Sustainable Design:
 
- Learn from Natural Systems: Zero-Waste, Imitation, Coöperation
- Conserve Energy and Natural Recources: Prefer Renewables
- Keep Users Healthy and Save
- Protect the Ecosystem
- Take Care of Future Generations

 
Ecological Design:
 
Design with consideration of the impact of the design product on the environment during its complete life cycle
(Cradle-to-Cradle Principle).
 

Biophilic Design:
 
Create a connection between nature and the users of the design to enhance their wellbeing:

- by bringing nature physically indoors
- by making use of natural occurring cycles and fluctuations
- by imitating natural phenomena to stimulate the senses