Standards and tools to guide the sustainable and cost-effective use of materials
Guest Speaker: Ben Sheridan, BSI
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On Tuesday, February 21, Dr Ben Sheridan, the Sector Development Manager for Advanced Manufacturing at BSI, will join Granta's Dr. Jamie O'Hare to look at the business drivers for eco-aware design. Dr Sheridan will address the key requirements for using standards to support the sustainable use of materials, using the example of the BS 8905 standard and showing real life case studies of companies that have gained business benefits by applying this standard.
This short (hour-long) presentation includes case studies, software demonstrations, and an opportunity to ask your questions of the presenters.
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- What are the business drivers for the sustainable use of materials?
- How can standards such as BS 8905 help your company address these drivers?
- Case study of a company that has successfully applied the standard
- How Granta's tools an support the implementation of standards
- The nature and value of Granta's underlying materials, process, and eco data
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 and environmental compliance specialists—learn about how the BS 8905 standard can help you to introduce eco design throughout your organisation and provide a framework for product sustainability management . 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 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.
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.
The Eco Audit technology is now also available within CAD: Eco Materials Adviser is the new tool for sustainable design within Autodesk Inventor. An easy-to-read dashboard display shows key indicators such as energy usage, CO2 footprint, water usage, and materials cost, letting users interactively explore the effect of changes in the materials choice or design of their digital prototype.
'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.