Environment The Oil Point Method

The Oil Point Method (OPM) is an easy-to-use method for environmental evaluation in the early stages of product design.

Using the OPM gives a rough indication of how large the environmental   implications are and where in the life cycle these implications occur.

Although results are only indications, they are quantitative and can thus be used for rough comparisons of alternatives.

The OPM method

Introduction to the OPM
Download the OPM

Examples Window frames (wood and plastic)
Sweaters (textiles)

Niki Bey: The Oil Point Method, 2000

Image Thomas Nissen
Copyright © 2001 Torben Lenau, Niki Bey
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