About this Session
The second session focuses on work specifically executed at multiple scales in the design for environment (DfE) space. LCA and the designs that integrate it can simultaneously benefit from alternative and complementary frameworks. These can address different facets that influence the overall evaluation of a given design’s sustainability profile throughout its life cycle and that of its supply chain. Acknowledging the multiple factors that influence a final design, and how designers balance them in practice, is critical to better balance life cycle considerations and manage expectations of everyone participating in the increasingly complex process.