Five steps to achieve redesign credit compliance of TRUE Certification
To achieve compliance with the redesign credit under the TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) certification program, an organization must follow these five steps:
Identify the product or process: The first step is to identify a product or process that can be redesigned to reduce waste, conserve resources, or improve efficiency. This could involve examining the materials used, the production process, or the end-of-life disposal options.
Conduct a life cycle assessment (LCA): Once a product or process has been identified, the next step is to conduct an LCA to evaluate the environmental impact of the current design and potential redesign options. The LCA should consider the entire life cycle of the product or process, from raw materials extraction to disposal.
Develop redesign options: Based on the LCA results, the organization should develop redesign options that will reduce environmental impact and improve resource efficiency. These options could involve changes to the materials used, the production process, or the end-of-life disposal options.
Evaluate the options: Once redesign options have been developed, the organization should evaluate each option to determine its feasibility, cost-effectiveness, and potential environmental impact. This evaluation should consider factors such as the availability of materials, the impact on production time and costs, and the potential benefits in terms of resource conservation and waste reduction.
Implement the redesign: After the redesign options have been evaluated, the organization should implement the chosen option and monitor its performance over time. The organization should also communicate the redesign to employees, customers, and other stakeholders to promote the benefits of the redesign and encourage others to adopt similar practices.