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material flows and software by ifu Hamburg

Integrating Sustainability and Productivity

Our perfectly fitting software solutions analyze and optimize your
material and energy flows. Our portfolio:

  • Energy Efficiency and Resource Efficiency
  • LCA and Carbon Footprinting
  • Carbon Management and Sustainability Management
  • Environmental Information Systems

Life cycle assessment

Software Solution for Life Cycle Assessment, Eco-Efficiency Analysis or Carbon Footprints

Consultants, companies and scientists worldwide rely on the software Umberto in LCA, Eco Efficiency analysis or even carbon footprinting. They have realized the connection between sustainability and productivity is best supported by our solutions.

Sankey Diagrams the easy way with software by ifu Hamburg

Create Process Maps and Visualize Material Flows with No. 1 Software for Sankey Diagrams

Save time – it's easy to create Sankey diagrams for material, energy and cost flows. With e!Sankey, you can also adapt your diagrams to your requirements in no time.



  • ifu Hamburg consulting

    We support your sustainable development by offering consulting and training. Our analysis of material and energy flows optimizes  production systems, increasing efficiency and reducing environmental impact.

  • ifu Hamburg software development

    We work with our clients at every stage of software development to ensure our solutions are a perfect fit. You can also rely on our expertise to customize and integrate Umberto and e!Sankey for SAP and other ERP systems.

  • ifu Hamburg trainings

    We provide trainings for our software solutions, the related methdologies and concepts. For more information on dates, details and conditions please visit our training pages.


  • About our Blog

    Are you interested in topics like life cycle assessment, carbon footprinting, energy management or life cycle engineering? If so we recommmend our Blog. We would like you not only to read but to discuss as well. Thus, we invite you to comment on our articles from your perspective and your experiences.


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