Improving the Environmental Performance of Products Through Material-led Design.
Considering the potential environmental impacts of a product as part of the design process is fast becoming a primary design driver, with companies setting public, tangible, goals to reduce emissions and drive toward net-zero carbon emission targets. Active board members and investors are demanding progress on their product’s sustainability, and engineers are quickly adapting to the urgent realities of eco design.
This white paper aims to provide a simple introduction to eco design through material-led design. We start with some of the business drivers to help you evaluate investing in this area. In Section 2, drawing on our experience in helping companies implement eco design activities and tools, we present some of the challenges organizations often face when starting out in this area. In Section 3, we share five simple and practical tips that can help you and your organization implement eco design, whether you are a designer, engineer, environmental specialist, or someone involved in the management of product design or development. We introduce the Ansys Granta technology that can support your eco design activities in Section 4 before summarizing the key points for incorporating environmental sustainability into product design in Section 5.