ASTM WK35702

    New Guide for Evaluation of Environmental Aspects of Sustainability of Manufacturing Processes

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    Developed by Subcommittee: E60.13 | Committee E60 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    Material efficiency, Energy efficiency, terms, concepts and metrics covering beginning of life, middle of life, and end of life of products, processes, and services for Batch, Continuous, and Discrete Manufacturing Processes.

    Guide supports Batch, Continuous, and Discrete Manufacturing Processes; The primary purpose of the guide is to provide a methodology and best practices for evaluating manufacturing processes. The guide will outline procedures to perform effective evaluations of sustainable performance and will address 1) how to identify the metrics necessary for sustainability-driven process evaluation, 2) how to structure these metrics in a way that allows for evaluation, and 3) how to use these metrics to make consistent process evaluations across a manufacturing enterprise. The work effort will include i) methods for the development of process models for various benchmarking and evaluation applications (i.e., material selection and tracking, material and energy efficiency), ii) methods for the normalization of sustainable process metrics iii) methods for incorporating metrics to enable decision making and evaluation with respect to sustainability improvement. To implement the methods outlined in this guide, this guide will also define formats necessary to express the evaluation criteria for sustainable improvement. These formats will be based on formal information models that support the evaluation criteria associated with process and material selection. This guide will enable manufactures to evaluate the current state of processes as they relate to sustainable impact and make decisions based on these evaluations.


    Sustainable Manufacturing:Life Cycle Engineering (LCE):Product, Process, Service Standards:Materials and Energy Information:Unit Processes: Evaluation Criteria

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Paul Witherell


    E60 (15-05)

    Ballot Item Approved as E2986-2015 and Pending Publication


    E60 (15-02)

    Ballot Item Approved as E2986-2015 and Pending Publication