October 15, 2018
What is this Edition?
Eco Design Edition

Contents: As well as the usual properties, this database also contains a range of critical material, restricted substance, geo-economic, end of life, and energy and emissions data. The Enhanced Eco Audit Tool covers secondary processes and cost, enabling more accurate estimates of product impacts than the Eco Audit Tool. The Synthesizer Tool supports investigations into lightweighting by using hybrid materials.

Applicable to: Any course covering the environmental impact of a design.

Learning outcomes supported
  • Understand classes of materials, their properties, and the underlying reasons for those properties.
  • Understand how to use data rigorously and work with uncertain data.
  • Assess environmental impacts of products over their life cycles and understand trade-offs.
  • Understand the interaction between materials and manufacturing processes and how this affects selection and design.
Databases & tools
Level 1 Database Level 2 Database Level 3 BEco Design Database
The Elements Database Enhanced Eco Audit Tool Synthesizer Tool

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Teaching & learning resources
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