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The Green Design Tool

An easy-to-use, customisable and scalable product footprinting solution.



Enabling quick and relevant eco-design

Designing better from the start is a key aspect of reducing the world’s consumption. However, product footprinting can be very technical, requiring specific life cycle assessment (LCA) skills that most product design teams don’t have. The key is to put the sustainable guidance in the hands of the people that can make the difference – the product designers – and make this guidance simple to follow, quick, and scalable.

At Anthesis, we have developed the Green Design Tool specifically with this vision in mind. Anthesis’ Green Design Tool is customizable to your requirements, can evolve with your team’s needs, and is quick and easy to use.

Who benefits from the Green Design tool?

  • Product design and R&D teams, to guide where to innovate for greatest impact
  • Procurement teams, to guide supply chain improvements
  • Account teams, to provide a compelling sales differentiator

An LCA tool to discover lower impact product design

The Green Design Tool provides a flexible platform for sustainable innovation. The tool employs a modular approach, building up the breadth and depth of assessment to suit a variety of business needs.

The tool can incorporate a wide range of quantitative and qualitative impact metrics, allowing you to develop a scoring system aligned to your strategy. Some typical impact metrics include carbon emissions, water use, circularity credentials, chemical use, and natural sourcing.

Anthesis brings a wealth of knowledge and data related to LCA assessment. We pull on a wide range of industry leading data sources, supplemented with data sourced directly from your supply chain. This data-driven approach provides an enhanced level of accuracy.

Once built, we work with you to score up your products on mass, providing a clear baseline to focus your impact reduction strategy on.

Why choose Green Design?

Offers a calculation tool that is easily usable by non-sustainability experts Provides LCA utility in an easy-to-follow method
Scalable to your business context Links strategy goals into designers’ thinking
Offers a web-based solution that allows users to conduct an unlimited number of assessments, each in minutes Provides an ability to mass upload your range for scoring convenience
Flexible to the needs of the model, effortlessly combining measures, features, and attributes Promotes collaboration by bringing together internal resources to identify hotspots and innovate on

How the tool works

Anthesis’ Green Design tool allows organisations to understand their product footprint through integrating life cycle inventory and analysis data with robust data cleansing and data scoring options.

Data Cleansing
Metric Dashboard and Scoring Model
Factor Database Build of Materials
We review your data and assess for software tool suitability, providing solutions for program readiness.
We work with you to define the eco-design metrics, their weighting and scoring methodology.
We build out a library of relevant, industry leading emission factors to determine the impact of your materials.
Life Cycle Scoping
Scoring Your Products
Reporting, Training, and Rollout
Guided by your data availability and strategy, our LCA assessment tool offers flexibility on how much of the Life Cycle is covered.
This is where the LCA science meets your product ranges, that are scored to your requirements, identifying impact hotspots for innovation.
We offer a range of reporting and training solutions to meet the needs of your program.

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