For the second consecutive year, two-thirds of practicing engineers say they have worked on sustainable product design and more than half expect to increase their use of sustainable design practices in the next year, according to survey sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and Autodesk.
There is no disputing that sustainability is an issue on the minds of engineers designing products today. Even in a stormy economy, manufacturers are integrating sustainability into their corporate strategy to drive both profits and growth. Taking action on sustainability can help drive efficiency and help stay in front of regulatory and voluntary standards. It can also provide business benefits, including competitive advantage, risk management and open up new market opportunities.
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