Jeremy Faludi

Jeremy Faludi

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Engineering


Jeremy Faludi, PhD., LEED AP BD+C, is a sustainable design strategist. He has contributed to six books on sustainable design, including Worldchanging: A User's Guide for the 21st Century. He co-authored the Autodesk Sustainability Workshop, created the Whole System Mapping sustainable design method, designed the prototype of 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%."

Research Interests

Sustainable design; design methods; life-cycle assessment; sustainability metrics; green 3D printing; additive manufacturing; green building


  • BA, Physics, Reed College 1995
  • MEng, Product Design, Stanford University 2003
  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of California Berkeley 2017

Professional Activities

Research Projects

  • Sustainable design methods

    Sustainable design methods

    What makes sustainable design methods effective and valued by designers, engineers, and product managers? This research works with professionals at product manufacturing firms and design consultancies to empirically test sustainable design methods such as The Natural Step, Whole System Mapping, Biomimicry, and others. It also investigates how sustainable design can provide other business value, such as innovation, to design teams.

  • Green 3D printing

    Green 3D printing

    What are the environmental impacts of 3D printing (additive manufacturing), and how can we create new machines and materials to improve impacts? This project aims to 3D print with compostable biomaterials and low-energy printing processes. It measures environmental impacts via life-cycle assessment and sets design priorities accordingly, as described in the OECD 2017 report, "The Next Production Revolution: Implications for Governments and Business," chapter 5, "3D printing and its environmental implications."

Selected Publications