:: Eco-design Tools

Eco-indicator values are numbers assigned to every material and process used by designers and can be found in a series of tables available from the Pre website (http://www.pre.nl) in the ĎManual for Designersí.

The Eco-indicator value indicates a materialís or an actionís impact based on its effects on:
Human health (e.g. mercury would score many points)
Ecosystem quality (e.g. anything with a toxic by-product scores many points)
Resources (e.g. use of renewable resources scores few points)