The online Ecolizer OVAM: an excellent help for your ecodesign-effort!

In an ecodesign process we aim to design a product so that the overall environmental impact over its entire life cycle is minimal. We naturally take into account other design aspects such as technical feasibility, quality, cost and user experience.

It is essential to be able to assess and compare the environmental impact of different options. To do this, OVAM developed the Ecolizer - a practical and user-friendly tool that is scientifically and methodologically validated. I’ve used the Ecolizer for years in its paper form, in combination with simple calculation tools such as Excel.


OVAM has now brought out an online version of the Ecolizer. Apart from making it easier to use, it also makes it possible to share the results with selected co-workers or even with the general public. I’m a fan!