Style for Environment: A Case Examine of the Electric power Mac G4 Desktop Computer
Apple Environmental Systems and Tactics 1 Endless Loop Cupertino, CA 95014-2084 March 2000
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Apple – Design pertaining to Environment: A Case Study with the Power Mac pc G4 Computer
Table of Contents
Stand of Items Section One particular • Business Summary Section Two • Introduction Section Three • Methodology Section Four • Product Review Section Five • Overview of Environmental Performance Section Six • Energy Conservation Section Eight • Materials Reduction Section Eight • Hazardous Matters Section Nine • Design for Strength Section Eight • Simplicity of Test, Assistance, Repair and Upgradability Section Eleven • Ease of Disassembly and Recycling where possible Appendix A • Computers and the Environment Appendix W • Energy Requirement Assumptions Appendix C • Glossary and Sources 2 several 5 six 7 eight 10 13 14 12-15 16 17 18 21 22
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Apple – Design for Environment: A Case Study of the Power Mac pc G4 Personal computer
Section One • Professional Summary
Together with the increasing importance of environmental features in electronic products, Apple has incorporated environmental efficiency as a buyer, market-driven issue. Environmental factors are considered while an integral part of a product's features during it is design and development. To document ongoing environmental advancements made by Apple, this case analyze of the Electricity Mac G4 desktop computer was undertaken (in conjunction with Environmental and Occupational Risk Management) to quantify the extent where specific product features lead toward environmental performance improvements. Information on the item was gathered via selection interviews with key members from the design staff with added data provided by the Apple Environmental Systems and Approaches Group. This study has not been intended to be a scientific cycle assessment in the product, but a review of the real key product qualities that the style teams may influence. The real key environmental functionality attributes deemed in the analyze were: • Energy conservation • Supplies reduction • Hazardous constituents • Style for robustness • Easy service, restoration and upgradability • Simplicity of disassembly and recycling • Ease of assembly • Item economics
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Apple – Design pertaining to Environment: An instance Study of the Power Macintosh G4 Personal computer
The key environmental performance advancements based on these attributes as well as the associated design and style features happen to be shown in Table 1 below. Comparisons are based on the prior Apple items or relevant industry criteria.
Table 1 ) Summary of Environmental Advancements and Style Features Attribute Energy preservation Materials conservation Environmental Advancements Relevant Design Features • Sleep method of below 5 w is 17% • Extreme power supervision was from the ENERGY STAR® 30 watts essential for program integration and requirement. quiet sleep function. • 50 percent fewer elements are on the Universal Motherboard Architecture. • Yields in initial imprinted circuit table manufacture had been 95-97%. • Components had been eliminated in the Universal Mainboard Architecture by simply integrating their particular functions in microprocessors. • Increasing produces reduced both costs and waste. • Inner material chassis delivers flame enclosure, eliminating the advantages of flame retardants. • A Universal Motherboard Architecture lower cost and creation time around product groupings. • Swing-open door was considered an important product characteristic for consumer customization. • Reduction in number of fasteners helped both assembly and disassembly.
Hazardous matters Design strength Ease of assistance, repair and upgradability Simplicity of disassembly and recycling
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