Create innovative, greener products.
Reduce cycle time and costs.
Win new business.
Sustainable Minds® easy-to-use, cloud-delivered Life Cycle Assessment solution makes it possible for manufacturers across the value chain – large and small – to dynamically evaluate, compare and improve their products' environmental performance by integrating life cycle thinking and LCA into their product development processes.
Sustainable Minds integrates three components into one system:
Eco-concept + Life Cycle Assessment:
Easy to use software enables rapid iteration and evaluation of product concepts - in a standardized and consistent way - in the earliest stages of design.
Provides how-to information on environmental performance strategy, design practices and LCA, in context.
Content and connections with professionals in manufacturing, consulting and education working on product innovation through greener products.
Optimized for electro-mechanical products, including household appliances, housewares, consumer electronics, industrial and commercial equipment, and outdoor and sporting equipment.
Use in all stages of concept design, from R&D and screening possible directions to explore, through comparing final concepts.
Assess any portion of the product, the whole product system, assemblies, subassemblies and parts.
Use before or with CAD or PLM systems. Free-standing software can be used to assess the impacts from existing products, and before or while using standard design tools. Interoperates with all CAD tools for BOM import.
Combine concept comparisons with real-time LCA results.
Comprehensive impact analysis. Includes continually updated impact factors with CO2 equivalent values. Evaluates 10 environmental impact categories, including global warming. For use in North and South America, Asia, Australia.
Proven and transparent methodology. Data and scientific methodology from trusted sources, including US EPA and NIST.
Useful and understandable reports. Graphic results views make it easy to understand impacts from existing products and generate new product concepts that exponentially improve environmental performance.