Simultaneously the product development process remains fundamentally unchanged, but is rather enriched with environmental details placed alongside costs and quality.
Design for Environment (DfE), or Ecodesign, highlights environmental potentials and weaknesses and thus provides important decision making guidance for product developers. This is particularly relevant regarding material and methods, recycling qualities or observing legal guidelines. Only through this kind of early consideration can environmental impacts be reduced to the greatest possible extent.
We assess all environmental impacts, evaluate potentials to improve and detect weak points. PE INTERNATIONAL provides sound interpretations and support in reporting acquired results, e.g. by transferring them into automatic reporting tools (e.g. i-report) or into messages applicable to various stake-holders.
PE collaborates with companies on operative as well as strategic levels in all departments, e.g. development, EH&S, marketing or production. Linking the Design for Environment DfE or Ecodesign supported product development efficiently with marketing departments and higher management levels is an important part of the service we provide.
Assert your competitive advantages by optimising not only technical and economic criteria, but also ecological aspects e.g. energy consumption, emissions or recycling potentials through Design for Environment / Ecodesign.
Convert mandatory requirements into business values and advantages by displaying your environmental performance, finding weak points and priority fields of action and enhancing energy efficiency.
Improve the coordination between your development, production, marketing and environment departments with the help of Design for Environment / Ecodesign.
Foster understanding of Life Cycle Thinking and integrate it into daily business practices on all levels.
Improve internal and external environmental communication with reliable information
GaBi DfX is a specialised Design for Environment tool of the GaBi software family. It is specifically aimed to assist in Design for Environment / Ecodesign analysis, finding recycling potentials and guidance in regulation and legal compliance.