Environmental design is a new approach in planning consumer products and industrial processes that are ecologically sustainable, intelligent, and healthy both for the environment and humans. Environment design based on the work of innovative thinker’s such as chemist Michael Braungart (cradle to cradle), business Swedish physician Dr Karl- Henrik Robert (The Natural Step). At the beginning of the industrial revolution, raw materials such as minerals, clean water and timer seemed inexhaustible; nature regarded to be tamed and perceived a hostile force in the start.
The human-made way uneffective and work against the laws of nature
The old philosophy and approach have given us an abundance of material things; however, produced massive pollution and led to environmental degradation. The approaches besides energy-demanding the result of incredible waste. The engine in a car produces energy, of which 1 per cent to move the passengers, while 99 per cent of the fuel moves the vehicles. It produces nitrogen oxides, unburned hydrocarbon, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, and rubber waste. The car life cycle is short, and all its parts need to be recycled or end up in a landfill. Therefore, a brand new approach to design is following new guidelines to use the energy for its purpose. For example, in living systems, almost nothing discarded or unused.
The wastes from one organism become the food of another. Industrial processes, to be sustainable over the long-term, should be designed on similar principles, designers argue. Use of renewable energy and nonpolluting materials, reuse, recycle, energy-efficient is keywords. Evaluating the new economy based upon productivity by how many people are gainfully and meaningfully employed. It is an exciting fresh concept, of how we see the environmental design in the future.