4th Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge Winners - Re-Think Everyday Products for Circular EconomyBy Katy Evans | January 23, 2017Made with only two materials, this 100% recyclable camping knife has a product-service system that is safe for both the users and the environment.
By adammenter | August 17, 2012
Building science is not a new field. It dances the line between engineering and architecture and combines technical skill with design. It is essential to building design and necessary for sustainable practices. But what is it?
By Adam Kenvarg | July 31, 2012
The Rocky Mountain Institute is an organization that we have a tremendous amount of respect for – and who we’ve been delighted to work with in the past. This TED talk by one of RMI’s founders, Amory Lovins, is a wonderful introduction to RMI’s rigorous and pragmatic approach to...
By Adam Kenvarg | July 26, 2012
Biomimicry, the study of nature and its systems as inspiration to solve human problems, has been applied to design in many forms. Recently, one of the participating teams in the Biomimicry Institute’s Student Design Challenge looked to nature to inspire the design of a public...
By Adam Kenvarg | July 23, 2012
Sustainability Maker Advocate Ben is a mechanical engineering student at Olin College whose summer internship is based at TechShop SF. He is working on designing, building, and sharing a series of projects that explore the use of Autodesk software for do-it-yourself projects...
By Adam Kenvarg | July 19, 2012
Alex Lobos recently offered a new class on design and sustainability at Rochester Institute of Technology’s Industrial Design department. His class explored topics such as emotional attachment, materials selection, and timeless design, in order to improve product sustainability...
By Adam Kenvarg | July 17, 2012
Jeremy Faludi, sustainable design strategist and co-creator of the Autodesk Sustainability Workshop, recently attended the EdMedia 2012 World Conference on Educational Media and Technology. Here he’s shared with us some of the key findings.
By adammenter | July 06, 2012
We’ve evolved into a throwaway society. How can you help to fix it?
By Adam Kenvarg | June 22, 2012
Two Engineering graduates develop a useful and long-lasting multi-purpose item, with sustainability at the forefront of the design. Learn about their idea and process here.
By Dawn Danby | April 27, 2012
Reduce waste, design for durability, choose greener materials: many of the basics of sustainable product design are well understood, if not always well disseminated. Luckily, the Okala team have just launched a free version of the Okala Ecodesign Strategy Wheel.
By adammenter | February 03, 2012
Sarah Krasley, Autodesk’s sustainable manufacturing program manager, explores the difference between innovation and invention in her recent Fast Company piece “The 6 Questions That Lead To New Innovations.”