Eco-planning involves taking environmental
factors into consideration while designing and developing (new) products and services.
Eco-planning is as significant a factor as the criteria of quality, regulation, cost, health and security, aesthetics, durability, functionality and ergonomics that are usually considered in a planning project. If eco-planned, products are therefore innovative, more environmentally friendly and have a quality that is by no means below market standard. This is why eco-planning has been gaining importance among enterprises and this is also the reason why many companies have chosen to implement it*.
Eco-planning for better workplace health and safety.
Green products and services are eco-planned, designed and built without using toxic or dangerous substances, so as to minimize the negative effects on both human health and the environment and to reduce the emissions of pollutants during use. Eco-planning also contributes to better workplace health and safety.
Eco-planned products have lower costs.
From a monetary point of view, in a first phase green products and services might be more expensive than traditional ones. However, the global cost of green products and services (including usage and maintenance) is generally lower. When buying a green product, its future costs (energy use, security, maintenance, waste management) have in fact already been paid.