Plenary Lecture

Management of Sustainable Products and Services Using the Eco Concept

Associate Professor Badea Lepadatescu
Department of Manufacturing Engineering
Faculty of Technological Engineering and Industrial Management
Transilvania University of Brasov

Abstract: We are confronted today with the challenges of designing sustainable products, processes and services. It is not anymore an option to achieve sustainability in our life, this became a necessity. To achieve sustainability, products, processes and services should meet the challenges not only related to their functions and performance but also to environment, economy and social issues.
The need to preserve and efficiently use the world resources and reducing carbon emissions has lead to the eco-concept issue. It is an entire system we have to take into consideration, each part adding his contribution to the global sustainability.
This paper presents some aspects concerning the steps to follow in improving the hotel’s sustainability performance

Brief Biography of the Speaker: Badea Lepadatescu is currently an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Technological Engineering and Industrial Management of Transylvania University of Brasov, Romania. He obtained his doctoral degree in 1998 in the area of machining through superfinishing process. After he graduated he worked five years as design engineer at Roman truck factory in the field of manufacturing processes where he designed many devices and special machine tools especially for superfinishing process. Started on 1982 he worked as research engineer at Transilvania University of Brasov, and after 1997 he is teaching at Department of Manufacturing Engineering. His main academic interests include Tolerance and Dimensional Control, Manufacturing Engineering Processes, Automation Processes, and Renewable Energy Sources. The research accomplishments are reflected through publications in a five books and authored or co-authored over 120 papers published at international conferences. He has extensive experience in both experimental and theoretical research work having more than 50 contracts with factories to design and produce machine tools for machining processes. Also in the field of Renewable Energy Sources together with a team he made two wind turbines, one with horizontal axis for taking water, and one with vertical axis to produce electric energy. He has been speaker to international conferences, has moderated forums, organized symposia, workshops and sessions at major international conferences.