: Items directly related to the standards are shown in blue
(those directly related to the IB Design
Technology Standard are shown in blue)
does green design impact your life?
Principles of green design
List examples of renewable resources and non-renewable resources.
||Fossil fuels: oil, gas, coal
||nuclear energy (uranium)
|Wind generated power
|Bio-fuels: bio-diesel, ethanol, methanol
Outline the reasons for green design.
also customer approval. Energy efficient products are cheaper
to operate and hence, are sought after by customers
this is needed when green alternatives or behavior is more
expensive than less environmentally responsible options.
manufacturing cost savings: energy efficiency actually reduces
reliability of supply: flex fuel vehicles and plug in hybrid
vehicles are less dependent on gasoline supplies (a major benefit of the
best use of limited resources
minimizes negative environmental effects
- What is the cost of polluted air and water?
- Should pollution be part of the price for a
- Is legislation a good way to promote green design
or is it a choice of last resort?
- Would companies that embrace green design be
likely to be more or less profitable?
List design objectives for
minimizing damage or pollution from
the chosen materials
minimal long-term harm from product
product that functions efficiently for its full life
low-impact product disposal:
taking full account of the effects of
the end disposal of the product
friendly packaging and instructions:
such as noise or
minimal safety hazards:
Discuss the impact of “take back” legislation on designers and
manufacturers of cars, refrigerators and washing machines.
Explain how people can be broadly
classified according to their attitudes to green issues.
actively demonstrate on environmental issues.
champion environmental issues within organizations.
enthusiastically adopt environmentally friendly practices as consumers.
actively resent talk of environmental protection.
Assessment -- Analysis of
Specifications: Research "take back" legislation on the internet.
Make a table and list the pros on one side and the cons on the other. Below
the table write a paragraph describing the best way to use "take back"
legislation. Below the paragraph, list at least 3 references.
Deliverable: Place the completed Word file in the IB Design
Technology folder of your student drive.
Work Group: Groups of 2.
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