Sustainable Design

This course will provide a brief overview of the topic of sustainability and sustainable design. The module content will focus specifically on the history of sustainable design, its driving factors and the methods that can be employed to design sustainable. 

Module 1 – The History of Sustainability

  • Three pillars of sustainable development  
  • Key historical events 
  • Identifying sustainability stakeholders 
  • Three waves of sustainability 

Module 2 – The Business Case for Sustainability

  • Business approaches to sustainability 
  • Financial and competitive advantage 
  • Core ideologies and environmental legislation 
  • Resource consumption vs. stakeholder expectations 

Module 3 – Sustainable Design in Practice

  • Definition of sustainable design 
  • The environmental impacts associated with material selection 
  • 10 key sustainable design principles 
  • Sustainable design principles in practice 

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