09 Oct '11, 11pm

A model for sustainable design? Technology has an important role to play

Clean tech is a bold and burgeoning field. From alternative fuels, to energy efficiency, water treatment, transportation, innovators in the sector are seeking to transform our current infrastructure into one that addresses basic human needs - our need for light and heat, our need for water, our need for shelter, and so on - more intelligently, in a manner that conserves resources, reduces pollution and respects resource limits. Technology has an important role to play in realising the radical new design needed to achieve these testing ambitions. For this reason, many clean tech companies are not just taking an existing technology and improving on it, but rather developing an entirely new type of technology altogether - a process which, by necessity, requires extensive trial and error. Here digital prototyping can confer vital advantage - both in achieving faster iterations...

Full article: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/industry-voice-blog/21142...

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