Lecturer at Mines Paris - PSL & at the MIE department of École Polytechnique (IP Paris)
Co-founder and President of Néolithe
Eco-design is an approach that integrates environmental aspects not only in the design phase but throughout the life cycle of a product.
To remain competitive, it is in the interest of companies to anticipate increasingly restrictive regulations, such as AGEC.
To avoid greenwashing, it is essential to consider the entire production process, and to generalise the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of a product.
Eco-design is particularly useful in the construction sector, where the use of new materials and construction processes can reduce carbon footprint.
The sector also has a strong potential for recycling waste: the start-up Néolithe “fossilises” common waste into reusable aggregates for construction.
PhD student at the Centre for Management Research (I³-CRG*) at École Polytechnique (IP Paris)
Farah Doumit graduated as a civil engineer specialized in water and environment from Ecole supérieure d'ingénieurs de Beyrouth in 2019. She pursued a double degree master in environmental management at Ecole des Mines in Paris and Tsinghua University in Beijing in 2020. Since March 2021, she is a PhD student at the Center for Management Studies (I³-CRG *). Her research focuses on innovative business models and circular economy, particularly in the fields of waste, water, and energy.
*I³-CRG: a joint research unit CNRS, École Polytechnique - Institut Polytechnique de Paris, Télécom Paris, Mines ParisTech