econcept supports companies, consumers and other organizations on their way to more sustainable, future-oriented ways of producing, consuming and thinking (Sustainable Development). Some highlights:
We create sustainable products and services, advise design companies and conduct research projects. We disseminate our knowledge through education and training, publications, networks and workshops.
The team of econcept consists of a core group and a network of external experts. Depending on the project goals, an adequate team of experts is assembled, which can solve the given tasks professionally. In research projects, we cooperate with other research organizations, corporate partners and NGOs, as well as governmental organizations.
Development of Sustainable Products, Services and Systems
The development of environmentally friendly and socially beneficial products, services and systems, as well as visionary scenarios and radical innovation, is the service of econcept.Â This development includes instruments such as LCA, SWOT analysis, creativity techniques, MIPS and other methods and tools for Eco- and Sustainable Design.
We have assembled an extensive Eco- and Sustainable Design toolbox that we use as appropriate.
What is an environmentally friendly product?
We define environmentally friendly products, systems, infrastructure and services as goods which provide optimum satisfaction of identified needs while requiring a minimal amount of materials and energy, simultaneously minimizing pollutant emissions and waste throughout the product life cycle.
In short: a lot of little environmental benefit
All that are involved in any way in shaping our environment – designers, engineers, constructors, product managers, etc., can help to ensure that our economy is ecologically sustainable.
EcoDesign, the development of an environmentally friendly product, system, infrastructure or service, which includes both the external and the internal structure and design, is in demand.
Environmentally friendly product development looks at the entire life of a product; from raw materials extraction through production, use, recycling and disposal. It covers technical factors, material and energy consumption and considers new strategies of shared benefit, re-use and distribution.