Sustainability

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.

September 16, 2020

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.

June 15, 2020

[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.

June 14, 2020

[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.

April 22, 2020

[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.

February 27, 2020

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.

May 12, 2019

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.