Materials Research

CSDS 4 dots_2013_1The CSDS Resource Center features over 100 of sustainable material samples, including from bio-plastics, sustainable harvested wood products, organic cottons, low-VOC paints, recycled glass and reclaimed lumber. While CSDS interns are always adding new materials to our library, our primary goal is to educate designers on how to conduct meaningful research on more sustainable materials themselves. Below are some of the tools that our researchers use to investigate what makes a material more sustainable and identify the option that best fits into given design objectives.

CSDS Guide to Understanding Sustainability 

Materials Research Questionnaire

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