Improving the environmental performance of products through design

Granta’s Guide: Five Steps to Eco Design

Improving the environmental performance of products through design

Eco Design Guide

The challenge

Considering the environmental impacts of a product as part of the design process is a relatively new concept for many companies. Getting to grips with this topic can seem like a daunting challenge if you start to explore the complexities of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and carbon footprinting, the bewildering array of eco labels and standards currently in use, and the huge variety of environmental issues that you could choose to address.

To help support you, Granta has produced this short guide, ‘Five Steps to Eco Design‘.

What is the Guide?

Five Steps to Eco Design‘ is a short booklet providing advice on how you can tackle environmental issues within product design in an integrated and cost-effective manner. We consider the business drivers for eco design, the main challenges found when implementing eco design, and then outline five simple and practical tips providing actions that you can take to deliver more environmentally sustainable products. whether you are a:

  • designer,
  • engineer,
  • materials engineer, or
  • design manager.

Five practical tips for everyone involved

How do you improve environmental performance through design? In these simple and practical tips, you will learn more about quick and easy ways to perform an Eco Audit, and how to explore ‘what if scenarios’ early-on (when changes cost least but matter most). Download your free copy to discover how you can not only begin to deliver on eco design, but can actually enhance innovation and reduce costs.

Sustainability solutions

Find out more about how Granta supports engineering enterprises in meeting sustainability challenges.