Eco Design


Eco-Design is an approach to designing systems with an intent of reducing its impact on the environment. It is often used synonymously with green design, design for environment. One of the guiding principles of Eco-Design is to consider environmental impacts in the entire lifecycle: from raw material extraction to after-usage through production, distribution and usage.


Our research involves understanding designers requirements and developing frameworks, methods and tools to assist them in designing systems with environmentally friendly lifecycles.


Sustainability


Sustainability is the ability to meet our needs and aspirations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs and aspirations.


The term sustainability is generally referred in the context of development i.e. in Sustainable Development. To develop sustainably is to continue improvement in harmony with the environment, society and economy.

Eco Design


Fast moving consumer goods

Engineering products


Sustainability


Aerospace Systems

Eco Design


A Method for evaluation of Environmental Impact of systems during early stages of development for entire lifecyle, funded by Department of Science and Technology (DST, India).


Sustainability


Sustainable Manufacturing (The Boeing Company, USA)

Eco Design


A framework called ACLODS for assisting design of environmentally friendly product lifecycles.


A tool for automated capture of design rationale while designing without hampering designers natural working procedure.


A method for estimating the uncertainty of the calculated environmental impact of a product lifecycle proposal in design using Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) approach.


A method for comparative evaluation of product lifecycle proposals with multiple criteria under uncertainty.


A computer aided support, IDEA-SUSTAIN for development of environmentally friendly product lifecycles.

Eco-Design and Sustainability Publications

Eco Design


Current Members


Past Members


Srinivas Kota

Saiprasad Ojha

Ranjitha Shivaram

Nageswara Rao

Wilson Xavier

Harsha Tumbaraguddi

Guruprasad Kuppurao

Hari Vardhini


Sustainability


Current Members


Praveen Uchil

Ramani


Past Members


Srinivas Kota

Shakuntala Acharya Nayar

Suman Devadula

Hari Vardhini