Sustainable Design

Sustainable design factors extend from healthy material choices to understanding the impact of your design in terms of embodied carbon and water, life cycle inventory and analysis, and ecological assessments and regenerative design strategies. Wise design also considers the social as well as the economic and environmental dimensions of design choices.

Cradle to Cradle

The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, a non-profit organization, educates and empowers manufacturers of consumer products to become a positive force for society and the environment, helping to bring about a new industrial revolution.

The Institute administers the publicly available Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Product Standard which provides designers and manufacturers with criteria and requirements for continually improving what products are made of and how they are made.

The Cradle to Cradle Certified™ mark provides consumers, regulators, employees, and industry peers with a clear, visible, and tangible validation of a manufacturer’s ongoing commitment to sustainability and to their communities.

Learn more at https://www.c2ccertified.org/

International Living Future Institute

The International Living Future Institute’s mission is to lead the transformation toward a civilization that is socially just, culturally rich, and ecologically restorative.

The Institute is premised on the belief that providing a compelling vision for the future is a fundamental requirement for reconciling humanity’s relationship with the natural world.

Learn more at https://living-future.org/

Autodesk Sustainability Software

At Autodesk, sustainability is about creating technology that improves energy and material productivity. It’s about supporting innovators through grants, software donations, and training. And it’s about leading by example with their own operations, advancing sustainability business practices, and supporting every employee to make a positive impact.

Empowering people to design, collaborate, build, and fabricate in ways that improve productivity – while also reducing waste, saving money, and staying competitive – is the goal behind their sustainable design technology. Their software harnesses the power of automation to achieve business and sustainability goals.

Learn more at https://www.autodesk.com/sustainability/overview

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