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ifu Hamburg calculates Carbon Footprint on behalf of EWE Energy

Carbon Footprint calculation of a roof construction by German company Holzbau Janssen.

According to the signs of the time the German company for woodwork "Janssen Holzbau GmbH" believes in the economic and ecologic advantages of sustainability. Thus, the carbon footprint of a roof construction has been calculated with the focus on possible improvements for the energy management.

The EWE Energie AG initiated this project as they have enlarged their portfolio by several energy analysis services. The ifu Hamburg GmbH calculated the carbon footprint according to PAS 2050 Standard and the more general guidelines of ISO 14040, ISO 14044 for Life Cycle Assessment.

The result demonstrates the ecologic advantage of wood as a building material. But furthermore it is proof for the measurements Holzbau Janssen had already implemented to improve its carbon balance, e. g. usage of climate neutral, eco-friendly electricity, before the current calculation was done. 

Click here for an article by the Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung (in German).


Umberto Trainings in Q3/Q4 2014

ifu Hamburg has just published their training calendar for the second half of 2014. Among the trainings offered are practical 2-day Umberto NXT software trainings for all versions of the Umberto product family Umberto NXT CO2Umberto NXT...



ecoinvent v3 and GaBi LCI: Use both databases in parallel in Umberto NXT

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InReff resource efficiency research project

Eva Zieschang from Pforzheim University has presented 'Resource efficiency-oriented optimization of material flow networks in chemical process engineering' at the CIRP LCE 2014 conference in Trondheim/Norway. This paper describes some of...



'Know the Flow' - running for a good cause

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Program of Umberto User Workshop available now

On September 16/17, 2014 efficiency experts as well as for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) practitioners will meet for the 19th Umberto User Workshop in Hamburg. The program of the workshop has now been published and registrations are...