Green Design Contest

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Good constraints lead to inspired design, and as Earth Day reminds us, our planet provides the ultimate constraints-it can only support so much resource consumption and waste emissions. Right now, SOLIDWORKS is inviting you to design a new chair that’s both aesthetically appealing and fully functional, while maintaining a small environmental footprint. To do this, you can either download the starter model – a rather plain-looking, industrial affair – and modify it, or design a completely new chair yourself. To […]

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SOLIDWORKS Sustainability and ISO 14000 certification

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ISO 14000 addresses various aspects of environmental management. The standards, ISO 14001:2004 and ISO 14004:2004 deal with environmental management systems (EMS). ISO 14004:2004 provides guidelines on the elements of an environmental management system and its implementation, and discusses principal issues involved. ISO 14001:2004 specifies the requirements for such an environmental management system. Fulfilling these requirements demands objective evidence which can be audited to demonstrate that the environmental management system is operating effectively in conformity to the standard. An EMS meeting […]

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SOLIDWORKS Sustainability – a second look

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A little over a year ago SOLIDWORKS released SOLIDWORKS Sustainability. It was fun, thought it was rather cute, but me being a glass half empty kinda guy I wasn’t really sure people would really use it. As my friends at Infocom used to say. “Time passes…”. Now most companies have some sort of  “Green initiative” going on now. I bet your company has one….but is it really much more than this? Here is my tip to help you get a […]

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