9 Ways Reliability is Green Engineering
podcast episode with speaker Fred Schenkelberg
Reliable products are also green. This is a relatively simple argument: If an item is designed and built well, it lasts a long time, thus avoiding landfills. Years ago, when living in northern Bavaria, the apartment had a full bedroom set. The entire set was both beautiful and functional. When asked about the furniture, I learned it was over 300 years old.
Long-lasting products avoid landfills and the expense of replacement or repair, thus consuming fewer resources over their lifetime. The logic connecting reliability and products that minimize their environmental impact may also include ease of repair, simplicity of upgrading, the accuracy of troubleshooting, resilience to stress changes, availability of replacement parts, and more.
Visit a vehicle scrap yard to witness the impact of ‘getting a new car’ on the environment. Let’s explore the many ways creating a reliable product is beneficial to the environment.
This Accendo Reliability webinar was originally broadcast on 14 September 2021.
To view the recorded video and PDF of slides, visit the webinar page.
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