July 02, 2020

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SB Seminars: "Product Design from an LCA Perspective with Jeremy Faludi"

Organizer: Sustainable Life Media, Inc.

Date: 12.01.10, 08:30AM – 12.01.10, 05:00PM ET

Location:3M Innovation Center, 2350 Minnehaha Ave., East, St. Paul, MN 55144

Sponsor:Sustainable Brands

Website: www.sustainablelifemedia.com/events/seminars

Students will receive a foundation in life-cycle assessment and designing for the life-cycle of a product, using several eco-design strategies such as dematerialization, energy effectiveness, design for longevity, and design for recyclability. We will not only describe the theories but also reinforce them with both conceptual and hands-on exercises. By the end of the day, students will be able to perform their own simple scoping LCA using Sustainable Minds LCA software and understand how to judge the relevance or veracity of published LCAs.

Fundamental Principles that will be explored:

  • Kinds of ecological impacts, and methodologies for comparing them
  • Key assumptions for an LCA
  • Boundaries
  • Lifetime
  • Functional units
  • Material/process equivalents
  • Interpreting LCA results
  • Sensitivity analysis

Jeremy Faludi (LEED AP) is a sustainable design strategist and researcher. He is the sustainability expert and research lead for Project Frog, the leader in modular green buildings for schools and commercial applications. He teaches sustainable design at Stanford University, where he created the graduate/undergraduate class ME221: Green Design Tools and Metrics; he has also taught sustainable design at Minneapolis College of Art and Design and California College for the Arts.

Jeremy has contributed to five books on sustainable design, including "Worldchanging: A User's Guide for the 21st Century" and "Packaging Sustainability". He has written over 200 articles for Worldchanging.com, and his articles have been republished on scores of other sites. He has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Core77, the San Francisco Chronicle, BoingBoing, Treehugger, C|Net, Sustainable Industries, Package Design Magazine, GreenBiz, Samsung’s DigitALL, TAXI Design Network, Australian Broadcast Corporation radio, IT Conversations, and the Secretariat of the Commonwealth of Nations' newsletter Commonwealth Today.

For more information, please contact:

Marianne Condrup Sustainable Brands Project Manager
Phone: (415) 626-2212

For more from this organization:

Sustainable Life Media, Inc.


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