University of Washington

Design for Environment Lab

Directed by Professor Joyce Cooper (


The UWME Design for Environment Lab engages faculty and students in the Mechanical Engineering and Civil and Environmental Engineering Departments and throughout the UW in efforts to improve technology development, design, and infrastructure through the advancement of Life Cycle Assessment and Industrial Ecology.

Select projects

UWME Electric Food Truck Project

Sustainable automation (coming soon)

Key LCA data sites and tools

The US LCA Digital Commons

Argonne National Lab's GREET LCA Tools

openLCA Nexus


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Promoting sustainability since 1998