Electronics & Sustainability: Design for Energy and the Environment

February 23-24, 2010

Time Monday, February 22, 2010
3:30 - 4:30 Tour (Optional)
Illinois Petascale Computing Facility
http://www.ncsa.illinois.edu/BlueWaters/pcf.html
Time Tuesday, February 23, 2010
8:30 - 9:00 Opening Remarks
Sustainable Electronics Initiative
Tim Lindsey (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
9:00 - 9:30 Product Design
Producer Responsibility: Obligation or Opportunity?
Mark Newton (Dell Computer)
9:30 - 10:00 Materials and Design
Impacts on the Environment
William Olson (Motorola)
10:00 - 10:15 BREAK
10:15 - 10:45 Materials and Design
Green Televisions
Kory Cooper (Purdue University)
10:45 - 11:15 Materials, Design, and Take-Back
Lessons Learned: Sustainable initiatives and product collection
Chuck Newman (ReCellular)
11:15 - 11:45 Materials and Design
Materials Selection for Sustainability
John Abelson (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
11:45 - 1:00 Lunch and Keynote Speaker
Mike Tibbs, Senior Director of Compliance (Wal-Mart)
1:00 - 1:30 Designing for End-of-Life
Strategies for Improving the Sustainability of E-Waste Management Systems: Changing Practices through Design
Kate Catterall and Amrita Adhikary (University of Texas - Austin)
1:30 - 2:00 Life Cycle Analysis
Hybrid Assessment of the Life Cycle Energy Intensity of Laptop Computers
Callie Babbitt (Rochester Institute of Technology)
2:00 - 2:30 Design for Electronics Recovery
EPEAT (Electronics Product Environmental Assessment Tool)
Jeff Omelchuck (Green Electronics Council)
2:30 - 2:45 BREAK
2:45 - 4:45 Panel Discussion
    Research topics
  • Eric Benson (Design, University of Illinois) - Moderator
  • Willie Cade (PC Rebuilders and Recyclers)
  • Jim Lynch (TechSoup Global)
  • Chris Newman (Environmental Protection Agency)
  • Mark Newton (Dell Computer )
  • William Olson (Motorola)
  • Deborah Thurston (Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois)
  • Mike Tibbs (Wal-Mart)
5:00 - 8:00 Reception
Time Wednesday, February 24, 2010
8:30 - 9:00 Policy
Interpreting Illinois' New E-Waste Law
Joseph Shacter (Illinois EPA)
9:00 - 9:30 Policy
E-Waste legislation implementation challanges
Melville Nickerson (Environmental Law and Policy Center)
9:30 - 10:00 Policy
Electronic Waste Regulation in the US
Chris Newman (EPA)
10:00 - 10:15 BREAK
10:15 - 10:45 Policy
Policy framework for sustainable life cycle management of electronics
Eric Williams (Arizona State University)
10:45 - 11:15 Design for End-of-Life
LCA for Designers: Innovation Through Metrics
Steve Belletire (Southern Illinois University)
11:15 - 11:45 Design for End-of-Life
Environmental Programs in the Consumer Products Sector: Challenges, Successes, & What's Next
Roger L. Franz (Motorola)
11:45 - 1:00 Lunch and Keynote Speaker
Rajib Adhikary (Dell Computer)
1:00 - 1:30 Electronic Standards
Defining Sustainable Electronics: Implication for Product and Policy Design
Tim Smith (University of Minnesota) and Garth Hickle (Minnesota Pollution Control Agency)
1:30 - 2:00 Electronics Recovery
An Overview of Electronics Recycling Capacity and Collections in Illinois
Mike Mitchell (Illinois Recycling Association)
2:00 - 2:30 Electronic Standards
Product Portfolio Design for Take-Back
Deborah Thurston and Harrison Kim (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
2:30 - 2:45 BREAK
2:45 - 3:15 Electronics Manufacturing
iNEMI Work Project - Eco-Impact Evaluator for ICT Equipment
Carol Handwerker (International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI)
3:15 - 3:45 Electronics Recovery
Sustainable Electronics Education: One Approach
William Bullock (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
3:45 - 4:15 Electronics Recovery
Future Opportunities of Electronics
Willie Cade (PC Rebuilders and Recyclers)
4:15 - 4:30 Closing Remarks
 
Tim Lindsey (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)