The Ecodesign Toolbox combines various tools such as the Ecodesign Assistant and the Ecodesign Pilot (see both online versions here), EQFD or Stakeholder analysis to provide a concise method to strive for green product concepts. The toolbox was developed in cooperation with Philips, Engel Moulding machines and Abatec Electronics. At the same time, the toolbox was used for all three companies to develop new product concepts, which were introduced to the market shortly after the project finished.
The project was funded by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG).
You can read more about the theoretical background and results of this project in the following papers and publications:
- Pamminger, R., Wimmer, W., Huber, M., Ostad-Ahmad-Ghorabi, H. The Ecodesign Toolbox for the Development of Green Product Concepts – First Steps for Product Improvement. In: Going Green CARE Innovation 2006, Proceedings. Special Issue of IJAA.
- Ostad-Ahmad-Ghorabi, H., Jerlich, J. Ecodesign – mehr als nur Technik – Ökointelligente Produkte im Vormarsch. Soziale Technik, 2007, 4: 6 – 9.
- Website of FFG (external link)