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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).


Report from the 19. Umberto User Workshop (cont.)

While on the first day of the 19th Umberto User Workshops emphasis had been on projects from process engineering and resource efficiency, the second day had a strong focus on the use of Umberto NXT in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)...



And the winner is...

The ninth Umberto Student Award was awarded during the 19th Umberto User Workshop in Hamburg. Every year ifu Hamburg GmbH honors the three best student theses, where Umberto has been used as a software tool.André Paschetag (Technical...



Report from the 19th Umberto User Workshop

Some 40 users of the software Umberto met on September 16/17, 2014 for the 19th Umberto User Workshop in Hamburg. This annual meeting of Umberto users is a fine opportunity to present projects where Umberto has been used, to network and to...



Putting it to the test: Umberto Usability Experiment

ifu Hamburg has teamed up with HTW Berlin's UxLab unit to run a usability test for Umberto NXT. Taking opportunity of the gathering of many Umberto users for the annual workshop in Hamburg (Sep 16/17) selected users will work with...



ecoinvent v3 Training on Sept 18, 2014 in Hamburg

The next ecoinvent methodology training will be held on September 18, 2014 in Hamburg. In this compact 1-day training course participants will learn about the underlying data format (ecoSpold v2) and gain insight on how the LCI datasets...