If this category is not applicable for this technology, please select 'Yes'.
One of the most prominent impacts on sustainability is energy efficiency. Consider what the service is that you want your technology to provide and how you could do that with a minimal use of energy.
What materials have you used in your technology? The materials used in your technology have an impact on resource-availability and end-of-life recycling options. Could alternative materials be considered?
Designing for “products that last” is an effective sustainable strategy. In what way is your technology and/or it’s separate modules designed to last or be repaired?
Your technology has a direct impact on sustainability (for example by the energy that it consumes), but quite likely a much larger indirect impact. There is an impact upstream (all the actions by suppliers that are needed to make your technology happen) and downstream (everything that happens after the user is done with using your technology). Together they form the “hidden impact”. What actions could you take to positively influence this “hidden impact”?
The idea of the technology impact tool is that it stimulates you to think hard about the impact of your technological solution (question 1-4). The answer can lead to changes in design or implementation, which is a good thing. Please list them here.