Eco-design is the integration of environmental criteria into the process of designing or re-designing a product, and it is one of the pillars of Grid Solution’s Clean Grid program. Eco-design seeks to minimize the environmental impact of a given product at every stage of its lifecycle and improve its environmental performance, all while maintaining or improving its reliability and cost efficiency.
At Grid Solutions, our considerations about the potential environmental impact of a product start at the sourcing, extraction and processing of raw materials that will be used in its manufacturing. We then consider its delivery and use; and finally, its recycling or disposal. Grid Solutions’ eco-design process is built upon the IEC 62430 standard, which specifies the norms and procedures used to integrate environmental factors into product conception, development and materials.
Grid Solutions’ eco-design team is composed of experts from all product lines and representatives from all functions. In addition, we provide eco-design training for all of our product designers. For more than 10 years, Grid Solutions has considered eco-design as a foundational element of its product development policy.