Teaching Sustainable Design

Sustainable design toy truck 
Last year, SolidWorks introduced SolidWorks Sustainability, a software application that allows your students to evaluate carbon footprint, energy consumed, air acidfication and water eutrification on a 3D model based on material, manufacturing process, where the product is manufactured, and where the product is used. 

For you,  the educator, enhancing your lectures and providing materials to students can take time to develop.

SolidWorks has created the "Guide to Sustainable Design"  to help you and your students understand what goes into developing a sustainable product.  Created by educators and industry professionals Rudy Ruggles, Asheen Phansey, and Benjamin Linder, the Guide to Sustainable Design is an interactive document and will be in constant development to reflect changes in this industry.

There are additional Sustainable Design materials that were posted last year to help you in your classroom with powerpoint presentations, projects, and exercises.

I am asked to speek at many colleges throughout the year, and sustainable design is certainly a popular topic.  I wanted to share my materials with you.  Soon all design will be sustainable design. 

For those schools on subscription, please refer to the www.SolidWorks.com/CustomerPortal for more sustainable design examples under Educator Resources.  Marie

Lesson Guide

Toy Car Sustainable Design Project

Cup Sustainable Design Project

Sustainable Design Overview PPT

 Environmental Impact Factors



Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Senior Director, Early Engagement, 3DEXPERIENCE Works at Dassault Systemes
Marie Planchard is an education and engineering advocate. As Senior Director of Education & Early Engagement, SOLIDWORKS, she is responsible for global development of content and social outreach for the 3DEXPERIENCE Works products across all levels of learning including educational institutions, Fab Labs, and entrepreneurship.
Marie Planchard