Making it easier to design sustainable products
A challenge in sustainable product design is keeping the process manageable. Product design consists of choosing between an enormous array of options. Sustainability data often comes in formats that are not clear or actionable. If you provide designers with the raw LCA results, they might not even be able to find the relevant information, let alone act on it.
SimaPro was designed to provide product designers with actionable insights into the main triggers of environmental impacts, so they can change their designs to be more environmentally friendly. With special add-ons, such as SimaPro Share & Collect, you can even give product designers the tools they need to quickly see, compare and assess design variations without needing your input.
Proving which design is better
SimaPro allows designers to easily identify the environmental hotspots in different product designs. From a SimaPro LCA, they will quickly find that most environmental impacts are associated with simple design factors, such as mass, energy use and transport volume. This knowledge provides easy entry points to make design improvements and allows you to develop product-specific guidelines.
Using SimaPro in the product design phase saves your company time and money, by allowing you to deal with sustainability issues when it is still easy to do so.