A state-of-the-art review and evaluation of tools for factory sustainability assessment

Danfang Chen, Timo Schudeleit*, Gerrit Posselt, Sebastian Thiede

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The type of tools for sustainability assessment is manifold and is growing consistently to meet more and more of society's needs. Tins paper presents a review and evaluation study of existing assessment tools collected from a variety of sources. The aim is to clarify the difference between those sustainability assessments tools and increase factory planner's awareness towards the different tool properties. In this work representative assessment tools are evaluated and described with respect to their specific focus and benefits as well as drawbacks. Based on that a research gap is identified and further research directions can be derived.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-90
Number of pages6
JournalProcedia CIRP
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd CIRP Global Web Conference, CIRPe 2013: Beyond Modern Manufacturing: Technology for the Factories of the Future - University of Patras, Patras, Greece
Duration: 11 Jun 201312 Jun 2013
Conference number: 2


  • Factory planning
  • Manufacturing factory
  • Sustainability assessment tools

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