Sustainability in product development is no longer an option; it’s becoming a business essential. We're exploring the opportunities, challenges, and tradeoffs associated with incorporating sustainability into your hardware products.
Planet Solutions: How Can We Know Carbon Credits Are Actually Offsetting Emissions?
At Synapse, we’ve been thinking about how we, as a company, can leverage our experience to help mitigate climate change. What might we build that would increase transparency in the carbon credit market?
Modularity: The Greatest Product Design Step Towards a Circular Economy
Allan Engelhardt discusses the significant benefits of modular product design as he walks through 4 loops applicable to consumer products when considering a circular economy.
[Download] Do Better. Sustainable Product Design Ebook, Spring 2021
Say hello to the Spring Edition of our Sustainable Product Design Ebook! We've made some updates and added more tools and resources. There's a little something for everyone, no matter where you're at on your sustainability journey.
In Search of the Sustainable Factory
Efforts to improve product sustainability don’t begin and end with a life cycle assessment. NPI Engineer Ian Hardy surveys the manufacturing industry’s effort to reduce environmental impacts, and walks us through 6 considerations for hardware developers looking to elevate the sustainability of their manufacturing phase.
[Watch] How to Incorporate Sustainability into Your Product Development Process
Learn about the methods the Synapse team has developed for understanding how to achieve sustainability goals for a new product in this TEDx Talk with Mechanical Engineering Tech Lead, Will Harrison.
How Smart Technologies Can Help Fight Wildfires
Utilities like electricity are crucial during emergencies, but they can also be the cause. So what can we do to prevent potential catastrophes and be prepared when they do happen? With wildfires ravaging our local cities, we decided to take a look at what technologies like edge AI, inductive energy harvesting, and secure long-range wireless mesh networks could do to help paint a more detailed picture for utilities of the current status of their electrical infrastructure.
[Download] Do Better. Sustainable Product Design Ebook
As a product development consulting company, we are in a unique position to drive sustainable design across industries—and we don’t intend to stop there. Instead, we are sharing our work to help others design more sustainable products and systems. This ebook abstracts our sustainable design process into easy-to-use tools, which can be applied to any hardware product development.
[Watch] Virtual Panel Recording: Do Better. How to Improve the Sustainability of Your Products
An expert-packed panel discussion exploring the opportunities, challenges, and tradeoffs associated with sustainable product development.
[Download] Sustainable Design: Minimizing the Environmental Impact of a Product’s Materials & Manufacturing
Get a look into the last stage of the Synapse Sustainable Design Process—“Select & Execute Relevant Strategies"—with this downloadable guide.
How to Really Commit to Sustainability in Product Design
As sustainable design becomes a higher priority in the development of new products & systems, it’s becoming critical for engineers to learn how to apply industry-accepted sustainable design and manufacturing practices for new product development.
5 Design for the Environment Tips That Any Design Engineer Can Use (#4 Will Blow Your Mind!)
Designing for the environment doesn’t mean “expensive” or result in sacrifices. With little decisions, we all can reduce our impact on natural resources.