Ecodesign for a Resource-efficient Economy

This brochure explains why companies and developers engage in Ecodesign, what Ecodesign is, and how it works in practice.

The brochure contains many examples and helpful cross-references to methods and tools, sources of information, framework conditions, and funding instruments.

Companies that are interested in Ecodesign, but have not yet put it into practice will find a useful preliminary survey together with advice for further action. Companies already active in the field can draw comparisons with the approaches of other companies, gather ideas for their own Ecodesign approaches, and inform themselves about framework conditions and practical developments.

Chapter 2 provides an overview of the field of Ecodesign. Chapter 3 summarizes Ecodesign requirements and framework conditions already in existence. Chapter 4 describes the major Ecodesign strategies. Chapter 5 analyzes a typical Ecodesign process and indicates useful methods and instruments. Chapters 4 and 5 contain best practice examples, mostly from Hessen, showing how companies have already successfully put Ecodesign into practice. Chapter 6 offers a conclusion and Chapter 7 provides a service section in which the reader will find references to further literature, websites, institutions, funding opportunities, Ecodesign-relevant product labels, and other useful information.

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