BESTie Jeremy Faludi has joined the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering at TU Delft. He graduated in 2017 with dissertation: “Golden Tools in Green Design: “What drives sustainability, innovation, and value in green design methods?”
Bio: Jeremy Faludi teaches and researches sustainable design, specifically smart products for a circular economy. This includes sustainable design methods to drive product innovation, life cycle assessment and other sustainability metrics, and sustainable additive manufacturing. He wrote the OECD’s recommendations for green 3D printing policy, and has contributed to six books on sustainable design, including Worldchanging: A User’s Guide for the 21st Century. He has authored or co-authored several online courses, including VentureWell’s Tools for Design and Sustainability, Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Institute’s training for certification, and the Autodesk Sustainability Workshop.
He created the Whole System Mapping sustainable design method, and created StreetNatureScore.com, which used 11 billion datapoints of satellite imagery to provide nature scores for any address in the US. While in the green building industry, he contributed to the design and specification of ten buildings in California, Massachusetts, and Hawaii. He designed the first version of the biomimicry database that is now AskNature.org for the Biomimicry Institute, and a bicycle he helped design appeared in the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum’s 2007 exhibit “Design for the Other 90%”. Formerly a physicist, he paid for a year of design school by helping to engineer the passive hydraulic vibration isolation system of the Nobel-prize winning Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO).