Symposium on Sustainable Design Greening the Technology Industry

C. Telenko, M. Nippert, C.C. Seepersad and M.E. Webber, March 2008 (Citation)

Abstract

Sustainable, or “green” design for technology, is gaining momentum as the industry aims to minimise the environmental impact of production processes and outputs. The US and UK are home to companies that have made large strides not only in elegant product design but in addressing the impact of their goods and production on the environment. In response to these recent developments, UK Trade & Investment and the Austin Technology Council collaborated to host the “Symposium on Sustainable Design — Greening the Technology Industry” to encourage dialogue about how best to bring the technology industry to the forefront of green application through sustainable design.

This landmark event was held March 18, 2008, in Austin, Texas. Distinguished American and British technology experts from business, design, and academic spheres provided presentations and participated in a panel discussion focusing on technology design trends throughout the creation and use cycle.

During the symposium, audience members had the opportunity to engage with the panel and learn firsthand about keys to improving process development; design techniques that complement green initiatives; the use of life-cycle analysis to determine a product’s environmental impact; and future concepts in sustainable design.

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C. Telenko, M. Nippert, C.C. Seepersad and M.E. Webber, “Symposium on Sustainable Design Greening the Technology Industry,” March 2008.