Eco Materials Adviser
Material selection is an incredibly important aspect of creating sustainable products. The Autodesk Eco Materials Adviser can help you make more informed material choices with data about the embodied energy, embodied CO2, embodied water, cost, RoHS compliance, and physical material properties.
This page has a manual to support the use of the Autodesk Eco Materials Adviser on design projects. There is also a more in-depth description of what the full version of the tool can do.
Learn how to select materials with the right performance characteristics, which is critical for designing for energy efficiency.
When looking for sustainable materials, the first step is to understand where their ecological impacts come from. Learn about material scarcity and abundance, rapidly renewable materials, embodied energy, recycled materials, and toxicity.
Project Gallery Examples
A single-material spool is up to 80% lighter compared to conventional spools. Designed to foldable, taking up less space, and can be easier to return to the supplier for reuse, or can be biodegraded.
A personal razor which is 100% recyclable which performs at the same standards as non-recyclable counterparts and requires less water during use.
Made with only two materials, this 100% recyclable camping knife has a product-service system that is safe for both the users and the environment.
Made with bamboo these reusable chopsticks use 100% renewable components, are 100% compostable and come with a 100% recycled aluminium carry case!
The Sway Fibre Hanger utilises the exceptional ecological, structural, and economic qualities of molded paper fibre to create a desirable household product.