EcoDesigner application performs a screening Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) in the early stages of product design. This allows a Product Engineer or Designer to quickly understand the environmental impact of the product they are designing.
As an assembly or part is being designed, the designer can check the environmental impact of different design variations, decisions and scenarios. The design variations could include choice of material, manufacturing process or even the impact of buying parts and transporting it from different sources/locations.
EcoDesigner uses well known impact assessment methods, indicators and life cycle inventory data that are recognized all round the world.