Dr. Faludi, J.

Assistant Professor, LEED AP BD+C


Jeremy Faludi teaches and researches sustainable design, specifically smart products for a circular economy.  This includes sustainable design methods to drive product innovation, life cycle assessment and other sustainability metrics, and sustainable additive manufacturing.  He wrote the OECD’s recommendations for green 3D printing policy, and has contributed to six books on sustainable design, including Worldchanging: A User's Guide for the 21st Century. He has authored or co-authored several online courses, including VentureWell’s Tools for Design and Sustainability, Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Institute’s training for certification, and the Autodesk Sustainability Workshop.  

He created the Whole System Mapping sustainable design method, and created StreetNatureScore.com, which used 11 billion datapoints of satellite imagery to provide nature scores for any address in the US.  While in the green building industry, he contributed to the design and specification of ten buildings in California, Massachusetts, and Hawaii.  He designed the first version of the biomimicry database that is now AskNature.org 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%".  Formerly a physicist, he paid for a year of design school by helping to engineer the passive hydraulic vibration isolation system of the Nobel-prize winning Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO).


  • 2012 - 2017
    PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of California Berkeley
  • 2000 - 2003
    M.Eng, Product Design, Stanford University
  • 1991 - 1995
    BA, Physics, Reed College 


  • Jul 2001 - present
    Faludi Design, Principal (Sustainable design strategy consulting).
  • Sep 2017 – Sep 2019
    Dartmouth College Thayer School of Engineering, Assistant Professor.
  • Jan 2008 – Sep 2017
    Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Adjunct Faculty.
  • Dec 2007 – Dec 2010
    Project FROG, Sustainability Research Manager.
  • Apr 2004 – Dec 2010
    Worldchanging, Contributing Editor.
  • Sep 2007 – Apr 2010
    Stanford University, Lecturer.
  • 2003 – 2006
    Rocky Mountain Institute, Research Fellowship, Consultant.
  • Sep 1997 – Jun 2000
    Applied Materials, Technical Trainer Instructor.

Lectures and/or coaches students on:

  • Sustainable design methods
  • Green 3D printing
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Smart products for a circular economy

Secondary employment

  • Faludi Design, Principal.
  • Dartmouth College, Adjunct Faculty.

Books contributed to:

The Next Production Revolution: Implications for Governments and Business, Chapter 5

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

Published in 2017.

Worldchanging: A user’s Guide to the 21st Century

Edited by Alex Steffen.
1st ed. 2006, 2nd ed. 2011.

Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Design

Edited by Rachel Beth Egenhoefer.
Published by Routledge in 2017.

Packaging Sustainability

By Wendy Jedlicka.
Published by Wiley & Sons in 2009.

Sustainable Graphic Design

By Wendy Jedlicka.
Published by Wiley & Sons in 2009.

Eco-Labels: Concerns and Experiences

By Asha Joshi.
Published by ICFAI University Press in 2008.