At the forefront of sustainable design, our research has charted and contributed to the evolution of practice in this field.
Our work on sustainable design ranges from ‘green’ design, for example involving the use of recycled materials, through eco-design involving lifecycle assessment and management and, more recently, to sustainable design and innovation, involving broader social and ecological transformations. Our research focuses on current and emerging practice in a number of specific areas, which are detailed below.
Open University Sustainable Design research publications can be accessed via the Open Research Online research repository site at http://oro.open.ac.uk/
and also these below: