Sustainable design of technology systems is a fantastically challenging balance of social, economic, and environmental factors ranging from climate change through to topics such as worker safety, societal well-being, resource protection, and economic development.

At C-SED, we support research and teach design strategies to help students and professionals navigate the myriad of sustainability challenges. We emphasize economic analysis methods such as cost-benefit and market simulation, environmental analysis methods such as life cycle assessment and carbon/water footprinting, and social analysis methods such as deep literature review and social hotspot analysis.