Course objectives (competences):
Study of the methods and tools for designing sustainable products. Eco design guidelines and solutions.

Course content:

Environmental footprint of the phases of the product life-cycle. Design for the environment. Life-cycle assessment. Materials and embodied energy. Recovery opportunities and strategies. Recycling processes. EU waste and ecodesign directives and outlook. Eco-labeling. Ecodesign guidelines. New approaches in ecodesign. Analysis of ecodesign solutions in electronics, energy efficiency, lighting, consumer products, furniture and recreation equipment.