The G.EN.ESI project is a 3 year project running from February 2012 to January 2015. The project consist of the following six work packages:
Eco-design methodology definition and G.EN.ESI platform design
Work package one will define the G.EN.ESI eco-design methodology and the related software platform architecture and functions.
The primary objectives of WP1 are:
- To analyse the product design process in order to formalize a new design approach for facilitating the adoption of Eco-design methodology and tools
- To structure the eco-design methodology and related tools with a focus on usability and robustness of results
- To translate the G.EN.ESI. methodology into a clear architecture for the software platform
- To design the software tools functionalities and flow of data within the G.EN.ESI environment and synchronise with other systems used during the design phase (CAD/WEB/PLM), eco-design knowledge management, etc.
G.EN.ESI Software Tool Development
Work package two will define and develop each of the software tools included within the G.EN.ESI platform. For more information on each of the individual tools please click ‘The Software Platform’ in ‘The Solutions’ tab
The primary objectives of WP2 are:
- To develop the streamlined life cycle assessment software
- To develop the life cycle costing analyst and 0kM software tools
- To develop the Lean Design for Disassembly and Cased Based Reasoning software tools
- To develop the Design for Energy Efficiency software tool
- To develop the Eco-material software tool
G.EN.ESI Platform Development and Integration with other Product Design Tools
Work package three will define the G.EN.ESI Software Platform, integrating the suite of software tools and ensuring compatibility with Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Project Lifecycle Management (PLM) software.
The primary objectives of WP3 are:
- To integrate the different eco-design software tools developed during work package two
- To integrate this software platform with other commercial design tools (CAD and PLM);
- To develop a web-based software interface for suppliers and designers to increase access to, and interaction with, the software platform.
G.EN.ESI Experimentation and Testing
Work package four will test the G.EN.ESI eco-design platform tools and will seek to verify their capabilities and robustness via the design of a new household appliance.
The primary objectives of WP4 are:
- To verify the robustness of the eco-design platform, it’s usability and effective integration into the traditional design process.
- To test the G.EN.ESI platform tools in the design departments of household appliances companies and their suppliers.
- To design prototypes of a new household appliance and its functional elements with the help of G.EN.ESI eco-design platform.
- To measure the sustainability parameters of the new product(such as energy consumption, greenhouses emission, life cycle cost, etc.) to verify the compliance with result evaluated by G.EN.ESI platform.
Knowledge Dissemination and Business Exploitation Strategies
Work package five will define the strategy for dissemination, training and exploitation and the contribution the project will make to standards and regulations.
The primary objectives of WP5 are:
- To disseminate the project and its results to the various stakeholders and interested parties.
- To organize and participate in conferences, workshops and seminars throughout Europe.
- To train product designers, students, SMEs, etc. in eco-design methodology and the tools developed within the G.EN.ESI project.
- To analyse back– and foreground IPR and achieve an exploitation agreement, industrial Business Plan and ROI plan.
- To promote and implement results in selected upcoming standards.
The primary outcomes of WP5 are (click on title to view report):
- D5.2 Dissemination Plan
- D5.3 Dissemination Activity Report
- D5.4 G.EN.ESI Training Courses on Methodology and Case Studies
- D5.5 Training Activities Report
- D5.7 G.EN.ESI Standards Candidates, Requirements and State of the Art
- D5.8 G.EN.ESI Promotion and Transfer into Upcoming Standards
Work Package Leader
This work package is led by the University of Bath.
For more information about Bath’’ involvement in G.EN.ESI and the other research they conduct please click on the logo.
Work package six will manage the whole project including financial and technical activities.
The primary objectives of WP6 are:
- To ensure the project execution, granting a successful completion and delivery of results in respect of the budget and project duration.
- To coordinate the technical progress of the activities and results achieved with respect to the defined objectives.
- To monitor and assess S/T (?) excellence of the activities and results achieved..
- To define and monitor appropriate quality assurance processes.