Design for Sustainability


Developing sustainable industrial and consumer goods: learn the approach, vocabulary and methods. Based on the value engineering process, you will discover what you can do to create more sustainable products, learn to assess the environmental and social impacts of products, and define measures.

Subjects that will be discussed:

  • relevance & workflow of Design for Sustainability 
  • environmental aspects & social impacts of products
  • developing courses of action & define measures

Course duration

2 days

Course goal

With established methods like life cycle assessment and approaches from the circular economy, you can evaluate products based on the value engineering process. You will independently apply the concepts you have learned and convey the need for sustainability both internally and to clients.

Course overview

Introduction to Design for Sustainability: after two days, you will be able to apply the process and key methods in your day-to-day activities.

  • Basic understanding of where Design for Sustainability sits within the holistic context of sustainability transformation
  • Why, how and where in the incremental development of industrial and consumer goods
  • Hands-on application of the process in line with the value engineering procedure 
  • Practical application of methods and tools (e.g. best practice, creative techniques and corresponding templates) 
  • Support with implementing the corporate sustainability strategy in business operations 
  • Acceleration of the further development of internal processes 
  • Short theory components and practical application using sample products

Target group

  • People in product development looking for support in implementing sustainable practices in their business activities (project managers, product managers, developers or designers)
  • People with a general interest in sustainable product development

No prior knowledge is required; this course is aimed at people with little or no prior knowledge of sustainability.

Subscribe for public classes

18.09.2024 - 19.09.2024 Zurich

The price includes course materials, lunch and drinks during breaks
2  Days
09.00 - 17.00

24.09.2024 - 25.09.2024 Frankfurt

The price includes course materials, lunch and drinks during breaks
2  Days
09.00 - 17.00

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