ABOUT US

The Centre for Sustainable Design (CfSD) was established in 1995 in Farnham, Surrey, UK at what is now the University for the Creative Arts (UCA). The Centre has led and participated in a range of high quality research projects and has organised more than a hundred conferences, workshops and training courses focused on sustainable innovation and product sustainability. CfSD is recognised worldwide for its knowledge and expertise, having worked closely with business, policy making and research communities for two decades.

MISSION

The Centre for Sustainble Design (CfSD) has built world class knowledge and expertise of sustainable innovation and product sustainability. The Centre researches, develops and disseminates understanding of present and future sustainability impacts and solutions related to innovation, products, technologies, services and systems through projects, training, events, networks and information. CfSD works with partners in Europe, North America and Asia to deliver high quality results. The Centre is an internationally recognised centre of excellence.

COMPETENCE

The Centre for Sustainable Design (CfSD) has two areas of core competence:

SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION

  • Understanding the policy and business implications of sustainable innovation
  • Working with companies to develop sustainable solutions

PRODUCT SUSTAINABILITY

  • Understanding the organisational, management, development and design implications of product sustainability
  • Working with companies to develop and deliver programmes

CfSD has worked in various industry sectors:

SECTORS

CfSD has developed considerable experience in global manufacturing industries eg. electronics, information and communication technologies (ICT) and sustainable building products working with partners in Europe, North America and Asia.

SERVICES

CfSD provides six core services:

CONTACT US

If you would like further information about The Centre for Sustainable Design or any of its programmes, projects, activities, events or resources, please contact us at:

Martin Charter
Director
The Centre for Sustainable Design
University for the Creative Arts
Farnham Campus
Farnham
Surrey
GU9 7DS
UK
Tel: + 44 (0) 1252 892772
Fax: + 44 (0) 1252 892747
Email: mcharter@ucreative.ac.uk

The Centre for Sustainable Design is based at UCA Farnham Campus in Farnham, Surrey, UK


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