Design creates culture. Culture shapes values. Values determine the future.
Philosophy that claims the need to incorporate the environmental criteria into the basic requirements of design or redesign of a product, like can be costs, usefulness, aesthetics, reliability, safety, …
These environmental requirements include the minimization in the consumptions, emissions and pollution during its life cycle of the product.
Systematic incorporation of environmental aspects in product design with the aim of reducing its impact throughout the life cycle, includes: raw materials, production of components and final product, packaging, distribution and sale, use, maintenance, reuse and waste.
The possibility of increasing competitiveness, making products more respectful with the environment, which respond clearly to their function, meet quality standards, and are not for this reason more expensive or less aesthetic than similar products.