Lean & Green

Best Practice Tools & Techniques for Carbon Reduction & Climate Change

To investigate and research the application of existing ‘best practice’ tools and techniques to the area of carbon reduction and climate change.

Collaborators involved:
CO2 Sense Yorkshire, LERC, BRASS: Dr. Keivan Zokaei, Fabien Martinez, Dr. Diego Vazquez, Barry Evans, Kaveh Sarmadi, Prof. Ken Peattie, Andrea Pampanelli, Prof. Peter Hines & Neil Trivedi


Project Scope & Focus

  • Borrowing from lean (flow thinking) school to develop solutions for carbon reduction. Some work has already been carried out to adapt value stream mapping and other lean waste elimination tools for sustainability, such as EPA reports in US.
  • Exploring the role of Six Sigma approach and cutting edge quality concepts in delivering carbon reduction (e.g. Taguchi concepts, Six Sigma way of thinking about measurement, etc.)
  • LERC sees great compatibility between lean and green in that lean is about ‘tomorrow better than today’ and carbon reduction can be delivered through same continuous improvement approaches.
  • Environmental sustainability will be studied solely from climate change perspective.


Project Resources

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