Sustainable?

Design Personifications

Ask yourself this question, do you own a product which is sustainable?

This is the question i was faced with, and asked to provide an example of a product i felt was sustainable. So i went with the General Electric FlexAero LM6000-PH natural gas turbine.

The benefits of this engine are:
– Fast power up/power down time
– Can run without water, saving 98 million litres a year, per engine.
– Flexible enough to run on unstable power sources such as wind and solar energy

among many others. So i guess what this identifies is my belief that the way to protect our future and become more ‘sustainable’ is to make changes to existing processes to reduce consumption overall.

However Ian Grout, Product Design Tutor at Glasgow School of Art made the obvious and valid point, how can any product claim to be sustainable? If you see my previous blog…

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