Survey: Mechanical engineers expect increase in sustainable design work
ASME and Autodesk conduct the second annual industry survey of sustainable design trends.
Results from the second annual Sustainable Design Trend Watch Survey , jointly commissioned by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and Autodesk Inc. , indicate that mechanical engineers expect to see an increase in sustainable design work in 2010.
Despite the challenging economy, respondents indicate with a 6% increase over last year that they believe sustainable design will be further incorporated into their work in 2010. The survey also reported for the second consecutive year that more than two-thirds of participating mechanical engineers have worked on sustainable products, and more than half of ASME student members are involved with sustainable design in their studies.
The survey is conducted to understand the effects of sustainable design on mechanical engineers and their manufacturing businesses in industries ranging from aerospace and automotive to energy and transportation. According to survey results, designs that use less energy or reduce emissions remain the most important sustainable technology practice, while manufacturing processes that use less energy and natural resources were also a priority.
Read the full press release about this survey.
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