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Eco Design: Integrating environmental sustainability into design

Engineers and designers across industries such as fast moving consumer goods, domestic appliances, industrial equipment, automobiles, and construction, engineers and designers want to reduce energy usage and carbon footprint, to limit other wastes and emissions, and enable safe disposal. In this hour-long web seminar, we will help get you started on how to integrate these environmental sustainability considerations into design.

You will see a practical tool that provides rapid assessment of environmental impact. Granta's Eco Audit Tool allows testing of 'what-if' scenarios during the early stages of design when changes cost least and matter most. Together with our well-established materials selection software, it provides a quick and interactive means to determine the factors that make the greatest contribution to a product's environmental impact, and to make materials and process choices that minimize this impact.

With two broadcasts, timed for Europe and America, this short web seminar also provides an opportunity to take part in a live Q&A session with Granta's eco design specialists. There is no cost, but registration is required to secure your place.

You may also be interested in our new guide—"Five Steps to Eco Design".


What will you learn at the web seminar?

  • The commercial opportunities and regulatory pressures that are driving companies to improve the environmental performance of their products
  • The importance of considering environmental performance during the early stages of design
  • How Granta’s Eco Audit tool can be used to quickly identify environmental ‘hotspots’
  • The nature and value of Granta's underlying materials, process, and eco data
  • How Granta can help combine environmental assessment with materials selection to support more environmentally sustainable materials choices

Who should attend?

Product designers and engineers—find out about the importance of factoring environmental impact into product design and development. See tools that make it easy to consider this impact during design, alongside factors such as engineering properties and cost.

Eco design specialists and consultants—see a simple, fast eco design tool that aims to provide guidance during product design and that integrates with well-established materials selection methods. Discuss how such tools could complement more complex Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) approaches, and how they might play a role in supporting eco design projects and in embedding eco design in your (or your clients') development process.

Materials scientists and engineers—see how materials and process choices can be central to environmental impact throughout a product's lifecycle. See how the leading software for materials selection has been enhanced with new tools and data for eco design, and how such tools can help materials teams to contribute to strategically-important corporate environmental objectives.


Granta's Eco Audit Tool

A major barrier to effective eco design has been the lack of fast, easy-to-use tools to assess environmental impact and test 'what-if' scenarios during the design phase. Granta's Eco Audit Tool and well-established materials selection software provides a quick and interactive means to determine the factors that make the greatest contribution to a product's environmental impact, and to make materials and process choices that minimize this impact.


Pre-order your copy of 'Five Steps to Eco Design'

Granta Design are producing a new guide—'Five Steps to Eco Design'—to help those seeking to integrate environmental sustainability into their design process. This short booklet will be available from the end of March at no cost, providing you with helpful advice and insights into industry best practice as we outline some simple actions that designers and design managers can take to deliver more environmentally sustainable products.

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