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Designing for Sustainability

Posted December 14, 2015 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

One of the toughest assignments in any product design project is performing the calculations and assessments of a product's environmental impact. This article explores what designing for sustainability really means, and identifies one tool that helps engineers conduct the assessment directly within the 3D CAD program. While examining recyclability of materials and product durability, the author suggests the most important "sustainability factor" is energy efficiency.


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