Eco-efficiency

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Material intensity—the Philips case shows how a cross-functional team halved the weight of a medical imager and cut costs in the process. The SC Johnson Wax case also demonstrates the potential forreducing the use of materials in packaging and products. | |
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Energy intensity—is a function not only of how much energy is used in their creation, use and disposalbut also of how efficiently the energy is produced. The ABB case describes how its products improve efficiency in both these areas, thereby reducing the need for new power stations. The Statoil casealso shows how determined efforts can halve the energy consumption of offices while that on 3M describes some of the products that can help achieve it. | |
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| |Toxic dispersion—Dow and Roche are just two of the case companies that have greatly reduced process emissions. Statoil has cut emissions of toxic materials from underwater pipeline testing. SC JohnsonWax has also reduced the use of VOCs in many of its products. | | |
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Recycling—EBARA's activities have been built on providing technology ''veins" to control anddispose of wastes and emissions—but as the case shows its philosophy is to become an "artery" business that recovers resources from the veins. Roche has also cut its raw materials purchases by 80% at oneplant through recycling a process waste product.
Sustainable resources—Ontario Hydro has established a program to expand usage of renewable energy resources. Andersen works hard to ensure that itsprimary raw material of wood is grown in a sustainable manner.

Durability—Andersen's Fibrex composite—a high-value product made from waste sawdust—increases the lifetime of windows while reducingtheir price to consumers. Philips redesigned lighting tubes also last longer and need less maintenance than conventional ones. | |
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Service intensity—Kvaerner's Ship of the...
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